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Video: ‘Don’t Leave Me’ festival brings first ever Texas pop punk concert

The first annual ‘Don’t Leave Me Festival’ was a showcase of 10 pop punk bands from across Texas, held on October 30. The JMC Network got an up-close look at this year’s feature band, ‘We live like thieves”. Video/editing by Tori Aldana

The Netflix Fix: Odd Thomas

NR (suggested PG-13), 1HR. 37 MINS. Odd Thomas is a campy mystery comedy that blends a touch of humor with a touch of horror. Thomas, played by Anton Yelchin (Fright Night, Star Trek: Into Darkness) is a short-order cook who is clairvoyant and can see the spirits of the dead. Thomas uses his gift to […]

The Netflix Fix: Hector and the Search for Happiness

R, 2HR. Hector and the Search for Happiness takes its audience on a journey that is both heartwarming and thought provoking. We follow Hector, a perfectly normal in every way psychologist played by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) on his spontaneous journey to find what it means to be truly happy. […]

Things to do: DRI Pumpkin Patch

The Disability Resources Incorporated Pumpkin Patch is a must for every Abilenian to visit during the fall. The pumpkin patch is on the lawn of DRI’s campus, which is located at 3602 N Clack St. DRI is a non-profit organization that provides care for adults with developmental disabilities. The organization’s mission is, “to provide exceptional […]

ACU alumni, former roommates’ art showcased downtown

Former roommates and ACU alumni Nancy Boren and Jill Maxwell are the featured artists at the ACU gallery in downtown Abilene. The gallery is located at 1133 N. 2nd St., behind the Grace Museum, and is open during the week from Wednesday to Saturday 12-3 p.m. The show, titled “Iconic Figures,” will run Oct. 3 through […]

Video: ACU Theatre “Pops” into Homecoming

This year’s Homecoming musical is Mary Poppins. The production is based on the 1934 book by T.L Travers. The running dates of the production are October 16 -18, at the Abilene Civic Center.

It’s a jolly Homecoming with Mary

ACU Theatre is bringing the beloved Disney film and book Mary Poppins to the stage for this year’s Homecoming Musical. The musical is based on the Disney film of the same name, as well as the book by P.L Travers. Mary Poppins follows the adventures of a mysterious nanny who suddenly appears on the doorstep […]

Must-see bands at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2015

The first weekend of the Austin City Limits music festival begins Friday, Oct. 2, which means you are either skipping class Friday or are leaving as soon as the chapel speaker says, “You’re dismissed.” Huge mainstream artists like The Weeknd, Foo Fighters and Drake will be gracing the ACL stages, but here’s a list of […]

The Netflix Fix: Beyond the Lights

PG-13, 1 HR., 56 MINS From Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Love and Basketball, comes Beyond the Lights, the emotional rollercoaster of pop star Noni played by actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Noni has been working her entire life to have the life she has now, she wears designer clothes, has a rock star boyfriend and a promising […]

The Netflix Fix: Chef

R, 1HR., 55 MINS Jon Favreau who is known for box office hits like Elf and the Iron Man franchise, directs and stars in Chef, a movie that at its heart is about rediscovering one’s passion. Favreau appears alongside a star-studded cast that includes Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman. […]

Expire, local bands rock Abilene

Many pop punk and hardcore music fans found shelter from the rain inside the Rose Park Activity Building Sunday night. Expire, a hardcore-punk outfit from Milwaukee, was the headliner for the evening. Other bands who performed that evening were Kicking In, Martial Law, Heavens Final War, Dozer, We Live Like Thieves, Starve and Headlock. Max […]

Country artist Sam Riggs to play in Abilene

Austin-based country artist Sam Riggs will perform at The Patio at La Nueva Luna Friday. Riggs is a true Red Dirt artist whose musical influences include Garth Brooks and Ray Wylie Hubbard. His contemporary country-rock style has earned the up-and-comer a three-time spot on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10 hits, with two of his […]

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