FRED! Monthly Archives: May 2018

Pat Green: Making Waves

Twenty-five years after starting out as a “weekend warrior,” Pat Green is a weekend warrior again. Only now it pays much better. “I’m the luckiest fool that ever walked on two legs,” said the Texas singer/songwriter during an interview about … Continue reading

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Being Ann

No matter which political primary you prefer, you can’t deny Ann Richards brought a true Texas persona to the Governor’s office. That is what actress Libby Villari portrays in the nationally-touring one-woman show ANN, by Holland Taylor, presented at Ingram’s … Continue reading

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Luckenbach: A door to the 70s

It is iconic. Especially for a door. Come back with me to 1973. A relative newcomer to the music scene named Jerry Jeff Walker decided to record a live album at a little town in Texas called Luckenbach. That record … Continue reading

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No-Kill Community: Fredericksburg Visioning Report

excerpts [Vision Statement + “No-Kill Community” statements] from May 16, 2018 Community Visioning / Government Committee report: GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE VISION STATEMENT Make Fredericksburg an oasis of celebration, innovation and excellence. No-Kill Community for Animals Vision: Make the City of Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Sally Clark poetry: Fruits of the Spirit – Faithful Bananas

    No guile in the banana, what you see is what you eat, raw-green or over-ripe brown, these yellowing sickle-shaped truth-tellers grow in encouraging bunches atop waving stalks of faithfulness.     Author’s Notes: This poem appears on my … Continue reading

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Kathy Mattea: Finding her voice

I was surprised when Kathy Mattea told me that to find her voice, she had to stop being “Kathy Mattea.” What did that mean? “It’s what I tell my students: do people feel something when you sing this song? Can … Continue reading

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