Jefferson's Opera House Theatre Players Casting Call
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Marion County Chamber of Commerce Announcement

Jeffersons Opera House Theatre Players is still casting a few roles for upcoming roles in the musical-comedy "Gigi".

The musical is based on a novel by the French writer Collette and is set in 1890s Paris.  With music by Lerner and

Lowe, the show is one of the most beautiful ever mounted by the composer-lyricist team but subsequently got

"lost" after their hit "My Fair Lady" appeared on stage and in film.  Only recently has a new production been mounted

and is currently running on Broadway.  According to theatre director Marcia Thomas, "we were extremely lucky to

get permission to do this show when we did.  I had no idea it would be playing on Broadway. Normally the company

that maintains the rights to these shows will not allow groups to do the same show that is playing Broadway".  She

added that the theatre is still casting for a few roles for the show that will be produced July 2, 3 and 4 in the

Transportation-Tourist building. 

 

Previously cast in the production is the role of Gigi that will be played by Hannah Howard and Gaston that will be

portrayed by Zach Phillips.  The roles of Mamacita is played by Penny Mann and Alicia by Penny Tackett.  There

are several smaller roles that will be played by theatre regulars Kayleigh Seavey, Wessley Carter, Sara Davis, Mike

Davis, Jonathan Elms, and a newcomer Carmen Bradley.

 

Rehearsals for the production will begin on Sunday, May 31, when a read-through and listen to the music suession

will be held.  Anyone interested in being a part of the production on stage or off should contact Ms. Thomas at

903-665-2310 a soon as possible.

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TEXAS COUNTRY CHANTEUSE KASEY LANSDALE TO PERFORM AT THE TOYOTA TEXAS BASS CLASSIC
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KASEY LANSDALE
KASEY LANSDALE
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TEXAS COUNTRY CHANTEUSE KASEY LANSDALE TO PERFORM AT THE 
TOYOTA TEXAS BASS CLASSIC IN QUITMAN, TX ON MONDAY, MAY 25 
ALONG WITH JOE NICHOLS AND RODNEY ADKINS
Performing on the Texas Country Stage sponsored by KMOO 99.9
 
 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  KMOO presents soulful songstress Kasey Lansdale on the Texas Country Stage at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic in Quitman, Tx. this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Lansdale, who was recently nominated for Best New Female Artist at the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards, will be joining other country artists including Joe Nichols and Rodney Atkins and is set to perform at 2:15 p.m. 

Her “Sorry Ain’t Enough” music video premiered on ZUUS Country, with features on Yallwire and GACTV.com,giving viewers an exclusive look inside the historic Cash Cabin studio. The humorous and lighthearted video was directed and produced by Phillip Guzman and the award-winning Texas-based company Incendiary Features. Guzman has also produced music videos for Texas Country sensations such as Eli Young Band (“Skeletons”), Kevin Fowler (“Here’s to Me and You”) and Bart Crow (“If I Go I’m Goin’”). The “Sorry Ain’t Enough” single debuted at #4 on MPE’s Most Downloaded and Streamed Songs, only behind Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, and Brantley Gilbert, and also landed at #14 on the Hot Disc UK International Chart.

Additionally, Lansdale’s music has been featured in a variety of films, including Cold in July, which starred the award-winning actor, Michael C. Hall from the Showtime hit series, Dexter, with her songs “Back of My Smile” and “Foolin Around,” and the film Christmas with the Dead.

Who: Kasey Lansdale
What: Toyota Texas Bass Classic
When: Monday, May 25
Where: Lake Fork, Quitman, TX
Tickets: Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ABOUT KASEY LANSDALE:

Produced by Grammy award-winner John Carter Cash, Kasey Lansdale is a Country Blues artist from small-town Nacogdoches, Texas. Already an accomplished songwriter and author, her music is featured in the new films, "Cold in July," starring award-winning actor, Michael C. Hall of the Showtime hit series "Dexter"; and in "Christmas with the Dead," where she made her first big screen debut portraying Ella, the protagonist's wife. For the most up-to-date news and tour dates, please visit:www.kaseylansdale.com.
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TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

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Mustang Island State Park Grows by 690 Acres, Benefits from 100-Acre Adjacent Protected Land
by TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
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Land Acquisition, Conservation Easement Result from Pollution Settlement

AUSTIN -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a 690-acre land acquisition that increases the size of Mustang Island State Park near Corpus Christi to 4,783 acres. In addition, the commission agreed to accept a 100-acre conservation easement donation adjacent to the park.

Both land actions result from the settlement of a pollution mitigation case brought in 2005 against Asarco and Encycle, which operated smelting and waste management facilities that discharged pollutants into upper Corpus Christi Bay for more than 60 years. The Texas Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) trustees awarded a portion of the settlement funds to buy the two tracts. Besides TPWD, the other trustees are the Texas General Land Office and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The TPW Commission authorized the purchase of the 690-acre tract in August 2014 and the transaction was finalized in October.

The 100-acre tract adjacent to Mustang Island State Park is being purchased by the Nature Conservancy-Texas Chapter and the terms of the acquisition require that a conservation easement be held by TPWD to assure the land is managed in perpetuity for conservation of coastal habitats and natural resources. With this acquisition, the state park is now connected to the 300-acre Francine Cohn Preserve, owned and managed by the conservancy. Both parties have long wanted to connect the park and the preserve with a conservation corridor.

Mustang Island State Park opened to the public in 1979. The park straddles Mustang Island, with more than five miles of beach fronting on the Gulf of Mexico, and the back side of the park extending to the shores of Corpus Christi Bay. Mustang Island has developed rapidly in recent years, and few opportunities remain to enlarge the popular state park for visitors and wildlife. The largest opportunity was the 690-acre property known as the Facey Tract on the north end of the park running from Highway 361 to Corpus Christi Bay, with a half mile of boundary in common with the park. The coastal conservation community worked for more than a decade seeking the means to acquire this tract for addition to the state park.

Information about Mustang Island State Park can be found online at http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island .

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