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  • El Corazon means the heart. Its image is derived from Card 27 from a Mexican bingo game known as Loteria. The image of the heart has often been used as a symbol in Mexican and Latin American Art. El Corazon (the heart) can serve as a symbol for courage, spirit, love, affection, compassion, sympathy, or as a term of endearment. Artists have approached the heart also as an expression of burden, whimsy, broken, sentimental, devotion, and sacred or divine love.
  • The story once again follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she struggles to stay alive following her escape from the arena and her second Hunger Games in Catching Fire.
  • The Christmas Tree Farm Band will be at the Lake Bonham Hoedown Showplace, Dec 5. Also appearing that night will be Joan Kelton and the Shades of Bluegrass, By Faith Alone and Lloyd Robertson.
  • Kidz Krew director Anne Genung and her colorful cast of characters. photo by Sandy Barber
  • Gabe Parker, Holden Webster and Dakkota Foster star in the 80-minute, three-cast member production of 'Art' at Grayson College Nov. 21-23. The funny dialogue explores friendship from many angles. This production will also be the College’s entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
  • On Sunday, November 23, the play begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available in advance at the Creative Arts Center and at the door.
  • (L-R) Dakkota Foster, Gabe Parker and Holden Webster, the cast of 'Art'
  • Saturday, Nov. 22, Tanner Young from Colbert, OK, will be playing some old country, bluegrass and gospel at the Lake Bonham Hoedown Showplace.
  • Bah! Humbug! A McKinney area tradition continues as McKinney Repertory Theatre begins rehearsals for its annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens adapted by Dr. Andrew Harris. The show is being presented in the Courtroom Theatre at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) with both daytime and evening performances. Scott Winchester as Ebeneezer Scrooge. photo by Kim Farrar
  • It has been twenty years since the Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey first played to the lowest common denominator in Dumb and Dumber. Though Daniels certainly held his own as one half of the dimwitted duo (as a matter of fact, the film wouldn’t have worked without the excellent chemistry of both actors), the film was often seen as a vehicle for Carrey, who was quickly becoming one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
  • On Friday, November 21, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Harmony House Concerts introduces native-born Texas singer-songwriter Allie Farris, who currently lives in Nashville and is quickly becoming a "rising star." In fact, this concert had to be pushed back a week after Allie was invited to play at Lincoln Center in New York City.
  • This past weekend brought not one, but two new films that made over $50 million in their debut. Their numbers were pretty close, so I’ve decided to review them both.