Coppell Arts Center sets opening weekend event – Cross Timbers Gazette | Southern Denton County | Flower Mound

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Coppell Arts Center — the multi-purpose state-of-the-art facility that will bring locally and nationally recognized music, dance, theater and visual arts performances and programs to North Texas — announced last week its official opening weekend celebration, “Takeoff: Arts and Music Festival,” has been scheduled for Sept. 9-12.

The festival will feature a headlining performance by Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth, according to a news release from the CAC. Takeoff Festival will commence on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. with an Art Sip & Stroll through Old Town Coppell that will conclude with

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Walk-in tattoo event gives local community a way to support victims of sexual assault

In an effort to raise money for victims of sexual assault, community members had their bodies marked with ink at the Still Not Asking For It tattoo flash event on Sunday.

Sexual assault victims and their allies gathered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at La Grande Tattoo located at 1820 NE 2nd St., to choose one of 23 tattoo designs. 

Kristyn Lopez, a UF art education graduate student and tattoo artist, co-owns the shop with her husband Jesus Lopez. The shop opened in March, making the Still Not Asking For It event its first formal appearance to the community.

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Artists for San Angelo’s 2021 En Plein Air event to be revealed Friday

There will be red carpet and spotlights, champagne, charcuterie and chocolate. Cameras will roll as guests arrive in their artsiest outfits. And of course, there will be drama and suspense.

On Friday, June 11, the artists for the 2021 EnPleinAirTEXAS event will be announced Oscar-style at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Guests to the museum will be face-to-face in the Oscar-style setting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. “The Envelope, Please” is the reveal of 30 artists chosen to come to San Angelo in October to paint “en plein air,” the French term for painting outdoors.  

EnPleinAirTexas organizer Barbara

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Rockford’s 4th of July event schedule released

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford’s 4th of July event schedule has been released.

Main roads in and around downtown will begin to shut down at 3:30 p.m. for the parade. Several hundred motorcycles will lead off the parade route at 4:40 p.m. with the main parade beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The parade route will form on 7th Street and 6th, 5th, and 4th Avenues. The route will proceed north on 7th Street to State Street and West on State Street, crossing bridge and continuing down State until Church Street.

At 4:00 p.m., The Davis Park Box Office opens for families

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Live music, extreme art, special needs event

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story gave incorrect information on the upcoming Columbia County Summer Beach Blast. The event is not this weekend, but scheduled for June 12. The story has been updated.

What’s ahead for the weekend? A funk music performance in North Augusta, Augusta Common will see some extreme art that gives back to military personnel, and Aiken County children with special needs will get to have fun with first responders. Here are more details on these festivities and other events around the Augusta area:

“Art of War” tribute event

Forging Infinite Xcellence is holding a

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Bronx Youth Empowerment Program Engages Youth Through Art & Music during Annual Event

The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program will be hosting its 15th Youth Speaks 2021 forum on Wednesday, May 19, at 4 p.m. According to organizers, this year’s forum will be centered on music and art, as program participants will be joined by a dynamic guest panel.


It will include Tara Wallace of Love and Hip-Hop New York; MC Sha Rock, the first female rapper and MC of Hip-Hop culture; Valerie Simpson, legendary songwriter, music producer, singer and performer; and Kylerr Bucano, social media manager of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum.


Aside from the discussions on music and art, Youth Speaks is a

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