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North Lamar Art Student Receives Congressional Recognition

North Lamar Art Student Receives Congressional Recognition

North Lamar High School junior Sarah Mijares, a student in Lena Spencer’s AP Art class, has been chosen as a top-ten finalist for the “People’s Choice” award in the Fourth District of Texas Congressional Art Competition. Representatives from Congressman John Ratcliffe’s office, Katie...

05/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Genealogical Society presents Dr. Phillip Rutherford

Lamar County Genealogical Society presents Dr. Phillip Rutherford

Dr. Phillip R. Rutherford will give a presentation on his latest book, Near Paradise: The History of Roxton, Texas, to the Lamar County Genealogical Society on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Dr. Rutherford was born in Lamar County, the son of Dorine (White) and Phillip Z. Rutherford, both of...

05/03/2016 by eparisextra.com
PHS theater department presents Brothers Grimm Spectacular

PHS theater department presents Brothers Grimm Spectacular

Pictured:  Daniel Gamino playing a very confused dwarf who always wanted to be Snow White The Brothers Grimm Spectacular is directed by Senior Maggie Maxwell this short play attempts to recreate all 2019 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast paced extravaganza. To...

05/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar Wins DSM Award

North Lamar Wins DSM Award

The cast and directors from North Lamar High School’s fall production of Mary Poppins won the Best Ensemble Award at the 5th Annual Dallas Summer Musical (DSM) High School Musical Theatre Awards.  North Lamar was nominated for eight out of sixteen categories and learned of their award at the...

04/16/2016 by Greg Higgins
Innovation showcased at PJC’s second New Works Festival

Innovation showcased at PJC’s second New Works Festival

The second annual New Works Festival at Paris Junior College opens April 14 with the theme of “Pyro Playfest: Deep in the Heart of Texas.” The festival will be held in the Ray Karrer Theater at 7:30 p.m., April 14-17, and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17.  PJC New Works...

04/12/2016 by eParisExtra
Downtown Community Park grand opening set for April 23, 2016

Downtown Community Park grand opening set for April 23, 2016

Construction of Paris’ Downtown Community Park is near completion after a vision began more than two years ago to transform a parking lot into a haven all could enjoy.  A grand opening to celebrate the completion of this community-wide project is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April...

04/12/2016 by eParisExtra
Auditions for Children of Eden - Paris Community Theatre

Auditions for Children of Eden - Paris Community Theatre

From musical theatre greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business in Children of Eden.   This is an expansive and ambitious musical, the original production used a...

04/02/2016 by eParisExtra
PCT's Production of

PCT's Production of "Chicago" Opens Thursday Night

The Paris Community Theatre will open “Chicago” on Thursday, March 31st, and it will run through April 10th. “Chicago” takes place in the “roaring twenties” Chicago,  and tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who vie for the spotlight and the...

03/30/2016 by eParisExtra
PCT Holds Auditions for

PCT Holds Auditions for "Children of Eden"

The Paris Community Theatre will be holding auditions for “Children of Eden” on Monday April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm at the PCT Brown Centre for Creative Arts. The Stephen Schwartz musical is  directed by Will Walker  and will run June 16 – 26, 2016. Based on the...

03/29/2016 by eParisExtra
Auditions for

Auditions for "Children of Eden" at PCT

Auditions for the play “Children of Eden” will be held on April 4th and 5th at the PCT Brown Centre for the Creative Arts. The play will be directed by Will Walker and runs June 16-26, 2016.  It is sponsored by Edward Jones; Donnarosa Ag Enterprises, L.L.C.; and Malnory...

03/19/2016 by eParisExtra
Musical

Musical "Chicago" Coming to PCT

The musical “Chicago” will be coming to the Paris Community Theatre March 31-April 10th. The musical is set in the roaring twenties Chicago and tells the tale of murderess chorine Roxie Hart. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie...

03/17/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Presents One Act Play Monday Night

PHS Presents One Act Play Monday Night

The Paris High Theater Department presents its UIL District 15-4A One Act Play entry, Dark Road, in a special community performance on Monday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Paris Junior High Weger Auditorium. Admission is $5, and patrons are urged to arrive early for a good seat. The cast and crew...

02/25/2016 by eParisExtra

"Love Letters" Not to be Missed

You realize right away when you walk into the new 1st Street Studios that you are entering something cool, different and hip. The stage is set up in a large “black box” studio and there are couches, comfortable chairs and tables scattered around the dark, airy space that allow you...

02/12/2016 by eParisExtra
The PCT Off Plaza Play

The PCT Off Plaza Play "Love Letters" opens this Thursday, February 11th

This Off-Plaza production is going to be totally different and totally cool. The show will be held at 1st Street Studio, located at 14 1st St SE. The atmosphere will be relaxed and inviting, so bring your favorite sweetheart or a group of close friends. Thursday, Friday and Saturday showing...

02/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Pyro Playfest:

Pyro Playfest: "Deep in the Heart of Texas"

Paris Junior College Department of Drama is looking for new works to consider for its upcoming 2nd Annual New Play Festival – Pyro Playfest: “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” The new play festival will be April 14-17, 2016. They are seeking 20 minute or less, unpublished plays...

02/07/2016 by eParisExtra
PCT Looking for Musicians for CHICAGO

PCT Looking for Musicians for CHICAGO

Paris Community Theatre is looking for a few more instrument players to complete the band ensemble for Chicago the Musical, which will be presented in April. They are  looking for two trumpet players, a pianist and a sax player. If you’re interested please contact PCT at 903.784.0259...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
PCT Off Plaza Production of the play

PCT Off Plaza Production of the play "Love Letters"

The Paris Community Theatre is presenting an Off Plaza production of the play “Love Letters” just in time for Valentine’s Day. The play will be nightly February 11, 2016 – February 14, 2016 at 7:30pm.  All performances will be held at the new 1st Street Studio (on 1st...

01/27/2016 by eParisExtra
Weekend Events in Paris, Texas

Weekend Events in Paris, Texas

There’s always a reason to come downtown on the weekends in Paris.  This weekend you can hear live music, see live theatre or come to a comedy show. On Friday at 9pm is comedian Jon Stringer performing at LMAO Comedy. Tickets are available at Olive Paris or online at www.lmaotexas.com or...

01/21/2016 by eParisExtra
“Defying Gravity” Is a Soaring Tribute to the Challenger

“Defying Gravity” Is a Soaring Tribute to the Challenger

“Defying Gravity” is Jane Anderson’s 1997 comedic and heartwarming tribute to the crew of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger STS 51-L mission. The PCT production of “Defying Gravity” is presented through the generous sponsorship of Louise W. Hagood and through special arrangement with...

01/14/2016 by eParisExtra
Baseball Exhibit Coming to Valley of the Caddo Museum

Baseball Exhibit Coming to Valley of the Caddo Museum

Valley of the Caddo Museum is switching out their current exhibits and adding a baseball exhibit. The museum is going to have a baseball exhibit on the Texas League on loan from the Plano Interurban Railroad Museum. They will be supplementing this exhibit with local pictures and...

01/04/2016 by eParisExtra