Crockett's Pineywoods Fine Arts Association will host performers - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Crockett's Pineywoods Fine Arts Association will host performers from Malaysia

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

Every year, the Pineywoods Fine ArtsAssociation looks at bringing some of the best acts they can get to theCrockett Area, and next year they will be working with a very special program.

At Wednesday's Crockett AreaChamber of Commerce luncheon, it was announced that they will be part of a fourcity tour that over the next year will be hosting performers from Malaysia.

The events will be in music, film, and performing arts, and they will be showcasingthe Muslim culture from the country.

In the Fall of 2014, the "Diplomats of Drum" will be coming to townfor a week. In the winter, the area will host filmmaker Pete Teo, famous forhis film "15Malaysia". In the spring of 2015, East Texans can enjoy the "WayangKuilt: The Shadow Play of Kelantan."

"This is a project aboutsharing culture not religion," tour manager Adam Perry said. "It's not aboutproselytizing or people coming into your town preaching about Islam. It's aboutpeople from Malaysia coming and singing their songs. It's about people comingfrom Malaysia and showing their films."

The program is being produced by Arts Midwest.

For more information on the upcoming tour, visit artsmidwest.org.

Copyright 2014 KTRE. All rightsreserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Lufkin's Community Food Drive built on woman's legacy

    Lufkin's Community Food Drive built on woman's legacy

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:28 PM EST2017-11-19 02:28:07 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    The Community Food Drive in Lufkin is special to some because of the large amount of people it brings together from all walks of life.  "It's just like so many different people, very diverse," said volunteer, Priscilla Gonzalez. "It's just kind of cool to see all these people coming together to do one thing." For others, like Keith Kennedy, it's all about the service being provided to the greater community. "They're in miracle territory,...More >>
    The Community Food Drive in Lufkin is special to some because of the large amount of people it brings together from all walks of life.  "It's just like so many different people, very diverse," said volunteer, Priscilla Gonzalez. "It's just kind of cool to see all these people coming together to do one thing." For others, like Keith Kennedy, it's all about the service being provided to the greater community. "They're in miracle territory,...More >>
  • East Texas seasonal hires may have helped lower statewide unemployment rate

    East Texas seasonal hires may have helped lower statewide unemployment rate

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:26 PM EST2017-11-18 00:26:00 GMT

    According to the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment rate has fallen to a 3.9 percent since  In East Texas some holiday job openings have helped that percentage grow.  During March Target finished a 3.5 million dollar remodel that brought in new product lines. “We've actually added new positions and we've been able to accommodate additional hires because our business has escalated since then,” said store team leader, Kris Hoephner. This addition to the Ta...

    More >>

    According to the Texas Workforce Commission, unemployment rate has fallen to a 3.9 percent since  In East Texas some holiday job openings have helped that percentage grow.  During March Target finished a 3.5 million dollar remodel that brought in new product lines. “We've actually added new positions and we've been able to accommodate additional hires because our business has escalated since then,” said store team leader, Kris Hoephner. This addition to the Ta...

    More >>
  • Lufkin STEM program plant trees at local schools

    Lufkin STEM program plant trees at local schools

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-11-18 00:25:00 GMT
    Source: KTRESource: KTRE

    The 7th grade, STEM program from Lufkin joined up with some of the senior STEM students and spent their Friday, morning, planting trees at Burley Primary and Slack Elementary Schools. 

    More >>

    The 7th grade, STEM program from Lufkin joined up with some of the senior STEM students and spent their Friday, morning, planting trees at Burley Primary and Slack Elementary Schools. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly