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Aaron Brand (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7640
E-mail: abrand@texarkanagazette.com
Aaron Brand has been a reporter at the Texarkana Gazette since 2002. He covers the arts, entertainment and features for the Gazette. His stories appear in the Accent pages of the newspaper's Friday and Sunday editions. A Chicago-area native and Cubs fan, Aaron has also lived in rural Indiana and Pacific Northwest cities including Portland, Ore. He studied English and received a Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College, then earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. His poetry has been published in various literary journals, and past work experience includes social work and teaching English composition at the college and university levels.

TRAHC season: Music, dance and 'The Sounds of Zamar'

Published Jul. 21 2018

The upcoming Perot Theatre Series for 2018-2019 includes star power with the most famous flute player in the world, a...

Texarkanime convention coming to town

Published Jul. 20 2018

Hot on the heels of Ark-La-Tex Comic Con and HYPECON comes another geek-positive convention, Texarkanime on Saturday, July 28, and...

SWAAC and Hempstead Hall partner for the arts

Published Jul. 20 2018

HOPE, Ark.—The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council and Hempstead Hall have announced the next season of shows they'll bring to the...

Dale Watson bringing 'Ameripolitan' to MCT

Published Jul. 20 2018

LINDEN, Texas—Music City Texas Theater hosts a true purveyor of old country-style new music on Saturday night with Dale Watson...

TSO season shines with music, friends

Published Jul. 14 2018

There's no all-encompassing theme to the upcoming 2018-2019 Texarkana Symphony Orchestra season, but the first concert, "Musical Friends," gives an...

Texarkana Regional Chorale season an eclectic lineup

Published Jul. 12 2018

The Texarkana Regional Chorale has another season of fine choral music ahead with rehearsals starting in August and a first...

Brisco's new exhibit features new directions

Published Jul. 12 2018

"Immersed," the new Nicole Brisco art exhibit sees this Texarkana artist explore new directions with her work.

MoRR closing for two weeks; new exhibit

Published Jul. 12 2018

IDABEL, Okla.—The Museum of the Red River will close for two weeks because of work being done to the museum's...

Lots of hot air at balloon event

Published Jul. 12 2018

Hot air balloons will bring grace and beauty to the skies above Shreveport and Bossier City through the weekend.

Blues music on tap at Saturday Trade Days

Published Jul. 12 2018

A summertime Saturday might have you singing the blues downtown.

SNAP recipients get reduced admission at local museums

Published Jul. 12 2018

People who receive SNAP food assistance are now eligible for reduced admission at Texarkana Museums System's four downtown museums.

Arrow rockin' with 10 bands Saturday

Published Jul. 5 2018

The Arrow Bar in downtown Texarkana hosts a rarity on Saturday: an all-day festival with 10 local and regional acts...

Visualizing the artists

Published Jul. 5 2018

The 1894 Gallery downtown will hold a special show Friday, July 13, where artists will showcase how they see their...

Wands, potions & more

Published Jul. 5 2018

Just in time for the Harry Potter 20th anniversary and J.K. Rowling's birth month, wizardry and witchcraft skills are wanted...

Stuff the Bus fundraiser pairs beer with running

Published Jul. 5 2018

Drink up to stuff the bus—that's the Saturday plan soon.

ARTpark project puts art on the pavement

Published Jun. 30 2018

HOPE, Ark.—Step lively when you're downtown in Hope, for you just might need to glance down and look at the...

Perot bringing you all the Newsboys

Published Jun. 29 2018

Extending the popular "Newsboys United Tour" into the summer months means an iconic Christian rock band appears tonight at Texarkana's...

Sparks fly Saturday at Fairgrounds

Published Jun. 29 2018

Texarkana's annual Sparks in the Park festivities celebrate the Independence Day holiday with fireworks, music and much more at the...

Racers vie for PurpleHull Pea glory in Emerson

Published Jun. 29 2018

EMERSON, Ark.—Annually on the dusty dirt fields of glory, a fierce competition brings out the crafty ingenuity and tiller time...

Collin Raye reflects on 'XXV'

Published Jun. 23 2018

Hometown country music hero Collin Raye finds himself at a time in life where reflecting on his past comes naturally.