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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.

TSO concertmasters take reins for 'The Four Seasons'

Published Feb. 22 2019

The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra's March 2 concert provides concertmasters a venue to show their talents not only with chosen instruments,...

Shakespeare troupe returns with 'Antigone'

Published Feb. 22 2019

A bit of comedy, a late Shakespeare classic and Greek tragedy all combine for American Shakespeare Center's annual visit to...

Pace presents DuBois living history performance

Published Feb. 22 2019

Saturday afternoon at the P.J. Ahern Home provides an opportunity to experience a living history program focusing on W.E.B. DuBois.

Navy band serves up stirring program of patriotic music

Published Feb. 22 2019

With roughly nine decades of experience, the U.S. Navy Concert Band celebrates stirring patriotic music Tuesday with a concert at...

Still the 'king'

Published Feb. 16 2019

Growing up to be the "King of Grownfolks Music" is a satisfying accolade for Texarkana's Southern soul artist Avail Hollywood,...

MCT busy with bluegrass, Lee Ann Womack, more

Published Feb. 15 2019

LINDEN, Texas—Music City Texas Theater's schedule for the first half of 2019 brings bluegrass, a county star and swing music...

'Super' art on display at RAC

Published Feb. 15 2019

Art is for everyone to create, including those who face the unique challenges of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

'Peter Pan' lands in Hope—on ice skates

Published Feb. 15 2019

HOPE, Ark.—Find Neverland on skates when "Peter Pan and Friends on Ice" arrives at the Hempstead Hall stage on Friday,...

African-American art: Diverse visions, media at art show

Published Feb. 9 2019

With the subtitle "The Journey Continues," a new exhibit showcasing artists of color at the Regional Arts Center exemplifies a...

Soulfest celebrates traditional African-American music

Published Feb. 7 2019

Roughly 150 singers coming together to celebrate great music composed by African-Americans—that's the theme for Soulfest on Sunday at the...

Downtown event gets a new name

Published Feb. 7 2019

There's a new name to the monthly art market downtown at the 1894 City Market, but visitors will still find...

Cody Jinks returns for Perot show

Published Feb. 7 2019

A steadily rising star in Texas country music, Cody Jinks is making a Perot Theatre stop soon, an indicator he's...

TCM Oscar films series includes silent movie starring Texarkana native

Published Feb. 7 2019

As part of the Turner Classic Movies lead up to the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 31 Days of Oscar...

Ailey dancers bring passion, honesty to the Perot stage

Published Feb. 1 2019

A dozen young, top dancers bring dynamic beauty to the stage when the dance company Ailey II performs at the...

'Curious Incident' happens on stage

Published Feb. 1 2019

TexRep concludes the season with a fascinating mystery of sorts, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" Feb....

Local dog show this weekend

Published Feb. 1 2019

It may not be the dog days of summer, but the Kennel Club of Texarkana will present the 2019 annual...

TC music program puts focus on African-American composers

Published Feb. 1 2019

A Texarkana College music program Wednesday puts the focus on composers who may not be as celebrated as others, but...

Mindful Gifts

Published Jan. 26 2019

Some people give and want their name in the program, the recognition in the newspaper, the brick to commemorate the...

Art show honors student's memory

Published Jan. 25 2019

Celebrating a student's life and raising money for future art endeavors, that's the theme for an art show at Texas...

TSO, Loh go with Brahms, Rachmaninoff

Published Jan. 25 2019

For the visiting conductor and visiting guest artist, the upcoming Texarkana Symphony Orchestra concert provides an opportunity for something new.