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Myles Boch, playing Bernard, second from right, speaks to Debbie Cable Brown, playing Suzette, right, Ellen Faltermann, playing Suzanne, second from left, and Evan Clawson, playing Robert, during a rehearsal of "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Temple Civic Theater on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Mi…

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Ellen Faltermann, playing Suzanne, center, talks with Myles Boch, playing Bernard, while keeping Evan Clawson, playing Robert, in the background during a rehearsal of "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Temple Civic Theater on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Myles Boch, playing Bernard, front, and Evan Clawson, playing Robert, wrestle over a phone during a rehearsal of "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Temple Civic Theater on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Ellen Faltermann, playing Suzanne, and Myles Boch, playing Bernard, interact during a rehearsal of "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Temple Civic Theater on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Lincoln Durham’s cross-generational geniality must have roots in his musical start. His father and grandfather taught him to fiddle at age four. He took to it well, winning the Texas State Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. 

Durham switched to electric guitar as a teen and studied Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He nailed those two styles, added them to his toolbox and kept moving forward.

His dark lyrics and gothic anime music videos will attract some, repel others, of any age; but his instrumental and vocal skills are inarguable. 

He’s sort of a Johnny Depp-meets-Deep Ellum. Like Depp, he has vastly different looks: cute boy-next-door, cowboy, hipster, professor. Then there’s this diabolical publicity photo that almost smells sulfuric. 

His blues guitar is authentic and skillful. You can hear Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and Lead Belly in his music. Like a true Southerner, there are a lot of biblical references. It could be the essence of Blind Willie Johnson, if his use of gospel themes wasn’t so wayward. In any case, this music is powerful. 

He plays just about anything, including a diddly bow, which is a cigar box stuck on a broom handle with a piano string tied on. There aren’t any other instruments except his voice and his foot beating time. Making good music is not a struggle for Durham. Just bend the tap and it flows out. 

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The Cultural Activities Center is hosting a new series, “Music, Brew and BBQ,” sponsored by Lone Star Beer and Schoepf’s Old Time Bar-B-Que. 

The series will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday with singer Lincoln Durham. Guy Forsyth will perform on Friday, May 2 and Gary P. Nunn will play on Wednesday, May 21.

“Guy Forsyth is steeped in rich Americana roots sound,” said Jane Boone, marketing director for the Cultural Activities Center. His talents include vocals, acoustic, electric and slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele and singing saw. 

Read that again. Harmonica, ukulele and singing saw. That combo has the potential to find a smile under the scowl of the grumpiest grump in the area. If you know one, buy an extra ticket. 

Austin icon Gary P. Nunn is considered a founding father of the progressive country movement that began in the 1970s.

Can’t recall the name? Are you able to join in for a rousing chorus of, “I wanna go home with the armadillo?” That’s the song “London Homesick Blues,” which opened the PBS television show “Austin City Limits” for decades.

Nunn wrote it in London while making “Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir” with Michael Martin Murphey. He later recorded it with Jerry Jeff Walker for “Viva Terlingua!”

Nunn is a bonifide member of the Luckenbach crowd, which includes Murphey, Walker, Willie Nelson, et al. “The Last Thing I Needed the First Thing This Morning,” recorded by Willie Nelson is also a Nunn song. 

He was named an Official Ambassador to the World by Texas Governor Mark White, and years later Governor Rick Perry also declared him an Ambassador of Texas Music.

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The Temple Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College. The program includes “Finlandia, Op. 26” by Jean Sibelius; “Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47” by Jean Sibelius, featuring Eka Gogichashvili, violinist, and “Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Eroica, Op. 55” by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Dr. Eka Gogichashvili is associate professor of violin at Baylor University. 

Musical Director and Conductor Thomas Fairlie has chosen romantic pieces from Beethoven and Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. 

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Lincoln Durham started playing fiddle with his father and grandfather at age 4. He will open the “Music, Brew & BBQ” series at the Cultural Activities Center on Saturday. The series is sponsored by Lone Star Beer and Schoepf’s Old Time Bar-B-Q in Belton.

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Blues artist Jay White will debut his new band The Blues Commanders on Saturday at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Temple. 

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Blues Commander Jay White playing I Need You. Look for a new cd coming out in the spring of 2014.

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Members of the Temple College orchestra rehearse Monday night on campus. The 65-member ensemble is comprised of college students, high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing. A performance will be held April 15th on the Temple College Campus.

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Members of the Temple College orchestra rehearse Monday night on campus. The 65-member ensemble is comprised of college students, high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing. A performance will be held April 15th on the Temple College Campus.

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Members of the Temple College orchestra rehearse Monday night on campus. The 65-member ensemble is comprised of college students, high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing. A performance will be held April 15th on the Temple College Campus.

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Temple College orchestra rehearses Monday night on campus. The 65-member ensemble is comprised of college students, high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing. A performance will be held April 15th on the Temple College Campus.