‘The Bikeriders’ are coming
More than a year before Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper roared across the silver screen in Easy Rider, a daring young photojournalist chronicled life inside one of the nation’s toughest biker gangs in the book The Bikeriders. This spring, a new version of The Bikeriders — a museum exhibit featuring dozens of Lyon’s iconic photos — comes to the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum for a two-month run. The exhibit opens April 22.
Block of Ages
LEGO bricks are possibly the most popular toy of all time, but not everyone begins their rectangular journey as a child. Robert Rodriquez Jr., for instance, was approaching 50 when his passion for the plastic building blocks surfaced.
‘The MLK’ nears completion
A six-band music festival featuring Temple native Eric Paslay and Holly Tucker on April 1 will be the first event held at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Festival Grounds in Downtown Temple. A second event — the annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival — will be April 28 and 29.
JohnJohn Montelongo, Jason Deckman and Chris Winston will be the featured artists at a Feb. 11 photography exhibition — Infatuation: Viewfinder Series — at Total Elegance Creations in Downtown Temple.
‘The GOAT of sports photography’
Temple native Walter Iooss has captured hundreds of iconic moments with is camera, but his most memorable shot may be ”The Catch.” Longtime Cowboys fans will never forget Dwight Clark leaping for a Joe Montana pass at Candlestick Park that enabled the 49ers to win the NFC Championship game 28-27 over the Cowboys on Jan. 10, 1982. Christie’s Auction House calls Iooss the GOAT — Greatest of All Time — sports photographer.
Black ties and movie music
The Temple High School choir department will present its two show choirs — The Polyfoniks and Encore — in the production of Broadway Nights, a show that features musical numbers from plays and movies such as Waitress, The Greatest Showman, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma and Little Shop of Horrors, to name a few.
Temple art show to feature work of TJ Olivares
A Temple native who began his art journey by dabbling in comic books will be the featured artist at a Feb. 4 art show at Oak Park United Methodist Church, 5505 S 31st in Temple. The show will be from 1 to 5 p.m.
THE ART OF ROCK
A Temple man with deep rock ’n’ roll roots has created concert posters for hundreds of bands, including Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Judas Priest, Metallica, Willie Nelson, David Bowie and The Cure, and he will be the featured artist at a new Temple College Visual Arts Gallery exhibit.
‘Extracting an idea out of chaos’
Renowned North Carolina artist Donna Downey will be in Temple this spring to lead a three-day workshop at Rockin’ R Retreat Center.
Temple area big on reading
While 48.5 percent of adults surveyed in a national poll said they did not read a single book in 2022, that number was only 14 percent in the Temple area. Nationally, 51.5 percent said they read at least one book during 2022. That pales considerably to the 86 percent in the localpoll who accomplished that feat.