The ninth ETX Music Awards will be both a ceremony and one of the biggest showcases of local talent of the year, organizers promise.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will launch the Cowan Center’s season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the venue at the University of Texas at Tyler.

The Gregg County Fair will mark its 70th anniversary Sept. 6 to 14 with the return of fair favorites and new attractions.

The Marshall News Messenger will present the second annual East Texas Taco Fest from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 in Marshall’s downtown square.

The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is gearing up for its annual Hall of Fame Induction and Show, with a bevy of live music and events planned all this coming weekend. This year’s ceremony honors Jeannie C. Riley, Claude Gray and Rodney Crowell.

Sonya Waters has always wanted to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So far, there haven’t been any owls dropping off letters of acceptance, so she’s having to make do.

A “Cinderella-esque” tale taking the stage this weekend at ArtsView Children’s Theatre tells the story of a girl trying to escape the curse of a birthday gift she received.