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Radio-Free Movie Reviews
8 Never to sleep again
, April 30, 20108'Kick-Ass' does okay, but don't take the family
, April 16, 20108 What a Night...,
April 10, 20108 A look into the complexities of 'Alice in Wonderland'
, March 5, 20108 'Shutter' had potential, but bad delivery
, Feb. 19, 2010
8 Big name actors and too many of them
, Feb. 13, 2010
8 Convincing actors rescue 'Dear John'
, Feb. 5, 2010
End of Harry Potter marks the end of childhood era
(Posted: July 25, 2011)
Scene one: I, Rachel Corona, am still a little girl. In preparation for elementary school, I eat my breakfast, pack away my one or two pages of homework into my bright pink backpack, and head out the door to walk to school with my best friend.
On the way, I think longingly of the owl post that I am sure I will someday receive. I think, in anticipation, of the magical letter that would deliver me from my mundane, muggle existence and take me to Hogwarts. With the singular optimism that only a child can maintain, I vainly hoped that the world of magic truly existed and that it was my destiny to attend the school in which I would meet my hero, Harry Potter. Read More
Nothing shrimpy about Liberty Hill's
(Posted: June 20, 2011)
What? You haven’t heard of The Prawns? Well, that’s okay. I’ll tell you about the newest band to hit Austin’s Red River District.
The Prawns is “the critically acclaimed, loud, hard-rocking, chart-topping, bluesy, man’s men” band (quote courtesy of The Prawns’ Facebook event page for their first show) in Austin. Two of the members hail from Liberty Hill -- Jordan Emmert (bass), and Steve Winstead (lead guitar) -- both 2009 grads and both very passionate about making and playing music. They are accompanied by Taylor Monts, a talented drummer from Westlake Hills. Read More
Kipfer writing music with a message
(Posted: 3 p.m. May 12, 2011)
While he admits that at age 14 he is no expert on relationships, Joey Kipfer has a lot to say about teen-age attitudes and things going on in the world today. Read More
Hill Country artist Rick Bussey
to release new CD at Sendero's
(Posted: August 3, 2010)
"Keyless Entry," the new CD by Hill Country recording artist Rick Bussey will be released Friday, August 6, at a party at Sendero's Event Center in Liberty Hill.
The family-oriented event, scheduled from 7-9 p.m., will feature Bussey as well as other top performers -- John Arthur Martinez, Mark Allan Atwood, Mike Calaway,and Gene Snow.
Bussey has played venues such as Ravens Garage, Cactus Cafe, Chicago House and Austin Outhouse. He is a Kerville Folk Festival Song of the Year Award Winner for the past two years. His recent performance with Martinez and Jesse Trevino at the Marble FAlls Founders Day Celebration recently is one he will never forget. Gaining momentum in the Dallas Fort Worth area, he has played the White Elephant in Fort Worth, The Porch in Burleson and will soon play the Storybook Cafe in Glen Rose.
"I write about myself, other things I hear or see, experiences good or bad," said Bussey. "My inspiration comes from faith, friends and strangers. All I ever wanted to do was play my songs because it's what I love. I've always believed that people are touched and sometimes changed through music, and I want to be a part of that."
"Keyless Entry," which was recorded at Two Dog Studios in Marble Falls, is a compilation of Bussey's original work as well as an original song by Calaway.
The party at Sendero's is a smoke-free, non-alcoholic, no cover charge environment, according to publicist Paula Reid.
Bussey will play in Liberty Hill again Oct. 9 at Margarita's Restaurant.
Shin Oaks common in The Hill
Liberty Hill, Texas, is located on what was once known as the Shin Oak Ridge for the prominence of Shin Oak trees that grow here.
The Vasey Shin Oak, which is prominent in the Liberty Hill area, is drought tolerant and grows individually or in clumps in semi-arid grassland on limestone or igneous soils. It has semi-evergreen, glossy lobed leaves and acorns up to 0.9 inches, and the bark is lighter in color than a Live Oak. When the tree grows individually, it generally does not grow taller than 30 feet. In Liberty Hill, it is more common to see the Shin Oak growing as a large shrub in thickets. The Shin Oak is lightly grazed by cattle, sheep, goats and white-tailed deer. In fact, the thickets provide escape and thermal cover for deer.