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TV 8

Deep in the Heart of Texas

TV 8 takes you from Texas roots to a Texas-sized rise to fame.


TTT_You_Should_Dream_CD.jpgThe Texas Tenors’ “You Should Dream”

Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see the Texas Tenors become the highest ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway to the stage. With breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm the Texas tenors have traveled the globe performing more than 500 concerts in the last four years, collaborating with numerous symphonies and notable organizations including the Houston symphony, Cleveland pops, Kansas City symphony, Austin symphony. Want YOUR chance to see The Texas Tenors LIVE?  Well, tune in Monday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. for your own tickets to see this versatile, talented trio present an exciting show featuring great music from the worlds of country, folk, opera and Broadway music.

birthoftx.jpgThe Birth of Texas – Houston: A Nation’s Capitol.

And then, take a trip back in history to see how the great state of Texas was born in the Platinum Award winning documentary, The Birth of Texas – Houston: A Nation’s Capitol.  For two hurly-burly years, the Bayou City was the capital of the Republic of Texas, promoted by the Allen Brothers even while one of them represented Nacogdoches. As Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar and others squabbled over the direction in which they would lead the fledgling nation, scores of drunken, furloughed, knife-wielding soldiers battled in makeshift saloons, on the town’s muddy streets and at the dueling grounds which was located south of Texas Avenue. The new port bustled with commerce while the Masonic Lodge, the Texas Philosophical Society and missionary churches sought to provide social uplift for Houston. See where it all began and find out how you can own your own piece of the story.