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  • Are you looking for fun winter activities for your family? Look no further than the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas! With a variety of events, exhibits, nature trails, and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. On December 8 and December 9, 2023, Holidays at the Heard, presented by Plano Tree Care, will bring the beauty of the holiday season into nature.
  • Mark your calendars for a night of Country music with Southern Cross! The popular classic country dance band will be performing at Powder Creek Pavilion on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
  • The 103rd Candlelighting Concert will be held on Monday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in historic Montgomery Auditorium on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays" and will feature a wide variety of musical styles, from sacred classics such as How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place by Johannes Brahms, beloved carols such as Ill be Home for Christmas, and brand-new premieres such as Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, written by a Southeastern student composer.
  • Join your friends Thursday, December 16 for a night of celebration and entertainment as we toast the second-year anniversary of Neighbors Place Winery in Bonham! Owners Pamela and Chuck Neighbors can't wait to raise a glass with you and commemorate this exciting milestone.
  • The Creative Arts Center is excited to invite the residents of Bonham and surrounding areas to a very special exhibit opening during Open Mic Night on Friday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.! Fine Artist Ellie Taylor has been painting professionally for over 25 years. Please join us December 8 to experience the remarkable works of Artist, Ellie Taylor!
  • 1956 The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time. "Million Dollar Quartet" is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. An article about the session was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar under the title "Million Dollar Quartet". The recording was first released in Europe in 1981 as The Million Dollar Quartet with 17 tracks. A few years later more tracks were discovered and released as The Complete Million Dollar Session. In 1990, the recordings were released in the United States as Elvis Presley: The Million Dollar Quartet. This session is considered a seminal moment in rock and roll. The jam session seems to have happened by pure chance. Perkins, who by this time had already met success with "Blue Suede Shoes," had come into the studios that day accompanied by his brothers Clayton and Jay and by drummer W.S. Holland, their aim being to record some new material, including a revamped version of an old blues song, "Matchbox." Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, who wanted to try to fatten this sparse rockabilly instrumentation, had brought in his latest acquisition, Jerry Lee Lewis, still unknown outside Memphis, to play piano (at the time, a Wurlitzer Spinet) on the Perkins session. Lewis's first Sun single would be released a few days later. Sometime in the early afternoon, 21-year-old Elvis Presley, a former Sun artist now with RCA Victor, arrived to pay a casual visit accompanied by a girlfriend, Marilyn Evans. After chatting with Phillips in the control room, Presley listened to the playback of Perkins's session, which he pronounced to be good. Then he went into the studio and some time later, the jam session began. At some point during the session, Sun artist Johnny Cash, who had recently enjoyed a few hit records on the country charts, arrived as well. (Cash wrote in his autobiography Cash that he had been first to arrive at the Sun Studio that day, wanting to listen in on the Perkins recording session.) Jack Clement was engineering that day and remembers saying to himself "I think I'd be remiss not to record this," and so he did. After running through a number of songs, Elvis and his girlfriend Evans slipped out as Jerry Lee pounded away on the piano. Cash wrote in Cash that "no one wanted to follow Jerry Lee, not even Elvis."