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Dancing with the Abilene Stars Chairwoman Shea Hall said 75 cents of every dollar raised from the event goes to the Hendrick Home for Children.

Anyone roaming downtown Abilene Thursday might end up surrounded by children dressed as characters from the film, “Frozen.” The popular Disney movie will be the theme for this month’s ArtWalk. Temperatures in Abilene have been a perfect fit lately but that is just a happy accident. Bird Thomas, Curator of Fun Learning Experiences at the Center for Contemporary Arts, said she planned this month’s theme way back in May.

Abilene Christian University Chief of Police Jimmy Ellison informed the campus through email to expect hearing sounds of gunfire or small explosions during a drill Wednesday inside the vacant Chambers Hall on campus. ACUPD and 17 Abilene Police Department SWAT members practiced reaction for events including active shooter response, hostage negotiation and collaboration with multiple agencies of police.

Early voting is available through Friday for the Jan. 13 special election for Place 6 seat on the Abilene City Council. Steve Savage and Joy Ellinger are running for the open seat. Four locations are open for voters:

Abilene City Hall, 555 Walnut St. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Taylor County Plaza, 400 Oak St. 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday

Books-A-Million in the Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Friday

Kmart, 4565 S. First St. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday

KACU Schedule Adds 7 New Music Programs

Jul 31, 2014

We have great news for our classical music lovers! Our evening music now starts at 6 p.m. with “Exploring Music” followed by “Performance Today” at 7 p.m. We’ve added seven new programs including the American Opera Series, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, “Fiesta!" focused on Latin American composers, and “Relevant Tones” featuring contemporary artists exploring the cutting edge of classical music today. We’ve also extended music throughout the overnight hours for a total of five new hours of classical music each day.

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