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Eddie Durham

Friday, July 11th, 2014

‘Jazz’n Up the Park’ music fest slated Saturday

The San Marcos Parks & Recreation department will feature the first “Jazz’n Up The Park” event on Saturday, July 12 at Eddie Durham Park, 215 Martin Luther King Drive.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

City restoring Cephas House

The city is restoring the historic home of Ulysses Cephas, a blacksmith and community leader at the turn of the 20th Century, with the goal of making it a focal point in the Dunbar Historic District.

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Cephas House meeting set for April 11

The last of a series of community meeting on the historic Cephas House will be held on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Dunbar Center, 801 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Future of Cephas House, Durham Park subject of Feb. 9 meeting

The city of San Marcos is holding a public meeting tomorrow on the planned renovations of the Ulysses Cephas House and the design of the adjacent Eddie Durham Park, both of which are located on MLK Drive...

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Texas State hosts Eddie Durham Jazz Celebration

Texas State will host the Eddie Durham Jazz Celebration Friday with a lecture and a jazz concert at Evans Auditorium. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Jazz historian Dan Morgenstern headlines Eddie Durham celebration

Dan Morgenstern, world renowned jazz historian and eight-time Grammy winner for program notes, will present a lecture on Eddie Durham’s legacy during the Eddie Durham Jazz Celebration Feb. 4 in Evans Auditorium at Texas State University.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Old First Baptist Church supporters hope for community center

San Marcos city officials say the old First Baptist Church on MLK Drive is unsafe and out of compliance with the law. Supporters of preserving the old building say they're working on bringing the building into compliance,...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Durham celebration to take place Friday

Trumpeter Joe Wilder, who played with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Billie Holliday, will join noted jazz archivist Dan Morgenstern Friday at the Eddie Durham Jazz Celebration to be held at Texas State's...

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Morgenstern to lecture on jazz, LBJ’s legacy

Internationally renowned jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern will visit Texas State University Feb. 5 and 6 to lecture on the role of the National Endowment for the Arts in nurturing organic American art form.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Project would honor LBJ, MLK where streets that bear their names meet

City council member Chris Jones is trying to nurture interest in a monument honoring Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King at the intersection of LBJ Drive and MLK Drive.