Marshall

Marshall, Texas, playwright and poet Damon Falke turns his attention to the change of seasons in his poem, "When October Comes." It opens a book of poetry titled "Notes on Paper," published by Shechem Press. Falke says he has a forthcoming work of fiction, "By Way of Passing," due out next year.

Wiley College

Wiley College will host University of Southern California in an exhibition debate, 77 years after the two teams sparred in a segregated America with Wiley pulling out a victory. 

The debate is Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at Wiley's Julius S. Scott Sr. Chapel.

Boogie-woogie master pianist  Omar Sharriff was the last known link to this style of blues music. He was 73.

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