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Ask Agnes | ‘Because your crystal ball is broken’

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Dear Agnes: I’m having issues visualizing my dreams and aspirations, so I’m losing a lot of momentum. Do you know of any tricks to help me stay motivated? Visualization is super important when it comes to your dreams. Imagine if a random person came up to you and yelled, “YOU HAVE JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS!” You’d probably just say, “Cool, bro,” and keep walking. Now, imagine a random person hauling a million dollars behind them as they stated that you won a million dollars. I’m guessing that you’d start freaking out! Being able to see what you’re working toward is the exact same way. I don’t know what your dreams and aspirations are, but regardless, this trick may work for you: Close your eyes and imagine you are sitting in a movie theater where the movie playing is actually just footage of you doing what you’re working toward. Then imagine yourself walking up to the screen, opening a door next to it and walking into that reality. That’s one way to work on visualization. I hope that helps you stay motivated! Dear Agnes: My friends no longer are going in the same direction as I am. I still love being their friends, but I don’t see the relationship being mutually beneficial. Does that make me a bad friend? I’m sorry that you’re in this predicament, but I want you to know that you’re not alone. Many people go through seasons of life where the people they surround themselves with no longer are the people they want to be around. If you don’t see your friends as positive influences, then I do not blame you for contemplating ending the relationship. Friends are supposed to be there to support you, fill you with energy and encourage your growth. Honestly, if you’re spending more time worrying about your friendship than enjoying it, then that is a sign in and of itself. Good luck with this, and know that your worth is not diminished based on the decision you make. Dear Agnes: The realization that this is my last semester at AC Read more [...]

‘Yellow City Sounds’ goes live, draws crowds

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Written by | Bryan Arvello The latest place to enjoy live music in Amarillo isn’t a theater, an auditorium or even a bar; it’s a TV studio. Yellow City Sounds Live is a series of musical performances hosted by Panhandle PBS. The performances feature musical artists and bands playing in front of a studio audience of about 90 people. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Audio from the performance is broadcast live on FM90 and streamed online on the Panhandle PBS website. The video captured during each performance then is posted online and is featured in the local PBS program Live Here. The live performances evolved from the online digital production, Yellow City Sounds, which began posting on the Panhandle PBS website about a year-and-a-half ago as part of a running series for the station. The series features local artists in music videos highlighting their best work. From Texas Country to rock ’n’ roll, Yellow City Sounds showcases the music of the Texas Panhandle. So far the station has hosted two live performances and has four more scheduled, according to Mike Fuller, FM90 program director. Attendance and online views for the first shows were high, Fuller said. “We’re still in the learning process,” he said. The series’ first performance featured singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy, and the most recent performance brought a group of individual singers and songwriters called the Red River Songwriters to the Panhandle PBS stage. Featured artists were Susan Gibson, Walt Wilkins, Drew Kennedy, Kelley Mickwee, Brandy Zdan and Josh Grider. Yellow City Sounds Live also provides new learning opportunities for students. Matney Mass Media program majors help with the cameras, lighting and sound, while others work in merchandising for the bands. “It was a serious testament to my skills,” said Cody McGehee, a student production assistant for Panhandle PBS. “We’re trying to involve students at every opportunity,” Fuller said. Read more [...]

Cheech Marin visits AC

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Cheech Marin brings his ‘Las Chicanitas’ tour to Amarillo.

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