Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast and Guest House

415 S. Vine, Tyler, Texas 75702
Innkeeper(s): Bert & Rebecca Powell
  • Welcome to Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast and Guest House

    Welcome to Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast and Guest House

  • Sherlock Room

    Sherlock Room

  • Casablanca Room

    Casablanca Room

  • Blue Bonnet Room

    Blue Bonnet Room

  • Winston Churchill Room - Extended Stay

    Winston Churchill Room - Extended Stay

  • The Lindbergh Suite

    The Lindbergh Suite

  • The Roosevelt Suite

    The Roosevelt Suite

  • Azalea Room

    Azalea Room


Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn_Best in East Texas 22 Jul 2014, 3:45 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We all know it is hot in East Texas-especially during the Dog Days of
Summer-but let's admit that this year has been pretty nice-no 100+ days
yet and even a cool front coming through in the middle of July!!
Toward the end of July and going into August-believe it or not-there
is alot of "getting ready" for back to school!!
And, of course, last minute get aways-before school begins-
thus there are not a whole lot of special events in the area-
the blog I am posting will give you dates for the next two -Canton First Monday weekends-some of the events we know of through the middle of
September-and then, as we usually do in this blog-features of some of the places in the area that you may want to visit when you stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.

This is always fun!

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza

2014     July 27 12:30 pm

Wonderful prizes and vendors present with show specials for anyone planning an event, or a wedding.  They want to make YOUR WEDDING DAY the best day that it can be!Bring your fiancé to double your chances to win great prizes, bring your family to include them in your decision making and/or bring you bridesmaids to make some memories.  .You don't want to miss it! Best Bridal Show In East Texas!For more information, please call 903-570-0364. For more info click here



For over 150 years Canton, Texas has welcomed Shoppers to the World Famous First Monday Trade Days. is your First Monday "Fone" Book online, helping you find the bargains you're shopping for at Canton Trade Days. Discover the merchants at the Grand Daddy of all Flea Markets, Canton First Monday Trade Days! Known worldwide as that "Canton Flea Market", First Monday Trade Days got it's name in the 1850's as the Circuit Judge came to the County Seat on the First Monday of every month. Swapping and trading just naturally sprang up around the Courthouse Square the weekend before Court on Monday. First Monday was moved to it's present location in 1965 and now up to 7500 vendors gather in Canton, Texas every month to display their wares from "apparel to zithers".


It's a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.
Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985.

In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Balloon Flights begin the National event on Tuesday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over Kilgore, Longview and East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.
Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.
Live Concerts: 
Friday, August 1st is Roger Creager and Saturday, August 2nd is Tracy Lawrence. 
Kids Land is a safe restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Activities and attractions differ from year to year but it is always a fun time.
Vendors display their arts, crafts and other merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway.
Food Vendors make sure there is always enough to eat and drink during the day and evening.
  Takes place July 29th - August 3rd

Southern Gospel Concert    Sunday Aug. 3 6PM


 Come join with us for an exciting concert with The Southern Plainsmen.  Let's Praise the Lord and have a great time as this talented and dedicated group shares the love of Jesus Christ!  Bring a friend - Christians can have fun too! Call 903-592-6364 for more info.

A Couple of cooking opportunities

 Cooking Heart to Heart

Join us at 10 am the first Thursday of the month, in the Whitney Cafe seating area of the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital to learn about heart healthy cooking with heart healthy ingredients! Trinity Mother Frances nutritionists and chefs will be on hand to instruct and demonstrate delicious dishes that are also great for you! Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cooking skills and your health...

Aug 7 10 AM  

Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital

800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX 75703
For questions...
City of Tyler Presents "New Orleans Cuisine"
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 PM 

End Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:00 PM

Guest Chef: Jack Lewis, Rick's and Danny Cace, Reinhard Foods;
Details: Adult Class; "New Orleans Cuisine," receive recipes and enjoy a meal.
Cost: $15 per person; pre-registration required and space is limited.
For more information please call Debbie Isham at (903) 531-1214.

Welcome to the JBF East Texas/Tyler Sale - Aug 7-9, 2014 at Tyler Fairgrounds!
Celebrating our FIRST Successful year here in East Texas!!! Happy Birthday JBF East Texas/Tyler!
  Welcome to JBF East Texas/Tyler!!  You won't want to miss the BEST children's and maternity consignment sale, where you can find some of the most incredible new and gently used items for your growing families!  Once you see how much you can save at JBF, you won't want to miss another sale!  Make plans now to join us to celebrate our first year in East Texas!
Don't Miss our Fall (ALL SEASON SALE) upcoming! We will be celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY on Thursday night, August 7th!  Website is
        location is
East Texas State Fairgrounds
2112 W Front St.
Tyler, Texas 75702        
For questions...  903-275-5630 or 903-597-2501

Phil Wickham in Concert

 Phil Wickham is coming to Dayspring UMC in Tyler! Friday, August 8 @ 07:00pm!
$15 Online
$30 VIP (meal, Q/A with Phil, ticket)

For more information, call Aaron Laird, at 903-581-0550.

In August At The 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971
August 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Edwin McCain in concert
August 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are: $35 rows A-E; $30 rows D-K; Balcony rows AA-CC are $25 and DD-EE are $20
VIP Boxes are $200 and seat 4 per box
Edwin McCain’s voice is everywhere.  At any given moment, a radio station is playing one of his songs.  An American Idol hopeful is belting out “I’ll Be.”  A newlywed couple is dancing to “I Could Not Ask for More.” There’s Edwin singing the National Anthem before the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers play for the pennant.  Before a NASCAR race at Talladega.  And at the NBA Finals.  We hear him in over 100 concert halls throughout the country every year, and that’s not even counting the performances at the Super Bowl Village and fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity, the Wildflower Camp Foundation, Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang and so many more. McCain’s innate ability to write and perform songs that somehow every listener claims as their own has made him one of the most enduring and downright likable entertainers of our generation.

The New York Times dubs Edwin the “great American romantic,” and his fans do certainly agree but it’s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every single time he comes through town.  Edwin roars through soulful renditions of his songs, tosses in irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms and turns his concerts into parties.  His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing as many laughs as cheers.

“It’s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,” insists the man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, “it just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that's it.  And that’s all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful, that moment where the music that’s coming off the stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and something happens and you’re sitting there and your hair stands up. That’s it, man. I love it.”
Opening for Edwin McCain is "Michealis"
 Michaelis is made up of Meagan, Mallory and Madeline—their surname doubles as their band name—the group has been winning over audiences throughout its native Texas since youngest member Madeline was only 5 years old. “They’d sneak me through the back door of the honky-tonk and then I had to leave right after the show,” says Madeline.

 Now all grown up, the girls spent the past two years collaborating with visionary Nashville producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Brandy Clark) on their debut album, a collection of songs that marries the traditional country their father played for them while growing up with the ’90s

showmanship of artists like Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and, another Texas trio, the Dixie Chicks.

With harmonies as tight as their sisterly bond and a sexy, swaying sound all their own, Michaelis is a breath of fresh air in an often stifled and male-heavy musical environment. 

“There is no fabrication going on with our songs. It’s very much us and we’re part of their creation. Our songs are about love, our faith and how we see the world—and how we wish other people would see the world,” says Meagan, 25, who sings lead. Raven-haired Mallory, 21, rocks the rhythm guitar and, as the heart of the band, lays down the group’s signature low harmonies, while 18-year-old Madeline is the trio’s multi-instrumentalist, playing lead guitar, mandolin and nearly anything with strings, while providing a near-angelic high harmony.
  “I hope people can admire the love in our family and our relationship when they hear our music, because we’re best friends,” Mallory says. “We’d like that to speak to people.” 
Last but not least-Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters 1984
August 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

First Monday Trade days in August are August 28-Sept 1!!
Here is something unique and fun-it will get you out on one of our beautiful lakes
 Cap'n Morgan's Cruises 903-530-5305

A family- owned and operated business, Cap'n Morgan's Cruises has been touring Lake Palestine for over 10 years. We know Lake Palestine, the safe areas, the wildlife, the fishing, and the history of this secluded pearl of East Texas.
Whether you're looking for an afternoon excursion, a vacation or something special like a family reunion, we've got the gear and expertise to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

Your Cap'n is here to serve you and your family or friends. We supply Coast Guard approved safety equipment including flotation devices for all sizes and ages. We'll brief you on lake features, and you tell your Cap'n what you'd like to do. You are in charge of the tour! Sight see,
swim, fish, tube, learn to drive!

Seasonal  Specials

Summertime is party time! Special rates for 4-hour tours and 2-hour Sunrise or Sunset tours. Winter season features Wildlife and birding tours as well as "learning tours" for teachers of ecology, biology, and history

Another Venue
Tours of Tyler
The possibilities are many. Historic walking or driving tours, shopping tours and 
haunted tours!! You decide or combine some together. Click on the link above.
Stay tuned-because they are sponsoring a Comic Con in October that will be so great!!

So our next blog will be in a few weeks-it will be short and sweet-then this blogger will take a
break for a couple of weeks and be back with some great HAPPENINGS-to start the Fall!!
So stay tuned and check back often  AND don't forget
 Innkeeper Becca signing off!

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas 26 Jun 2014, 10:09 am

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
The 4th of July is almost here! They say that it marks the middle of summer-hard to believe! Seems like summer just started (: Anyway, it has been pretty nice so far-just a few dog days. We have had some nice rain-so that helps keep it cool  and comfortable. We enjoy laying in the hammocks up in the "hang out" room at the top of the Barn-also known as the game room. You should come check it out!! Anyway-here are a few of the happenings in the area the next few weeks.

First-just so you know-I am overlapping a bit with the last blog-so check out the great movies being shown at
It is such a great theatre!!
And speaking of downtown-Main Street Tyler this!  Thin it will be lots of fun!! June 28 6-10pm

Tickets available at: Gallery Main Street, Tyler

click here to order online


Is your child going to Camp this year?

Pine Cove, Sky Ranch, Rockin C

Just to mention a few. Rosevine Inn is a great place to spend the night before the drop-off or pick-up!!

Another new venue I just learned about

  Tyler Rose Trade Days

Coming Soon:  June 19 -22 at Tyler Rose Trade Days/Flea Market on Hwy 69N conveniently located about halfway between the Loop in Tyler &  I-20 in Lindale. Lots of Vendors, Lots of Fun, Drawings for Prizes Vendors Wanted/Customers Needed Come out & enjoy a Family friendly event with plenty of bargains We are a Tyler Welcome Center for Tyler Chamber of Commerce, BBB Accredited with Gold Star Achievement 2013-2104, and an East Texas Food Bank donation center.  Come prepared to help feed the hungry in our community. You'll be blessed & so will they.Always the Third Monday weekend!

FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handcrafted art & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling & glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! 
Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all!
 Harvey Convention Center

2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
At the Liberty!!

"American as Apple Pie"
July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for children

Please join us for a celebration "As American as Apple Pie". We will celebrate this patriotic holiday reminiscing with the Tyler Big Band.

The Tyler Big Band has existed, in one form or another, for more than 40 years. It continues today more

musically adept and up-to-date. The Band is made up of 18 members -- 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm and a vocalist. 

The TBB is grounded in the musical genre which was usual and abundant in the era in which “big bands” originated, developed, and became the dominant musical force in radio, theaters, movies, dance halls, and eventually, television. TBB’s repertoire is extensive. A wide variety of musical styles includes swing, ballads, Latin, blues, and waltzes.  Most of the tunes are from that “golden age” of Big Bands, and many have been updated so as to reflect the passage of time. You can expect to hear tunes associated with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Dorsey, and others.
Come and enjoy a special evening of patriotic tunes and a program full of surprises.

We will also have an apple pie baking contest! Anyone you know that can make an awesome apple pie can enter. We will award for "best crust", "best appearance" and "best flavor". The overall winner will get a "Perfect Pastry" class for four with Chef Simon Webster at Sabor a Pasion Estate & Vineyard. The entry fee is $25. Go to for more information on how to enter the contest.
 Winners will be announced at the concert and pie and ice cream for all at the Mainstreet Gallery down the street. Fun for everyone!

Sounds like a fun and Yummy evening!!.
Fireworks this year in Tyler will  be a day late!! So come see the show on July 5th!

Tyler Independence Day Fireworks Show

 The Tyler Independence Day fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 5, at Lindsey Park at dark.  Concessions will be available beginning at 2PM.

 Just have to feature this again-it lasts a whole month-from the end of June through the end of July! It is so great!

Check out our last blog for more info, too!!

Also In Tyler in July

Thu, Jul 10 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 11 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 12 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 13 at 2:00pm            Thu, Jul 17 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 18 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 19 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 20 at 2:00pm         Thu, Jul 24 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 25 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 26 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 27 at 2:30pm

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.[1] When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show's singing host who shares Tracy's liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter's career and destroy Tracy's and Corny's). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

Ticket Price:  $20.00  Click here for the web site

Reception for Movements of the Mind exhibit

At The Gallery Mainstreet!

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Gallery Main Street’s Diversity fine art exhibit. The event will feature music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. It’s free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend.!!   July 12 at 5:30

Movies in July at the Liberty

The Goonies 1985
July 12 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $7
A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

The Dark Crystal 1982
July 19 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

 The Best for last!!
The Wizard of Oz 1939
July 26 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

We did not mention Canton First Monday Trade Days which falls on The 4th of July weekend this year.
July 3-6. Always a fun shopping Mecca!!

So enjoy your middle of summer fun and Include the Rosevine Inn in your plans-Fires will not be burning
nightly at this time! But the legendary breakfast will be served daily ***
Until Next Time!
Innkeeper Becca signing off           

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas 25 May 2014, 4:40 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
June is about to bust out all over!! End of school and Summer fun is on the way. What better way to enjoy the summer than to include a stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. The barn and backyard await you. There is a net up for volleyball and badminton, a court set up behind the barn for washers, horseshoes, or bocce ball-and then all the games available in the barn! Or just spend a lazy summer day in the hammock or sun porch upstairs. Whatever your pleasure. Here are a few things happening in the are the end of may and the month of June for the times you have to break away from the Inn.

This looks like a lot of fun and it is for a good cause~

Then the weekend also includes
May 29th thru June 1st-we talked about this in the previous blog!!
At the Tyler Rose Garden

IDEA Gardening Series

June 3 at noon Succulents

The IDEA Gardening Series is an informative lecture series covering gardening topics suitable for a particular month. The lectures are held on the patio in the IDEA garden, which is located in the southeast corner of Tyler’s Rose Garden starting at noon. There is limited seating.  You may want to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The lecture will run for about 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session.

 Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...

At the Tyler Museum of Art

The Exhibit by Scott M Lieberman  First Friday Tour on June 6th

Scott M. Lieberman, M.D.: At the Vantage Point represents the first-ever solo museum exhibition of Lieberman’s photography. This exhibition brings together more than 90 images representing Lieberman’s body of work as a photojournalist with the Associated Press and numerous publications, encompassing a broad spectrum of subject matter including celebrity portraits, sporting events, nature tableaus and aerial photography.

This exhibition, organized by the TMA and guest curated by photographer Robert Langham, displays Lieberman’s ability to combine the fundamentals of photography with his acute sense of being “in the right place at the right time” to create a memorable image.

We will talk more about this in the next blog-but tickets can be purchased now so we HAVE to mention it because it is so great!!

2014 Season

 Tickets on sale to TSF Guild Members on Wednesday, May 21.

Tickets on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 24.


by William Shakespeare June 26; July 3, 5, 11*, 13*, 18, 20, 24*, 26*


by Michael Frayn
June 27; July 4,*, 6*, 11, 13, 17*, 19*, 24, 26


by William Shakespeare
June 28; July 4, 6, 10*, 12*, 17, 19, 25*, 27*


books and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner / music by Frederick Lowe
June 29; July 3*, 5*, 10, 12, 18*, 20*, 25, 27

a children’s show

July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 10:00 AM

 *Matinee performances 2:00 PM. Evening performances at 7:30 PM
Tickets on sale to TSF Guild Members May 21st and the general public May 24th. Ticket Office 903.983.8601. Tickets on-line


 At the Liberty! 

Some Like it Hot 1959
  Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m.Tickets are $7 When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Really Funny MovieTo Have and to Have Not 1944
Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m.Tickets are $7 online Expatriate American Harry Morgan helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. 
Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival
 June 13 & 14 at 8 p.m.
Starring Jimmy Pardo, Frank Caeti, Susan Messing, Daryl Felsberg, Card 53 and the
winner of the "Funniest Comic in East Texas" (TBD on April 26 at Liberty)
17 and up only please
Online Tickets are $25 per night or $40 for both nights.  
Tickets at the door $30 per night or $55 for both
VIP Boxes are available to purchase for $150 per night and seat up to four people
College Student Discount with College ID for $15 per night or $25 for both nights

The Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival Sets Massive Lineup of Comedy Talent 
The Conan O’Brien Show, MADtv, Reno 911, Key and Peele, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and That 70’s Show are just a handful of credits the headliners of the Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival bring to the stage of Liberty Hall on June 13th and 14th for a weekend of comedy with an edge! 

Friday June 13th will feature Stand-up comedy: 

Local favorite Brandon Davidson will host a night of standup comedy starting at 8 pm and worthy of a Comedy Central Special featuring Daryl Felsberg and headliner Jimmy Pardo from The Conan O’Brien Show. Friday will also feature the winner of "The Funniest Comic in East Texas 2014".

This year we are adding a special late night show, starting at 11pm. This comedy will not be for "the faint at heart" this is the grown folks show......if you like sweet, clean comedy then - stay away from the Liberty starting at 11 p.m. on Friday!

Our Start
Standup Headliner: Jimmy Pardo 
Jimmy Pardo spends nearly his entire set interacting with, and making fun of, his audience. Everything he observes or thinks, he immediately scans to find the funny. Jimmy's raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, Never Not Funny, is the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, and was voted by iTunes and USA Today as one of the top podcasts of 2006 and 2007. His guest list reads like a Who's Who of comedy. Conan O'Brien, Richard Lewis, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman have all been guests. 

 Jimmy continues to headline at some of America's top comedy clubs and currently works as Conan O'Brien's opening act on Conan, where he warms the studio audience up before the show and he did the same for Conan on The Tonight Show. In addition to providing content for and appearing on the show in sketches or as a frequent guest, Jimmy recently filled in as Conan's sidekick for several shows. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He had his own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Pardo. He hosted National Lampoon's Funny Money on the Game Show Network, and was the co-host of AMC's Movies at Our House for four seasons. He has hosted episodes of VH1's The Surreal Life and Love Lounge and NBC's Late Friday.

Saturday night we will feature Improv Comedy: 
The night of all things made up will bring a night of improv madness not for the easily offended. Kicking off at 8 pm is Card 53, who just recently added members of Dallas’s Fourth Wall Comedy. Then "Alice and Edward" will get a one-word suggestion to inspire a series of scenes never performed before. Performed and done completely off the cuff exploring characters and relationships much like an improvised sitcom.

Improv Headliner: "Alice and Edward"

Alice & Edward are the middle names of Susan Messing and Frank Caeti. Susan lives in Chicago, Frank lives in Los Angeles. They perform long form improvisation together anytime they are in the same city. 

Frank Caeti, is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National
Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago E.T.C. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He can be described as a versatile actor who surprises audiences with his physicality and heartfelt vulnerability. Caeti was a series regular on FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other TV credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials.

  His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.

The Chicago Tribune said of Caeti,
"astonishingly deft at range of characters...a future rock star of comedy."
 Susan Messing is a New Jersey native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School. She has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years and is one of the most fearless performers in the history of improvisation. She is is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre.

Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf.

Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival every year since its Chicago debut.

WHEW!!!! We are thrilled to have these rock stars of comedy right here in Tyler, Texas! This is a do not miss!

Thanks to Jamey Whitley who created and produced the East Texas Comedy Festival - now in it's third year!

 Ever wanted to be a comedian?

Comedy Workshops 2014
Saturday, June 14
Workshops are $50 per session or $90 for both

 Saturday 10am-1pm with Frank Caeti 

The Complete Scene (Class Size max: 14 Students)

The foundation of great improvisation is scenes with strong relationships. In this workshop, Frank will provide a simple structure to help participants learn how to create a complete improvised scene with a beginning, middle and end. The focus will be on improvising two-person scenes utilizing emotion, character, and point of view to discover funny and wonderful relationships. (Previous improv training is recommended for this class)

Frank Caeti is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago e.t.c. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He was a series regular on the FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other tv credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials. His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.

Saturday 2pm-5pm with Susan Messing

Group Pretty (Class Size Unlimited)

Improvisation is an active art, not a bunch of people standing around arguing with each other. This workshop is designed to make your team look visually stunning. Stage Picture, Flying Safety, and elements of Story Theatre and Symmetry will have you off the back wall and make you and your friends look awesome.
 Susan Messing, a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years. She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre. Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf. Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in the Just For Laughs Festival every year since its Chicago debut.
More Movies!! 

Rope 1948
Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7                                                                 Seems very dark!!

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

One of my favs!!

E.T. the Extra-terrestrial 1982
Saturday, June 21 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the door

  A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.


Citizen Kane 1941
Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7


Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Always lots of Fun and Tyler is a great place to stay to go to this festival!!

At the end of June arrives the 4Th of July!! What Already!!   Lots of parades and festivals-we will feature those and much more in the next blog so check back soon---and in the meantime
at Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
Fires will burn nightly-until it gets too HOT!! but
Breakfast will be served daily!!

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca-signing Off!

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas 10 May 2014, 3:00 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Guess we have been so busy-got behind on the blog post! Sorry about that. Will try to do better!!
Activities abound in Tyler and surrounding areas always. Here we try to feature a few of them-but you know there is plenty to do if you just want to hang out at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. Come check it out!
Okay here are some fun things to do and see and do!

May 15 Through  18
Suppose you're an attractive high school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency.
Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys!
Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition which he's keeping secret. The children don't understand them.
Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.
Performances at The Tyler Civic Theatre
 400 Rose Park Drive    Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...

Rose City Farmer's Market

Now open until September                                                                              on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in several locations in Tyler                                                The East Texas Fairgrounds (just one short mile from The Rosevine Inn), out the old Jacksonville Highway across from Fresh and on the mall parking lot.  Featuring the best in locally grown produce, local artists, and local music. We are a vibrant community marketplace promoting fresh, healthy, local foods grown within 75 miles of the market, handcrafted art and artisan products, local music, sustainable living, education, and entertainment.                                                

  No Hungry Children Benefit Festival                    The third annual No Hungry Children Benefit Festival is set for May 17 at Tyler’s Bergfeld Park. There will be bounce houses, food, face painting, dunking booth, and a silent auction. Please bring three non-perishable food items to be distributed locally through St. Paul Children’s Foundation

.East Texas Garden Lecture Series                         SAVING WATER WITH DRIP – DRIP IRRIGATION BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

Date:  May 17, 2014

Location:  Tyler Rose Garden Center and IDEA Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive

Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration; 9 a.m.
Details:  Come to this morning program where Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water Specialist from Dallas, and Brad McCullough, Licensed Irrigator with Ewing Irrigation, will explain, and then show, how a drip irrigation system can be easily installed to save you time and money. Part of the program will be in the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden where they will show how easily an existing spray irrigation section can be retrofitted and converted to a drip system

Cost: $15 (or $45 for a season pass to all seven Lecture Series programs).

Contact:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith Co office.
Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...
903-590-2980    903-670-3302 

 Texas Rebellion Benefit Concert  


A benefit concert is being presented for cancer patient Sheila Draper. The concert features Texas Rebellion, and is set for Saturday, May 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Tyler’s Liberty Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 per person - cash only. All proceeds will go to Sheila to help pay her medical expenses.

 Liberty Hall

110 W. ErwinTyler, Texas 75702
For questions...  903595-7274

Would like to Congratulate all graduating seniors from the area high schools and colleges in the East Texas area. May your lives be fulfilling and happy! 

16th Annual Salute to the Armed Forces

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 23, 24 & 25

Palestine Depot

This year’s event has been expanded to three days and will feature the travelling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and its accompanying Cost of Freedom Tribute. At 80% the size of the original wall in our nation’s capital, this replica contains every name engraved on the original. The purpose of this annual event is to pay tribute to all branches and all eras of service to our country.

The Patriot Train departs at 10am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm each day for a short, (approximately 1-hour) roundtrip run to the Jarvis Wye and back.

Tickets are:
Lone Star Premium Price - $30 for adults, $20 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $27 for seniors.  
Standard Price - $20 for adults, $15 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $18 for seniors. 

*We want to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the military with a FREE ride on this special train that will be decked out in red, white and blue!     Book Now by clicking here                             

                         Annual Memorial Weekend Concert

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
1st Presbyterian Church - 230 Rusk Street - Tyler, TX

May 29 through June 1
Always a shoppers dream!! And The Rosevine Inn is THE best
place to rest after a long day of shopping and walking (:
What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items.
Learn more about the history of this Texas landmark. Then, make plans to join us for the next Trade Days weekend and enjoy a shopping experience like none other.

Summer is approaching quickly! Make a stay at
Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
a must do this year!!

Because here
Fires Burn nightly (until it gets too hot!!)
Breakfast is served daily

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off 

 13 Apr 2014, 2:31 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Easter is almost here!! The spring flowers finally made their appearance the first weekend in April. they are beautiful-as usual-and I think the pink dogwoods are especially showing off! This time of year is a great time to come to the area-make your base The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast, and just drive or walk and look at all the beautiful flowers and homes. it truly is eye candy!!
Let's get started with the great things happening in the area.

Showing at



"The Voice" start to perform at Liberty Hall on April 18!

Taking a break from his time on the hit show, "The Voice". We are so excited to be able to bring this sneak peek to Tyler and Liberty Hall of local talent Stevie Jo Rosenbalm. Brought to Liberty by Jaguar Artist Promotions and Amy Fish.

Rosenbalm is a Tyler native through and through. Born right here at Trinity Mother Frances and raised in East Texas, Stevie's parents both played in heavy metal bands when he was younger and he always dreamt of making it big in music. His parents may have influenced his love for music, but not the genre: Stevie loves to sing R&B. Music has always been a source of inspiration for him, and he's on "The Voice" to make his parents' dream a reality.
Stevie took the bold step of trying out for "The Voice" in Austin. He said, "I was nervous that day, too. I got a callback. Then I got another callback. There are some hoops you’ve really got to jump through. But I got there and I just couldn’t be more happy with the results.” He got his start in music by playing drums and singing in garage rock bands.“Drums are my first love. I just love rhythm and the drums and all the things you can do with it. That’s what called me to R&B, because when I was singing and playing drums. R&B vocals are packed full of those rhythmic aspects that really intrigue me.”
Competition will remain fierce as the show advances, but Rosenbalm said he’s been blown away by the support and reactions he’s received so far, both from home and abroad.“I’ve been getting so much love and support from social media. And not just social media. When I’m out in town, I’ve had people already asking me for autographs and take pictures. My friends are like, ‘You really deserve this.’ It’s so awesome to get the support of the community. It makes me feel like I’m going in the right direction.”
Opening for Stevie Jo will be local performer Levi Kitchens, with Taylor Heard doing a Q & A with Stevie Jo after the concert and a meet and greet after that.

Tickets are on sale now at for $15 each.

 See our last blog to hear Stevie Jo!

The Ten Commandments (1956) 

Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door

To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses, condemning all newborn Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiti, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Ramses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Ramses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.

East Texas Funniest Comic
April 26 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 or with college ID they are $13
VIP Box seats are $125 (seat 4)

You make the choice! Interested comics from across East Texas and beyond will submit a five minute video to to be selected to perform in the contest. Contestants will then be chosen by the audience to be named “East Texas’ Funniest Comedian”. Make your vote REALLY count!!!


The Bellamy Brothers
May 2 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are: $35 rows A-E; $30 rows D-K; Balcony rows AA-CC are $25 and DD-EE are $20
VIP BOXES are $225 and seat 4
Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Bellamy Brothers continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 30 years of success.

Their first big break came in the form of the hit, “Spiders & Snakes,” written by David and recorded by Jim Stafford. The song became a smash hit and became the catapult that rocketed the brothers onto the L.A. music scene. The Bellamys officially lifted off the launch pad in 1976 when their single, “Let Your Love Flow,” became an instant smash in both the U.S. and Europe. It stayed on the international charts long enough to build a huge international fan base.

True to their musical roots, their style and their songwriting was moving steadily more towards their raising. By the late ‘70’s The Bellamys emerged on the country charts with another bona fide smash. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen #1 singles in the U.S. alone.
Success followed success: “Dancing Cowboys,” “Sugar Daddy,” “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie,” “Lovers Live Longer,” “Do You Love As Good As You Look,” “Redneck Girl,” “For All The Wrong Reasons,” “I Love Her Mind,” “I Need More Of You,” “Old Hippie,” “Too Much Is Not Enough,” “Kids Of The Baby Boom,” and “Reggae Cowboy” and “Crazy From The Heart,”…all have lined the corridors of the Bellamy’s musical history and their walls with platinum and gold.
The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers.

These days when the subject turns to touring, The Bellamys are showing a new generation of country music how it’s done. “We’re old road dogs,” grins Howard when asked about the motivation behind the brothers 200 plus concert dates each year. Adds David: “Our live draw is bigger than it was in the ‘80’s. I think the same people that grew up with us and with our music in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s obviously have raised a whole new generation of Bellamy fans who started toddling to our music. Now they’re turning up at our concerts as college kids, who are really turned on and tuned in to us and our music….it’s a great feeling.” 

 One of my Favorites!

Steel Magnolias (1989)
May 10 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door

 Just in time for Mother's Day, Liberty Hall brings you "Steel Magnolias", starring Sally Fields and Julia Roberts. The story revolves around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in Louisiana. It is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives are intertwined. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto joins Truvy's as the new "glamour technician." While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser is Clairee, who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. Filled with humor and heartbreak, these "Steel Magnolias" make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfolds.  Bring your mom and a box of kleenex!!

So Easter is April 20 
and not a whole lot is going on that weekend except 

A really big Easter Egg hunt at Bergfeld park-Here is a little info
It's time once again for the Largest Easter Egg Hunt in East Texas!

We didn't anticipate the HUGE turn out last year SOOO we are making changes and adding 10's of thousands more eggs!
Come join us at Bergfeld Park in Tyler, Tx. from 10am-2pm for a FAMILY FUN DAY in the park. Free for EVERYONE!!!   Activities for all ages:
*Bounce Houses
*Face Painting
*Kid's Yoga
*Music by The Breeze
*Tai Chi
*Dunking Booth
*And of course a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt!

Now the next weekend is a different story!!  Lots going on in town so come on down!
Besides what we have mentioned at Liberty Hall-COMEDY!!!-which is downtown-

“Stroll through the Arts,”

April 26 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 pm

Presented by ArtistsNation and “EGuide Magazine,”
will take place 1-9pm, downtown Tyler.
Come out and enjoy local music, art and artisan creations during this free event.
The popularity of the Sidewalk Art Strolls, Art Walks and Art Markets have made these events a highly desirable venue for art, artisan vendors, merchants and performers.
Our last Art Market was a huge success, bringing in large amounts of sales for all many different types of vendors. Booth spaces are still available, to reserve your booth go to
ArtistsNation would also like to thank “EGuide Magazine” for sponsoring this event and for their generous scholarship giveaways.
“EGuide Magazine” will be awarding scholarships to TJC and UTT students that have participated in the “EGuide Magazine” Cover Contest.
ArtistsNation will display all entries at the Art Stroll and winners will be announced at the event.

In Edom 

Amy Speace in Concert at Old Firehouse

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    $15

  "There are voices that serve as a bridge from the past to the future and act as soul connectors, and as a people we need to keep them singing. These voices open hearts with this rare, one in a million quality. Amy Speace has such a voice," says fellow singer songwriter Mary Gauthier. After releasing two well-received albums on Judy Collins' Wildflower Records, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat is Amy's second record since migrating south from her longtime home in the NYC area. Anyone touched by life's ebb and flow/ angst and joy, will identify with the beautiful lyrics and melodies of Amy's songs, carried along the exquisite instrument of her voice.

PARANORMAL CONFERENCE - AT the Tyler civic theater

The 2nd Annual Tyler Paranormal Conference
will be held on
April 26, 2014
at the

SUPER SPECIAL!!!  World renown psychic medium, Lorna Reynolds, will perform two psychic gallery sessions the night of the con at the Historic McClendon House at 7pm & again at 9pm.  This is the first event of its type in Tyler and is sure to be a mind blowing moment you do not want to miss!  Lorna's reviews state that she is more direct and intense than John Edwards and her style is easy going and personable.  If your loved one wants to get a message to you or if you want to get one to them, this is your chance!  This is a separate event from the Para-Con itself and requires a separate ticket, however you do not have to attend the Para-Con to go to the gallery reading.  Purchase tickets HERE, but don't wait because seating is very limited.

Deep South Paranormal from the SyFy Channel will be at the Para-Con!
     This year, by request, we are offering different options on ticket prices depending on whether you include food or not and we are adding a child ticket.  Ticket prices will be:  Adult WITH food - $40, Adult WITHOUT food - $30, Child (12yrs & under WITH food - $25, Child (12yrs & under) WITHOUT food - $20.  Be aware, the food option will not be available at the if you want to include breakfast, lunch, and free coffee all day...make sure you buy tickets in advance.
We will have many vendors at the conference selling everything from crystals to autographed books on the paranormal!  Bring some extra cash because we have seen some of the items to be sold and they are awesome! 

Our Guest list for 2014
SUPER SPECIAL!!!  World renown psychic medium, Lorna Reynolds, will perform two psychic gallery sessions the night of the con at the Historic McClendon House at 7pm & again at 9pm.  This is the first event of its type in Tyler and is sure to be a mind blowing moment you do not want to miss!  Lorna's reviews state that she is more direct and intense than John Edwards and her style is easy going and personable.  If your loved one wants to get a message to you or if you want to get one to them, this is your chance!  This is a separate event from the Para-Con itself and requires a separate ticket, however you do not have to attend the Para-Con to go to the gallery reading.  Purchase tickets HERE, but don't wait because seating is very limited.

Deep South Paranormal from the SyFy Channel will be at the Para-Con!
     This year, by request, we are offering different options on ticket prices depending on whether you include food or not and we are adding a child ticket.  Ticket prices will be:  Adult WITH food - $40, Adult WITHOUT food - $30, Child (12yrs & under WITH food - $25, Child (12yrs & under) WITHOUT food - $20.  Be aware, the food option will not be available at the if you want to include breakfast, lunch, and free coffee all day...make sure you buy tickets in advance.
We will have many vendors at the conference selling everything from crystals to autographed books on the paranormal!  Bring some extra cash because we have seen some of the items to be sold and they are awesome!  Also, if you are interested in renting a booth spot, please email us and let us know why your items would fit in our conference.

Itinerary (Check Back Frequently as this is a work in progress!)
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 her to open the doors as a tour guide within you to bring forth positive changes in your life today. Ms. Lorna Reynolds may be found on Facebookere 

Our Guest list for 2014
Returning from last year -
Psychic & Ghost Hunter Judy Griffin
Haunted Homeowner Mitchel Whitington
Paranormal Observers of East Texas Brandy Rice
UFO Researcher Sunny Williams
Forensic Paranormal Invesigator Martha Decker
Cryptozoology (Bigfoot, Mothman, etc) Expert and TV Star Ken Gerhard
Psychic and Para-Investigator specializing in Demon/Evil Entity Removal Mike McCaskill
Healer, Psychic, Reiki Expert & Crystal / Stone Energy Practitioner Arleen Gregg

New for this year -
Psychic and Spiritual Guide / Cleanser Veronica Smith
Junior Paranormal League "Ghoulies & Ghosties"  Alexis & Tessa
Paranormal Researcher, Author, and Healer  Dr. Rita Louise
Psychic Teacher, Medium, Healer and Guide Maria Elena Santos
Famous Paranormal Investigators The Paranormal Junkies
SyFy Channel TV Stars Deep South Paranormal
New England Paranormal Research Founder John Brightman
Para Encounters Network star & F.E.A.R Paranormal Founder Selena Roane
Central Texas Paranormal & My Ghost Story star Paul Coffey
Paranormal Author T. L. Jones
Paranormal Investigating Team Tyler Paranormal Society
Psychic Medium Lorna Reynolds

We are pleased to announce...representatives from the original GHOST HUNTER STORE will be at the para con!
Demo equipment!  Purchase your own!  Take it on the hunt that night!

We are also happy to say we will have a rep for the STATIC ZONE / PARANORMAL EQUIPMENT Store!

For even more info click here   FUN FUN FUN

Tyler Civic Choral will present a final season concert
The First Presbyterian Church. 230S. rusk
Tickets are $15

Can't make it here until May? No worries- Of course the first weekend in May is
Canton Trade Days-The biggest shopping bonanza in Texas and Rosevine Inn is the perfect place to stay when you want to shop!
Also coming the first weekend in May

"It's My Line" Tour

Friday, May 2, 2014 • 7:30 PM

Entertainer extraordinaire WAYNE BRADY can currently be seen on CBS’s "Let’s Make a Deal" and "HowI Met Your Mother". He is also the star and executive producer of the CW’s "Whose Line Is It Anyway". Wayne is the voice of Clover the Rabbit on Disney Jr.’s #1 rated animated series "Sofia the First" and guest stars on BET’s "Real Husbands of Hollywood." A triple threat, the singing, dancing and acting comedy man will appear at the Cowan Center as part of his national "It's My Line" tour.
At the Cowan Center click here for more info and tickets

     Read  all about it here
  Like I said Lots going on-Another great thing The first two weekends in May is a play at Brookhill

“Hello Dolly!” at Brook Hill

“Hello Dolly” – A Book by Michael Stewart, Music & Lyrics
by Jerry Herman; Directed by Glenn Ballard with
Music Direction by Patti Eden
Brook Hill Theatre is proud to present this entertaining production May 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th at 7:30pm.
“Hello, Dolly!” is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce “The Merchant of Yonkers,” which Wilder revised and retitled “The Matchmaker” in 1955.
“Hello, Dolly!” was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick and Champion-five, Inc., winning a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 35 years. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Brook Hill Theatre will definitely be able to capture the fun of this award-winning production.
For tickets call the school Box Office at
Okay this blog is way too long-Believe me there is way more going on than what I have mentioned!!
The best part of this will be your stay at The Rosevine Inn-Of course where

                                                                      Fires burn nightly  
and Breakfast is served daily!!
Innkeeper Becca
Signing off!!  

The Square in Downtown Tyler
Broadway and Erwin Streets, Tyler, TX 75702 United States

Read More: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival |
Celebrating all things Texas barbecue and Texas music, Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival is setting itself up to be one of the biggest events in Tyler’s history.
Fifteen of the most celebrated barbecue restaurants from all over Texas will be on hand to hand out samples of their smoked meats, and they’ll be joined by a dream-come-true concert lineup.
Randy Rogers Band will headline a four-act show that also includes East Texas’ own Whiskey MyersGreen River Ordinance and The Bigsbys.
Participating barbecue joints include Tyler’s own Stanley’s Famous, Austin’s La Barbecue, Lockhart’s historic Black’s BBQ, the legendary Louie Mueller Barbecue from Tyler and many others. You can see all the restaurants coming right here.

Read More: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival |
Celebrating all things Texas barbecue and Texas music, Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival is setting itself up to be one of the biggest events in Tyler’s history.
Fifteen of the most celebrated barbecue restaurants from all over Texas will be on hand to hand out samples of their smoked meats, and they’ll be joined by a dream-come-true concert lineup.
Randy Rogers Band will headline a four-act show that also includes East Texas’ own Whiskey MyersGreen River Ordinance and The Bigsbys.
Participating barbecue joints include Tyler’s own Stanley’s Famous, Austin’s La Barbecue, Lockhart’s historic Black’s BBQ, the legendary Louie Mueller Barbecue from Tyler and many others. You can see all the restaurants coming right here.

Read More: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival |

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas 25 Mar 2014, 4:40 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Our flowers are late!! Guess the cold winter weather had an effect on the blooms. What does that mean for you? It means we have three great weekends with lots of activities with , or without the lovely blooms of our azaleas and spring flowers. We have already discussed the first two weekends-ongoing activities include-9th annual Life in Tyler Photography contest-submit your photos and you could win some great  prizes!, 
Tours of Tyler  is offering some very intriguing options including-historic homes,shopping, dining ,and, of course, haunted places! The Goodman Museum and The McClendon House are both open for tours and both are really showing off for the trails!Coming up  Historic Tyler Home Tours beginning march 28 is Historic Tyler's Historic Home Tours-being kicked of on Friday night with a candlelight party. Also coming up the weekend of march 28th-Azalea Trails Arts and Crafts Fair in Bergfeld park and, one of my very favorite things to do every year, Spirits of Oakwood Cemetery tours only on March 29th!! I blogged on many of these activities on the previous blog!Check it out**   Now for the ongoing activities-so you can make plans!!

First of course   FIRST MONDAY TRADE DAYS!!

For over 150 years Canton, Texas has welcomed Shoppers to the World Famous First Monday Trade Days. is your First Monday "Fone" Book online, helping you find the bargains you're shopping for at Canton Trade Days. Discover the merchants at the Grand Daddy of all Flea Markets, Canton First Monday Trade Days! Known worldwide as that "Canton Flea Market", First Monday Trade Days got it's name in the 1850's as the Circuit Judge came to the County Seat on the First Monday of every month. Swapping and trading just naturally sprang up around the Courthouse Square the weekend before Court on Monday. First Monday was moved to it's present location in 1965 and now up to 7500 vendors gather in Canton, Texas every month to display their wares from "apparel to zithers". You're invited to use a/k/a & to shop ahead for your favorite goodies and stuff and locate the Vendors you'll love to shop with.
First Monday Canton Trade Days has been featured in Country Living, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal,  and  even a live telecast  on Good Morning America.  The A & E Channel has filmed 20 shows here and Southern Living Magazine featured us as well!   We're glad you are coming to Canton's First Monday Trade Days, the Grand Daddy of all Flea Markets.

The Addams Family   at the Cowan Center
April 4 at 7:30pm
THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), and Olivier Award-winning costume and set designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with direction by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. Snap your fingers to the family’s creepy beat!

For questions...
903 566-7424

Ready for a run?
April 5
Get ready for the 3rd annual Tyler Run for Autism benefiting the Treatment and Learning Center for Children with Autism in Tyler.  10K, 5K and 1M fun run/walk plus lots of fun activities for families and children including face painting, bounce houses, great food and silent auction among others.  Every child participating in the event gets a shirt and medal! come support this great event and enjoy beautiful April weather and Azalea trails in downtown Tyler. Visit us at for more details.

 Friday April 3 10-8
Brick Street Village First Friday
Merchants get together and offer refreshments to visitors, walks in the gardens, stroll through the shops,take advantage of specials and door prizes.Music, demonstrations and talks all day.
Located W. Phillips,S. College, S. Bois d' Arc and W. Rusk streets
Call 903-939-8878 or 903-533-1771 for more information

A night of theater, entertainment and LOTS of dancing with something for the everyone. Let the Apache Belles walk you through some of the most memorable sayings, references and quotes of our time using various forms of dance and theater. 
  • Friday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. - $13
  • Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. - $8 (matinee)
  • Saturday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. - $13

Downtown Tyler ArtWalk    Downtown Business open their doors for art exhibits
Saturday, April 5, 2014        including oil and acrylic to jewelry, metal art,and
4-8 p.m.                                       interactive projects. Enjoy live music, dance and more!
Contact 903-593-6905 or click here
How about a Murder Mystery? No not at Rosevine-   although we are planning one soon! Hint June!!  This one is April 5 Saturday 7-10 pm at The McClendon House--it is
                      Murder at the Azalea Ball
Find the clues, ask questions and solve this live action murder mystery set in the 1960's in Tyler following the success of the first Azalea Trail For info 903-592-3533 or 903-245-6535 


Friday, April 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Francesco & Friends
with special guests Holly Marsh, soprano,& Claudia Carroll, flute
Acclaimed Italian pianist Francesco Attesti comes to Liberty Hall for this family oriented program of familiar music by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and much more. Joining Mr. Attesti for the evening are Tyler favorites soprano Holly Marsh and flutist Claudia Carroll.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 7:00 pm
The Art of Attesti
Enjoy Francesco Attesti in solo recital. The program will include music of Brahms, Liszt, and Chopin, and Mr. Attesti’s own arrangements of music by Bach and Rossini.
Concerts are at Liberty Hall, 103 E Erwin, Downtown Tyler
Tickets for each concert are  
Adults:  $20     Students:  $10
General Admission


April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 Pollard Theatre Company, an outreach ministry of Pollard United Methodist Church,3030 Copeland Road, presents “Hello Dolly!” April 2nd-5th (7:30pm each night with a 2:30pm Saturday matinee), at the Founders Center on the Pollard campus.Directed and choreographed by Sara England with Musical Direction by Arnold Sherman, “Hello Dolly!” is a delightful musical comedy.The show follows the adventures of Dolly Levi as a matchmaker in turn-of-the-century New York, and has been called an “irresistible story of the joy of living.” It sparkles with memorable songs such as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” and, of course, “Hello, Dolly!” If show tunes and fun choreography tickle your fancy, this is the show for you.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for those 12 years and under and go on sale March 10th at or (903)730-1056 or call Showtix toll free at (866)967-8167.

 Tyler Children's Clothing  Consignment Sale
April 10-12, 2014
Harvey Convention Center Tyler, Texas
Over 1,000 East Texas families gather twice a year to sell their gently used, name brand items. We fill over 30,000 sq. ft. as well as a tent outside in the parking lot. We have it all. Toys, clothes, books, furniture, baby equipment, maternity items as well as household furniture and home decor. Come Join East Texas' Largest Consignment Sale. Visit our website for more details. Where Smart Moms Find Great Deals.
     Another great play at Tyler Civic Theatre!

April 10-13 7:30pm  April 14 2:30pm
A plane crashes on a deserted island.
The only survivors are a group of school boys.
They live in a land of bright exotic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are inhabited by a terrifying beast!
Before long this well behaved group has turned into a bloodthirsty and murderous tribe!
This adaptation of William Golding's compelling story is about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.
Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature.
DIRECTED BY:  Justin Wayne Purser

East Texas Garden Lecture Series                    April 12 8:30 am


Date:  April 12, 2014

Location:  Tyler Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Time:  8:30 a.m. Registration: 9 a.m.           Details:  Come to this morning program where Dee Bishop,
Smith County Master Gardener and longtime landscape professional, will share ideas on how to easily set out a colorful and inviting welcome mat to your home with plants.  Artfully planted and strategically placed containers and small beds can create a dramatic and warm welcome to your front door, even if you are a renter.
Demonstration planters will be offered as door prizes.
Cost: $15 (or $45 for a season pass to all seven Lecture Series programs).
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith Co office


The event will feature local artists demonstrating a variety of forms, styles and techniques. Every form from watercolor to pottery and sculpture will be on display. There will also be lectures delivered by local professors from UT Tyler. Tours of the Museum and musical performances will be taking place throughout the day.
Also coming at the end of the month of April-Not to be missed!!

PARANORMAL CONFERENCE - AT the Tyler Civic Theater

The 2nd Annual Tyler Paranormal Conference
will be held on
April 26, 2014
at the
 Purchase Tickets Now by Clicking HERE
To read all about this click HERE 
Really lots of fun and we are only less
than a mile from the headquarters!

 Oh I forgot-we had a very special guest here last week! Guess we bragging a little!!  Stevie Jo Rosenbalm from The Voice! He is from "around here" and is a real talent-I am including a clip form you tube so you can here-Keep watch-he is going to do great things. 

   OK That's it until next month!! Easter is April 20-so we will get another edition out about that time! Check us often -and of course come visit and stay at THE ROSEVINE INN B&B- Where fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily!!
Until next time
Innkeeper Becca 
signing off!

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best In East Texas 9 Mar 2014, 6:36 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We lost an hour last night!! What does that mean? SPRING is just around the corner!! That brings more outdoor activities. Lots to do in the area-and Tyler's Azalea Trails is so beautiful-do not know how the cold weather of the past few weeks will effect the flowers, but you can be sure there will be lots to do and see.
Coming up soon to is                                 always lots of fun with wearin' of the green!!

Food for the Hungry presents

THIRD DAY, Skillet, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler & We As Human

March 14, 2014
Door open at 5:30 PM
Show starts at 6:30 PM
Tickets on Sale December 20, 2013 at 10AM

P1 VIP $99.00
VIP Ticket Includes:
Meet & Greet w/ photo opp with members of Skillet & Third Day, you and your
guest(s) -autographed photo -VIP laminate and lanyard -reserved floor seat
in first 5 rows (first order first basis)

Arrive at venue no later than 5pm at designated VIP door. All VIP assets
given at will call prior to VIP event.

P2 $35
P3 $25
P4 $20

Plus Service Fee                Click here to buy tickets online

This sounds interesting!!
Disc Golf Spring Fling

This fun event is designed for opening the season of disc golf for all skill levels and time schedules.  Come on out and enjoy this beautiful property while throwing a disc.  

$5-Recreation Div, short tees, playing for trophies (1 Round only)
$10-Intermediate Div, short/long tees playing for trophies and CTP's (2 Rounds)
$15-Advanced Div, long tees, playing for percentage of the pot (2 Rounds)

8:30 am Registration at Welcome Center
9:00 am Players Meeting at Welcome Center
9:15 am Tee Off - Shotgun Start
Please bring your own lunch - we have refrigeration and microwave on the course

We are gonna be trying out a couple new tee/basket positions during this event for players to evaluate for the future of the course  Location and questions  
18700 S.69
Tyler, TX 75701
For questions...
This we will mention in the next blog also as it continues through April.  Always a blast!

2014 Themed Weekends

  • March 15th and 16th St. Patrick’s Day      March 22nd and 23rd Pirate Invasion
  • March 22 P.M. Pirate Ball                         March 29-30 Festival of Fools
  • March 29th P.M. Masque Ball                   April 5th and 6th Highland Fling
  • April 5 P.M. Celtic Music Festival             April 12-13 Wild, Wild Western European Steampunkfest
  • April 19th Tolkien Fantasy                        April 20th Easter
  • April 26th and 27th Quest for the Holy Grail.
  • The fair features costumed characters, a “Punch and Judy” show, Cirque du Sewer Rat Circus, several vendors, belly dancing, Celtic music, archery, and unscripted jousting, General Manager Keith Waddoups said. It draws about 10,000 people to Troup during the eight weeks that it runs. Each weekend features a different theme while there is a school day open to any area schools that want to
    arrange a visit.
  • Owner Dustin Stephens used to be part of the Texas Renaissance Festival while Waddoups, who hails from England, had performed at various Celtic weekends. When Stephens decided to start a festival in East Texas, Waddoups asked if he needed any help.
    “We try to keep everything historically correct,” Waddoups said.
    The fair features an English court with King Henry VIII and his last wife, Catherine Parr. The 300-year-old “Punch and Judy” show is authentic as is the jousting, he said.
    “We do full contact jousting,” Waddoups said. “If you take a hit, you take a hit. It’s all real. Nothing is rehearsed.”
     For more info email  website
Need to learn something about cars?
 Powder Puff Mechanics Class
March 15 10 a.m.  Glass Recreation Center
 Learn the basics of taking care of your car and extending the life and use. Men and women can bring their cars to the Glass Recreation Center and each be shown under the hood, what is what, and where you need to check and more. Our local mechanic will be on hand for any other additional questions. With the high cost of living, every penny saved, is a penny earned, and to have a working knowledge of what to do with your car to keep it running is an advantage.

Opening Reception for Color and Texture: A Fiber Arts Exhibit

March 15  5:30 pm          Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Gallery Main Street’s Color and Texture: A Fiber Arts Exhibit. The event will feature music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. It’s free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend.


Gallery Main Street
110 W. Erwin
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
(903) 593-6905 

 Spring Fling Style Show

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park DriveTyler, Texas 75702               For questions..
903-561-8509       903-670-3302                 March 18   10 am

Spring Fling Style Show hosted by the Tyler Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Boutique style shopping with Zacki's Unique Boutique of Lindale and many more vendors with their special merchandise. Lunch will be provided by Chez Bazan beginning at 11:30. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by contacting Margaret Perryman at 903-561-8509 or Jennifer Jones at 903-592-4361

 Quilters' Guild of East Texas 33rd  Annual Tyler Quilt Show

 It is time for The Quilters' Guild of East Texas 33rd Annual Tyler Quilt Show! We are very excited this year to announce the Annual Tyler Quilt Show will feature over 200 quilts! 

There will be quilt related demonstrations, as well as a “Bed Turning” to show off some of the older quilts.
We will have over 25 vendors including: All those Quilts, BeStitched, Calico Junction, Creative Sister Fabrics, Davis Log Store, Fabric Cafe, French Knot Quilt Shop, Hands on Tradition, Hardwood Designs, Honey Guy, Jo's Quilting Studio, Jewelry Boutique, Minding My Ps & Qs, Piece Keepers, Quilt Backs and More, Quilt Stitch & Sew, Sew Inspired, the Gray Rooster Wood Shop, Texas Silver Mercantile, Sharman's Sewing Center, Two Bees Fabric, Wonder Arc Designs.
We have a beautiful Donation Raffle quilt & a silent auction benefiting CASA for Kids of East Texas, Refuge of Light, & Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding CenterSo, please help us spread the word.

The 33rd Annual Tyler Quilt Show!
March 21 & 22, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
$6.00 for adults
$5.00 for seniors & children under 12
The Harvey Hall Convention Center
2000 W. Front Street 
Tyler, TX

For further Information-2014 Quilt Show email tylerquiltshow@hotmail.comOur mailing address: PO Box 130773, Tyler, TX 75703-0773.
Ready to run!!
The Tyler Azalea 10k is been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. You will see mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe.
The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer's paradise.
 East Texas Garden Lecture Series
Date: March 22, 2014
Location: Tyler Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Registration: 9 a.m. Details:  Keith Hansen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension horticulturist will discuss selecting the right plants for landscaping projects for long-term success. This will be followed by Laurie Breedlove of Breedlove Landscape Nursery and James Wilhite of Wilhite Landscape fielding your landscape design questions.
Cost: $15 (or $45 for a season pass to all seven Lecture Series programs).
Contact:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith Co office 903-590-2980

East Texas Symphony presents    On Nature  March 22 7:30 pm


Jonathan Gentry
                                             Join Richard Lee and the ETSO for this multi-media concert event featuring works inspired by nature.  The program features Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, reinterpreted with stunning photography by Dr. Scott Lieberman.  Also on the concert, the world premiere of Glacier Bay by Stephen Lias, featuring his own photography, and a performance by 2012 Juanita Miller Competition Grand Prize Winner Jonathan Gentry.     website  

 Cowan Center

3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...

Gala Of The Royal Horses will be playing at the Oil Palace, at 10408 Texas 64, New Henderson Highway, Tyler, Texas. Next performance is on March 22, 2014. There are currently 2 performances scheduled.

Gala Of The Royal Horses is coming to North America for the first time in 2014!

Featuring creator and producer for “Gala of The Royal Horses”, riding Master - Rene Gasser. Some of the most renowned in history, The Royal Horses of Europe are favoured by royalty and horseracing.

The event includes Spanish flamenco dancers with authentic vibrant costumes supplemented by the smooth notes of a guitar to deliver the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away.

Audience also will enjoy numerous performances involving the Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds. The show presents the greatest horses, capable of astonishing maneuvers, including the spectacular maneuvers once used on “The Airs Above The Ground”.                                                                

Louise Mosrie 

Saturday, Mar 15th, 2014

Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)

 Louise Mosrie is part of the new, young breed of Nashville songwriters making good waves in the music industry. Louise’s songwriting career began after college while living in Knoxville, where she produced two independent, pop/folk albums before moving to Nashville in 2004 to hone her song-craft.

Adept across many genres, she settled on Americana/folk as her most natural voice, ably demonstrated in Home, her most recent CD.
Drawing on the sensual imagery of the Deep South, Louise’s songs are filled with deep feeling and uncommon description conveying a world of lush detail and wide-open emotion. Compared to songwriters Nanci Griffith, Lucinda Williams and Patty Loveless, Louise has been also been dubbed “William Faulkner with a guitar.”
Further kudos include New Folk winner at Kerrville in 2009, second place at Telluride in 2011, and Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge in 2011..

      From the Lecture series at The UT Cowan Theatre             

 Robert Edsel

  March 25  7:30 pm

Robert M. Edsel is the author of the non-fiction books, Rescuing Da Vinci and TheMonuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, as well as the book Saving Italy, published in May 2013. He is the co-producer of the documentary film, The Rape of Europa, and Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art. In January 2012 George Clooney announced he would write, direct and star in the film version of Mr. Edsel’s book, The Monuments Men. Additional stars include Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and Bill Murray. This film is slated for release in December of 2013. 903-566-7424  for questions    Cowan Center3900 University Blvd.      Tyler, Texas 75701       


March 20-22

Tickets for floor seats are $30-$25
Balcony seats are $20-$15
VIP Box seats are $200 (seats 4 persons)
Great for the family ages 12 and up 

  APEX Entertainment is proud to present The Mystery of Irma Vep, written by Obie Award-winner Charles Ludlam.

A classic COMEDY named one of the best plays of 1984 by The New York Times, this ridiculous romp begins on a dark and stormy night when Lady Enid and Lord Edgar arrive at their haunted estate and a silly mystery unfolds. Complete with vampires, werewolves, mummies and damsels in distress, the laughs erupt in this side-splitting spoof of horror movies, classic literature, Victorian melodrama, Hitchcock and the conventions of theatre itself.

 and on March 29th 

Bob Schneider in Concert
Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door
 Bob Schneider continues his quest to be indefinable with his latest musical entry "Burden of Proof".  Once again is showcase Bob's incredible chameleonic ability to seamlessly morph from one musical style to the next. His imaginative lyrics and amazing hooks keep coming through though, no matter what style he finds himself in. His fellow Texans as well as his rabid U.S. fanbase will testify to his abilities, as he has become the most awarded singer songwriter in Austin's history, winning over thirty Austin Music Awards. He is a treat! So go ahead and reward yourself! Get your tickets today!  

The Tyler Azalea Trails is march 21 through April 6 2014-here is what is happening the first two weekends-besides the beautiful drives to look at the flowers that is

  We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Make plans to take in the special Azalea and Spring Flower Trail events. We have additional Spring events and year-round attractions to assure your visit to Tyler, Texas is a pleasant one!

The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail travels through eight miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites. The two trails have been routed to maintain an orderly traffic flow so visitors can see as many flowers as possible. From the courthouse on North Broadway, follow the specifically marked Azalea Trail signs southward to enjoy this outstanding celebration of Spring in East Texas.

Friday & Saturday,     March 21-22, 2014 

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Goodman-LeGrand Museum

624 North Broadway Avenue,
Tyler, Texas 75702

The Flower Market has been expanded to an upscale open-air market where artisans and vendors can sell everything from:

  • garden décor
  • hand-made items like jewelry
  • home-baked goods
  • specialty food items
  • bedding plants
  • herbs
  • bulbs
  • produce
  • wine
  • plus live entertainment
  • concessions and more.

This two day event is open to the public, and admission is free.
Of course we have already featured the Four Winds Faire , The Tyler Quilt Show, The Azalea 10-K and the ETSO Concert "On Nature"
Also happening on March 22

The 26th Annual Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour(click here)
Presented by
Kiepersol Estates & The Tyler Bicycle Club
Every route will have the opportunity to tame the BEAST!
All routes are more challenging than ever, can you say "Hills?”  “Steeper?” The 67 mile route is the most changeling route that we have ever offered, so if you intend to ride this route come prepared, we wouldn’t want the Beast to seize another cyclist’s soul. Making this your first 67 miler of the year, not recommended.
 Once again this year the 67 mile route will include A RACE!!

1st $250, 2nd $175, 3rd $100 (separate for men and women)
Non Paid Participants/Riders will have a $2 fee for lunch, you can purchase tickets at the event Saturday or Friday night.
Camp Ford Living History     March 22  10-5
Men and women in period costumes, firing of the cannon every hour, exhibits, flag retirement ceremony and mock battles. Located at Camp Ford park, 6500 hwy. 271
Contact 903-725-6774   free but donations are accepted  

This only happens once and year and is a do not miss!!
 "Spirits of Oakwood"
Guided walking tour through Tyler's historic Oakwood Cemetery. Historians in period costumes are at selected grave sites and bring that person to life, telling their life story. Many of Tyler's early pioneers and notable citizens are buried in this "Texas Historic Cemetery". $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Funds raised from this event are used to repair the broken and damaged markers in the cemetery. This event is sponsored by the "Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee".

 This is our 10th year of tours and have titled this year, "The Best of the Past" and will revisit our "favorite" 9 spirits from previous tours. (I do have a photo from a past year that could be used). c
orner of Oakwood and Palace   March 29
Tyler, Tx 75702
For questions...
2014 Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday and Sunday March 29-30 9-6
We invite you to stroll in the park and shop at our annual arts and crafts fair. Only handcrafted items will be sold including: clothing, jewelry, candles, paintings, decorative items and more. For more information please call Debbie at (903) 531-1214.          
  Mary John Spence Proudly Presents
"Showcasing the Works of Shirley Simons, Sr."

Saturday, March 29, 2014: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
 Candlelight Tour and Party 

March 28th 7-11 $100 guests $75 members

Taking reservations now by check or phone   903 595-1960
click here for more info

So that is it until the end of the month!!
We will put up another blog in a couple of weeks to feature the last week of The Tyler Azalea Trails and more April events!!
Until then do not forget to visit us at 
The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast where Fires burn nightly and Breakfast is served daily.
Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off 



Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-The Best in East Texas 9 Feb 2014, 10:57 am

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Well Valentines Day is upon us. Hope you are staying with us at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Want to let you know what the happenings are in the area.Check out the previous blog for some great venues starting on February 13 through 15** including  The Million Dollar Quartet, Casablanca at The Liberty Theater, An Evening with Cole Porter presented by The Tyler Civic Chorale and a not to be missed show-Marcia Ball!!  Let's explore some other happenings!!

The Official Blues Brothers Revue Feb20@7:30PM

This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie, and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem. Upbeat and uplifting, THE BLUES BROTHERS™ REVUE is fun for all ages. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, the show includes all the classics such as such as “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide,” “Gimme Some Lovin’” and more! The Blues Brothers™ is a registered trademark of Applied Action Research Corp. and Judith Belushi Pisano. All Rights Reserved.

 Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.Tyler, Texas 75701   

For questions...
903 566-7424


The Jordan World Circus 2014


SATURDAY FEB. 22ND * 3:00 & 7:00PM  
SUNDAY FEB. 23RD * 1:00 & 5:00 PM 


***Free child ticket available on our web page***

FaceBook: TheJordanWorldCircus

**For special promotion in your area... Visit our facebook fan page**

Buy advance tickets on our web page and get $2 dollars off on each ticket you purchase!!!

Adults $18.99 & Children $14.99

 At the Liberty Theater 

 Mary Poppins (1964)
Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $6

Love This Movie!!

A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

"I Am Jack" presented by Monkey Baa Theater
Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10
VIP boxes are $100
For children 8 - 14

 This excellent one man show explores the often overlooked insidious taunting and teasing that bullies are so adept at inflicting on their victims. Based on Susanne Gervay’s inspiring novel, I am Jack explores the journey of a smart, funny, 11 year old boy. Jack is being bullied at school and it is not long before the emotional pressure begins to build inside him. What starts as an off-the-cuff joke during a handball competition soon turns into a set of circumstances whereby Jack is no longer safe in the school yard? As much as he wants to tell his Mom he can’t, for at home there is conflict of a different kind. Jack’s Mom’s
boyfriend Rob is about to move in and Jack’s place in the household is about to be usurped. But help is on its way! With the use of self-expression through photography, Jack begins to make sense of his world, of his relationships with others, and most importantly, with himself.
The work’s charm and humor has succeeded in delighting and informing young audiences. Jack takes us on a touching and sometimes comical journey as he moves from victim to victor. One actor plays eleven characters, moving with ease between each one. I am Jack is based on the true story of author Susanne Gervay’s son, who at the age of 11 experienced being bullied. What is unique about this bullying themed show is that the character of Jack is just a normal, fun kid, not an outsider. The show explores how peer pressure can grow rapidly and intensively and peer pressure can take over.

Four Funny Guys Comedy Show
March 1 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP box seats are $125 (seat 4)

Comedy Central has called Aaron Aryanpur “likable, well-written and fresh.” Funniest Comic in Texas 2012
Winner, Aaron has appeared in comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, bars and boardrooms across the country. Votem one of Maxim Magazine Bud Light’s “Real Men of Comedy” and a recent Semi-Finalist in
NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity,” Aaron could also be seen opening for nationally touring act like Maz Jobrani and Anjelah Johnson.Drawing on his experiences as a husband, father, corporate employee and having lived a lifetime of being tragically uncool, Aaron delivers laughs show after show with his unique perspective and likeable deliver
Jason James is a writer and cast member of the syndicated
morning show Eye Opener:  Eye Opener can be seen Mon-Fri in Dallas, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland and even, yes, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. For the past year he has been writing for the wildly successful radio show; Kidd Kraddick in the Morning and it's now televised version of the show, Dish Nation. When not writing he performs stand-up in clubs across the country.
Tyler Elliot

Brandon Davidson
 And Tyler's Own

Take 2 in Concert
Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door
VIP boxes are $150

Take 2 is a six member band from Tyler that pays true homage to the genre of Classic Rock in an impressive musical journey taking you back in time like no other band.  Members: Greg Murphy, Paul 'Turk' Henry, Jack Harris, Phil Rumbley, Tony Marsh and Tom McGowan, along with guest musician Eli Love,  will bring the best of Classic Rock hits that have stood the test of time.  Returning to Liberty Hall after a sold-out concert in 2012,  this show promises to once again rock the audience with amazing quality sound and entertainment.  Founding member and guitarist Greg Murphy says:   " We take pride in doing these tunes the way they were originally written".  Anyone who lived the '60s, '70s and even the '80s will appreciate Take 2's ability and talent to showcase their beloved Classic Rock roots.  With influences like The Rolling Stones,  ZZ Top, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, The Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Santana, and so many more, Take 2's forte is a concert setting,  and set against the retro-renovated Liberty Hall, this show is a must-see.

TJC Presents Sweeney Todd

 Wise Auditorium February 26 – March 1 All performances  @ 7:30pm

 Sweeney Todd (a musical thriller) (The demon barber of Fleet Street)
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by TJC faculty member Rebecca Faulds Musical Direction by Andrea Trent

Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter  In the Movie!

Winning the 1979 Tony Award for Best Musical, Stephen Sondheim's “thrilling and brilliant, exquisite and beautiful” masterpiece of murderous "barber-ism" and culinary crime is set in 19th-century London and tells the twisted, terrifying tale of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after being banished for 15 years on false charges. Now he's ready to exact revenge on those who wronged him. *May not be appropriate for our younger patrons

 TJC box office opens Wednesday, February 19
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors

 Walk 4 Water                                                March 1, 9 am Southside Park

Walk 4 Water is a four-mile fundraising walk to bring clean water to people all around the world.  Every day in developing countries, women and children walk an average of four miles to collect the

water their family needs for the day.  Not only is this chore keeping the children from school, but the dirty water they are bringing home is killing them at an alarming rate. This is why thousands of concerned people choose to "walk so they don't have to!" Please come and walk with us to help fill this need.  Register online and receive a t-shirt the day of the event.  Donations are also accepted online. Contact

 After the walk*********

Rose City Chili Cookoff

Rose City Chili Pod will be hosting the 33rd Ever Rose City Chili Cookoff Tyler Texas March 1, 2014, at Gander Mountain on Hwy 69 South.

Gates open at 11:00, $5 donation includes tasting cup, spoon and a ballot to vote for People's Choice chili.             Registration for cooks begins at 8:45 AM Saturday.  Goody bags to first 50 registered cooks.

**CASI sanctioned cookoff - $20 entry fee, turn in at 2:00 PM. Other competitions include a Bean cookoff, $10 entry, turn-in at 12 noon, 50/30/20 payback; Junior division chili for ages 7-17, $10

entry fee, turn-in at 1:00 PM. Cooks meeting to be held at 10:00.**         This event is open to the public, anyone can come cook in any of the competitions.  Showmanship, which is judged on Theme, Costume, Booth Decoration, Action and Audience Participation will begin approx. 11:00. Chili will be judged on Aroma, Red Color, Consistency, Taste and Aftertaste,according to the rules of CASI.                                                                                                                                        Proceeds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.For information contact Blu Monday-Daniels at 903-372-2818 or


Historical Marker Dedication

Ceremony for Tyler Commercial College       March 1@2pm

Historical Marker ceremony to dedicate the marker for Tyler Commercial
College sponsored by Smith County Historical Society

125 S. College
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
903-595-4877           (903)-592-5993

  So much going on and Canton Trades Day, Too

 February 27 through March 2

 Godspell           March 3 at 7:30 P.M.

Prepare ye for GODSPELL, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy® and

Academy Award®'-winning composer of Wicked. Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time in a brand new intimate, one-of-a-kind production. Raise your spirit with the Tony®-nominated score filled with the popular hits "Day By Day," "Light of the World," and "Turn Back, O Man." This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world – and now you can join in the celebration as a spectacular ensemble of bright young stars stirs your soul, raises your spirit and lifts you right out of your seat. So come sing about love at GODSPELL! 

Cowan Center

3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701

For questions...
903 566-7424            903-566-7424

Our local Civic Theatre does such a great Job on Productions-You need to try to catch a Play!

Fri, Mar 7 at 7:30pmSat, Mar 8 at 7:30pmSun, Mar 9 at 2:30pmThu, Mar 13 at 7:30pmFri, Mar 14 at 7:30pmSat, Mar 15 at 7:30pmSun, Mar 16 at 2:30pm  

Tyler Civic Theatre Center
400 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
(903)-592-0561        Adapted by Bro Herrod.
 Music and Lyrics by Barry Manilow.  Based on the world - famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith.
Here is a hilarious version of the immortal story of the Drunkard-the most famous melodrama ever written and the foundation for the hundreds of melodramas that have followed.  Audiences are captivated by this classic as love battles liquor for the life and soul of the upstanding hero, Edward Middleton.  On the side of love are sweet, innocent Mary and her ever-loving, ever-whining mamma, Mrs. Wilson.  Plying the liquor with dastardly intent are cruel, scheming Lawyer Cribbs and his cringing crony, Stickler.  In the end, of course, the hero wins out over demon rum and true love triumphs over all.
Ticket Price:  $15.00 - $18.00
This is so interesting-

THE DRUNKARD or THE FALLEN SAVED was first presented in 1844 at the Boston Museum, which was anxious to capitalize on the rising popularity of the Temperance Movement. The production met with instant success ~ played for 14U performances and was soon being toured by various troupes.
When Boston audiences began to dwindle, P. T. Barnum latched onto THE DRUNKARD and brought it to
New York and staged it in the Moral Lecture Room of his American ^ Museum. In true Barnum style he began the Ballyhoo by himself publicly taking the "pledge" and during the entire run of 150 performances he personally appeared between acts to lecture for Temperance and encourage the audience to take the "pledge" — with provisions arranged for so doing at the box office.
It was soon noted that many of the nightly audience of two thousand would laugh in the wrong places. Worse yet, many males between acts checked out for a fast belt to fortify themselves for the denouement. The women, however, absorbed every nuance of the melodrama and wept and sobbed throughout each performance. Barnum did a slight land-office business on the side by selling handkerchiefs. He finally decided to close THE DRUNKARD when he found the crass Yorkers applauding the villain, encouraging the hero to drink and vilely cursing the reformers.
THE DRUNKARD had regular revivals as the Temperance Movement flowed high and waned low down through the following decades - hitting its second peak in the '90s and was still going strong leading in the Prohibition Era. In 1933 the play was vividly revived in Los Angeles and enjoyed the longest run in the history of legitimate theatre, Playing to packed houses of hissing and booing audiences until it_ finally closed in 1962. In 1964 Bro Herrod decided to have a go with THE DRUNKARD and thought this time around it should be given the full musical treatment. The musical version with music and lyrics by Barry Manilow opened at the 13th Street Theatre in New York and ran continuously for six years. Encouraged by audience approval, Herrod and Manilow experimented with new staging and injected new music , a revised version opened in 1970, which ran another two years

Don't Forget!!  Helen Lee's Garden!!  It will open sometime in February-We have had such a cold snap that the flowers are late to arrive! You may call 903-845-5780  to get updates and to learn if the garden is open.

How all of this beauty came about exemplifies the classic rags to riches story.  Mr. T. W. Lee and his wife Helen had very little to their names when they were married.  However, with an entrepreneur's spirit and determination, he found his way into the oil business during the East Texas oil boom.  The couple became wealthy and purchased land outside of Gladewater. They planned on using it for its gravel content in order to pave the roads, airport runway, and rodeo parking lot in Gladewater. Mr. Lee also established the town's first newspaper and radio station. Mr. Lee died in 1954 leaving his wife as his only namesake.  
Mrs. Lee loved the land that her husband purchased so much that she bought  adjoining land until the ranch  amassed over 1,000 acres. She took this raw land and transformed it into a budding paradise; converting the gravel pits into a 5-acre lake and a 3-acre pond. Both of these were stocked with bass, perch, and catfish, while surrounded by abundant wildlife of all kinds, some of which were deer, wild turkey, all types of birds, snakes, and bobcats.  Mrs. Lee purchased an entire boxcar load of daffodil bulbs from Holland and they were all planted with approximately 40 workers, including Mrs. Carolyn Owens Johnson's grandparents, Mamie and Nathaniel Scott, whom worked for Mrs. Lee from 1952-1984.  Mrs. Johnson is the current manager of Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens.

To add to the setting, Mrs. Lee had a one room pioneer log cabin replica constructed in 1954. It rests overlooking the 3-acre pond named Lake Josephine, after her mother. This is where she enjoyed spending quiet time with her flowers and nature.  Mrs. Lee survived her husband by thirty years and died in July of 1984. At her request the garden was opened to the public in the spring, following her death.  Since the garden officially opened, there have been thousands of visitors from all over the state, country and even the world to visit the garden.  Such countries represented have been Bolivia, Brazil, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland, to name a few.  Approximately 2,500-6,000 visitors are expected on an annual basis within the 2-month period that the gardens are open to the public.
The Next time we will have a really lot of things to tell you about. The annual Azalea Trails start here the third weekend of March-so get ready!

In the mean time plan now for your visit to Tyler and you stay at The Rosevine Inn B&B where fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily!

Until next time                                                                                                                           Innkeeper Becca signing off


Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-The Best In East Texas 20 Jan 2014, 6:32 pm

This is a map to Lee's garden,see the story at the end of the blog.  

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We are well in to January-the month we all regroup and hope we can keep our New Year's resolutions! We are well on the way to Valentine's Day. it is not too early to make your plans-which should include at least one night-better two!-at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.  It can be on the big weekend-or before or after-after all it is just a day. Read here about a few of the great things going on in the area until Valentine's Day and  after!                                                                                           

A  Free Concert!
Quink Vocal Ensemble
Jan 25 at 7PM
 Quink Vocal Ensemble is an  acappella quartet from The Netherlands, whose vast repertoire stretches from the Middle Ages to Contemporary music, spanning more than 800 years of musical history.  As part of their 2014 US tour, the ensemble will present a concert on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7:00 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 S. Bois d'Arc Avenue, Tyler, Texas.  This concert will be presented free of charge and is open to the public.  Child care will be provided.

This show will combine the best of two hilarious improv groups into one screaming ball of laughter. This combined group of Card 53 and Fourth Wall, improv from Dallas, will use audience input and suggestions to create comedic scenes and music.

Fourth Wall Comedy is comprised of some of the most experienced improvisers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, and includes Tyler’s own Card 53 member, Jamey Whitley. Fourth Wall has won "Festival Favorite" at the Frisco Comedy Festival. Additionally Card 53, of Tyler, continues to be the only improv comedy troupe in the Tyler/Longview area and brings this new form of entertainment to East Texas. They strive to bring comedy to an area growing with the love of entertainment. These two forces of comedy will blend together to bring us some of the craziest moves done on a live stage. If you like to laugh you will not want to miss Card Fifty-Fourth Wall!

Please only 17 years and up.
At Liberty Hall-Downtown Tyler 
 Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes are $125 each

Time for Canton First Monday Weekend January30 through February 2
This one is always a great one!! Not real crowded and lots of really good buys.
 What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back.

This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items

First-Saturday C & W Dance                February 1 at 7PM 

 Make a date to meet at TASCA for an evening of Country and Western Dancing on the first Saturday of each month. The next dance will be held on February 1 from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the TASCA Activity Center Ballroom. Music provided by "Caddo Creek." Bring a snack to share and have fun. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information call (903) 871-3217 or send an email to

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 • 7:30 PM

 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, political speaker Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold, lucid and original writing. For three decades, Krauthammer's award-winning commentary has helped frame the very shape of American foreign policy as a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, as well as a weekly panelist on Inside Washington. He is also a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX's evening news program, "Special Report with Bret Baier."


Beyond the Pale: Live, Original                   Celtic Music Concert                                      Feb. 8 at 7:30pm

Artwork (photos) available at 14+ or with adult, please Doors open at 7:00 pm turning to The Old Firehouse, Beyond the Pale lives up to its name, delivering a wild musical ride outside the boundaries of convention. Delighting audiences for over fifteen years, the band is grounded in the traditional roots music of America, Ireland and Northern Europe with imaginative ventures across musical borders. Expect the unexpected as fiddle, flute, hammered dulcimer, accordion, guitar, saxophone whistles concertina, mandolin and percussion conspire to hold you spellbound! Last time these folks played The Old Firehouse, we had standing room only! Be sure to get your tickets early

Fun Event and Fundraiser for a great cause

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary              Chili Bowl and Auction                            February 11 5:30 to 8

The Salvation Army will be having their 11th Annual Chili Bowl and Auction on February 11th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Harvey Convention Center. Former Sheriff J.B. Smith will again provide his own chili recipe, cultivated after his years of experience as a judge in the World Championship International Chili Cook-Off in Terlingua. Smith will also be serving as the Auctioneer for the event.  Members of the Christian Cross Spoke Riders motorcycle group will be assisting in the Auction.The Silent Auction will be huge again this year with many favorite items to bid on. 

Tickets are available for $10 at The Salvation Army, 633 N. Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX.

: Million Dollar Quartet                                   Feb. 13 7:30 pm   The Cowan Center

The 2010 Tony® award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the

famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame!  

Casablanca for Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $8
VIP Box Seats are $100 - each box will get champagne and chocolates for your special valentine

 In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....

Trivia for you!!   Rosevine Inn extended stay suites will open a Casablanca Room VERY SOON !


The Tyler Civic Chorale and its soloists perform the music of Cole Porter. Silent auction; chocolate desserts; espresso bar. $25 per person; tickets available at or from any chorister.

Marcia Ball in Concert
Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $30 floor, $25 - $20 balcony
VIP Box Seats $200

Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin's deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as "a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues."


This Garden usually opens Valentine's day weekend! We will feature it again in the next blog-we love it and want as many of our guests as possible to enjoy it, too!!

Most people have never heard of it...   yet those who have, believe it is a private paradise tucked away among the East Texas landscape. It is considered to be the best kept secret in East Texas. Mrs. Lee's Garden is a 816-acre tract of land that is drastically transformation every February and March. Each spring the acreage becomes a golden haven of beauty. Millions of golden daffodils, scattered over approximately 28 acres, begin to bloom.  Visitors can see all the beauty by traveling along a four-mile trail that meanders around two lakes, between wooded valleys, and around a replica pioneer log cabin.  It is a sight that leaves visitors in absolute awe.

Within the boundaries of this 918-acre farm is a lesson of history, a sermon on the wonders of God's nature and much beauty for people to see.  Due to the hard work, patience and love of Mrs. Lee, for her God, her country and her fellowman, to be able to add to the beauty of nature for all to enjoy as much as she did.
The garden opens, depending on Mother Nature, around the middle of February and remains open through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom. The garden's ability to open depends upon two things:
  • Road conditions- it is closed when the roads are wet.
  • The garden's future ability to remain open depends upon the number of people who visit and register their attendance. 
    The garden is open during this time seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  For Road Conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens directly at (903)845-5780 or email.

 Well there we go!! Hope we see many of you soon. Happy Valentine's Day.
and don't forget
Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!


Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas 19 Dec 2013, 6:22 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
It is not too late to make a reservation at the Rosevine Inn to ring in the New Year!
Just click on our name and make your reservation online. We always include a small bottle of bubbly and a Happy new year trinket for our guests on Dec 31st!

January is quiet and relaxing time in Tyler-don't get me wrong-there is still plenty of music in the evening. There is still plenty of shopping and great food at our many great restaurants !

One of our favorite spots downtown is Jakes!!
This spot is downtown-the food is fantastic. They have a really fun 'happy hour" menu Monday through Friday with drink and appetizer specials that is really a great value. The Chaveta is a rooftop experience that is unique to Tyler. We love going and watching the sunset while relaxing with a beverage mixed by the wonderful bartenders. Jakes is also perfect for a special evening! The menu is available online at .

Next door to Jakes is our favorite Mexican Restaurant
Don Juan
This is a really good Mexican restaurant-if you are looking for Tex-Mex -this is NOT the place for you. The food here is not alot of chili and cumin! Click here for menus and photos! if like a really good margarita may I suggest "The Short Steve" !!

Next on the List is
                                Marios Italian Restaurant
They do not have a website-but let that stop you-This is a great spot for
a date or a big family group! The food is classic Italian-just what you
Israel Entertains
expect to find-the Pizza is really good but the pasta is too!!                                 An added bonus---the great people who own and work there!
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday-Israel will entertain you with his wide selection of music.  Here is a link to see the menu and get directions

We have a famous BBQ joint in Tyler    Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ
featured in Texas Monthly Magazine as on of the


Stanley's is the oldest operating Mom & Pop BBQ Joint in Tyler, Texas. Serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 50 years.  Stanley himself has been off of the scene for more than a decade, but with a new owner and pit master, who took over the nearly 60 year-old-joint in 2000, has revived the quality of its barbecue--all the usual suspects plus ham and turkey--and spruced up the atmosphere: It's now a cross between a fifties diner and a rustic hunting lodge.  They also tinkered with the tangy house sauce, but the thick slices of lean brisket (smoked for 16+ hours) and juicy pork-and-beef sausage taste better left alone.  If you visit at lunch, consider a sandwich called the Brother-in-Law: hotlink, chopped beef, and cheese. Yes, cheese.  You'll wonder why it hasn't been a barbecue staple forever.   Click here For much more information!!

Okay-This one has been our favorite for Years!!

Bernard's was envisioned as a getaway, where all East Texans could escape to and experience the great tastes of the Mediterranean. With that in mind we have paid special attention to the relaxing atmoshpere and the extraordinary tastes you will experience at Bernard's. They have great steaks, pasta, wonderful fresh fish dishes, etc-All with a French flair! Click here for menus and directions

Another really wonderful fine dining experience in our city is CURRENTS 
An oasis tucked away in the heart of the city, Currents offers elegant and contemporary interpretations of French and American cuisines in a contemporary atmosphere.
Serving lunch and dinner for over 17 years, Currents is a great place to meet your friends for a casual lunch, enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or reserve the entire place for your next private event. 
CLICK HERE for menus and directions
A fabulous place that we send many people to is
From Steak to Seafood, Gourmet Sandwiches to Salads, Soup to Desserts you’ll find something on our menu to satisfy every taste.

Our signature dishes include…                     

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • Chicken Crepes

  • Heavenly Chicken Salad

  • Fresh Soups, Made Daily

  • Hot & Cold Spiced Tea

     Dine & Dance!   Live Music every Friday and Saturday Evening as “Bob and Kenny” play favorite songs of yesteryear.  Click here for more info  

    OK what is the deal with Italian Restaurants and websites!!  Well another really good "Mom and Pop" in Tyler is                    Little Italy

     They make their own pasta and the food is delicious !! Click here for more info

     Last but not least is Villa Montez

     East Texas' Contemporary Latin Kitchen 

    Villa Montez is a unique casual family dining restaurant,bringing you the best of the “Cocina Latina” Latin Kitchen. Our festive and friendly environment is the perfect place for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our vision is to provide a unique dining experience in Tyler’s most beautiful setting. We will empower our team members to deliver a memorable experience for every guest, every time! We will cook with the best quality and freshest ingredients available to us. This is why all of our sauces are made fresh daily in house. We are committed to being the BEST CHOICE of East Texas. During the Summer we grow all our own organic herbs & vegetables! Click here for more info   

    Check back-if you don't already!-there are new spots opening all the time and this list is by far not complete!!  We will talk about the newest restaurant is Juls can't wait to try it!!

    Let us not forget canton First Monday Trade Days 

    January 2-5 2014-this is always a good one!!

    Do not miss it-really good bargains.

     The Tyler Civic Theatre next production is

     Huge oil reserves have been discovered in The Chagos Islands and O.P.E.C. is pressuring the Chagosians to join the cartel.A CIA agent, who gets caught in all his own booby traps and security measures, and an under Secretary of State, whose life appears to be run by her libido, are sent to a safe house in the mountains of Virginia to begin negotiations for the U.S. to place the Chagos Islands under their protection. Except, no one knows who the islands' representative really is. Could it be the stranded televangelist, his innocent secretary, the ex-marine caretaker or the mysterious neighbor?   What a comedy!

    Showing   Fri, Jan 17 at 7:30pmSat, Jan 18 at 7:30pmSun, Jan 19 at 2:30pmThu, Jan 23 at 7:30pmFri, Jan 24 at 7:30pmSat, Jan 25 at 7:30pmSun, Jan 26 at 2:30pm

    click here for more info   

    East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents

                                                           The Five Browns

     Five famous siblings, five grand pianos, Richard Lee and your East Texas Symphony Orchestra make this a unique concert experience you won't want to miss. 

    January 18 7:30 pm at the Cowan Center!!   For more information click here

    Also at the Cowan

    Dance Theatre of Harlem: Believe Again

    January 23 at 7:30 pm


    DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center, and Dancing Through Barriers® — a national and international education and community outreach program. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy and unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences across the country and around the world.

     For more information click here

    Well that is about it -We hope everyone rings in the new year safe and sound

    Hope we get to see every one of you in 2014. Come visit us at THE ROSEVINE INN BED AND BREAKFAST WHERE 





     Innkeeper Becca Signing off!!