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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#9: Deep Ellum and the Dallas Live Music Scene

19 minutes

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From its early days as the birthplace of Texas Blues to its rebrith as a home for alternative music, Deep Ellum has always been a significant cultural touchstone for Texas. Join us as we explore the fascinating history of the “deep end of Elm” and its dramatic contemporary resurgence.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite South Texas coastal spot (featured in a movie)?

Dallas historian Jesse James Arnold discusses Deep Ellum in the 1930s and 40s:

A 1990 short film about the early history and 1980s revival of Deep Ellum:

Local legend The Reverend Horton Heat walks through Deep Ellum, reminiscing about its history:

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