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Old House Near Alamodome Reveals Inner Workings Of The 'Tricentennial Clock'

10/9/2018
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Near railroad tracks, in the shadow of the Interstate 37 interchange, and about a football field away from the Alamodome, sits a house dating back to 1883 — a mauve- and cream-colored Roatzsch-Griesenbeck-Arciniega house, the only old structure within hundreds of yards.

Duration:00:03:41

HemisFair '68 Revisited: A Half Century Later

10/5/2018
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Fifty years ago, HemisFair '68 opened its gates. The international extravaganza, held at the heart of the city, opened on April 6, 1968 , and closed six months later on Oct. 6th.

Duration:00:04:29

HemisFair '68 Revisited: Event That Transformed San Antonio

10/5/2018
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As San Antonio celebrates its 300th birthday, HemisFair '68 celebrates its 50th. The world's fair opened April 6, 1968 , closed six months later, and San Antonio would never be the same.

Duration:00:04:26

Sisters Morales To Make Rare Live Performance

10/3/2018
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I was trying hard to remember. Could it really have been 20 years since the last time Sisters Morales had visited us at Texas Public Radio? As Lisa and Roberta Morales made their way into our back studio, we all recalled being in this building before… and certainly at Cibolo Creek Country Club in early 1998, when my friend and former TPR colleague David Furst brought them to the stage for a live edition of the late, great “Sunday Night Session.” (You can hear that show at the bottom of this...

Duration:00:20:25

SOLI Chamber Ensemble Opens 25th Season

10/1/2018
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For 25 years, the award-winning SOLI Chamber Ensemble has been in the vanguard of contemporary music in South Texas. Over the years, they’ve premiered more than 60 commissioned works from new and emerging composers, including Ned Rorem, Robert X. Rodriguez, Steven Mackey, and many others. The chamber group's season opens on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Jazz, TX with a program called "Traces," which will be repeated on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Taylor Concert Hall on the Trinity...

Duration:00:14:52

Fronteras Extra: San Antonio Musician Azul Barrientos

9/28/2018
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Azul Barrientos is a singer and musician who is keeping Mexican musical traditions alive. Born in Mexico City, she makes her home in San Antonio, where she is an artist in residence at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center , a grassroots arts and cultural organization located on San Antonio’s predominantly Hispanic West Side.

Duration:00:04:09

San Antonio's 35th Annual Jazz Fest Set For Travis Park

9/20/2018
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Historic Travis Park will be alive with music this weekend, when Jazz 'SA Live kicks off its 35th annual music event at Travis Park downtown, said the San Antonio Parks Foundation's Adam Fleming.

Duration:00:01:43

Camerata San Antonio Begins A Musical Conversation And Celebrates An Anniversary

9/13/2018
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As the weather begins to cool, San Antonio's music scene is heating up. For example, Camerata San Antonio is in celebration mode. Cellist and co-founder Ken Freudigman explains that the group has reached an important milestone. "It's the beginning of our 15th season here in San Antonio playing great chamber music," he said. Their weekend performances will mark that anniversary with a special theme. “We're doing a program called ‘ Conversation ,’” he explained. “It's three works by...

Duration:00:01:46

Opera San Antonio Star On 'Traviata,' Verdi, Opera First-Timers

9/12/2018
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Opera San Antonio opens its season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts this Thursday and Saturday night with “La Traviata,” a doomed romance by Giuseppe Verdi that’s nevertheless full of life. It’s one of the most popular works in the operatic repertoire. Baritone Weston Hurt , from Texas, plays the role of Giorgio Germont, father to Alfredo, played by San Antonio native David Portillo. In the story, Germont is the one who tries to keep Alfredo and his love, Violetta, apart. “Many...

Duration:00:04:59

Azul Barrientos: A 'Call For Unity' At Heart Of New Album

9/11/2018
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A San Antonio-based artist and singer has released a new album with the hopes that it underscores our common humanity.

Duration:00:01:33

San Antonio Symphony Opens Season In The Black And In Action

9/6/2018
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Last winter, the future of the San Antonio Symphony was in doubt, after contract talks between the musicians union and the Symphony broke down. But a few days into the new year, a cash infusion from Bexar County, and the City of San Antonio, not to mention overwhelming public support, helped the San Antonio Symphony finish its season strong. According to the Symphony’s interim executive director, Michael Kaiser, the organization is opening this season $200,000 in the black. In an interview...

Duration:00:13:37

Fronteras: Edward James Olmos Discusses The Classic 'The Ballad Of Gregorio Cortez'

8/31/2018
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Actor and director Edward James Olmos, best known for his roles including patriarch Abraham Quintanilla Jr. in the film “Selena,” his Oscar-nominated roles as teacher Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver,” and Detective Gaff in “Blade Runner” and “Blade Runner 2049,” joins us to discuss the new Criterion Collection release of “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.”

Duration:00:21:30

San Antonio's Artpace Selects New Director

8/31/2018
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Updated 5:50 p.m. One of the city's major art institutions has appointed a new director. Riley Robinson has been named to the top position, but he’s hardly new to Artpace — his time there dates back nearly a quarter century.

Duration:00:01:43

Austin Baroque Orchestra Performs 'Louis, Louis'

8/30/2018
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Billy Traylor of the Austin Baroque Orchestra said there's one thing in particular that makes the group stand out.

Duration:00:01:43

Dancewicz-Doucet Duo To Perform In Boerne's Cave Without A Name

8/23/2018
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A classical music duo is putting on an adventurous concert in Boerne next week.

Duration:00:01:43

Your Weekend's Here: Party On The Tower Plaza; Zarzuela; & Summer Jazz Wrap Up

8/17/2018
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The is weekend here, and music events are planned throughout the city.

Duration:00:01:42

San Antonio Symphony Opens Rehearsals To Students

8/16/2018
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The San Antonio Symphony 's 2018-2019 season doesn't start until late September, but there's something some parents and students may want to put on their calendars: rehearsals are now open to music students.

Duration:00:01:45

Fronteras Extra: Antonio Sanchez On Improvisation, Inspiration

8/10/2018
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Drummer Antonio Sanchez wrote and performed the music for the 2014 Oscar-winning film “Birdman,” directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Duration:00:02:55

Fronteras: Lessons From 'Hamilton'; Conjunto Rockers; & Scoring 'Birdman'

8/10/2018
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On Fronteras: Texas high school students use lessons learned from the Broadway smash “Hamilton” to create original performance pieces (0:16). A profile of a San Antonio musician who stands at the crossroads of punk and conjunto (4:39). Jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez talks about composing music for the 2014 movie “Birdman” (9:56).

Duration:00:21:30

Morgan: Texas' 'Kinkiest' Character Releases New Album

7/30/2018
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Kinky Friedman is one of Texas's truly bizarre characters.

Duration:00:05:13