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Art Struts Day And Night In Peacock Alley

3/14/2019
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A new art installation downtown grew out of some large black and white pictures by Michael Cirlos , extracted from his book Humans of San Antonio . It's in a spot that’s quite accessible but perhaps not in a place the public would normally visit.

Duration:00:01:44

True Stories Of Meeting David Byrne, With Stephen Tobolowsky

3/8/2019
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In the early 1980s, actor Stephen Tobolowsky was living in Los Angeles with his girlfriend at the time, Beth Henley. Henley was hot off the success of winning a Pulitzer Prize for her play, “Crimes of the Heart.” The play’s success drew the attention of Hollywood, including director Jonathan Demme, who was looking for his next project after “Melvin and Howard.”

Duration:00:07:46

Group Explores Native American History At The San Antonio Missions

3/7/2019
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The San Antonio Missions are great gateways for visitors to explore the city's Spanish colonial past. But an event at the San Juan Mission on Saturday is a reminder that the real story they offer may be much bigger than we think.

Duration:00:01:51

SOLI To Feature Student Composers, 'Ballads' Suite Premiere

3/5/2019
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Since the fall, SOLI Chamber Ensemble has been working with students from four area universities on a project to debut eight new compositions at a first-ever SOLI Invitational Composition Contest . The free event will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus. SOLI’s violinist, Ertan Torgul, says the unique instrumentation of their group—violin, clarinet, piano and cello—has challenged the students. “They have grown so much,” Torgul says of the...

Duration:00:08:21

YOSA Director Explains Why March Concert Will Still Perform Michael Jackson Album

3/5/2019
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Every year the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio performs Classic Albums Live. The teenage symphony recreates albums from the past with local bands and singers. But the concert in March 2019 comes amidst controversy. Last year Music Director Troy Peters decided to celebrate in March 2019 one of the top-selling albums of all time: Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller." But in January 2019, the documentary "Leaving Neverland" appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. It detailed child...

Duration:00:02:39

Faux Bois: Real Artistry Behind Fake Wood

3/1/2019
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The Treehouse at the Witte, that odd bus stop by the H-E-B on Broadway, and that great big gate at the Japanese Tea Garden. These are works of art that all look like wood, but aren't. These are the works of two men whose artistry far exceeds their fame. Those artists are Dionicio Rodriguez and Carlos Cortes .

Duration:00:07:25

A New World Of Music Comes To Kerrville

2/27/2019
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Kerrville's Symphony of the Hills' upcoming concert is a musical celebration of the new world, which is how Europe viewed America for centuries. Music Director Gene Dowdy says much of this concert explores Antonin Dvořák's embrace of America.

Duration:00:01:47

San Antonio Symphony, ITC Team Up For Music At The Museum

2/19/2019
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The San Antonio Symphony is collaborating with the Institute of Texan Cultures to present “ Music at the Museum ” on Monday, February 25. The event benefits both organizations, and funds go toward education initiatives. At the Symphony, that means Young People’s Concerts , and at the Institute of Texan Cultures, “the ultimate goal is to get students … excited about music and about culture,” according to ITC Senior Communications Specialist James Benavides. At ITC, Benavides says, education...

Duration:00:08:21

Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Art Unveiled

2/14/2019
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The Tejano Conjunto Festival will offer more than live music selections this year. A particular piece of artwork will be at the center of the event.

Duration:00:01:49

SA Book Fest Announces 7th Annual Lineup

2/7/2019
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The San Antonio Book Festival returns in April for a seventh time and with a new executive director: Lilly Gonzalez succeeds festival founder Katy Flato.

Duration:00:01:42

Afro-Cuban Jazz Pianist Plays The Alamo City

2/7/2019
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A pianist with an amazing, varied career is coming to the Alamo City on Saturday. His name is Chucho Valdes and Arts San Antonio ’s Jason Erle said his sound is sophisticated and exceptionally catchy.

Duration:00:01:41

Institute Of Texan Culture Offers Unique Journey Throughout Asia

2/5/2019
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The Institute of Texan Cultures prepares to take Texans on a delicious tour of the world this weekend. Jo Ann Andera, the director of the Asian Festival , is excited at what the public will see. "It's an incredible event, and it's an experience in color of costumes, incredible faces,” she said. “It's a great showcase of the diversity of our community." Andera says the diversity is at the heart of what makes the Asian Festival stand out and part of what makes it relevant. The Asian Festival...

Duration:00:01:32

Artpace To Host Potluck For New Artists In Residence

1/30/2019
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The residency program at Artpace , the museum Linda Pace created, has been a San Antonio institution.

Duration:00:01:40

San Antonio Flutist Remembered With New Composition

1/25/2019
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Composer Matthew Dunne and the Cavatina Duo visited with Barry Brake in the KPAC studios on Friday, and shared some brand new music at the same time. Dunne’s new work for guitar and flute, “Three Artisans,” was written in tribute to Tal Perkes, former Principal Flute of the San Antonio Symphony, who died too young in 2012 , at age 51. “The first movement is called ‘The Painter,’ and this is an homage to Tal's love of painting,” Dunne explained in the studio. “[Tal] used to paint quite a bit,...

Duration:00:19:56

Texas Matters: Songs, Stories And The Voice Of Rita Vidaurri

1/25/2019
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Texas music legend Rita Vidaurri, also known as La Calandria, died Jan. 16. She was 94. On this episode, we listen to a 2004 interview between TPR contributor Yvette Benavides and Vidaurri, who, at 80, was enjoying a second career on stage.

Duration:00:28:59

Fronteras: A Look At The Women Behind 'Bean & Chisme'

1/25/2019
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Two San Antonio women are using their deep ties to the media industry to embrace a subculture that is very much alive in the Alamo City. Their live webcasts are tapping into a whole new audience through hints of nostalgia mixed with modern day — and often unspoken — themes. Nina Duran and Samantha Najera join us to talk about Bean & Chisme.

Duration:00:21:30

YOSA Presents 'Genre-Busting' Group Time For Three

1/24/2019
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Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is teaming up with a genre-busting music group that has toured the world, has been featured with many orchestras and was the subject of an Emmy-winning PBS concert program, as well as NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series: Time for Three .

Duration:00:01:47

Cellist From Baghdad Brings Music Message To San Antonio

1/22/2019
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You may have seen the YouTube video showing a cellist playing in the ruins left after a car bombing in Baghdad. That cellist is Karim Wasfi , the conductor of the Iraqi National Orchestra.

Duration:00:05:39

San Antonio Symphony To Honor Emilio Navaira

1/18/2019
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The San Antonio Symphony will soon do a show honoring one of the masters — but not one of the European ones. It’s a tribute to a local master, Emilio Navaira, and his son Diego Navaira thinks it’s a little strange.

Duration:00:01:45

Fronteras Extra: Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán

1/18/2019
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Jonathan Palomar has been a member of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán for a little over a year. While playing with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano , an award-winning Los Angeles-based group, Palomar received a call asking if he was interested in joining this legendary group, known as “el mejor mariachi del mundo,” which translates to the best mariachi in the world. Palomari said the decision to join took a long time. “To be a member of Mariachi Vargas, you have to be away from home for a...

Duration:00:01:49