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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

Fronteras: 'El Mejor Mariachi Del Mundo' & A Tribute To Emilio Navaira

1/18/2019
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Not everyone is born with a love for mariachi music. But it’s hard not to appreciate it when “el mejor mariachi del mundo” is your foundation. Jonathan Palomar and Debra Torres share with us how the genre is thriving and celebrated at the annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza (0:17). Then, Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan has a conversation with the sons of the late Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira (15:12).

Duration:00:21:31

Texas Matters: Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters Of Texas

1/11/2019
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Texas troubadours are part of American music lore. These Lone Star bards have been ground breakers and hit makers since the dawn of the commercial music industry. However, beyond the established music business there is a “breed apart” of the Texas singer-songwriters who put their art and craft above themselves. They are uncompromising in the creation of tunes and lyrics. The handful of artists who occupy this category would include Townes Van Zandt, Michael Martin Murphey, Guy Clark, Steve...

Duration:00:28:59

DreamWeek: Expanding The Vision Of Martin Luther King Jr.

1/4/2019
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It’s called DreamWeek and Shokare Nakpodia created the annual event seven years ago to honor the vision of Martin Luther King Jr. But he says the non-profit event looks to expand on King’s vision.

Duration:00:01:47

Fronteras: Best of 2018, Part 2

1/4/2019
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Our 2018 year in review continues with some of our best arts stories: The housekeeping staff of a local university created a collection of cookbooks (00:24) A course on “Taco Literacy” (02:41) An art exhibit celebrates the San Antonio LGBTQ community (04:32) Alameda Theater revival (06:41) Mariachi serenades on Mother’s Day (10:13) Día de los Muertos celebration (11:56) Musician, composer and songwriter of Pixar’s “Coco” (13:28) The drummer behind “Birdman” (16:07) A Mexican-native musician...

Duration:00:21:31

Picture Perfect Look At San Antonio's Past

12/28/2018
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A photo exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures tracks San Antonio through a 130-year period.

Duration:00:01:49

Lucha Libre: A San Antonio Tradition Unlike Any Other

12/20/2018
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Around 460 men, women and children gathered around a ring set up on the first floor of San Antonio’s Central Library. Paintings lined the walls behind them, but they were ready to watch a different kind of art: two hours of wrestling. But not just any wrestling, they were there to watch the Mexican-style of wrestling called "lucha libre."

Duration:00:04:31

A San Antonio Theater's Classic Take On Jane Austen

12/19/2018
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The Classic Theatre extends the origins of Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice” into a period production called “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” The novel revolves around Elizabeth Bennet and her efforts in polite society to find the man of her dreams. She finally does, after much difficulty, in the form of Mr. Darcy.

Duration:00:01:38

An Unlikely Encounter, Friendship With Jazz Great Wynton Marsalis

12/14/2018
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Wynton Marsalis is a jazz trumpeter and the music director of jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. His performances have won him devoted fans around the world. After one of those performances, he met a boy and his mother, and they began an emotional journey no one expected — a journey that reunited them, years later, here in San Antonio.

Duration:00:03:08

San Antonio Big Band To Warm Hearts At Chilly Pearl Park

12/6/2018
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Pianist, band-leader and Jazz TX nightclub owner Doc Watkins is throwing a great big musical party this weekend.

Duration:00:01:36

Major Themes: Our Top Picks In Classical Albums, From 'Messiah' To 'Christmas On Sugarloaf Mountain'

12/6/2018
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Welcome to Major Themes, a monthly feature in which classical music experts recommend a must-hear recording based on what's happening at classical stations and programs around the country. This month, we checked in with friends in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Vermont. Here are their top picks for the holiday season. Gabrieli Consort and Players: Messiah (DG Archiv) Performances and sing-alongs of Handel's Messiah are part of the signature sound of the holidays in Vermont. From a small group...

Duration:00:03:34

Agarita Chamber Group Sets Out To Rewrite 'Outdated Notion Of The Ivory Tower'

12/3/2018
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San Antonio's newest chamber group, Agarita , has set ambitious goals. Violinist Sarah Silver Manzke said the quartet’s objective is to break down “the outdated notion of the ivory tower” by getting into the community. “(We are about) doing things that maybe been tried a little bit here and there, but really fully committing to it,” she said.

Duration:00:01:41

'Midday Noels': A Heaping Helping Of Holiday Cheer

11/27/2018
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One of the metrics for how close the holidays loom is now upon us. It’s called “Midday Noels,” and it’s a concert series every December on successive Thursdays.

Duration:00:01:44

50th Annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show Begins

11/15/2018
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The 50th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show is now open and runs through Sunday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Duration:00:01:04

Walk Off The Earth: Wildly Popular Yet Still Under Radar

11/12/2018
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This Canadian band is both wildly popular, and yet somewhat under the radar. The band is called Walk Off The Earth , and its music business journey has been executed by taking an atypical path towards stardom.

Duration:00:04:41

Under I-35 Is San Antonio's Newest Art Installation

11/2/2018
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San Antonio’s newest art installation is under Interstate 35. Hundreds of cars roar by each hour overhead. Their wheels create a steady throb filling the space below the interstate at Quincy and St Mary’s streets. But the noise and wind don’t faze Kelly Edwards as he shadows crests of blood on his 20-foot mural with a spray can.

Duration:00:03:47

Día De Los Muertos: 'We're Always Remembered'

11/2/2018
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Some Hispanics of Mexican descent have never heard of Día de los Muertos — or they simply never cared about it when they were children. But as adults, some have developed a new appreciation for this ancient holiday. And the perfect place to make those connections is a Día de los Muertos festival in downtown San Antonio .

Duration:00:04:10

Urban 15 Provides A Modern Take On The Dia De Los Muertos Tradition

11/1/2018
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Catherine and George Cisneros' Urban 15 is known for taking culture and giving it a soundtrack that makes you want to move. “We perform with music and with dance, and we bring in the community who dance with us," Catherine Cisneros said. But despite the festive drumming and dancing, what they're doing for Dia de los Muertos isn’t just entertainment. IF YOU GO WHAT: Urban 15 Dia de los Muertos procession WHEN: On Friday, 7 p.m. at Institute of Texan Cultures; 8:30 p.m. at Centro Cultural...

Duration:00:01:44

Art Of Healing For Community Of Sutherland Springs

10/30/2018
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First Baptist Church never sought out any artwork, said church secretary Windy Choate. But dozens of pieces of art were still sent from people all around the country — artwork meant to bring strength and peace to a church community that lost 26 of its members.

Duration:00:04:37