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San Antonio Set To Dazzle Downtown With Holiday River Parade

11/20/2017
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San Antonio holiday activities kick into high gear Friday , with the Ford Holiday Parade .

Duration: 00:01:25


Magik Theatre Merges Shakespeare With San Antonio River

11/17/2017
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The Magik Theatre brings together two elements this weekend whose combination puts a whole new light on each. Those two elements are Shakespeare and the San Antonio River.

Duration: 00:01:28


Afro-Caribbean Jazz, San Fernando Classical: Your Weekend's Here!

11/17/2017
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As is often the case, there's a lot going on in San Antonio this weekend. First off, on Saturday night, Arts San Antonio brings performer Eddie Palmieri to the Alamo City.

Duration: 00:01:35


The San Antonio Symphony's Bolero Seduction

11/15/2017
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The San Antonio Symphony 's weekend performances promise a little something different. "We'd like to tempt you,” symphony music director Sebastian Lang-Lessing said, “to come to this wonderful concert of seduction, temptation and into this world that only music can bring you into in two hours into such a level of different emotions." The symphony will play many selections, including from Franz Liszt. "We start with Liszt, ‘Mephisto Waltz,’ he said. "And the figure of Mephisto — the Devil —...

Duration: 00:01:35


Musicians Gather To Put A Fuller Light On Yesteryear

11/8/2017
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There's a gathering of Tejano musicians up in San Marcos on Sunday, but there will probably be far more talk than music there. That's because they will be talking about the music — its backstory, its context, its value. Former Express-News music writer Hector Saldaña will play host to a South-by-Southwest style panel discussion of Tejano music at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University . “It's a current exhibit based on the collections of Ramon Hernandez, a music journalist and...

Duration: 00:01:33


Filmmaker Calls For A New '(re)Formation'

11/7/2017
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A new film by an area filmmaker is guaranteed to raise some folks' hackles. That filmmaker is Shannon Ivey, and she has a bone to pick with many Christians. "We have to get out of the four walls of the church and get out in the streets, where Jesus would've been, and we have to put our money where our mouth is," she said. Ivey runs a nonprofit called Theatre For Change , and said she she just couldn't stay quiet about her beliefs. "There's 2.5 churches for every one foster child in the...

Duration: 00:01:34


Chamber Music, Joni Mitchell Music & Diwali Festival: Your Weekend's Here!

11/3/2017
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From chamber music to Joni Mitchell music to the Diwali Festival, your weekend awaits. First off, chamber music lovers will love what Camerata San Antonio's playing.

Duration: 00:01:35


San Antonio Native Dubbed 'Miles Davis Of Accordion' Earns National Honor

11/2/2017
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In the late 1940s, a proud father put a small accordion into the hands of his determined 4-year-old daughter. Little Eva Ybarra doggedly persevered against the naysayers, who told her a female accordionist would never make it — and she rose to conjunto royalty. Now, she’s considered the “queen of the accordion.”

Duration: 00:05:29


Youth Orchestras Of San Antonio Goes For Adventure

11/1/2017
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Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is hoping to take listeners on an adventure this weekend. And the nature of the music that YOSA's Troy Peters has selected ensures it will be quite theatrical.

Duration: 00:01:34


Award-Winning Doc ‘Honor Killings’ Gets Local Showing

10/31/2017
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A much-acclaimed documentary will be screened Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake University. The film focuses on what's called honor killing. Mary Ann Smothers Bruni says most Americans have a skewed understanding of what honor killings even are. "The film is about women in Iraq trying to stop honor killing. We always think this is a Muslim thing. I don't agree with that at all,” she said. “When I was at University of Madrid at graduate school, honor killing was considered Roman Catholic and...

Duration: 00:01:34


'X-perimental' San Antonio Band Featured In 'Texas Monthly'

10/30/2017
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A San Antonio band is getting some noteworthy statewide recognition.

Duration: 00:01:40


Mariachi, Opera & Baroque Music: Your Weekend's Here!

10/27/2017
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On Saturday, San Antonio's main plaza will be alive with music. "This is our 6th annual Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio high school groups, festivals, and all-star competition," Jane Pauley Flores says. Area high school Mariachi music programs go head to head to determine who's best. "They will also take home a $1500 cash prize," she says. "And then we also have individuals that are competing for a position on our all-star ensemble, which is Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio." Competitors...

Duration: 00:01:35


Actor Stephen Tobolowsky, On Finding Meaning In Stories We Can't Explain

10/24/2017
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To some, he’s “That Guy” on “That Show.” But to those in the know—a number that’s growing every day—Stephen Tobolowsky is not only a great character actor (known for Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day," and now on "Silicon Valley" and the rebooted "One Day At A Time"), but a writer and storyteller whose podcast, “ The Tobolowsky Files ,” has touched the lives of countless listeners. The show began in 2009 after Slashfilm’s David Chen suggested the idea to the actor. Since then, the two have...

Duration: 00:10:41


Hedrick Building Reveals Original Ornate Architecture

10/20/2017
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Although no new buildings have been completed recently, the San Antonio skyline has seen a dramatic change in recent weeks.

Duration: 00:04:48


The Symphony, Azul Barrientos and Broadway Magic: Your Weekend's Here!

10/20/2017
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From the Symphony to a Broadway play to Mexican roots music, we've found there's much to do around the Alamo City this weekend. First we speak to the San Antonio Symphony 's Sebastian Lang-Lessing. "A hundred years ago the October Revolution happened in Russia." Lang-Lessing's built a program of Russian music to look back at that world-changing event. "We start the program with a Soviet composer, Kabalevsky. And his music is amazing. Colorful, joyful. The counter-position is Shostakovich....

Duration: 00:01:35


Los Lonely Boys Set To Rock The Texas Hill Country

10/19/2017
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Well-loved by Texans, the three-brother band Chicano band Los Loney Boys, is ready to perform at an outdoor venue in Boerne.

Duration: 00:01:40


Johnny Cash And The Story Behind Folsom Prison Blues

10/13/2017
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Folsom Prison Blues is a country/rockabilly song that expresses the laments of a fictional inmate at Folsom Prison who wishes he could ride a nearby train away from his confinement and to San Antonio. Johnny Cash wrote the song in 1953 while stationed in Germany serving in the Air Force. Cash was inspired to pen the song after seeing the Hollywood drama film “Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.” In 1954 Cash recorded the song at Sun Records, the Memphis legendary music studio owned and...

Duration: 00:28:59


Does UNESCO Withdrawal Threaten The Missions' World Heritage Designation?

10/13/2017
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The State Department announced yesterday that the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Duration: 00:04:29


Amado Muro - The Mexican Writer Who Wasn't

10/13/2017
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Amado Muro was a writer who told the stories of the downtrodden and forgotten. He is considered by some a great Mexican writer, despite the fact that Amado Muro was a white man from Cleveland – Chester Seltzer. He married a Mexican woman and adopted her name, Amada Muro, as a pseudonym. A newspaperman, Chester frequently traveled the U.S. and Mexico to live with the people whose lives he recreated on paper. Robert Seltzer is Chester Seltzer’s son. His book, “Amado Muro and Me: A Tale of...

Duration: 00:11:49


Placido Domingo Sings at Alamodome on Wednesday

10/11/2017
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Monday seemed a hectic day for me, but not nearly as hectic as a normal day for 76 year old Placido Domingo . I waited near the phone, assured that Maestro Domingo would take some time out of his busy day of rehearsals for Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco, in Los Angeles, to give me a call. At 9 PM, after phone calls from as distant as London, and across three US time zones (Eastern, Central, and Pacific), I connected with the Maestro for what turned out to be a pleasant conversation about his...

Duration: 00:10:39

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