Composer Federico Chavez-Blanco, who is a native of Mexico and San Antonio resident, has written music for telenovelas such as “Azul Tequila” and “Señora,” and on a number of films and documentaries. He was commissioned to compose the music for this year’s San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations, and said scoring music for movies or TV depends on what the music director or music supervisor envisions for the program.
San Antonio was recently listed as one of the best "big cities" to live and work in by the industry publication MovieMaker Magazine . Successful film projects cultivate tourism and tell a community's story.
Ragtime was an American musical style which enjoyed popularity between 1895 and 1918. It had its origins in African-American circles, bringing fame and publishing contracts to many Black American composers of the era. In November, 1970, pianist Joshua Rifkin released the first of three recordings of rags for the Nonesuch label. Scott Joplin: Piano Rags went on to become Nonesuch's first million-selling release, marking the beginning of a ragtime revival. Jump forward to 1973 when the...
The Hemisfair area will be full of people and music and the smells of exotic foods Saturday for the Asian Festival. And the Institute of Texan Cultures' James Benavides says the scope of won't just be limited to the cultures of the orient.
As poet laureate of San Antonio, Jenny Browne was required to create a signature initiative. That project became “St. Anthony’s Lost and Found,” which features a postcard exhibit that invites visitors to read poems written on the small rectangular cards, and — if they’re inspired — to leave a poem.
A look back at African American art of the last 100 years will soon open at the McNay Art Museum ’s Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions. Curator Rene Barilleaux says the reason the exhibit is so big is that it's not just one collection.
Musical Bridges Around the World begins its annual music festival Saturday. Founder and Musical Director Anya Grokhovski says the festival, in its fifth year, brings performers from all over the world to play in the Alamo City.