CYNTHIA BREHM/MANNY PELAEZ

District 8 City Council Runoff Forum: Manny Pelaez & Cynthia Brehm

Texas Public Radio's "The Source" hosts a series of forums with city council candidates in preparation for the June 10 runoff election. Early voting begins May 30. Listen to TPR City Hall Reporter Joey Palacios' recap below:

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Just before George W. Bush formally announced he was running for the President, he bought a ranch in tiny Crawford, Texas. Austin director David Modigliani decided to follow the town's story. Later, Crawford exploded with protesters on both sides of the Iraq War. His documentary, "Crawford," is screening this weekend as part of the South by Southwest film festival. Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone spoke to Modigliani by phone.

Lyle Lovett and His Big Band Go 'Large'

Nov 12, 2007

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Lyle Lovett has defied categorization for nearly two decades, bridging the sounds of folk, jazz, gospel, blues and R&B.

In It's Not Big It's Large, Lovett's first album release in four years, 19 musicians play together — but without the big-band sound. The new album features wide-ranging instrumentation and a diverse collection of songs.

A local artist is inspiring San Antonio.  Not just with his talented work on canvas, but also with his amazing attitude and spirit.  54-year-old Robert Rehm is paralyzed from the neck down, but he isn’t letting that stop him from painting.  Rehm can hold a brush in his mouth for fine point work, and also uses a computer to create stencils which he paints over using a breath-controlled electric wheelchair to track paint across a large canvas. “It’s like ice skating with color,” Rehm says. Last night, Rehm opened his first art exhibition called “Hot Wheels and Hot Lips.”  

Discovery Theater

Jan 26, 2007
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Long before Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, or even PBS' "Nature" graced American television screens, the Walt Disney studio popularized the nature film as something not just for biologists to study, but for the average moviegoer to enjoy in the theater.  Through their series of "True Life Adventures," the average American was able to travel to far-flung corners of the world, from Africa, Asia, and South America, to remote areas of North America.  Beginning with "Seal Island" in 1948, and for the next twelve years, the public embraced these charming documentaries, and so did Oscar.  E

Jackie Earle Haley began his career as a young man in films like "The Bad News Bears" and "Breaking Away," but in the 1980s, the roles started disappearing.  So he went into film and video production, and moved to San Antonio. He formed JEH Productions to produce commercials for notable San Antonio clients.  But now he's back on the big screen in "Little Children," starring alongside Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, and Jennifer Connelly.

Kashmere: A High-School Band's Staying Power

Aug 4, 2006

High school stage performances often prove to be nothing more than memories, but Kashmere High School in northeast Houston has spawned a sensation that's still drawing listeners, some 40 years later.

Conrad Johnson, the school's band master, formed the Kashmere Stage Band with some of his very best students and took them to compete at high school festivals. The band became a national phenomenon — not just at band competitions, but in the world of commercial popular music.

Bob Gibson or Nolan Ryan? Who would you pick for your ultimate fantasy baseball team? Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone sat down with former Houston Astros pitcher and manager Larry Dierker, whose book, "My Team: Choosing My Dream Team From My Forty Years In Baseball" is an illuminating look at the game from an insider's point-of-view.

Richard Linklater, Directing 'Darkly'

Jul 10, 2006

Richard Linklater's new film, A Scanner Darkly, is based on the book by Philip K. Dick -- a haunting tale of drug addiction, paranoia and surveillance set in the America of the near future. Live-action footage is overlaid with an animation technique first used in Linklater's 2001 film Waking Life. The self-taught director is known for films such as Slacker, Dazed & Confused and The School of Rock.

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Was Busby Berkeley from Mars? Plenty of people interviewed on the extra features included in the new six-DVD "Busby Berkeley Collection" from Warner Bros. Home Video think so. They praise the legendary choreographer and director's kaleidoscopic musical sequences, marveling at how the guy was able to do such visionary work without any formal dance training. The very term "Berkeleyesque" has come to define a certain visual style.

Roy Orbison at 70

Apr 21, 2006

Sunday, April 23 2006 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Roy Orbison.  He was born in Vernon, Texas, in 1936, and went on to become one of the most iconic singers and songwriters in America before passing away too early in 1988.  A petition to have his likeness emblazoned on a U.S.

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Free Community Event

A resource fair for seniors and their caregivers. May 25 at Tripoint, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

TPR Cinema Tuesdays

Announcing the 2017 Cinema Tuesdays Series

New season of film screenings begins May 30

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As far back as the 1880s, there have been reports of mysterious glowing orbs dancing just above the horizon in far west Texas, just outside the town of Marfa. Explanations of the phenomena have ranged from campfires, to ball lightning, to automobile headlights. Regardless of their origin, the Marfa lights have inspired countless travelers, artists and writers, and now you can add a classical composer to that list.

On Friday, May 12 at the Tobin Center, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony held an exciting soirée de musique française with the famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as their honored guest.

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Unlike Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen, who wrote their songs with numerous collaborative lyricists, and not at all like Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, who preferred doing it all themselves, writing both the music and the words, Richard Rodgers was most comfortable, and most successful, when in partnership with another. Over the course of his long and storied career in musical theater and beyond, Rodgers enjoyed two important partnerships.

Opera is big and expensive to produce—and it also doesn’t get much play outside of the theater. So Mark Covey and Kara Smoot, engaged to one another and both singers, are bringing the vocal arts to San Antonio through a new series of concerts, called simply the “San Antonio Concert Series.”

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