MINNEAPOLIS — American Sniper is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.
Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he would not see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.
They’re a part of the American West that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but maybe it’s high time they did. They were called the Buffalo Soldiers, and the Institute of Texan Cultures wants you to know about them.
“Buffalo Soldiers after the Civil War became very prevalent in West Texas as it led up into the Indian Wars.”
Greg Garret’s an Education Specialist with the Institute.
The San Antonio Museum of Art thinks the best way to understand contemporary Japanese Ceramics is to wind the clock back about twelve thousand years. That’s because unlike other cultures, twelve thousand years ago Japanese were actually making pots.
“The earliest known culture in the world that produced ceramics."
Emily Sano curated the exhibit.
"It’s one of the earliest steps that mankind took towards a civilized society.”
The exhibit features ancient pieces, all the way to very edgy, modern pieces.
Texas Public Radio is proud to share a special series on KPAC 88.3 FM during the month of February, "African American Voices." Produced by Classical 90.5 WUOL, African American Voices is a celebration of African American musicians featuring words and music.
A culturally iconic San Antonio institution is beginning a process that should see major changes. It all starts with a million dollar grant.
“We’re pleased that last week the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awarded that grant to the city.”
Bob Brackman Executive Directs the San Antonio Botanical Garden and is talking about a recently-awarded grant secured by the city for the Garden. That grant will partially pay for a new area to be built called the Family Adventure Garden.
Well, it's January. That's the message received from “The Boy Next Door,” written by former assistant U.S. attorney Barbara Curry, produced by its star, Jennifer Lopez, and directed by Rob Cohen (“XXX,” “Dragon Heart,” “The Fast and The Furious”). Even though the movie was shot on a budget of 4 million dollars within 25 days, a tight constraint is no excuse for this movie to be so simplistic.
Musical Bridges Around the World is bringing a classical music duo to the San Fernando Cathedral on Sunday, February 1st. I caught up with one of the duo, and found that their unexpected ingredient is a dash of humor.
“Hi, this is Nicholas Canellakis.”
About their San Fernando performance I asked “It’s you and Michael Brown, is it not?”
“Correct; It’s our duo, called the Canellakis-Brown Duo.”