Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Muñoz & Company

There’s a lot going on in San Antonio this weekend. I've got a snapshot of a few things you might consider. First, a San Antonio Symphony stop at the Tobin Center where symphony President David Gross tells us what’s going on Friday and Saturday nights.

"The concert is titled the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. We have a guest artist—Andrew Gavrylyuk, and our Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducting. And we also have a Discover Concert of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto  Sunday afternoon at 3PM."

Christian Marclay

Artpace opens a new exhibition with curious roots here in San Antonio. I got a preview  and spoke to the artist about his film. That film was first inspired by a disturbing picture.

“I saw a photograph in Time Magazine about the best photos of the year, and one was the back of a pickup truck. It showed the rusted license plate that said Texas. Nothing really specific about the murder.”

 I asked “So this was THE pickup?”

 “It was THE pickup, yeah.”

What kind of birthday gift do you get a man who has everything? It's a well-worn riddle — and one that gets all the more difficult if the man in question happens to have died a half-century ago.

Luckily for Ian Fleming, today's 107-year-old birthday boy and the creator of James Bond, novelist Anthony Horowitz knows just the gift: a reunion with an old friend.

Courtesy of the Witte Museum

Dinosaurs have gotten a lot of attention in the last few years, but there’s a group of creatures who arrived just after that which haven’t quite had their due in the attention department.  I got a peek recently at a new San Antonio exhibit featuring them.

“We have Mammoths, we have Mastodons, we have Sabre-Tooth Cats, Dire Wolves.”

Thomas Adams is the Witte Museum’s Curator of Paleontology and Geology, and he’s describing Discover the Ice Age.

Julya Jara

Attic Rep is staging a very unusual production starting next week. I spoke to its Director.

“I am Roberto Prestogiacomo and I am the Producing Artistic Director of Attic Rep.”

 Attic Rep is the resident theatrical organization at the Tobin. This production is called From the Mahabharata—The Great Dance-Off. What makes this production unusual is…well, just about everything. Its source idea begins with the Mahabharata, which he describes this way.

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