Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Nathan Cone / TPR

What did I do last year? 2016 was a whirlwind of parenting, work, movies and reacting to one more piece of bad news after another, many of them having to do with the deaths of some of my musical heroes. Despite the feeling of “burn baby burn” many of us had about 2016 at the end of the year, there were some great things that happened as well. Let me preface my personal list here by saying that I’m a working dad and husband whose chief responsibilities are homework-checker and kid-shuttler, so I don’t get to see and hear everything. Or even a lot of things.

Golden Globe Awards Turn Political

Jan 9, 2017

Last night, Hollywood gathered to celebrate the 74th Golden Globe Awards. “La La Land” broke the record with seven Golden Globes. Viola Davis, Donald Glover and Casey Affleck were some of the winners. Hollywood went political, too. With Meryl Streep speaking about the importance of art and artists in the age of Donald Trump. Daniel Fienberg, television critic for The Hollywood Reporter, was watching.

From Texas Standard:

A handful of musical instruments are so closely associated with certain artists that the instruments themselves are known by their first names.

Beethoven began writing his third symphony, the “Eroica,” when he was inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte, then a hero of the French Revolution.

But by the time the symphony was finished, the composer dedicated it “to the memory of a great man,” even though Napoleon was still alive.

Full House Productions

The Symphony of the Hills has its first concert of the new year this Saturday night.  If you don't know them, the Symphony of the Hills is situated in Kerrville, but people come from all around to hear symphonic music they won't otherwise hear. Gene Dowdy is its conductor.

"We're very proud that people come from all over: Junction, Hunt, Harper, Fredericksburg, Comfort, Boerne. People drive from San Antonio; I've got friends who come up, watch the shows."

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