Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

From Texas Standard:

My favorite snack as a teenager was a Dr Pepper with salty peanuts. You remember: you pour the peanuts into the Dr Pepper and let them float around and season the drink. Didn’t get much better than that.

Dr Pepper is the oldest soft drink in America. Older than Coca-Cola, in fact, by a full year. It was created in 1885 by a pharmacist, Charles Alderton, in Waco, Texas. And its original name was Waco – it was served there at the soda fountain in the drugstore. The drink was an instant hit; customers would sit down on one of those old spinning stools and say, “Shoot me a Waco.”

 


Caroline Bitten

The San Antonio Chamber Music Society opens their 74th season on Sunday, October 22 with the Danish String Quartet, returning to Texas, but visiting San Antonio for the very first time with a program that balances darkness and light.

courtesy the artist

A local arts organization is bringing a world renown young pianist to San Antonio. They're called Musical Bridges Around the World, and they literally are trying to change that world.

"Yes, we are! Artists are idealists, right?" Anya Grokhovski laughed. She founded the organization 19 years ago.

courtesy Lebanese Food Festival

An upcoming festival provides a tasty at a place you might never have been.  It's one of the few places you can go where you'll see the Lebanese and U.S. flags flying side by side.

At the end of the month Father Charles Khachan, the pastor of St. George Maronite Church, and his parishioners are putting on their annual Lebanese Food Festival.

"It's a show of culture, through food, music, dance, Lebanese wine and Lebanese beer," Khachan says.

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A singer hits San Antonio this evening, bringing with him a new performance genre. That singer is Korean Baritone Claudio Jung, known for singing opera arias, European songs, Korean lyric songs--he's from Korea--and others. And now, he's singing this.

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