Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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Even though he’ll be appearing this summer at the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, for cellist Lachezar Kostov, his Tuesday Musical Club recital on April 12 at Christ Episcopal Church served as a sweet farewell to San Antonio, where he has served as a member of the San Antonio Symphony since 2013. Kostov has accepted a position with the Baltimore Symphony beginning in the fall.

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With its gothic-inspired Gotham sets and brooding hero, Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989) may have been the first modern superhero film, but really the current tidal wave we’ve been riding didn’t get started until after the advent of CGI special effects. By the time the 2000 film “X-Men” came out, filmmakers had the visual tools needed to create mass destruction onscreen, and with few exceptions they’ve been going to town ever since.

James Baker

If you listen to much opera you have surely run across performances from Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Located in the city of Bologna, Italy, the theater is in many ways the cultural heart of the city. The current theater was not the first opera house in Bologna; previous houses faded due to disuse, or in other instances burned to the ground. That was the fate of the theater which preceded the present day Teatro Comunale.

Photo by David Dodd, courtesy of Texas Folklife (www.texasfolklife.org)

The weekend's upon us, and this weekend, music dominates. First off, did you grow up listening to Motown music?  Motown: The Musical is playing at the Majestic and it details the music out of Detroit in the 1960s. Its young Michael Jackson sound and look-a-like Leon Outlaw, often brings down the house.

"Yeah, thank you. It feels great.  I love doing this."

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San Antonio chef Johnny Hernandez will join the likes of Nora Pouillon, José Andrés, Bobby Flay and Mario Batali as one of the many honorable guest chefs to serve at the White House.

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