Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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Celebrating 20 years in San Antonio this year, the 323d Army Band lights up Laurie Auditorium this Saturday with a performance featuring a variety of holiday favorites. There’ll be Christmas carols and songs for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. 

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A veritable potpourri of popular classical music poured forth from the Intersection Piano Trio on November 17 at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The group was in town to perform for the Tuesday Musical Club, and they brought a hometown favorite to the stage with them.

Charles Gentry.

For families with children on the Autism spectrum, sitting through a play can be a challenge, but new sensory-friendly productions are trying to help.

This weekend The Magik Theatre will make some changes to their production of A Charlie Brown Christmas, to make kids who need a little more room or a quieter environment more comfortable.  

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One piano and four strings can yield a world of sound, according to violinist Charles Yang. With his musical partner Peter Dugan, Yang’s November 10 show for ARTS San Antonio exceeded expectations of what a violin recital can be, incorporating Ravel, gypsy melodies, virtuoso improvisations, and exciting arrangements of classic and contemporary pop and rock songs that sounded almost as if they were meant to be for violin and piano.

TPR mourns the loss of Wilford Stapp, one of the founders of Classical KPAC 88.3 FM. Wilford passed away late in the evening on Saturday 29, 2015. He was 97 years old.

Wilford was a petroleum geologist by trade, and an opera lover at heart. He met his wife Margaret at work, and began courting her after they attended a performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio. They were married on July 3, 1948.