Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Bruce Martin

A new piece of Art was dedicated in the city Tuesday morning . As to its subject, your first clue is where it was unveiled—The River Walk.

“We wouldn’t have the River Walk if it weren’t for Robert Hugman.”

The Paseo Del Rio’s Nancy Hunt reveals the art work—the bust of the River Walk designer, Robert Hugman.

“It was his vision and his incredible talent and tenacity, actually, ‘cause he really stuck with it. He came up with the idea in the 20s and it really wasn’t built ‘til the late 30s.”

The River Walk started as a flood control project.

A 17-year-old from Kazakhstan won the top $10,000 prize Sunday at the first-ever Cliburn International Junior Piano competition in Fort Worth.

courtesy Brittain Pittman

There’s an annual program in San Antonio that features music and dance, and all in a historic location.

 “Well, we’re having a dance hall series that is going to run through the remainder of that summer.”

 That’s band leader Doc Watkins.

 “Starting this Wednesday night at the Pearl Brewery in the Stables, and we’re going to do that every Wednesday night from July first all the way through August 26th.”

 This is the second year for the Dance Hall series at the historic Pearl Stables.

With a silver pompadour and a belt-busting baritone that delivers songs about heartbreak and honky-tonking, Texas musician Dale Watson is straight country — but he doesn't necessarily want you to say so.


It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since Venezuela's El Sistema drew its first breath, but it has. A new compact disc from DG celebrates this 40th anniversary with a collection of 12 tracks drawn from the extensive discography of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The disc is titled “El Sistema 40 – A Celebration.”