Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Courtesy of Artpace San Antonio, Francisco Cortes

Houston Street is closing down on Saturday for an unconventional event. Once a year, "Chalk It Up" routes traffic away and makes downtown a place where people rule the asphalt.

Jack Morgan

An exhibition at the Institute of Texan Cultures honors those who have passed on. It's created by Artist David Zamora Casas, who definitely cuts a striking figure. When we met he was stylishly dressed, with a Salvador Dali-style mustache and wearing purple lipstick. His passion for detail shows also in his Time Before Memory exhibit.

"The installation I've created comes from my Rasquachismo aesthetic."

The Austin City Limits Music Festival will feature artists from around the world this weekend and next, but there is a dearth of Latino and Latina fronted music acts. That grabbed the attention of ¡Ahora Si! editor Liliana Valenzuela, who says her Spanish language news publication has no reason to cover the festival this year.

Roger Duran

When a local symphony takes the stage on Sunday, it will be for the first time ever.  Artistic Director Ronnie Sanders says this orchestra has just been created over the past few months.

"The South Texas Symphonic Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra, made up of trained musicians who want to play just for the love of music," he says.

As you might expect, there's some symbolism behind Sander's choice of music for the first concert.

Jack Morgan

The Symphony of the Hills opens its fall performance season Thursday in Kerrville, and they're starting out with a bang.

"The first concert, Wild Wild West, is music inspired by the frontier spirit."

Music Director Gene Dowdy appears to be really looking forward to the concert.

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