Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Norman Klaunig

Many of us enjoy The Nutcracker this time of year, we found someone with an even greater reason to like it. She's Boerne's 18 year-old Victoria Klaunig, and her reason is this.  

"I will be performing The Swan to open the Moscow Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre."

Martin Scorsese's new film, Silence, is steeped in religious thought and questions. Set in Japan in the 17th century, it follows a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests who sneak into the country to find their mentor, a priest who has reportedly given up the faith and apostatized. The Japan they find themselves in is pushing back violently against interference from outside influences.

As of January, Robert Hurwitz will no longer be president of Nonesuch Records, a job he’s held since 1984. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talked with Hurwitz about his work for the label in December 2015.

“To the people on the corporate side, it’s the notion of spending their money as if it’s your own money,” Hurwitz said. “In terms of the artists’ side, it’s respecting their art and their craft.”

In hundreds of cities across the U.S. –- and a few abroad, too –- tuba and euphonium players are gathering for an annual tradition: TubaChristmas. The mandate of the event is simple: Gather a group of tuba and euphonium players and play holiday songs. Its scope, however, is large: These gatherings can include hundreds of tuba players, and this weekend alone, there are more than 60 TubaChristmas events from Hattiesburg, Miss, to Las Cruces, N.M. to San Ramón, Costa Rica.

Ray Grim

Lots happening this weekend in San Antonio. Here are a few ideas on how you can get your holiday on. First off, starting tonight, the San Antonio Symphony is getting into the Holiday Swing.

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