Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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In an era of declining album sales, the Austin-based Miró Quartet has decided to share its performances with the world, for free. This September, they’re offering five of their albums online at no cost, including the latest recording, “Transcendence,” featuring Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G major.

Tracy Barnet

The World Heritage Designation has put San Antonio’s Missions into the spotlight. Soon there will be something that should give those Missions yet another important perspective.

“We plan on spending at least 40 minutes at each Mission. Concepcion, San Jose, Espada and finish up at San Juan,” said American Indians in Texas--Spanish Colonial Missions Executive Director Ramon Vasquez.

Given the timing of Kacey Musgraves' appearance in the NPR offices — the Supreme Court had legalized gay marriage across America mere hours earlier — it was inevitable that the singer would trot out "Follow Your Arrow," the most anthemic go-your-own-way jam on Musgraves' 2013 debut album, Same Trailer Different Park.

Nathan Cone

Lonely Horse is a special breed in San Antonio. The self-described “desert rock” duo has a unique way of approaching music that turns singer/songwriter and guitarist Nicholas Long and drummer Travis Hild into a wild, dynamic soundscape. Although it’s just the two of them, they’re able to create the experience of hearing a full band.  

Kerr County Celtic Festival

The weekend is packed with interesting things to do, so let's get started: Saturday and Sunday, it’s the the Kerr County Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games. The Kerr County Celtic Association's Mary Ellen Cook describes it.