Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

A tragic African war spawned something no one could have foreseen. Something positive and counter-intuitively uplifting. It all started when civil war raged through Sierra Leone. Freetown resident Ruben Koroma had to flee.

Jaime Kristian

Latino art to Scottish games to Opera in the Park--here are some great ideas on what to do this weekend.

First off, downtown at the Centro de Artes building in Market Square--it's a new exhibit called SATX/MX. Those letters suggest a combination of San Antonio, Texas, plus Mexico. And that's exactly what the exhibit does. 

Esther Haase / Sony Music

Writing an artist bio is a thankless task. You have to list the subject's accomplishments, offer a brief history of their life and study, and maybe include an inspiring quote or two from the artist themselves. Usually, they're given a cursory read while you're waiting for a concert to begin, or maybe glanced at on a website. But in the age of Wikipedia, maybe it's time to spice up the artist bio. In fact, why not go for broke?

This Texas Dance Hall Needs to Raise a (New) Roof

Oct 3, 2016

From Texas Standard:

Driving through a beautiful expanse of Texas Hill Country on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I pull off Highway 281 somewhere between San Antonio and Johnson City. I hear the Twin Sisters Dance Hall before I actually see it.

Twin Sisters Hall Club President Jo Nell Haas loves it here. This day’s all about raising money for a place she’s been going to her whole life.


Phil Houseal

Symphony of the Hills' new season begins with an unexpected bang. That bang will be provided by the style of music: Rach & Roll.