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Despite being from San Antonio, Rick Barroso is steeped in the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. The electricity’s there—but you can hear the roots and soul of the music from his harmonica, and the almost folksy tinge to some of the arrangements.

In this episode of “Live At Jazz, TX,” you’ll hear his take on several Robert Johnson tunes, some original Texas blues, and a stomping version of “My Babe,” originally written by Willie Dixon for Little Walter.

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A nonprofit organization created to run the San Antonio Symphony announced Wednesday it will no longer take over the troubled orchestra due to a potential multimillion dollar pension obligation.

 


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A scrappy young opera company is staging a masked ball in New Braunfels on New Year's Eve. It’s the Hill Country Opera, headed by Arden Dorn.

 


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A wave of uncertainty in America after the events of September 11, 2001, coincided with a time in New York City when rock 'n' roll was struggling to find its place. The years following led to a rebirth of the rock genre as we know it.

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