Arts & Culture

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San Antonio's Feminist Film Festival kicks off October 10. Joyce Townsend produces the festival, and this year she's starting with a change that will highlight the newest filmmakers.

"We're going to kick it off with a series of short films from some students at Brackenridge High School.   They're very short films. They're almost PSAs by nature," Townsend explains.

After that they'll show a Sundance blockbuster, Woman On Fire.

Musical Bridges Around the World

One of San Antonio's longer musical traditions starts up again this Sunday, and the place it's happening seems to affect everyone.

"It's a striking hallowed space, and it never fails, when artists set foot in that space for the first time, the impact that it has," says Suhail Arastu. He's talking about San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio, where the concert is taking place. This performance is a special one.

"Musical Bridges' 20th Anniversary kicks off on Sunday, October first at 7PM at the Cathedral San Fernando."

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized, not-quite-a-month. (It's the back half of September and the front half of October).

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“I immediately felt like this is where I was supposed to be,” says singer Meg Bodi, of the first time she sang with Doc Watkins and his Orchestra at Jazz, TX. You can find her most nights the big band is on the stand at the club, and in Austin where she lives and sings with the country outfit Finger Pistol.

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