Arts & Culture

Arts and culture


Terry Teachout, writing in this week's Wall Street Journal, provides a strong argument that it's time to give another listen to certain American composers of the mid-20th century. He refers to "America's forgotten great composers," and he's very specific in citing a quartet of composers who were active over a span from 1940-1970. A casual listener to classical music may not recognize any of these men, yet they were quite well known in their day.

Mix Fit SA

As the weekend approaches, we've found that there's plenty to do--from a fond look back at history to two kinds of physical fun. First off on Saturday at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

"It's called Voices From the Invisible Diamond."

The ITC's Greg Garrett explains that diamond is a baseball one.

"It's going to be about historic Negro League Baseball in Texas."

The Smithsonian's Dr. Damion Thomas will speak on the league's place in Texas and sports history.

Jack Morgan

One of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) is going international, performing works in the cities where they were written. Last week, in a music hall on the University of Texas at San Antonio campus young people ages 14 to 18 were rehearsing for a tough performance tour to a highly revered place for music lovers.

Universal Pictures

When Martin Scorsese’s film of ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ was released in 1988, it was met by a howling mob of protestors around the world. Fundamentalist Christians decried the “blasphemous” film. Filmgoers often had to cross picket lines to get into theaters. The Catholic Church officially condemned the film, labeling it “Morally Offensive.” In France, one theater was burned by arsonists.