Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Cynthia Munoz

Kids have been attending summer camps all over South Texas, but we found one that's steeped deep in tradition and passion. Producer Cynthia Munoz says this camp's name explains what it's all about.

"The Summer Mariachi Extravaganza Vocal Camp."

She puts on a high school aged Mariachi Extravaganza every fall, and this singing boot camp is geared to prepare students for that event.

"Nearly 20 cities are represented here with about 50 students that are participating in the summer camp."

At this year’s San Antonio International Piano Competition, the five finalists were able to choose the repertoire they felt would best showcase their talents, but there was one piece they *had* to play, by Matthew Mason.

Deborah Keller-Rihn

A local arts organization is throwing a party and with the lineup of music, artists and events lined up, it should be interesting. The organization is Centro Cultural Aztlan and Malena Gonzalez-Cid runs it.

"We're a non-profit cultural arts agency that is dedicated to promoting and preserving our local culture and our local heritage."

Artpace

Much to do on Father's Day weekend in San Antonio. First off tonight head downtown. "It's the kickoff to our Rooftop Jazz series this year." That Artpace's Scott Williams and the rooftop is the 3rd floor roof of Artpace's downtown art museum where on Friday, June 17th, you can hear jazz.

Joseph Murgo

Twenty years ago this week, TPR worked with Minnesota Public Radio to pull off what was probably the biggest production the station had ever undertaken in its 14-year history. The previous year, we had agreed to bring “A Prairie Home Companion” to San Antonio.

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