Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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Nyta Brown

From jazz, to canoe races to bats racing out to breakfast - -we've found a stack of fun things to do for the weekend. First off, let's go for the music. The Balcones Jazz Festival wraps its summer run.

 "Tonight we have somebody whose album topped the charts for 51 weeks."


When Sally Buchanan, board chairwoman of the San Antonio River Authority, passed away on Saturday, July 30, she left a legacy of civic engagement and development that included work with the San Antonio Conservation Society, the Witte Museum, AIA San Antonio, and with her husband Bob, owner and operator of the downtown restaurants Kangaroo Court and The Original Mexican R

Josh Huskin

The McNay Art Museum revealed its new director today. Rich Aste comes here most recently from New York City, but has lived all over.

"My family is Peruvian and Bolivian. I was born in Lima in 1970. We were only there a year, and then we immigrated to Miami. So I claim Miami as my home town."

His most recent work was at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which constructed a rigorous gauntlet for curators to run before creating an exhibition.

Jack Morgan

The city unveiled its new river barge this morning.

Speakers blared Tina Turner's Rollin' on the River as the city's bright new prototype coasted under Rosita's Bridge and docked at the Arneson River Theatre. Dozens of dignitaries and city leaders unloaded and spoke, starting with Mayor Ivy Taylor.

The new design is bold, innovative, and reflects the character of San Antonio and its people.

City Manager Sheryl Scully reminded us of how the city had collaborated with the American Institute of Architects on the project.