Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Linda Pace Foundation

Ground was broken Wednesday morning for San Antonio's newest art museum. 

The building was conceived by the late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who said it came to her in a dream. Its curious name – Ruby City – is explained by the Linda Pace Foundation's Rick Moore.

"Ruby City was the reflection of Linda's dream where she envisioned an iconic structure that was deep red," Moore said.

And in typical Pace fashion, she planned for the museum to be a memorable structure.

Twenty Cliburn quarterfinalists are down to 12 in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

Nina McGrath

A group of local young musicians is taking it to the Big Apple. They are the San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble, and they started out small, with just 35 school-age musicians.

"Now we're in year seven. We have three fully performing ensembles," says Nina McGrath.

She says that members run the gamut from beginners to very good musicians.

"Our youngest students are thirteen years old and our oldest students are under the age of 20, September first of 2016," says McGrath.

Sam Arlen

The KPAC series of more than a decade ago, "The Art of American Popular Song," followed a blueprint laid out by the composer and writer Alec Wilder.

Norma Martinez

Public radio fans are familiar with A Prairie Home Companion, the weekly variety show made popular by Garrison Keillor with skits, musical guests, and fake commercials.  It has a very Midwestern sensibility.  Now take that concept and give it a South Texas twist. That’s what you get with a ‘barrio-logically correct’ version that recently hit the stage in San Antonio.  

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