Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Amado Muro was a writer who told the stories of the downtrodden and forgotten.  He is considered by some a great Mexican writer, despite the fact that Amado Muro was a white man from Cleveland – Chester Seltzer.  He married a Mexican woman and adopted her name, Amada Muro, as a pseudonym.  A newspaperman, Chester frequently traveled the U.S. and Mexico to live with the people whose lives he recreated on paper. 

Robert Seltzer is Chester Seltzer’s son.  His book, “Amado Muro and Me:  A Tale of Honesty and Deception” shares his memories as a 10-year-old of his father.    He says his father’s preferred mode of travel during his outings was freight train. 

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Christine Lamprea remembers plucking the Brahms E Minor Sonata off the rack at Southern Music and taking it to her first lesson with Ken Freudigman, principal cellist with the San Antonio Symphony and a private cello instructor in town. She was just a freshman in high school.

From Texas Standard:

About 2 million American girls were born in 2002. That means they’re turning 15 this year. And many are celebrating with a quinceañera. It’s the rite of passage party usually celebrated by Hispanic girls. It’s similar to a “Sweet 16,” but celebrations are often much more extravagant.

Briscoe Western Art Museum

The Briscoe Western Art Museum's Yanaguana Indian Arts Market will be filling their river side facility with art and sound on Oct. 7 and 8. 

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SOLI Chamber Ensemble, San Antonio’s forward-thinking new music group, is returning to its small-venue roots this season with a series of intimate performances at Jazz, TX. For each of its performances, it will spend one night at the Pearl Brewery venue, and another night at its home base of Ruth Taylor Concert Hall on the Trinity University campus.

“Drinks help the music sound better,” jokes Ertan Torgul, the group’s violinist. “It's kind of a relaxed atmosphere.”

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