Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Nick Simonite

The holiday weekend promises a lot of music and dance. First off, let's head north to one of the area's most unusual places to hear music. Here's what one musician says about this venue.

"I can never really state with enough excitement how cool the acoustic is."

The musician is Axiom Quartet's Patrick Moore and he's talking about the concert they're giving Saturday night at Boerne's Cave Without a Name.

There's No Wonder Left For 'Alice'

May 26, 2016

We're not in Wonderland anymore, if indeed we ever were. Most likely, we'd already left it far behind with the 2010 Tim Burton reshuffling of Alice in Wonderland. That smash hit repurposed elements from both of Lewis Carroll's Alice books, including sequel Through the Looking-Glass, while setting the action around a 20-year-old Alice (brave soldier Mia Wasikowska) returning to the land of her childhood dreams.

Melissa Evans / Band of the West

“We always try to give a little bit of something for everyone,” says SrA Jennifer Daffinee, a clarinetist with the Mission Winds, one of many smaller ensembles that make up the larger U.S. Air Force Band of the West, stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. “Everyone that attends our concerts can find something they can gravitate to.”

Sony Classical

In a move bound to delight new listeners but sure to raise the hackles of classical music purists, the new soundtrack for Whit Stillman’s film “Love & Friendship” takes the work of over a dozen composers and blends them together to create a pleasing listening experience akin to the “Baroque Greats” channel on Pandora.

Ave Bonar

A prolific actor/writer/producer with San Antonio roots brings his new production back to the city that helped spawn it. 

"I'm Jaston Williams. I'm what's left of him," he laughed.

You probably first heard of Jaston Williams from the wildly successful Greater Tuna production he co-wrote and acted in, or its three subsequent iterations since. Now he has a completely new one.

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