Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Joe Nick Patoski is our guide through the music of Texas — from western swing to zydeco to Tex-Mex.

Patoski (@joenickpatoski) hosts the “Texas Music Hour of Power” out of Marfa Public Radio, and tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about why he believes in “salvation through Texas music.”

Julie Marin

From urban legend drama, to a new music series, to a guitar God live and local -- there's plenty to  do this weekend. First off, starting tonight, Writer/Performer Marisela Barrera tells us about a production at Fredericksburg Road's Jump-Start Theater.

"We have an intimate space, very intimate with the audience that joins us for a particular performance."

This production is one she wrote--the Tejana Trilogy.

Norma Martinez

  

 

  Artists and members of the community are coming together to create a massive public art installation for the San Antonio River Foundation.  Participants all have

a special connection to San Antonio and the Mission San Francisco de la Espada, which was built in 1731. 

TPR has been following the creation of  Arbol de la Vida: Voces de Tierra (http://tpr.org/post/arbol-de-la-vida-voces-de-tierra#stream/0).

 

From Texas Standard:

If you're a Texan trying to make it in the fireworks business, take some cues from the products themselves: You've got to get off the ground and blow up in short order.

Jack Morgan

San Antonians will soon be able to revisit something that they knew decades ago from Hemisfair. If you ever rode the Hemisfair or Brackenridge Park Gondolas, a pair of them have re-surfaced, looking almost brand new. But St. Philips College Collision Refinishing Technology Director Daniel Salas says they didn't start out that way.    

We had to take them all apart, work the metal, do the bodywork on them,  prep them and re-finish them.

I pointed out that they pretty much look like new now.

"They do! The students do a pretty good job here at St. Philips College."

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