Jazz and classical performers have been cashing in on movie themed compilations since nearly the advent of talking pictures, and most of them suffer from being either too syrupy and sentimental or overly bombastic. Rare is the album where I find the artist has taken the material and not only made it his own, but transformed it into something that transcends the films from which the themes originate.
The Copperleaf Quintet is set to close out its season on Sunday. As they've been all season, this concert is thematic.
"May 4 actually happens to be the feast of the forty English martyrs," said Ruth Moreland, the group's founder and artistic director.
"So we’ll do a concert of all English composers," she said. "The first portion of the concert is William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, just some really lovely liturgical motets. Some things in Latin, some things in English. And then the second half will be various pieces of English poetry set to music."
CPS Energy will be rolling out its new smart meters in four neighborhoods this summer. The meters communicate via radio frequency to the company directly on usage, which lowers costs and increases accuracy.
Experts say a new bi-national agreement just signed in San Antonio has the potential to solve issues on several fronts: from immigration to water supply.
San Antonio was chosen for the signing of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) agreement because of its bi-cultural assets that can assist business growth between the two countries.
The purpose of the MUSEIC is to establish a unified North American entrepreneurial pathway to promote competitiveness, trade and innovation.
Following a botched execution in Oklahoma, anti-death penalty groups and attorneys are once again calling on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide full transparency in the state's execution process.
There’s a concert coming up that parents might want to get on their calendars. And really, the parents might enjoy this one as much as the kids.
"And the focus of that concert is going to be the [Franz] Schubert 9th [Symphony], which is the great C-Major symphony," said San Antonio Symphony President David Gross, who is nothing, if not enthusiastic.
As he explained, this one is one of the symphony’s "discover" concerts, which are geared toward helping people discover classical music.
Block walking is an effective way to reach voters, according to Corey Clark. He's the 26-year-old small business owner who is running for San Antonio City Council District 9 in the May 10 joint, special and bond election.
"Morning, y'all," he said to residents off Bitters Tuesday. "I'm running for city office right now, District 9 city councilman."