News

Nathan Cone

An unusually balmy January day was the perfect setting for Simone Dinnerstein’s warm embrace of music by Robert Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Franz Schubert at her Tuesday Musical Club recital. In less than a decade, Dinnerstein has captured the imagination of classical fans worldwide with her "majestic originality of vision,” according to The Independent.

Courtesy the Woodlawn Theater

The Woodlawn Theater’s tackled a musical that is based on an iconic 60s TV comedy. If you’re thinking "The Addams Family" is creepy and spooky, mysterious and ookie, you’re missing a big chunk of what the musical at the Woodlawn is all about. I spoke to the production's Director Rick Sanchez.

“The story line is based really off of Wednesday Addams. And it’s her falling in love with someone who’s considered normal.”

Wednesday is the daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams, around which the musical is centered.

Courtesy the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Fifty-six years ago this Tuesday night, February 3, Buddy Holly’s plane crashed. He perished, and some say the music died along with him. Local Holly fans should know there’s a significant event here that night in San Antonio.  The very music-filled "Buddy Holly Story" is coming to the Tobin Center, and Todd Meredith plays Buddy.

Brendan Hoffman http://bit.ly/1vp5Q14 / CC

Reporting by the Center for Public Integrity has shown that despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on elections, nonprofits--many considered "social welfare" groups--are regularly getting away with breaking election law and aren't being audited or investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

Since the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010, a deluge of campaign spending has been poured in by dark money groups. 

Texas Honors Legendary U.S. Sniper With ‘Chris Kyle Day’

Feb 2, 2015

Exactly two years after being killed near his Texas home, Chris Kyle was honored by his state with a day in his honor, with flags across the state flying at half-staff.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a proclamation declaring Monday ‘Chris Kyle Day’ in the state where the retired Navy SEAL was raised and lived after serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq. Abbott, while making the announcement in Austin, called Kyle “an American hero,” and “the face of a legion of warriors who have led the mightiest military in the history of the world.”

Pages