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4:43 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Opera Piccola Moves Downtown To The Empire For New Season

Opera Piccola

Opera Piccola's season starts with a few surprises and amongst those is a big one: Moving into downtown’s Charline McCombs Empire theater.

"It only seats 800 people," said General Director Mark Richter, "so no matter where you sit in the Empire Theater, it’s a tremendous seat."

They’ve also begun positioning the company in a way unlike what many people think when they think of opera.

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2014 Governor's Race
4:12 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Davis' "A Texas Story" Video Her First Step In Statewide Campaign

Screen shot from the new "A Texas Story" campaign video for Wendy Davis.
Wendy Davis for Governor

Wendy Davis’ campaign brought in over $500,000 in contributions in less than 24 hours after her announcement that she would run for governor and the Democrat from Fort Worth has now launched her first campaign video.

"A Texas Story" starts with a biography of Davis’ life and features her daughter Amber, who details her mother’s humble beginnings.

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KPAC Blog
3:39 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

San Antonio Symphony Adds More Moving Parts

San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony debuted its new season last weekend and Musical Director and sometimes Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing predicts a lot of sizzle for their Friday and Saturday night performances at the Majestic.

"It’s going to be a very exciting performance for me," he said. "Schumann is something  that’s very personal for me. I’m very close to his music. I’ve recorded all of his symphonies and always feature him when I can."

Lang-Lessing is also looking forward to playing Rachmaninoff’s "Symphonic Dances."

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Local Business
3:30 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

New Braunfels Starting To Fill Void Left By Scooter Store Collapse

Chris Eudaily TPR News

The gaping hole left by the Scooter Store in New Braunfels will soon be filled with a new employer.

IBEX Global will put hundreds of people to work in New Braunfels when it opens a call center operation in November, moving into the multi-story office building vacated by the Scooter Store in April.

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The Source
2:03 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

The Source: The Government Shutdown, Week 2

The federal government remains shutdown for its seventh day. In a surprise announcement this weekend, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that up to 350,000 people would be returning to work at the Department of Defense as a result of a close reading of one stop gap measure that passed congress.

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Views & Brews
2:03 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Views & Brews: Modern Movie Criticism | "Rushmore" Screening

TPR brings together two of our most popular community events on Tuesday, November 5th---Cinema Tuesdays and Views & Brews.  Join us as we present a screening of Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by TPR's Nathan Cone, featuring special guests Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas, snacks from Beto's on Broadway, and of course great beer provided by Alamo Beer Company

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Local Business
1:34 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Local Delegation Hopeful Spain Will Move More Business To San Antonio

"Now Open" sign outside a business in downtown San Antonio
Ryan Loyd TPR News

About 20 local business leaders have  lot to look forward to after their business-development trip to Spain in September. Some of Spain’s business owners came away from the conferences with a desire to visit companies in San Antonio.

Jose Manual Soria Lopez, the Spanish minister of industry, energy and tourism, met with members of the San Antonio delegation and told the group he wanted to get a group of his country’s businesses leaders to come to San Antonio next year.

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The Source - October 7, 2013
12:01 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

The Source: Preventing Drop Outs

"Skipping Up," a film by Jim Mendiola that was shot in San Antonio, follows a class of students at Mark Twain Middle School.
Jim Mendiola

In the first segment:

Texas, according to the Texas Education Agency, has seen a remarkable improvement in the number of students completing their high school education, from 9.4 percent dropping out in 2009 to 6.3 percent in 2012.

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KPAC Blog
10:33 am
Mon October 7, 2013

SOLI Chamber Ensemble Tackles Old And New Works

The SOLI Chamber Ensemble.
Courtesy of the artist

San Antonio’s SOLI Chamber Ensemble is about to begin its new season and violinist Ertan Torgul said their selections will include what he calls "classics of today" -- selections of such quality that time will eventually render them classics.

"We’re always very innovative," he said. "We do a lot of multimedia and we do a lot of mixed ensemble things, and brand new pieces of course. Every season features at least four or five brand new works."

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2014 Governor's Race
10:20 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Mobilizing Latino Vote Could Be Tough For Davis Campaign

Chris Eudaily TPR News

In order for Wendy Davis to win the governor's office in 2014, one of the keys for her campaign will be mobilizing the Latino vote, which could be hard to do.

SMU Political Science Professor Mathew Wilson said one of the biggest challenges for Davis in the race for governor is that the 2014 election is not a presidential election year, meaning turnout will be low in a group of voters with an already low turnout at the ballot box.

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