A wave of great young pianists crashes into the Alamo City every three years to compete in the San Antonio International Piano Competition. Last October 11, aspiring artists arrived and prepared themselves to impress the judges at the usual venue - the Ruth Taylor recital hall. Luckily for all of us it was all recorded by John Coker.
During the cold months of January and February, five downtown bars and businesses are trying to keep the homeless of San Antonio warm with a collective donation drive through their shop fronts.
Overnight temperatures in San Antonio have dipped into the 30s in recent days. That concerns Lesa Ammann, the owner of Club Sirius on Losoya Street, who sees the homeless of San Antonio with nowhere to go.
As the New Year moves forward and the holiday season becomes a memory, some charities in San Antonio are seeing a slump in donations. With constant demand for its services, one that feels the effects the most is the San Antonio Food Bank.
From around Thanksgiving through December, the food bank receives the standard uptick in donations. But San Antonio Food Bank President Eric Cooper said that once January hits the number of donations and volunteer hours provided drop, a trend that he equates to purchasing toys at Christmas.
When you bring in your used books, movies and music to sell at Nine Lives Books they won't give you cash.
What they give you instead is store credit, credit that Manager Suzanne Farnsworth says is "rather generous" compared to what you might get in cash from a bigger used book store of a similar model.
What this does, she said, is to ensure that the people who come into her store are people who love to read or watch movies themselves, and not just people looking to get rid of boxes of books simply because they are taking up space on their floor or in their garage.
Bexar County has unveiled a new electronic warning system for flash flood protection on rural roads. The new High-water Alert Lifesaving Technology (HALT) crossing guard system will protect drivers at 52 low-water crossings.
HALT is Bexar County’s latest investment to protect drivers from drowning.
Shepherd Road is a dark, two-lane passage that transports thousands more drivers than it was built to accommodate. It passes over creekbeds more than once, and during a hard rain the straight, fast road has been deadly.
They have had over 14 million views on YouTube, John Malkovitch has appeared on stage and film with them, and Maestro Bernard Haitink loves them. Igudesman and Joo have been performing since they met in music school.
"We call ourselves more eclectic: many different styles that don't seem to fit together. Somehow fabulously do fit together, and at the same time, combined with theater and comedy, it's a special combination."
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Whether you believe that Mary Stuart was the most amoral, conniving and ruthless female of Elizabethan England or the most tragic victim of overwhelming and relentless circumstances and doomed to tragic grandeur, her life is one of the great historical dramas.