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There’s probably not two or three trumpet players you can name off the top of your head, but there’s one who’s become something of a sensation in the last few years. He’s Chris Botti, and he’s heading to San Antonio this month. 

“This particular concert we’re doing in San Antonio slots right between our Japanese tour and Mexico City, so we’re doing a little drive-by and I’m thrilled to be there with my band," says Botti.

Arts San Antonio is bringing Botti to the Laurie Auditorium on Friday, October 24th. He describes his concerts this way.

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Yesterday, the retrial of Ed Graf got underway in Waco. Imprisoned for 25 years, Ed Graf was convicted in 1988 of setting the fire that killed his two stepsons. A change in the forensic science of arson has shown that the chances the fire was intentionally set are slim. 

You're invited to the 8th Annual AccessAbility Fest, San Antonio’s premier resource fair for individuals of all abilities, takes place at El Mercado on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 from 10am-3pm. This free, family-friendly event spotlights programs and services provided by institutions supporting individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges.

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Soprano Anna Netrebko has been aiming toward this moment for years. On Saturday, October 11, the Met’s popular “Live in HD” cinecast series opens with Netrebko singing Lady Macbeth in Giuseppe Verdi’s adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy. 

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 Texas Governor Rick Perry has created a special infectious disease task force aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola throughout the state. One of the duties of the Ebola task force will be to learn from the mistakes made in the state’s response to the Ebola case in Dallas.  This week, Governor Perry issued an executive order creating the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.