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9:41 am
Tue November 27, 2012

KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Vocal Recordings

Publicity photo of Maria Callas (1923 – 1977) as Violetta in La Traviata at the Royal Opera House (1958).
Credit Houston Rogers / Wikipedia

This month, KPAC is celebrating thirty years of broadcasting. Our hosts are having some fun sharing "30 lists" - artists, music, movies, and recordings you might enjoy, that help shape the sound of your classical oasis.

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Classical Spotlight
1:35 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Choruses Create Winter Magic In Holiday Music Celebration At Concordia

Winter Magic this weekend with CCSA
CCSA

The Children's Chorus of San Antonio performs at Concordia Lutheran Church

It's a new location for Winter Magic with the Children's Chorus of San Antonio! "Our numbers have grown this year which is absolutely wonderful, but we needed a larger space," says Marguerite McCormick.

"We combine the choirs in a couple of different ways - sometimes two or three of the training choirs will sing together, sometimes the advanced choirs will sing together, and then we do feature all seven choirs; all 250 plus children in this concert!"

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Classical Spotlight
1:29 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Love In Art And Music: Inspirations Of Aphrodite And More From Musical Offerings

Joan Christenson
Musical Offerings

Joan Christenson opens season at the San Antonio Museum of Art

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Texas News Roundup
1:21 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

What's Happening Across The State: News From Texas NPR Affilitates

Wikipedia Commons

Take a quick look at some of the top stories from across Texas, from a look into the Dust Bowl photo archive to a look back at Larry Hagman's career, and more...

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Classical Spotlight
11:42 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Fredericksburg Chorale Brings Old And New Together For Christmas Concerts

Mark Hierholzer
Fredericksburg Chorale

Christmas Concert includes Bach, Saint-Saens and Hierholzer

It is a busy time of year, but the Fredericksburg Chorale are prepared and ready for three concerts Friday and Saturday.

"We have all ages: sixteen, seventeen, twenty-year-olds to ninety, and ninety-five-year-old members! It really is a great mix, and a delight to hear the teamwork," says director Mark Hierholzer.

Hierholzer will have a new work on the program and lead selections from the keyboard.

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County Charter Bill
9:52 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Could The City Of San Antonio And Bexar County Become One Governing Body?

Screen cap of the Texas Legislature's District viewer showing Bexar County and San Antonio. A bill, if passed and approved by voters, would merge the governments of the two.
Texas Legislature

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County could have a unified government if a bill in the legislature giving voters the option to create a county charter is made law.

Like all counties in Texas, Bexar County has a Commissioner’s Court and its municipalities have independent mayor/council governments. A bill filed in the House by State Representative Lyle Larson would merge the two for a metro-government.

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Military Holidays
1:45 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Celebration Teaches Latin American Service Members About Tradition

Col. Marc Stratton, commander of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, carves the turkey before Thanksgiving dinner with more than 200 students from Latin American countries
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

A program unique to the United States Air Force and Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the Inter-American Forces Academy where servicemen and women from countries like Bolivia, Colombia and Peru take classes to learn maintenance, leadership and technical skills.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 am
Sun November 25, 2012

On Itinerarios This Week: The 2012 Latin Grammys

The Grammys are important even if they relegate most of the classical awards to the afternoon well before the television cameras begins to roll, and it's much the same at the Latin Grammys, except more intimate, according to recording editor and mastering engineer Paul Blakemore.

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KPAC blog: The Piano
10:00 am
Sat November 24, 2012

The American Way On 'The Piano'

Dixie Flag Company

This country is always in motion, or as one shipping company calls it "moving at the speed of business." Before the question of slavery became a civil war, American's enjoyed their minstrel shows, and after the conflagration, touring minstrel shows were once again one of this country's favorite pastimes.

This Sunday on "The Piano," music that has many fathers, music that comes together, ferments a bit and becomes something new - different and distinctly American.

The Alamo
9:18 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Scathing Report Concludes Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas Failed In Care Of Alamo

The Alamo, June 2012.
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

An 18-month investigation by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Office concluded that the Daughters of the Republic of Texas failed to properly preserve and maintain the Alamo, misused state funds for its own benefit, failed to address conflicts of interest, and let its own organizational interests get in the way of acting in the best interest of the Alamo and the State of Texas.

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