Domingo Martinez's "The Boy Kings of Texas" transports people into his Brownsville childhood, warts and all, in his memoir.
It's been called "an emotional roller coaster rendered in exquisite detail," by Publisher's Weekly and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Martinez was in town for the San Antonio Texas Book Festival last weekend and stops by the studio to talk about his recent literary success and why living in Texas is not something he ever sees himself doing again.
The hearts of all who love and care for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are weeping today with the announcement of the passing of trumpeter Adolph Herseth. For over a half century (1948-2004), he was the principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Along with tubist Arnold Jacobs, Herseth and his brass playing colleagues evolved into the most powerful and accomplished orchestral brass section in the world. This is no exaggeration!
I remember as yesterday my first substantial introduction to the art of Colin Davis. The cycle of Sibelius Symphonies he recorded with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was outstanding, enhanced further by the art work, drawn from the paintings of Edvard Munch. The music world reacted much as I had, declaring Sir Colin an authoritative interpreter of Sibelius. He came back to the cycle at least twice afterwards, making studio recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and then a cycle of concert recordings with the LSO.
The lone finalist for the superintendent position at San Antonio Independent School District is under fire for his previous record, which includes a tax lien, a suspended license and charging money to a district credit card.
Manuel Isquierdo does not come to SAISD with a clean financial record, but he did have explanations for each of his accusations.
The Norse god Wotan - like his counterparts in the south, Zeus and Jupiter - got around as they say. He wasn't named "all-father" for nothing. The second opera of Richard Wagner's Ring cycle is about three of his offspring.
First, the legitimate daughter Brünnhilde, who is a Valkyrie -a collector of the heroic dead slain in battle - and after whom this opera is named. Then there are the twins Siegmund and Sieglende, their mother is Erda - mother earth.
City council has approved a contract for WiFi to be installed at the Alamodome. Initially the city will spend $1.4 million from the Hotel Occupancy Tax to fund the project, but then the city says it will actually get money back from the events it attracts from out of state.
According to the city’s supporting documents from the April 11 City Council A session, the Texas Events Trust Fund legislation allows cities and counties to be reimbursed for expenses that attract high-tax impact events to Texas.