Jack Morgan

Arts and Culture Reporter

Jack Morgan has spent 35 years in electronic media doing both television and radio.

In his mid 20s he was known as Robbin Banks at two San Angelo FM stations but the bulk of his career has been spent at PBS stations -- from Austin's KLRU, Orlando's WMFE, Burlington's Vermont Public Television, and San Antonio's KLRN.

At KLRN he spent 5 years as director of production where he was responsible for three hour-long programs with the San Antonio Symphony. Jack was also responsible for KLRN's ARTS program during its startup, and co-produced Texas Week With Rick Casey.

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An unusual new production at the Tobin's Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater debuts Thursday, Feb. 11.  It's called The Amish Project, and it's not exactly a formulaic Broadway comedy. H

"I would say there are very light moments," says star Sarah Gise. "It's certainly not overly dramatic because the incident itself was dramatic enough."

The incident she's talking about is both the cornerstone to the play, and a very dark piece of history.

Musical Bridges Around the World

A short International Music Festival will fill the next two weekends here in San Antonio. The festival is put on by San Antonio-based Musical Bridges Around the World, which Director Anya Grokhovski says has a pretty high-minded objective.

"Uniting people through culturally diverse programming."

To do so, they're putting on five concerts over five days on two weekends. And yes, it is diverse. 

Jack Morgan

Libraries are known as places for reading, research and other placid endeavors. But there is a library unlike that pre-conceived notion. Approaching the library an unexpected sound begins to dominate. Drumming. About a dozen people--from toddlers up to senior citizens--are in a side room at the Leon Valley Library, and they are making a big noise. 

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

There's more going on this weekend than a football game. First off, on Saturday night, get your German on!

 

"Everyone will be dressed up in these elaborate costumes."

 

 

Ryan Lloyd's talking about Beethoven Maennerchor's Fasching celebration. Don't know what that is? He explains.

 

Pacific Opera Project/Martha Benedict

Opera Piccola is taking opera here where it's never before gone.

"I would describe Mozart's opera as the ultimate rescue story, and who are the ultimate rescuers but Kirk and Spock?" asks Opera Piccola's Music Director Kristin Roach.

Yes, she said Kirk and Spock. You know, Star Trek.  

"We've tried to have the best marriage of real faithfulness to Mozart's score...but also the modern twist marrying it with the Star Trek  themes and characters."

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