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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Deborah Conner

A special concert is coming to the Texas Hill Country. It's called Peace on Earth: A Holiday Special. Here's Music Director Gene Dowdy.

"Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kathleen Cailloux Theater, the Symphony of the Hills is going to offer our holiday special."

The program's filled with holiday music, both spiritual and secular.

A holiday event is happening downtown on Saturday night, and the people putting it on are looking for your help. It's called the Handel's Messiah Community Sing Along.

University of the Incarnate Word

Looking ahead to arts and culture events over the weekend in South Texas, Crystal Paul from Artpace talks about tonight's Jazz on the Roof event.

"This round is a tribute to '60s Miles Davis with the Adrian Ruiz Quintet."

For those who haven't been to the rooftop jazz events, Paul describes the setting like this.

Scott Ball

A local group is hosting an event that has, let's face it,  one of the snappiest titles.   

"Pecha Kucha.  It's a Japanese term for chit-chat."

Vicki Yuan is the chair of the event. And the term chit-chat kind of undersells what the event is about.  

"It's a community lecture series where each presenter, who is from San Antonio, presents 20 images automatically timed at 20 seconds per image."

Page Graham

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is planning another interesting concert. It's a Beatles concert of sorts, and YOSA's Troy Peters described the iconic band this way.

"They connect the dots on a whole bunch of different sounds. And it means that a whole bunch of different kinds of listeners can come to the Beatles and find something to hold onto," Peters says.

And now YOSA's philharmonic orchestra is coming together with local musicians for this special Beatles-centered event.