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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Mike Morton

There’s a walking art tour happening in Boerne this weekend, but it’s got a twist to it.  That twist is its namesake. It’s called the Boerne Art Waddle. Here's the Waddle's creator Mary Morton.

“It’s called a Waddle because we have lots of ducks that come and go along the Cibolo Creek.”

The Cibolo Creek encircles the downtown neighborhood where the Art Waddle takes place—the Flats.

“Years ago when they were building the railroad a lot of the people who worked on the railroad lived in this area” she said.

“And it’s pretty flat.”

“And it’s kinda flat.”

Xan Padrón

A Spanish musician is pushing the limits of her chosen instrument, and now she’s coming to San Antonio.

“My name is Cristina Pato. I am a bagpiper from Galicia, in Spain.”

 You probably haven’t heard bagpipers make the kinds of sounds she does.  (Hit "Listen" to hear her music)

 “For me, trying to make the instrument work outside of its comfort zone, is always a beautiful challenge. I have been playing bagpipes since I was four years old. That means it’s like an extension of my personality.”

Jim Callaghan

The weekend’s  weather is going to be great to get out and do all kinds of activities. Here's a snapshot of a few things you might want to check out. First off, for young families, the Magik Theatre presents A Night in Old New Orleans.

“A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of science fiction and a whole lot of music.”

That's the Magik Theatre’s Beth Graham. The play’s origin is the very popular Magic Treehouse book series.

“One of the composers is Allen Toussaint, who was one of the composers of Ain’t Misbehavin', a Broadway show.”

E. David Guel/The Ranger

An annual event at San Antonio College is noteworthy for its music, but also a lot more. First off, it’s got an interesting name. Fredstock.

“Fredstock is a music festival that we throw each spring.”

Donnie Meals is the Music Business Program Coordinator at San Antonio College. And unlike other music fests, this one is actually a college course. Here’s what students are expected to do.

Full House Productions

The performance seasons for many regional arts organizations are rapidly winding down.  We're told the story of one out of Kerrville by Symphony of the Hills' Gene Dowdy.

“Symphony of the Hills is going to close our season with a concert called 'Bach and his disciples.' It’s a concert dedicated to the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the great German composer of the Baroque period, and just the influence he’s had through the hundreds of years since his life.”

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