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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A recurring San Antonio music festival is about to kick off. It’s got an odd name and origin, but it's grown and thrived as it's played out. It's called the Cactus Pear Music Festival, and if you're wondering what the heck that is, its founder Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio laughs, then explains.

“It’s a chamber music festival that I started nineteen years ago when I moved from Cleveland to San Antonio.”

Greg Harrison

It’s a long holiday weekend in the Alamo City, and I've found some interesting things for you to consider doing. First off on Friday night, Jazz in the Garden. Here’s Caryn Hossbocher.

"From 6 until 9 we are opening up the garden for or Jazz in the Garden summer series."

The Garden is the Japanese Tea Garden with Koi ponds, waterfalls and amazing architecture. Playing is Bad Banjo Brown.

“I understand that he’s so good that people get up and dance the night away.”

I asked if Bad Banjo Brown was a solo act.

Jack Morgan

San Antonio’s Spanish Missions may soon be named to a prestigious list that includes Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon and the Pyramids of Giza. This Sunday,  a United Nations commission could designate the Missions a World Heritage site.

Bruce Martin

A new piece of Art was dedicated in the city Tuesday morning . As to its subject, your first clue is where it was unveiled—The River Walk.

“We wouldn’t have the River Walk if it weren’t for Robert Hugman.”

The Paseo Del Rio’s Nancy Hunt reveals the art work—the bust of the River Walk designer, Robert Hugman.

“It was his vision and his incredible talent and tenacity, actually, ‘cause he really stuck with it. He came up with the idea in the 20s and it really wasn’t built ‘til the late 30s.”

The River Walk started as a flood control project.

courtesy Brittain Pittman

There’s an annual program in San Antonio that features music and dance, and all in a historic location.

 “Well, we’re having a dance hall series that is going to run through the remainder of that summer.”

 That’s band leader Doc Watkins.

 “Starting this Wednesday night at the Pearl Brewery in the Stables, and we’re going to do that every Wednesday night from July first all the way through August 26th.”

 This is the second year for the Dance Hall series at the historic Pearl Stables.