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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Rosie Sanchez

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has named its new executive director. Her name is Cristina Balli, and it's not her first time to live in San Antonio.

"I was here in the early '90s as a student at Our Lady of the Lake University," she says.

Balli says that though she hadn't found her way into the full-time arts field yet, even then she looked up to the Guadalupe.

"It has always performed as one of the leaders in Chicano, Latino and Native American arts programming in the country," Balli says.

Al Rendon

Musicians welcomed several dozen artists and media to the Carver Cultural Center where details were revealed about the city's next celebration of the arts called Luminaria. City Councilman Alan Warrick was the first to speak, and he cited the gathering's distinctly party vibe.

A local arts organization is looking for some rhythmic volunteers from San Antonio.

"Urban 15 will be starting its open call for drummers and dancers in the first Tuesday of October," says Urban 15 co-founder George Cisneros. 

The troupe's dance and drum corps are known nationwide for their rhythms and presentational creativity. But Cisneros says now they're upping the ante.

San Antonio Mastersingers

San Antonio performing arts organizations are beginning their fall seasons. I spoke with the Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing who said the San Antonio Symphony is starting out the season with a bang.

"The season starts with a very big bang with Carmina Burana by Carl Orff," he says.

SATX Social Ride

The Weekend's upon us and there are all kinds of fun and fascinating things to do. Here are three for your consideration:  First off, a Saturday morning World Heritage Festival bike ride. Earn-A-Bike's Cristian Sandoval talks about the Tour de Las Misiones.