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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The weekend looms large, with drama, art, and even yoga ... in a very unusual place. First, on Saturday let's head to the Frida Festival. Janie Villareal McClinchie is producing it.

"It's going to be at the Brick, which is located at the Blue Star Gallery."

The inspiration behind the festival is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. McClinchie explains the connection.

Stephanie Sant' Ambrogio

It's a San Antonio music festival originally conceived over River Walk margaritas. Stephanie Sant Ambrogio created the Cactus Pear Music Festival 20 years ago, and she says this year's fest features three themes.

"One is that on every program there is one living, American composer."

Ambrogio fights the persistent notion that chamber music is stuffy, or just for old people. Presenting new works helps combat that.

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival

San Antonio's summertime Jazz Festival heats up on Friday night. Producer Lorenzo Nastasi says that where the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival happens is a large part of its magic.

courtesy of the City of San Antonio

The Fourth of July holiday weekend promises a lot of fun locally. First off, head to Market Square for Freedom Fest.   

"Freedom Fest--we have this every year.  It's our favorite event!"

Mark Jenkins manages Market Square, and he says the music this year is top flight.

"Ruben V,  Augie Meyer, that's going to be great. Nothing like Augie. Live music 12-8p.m., three days."

Stephen Guzman

A new Art Exhibit at Say Si opens Friday with an interesting and challenging theme. First, a reminder: Say Si is a non-profit after school arts program for young people. Stephen Guzman explains their programs cover four artistic disciplines.

"Visual Arts, Media Arts, Theater Arts and New media."

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