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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Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is about to tackle a tough assignment.  It's complicated, extreme and takes no small amount of effort.  

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From great classical music, to great classical theater, to a Cinco de Mayo celebration--your Weekend is here!

First off tonight, head to Boerne for a Musical Bridges Around the World performance. Here's Suhail Arastu.

"So, tonight, we kick off the closing of our season with Black Swan. Boerne Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Two amazing artists--Tim Fain and Robert Koenig.

"If you've seen the film Black Swan you've heard his work and assisted with the score."

A huge mural was unveiled Wednesday morning on a hangar at Stinson Airport on the city's South Side. Two of San Antonio's pioneering pilots from the early 1900s are the mural's primary focus, and those two pilots were sisters Katherine and Marjorie Stinson.

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If you could time travel back to 1930s on the West Side, entertainment was live, in-person and fascinating. And often, in a tent.

"There was Vaudeville and for us it was called Carpa, so basically, Carpa is a tent."

A UTSA quartet that went to Cuba to perform made a connection that went beyond performing. For the students and their professor, Matthew Dunne, music became the universal language.

The students spent a week in Havana, Cienfuegos and Pinar Del Rio, playing concerts in each. Besides their formal appearances, the group also played in several schools. Before performing for students though, the students would perform for them.

"A pretty emotional moment for me was seeing the kids play.”