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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San Antonio Museum of Art

The weekend is upon us, and whether it's art, nature or a neighborhood block party, we've got you covered. First off tonight head to the West Side for the party with the fun name:

"We're about to host our Summer Youth Chupachanga."

Keli Rosa Cabunoc of San Anto Cultural Arts says the kids have been creating lots of art.

"We hosted over 30 workshops on things like print-making, muralism, public art. They created portraits, they did photo-journaling, poetry, literary arts. All kinds of workshops."

Susan Ranjel

San Antonio's biggest film festival is well underway. Its director is  Teacher/Film Maker/Entrepreneur Adam Rocha.

"This is a full throttle film festival. We're being recognized worldwide."

This is the 22nd time that Rocha has cranked up the San Antonio Film Festival machine.   

"There are 145 films from around the world, 29 San Antonio Film Makers.  We have Hell or High Water. That's their very first world premier and we're very excited by that." 

Cibolo Nature Center

You've managed to make it just about to the weekend and we've found some things you might find really fun. First, let's start Saturday at high noon at the Briscoe Western Art Museum where they're celebrating the International Day of the Cowboy. They call it the Briscoe Blast.

"Live music, art activities, and games for the adults and for the kids."

Super Q Photography Vincent Quaranto

It's an old kind of dance that's attracting a young group to the dance floor. Swing dancing is enjoying something of a revival, to the point that one group has that description in its title. 

"Alamo City Swing Revival is a relatively new nonprofit organization that was formed this year to promote swing-dancing in a very family-friendly, community inspired movement."   

The Revival's Michelle Wilt says there is plenty of dance opportunity.

Suzanne Plunkett

The founder of downtown's Magik Theatre is retiring from his position. Richard Rosen created the theater in 1994, where it occupies the west end of HemisFair Park on South Alamo Street. Frances Limoncelli becomes the new managing artistic director Aug. 1.