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 San Fernando Cathedral will be filled with music on Sunday evening, but a kind of music that’s likely never been played there before.  You can tell by the sound of it that this music comes from somewhere else. It’s Klezmer music.  [editor's note:  hit "Listen" above to hear Metropolitan Klezmer]

“Klezmer music is rooted in the Yiddish tradition, which is the tradition of the Yiddish-speaking Jews who came originally from Eastern Europe.”

Eve Sicular founded and plays drums for the group Metropolitan Klezmer.

Author Jan Jarboe Russell has gotten a lot of national attention for her most recent book. Now she’s appearing at the San Antonio Book Festival on Saturday to talk about it. I caught up with her recently.

"This is the history you do not know."

A world famous speaker is coming to the Tobin Center. He’s Deepak Chopra, known for his controversial views on the nature of mankind and where science ends and spirituality begins. He’s coming here to talk, amongst other things, about his latest book. I caught up with him recently. 

“This book is called The Thirteenth Disciple. It’s basically a modern-day fiction based on the idea of the dormant potential that we all have within us.”

That fiction doesn’t sound far removed from his actual views. As to what you can expect to get out of his talk, he says this:

Guadalupe "Lupito" Acuña

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As the sun sets on a Southtown Friday night, A train lumbers loudly by the packed Gallista Gallery.  Tonight, the art isn’t just on the walls. It fills the room with a blend of rhythms drawn from Eastern Europe and South Texas. It's the result of human migration and the musical traditions that came with it. A musical mashup borne of South Texas History. 

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Here is a snapshot of just a few of the events in San Antonio and beyond. First let’s stop at the Carver Cultural Center where Teresa Vasquez Romero tells us about Saturday’s concert by Vusi Mahlasela.


“He is a South African singer/songwriter and musician and he’s often held as the voice of South Africa. He always has universal messages of freedom and human kindness. He’s actually played with many well-known musicians such as the Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Josh Groban.”