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.

Ways To Connect

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend I've been on the prowl, and have some ideas. First off, why be restrained to just staying in San Antonio when you can go interstellar? San Antonio Symphony’s President David Gross explains.

“The Symphony is presenting music from John Williams. Star Wars, Superman, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List—all these great sound tracks.”

I asked "The dress code is going to be a bit lax this weekend?" Gross chuckled.

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Fredericksburg’s Pioneer Museum continues with its Roots Music series. I got to visit with its next performer—a Texas Music legend. He’s Gary P. Nunn, and anyone who knows Texas Music knows he’s…

“Jack of all trades!” he laughed.

Although he claims to be a master of none, his track record shows otherwise. As to his musical roots, they’re surprising.

Siggi Ragnar

The Playhouse is staging an unusual production. I was able to speak to one of its actors to find out what’s so different. She’s Corina Zars, and here she explains the regular part of what happens.

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood is basically a play within a play. It is a group of Victorian-era actors from the Royal Music Halls in London, and they are putting on the play Edwin Drood.”

But this is where the production jumps the rails just a bit.

Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures opened up a major new exhibit last week. I was able to get a little preview, and speak to its two curators. First, Lupita Barrera.

“The new exhibit is called Los Tejanos. And it is the history, the story of our people, starting five hundred years ago. It covers the struggles that we’ve been through in order to get to where we are.”

And also Sarah Gould.

Andrea Sosa

Your local PBS station is doing something you might not expect. It's what they call Think Out LoudThink Out Loud isn’t any one thing, because it’s actually about…well,  you. You can step up to the mic and do more or less what you want. Jennifer Herrera is KLRN’s Community and Engagement Manager.