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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Felix Padron

The Second Saturday Art event in the Lone Star Arts District features a name many San Antonio Art lovers may know, a voice that has been on hiatus.

From an exhibition closing to Christopher Cross to a killer Houston band, the weekend is here. 

First off, a major exhibition closes this Sunday, but McNay Director Rich Aste says you've got one last chance to catch it.

"Yeah, it's a heartbreaking moment for us to say goodbye to Monet to Matisse, a Century of French Moderns, really showcasing the avant garde that blazed new trails for artistic excellence in the last century," he says.

Linda Pace Foundation

Ground was broken Wednesday morning for San Antonio's newest art museum. 

The building was conceived by the late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who said it came to her in a dream. Its curious name – Ruby City – is explained by the Linda Pace Foundation's Rick Moore.

"Ruby City was the reflection of Linda's dream where she envisioned an iconic structure that was deep red," Moore said.

And in typical Pace fashion, she planned for the museum to be a memorable structure.

Nina McGrath

A group of local young musicians is taking it to the Big Apple. They are the San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble, and they started out small, with just 35 school-age musicians.

"Now we're in year seven. We have three fully performing ensembles," says Nina McGrath.

She says that members run the gamut from beginners to very good musicians.

"Our youngest students are thirteen years old and our oldest students are under the age of 20, September first of 2016," says McGrath.

Vic Gonzalez

"Conjunto music is the authentic folkloric music of South Texas," says Christina Balli. She is the executive director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, which hosts the Conjunto Festival starting Wednesday.