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From whale-gazing to jazz to Tango music, a fun weekend is ahead in San Antonio. 


Attend A Live Taping Of 'Live At Jazz, TX'

Jul 24, 2017
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Jazz, TX and Texas Public Radio are thrilled to announce our first full season of "Live at Jazz, TX," a Saturday night radio broadcast that will air on TPR stations beginning Saturday, September 16. "Live at Jazz, TX" will begin live-taping a full season of sixteen episodes on July 26, 2017. The show will feature Jazz, TX owner Doc Watkins along with special guests and will include an interview segment, audience Q&A, and plenty of music.

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From a retro celebration on the west side, to hot jazz, to a fully air-conditioned musical,  there's plenty to do in the Alamo City this weekend.

First off tonight--the Guadalupe Theater looks good for its age, but let's face it: it's turning 75.  Executive Director Christina Balli explains on how they're marking its birthday.

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