SXSW

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Over 16 years at San Antonio's Northeast School of the Arts (NESA), Konise Millender has seen and shepherded hundreds of films to production. She's the head of the Department of Cinema at the magnet school based on the Lee High School campus. This year, one of the seniors in the program, Pierson Hawkins, has a short film in the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin. I took the opportunity to finally visit the cinema lab at NESA to learn more about the program, where I spoke to Millender.

Last week, a fierce battle was pitched between the Austin, Texas-based music mega-festival South by Southwest (SXSW) and artists who took exception to a certain passage in the agreements which SXSW sends to its performers.

The annual South By Southwest music festival kicks off March 13, bringing with it more than 2,000 artists performing at dozens of clubs across Austin, Texas. Winnowing all that music down to a digestible list of recommendations is a months-long endeavor, but now NPR Music has launched its annual Austin 100 — a downloadable 100-song playlist highlighting some of the festival's most exciting discoveries.

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A San Antonio promotional campaign at South By Southwest in Austin last month is being called a success.

Choose San Antonio” Executive Director Meghan Garza-Oswald gave a report to Bexar County Commissioners on Tuesday. They were championing the lifestyle of San Antonio and spent approximately $350,000, most of that from private funds.  Bexar County contributed $15,000.

Of the 80,000 people who attended the trade show at the convention center, 50,000 saw their booth.

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