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Kip Winger On The Rise

Jun 1, 2016
Kip Winger

Fall from Grace

In 1985 you would have found bass guitarist Kip Winger performing as a member of the rock group Alice Cooper. Two years later, at Cooper's suggestion, he formed his own metal rock band, which he called Winger. The advent of grunge rock in the early '90s immediately undermined Winger's style of music. Overnight, he was a man without a recording contract, and seemingly a man without a future in pop music. He must have been asking himself: Is it really Easy Come Easy Go?

 

Paul Glickman

The San Antonio Symphony has put together an interesting event for its weekend performances. It's the closing event of the Spring 2016 symphony season. Here's Symphony President David Gross talking about the event.

"We have the Beethoven Violin Concerto with our guest artist Augustin Hadelich. Fabulous violinist."

 

Hadelich is a Grammy Award winner.

 

Melissa Evans / Band of the West

“We always try to give a little bit of something for everyone,” says SrA Jennifer Daffinee, a clarinetist with the Mission Winds, one of many smaller ensembles that make up the larger U.S. Air Force Band of the West, stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. “Everyone that attends our concerts can find something they can gravitate to.”

When the New York City Opera (NYCO) announced its final performances and imminent bankruptcy in September 2013, opera lovers, not just in Manhattan, were shocked.

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