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“LA TRAVIATA” TO OPEN OPERA SEASON

“La Traviata” is my favorite opera. As a teenager, I received the recording of Verdi’s masterpiece as a gift, and I listened and listened to it repeatedly until I could actually sing along with the beautiful voices on the record. Many operas have one or two gorgeous...

NEW LEADERS FOR ARTPACE, GEMINI INK

Almost simultaneously, two prominent San Antonio arts organizations announced the appointment of new executives to lead them into the future. The internationally known artist residency nonprofit, Artpace, promoted its longtime studio director and recent interim...

HISTORIC SAMA EXHIBIT FEATURES ART FROM SPAIN

You have about three more weeks to see the historic exhibit “Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid” at the San Antonio Museum of Art. It’s “historic” because it’s the first such undertaking by a local museum and also because it introduces...

ENTERTAINING SHOW LOOKS AT RELATIONSHIPS

Both men and women need love and intimacy, but they often have a hard time getting them because of inherent differences between the sexes. If they understood those differences, results would be much more satisfying for both. That was basically the premise of John...

URBAN 15 RAFFLES OFF CREATIVE HATS

URBAN !5 RAFFLES OFF CREATIVE HATS URBAN 15’s artistic director Catherine Cisneros is widely known as a dancer and the leader of a vibrant dance and drumming ensemble called Carnaval de San Anto, which enlivens parades, stages and other events with the driving rhythms...

GEMINI INK HOSTS THIRD WRITERS CONFERENCE

For writers, who mostly work in solitude, writers’ conferences are excellent opportunities to mingle with other writers, attend informative workshops and hang out with successful poets and novelists while also picking up useful information about the business side of...

“MAMMA MIA!” READY TO CHARM SAN ANTONIANS

The musical that has seduced audiences all over the world has finally made it to a San Antonio stage courtesy of the Public Theater of San Antonio. Directed by guest director Ken Urso and choreographed by resident choreographer Courtnie Mercer, the exuberant...

CACTUS PEAR FESTIVAL CELEBRATES TRICENTENNIAL

The 22nd Cactus Pear Music Festival will celebrate the 300 years of San Antonio’s history by presenting a season of “Three Centuries of Greatest Hits from the Cultures that Shaped La Villa de San Antonio.” Founder and artistic director Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio has put...

SAN ANTONIO IN CALLIGRAPHIC ART

Monica Brooks has loved letter forms since she was a child. She still remembers a demonstration of calligraphy she saw when she was in middle school and how fascinated she was by it. Today, Brooks is a member of the San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild and an accomplished...

TANGO OPERA “MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES”

The Alamo City Opera has a special treat for tango lovers this weekend. The company is closing its 2017-18 season with Astor Piazzolla’s tango operetta “Maria de Buenos Aires” which will have two performances at the Buena Vista Theater on the campus of UTSA Downtown....

“DOOR PROJECT” IS PUBLIC ART CREATED BY THE PUBLIC

Perhaps inspired by the massive “Common Currents” exhibit that featured 300 local artists depicting the 300 years of San Antonio’s history, the Carver Community Cultural Center – which participated in “Common Currents” - decided to include 300 ordinary San Antonians...

NEW DINOSAUR EXHIBIT AT THE WITTE

When I recently took a 5-year-old to the Witte Museum, he learned that a major dinosaur exhibit was about to open for the summer. “I want to come back here tomorrow to see it,” he said assertively. When I explained that it was not opening until the end of May, he was...

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, VOICES, MAKE “BRIDGES” A SUCCESS

The book by Robert James Waller was an international hit that sold 60 million copies world-wide. Some critics panned it as sentimental and trivial but its simplicity and the short-lived, life-changing romance it depicts obviously captured the readers’ imagination....

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