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Councilman Calls For Full Release Of Secretly Recorded Audio Of Fire Union President

District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse held a news conference at the fire union’s banquet hall Wednesday to detail his concerns about the recordings and support San Antonio city charter amendments proposed by the fire union.

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A seemingly simple film that reveals deeper levels of profundity upon further reflection, Roberto Rossellini's "The Flowers of St. Francis" is basically a series of vignettes that takes Italian neo-realism back to the 13th century. 

Have you ever been to Timbuktu (incidentally, it is spelled Tombouctou in Mali)? No? Well nor have I, so I found "Timbuktoubab," the documentary, riveting.

The Criterion Collection

This year has seen some terrific releases on DVD, but none is better than the Criterion Collection's three-disc set, "The Battle of Algiers." First released in 1966, "The Battle of Algiers" was reissued in theaters across the country in 2004. It enjoyed a too-brief run in San Antonio in May 2004. The film's distributor, Rialto, told me that it didn't do too well in San Antonio so it was pulled after one week.

Drawing On The East

Oct 28, 2004
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For better or worse, the current state of cinema's animated output can be traced back to 1992's blockbuster film "Aladdin." Not only was it a groundbreaking film with its breakneck pace, marvelous songs, and increased use of computer-aided animation, but it also established the "star turn" in animated films, with its zany genie voiced by Robin Williams.

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How does one describe Tim Burton’s film "Ed Wood?" Is it a documentary on the infamous director’s life, a comedy, or a vehicle for some great acting? Happily it succeeds on all three counts. For those of you who don’t know who Ed Wood is, he is a Hollywood legend. Careers have been made panning his films, some calling them the worst ever made.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Received poorly by audiences this spring, "The Alamo" does not deserve to be remembered as a box-office dud. This film is a fuller, richer, and more historically accurate version than has ever been put on screen before, and it looks great. But it does not star Russell Crowe, nor did Ron Howard direct it.

Smithsonian Books

With the political and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s came a burgeoning interest in the many cultures that make up our cinematic landscape that has continued unabated to this day.  Heroes, Lovers, and Others by Fordham University professor Clara Rodríguez, continues this tradition.

We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat." Well, we are what we watch as well.

There seems to be a difference in the way we turn out depending on what we watched on TV as kids. Me? I gravitated to the sarcastic, violent mayhem of Warner Brothers cartoons - others felt the gentle pull of Disney programming. I turned out one way and the Disney kids? They are, well, different.

When Mickey Went To War

May 25, 2004
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The latest series of "Walt Disney Treasures" to be released from the Disney vaults includes DVD sets devoted to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disney in Space and Beyond, and the much-delayed release of Disney's World War II-era films.

Remembering Actress Mercedes McCambridge

Mar 19, 2004

McCambridge died March 2 at the age of 87. McCambridge chilled audiences in the 1970s as the voice of the Devil in The Exorcist. She won an Academy Award for her first film role -- in 1949 for All the King's Men. She also starred with Joan Crawford in Nicholas Ray's western, Johnny Guitar.

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Near railroad tracks, in the shadow of the Interstate 37 interchange, and about a football field away from the Alamodome, sits a house dating back to 1883 — a mauve- and cream-colored Roatzsch-Griesenbeck-Arciniega house, the only old structure within hundreds of yards.


Nikolaj Lund

The 96th season of first-class chamber music from the Tuesday Musical Club's Artist Series opens this week with the sounds of the award-winning Trio con Brio Copenhagen at 2 p.m. on October 9, at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The group is based in Denmark and was formed in 1999 by pianist Jens Elvekjaer, and sisters Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong (to whom Elvekjaer is married).

HemisFair '68 was held April 6 to Oct. 6, 1968. The theme of the fair was the confluence of civilization in the Americas.
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Fifty years ago, HemisFair '68 opened its gates. The international extravaganza, held at the heart of the city, opened on April 6, 1968, and closed six months later on Oct. 6th.


"Vintage HemisFair '68 Postcard": The Texas World's Fair was held in San Antonio. The Tower Of The Americas was buit for HemisFair '68
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As San Antonio celebrates its 300th birthday, HemisFair '68 celebrates its 50th. The world's fair opened April 6, 1968, closed six months later, and San Antonio would never be the same.


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As San Antonio celebrates its 300 years of history, TPR is reporting on the celebrations, as well as the historical & cultural milestones that have made the city what it is today.