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At Least 35,000 Texans With Federal Jobs Aren’t Being Paid Because Of The Shutdown

The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park's website boasts a quote from the president the Central Texas park is named for: “All the world is welcome here.” But thanks to a partial federal shutdown, the park is closed to the public.

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Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Policy In 13 States And D.C.

A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration rule that would greatly expand the number of employers that could decline to offer contraceptive coverage on moral or religious grounds. The policy was set to go into effect nationwide Monday, but that's been put on hold for 13 states and the District of Columbia, which challenged the rule in court. The Affordable Care Act requires most companies to offer employees health insurance that covers FDA-approved birth control at no cost. But Trump...

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Was Busby Berkeley from Mars? Plenty of people interviewed on the extra features included in the new six-DVD "Busby Berkeley Collection" from Warner Bros. Home Video think so. They praise the legendary choreographer and director's kaleidoscopic musical sequences, marveling at how the guy was able to do such visionary work without any formal dance training. The very term "Berkeleyesque" has come to define a certain visual style.

Roy Orbison at 70

Apr 21, 2006

Sunday, April 23 2006 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Roy Orbison.  He was born in Vernon, Texas, in 1936, and went on to become one of the most iconic singers and songwriters in America before passing away too early in 1988.  A petition to have his likeness emblazoned on a U.S.

Jose (Joey) Castillo

On Wednesday, April 5, a red carpet gala was held to open the "Terra Nostra: Solamente Salma" exhibit at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.  On hand for the festivities were artists George Yepes, Robert Rodriguez, a few celebrities... and Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone, who had a grand plan to cover the event and get some audio for a personal project he's working on.  The exhibit is open to the public.  The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.  For more information, the number is 210-227-6960.  

Nicole Gurney

Hubert Davis' Oscar-nominated short film "Hardwood" started out as a documentary about his father, Mel, who played with the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s and '70s, but Davis soon found that "I couldn't tell his story without telling my own, [and] I couldn't tell my own story without telling my family's." The film is a documentary of a family reunion of sorts, as family members reflect on their lives together, and apart.

Harper Collins

The Century's Most Polarizing Auteur

Elia Kazan, by Richard Schickel

(Harper Collins) 

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In the rush to squeeze every last dime out of the upcoming feature film "Superman Returns," Warner Bros. has finally come through for long-suffering Superman fans and released Season 1 of that staple of 1950s TV, “The Adventures of Superman” to DVD.

Courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

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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Howard Hughes inherited three-quarters of his family’s multi-million dollar drill-bit fortune, and in 1925 he moved from Texas to California with his young bride, Ella Botts Rice. He built careers in aerospace, engineering, and filmmaking and experienced a life that saw him succumbing to mental illness, driving Hollywood studio RKO into the ground, and living alone as a recluse until his death in 1976.

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It’s called DreamWeek and Shokare Nakpodia created the annual event seven years ago to honor the vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

But he says the non-profit event looks to expand on King’s vision.


Norma Martinez / Texas Public Radio; Bógar Adame; Lauren Terrazas / Texas Public Radio; Josh Huskin

Our 2018 year in review continues with some of our best arts stories:

  • The housekeeping staff of a local university created a collection of cookbooks (00:24)
  • A course on “Taco Literacy” (02:41)
  • An art exhibit celebrates the San Antonio LGBTQ community (04:32)
  • Alameda Theater revival (06:41)
  • Mariachi serenades on Mother’s Day (10:13)
  • Día de los Muertos celebration (11:56)
  • Musician, composer and songwriter of Pixar’s “Coco” (13:28)
  • The drummer behind “Birdman” (16:07)
  • A Mexican-native musician keeping traditions alive (18:33)

Contributed photo / UTSA Libraries Special Collections at ITC

A photo exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures tracks San Antonio through a 130-year period.

 


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