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ARTS San Antonio Kicks Off New Season October 5

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ARTS San Antonio’s new season is just around the corner and Executive Director John Toohey says unlike some arts organizations in the city, which have a narrow focus, their niche is in providing a wide style of performance art.

"People come here from all over the world, so we bring performing artists here from all over the world," Toohey says.

So what should San Antonians look for this fall?

"Arts San Antonio’s season begins October 5 with Diavolo Dance Theater at the Lila Cockrell Theater. It’s unusual and it’s extremely exciting," says Toohey. "The Yamato Drummers from Japan are on Sunday, October 27 at the Lila Cockrell. They use authentic traditional instruments in a highly choreographed and exciting performance.

"On December 11 we have the iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans. Then on December 20-22 we have our annual production of 'The Nutcracker.'"

Toohey said that nothing beats the feeling of attending one of these events in person.

"There’s something magic and nourishing about a fantastic live performance," he says.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii