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Spanish Exhibition, Blues In The Park, The Moipei Triplets: Your Weekend's Here!

From an exhibit opening to blues at the Japanese Tea Garden to triplets at the Carver, TPR's Arts and Culture reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is here.

First off let's head to the Witte Museum.

"He could do everything. From watercolor to etchings to oil on Canvas," says Amy Fulkerson of the Witte Museum about Jose Arpa, the Spanish painter who took a liking to San Antonio.

"He's invited to Mexico in 1897, resides in Puebla, and then moves to San Antonio in 1923," she says.

The Jose Arpa exhibit opening today features dozens of Arpa paintings.  From landscapes to portraits to scenes that make you stop and take them in slowly.

"A lot of people called Arpa Mr. Sunshine for the way he used light in his compositions. He was a well-known colorist," Fulkerson says.

The Witte's always fascinating, but more so in the summer.

"Come inside and enjoy the cool air and take a mental vacation looking at these beautiful paintings," Fulkerson says.

Find more on the Witte's Jose Arpa exhibit here

Then, KRTU's Monica Reina says if you head to the Japanese Tea Garden, you're in for a treat!

"Tonight we are kicking off the summer with a blues concert featuring San Antonio legends the West Side Horns," she says.

The West Side Horns are a long time San Antonio band playing on its own, and augmenting other bands.

"They are a jazz crossover blues band. They have a horn section, guitarist, drummer," Reina explains.

A legendary band in a legendary place: Brackenridge Park's Japanese Tea Garden.

"It's gorgeous. The gardens are now lighted down in the pond area," Reina says.

Food and drink are available for purchase at the free concert, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Find more on KRTU's Blues Concert here

Saturday night, you can see Maggy, Mary and Marta, collectively they're known as the Moi Pei Triplets. These Kenyan sisters are studying music on a full scholarship at St. Mary's University.

And boy, can they sing! The triplets be filling the Carver with three part harmonies.


"We'll be singing some Broadway tunes. We've learned one Spanish song, so we're really happy about that."

Find more on the Moipei Triplets' concert here