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Arts and culture news, criticism, and programming from TPR/NPR.

Nicki Lucio in her "Hello World" exhibit at the McNay Art Museum.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when members of the queer community in New York City clashed with cops in protest of anti-gay raids and police brutality. In commemoration of the anniversary, San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum is featuring works that explore gender identity. 

The exhibit is open until Sept. 15. Ticket information can be found here.


SA Film Fest staff

From a stage production to a film festival to a Beatles Cavern Club tribute, this weekend is full of fun.


Steven Schauer

“So many folks locally, and worldwide, only know the San Antonio River Walk. I was really trying to look for and capture those interesting things that might tell a bigger deeper story about the river,” explains Steven Schauer.

Jack Morgan

Three times a year, three different artists converge in San Antonio. One from Texas, one from the U.S. and one from somewhere else in the world come to participate in Artpace’s residency program with one directive: create.  

Mary Cowart conducting the Reagan Choir.
Courtesy of Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral Festival

This summer — five centuries after Claudio Monteverdi became music director at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice — 59 high school students from San Antonio performed one of his pieces in the very building where he composed it.

Luis M. Garza

Latino arts and culture is rich, colorful and varied. The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture is dedicated to promoting, developing and cultivating Latinx artists. Sometimes, however, outside forces can take a toll on their community.

Maria López De León, president and CEO of NALAC, said the organization has not been shy around the country’s immigration debate.


Balcones Heights Jazz Festival

You can enjoy some jazz, celebrate cowboys and cowgirls and enjoy a new take on punk rock … all for free.

More than half a century after it crept into the DNA of young Mexican-Americans in the southwestern United States — particularly in Southern California and Texas — Chicano Soul endures. Chicano Soul in California has been well-documented, in Ruben Molina's book Chicano Soul and in several documentaries.

Since Lukas Nelson's last World Cafe visit with his group, Promise of the Real, he's been busy, to say the least. First, he's been continuing his work as Neil Young's band.

Daniella Rossell

One of the leading voices in Latino literature centers her latest work on her close relationship with her mother. Cherríe Moraga aims to preserve her mother’s stories and memories in her literary memoir, Native Country of the Heart.


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