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

Coming Soon: Book Public

Jul 15, 2020
Roberto Martinez

Texas Public Radio is launching a new podcast hosted by Yvette Benavides that introduces listeners to authors of influential books, from bestsellers to emerging authors. 

Subscribe to new episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

San Antonio Symphony

The coronavirus pandemic may have shortened the San Antonio Symphony’s concert season this year, but audiences who may have missed the orchestra in concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will have a second opportunity to hear the ensemble through a six-week series of radio broadcasts on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM., Saturday nights at 7 p.m. beginning July 18.

Images courtesy: UTSA Special Collections, Mexican Cookbook Collection

If COVID-19 isolation is getting to you, UTSA Libraries has a delicious idea you can sink your teeth into. UTSA's Amy Rushing said that even creative inspiration can come from things like COVID-19. So they've gone to their archives and assembled a selection of Mexican dessert recipes.

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A popular Tejano singer has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.

San Antonio Zoo

An iconic San Antonio attraction has a darkly quirky event attached to it for all times. It happened in Brackenridge Park, on that little train that 300,000 people, primarily parents and children, ride yearly.

Artist Oscar Alvarado is creating a series of eight large, mosaic benches on San Antonio's North Side.
Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Not all public art is paid for with tax dollars. Under construction now is a series of eight pieces that eventually may inspire passersby to sit down and relax. Artist Oscar Alvarado talks about the massive job he's doing at the Rim on San Antonio’s North Side.

Institute of Texan Cultures
James Benavides

The Institute of Texan Cultures has been caught up in the budgetary cuts that the University of Texas at San Antonio has undergone.  

Andrew Czap

Less than a week after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, San Antonio-born, Austin-based filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith responded with a powerful short film that simultaneously eulogizes Floyd and points the way toward a rebirth.

Ramin Samandari

In a time when live musical performances are hard to come by, one San Antonio band has figured out a way to keep the music going.

The country trio Dixie Chicks have changed the group's name to The Chicks in an apparent distancing from a name associated with the Confederate-era South.