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U.S. Navy

Two San Antonio natives returned to Texas last spring as the U.S. Navy Band made an appearance at Jackson Auditorium on the Texas Lutheran University campus. Texas Public Radio was there on March 1 with our microphones to capture the concert, which included patriotic melodies, classic American composers such as Leonard Bernstein, and virtuosic repertoire from Dmitri Shostakovich and Antonio Bazzini.

Bob Kelley

You can learn a little bit about outer space, take in a soulful music performance and hop on an amazing bus tour.  Here are three events to consider that are taking place around San Antonio this weekend.


Nathan Cone

Vanessa Del Fierro’s debut album, “Pistolas Y Leyendas: The Mexican-American Experience Vol. 1,” combines a variety of traditional Mexican folk music with elements of rock, polka and other genres to create a truly eclectic sound. 

Del Fierro held on to this eclecticism during her performance for B40, which featured two musicians from the Grammy Award-winning conjunto group Los Texmaniacs and one musician from the mariachi group Campanas de America. 

Angel Cintron Is Catching Her Dreams

Jun 27, 2019
Nathan Cone

Angel Cintron is a 20-year old pop artist from San Antonio. You may not have heard of her, but her 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify certainly have. She released her debut album Dream Catcher at the end of May, and she stopped by Studio B40 earlier this month to discuss the new album, and to perform a few of the recently released tracks. 

During the interview, Cintron discussed the importance of dreams in her songwriting. 

Nathan Cone

During his B40 session at Texas Public Radio, Rich YR, also known as Richard Herrera, closed each song of the performance with the phrase "Wow, baby," conveying with good humor an unironically groovy presence. 

Rich YR released his debut album Why Are You Here just over a year ago, and he gave us a preview of his upcoming album during his B40 performance. 

Josh Kohanek

The Mid-Texas Symphony is presenting its new conductor to the communities it serves. Her name is Akiko Fujimoto, and you may remember her.


Nathan Cone

Big Cedar Fever is a western swing trio consisting of San Marcos natives Georgia Parker, Nick Lochman and Ian Lee. Their sophomore EP comes out this Thursday, and their debut full-length is slated to drop early in 2020.

Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio has less than two months until its August deadline to complete part of its first ever “music strategic plan.” The city has had one year to finish certain steps outlined in the guiding document, which is intended to improve and expand opportunities for the local music industry. 

Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Centro de Artes opens a new exhibit Thursday, June 27 born of a special artistic partnership.   

Anlo Sepulveda

Pianist and composer Justin Sherburn has enjoyed a long career as a touring musician with Austin bands like 8 ½ Souvenirs and Okkervil River, but now finds himself in front of the big screen with his ensemble Montopolis, performing original soundtracks to silent classics, and now creating a series of multimedia productions highlighting the natural wonders of the Lone Star State.

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