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Dominic Anthony Walsh

Hill Country & Environmental Issues Reporter

Dominic Anthony Walsh is TPR’s Hill Country & Environmental Issues Reporter. He also co-produces the Petrie Dish podcast. His position is made possible by Report For America — a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues. 

Before becoming a reporter, he was a newsroom intern and stringer for a year. He reported on a range of topics, from local arts and culture to the statewide implications of COVID-19 to a federal lawsuit brought by a group of farmers against one of the largest logistics companies in the world.

Dominic graduated from Trinity University in 2020 with a degree in communication. He got his start in journalism at the campus newspaper, the Trinitonian, and his start in broadcast production at the campus radio station, KRTU 91.7 FM.

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San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing directs the orchestra.
San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony announced it will raise the base salary for musicians by about 6% over the next three years. By 2022, the starting salary will be $35,774. 

Nicki Lucio in her "Hello World" exhibit at the McNay Art Museum.
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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.

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.

Your CBD Store is a new member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
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For the first time, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has accepted a CBD business as a member. San Antonio is now the first major Texan city with a CBD business included in its Chamber of Commerce. The commerce chambers of Keller and Greater Heights also include CBD businesses.   

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Scouts BSA — formerly known as Boy Scouts — allowed girls to join their ranks for the first time in February. Since then, more than 100,000 girls across the U.S. have joined. At the local level, 1,000 girls have joined or formed troops under the Alamo Area Council, which serves Bexar and 12 surrounding counties.  

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. 

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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. 

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.

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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. 


San Antonio and the Chinese city of Wuxi became sister cities in 2012, and now their relationship is reinforced with 6.5 tons of limestone.