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Jack Morgan

Arts and Culture Reporter

Jack Morgan has spent 35 years in electronic media, doing both television and radio.

In his mid-20s, Jack was known as Robbin Banks at two San Angelo FM stations, but the bulk of his career has been spent at PBS stations in Austin (KLRU), Orlando (WMFE), Vermont Public Television, and San Antonio's KLRN.

At KLRN he spent five years as director of production, where he was responsible for three hour-long programs with the San Antonio Symphony. Jack was also responsible for KLRN's ARTS program during its startup, and co-produced Texas Week With Rick Casey.

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Michael Cirlos

A new art installation downtown grew out of some large black and white pictures by Michael Cirlos, extracted from his book Humans of San Antonio. It's in a spot that’s quite accessible but perhaps not in a place the public would normally visit.

Paul Casanova Garcia

The San Antonio Missions are great gateways for visitors to explore the city's Spanish colonial past. But an event at the San Juan Mission on Saturday is a reminder that the real story they offer may be much bigger than we think.

Page Graham / YOSA

Every year the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio performs Classic Albums Live. The teenage symphony recreates albums from the past with local bands and singers. But the concert in March 2019 comes amidst controversy.

Jack Morgan

The Treehouse at the Witte, that odd bus stop by the H-E-B on Broadway, and that great big gate at the Japanese Tea Garden. These are works of art that all look like wood, but aren't. These are the works of two men whose artistry far exceeds their fame. Those artists are Dionicio Rodriguez and Carlos Cortes.

Phil Houseal

Kerrville's Symphony of the Hills' upcoming concert is a musical celebration of the new world, which is how Europe viewed America for centuries. Music Director Gene Dowdy says much of this concert explores Antonin Dvořák's embrace of America.   

Cyle Perez / Texas Public Radio

The Tejano Conjunto Festival will offer more than live music selections this year. A particular piece of artwork will be at the center of the event.

San Antonio Book Festival

The San Antonio Book Festival returns in April for a seventh time and with a new executive director: Lilly Gonzalez succeeds festival founder Katy Flato. 

Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.

A pianist with an amazing, varied career is coming to the Alamo City on Saturday. His name is Chucho Valdes and Arts San Antonio’s Jason Erle said his sound is sophisticated and exceptionally catchy.

The Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures prepares to take Texans on a delicious tour of the world this weekend.

 

Jo Ann Andera, the director of the Asian Festival, is excited at what the public will see.

 

"It's an incredible event, and it's an experience in color of costumes, incredible faces,” she said. “It's a great showcase of the diversity of our community."

Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Roshini Kempadoo and Sama Alshaibi. Artpace artists in residence.
Mark Menjivar/Roshini Kempadoo/Sama Alshaibi / Courtesy Photos

The residency program at Artpace, the museum Linda Pace created, has been a San Antonio institution.


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