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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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Shervin Lainez / Contributed Photo

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is teaming up with a genre-busting music group that has toured the world, has been featured with many orchestras and was the subject of an Emmy-winning PBS concert program, as well as NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series: Time for Three.


Karim Wasfi at Musical Bridges Around The World event. Jan. 17
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You may have seen the YouTube video showing a cellist playing in the ruins left after a car bombing in Baghdad. That cellist is Karim Wasfi, the conductor of the Iraqi National Orchestra.

 


Jan. 21 MLK march
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Dozens of buses drove marchers to Martin Luther King Park on San Antonio's East Side for the annual MLK march.

The turnout on King's birthday never ceases to amaze former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros.

courtesy Emilio Navaira IV

The San Antonio Symphony will soon do a show honoring one of the masters — but not one of the European ones. It’s a tribute to a local master, Emilio Navaira, and his son Diego Navaira thinks it’s a little strange.


Sarah Brooke Lyons / Contributed Photo

It’s called DreamWeek and Shokare Nakpodia created the annual event seven years ago to honor the vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

But he says the non-profit event looks to expand on King’s vision.


Contributed photo / UTSA Libraries Special Collections at ITC

A photo exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures tracks San Antonio through a 130-year period.

 


Siggi Ragnar / Contributed Photo

The Classic Theatre extends the origins of Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice” into a period production called “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” The novel revolves around Elizabeth Bennet and her efforts in polite society to find the man of her dreams. She finally does, after much difficulty, in the form of Mr. Darcy.

 


Sam Emerson
Rich Miller / Contributed photo

Wynton Marsalis is a jazz trumpeter and the music director of jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. His performances have won him devoted fans around the world. After one of those performances, he met a boy and his mother, and they began an emotional journey no one expected — a journey that reunited them, years later, here in San Antonio.


Brittain Pittman / Contributed Photo

Pianist, band-leader and Jazz TX nightclub owner Doc Watkins is throwing a great big musical party this weekend.


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San Antonio's newest chamber group, Agarita, has set ambitious goals.

Violinist Sarah Silver Manzke said the quartet’s objective is to break down “the outdated notion of the ivory tower” by getting into the community.

“(We are about) doing things that maybe been tried a little bit here and there, but really fully committing to it,” she said.


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