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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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Normally, on Fridays the Weekender highlights the best bets on concerts, stage productions and other events. These days, most everything is closed or canceled. But TPR's Jack Morgan has an idea for you... if you're ready for a stroll.

Mary Ellen Goree is a musician in the San Antonio Symphony, who gives lessons on the side. The coronavirus crisis has forced her to be a bit more creative when it comes to making a living.
Courtesy of the San Antonio Symphony

The coronavirus crisis has forced the creative hand for many who deal one-on-one with others as part of their work.

Chaise A. Fountain, TPWD

As frenetic a week as it's been, maybe you can make this weekend all about calm. Here are a few ideas: Head over to University of Texas at San Antonio for some classical guitar. Take a nature hike through Government Canyon. Then, take a historical stroll along the Mission Reach. All these ideas should be good for what ails you.


Debbie Racca-Sittre is the director of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

This story has been updated.

A contentious video created by internationally acclaimed artist Xandra Ibarra will not be included in the XicanX: New Visions exhibit at the City of San Antonio-owned Centro De Artes gallery. 


Marisa Bushman, a violist with the chamber group Agarita, and her dog.
Natalia Sun

Enjoy some live music under the shade of huge pecan trees. Take a walk and learn why birds sing their songs. Then explore a local group’s collaborative relationship between chamber music and sculpture. Your weekend is here and we've got some great ideas for how you should spend it.


courtesy the artist

 Youth Orchestras of San Antonio is known for doing what they call Classic Albums Live, where they re-create popular albums using their orchestra and added musicians. Next Monday night though, Music Director Troy Peters says they're throwing a curve.

Logic Allah

The weekend is here, and if you’re looking for some arts and culture ideas, you’ve come to the right place. You can catch a documentary on the Black experience and influences in San Antonio, hear a great classical music collaboration, and watch a Broadway musical about the Sept. 11 attacks.

 


Jack Morgan

Several hundred people gathered at the round theater at La Villita this weekend to see guitars of all shapes and sizes. But many attendees were doing more than just looking. 


Stock Show Western Art Committee

More than 2 million people go to San Antonio's Rodeo each year to watch bucking broncos, thrill to carnival rides and hear live music. But each year there's also a contest that quietly recognizes talents that don't require a saddle or throwing a lariat. It’s called the Student Western Art Contest.


Jack Morgan

This weekend, you can learn more about unique Chicano art. You can rediscover Romeo and Juliet. And then you enjoy an elegant and creative take on baroque music.  


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