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Destiny Mata

Lots of things on tap in San Antonio over the weekend, rain or no rain.  Here are a few that are all indoors. One is Friday night at the Majestic Theater downtown.

"The music of Queen is just such a great, great show to put with orchestra.”

Conductor Brent Havens is talking about the San Antonio Symphony doing Queen hits with a rock-n-roll band. He emphasizes that the concert won't be just a band backed by an orchestra. 

“This isn’t your regular orchestra concert; it’s a rock-n-roll concert.”

See Rothko's Roots in a New Houston Retrospective

Oct 1, 2015

From Texas StandardIf you want to understand American art, there are a handful of names you have to know. Nearly everyone would agree that one of them is Mark Rothko.


John Roncagalli

Big Band at Mission San Jose

There's a lot going on this weekend, but let’s start by heading to Mission San Jose. Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions’ Barbara Chandoah talks about Friday night's Music Under the Stars. The USAA Band will be playing.

"It is a fabulous, free, family event. They play a little Latino. They play jazz. They play contemporary. They play marches, and they end up patriotic. It is a very, very moving experience. “

Art Museums In The Digital Age

Sep 15, 2015

The first portable museum audio tour created in Amsterdam in 1952 was revolutionary. Today, new technologies are continuing to change the museumgoer’s experience. It’s all part of how museums are imagining the future to stay relevant in a digital world. Andrea Shea from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports.

Mark Roddenberry

Fourteen years ago 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists made a coordinated attack with airliners on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Another aircraft was pointed toward Washington, D.C. when it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  A San Antonio photographer was in the thick of the destruction in New York City

From Texas Standard:

Eli Reed's new book "A Long Walk Home" is the first career retrospective of his work.


From Texas Standard:

An Austin native is serving up the lesser-known fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm — through art. Natalie Frank's fantastical and grisly paintings are on display at The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, just a walk away from the Texas Standard Studios. 

Michelangelo is known for masterpieces like the Sistine Chapel and the statue of David, but most people probably don't know that he actually got his start in forgery. The great artist began his career as a forger of ancient Roman sculptures, art scholar Noah Charney tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

By the time Michelangelo's forgery was revealed, the Renaissance master was famous in his own right. But many other artistic forgers continue to copy the work of past artists in the hopes of passing their creations off as authentic.

Missing for nearly 75 years, a painting by Henri Matisse is being returned to the family of its rightful owner Friday. Seated Woman belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis in 1940.

The story of the painting's recovery reads like a historical crime novel.

Mike Morton

There’s a walking art tour happening in Boerne this weekend, but it’s got a twist to it.  That twist is its namesake. It’s called the Boerne Art Waddle. Here's the Waddle's creator Mary Morton.

“It’s called a Waddle because we have lots of ducks that come and go along the Cibolo Creek.”

The Cibolo Creek encircles the downtown neighborhood where the Art Waddle takes place—the Flats.

“Years ago when they were building the railroad a lot of the people who worked on the railroad lived in this area” she said.

“And it’s pretty flat.”

“And it’s kinda flat.”

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