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Musical Bridges Around The World

Musical Bridges Around the World begins its annual music festival Saturday.

Founder and Musical Director Anya Grokhovski says the festival, in its fifth year, brings performers from all over the world to play in the Alamo City.


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Opera superstar Placido Domingo is in town this week, performing at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. And in the world of opera, it doesn’t get any bigger than this.

 


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A multimillion-dollar development plan hopes to revitalize La Villita Historic Arts Village in downtown San Antonio. A major goal is to encourage more visitors and increase foot traffic in the area.


Jack Morgan

Tricentennial Commission officials announced Friday a plan to have local artists tell the history of San Antonio.

 


Eric Nelson

The Alamo Baroque Festival is a Tricentennial event centered around St. Mark's Episcopal Church downtown and runs through through Saturday afternoon.

 

 


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As students at The University of Texas at San Antonio cram for finals week, Taylor Eighmy is preparing for a test of his own: the launch of a major initiative to expand the university’s downtown campus


Jack Morgan

Although no new buildings have been completed recently, the San Antonio skyline has seen a dramatic change in recent weeks. 

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Houston Street is closing down on Saturday for an unconventional event. Once a year, "Chalk It Up" routes traffic away and makes downtown a place where people rule the asphalt.

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Traditionally, downtown areas are centers of commerce, transportation, education and  government, and are frequently the economic anchors of their regions. 

Jack Morgan

The lively event Blues in the Garden takes place in a once-unlikely location, the quarry now known as the Japanese Tea Garden. 


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