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The City's Department of Arts and Culture and the San Antonio Arts Commission are seeking feedback on a draft plan focused on enhancing and promoting performing arts. What needs and opportunities exist when it comes to this sector of the creative community?


Jennifer Emerling | Arts in the Armed Forces

Arts in the Armed Forces is a non-profit founded by Adam Driver, an Academy Award-nominated actor and Marine. The program is coming to San Antonio on Saturday, June 29, for a one-time reading of Sam Shepard’s True West for the local military community.

Tickets are free of charge to all active military and veterans (including Guard/Reserves), their dependents and providers who work with service members and veterans.

Elisa Gonzales | Texas Public Radio

In San Antonio this weekend you'll find plenty of music: Conjunto music, piano music and a musical stage drama. First off: Conjunto all weekend at the Tejano Conjunto Festival.

Tejano Conjunto Festival

Conjunto was born when Europeans brought accordions to South Texas, and locals paired them with bajo sexto, making the genre a San Antonio native in the world of music. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts' Cristina Balli says this weekend, Rosedale Park will be the center of the Conjunto universe.

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San Antonio-based actress Patricia Zamora has had a love for acting and theater since she was a child. The yearly runs of The Wizard of Oz on TV had her hooked.

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From an art exhibition to an artful drama to comedy done without a word, your weekend is here.

A workshop in New York uses creative writing and Shakespearean monologues to help veterans heal.

Jesus Gutierrez

Three high schools came together to put on a musical here in San Antonio. It's called Cenicienta: A Quinceañera With a Taste of Cinderella. Composer Federico Chavez-Blanco says the production's origins are rooted in this part of our culture being overlooked.

"There's no musical place for Latino/Hispanic kids."

Popular culture just isn't geared toward them. But in Hispanic cultures, Chavez-Blanco says one cultural tradition stands tall.

Siggi Ragnar

The Playhouse production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol has an interesting twist:  it was re-written and adapted by San Antonians Tony Ciaravino and  Tim Hedgepeth. I interviewed him about the production and his role in breathing new life into it.

"The challenge was for both of us to go back to the original and try to honor Dickens as closely as we could. It's a much darker novel than I think a lot of people remember," Hedgepath said.

Siggi Ragnar

The current Playhouse production makes a very big noise.  First, a clue on the production. I told Playhouse CEO Asia Ciaravino that my wife has a cousin named Marian…and she continued the sentence with a laugh.

“Who’s a Librarian!”

San Antonio’s Ricardo Chavira, best known for his role as “Carlos” on the hit TV program Desperate Housewives, wraps up a special summer gig this week as host of TPR’s weekly broadcasts of the San Antonio Symphony on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM (you can hear the program Saturday night at 7 p.m.). “It’s one of the things I’m most proud of,” he says with a smile. But it isn’t the only thing that’s been keeping him busy.

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