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April, 2012

Slideshow: Feist

Slideshow: Feist

April 26th, 2012

Did you hear? Feist was in town last night. Canadian singer-songwriter and indie rock superstar, Feist, performed to a sold out crowd at the Crowley Theater in Marfa Wednesday night. Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Public Radio and the Marfa Book Company sponsored the event. The musician even invited couples to dance on stage as she and …

New Marfa band releases CD ‘Meconium’

New Marfa band releases CD ‘Meconium’

April 26th, 2012

By MARK GLOVER

MARFA – If the recording “Meconium” by the new Marfa band Adventures OF was a film score, we might see Johnnie Depp, the ghost of Dennis Hopper, and Christine Baransky driving a magic carpet through the clouds. This 11-song collection is a trippy blend of something drowsy, loose but far from narcoleptic. It …

Dersu Collective fundraiser for Education Foundation is May 4

April 26th, 2012

MARFA – The Dersu Collective hosts its 2nd annual Art Exhibition Benefit,

Friday May 4 from 6-7pm at the Marfa Book Co., 101 South Highland Avenue.

This year Dersu Collective is hoping to raise funds for the non-for-profit Marfa Education Foundation. Last year seven artists contributed a total of 64 small-scale works, all sold for $40 each, …

“Aye, No! Part Dos” world premier for a two-weekend run

April 26th, 2012

ALPINE – Actors Andrew Ross and Miguel Peña reprise their roles as Starkisha and Starlinda in “Aye, No! Part Dos” written by resident playwright Liz Coronado Castillo and directed by professor of theatre Dona W. Roman.

Many of our favorite characters from the 2010 production of “Aye, No!” return and embark on an excursion to Arizona. …

Texas Music Office announces live music grant program

April 26th, 2012

AUSTIN – The Texas Music Office, a division of the Office of the Governor, today announced the creation of the Live Music Grant Program, which will fund free, live-music concerts across the state.

The program is made possible by a settlement from the Compact Disc Minimum Advertised Price Antitrust litigation and does not utilize taxpayer dollars.

Grant …

Border Blasters embark on mini-CenTex tour

April 26th, 2012

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY – The acoustic duo of Todd Jagger and JR Harrell, known collectively as The Border Blasters, embark on a three-date tour of Central Texas this weekend.

On Friday, Todd, vocals, guitar and mandolin, and JR, vocals, guitar, and keyboard, will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Elgin from 7:30-9pm. They’ll …

Marfa High School students prepare for art exhibition at Chinati on Community Day

April 26th, 2012

MARFA – As part of this year’s annual Community Day celebration, four Marfa High School art students will present a group exhibition of new textile works.

Vashti Armendariz, Jasalyn Gilly, Manuela Martinez, and Selene Pineda have been participating in a month-long workshop led by Chinati education staff as part of their regular school curriculum, culminating in …

Chinati Foundation Community Day is Sunday

April 26th, 2012

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation warmly invite everyone to Community Day, a free, annual celebration with West Texas friends and neighbors on Sunday, April 29.

The day will begin with the grand opening of Chinati’s community garden, located on the museum grounds next to the Arena courtyard. The garden is a new project …

Presidio County Democratic Party candidate forum is this evening

April 26th, 2012

MARFA – A Presidio County Democratic Party candidate forum begins at 6pm this evening in the district courtroom of the Presidio County Courthouse.

Candidates for District Judge, District Attorney and Sheriff have been invited to attend.

Reporter/photographer Alberto Halpern will be moderator.

Information: Presidio County Democratic Party chairwoman Buck Johnston, 432-729-4979.

After lengthy discussion, school board voices support for robotics teams’ trip to Hawaii

April 26th, 2012

By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

MARFA – Marfa ISD school board members voted this week to support a trip to Hawaii for the high school robotics teams to participate in an international competition. School board members voted unanimously but not without a bit of debate and disagreement.

“I asked for this to be on the agenda because it’s …

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