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Chicana riot grrrls FEA to make Marfa debut Friday

November 20th, 2014



MARFA – “When (Girl in a Coma singer) Nina decided to take a break to record a rad solo record, Phanie (Diaz) and I decided to start a side project,” Jenn Alva of the Chicana-punk quartet FEA told the Big Bend Sentinel as the group was in the process …

Alpine landscape painter chosen as 2014 Artwalk featured artist

November 20th, 2014

artwork by Nancy Whitlock


ALPINE – This year’s Artwalk featured artist Nancy Whitlock is by no means a stranger to the annual celebration of the Big Bend region’s artists.

Though even she has trouble pinning down exactly where she comes from – born in Hawaii, raised in Missouri, studied in Columbus, …

Artwalk 2014 begins tomorrow

November 20th, 2014


ALPINE – The 2014 Artwalk is slated to begin Friday, with all 29 locations – as well as Hecho a Mano (Artwalk’s open-air art & food market) – opening at 10am and shutting down at 10pm before Friday’s music headliner Ray Wylie Hubbard takes the 5th Street stage.

This year’s Artwalk will kick …

Virginia’s Pontiak fuzzes up El Cosmico Sunday

November 6th, 2014

Fuzz rock trio Pontiak

MARFA – Virginia fuzz-rock trio Pontiak are slated to take El Cosmico’s stage on Sunday, November 9.

The band, composed of brothers Jennings, Van, and Lain Carney, will bring their brand of feedback-infused rock n roll, which has received comparisons to a variety of bands such as Mudhoney, My Morning …

Heart sets off earthquake at the Wagner Noel

November 6th, 2014

(photo by TERRY NORMAN)From left, Heart band members Nancy and Ann Wilson.


MIDLAND – “Take my picture, take my picture” pleaded the young blond when she saw my Heart photo pass. Assuming I was the band’s official photographer, my “groupie” was insistent. Explaining I was from Marfa, my tipsy new friend …

Día de los Muertos and community dinner at Chinati Foundation Arena this Sunday

October 30th, 2014

MARFA – Everyone’s invited to celebrate Día de los Muertos at a free, community-wide gathering this Sunday, November 2 at The Chinati Foundation Arena.

This is a bilingual event for family and friends in poignant tribute to those who are no longer with us. The public is invited to bring photos, memorabilia and other offerings to …

Dude of the Dead brings bigger crowd, more Presidio bands and locals

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)The young Presidio Filmex drummer rocks steady to the band’s eclectic cover songs that ranged from R.E.M. to Tejano standards. The band is composed of Presidio and Ojinaga residents and members of the Presidio ISD community of Filipino educators.


PRESIDIO – “It was fan-[expletive]-tastic,” said Charlie Angell, …

Trial set for Waco artist accused of Prada Marfa vandalism

October 23rd, 2014

Joe Magano


FORT DAVIS – Waco Artist Joseph Magnano, A.K.A. 9271977, who gained notoriety for his alleged “appropriation” of the Prada Marfa installation on March 9, will face the jury at the Jeff Davis County courthouse on Tuesday, November 18 on two state jail felony charges of criminal mischief.

Magnano was …

Prolific wildlife author at Front Street Books Saturday

October 16th, 2014

ALPINE – Front Street Books will host life-long naturalist and prolific author Roland H. Wauer from 6 to 8pm on Saturday, October 18 in the Reading Room.

Wauer has penned his memoirs in the book, My Wild Life: A Memoir of Adventures Within America’s National Parks. For thirty-two years, Wauer’s career took him to eight …

Chinati, Blackwell, Marfa ISD host Día de los Muertos celebration

October 16th, 2014

MARFA – Blackwell School Alliance, The Chinati Foundation, and Marfa ISD will host Día de los Muertos activities throughout the last two weeks of October, culminating in a gathering to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones with a community altar on Saturday, November 1.

Bertha Zubiate, retired educator from Presidio, will lead many of the …

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