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Playing the violin for the first time in Rerememberer

April 17th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – I can now say I’m an accomplished violin player. Well that’s not true, but I did get the chance to play the violin in front of a public audience two hours after I held the instrument in my hands for the first time. It’s been years since I played music. …

Two days of El Paso radness begins Friday night

Two days of El Paso radness begins Friday night

April 17th, 2014

 

Miijas

MARFA – LBS., Padre’s Marfa, and El Paso’s Fusion Magazine presents Chinga Fest, two days of El Paso radness, at Padre’s Marfa this weekend.

The rockin’ event will welcome eight El Paso bands and two DJs from Chuco Town to entertain the rock-n-roll cretins of Big Bend country.

Industrial band Mattox will kick off …

O’Connor book signing is Saturday in Marfa

April 17th, 2014

Project complements work started by Cecilia Thompson on city, county history

MARFA – The book, ‘Marfa and Presidio County, Texas’ has finally been published, and its long-awaited release will be celebrated with a book signing with author Louise O’Connor from 4-6pm Saturday at the Marfa Book Co.

Louise O’Connor

This labor of love by O’Connor …

Viva Big Bend Food Festival begins this evening

Viva Big Bend Food Festival begins this evening

April 10th, 2014

ALPINE, MARFA, FORT DAVIS, MARATHON – The second annual Viva Big Bend Food Festival, a  three-day event celebrating the cuisine of Far West Texas, kicks off in style this evening with an opening night party at Railroad Blues in Alpine, as well as the Tito’s Cocktail Tour.

Chef Monica Pope

On Friday and Saturday, …

Presidio and Ojinaga unite for local art, music, and shared culture

Presidio and Ojinaga unite for local art, music, and shared culture

April 3rd, 2014

(photos by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Artist Edgar Sotelo and Presidio Arts Festival organizer Laurel Holman during the opening of Sotelo’s exhibition at the First Presidio Bank on Friday. Sotelo was the featured artist at this year’s art festival.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

PRESIDIO – “The Presidio Bi-National Arts Festival keeps gaining more attention every year,” …

Viva Big Bend Food Festival is next week

Viva Big Bend Food Festival is next week

April 3rd, 2014

ALPINE, MARFA, FORT DAVIS, MARATHON – The second annual Viva Big Bend Food Festival will be held April 10-12.

This event is a spin-off of the Viva Big Bend Music Festival which takes place every July. The food festival will showcase great restaurants and food trailers, live music and a variety of food-related activities – all …

Presidio Mayor promotes the Binational Art walk in Ojinaga

March 27th, 2014

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO – Presidio Mayor John Ferguson visited the Ojinaga City Hall on March 20th to summon the media to promote the town’s Binational Art Walk which will be held today, March 27th, at six o’clock in the afternoon. The meeting was aimed at raising awareness of the event through the press and …

Presidio Bi-National Arts Festival begins tonight with international art walk

March 27th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

PRESIDIO, OJINAGA – The 2014 Presidio Bi-National Arts Festival kicks off tonight and runs until Saturday, March 29, in Presidio.

New to this year’s festival is the Presidio-Ojinaga International Art Walk where Presidio Mayor John Ferguson will lead a crowd through the Presidio port of entry to explore art in Ojinaga. Ferguson said …

Lonn Taylor book signing at Overland Trail Museum Sunday

March 27th, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Big Bend Sentinel columnist and retired Smithsonian Institution historian Lonn Taylor will sign his new book, “Texas People, Texas Places: More Musings of the Rambling Boy” at the Overland Trail Museum, Sunday, March 30 at 4pm.

“His essays are a delight,” says museum trustee Rick Draheim, “accurate and affectionate, learned and humorous, Lonn …

Marfa singer to appear in opera chorus

Marfa singer to appear in opera chorus

March 20th, 2014

Marfa singer Sarah Cork

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA, EL PASO – Marfa singer Sarah Cork has been tapped to perform in the chorus of the El Paso Opera’s presentation of the Puccini-penned masterpiece tearjerker La Boheme.

Cork, who studied voice at the University of Texas at Austin for the first two years of her …

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