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¡Pachanga! Talent Show returns

August 25th, 2016

Master of CeremoniesJunie Villarreal

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts will bring back ¡Pachanga! A Community Talent Show this Saturday, August 27. The show will be emceed by Junie Villarreal and will take place at 7:30pm (doors at 7pm) at the Marfa Visitor Center in the USO hall. All ages are welcome.

Fort Davis guitarist invited to talent show semi-finals in Odessa

August 18th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

ODESSA – For Fort Davis guitarist/vocalist Dave Billing, Saturday’s West Texas Talent Search in Odessa is more than just a talent show, as it has proven to an outlet to overcome a fear of the stage and revive a decades-old dream.

After watching a television commercial calling artists to participate …

Ali Holder returns to gig in Terlingua on Monday, Marfa on Tuesday

August 18th, 2016

Ali Holder(photo by Stephanie Macias)

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Folk/Americana singer Ali Holder is hitting the road this month with stops in West Texas next week. She will play on Monday, August 22, at the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua and then come to Marfa for a Sunset Soundtrack …

Mexican-American actor Julio Cesar Cedillo returns to his Ojinaga roots

August 18th, 2016

(staff photo by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)Julio Cesar Cedillo.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – After two decades without the old Olimpia cinema, Professor Manuel Maldonado, director of Theater without Borders, in collaboration with Carlos Rohana, president of the Culture Board Friends of Ojinaga, rekindled the art of feature films within …

Texas Tech University theater students nail Marfa and her quirks

August 11th, 2016

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Texas Tech University students performed works they created from their experiences in Marfa.

Williams delivers

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – I walked into the Marfa Intensives performance on Thursday night at the Crowley Theater knowing only that the playwright Jaston Williams would perform pieces from …

Russian American journalist on the human condition in Africa

August 11th, 2016

Journalist Anna Badkhen(photo By JIM STREET)

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – The “cowboys” of the Fulani in Mali on the African Savannah herd cattle just like the cowboys of the American West, but they bear little resemblance to each other in custom and appearance.

The milk from Fulani herds provide sustenance. …

It’s TexMex at Hotel Saint George Saturday

August 4th, 2016

Tejas Brothers

MARFA – The Hotel Saint George is bringing a night of TexMex fusion with the Tejas Brothers and Frontera Bulagú from El Paso on Saturday, August 6, at the Saint George Hall, across the street from the hotel. Doors open at 6pm.

After forming in the fall of …

Texas Tech students present Marfa works August 4

July 28th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Texas Tech School of Theatre & Dance students with guest artists

MARFA – Students from the School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University will perform Marfa-inspired works at 7pm Thursday, August 4 at the Crowley Theater. Jaston Williams, known for his “Greater Tuna” …

Staged reading of new comedic play July 29-30 at Sul Ross

July 28th, 2016

ALPINE – A staged reading of “The Good, the Bad and the Pipeline,” a new play wirrten by Sul Ross State University graduate student Joseph Matthew Hardison, Alpine, will be held Friday-Saturday, July 29-30.

Sponsored by the Sul Ross theatre program, the full-length comedy will be presented at 7pm each evening in Marshall Auditorium. …

TransPecos Guitars is back in business

July 28th, 2016

Mary and Mark Pollock

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – Area musicians are once again able to buy accessories and get their gear set up or fixed at TransPecos Guitars at its new location at 110 North 6th Street in Alpine.

TransPecos Guitars will host a grand reopening party complete …

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