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Pre-publication buzz leads to early release of Trail of Painted Ponies adult coloring book

February 16th, 2017

Book cover

SANTA FE, New Mexico – Originally scheduled for release in late April, a new adult coloring book published by Blue Star Coloring that features original artwork from The Trail of Painted Ponies, translated into highly detailed line-drawings by some of the best illustrators in the business, has moved its release date up to …

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering announces headliners for 31st annual event at Sul Ross

February 16th, 2017

(staff photo by BARBARA RICHERSON)Mike Blakely will perform at the 31st annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering next week on the campus of Sul Ross State University.

ALPINE – The 31st annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering will kick off Friday, February 24, on the campus of Sul Ross State University. The first session is at 10 …

A radio benefit with musician Geno Delafose Sunday

February 16th, 2017

Geno Delafose

ALPINE – Marfa Public Radio and Liz Rogers invite you to hear Geno Delafose at the Granada Theater in Alpine, TX!

Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer, and one of the pioneers of the sound known as the nouveau zydeco.

Join us from 4 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, February 19 at …

Be Mine: A Live Storytelling Event

February 16th, 2017

MARFA – Please join us today, Thursday, February 16, for Marfa Public Radio’s second ever live storytelling event: Be Mine.

This event is in celebration of Marfa Public Radio’s 11th birthday, and will feature voices from around Marfa telling tales of love gone right and love gone wrong. Storytellers include Deirdre Hisler, Lonn and Dedie Taylor, Jessie Browning, Ross Cashiola, Margaret …

Texas Music Hour of Power LIVE!

February 16th, 2017

MARFA – On Saturday, February 18, Marfa Public Radio station in Marfa, Joe Nick Patoski will be live in the studio on Texas Music Hour of Power!

Texas Music Hour of Power is a long-standing show on both Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, showcasing the best of Texas music from yesterday and today.

Joe …

Alpine custom guitar maker honored by Fender

Alpine custom guitar maker honored by Fender

February 16th, 2017

Michael Stevens

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – In 1987, the Fender Guitars Custom Shop – also known as The Dream Factory – opened its doors in Corona, California with Alpine luthier Michael Stevens co-founding and heading the design engineering team.

Thirty years later, Stevens – along with the other seven original designers – has been …

New Marfa gallery hosts inaugural exhibition

New Marfa gallery hosts inaugural exhibition

February 16th, 2017

MARFA – Pure Joy, the new art gallery at the former Howard Petroleum warehouse, hosts artist Shelter Serra and his ‘Lawns and Fences’ work from 5-8pm Saturday, February 18.

Serra’s work confronts issues of luxury, status, commercial consumption and the concept of the ‘American Dream’.

His new show of small oil paintings, titled Lawns and Fences, mines the …

Book celebrates centennial of Texas highways

February 9th, 2017

By RANI BIRCHFIELD

ALPINE – Remember Texas without the interstates? This Thursday evening, February 9, at the new Front Street Books’ Event Space, authors Roger Allen Polson and Carol Dawson will present a program and sign copies of the historic book Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department.

Engineered by Polson and …

Heiko Schulze’s, aka Cowboy Schulze’s World

February 9th, 2017

MARFA – Tonight, Thursday, February 9 at 6pm, Brothers Fine Art Marfa presents Heiko Schulze, our much-loved repeat visitor to Marfa, who will share his impressions collected throughout his now again ending stay in our beautiful town.

On display are amazing photos Heiko has been taking during the last couple of weeks, some of his clay …

Rehearsals underway for Sul Ross theatre’s ‘Cabaret’

February 9th, 2017

(SRSU photo by VASHTI ARMENDARIZ)Rehearsals are underway for the Sul Ross State University Theatre production of “Cabaret.” The renowned Broadway musical will be performed weekends March 25-April 9 in Marshall Auditorium.

ALPINE – Rehearsals are underway for the Sul Ross State University Theatre production of “Cabaret.”

“Cabaret,” the epic Broadway musical depicting the dramatic shift of …

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