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Neko Case, Kacey Musgraves, Mexican Morrissey cover band set for El Cosmico festival

July 21st, 2016

Kacey Musgraves

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Adding to the prolific bands that have graced the El Cosmico stage, Neko Case, Kacey Musgraves and Mexrrissey are headlining this year’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love in Marfa.

It’s been 11 years that the glamping hotel brings a weekend …

Rule Gallery host solo exhibition this weekend

July 21st, 2016

MARFA – RULE Gallery in Marfa is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Jason DeMarte entitled Second Nature.

A public reception is from 6-8pm Friday, July 22 and will be on view through September 17.

Second Nature continues the series of work, Confected, by DeMarte that was featured in a solo …

Schowengerdt wood sculpture on exhibit Friday

July 21st, 2016

Craig Schowengerdt

MARFA – Craig Schowengerdt will host an open viewing of his current sculpture installation at 108 East El Paso Street on Friday, July 22, from 5-8pm.

The work, “Dead Bird” is created from a stack of 50 eight-foot 2x4s that Schowengerdt glued together to create the mass from …

Local author pens OJ cop novel

July 21st, 2016

Beth Garcia

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – Ojinaga Police Capitán Benito Escalante is called back from a weekend in Texas because of two murders in his hometown. A known prostitute has been stabbed to death and a small girl was murdered. One suspect in the woman’s killing is in Escalante’s …

Robert Irwin’s events aplenty this weekend

July 21st, 2016

MARFA – On Saturday, July 23, from dawn to dusk, the Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati will open a new permanent artwork by Robert Irwin. The completed work fuses indoors and outdoors, art and architecture, the past and the present, nature and the man-made, and creates an ideal complement to Chinati’s permanent collection.

Chinati will …

An unofficial film fest event, ‘Return to Giant’ screens at Hotel Paisano

July 14th, 2016

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor

MARFA – Sixty-one years ago, an army of actors, cameramen and crew invaded the tiny West Texas town of Marfa. What happened during that summer of 1955 inspired a stage play, “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” a film, “Fandango,” …

There’s music and dancing at the Marfa Film Festival, too

July 14th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Along with cutting-edge and classic film screenings, the Marfa Film Festival has also become known for its musical acts over the years.

It’s not easy forget the now-legendary opening-year party with the first-ever performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the Brite Building concert with Spacehog …

Author Tricia Fields releases fifth book in Josie Gray series

July 14th, 2016

Tricia Fields

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – Author Tricia Fields brings her fictional character, police chief Josie Gray, face-to-face with human trafficking in the latest novel based in a fictional town in West Texas.

Midnight Crossing, which was released on July 5, has Gray attempt to …

Do Your Thing Presents sets casting call for short plays today

July 14th, 2016

Alia Shawkat

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Do Your Thing Coffee shop is looking for local actors or people comfortable on stage for their next creative endeavor called Pie Plays. Casting for various roles will be from 4-6pm today, Thursday, July 14, at the Crowley Theater annex.

The …

Rainer Judd-produced movie screens at film fest

July 14th, 2016

Still from “To Keep the Light.”

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A film produced by Judd Foundation co-director Rainer Judd will screen at the Marfa Film Festival this weekend.

“To Keep the Light” is a feature length film directed by and starring Erica Fae, a friend and col-laborator …

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