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Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off 29th annual event February 27

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off 29th annual event February 27

January 29th, 2015

“Preserving the traditions of the American West in words and music…
each year in the Spring.”

(staff photo by BARBARA RICHERSON)Kristyn Harris will appear at the 29th Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, February 27 and 28.

ALPINE – The 29th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held in Alpine February 27 …

Community book project outlined at February 7 informational session

January 29th, 2015

‘Mamas of the Big Bend: It Takes a Desert’

 ALPINE – “We have such a diverse array of exceptional mamas in the vast Big Bend region, moms with different styles of parenting, living situations, and moms with no kids but are maternal figures and more,” said Natalie Pattillo. “Most importantly, though, we all seem …

New report shows economic, educational impact of arts

January 29th, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) released the 2015 State of the Arts report that details the economic and educational impact of the arts on the state of Texas.

The report details the economic contributions of the arts in terms of jobs and sales tax revenue generated, travel and tourism dollars collected, and, for the …

Winning one-act plays awarded; Feb. 4 performance

Winning one-act plays awarded; Feb. 4 performance

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Seventy-three Marfa High School students wrote one-act plays during the Marfa Live Arts Playwright/Playwriting 4th annual workshop at MISD.

This year’s workshop was taught by Liz Castillo, playwright in residence at Sul Ross University. Students were led through a series of creative writing exercises, characters were developed, imaginations were unleashed and the results were …

Sul Ross Theatre hosts 4th annual Micro-Cinema Film Festival February 5-7

January 29th, 2015

ALPINE – Films from Native American independent filmmakers will be featured at the fourth annual Micro-Cinema Film Festival, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 5-7 at Sul Ross State University.
The event is hosted and curated by Dona Roman, director of the Sul Ross Theatre program and professor of Theatre. Films will be shown in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine …

Boyhood racks up more awards, Oscar nominations

January 22nd, 2015

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Clark Childers of the Marfa Film Festival interviews Ellar Coltrane, the star of Richard Linklater’s newest film Boyhood at the Marfa Film Festival last summer. Coltrane started the 12-year project when he was 6 years old and wrapped filiming in West Texas when he was 18 years …

Partially filmed in area, Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ wins Golden Globes

January 15th, 2015

(SRSU photo by STEVE LANG)Texas filmmaker Richard Linklater, left, and producer Cathleen Sutherland chat with then-Sul Ross President Ricardo Maestas between scenes in Fletcher Residence Hall. Sul Ross was featured in “Boyhood” depicting 12 years in a young man’s life.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s 12-year project, “Boyhood,” proved to be …

Terlingua musician’s new recording includes full band

December 17th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

TERLINGUA – It had been five years since Terlingua-via-Austin-via-Bismark, North Dakota singer/songwriter Jim Keaveny released a record when Out Of Time, his fifth record of original material, was released in October.

(album cover art by JENNIFER BOOMER)

Since recording the 2009 album Music Man, Keaveny had moved to the far reaches …

Photo book features iconic Texas images

December 17th, 2014

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University Press has just published, “On the Road with Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas,” with text and photographs by J. Griffis Smith and an introduction by E. Dan Klepper of Marathon.

In a short line of Texas Highways distinguished photo editors, Smith has been described by a …

MAID in Marfa – Production of short film continues this week

December 17th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – In playwright/screenwriter Erik Ehn’s script for the short film MAID, the city of Marfa not serves as the film’s location, but also the setting for his retelling of the story of Saint Joan of Arc, using the saint’s death and destiny as a metaphor for illegal immigration.

“Marfa is just a …

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