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Greasewood Galley to host exhibit of Texas student art work

September 8th, 2016

MARFA – The Texas Association of Schools of Art is proud to announce the 12 x 12 Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit of university students and faculty from around the state of Texas. This year’s exhibition is hosted by the Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano in Marfa.

The exhibit will be juried by …

Dale Watson plays in Marfa Friday

September 8th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Dale Watson

MARFA – True Country Troubadour Dale Watson is hitting the road to promote his latest album, “Live at the Big T Roadhouse – Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday” on Friday, September 9, at the Saint George Hall in Marfa.

The album, released last week, was …

Redford native reads from new book Friday in Marfa

September 1st, 2016

Hipolito Acosta

MARFA – Hipolito ‘Poli’ Acosta, a Redford native and Presidio High School graduate, returns to Marfa to discuss his latest book, “The Hunt for Maan Singh,” at the Marfa Public Library on Friday, September 2nd at 6pm.

Acosta began his federal law enforcement career as a Border Patrol agent …

Lobo, Texas short film festival returns this weekend

September 1st, 2016

LOBO – The Desert Dust Cinema biannual short film festival returns to the Lobo ghost town for its fourth installment from Saturday to Sunday.

Among this year’s films are Kosai Sekine’s animated film, “Young Juvenile Youth,” Jake Fried’s “Brain Lapse,” and Vania Heymann’s “Car Chase.”

The festival will also screen Clemens Wirth’s ode to …

¡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. …

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