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Viva Big Bend includes Doug Sahm tribute

July 8th, 2015


FAR WEST TEXAS – The fourth annual Viva Big Bend music festival will be July 23 through 26 with some familiar and new faces performing on stage.

The main event is a tribute to the late Doug Sahm, formally of the Texas Tornados, at 9pm Thursday, July 23, at the Granada Theatre in …

TAAK presents Summer School Marfa summer edition 2015

July 2nd, 2015

TAAK Summer School Marfa students listen to Joe Cabezuela speak about the Blackwell School Alliance.

MARFA – TAAK Summer School Marfa finds twelve young artists and their instructors here for a two-week fieldtrip and fieldwork studio through July 4. These graduate students study at the Sandberg Institute and Cooper Union, New York …

Marfa Live Arts’ Beyond the Box Saturday

July 2nd, 2015

(photo by and courtesy ofCATE SCHRIM)Band members are from left, Dione Acosta, Ryan Penland and Richard Covarrubias.

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts presents Beyond the Box, a set of three works by local Marfa artists this Saturday, July 4th, at the Crowley Theater.

Marfa Field Guide is the brainchild of David Fenster …

Ballroom Marfa’s DJ Camp is back Monday-Friday

June 25th, 2015

MARFA – This year we’ve joined forces with Camp Summer Shake Up, offered by Marfa ISD in collaboration with other community partner organizations. The summer camp is free with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. All students age 10 and up are invited to participate, and there are still spaces available. See registration info below.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens Friday at S.A.L.E. arena

June 25th, 2015

ALPINE – The Theatre of the Big Bend’s performance of “Annie Get Your Gun” begins a four-weekend run Friday, June 26.

Irving Berlin’s popular musical will be performed through July 19 in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition (S.A.L.E.) Arena at Sul Ross State University’s Turner Range Animal Science Center. “Annie” will celebrate ToBB’s 50th …

Marfa Live Arts awarded grant for their commitment to arts education

June 22nd, 2015

Marfa Live Arts

AUSTIN, MARFA – Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) selected 24 arts programs across the state to receive more than $260,000 in grants during their 10th annual meeting in San Antonio.

Marfa Live Arts was awarded a grant for their 2016 Marfa Live Arts Education Program, a program that presents in-school …

Design Marfa hosts Desert Living Symposium and Home Tour

Design Marfa hosts Desert Living Symposium and Home Tour

June 18th, 2015

The Lundy rock house (photos courtesy Design Marfa)

MARFA – The past several years have exposed the world to Marfa through print and film, and the town now finds itself home to more tourists and transplants since World War II.

Weddings, weekend warriors, and wanderers come to stay from a few nights to a …

Chinati presents Entreflamenco, traditional Spanish music, and dance Saturday

June 18th, 2015

Entreflamenco dancers lead dance classes for area youth as part of Marfa ISD’s Camp Summer Shake Up program.

MARFA – International dance company Entreflamenco will present a full-length production of Spanish music and dance at the Crowley Theater on Saturday, June 20, hosted by the Chinati Foundation. The performance begins at 7pm …

In conversation with Randa Jarrar

June 18th, 2015

Lannan Fellow Randa Jarrar


Randa Jarrar has spent the past three weeks visiting Marfa as a Lannan Fellow. She is a Palestinian-American novelist, short story writer, essayist and translator, currently based in Fresno, California. This week, The Big Bend Sentinel / The International had the chance to chat with …

Chinati presents Entreflamenco, traditional Spanish music, and dance in Marfa June 15-20

June 11th, 2015

Chinati Foundation will host the international dance company Entreflamenco.

MARFA – Chinati will host the international dance company Entreflamenco for a weeklong residency in Marfa beginning June 15, culminating in a full-length production of Spanish music and dance at the Crowley Theater on Saturday, June 20. The performance begins at 7pm and …

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