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It’s all about the groove

July 23rd, 2015

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)A collection of Doug Sahm vinyl LPs from over the years.


FAR WEST TEXAS – Viva Big Bend kicks off its fourth annual music festival in the tri-county area tonight with an all-star tribute to the late Texas music legend Doug Sahm. Doug’s …

Texas poet Larry Thomas will read his poetry Friday at bookstore

July 16th, 2015

Larry D. Thomas

ALPINE – Distinguished Texas poet and Alpine resident Larry D. Thomas will read from his poetry at Front Street Books on Friday, July 17, from 5:30-7pm.

Texas Poet Laureate in 2008, and winner of many prestigious poetry honors, Thomas will emphasize works from his latest book of poems, As …

In conversation with Michelle Garcia

July 16th, 2015

Michelle Garcia(photo by ALAN CHIN)


Lannan fellow Michelle Garcia is a journalist, radio reporter and video documentarian who spends her time between New York and Texas, where she grew up. Last Wednesday, The Big Bend Sentinel / The International reporter Sasha von Oldershausen took a stroll with Garcia …

Rock-n-roll bands take the stage at Padre’s tonight, Friday

July 16th, 2015

MARFA – El Paso’s finest rock-n-roll bands will once again grace the Padre’s Marfa stage for a two-night party during the second installment of Chinga Fest, presented by Padre’s Marfa and LBS.

The party kicks off tonight at 8pm with Miss Gulch, followed by The Prospectors and ending with Pris, who return to Marfa …

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 …

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