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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. …

It’s TexMex at Hotel Saint George Saturday

August 4th, 2016

Tejas Brothers

MARFA – The Hotel Saint George is bringing a night of TexMex fusion with the Tejas Brothers and Frontera Bulagú from El Paso on Saturday, August 6, at the Saint George Hall, across the street from the hotel. Doors open at 6pm.

After forming in the fall of …

Texas Tech students present Marfa works August 4

July 28th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ) Texas Tech School of Theatre & Dance students with guest artists

MARFA – Students from the School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University will perform Marfa-inspired works at 7pm Thursday, August 4 at the Crowley Theater. Jaston Williams, known for his “Greater Tuna” …

Staged reading of new comedic play July 29-30 at Sul Ross

July 28th, 2016

ALPINE – A staged reading of “The Good, the Bad and the Pipeline,” a new play wirrten by Sul Ross State University graduate student Joseph Matthew Hardison, Alpine, will be held Friday-Saturday, July 29-30.

Sponsored by the Sul Ross theatre program, the full-length comedy will be presented at 7pm each evening in Marshall Auditorium. …

TransPecos Guitars is back in business

July 28th, 2016

Mary and Mark Pollock

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – Area musicians are once again able to buy accessories and get their gear set up or fixed at TransPecos Guitars at its new location at 110 North 6th Street in Alpine.

TransPecos Guitars will host a grand reopening party complete …

Austin music veterans bring rock project to Marfa

July 28th, 2016

The Joe Jacksons

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Performing for the first time out of Austin, let alone in Marfa, are the Joe Jacksons, featuring members of the former Austin string band, The Weary Boys, and Joe Lewis of the soulful Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears.

“We’re all …

Isidro Lopez, a Tejano music legend

July 28th, 2016

(photo courtesy of ANASTACIO S. MILAN)The Alpine bass player Juan Brito, back row right, with Isidro López y su Orquesta. The bandleader is front row third from left.

By ANASTACIO S. MILAN

Common Hispanic workers in Texas during the early days engaged in many varieties of labor ranging from vaqueros in …

Patoski and Texas Music Hour of Power descend on Viva Big Bend

July 28th, 2016

Joe Nick Patoski

By DAVID DICKSON

MARFA, ALPINE – With all of the diverse music acts descending on the region for the Viva Big Bend Music Festival this weekend, locals can add another fun music experience to their list of opportunities: a live, three-hour broadcast of the Texas Music Hour of …

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