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Virginia’s Pontiak fuzzes up El Cosmico Sunday

November 6th, 2014

Fuzz rock trio Pontiak

MARFA – Virginia fuzz-rock trio Pontiak are slated to take El Cosmico’s stage on Sunday, November 9.

The band, composed of brothers Jennings, Van, and Lain Carney, will bring their brand of feedback-infused rock n roll, which has received comparisons to a variety of bands such as Mudhoney, My Morning …

Heart sets off earthquake at the Wagner Noel

November 6th, 2014

(photo by TERRY NORMAN)From left, Heart band members Nancy and Ann Wilson.


MIDLAND – “Take my picture, take my picture” pleaded the young blond when she saw my Heart photo pass. Assuming I was the band’s official photographer, my “groupie” was insistent. Explaining I was from Marfa, my tipsy new friend …

Día de los Muertos and community dinner at Chinati Foundation Arena this Sunday

October 30th, 2014

MARFA – Everyone’s invited to celebrate Día de los Muertos at a free, community-wide gathering this Sunday, November 2 at The Chinati Foundation Arena.

This is a bilingual event for family and friends in poignant tribute to those who are no longer with us. The public is invited to bring photos, memorabilia and other offerings to …

Dude of the Dead brings bigger crowd, more Presidio bands and locals

October 30th, 2014

(staff photo by ROBERT HALPERN)The young Presidio Filmex drummer rocks steady to the band’s eclectic cover songs that ranged from R.E.M. to Tejano standards. The band is composed of Presidio and Ojinaga residents and members of the Presidio ISD community of Filipino educators.


PRESIDIO – “It was fan-[expletive]-tastic,” said Charlie Angell, …

Trial set for Waco artist accused of Prada Marfa vandalism

October 23rd, 2014

Joe Magano


FORT DAVIS – Waco Artist Joseph Magnano, A.K.A. 9271977, who gained notoriety for his alleged “appropriation” of the Prada Marfa installation on March 9, will face the jury at the Jeff Davis County courthouse on Tuesday, November 18 on two state jail felony charges of criminal mischief.

Magnano was …

Prolific wildlife author at Front Street Books Saturday

October 16th, 2014

ALPINE – Front Street Books will host life-long naturalist and prolific author Roland H. Wauer from 6 to 8pm on Saturday, October 18 in the Reading Room.

Wauer has penned his memoirs in the book, My Wild Life: A Memoir of Adventures Within America’s National Parks. For thirty-two years, Wauer’s career took him to eight …

Chinati, Blackwell, Marfa ISD host Día de los Muertos celebration

October 16th, 2014

MARFA – Blackwell School Alliance, The Chinati Foundation, and Marfa ISD will host Día de los Muertos activities throughout the last two weeks of October, culminating in a gathering to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones with a community altar on Saturday, November 1.

Bertha Zubiate, retired educator from Presidio, will lead many of the …

Ozomatli to celebrate 20 years as a band

October 16th, 2014

(photo by LESLEY BROWN)Asdrubal Sierra and Raul Pacheco


AUSTIN – Music veterans Ozomatli graced the Zilker Tent Stage on Friday, October 3 at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin. The six-piece band from Los Angeles motivated the crowd that crammed underneath the tent to dance while they …

“Our ‘81”: a young artist’s look at the history of Latin American revolutions

October 9th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Eva Guevara


MARFA – Alongside iconic and up coming, yet established, artists such as Larry Bell and Zoe Leonard, Chinati Open House Weekend has also historically served as a springboard for young and promising artists to showcase their talent.

The youngest, and possibly most promising, artist …

Sentinel reporter heads to ACL

October 9th, 2014

AUSTIN – Big Bend Sentinel/Presidio International reporter Sarah M. Vasquez is heading to Austin this weekend to cover the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival, featuring over 130 artists in three days.

From hip-hop to garage rock, bands from all over the globe will perform on eight stages at Zilker Park. Bands that have performed on …

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