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Lonn Taylor book signing at Overland Trail Museum Sunday

March 27th, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Big Bend Sentinel columnist and retired Smithsonian Institution historian Lonn Taylor will sign his new book, “Texas People, Texas Places: More Musings of the Rambling Boy” at the Overland Trail Museum, Sunday, March 30 at 4pm.

“His essays are a delight,” says museum trustee Rick Draheim, “accurate and affectionate, learned and humorous, Lonn …

Marfa singer to appear in opera chorus

Marfa singer to appear in opera chorus

March 20th, 2014

Marfa singer Sarah Cork

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA, EL PASO – Marfa singer Sarah Cork has been tapped to perform in the chorus of the El Paso Opera’s presentation of the Puccini-penned masterpiece tearjerker La Boheme.

Cork, who studied voice at the University of Texas at Austin for the first two years of her …

Artist couple Knight and Bittle show Marfa their ‘Specimens’

Artist couple Knight and Bittle show Marfa their ‘Specimens’

March 20th, 2014

Joianne Bittle and Nicholas Knight

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – A month-long exhibit of photos, drawings, and paintings silently crept into the Wrong Store on Friday night without the usual fanfare and promotion that usually comes with the art show territory.

“We decided to just open the doors,” said Joianne Bittle, who along with …

Movie filmed in Terlingua holds first screenings

March 20th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – The cast and crew got a first look at Wasteland last week, a film that was shot in Terlingua as Director/Screenwriter Hermes Cavagnini held two private screenings in Austin during the South by Southwest Film Festival and in Terlingua. The film hasn’t had a public viewing, because it …

Binational Art Walk to Kick Off 2014 Arts Festival

March 20th, 2014

The 2014 Presidio Arts Festival is expanding by one day and adding a new activity in Ojinaga this year.  Mayor of Presidio John Ferguson created the Binational Art Walk as a means to fully include both communities in the springtime festival celebrating the arts on the border.

“Depending on a variety of factors, sometimes our friends …

Presidio readies for the 7th annual art festival

Presidio readies for the 7th annual art festival

March 20th, 2014

 

Edgar Stotelo’s paintings which will be on exhibit at the First Presidio Bank during the 7th Annual Bi-National Arts Festival next week.

PRESIDIO – The 2014 Presidio Arts Festival invites local artists, student artists, professionals and amateurs, too, as well as dance groups, musicians, performers and cultural organizations to participate in the 7th …

Sibley siblings showcase films at SXSW

Sibley siblings showcase films at SXSW

March 20th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – Alpine siblings Rachel and Chris Sibley invited friends and guests to the Four Seasons residencies during the South by Southwest Festival and showed glimpses of the types of documentaries their film company, Papalote Productions, produces.

Chris introduced the screenings with a quote from the Coen brothers, the filmmaking duo behind ‘No …

Garrison chuck wagon show features the ‘man in black’ and June Carter Cash

Garrison chuck wagon show features the ‘man in black’ and June Carter Cash

March 14th, 2014

ALPINE – Johnny and June were the best-loved couple in country music. Come hear their music as Bryon Garrison and Destiny Cross reprise their roles in this fun-filled Chuck Wagon Show on Wednesday, March 19 at the Granada Theatre in Alpine.

Bryon Garrison and Destiny Cross reprise their roles as Johnny and June …

MicroCinema screenings celebrate women’s history month

March 14th, 2014

March 20 – 22

ALPINE – Films by women filmmakers will be highlighted at the annual MicroCinema scheduled March 20-22 at Sul Ross State University.

The Sul Ross Theatre Department event celebrates Women’s History Month, and screenings will begin nightly at 7pm in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine Arts Building. Post-screening panels will follow each evening of …

Oñate exhibit opens in Lajitas

Oñate exhibit opens in Lajitas

March 13th, 2014

LAJITAS – A Humanities Texas exhibition about the sojourns of one of Spain’s legendary explorers of the New World opened this week at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center and will be presented at four other Texas state parks and historic sites over the next 13 months.

Don Juan de Oñate. Image used by …

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