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Fort Davis library hosts authors Lonn Taylor, Marcia Daudistel, Bill Wright on Saturday, August 7

July 31st, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Don’t Miss It! Another great program in the series, “Meet the Authors” is planned for Thursday, August 7 at 7pm in the Jeff Davis County Library.

This year there will be a special trio of authors who highlight people from the Big Bend.

Enjoy the amusing stories of Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright who …

Chinati hosts Watch Day Saturday

July 31st, 2014

MARFA – In celebration of Chinati’s inclusion on the 2014 World Monuments Watch list, and as part of its ongoing Chinati Presents series, the museum will host a Watch Day on Saturday, August 2.

Chinati’s nomination to the World Monuments Watch list recognizes the museum as an architectural and cultural site of significance and raises awareness …

Lumberyard gallery showcases memories through snapshots

July 31st, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Hannah Texie Bailey and Francesca Altamura

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – West Texas memories are featured in a photography and found objects exhibition called “Seeing and Hearing Memories,” curated by Francesca Altamura.

Altamura moved to Marfa in January to intern at the art and culture non-profit, Ballroom Marfa. Ballroom …

25-year old super group twangs during Viva Big Bend

July 25th, 2014

Twang Twang Shockaboom

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA, ALPINE – Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom is celebrating 25 years as a band this year. During their tenure, they’ve released an album, “Me so Twangy,” in 1990, performed a show at Willie Nelson’s Picnic that included the late Man-in-Black Johnny Cash and Kris Kristopherson and many other …

Vidas Perfectas Comes to the Crowley Theater Friday, Saturday

July 18th, 2014

MARFA – El Paso Opera and Ballroom Marfa are proud to announce the Marfa premiere of Vidas Perfectas, the Spanish-language production of the avant-garde American composer Robert Ashley’s (1930-2014) groundbreaking work Perfect Lives (1983). Originally commissioned by The Kitchen in New York City and subsequently produced for the BBC as a seven-episode television opera called …

S.P.I.C. reunites on Saturday

July 18th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – S.P.I.C is back with a revival tour. Well, a one-night-only revival tour.

(staff photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN)Members of S.P.I.C. from left to right: JD Garcia, David Garcia and Ryan “Pinsky” Penland.

The post punk Marfa trio formed by brothers JD and David Garcia and Penland are performing Saturday, …

El Cosmico announces amazing concert line-up

El Cosmico announces amazing concert line-up

July 10th, 2014

EL COSMICO’S TRANS-PECOS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & LOVE ANNOUNCES LINEUP & WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE

JOHN DOE, OLD 97S, BILL CALLAHAN, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, DEER TICK, ROBERT ELLIS, BEN KWELLER, ELIZABETH COOK, TIFT MERRITT, HEARTLESS BASTARDS, AND GIRL IN A COMA

SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2014 IN MARFA, TEXAS

MARFA –  The 2014 Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love is proud to …

Bonnie “Prince” Billy takes the stage at Crowley Theater on Saturday

July 10th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Prolific and eclectic singer/songwriter Bonnie “Prince” Billy will take over the Crowley Theater’s stage at 8pm on Saturday with folk country artist David Ferguson opening the sold-out show.

Billy, who acts and has recorded under his real name, Will Oldham, before adopting the pseudonym, will play select tracks from his fifteen …

Texas music giant Billy Joe Shaver to perform in Alpine

Texas music giant Billy Joe Shaver to perform in Alpine

July 10th, 2014

Viva Big Bend is just around the bend

By ALBERTO TOMAS  HALPERN

FAR WEST TEXAS – It’s time to get your dancing boots shined as the Viva Big Bend music festival returns to Far West Texas for a third year with more than 75 shows slated for the lineup.

This year’s festival will kickoff with “bonus” performances on …

Yakona flows into Marfa Film Festival

July 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Sometimes there’s a strong desire to get a story on the big screen even if it means balancing full-time jobs, families and filming for three years. That’s exactly why Co-directors Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins did that for their film Yakona, which will be shown at this weekend’s Marfa Film …

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