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Do Your Thing presents first in concert series Monday

April 21st, 2016

Vetiver

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Do Your Thing Coffee presents a night of the San-Francisco band Vetiver and local musicians at 8:30pm on Monday, April 25, at the Crowley Theater.

This show is what Simone Rubi and Robert Gungor, the couple behind Do Your Thing, hopes to be the first of many …

Front Street hosts program, book signing by noted NM photographer

April 21st, 2016

Photographer Walter W. Nelson at the Black Place

ALPINE – Photographer Walter W. Nelson, a multidisciplinary artist who has spent two decades photographing the Black Place, will be sharing his experiences and his latest book, The Black Place – Two Seasons, this Friday in Alpine.

The Black Place is a remote and uninhabited landscape …

No joke, add comedy to Marfa’s repertoire

April 14th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Amanda Holstien and Dylan Fisher

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Two Marfa transplants are looking to tickle the town’s funny bone with another comedy show at 8pm on Thursday, April 28, at the Lost Horse Saloon.

Amanda Holstien and her boyfriend Dylan Fisher moved to Marfa in October, …

Marfa Live Arts Brings Mexican American story to Crowley stage

April 14th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of ALBERTO JIMENEZ)Mical Trejo

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts’ 2016 playwright-in-residence Raul Garza presents his play Confessions of a Mexpatriate on Tuesday, April 19  at the Crowley Theater at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm.)

Actor and comedian Mical Trejo will perform the show with musician Davíd Garza playing live score.

Aussie musician and Lonesome Heroes at the Blues and Starlight

April 14th, 2016

ALPINE, TERLINGUA – After crossing paths at 2015’s inaugural Dashville Skyline festival in Australia, Aussie singer/songwriter Ruby Boots will be teaming up once more with Austin’s Cosmic American quartet The Lonesome Heroes.

Ruby Boots and The Lonesome Heroes will perform on April 15 and 16 at the Railroad Blues in Alpine and at the Starlight Theatre …

Spring Awakening on Sul Ross stage beginning Friday

April 14th, 2016

(SRSU photo) Zane Ivey, as Melchoir, and Ashley Jane Page, as Wendla, in “Spring Awakening.”

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s theatre and music programs will collaborate to bring “Spring Awakening” to campus April 15-May 1, in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine Arts Building. The musical is directed by Dona W. Roman, professor of …

Marfa sculpture finds its way to new El Paso boutique hotel

Marfa sculpture finds its way to new El Paso boutique hotel

April 14th, 2016

(staff photo by ROBERT LOUIS HALPERN)Paul Oglesby’s “botanical fossil” sculptures have been installed at the Indigo Hotel 5th floor patio in El Paso.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA, EL PASO – In the fall of 2014, Paul Clarence Oglesby drove into Marfa in what Building 98 founder and …

Museum of the Big Bend hosts 30th Trappings of Texas

April 14th, 2016

“Off the Top,” a watercolor by Teale Blake, is just one of many paintings that will be exhibited at the 30th annual Trappings of Texas.

ALPINE – Hand-crafted cowboy gear, Western art and a taste of ranching hospitality will highlight the 30th annual Trappings of Texas, hosted Thursday-Saturday, April 14 -16 by the Museum …

Film: modern-day adaptation of Joan of Arc Saturday at the Crowley

March 31st, 2016

(MARFA LIVE ARTS photo)Hayley Orrantia (ABC’s The Goldbergs) takes on the role of Joan of Arc in the short film “Maid,” filmed in Marfa.

MARFA – Rising star Hayley Orrantia (ABC’s The Goldbergs) takes on the role of Joan of Arc in the short film “Maid,” a 24-minute odyssey to be screened at 7pm …

Prince (not the Purple One) to play in Marfa

March 31st, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Prince from left, Ron Hall, guitar, Dugg Nelson, drums, Brad Bingham, guitar and vocals, and Brandon Hamilton, bass

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – It’s pretty impressive for a three-year-old DIY band to sell-out concerts, but with a band name like Prince, it’s not hard to see why.

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