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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 …

Book of Ruth debuts at Marfa Film Festival

July 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – It’s serendipitous that Director Pablo Véliz’s Book of Ruth will have its world premiere at this year’s Marfa Film Festival.

When Véliz was scouting locations for his new film, he wanted to find a place that was isolated, a place that would challenge a person’s body, mind and spirit. He landed …

Austin game collective brings space to Marfa Film Festival

July 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa Film Festival attendees have the opportunity to get lost in space under a teepee with Juegos Rancheros’ Space Cowboy Arcade at the old Dollar General store.

This is the first time this Austin independent video game collective will participate in the Marfa Film Festival, adding to this year’s weekend of …

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