Something beyond good manners is in play when you hand the keys to your King William home to people you only just met.
Jim Johnson was the kind of guy who was equally welcome at the Sanchez Ice House, the Bexar County Commissioners Court, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts 9186 and 8111. He served as Grand Marshal of the King William Parade in the late ‘90s and as a board member of the San Antonio River Authority (SARA).
The competitors in the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition spent last week living with local host families, preparing for competitive recitals and doing a little sightseeing at the River Walk, El Mercado and the Tower of the Americas.
The participants at the 12th annual San Antonio International Piano Competition (SAIPC) didn’t make it easy for their judges. Vladimir Horowitz and Van Cliburn may be distinguished experts on classical music and piano performance, but it’s doubtful that they could say with certainty which of the 12 competitors out-performed the rest.
I’ve never been into narcotics but have long had access to a truly sublime high.