Take Note Youth Band, which is currently accepting applications for its 2016-17 season, has become a shining example of music education for youth as well as a reminder that San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department promotes more than just greenspaces and physical fitness.
Mission Pavilion in Mission County Park late Saturday afternoon was teeming with hundreds of people wielding tasty treats and craft beer, flocking to the stage to listen to the local lineup of musical groups for Mission Pachanga.
The great thing about San Antonio radio in the 1970s was the diversity of its music.
San Antonio’s Spanish-colonial Missions will celebrate their first birthday as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this weekend at the inaugural World Heritage Festival.
The colors of Cruz Ortiz’s Snake Hawk Press mascot and the vibe created by Dos Equis and Red Bull were in the air all the way to Pearl Parkway, and the concentration of pura vida y energia was felt at the stage where the dancers danced and the players played.
Échale, a free block party that showcases Latin music’s eclectic blend of national and international talents, has remained a family-friendly, food-frenzy, feel-fine affair that simultaneously brings out the best of the Pearl and San Antonio for a full day of flavor that you should definitely “check out.”
Given San Antonio’s proximity to Mexico and its numerous cultural and historical connections to the country as a whole, it only makes sense that the city has a strong bond with Ciudad de México.
The instrument of a musician is a voice, one intrinsically blessed with the gift to speak any language in the world, wielded joyfully in the ancient market squares of Morocco, the beach-side lounges of the Caribbean, or a hole-in-the-wall jazz pizza café in Mexico City.
Editor’s Note: When Mexican singer and composer Juan Gabriel died from a heart attack on Sunday, Aug.