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Galveston’s New “Absolute Equality” Mural Will Be Dedicated on Juneteenth

Galveston’s New “Absolute Equality” Mural Will Be Dedicated on Juneteenth

The corner of 22nd and Strand streets in Galveston’s Strand Historic District is sacred ground for Sam Collins III, ... Read More »

Artist Michael Tracy Is the Latest Pioneer Fighting to Preserve San Ygnacio

Artist Michael Tracy Is the Latest Pioneer Fighting to Preserve San Ygnacio

A work crew was doing maintenance in the small South Texas town of San Ygnacio a decade ago when one of its machines ... Read More »

San Antonio Accordion Master Flaco Jiménez Lets His Accordion Do the Talking

San Antonio Accordion Master Flaco Jiménez Lets His Accordion Do the Talking

Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez is San Antonio music royalty. Known as “El Rey de Texas” for his mastery of the accordion, ... Read More »

A New Book Shines a Light on the Many Faces of Dallas-Fort Worth Musical History

A New Book Shines a Light on the Many Faces of Dallas-Fort Worth Musical History

Gene Fowler and William Williams spent more than a decade researching, collecting, and writing Metro Music: Celebrating ... Read More »

‘The Father of Texas Painting’ Lives on Via Twitter

‘The Father of Texas Painting’ Lives on Via Twitter

Legislators named the bluebonnet the state flower in 1901, but the man who would become famous for painting them, ... Read More »

20 Texas Albums for 2020

20 Texas Albums for 2020

You’ve likely heard it a few times: “It was a weird year.” Many of us have been holed up for a large part of it, and in ... Read More »

A Piece of <i>Lonesome Dove</i> Lore is on Display at the Wittliff Collections

A Piece of Lonesome Dove Lore is on Display at the Wittliff Collections

Behold the town of Lonesome Dove in its idea phase, before it became the set for the eponymous 1989 miniseries ... Read More »

60 Years Ago San Antonio Teenagers Invented the Westside Sound

60 Years Ago San Antonio Teenagers Invented the Westside Sound

Texas music is known for its sense of place, whether it’s Western swing, guitar-powered electric blues, or Dirty South ... Read More »

The Houston Center for Photography Captures Pandemic Times with a New Exhibit

The Houston Center for Photography Captures Pandemic Times with a New Exhibit

When we all went indoors in March, Suzanne Koett went outside. A canceled vacation meant the Austin-based photographer ... Read More »

Through Donations and Technology, Kerrville Folk Festival Adjusts to Survive the Pandemic

Through Donations and Technology, Kerrville Folk Festival Adjusts to Survive the Pandemic

The Kerrville Folk Festival (simply known as “Kerrville” to the devout) has been a Central Texas fixture since it ... Read More »

Houston’s Rothko Chapel, Freshly Restored, Offers a Welcome Sanctuary of Contemplation

Houston’s Rothko Chapel, Freshly Restored, Offers a Welcome Sanctuary of Contemplation

Since 1971, the nondenominational Rothko Chapel has served as a quiet oasis for contemplation amid Houston’s ... Read More »

In Dallas, Curators Use WhatsApp to Stage an Exhibition of Renaissance Artwork

In Dallas, Curators Use WhatsApp to Stage an Exhibition of Renaissance Artwork

The coronavirus pandemic hit just as precious works by 16th-century sculptor and artist Alonso Berruguete were ... Read More »

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