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Holiday Programming on Marfa Public Radio

We hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday specials on Marfa Public Radio, from our original music shows “No Country For Old Music” to “Classical Midday.” Here’s an overview of Christmas programs.

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Presidio, Texas: Border Town Pins Hopes For Economy On Its Strategic Location

PRESIDIO, Texas —The area around the present town of Presidio on the Rio Grande, known as La Junta de los Ríos, is believed to be the oldest continuously cultivated farmland in Texas. About 1500 B.C. indigenous corn farmers settled here … Continue reading

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City-Commissioned Sculpture Raises Questions Of Censorship

A public art piece in El Paso that was abruptly removed by city officials earlier this year is raising questions about censorship. The metal sculpture depicted a flock of birds carrying off fragments of guns once used to commit crimes. … Continue reading

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Alpine High School “Fightin’ Bucks” Band Gears Up for Carnegie Hall

Since the “Fightin’ Bucks” band at Alpine High School was handed a rare invitation to play Carnegie Hall, a prestigious concert venue in New York City, students and faculty have spent nearly a year planning and raising money for the … Continue reading

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Robert Earl Keen In Concert Benefits KRTS on Saturday, Sept. 27

Big News! Local Alpine favorites the Doodlin’ Hogwallops have been added to the bill for the Robert Earl Keen benefit concert at the Granada Theatre in Alpine! There are only a few tickets remaining for the event, so purchase them online now, or call … Continue reading

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Flaco Jiménez Reflects on a Legendary Career: “The Heart is Still the Same”

Texas born-and-bred musician Flaco Jiménez has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, alongside icons like Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne and Taj Mahal.  Jiménez will be presented with the award in Nashville this September, a testament to … Continue reading

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Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers appear in concert on Wednesday July 30th at 8 PM at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Steve Martin came to fame as a comedian, actor, and novelist. He’s also a Grammy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Marfa Native Molybden live in Studio

Tess Seipp has come back to Marfa to play from her forthcoming 7″ single “Woman Who Left Behind.” Performing under the stage name Molybden, she has shared bills with Mt. Eerie, Sleep Over, Calvin Johnson and Sorne. The Austin-based artist … Continue reading

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Review: The Silver Gymnasium by Okkervil River

by Amanda Roscoe Mayo, Marfa Public Radio contributor No matter where you are in the world there are days that feel exactly like they did when you were a kid. That light through the trees takes you back to crisp … Continue reading

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Public Radio Host from L.A. Introducing New Record

Longtime public radio host Chris Douridas from Los Angeles visits Marfa and the Indie Kitty new music program. He introduces the new album from Lucy Schwartz called Timekeeper on the KRTS program. This is the third album from Schwartz and it … Continue reading

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