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Pianist Finds A Musical Refuge In Mexico’s Copper Canyon

The short route to Romayne Wheeler’s cliffside home in Mexico’s Copper Canyon is an hour-long ride in a five-passenger charter plane from Chihuahua city. From the air, his abode looks like a glass cocoon clinging to the edge of a … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Marfa Myths 2016

Photos by Austin-based photographer Trent Lesikar Now in its third year, Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer’s “Marfa Myths” festival has clearly grown into something far beyond your average indie rock show. The festival, which started as simply “Mexican Summer Festival” … Continue reading

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In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Check out the songs (and back stories) of women musicians from around the world.

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High Culture Meets the High Desert with Fire Island Opera Festival

The high desert of West Texas was the stage for high culture over the weekend. The Fire Island Opera Festival from New York and Marfa Live Arts teamed up to hear and celebrate opera, an art form that combines, poetry, music, … Continue reading

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In Fort Stockton, Prisoners Connect to the Outside Through Radio

David Beebe, a DJ at Marfa Public Radio, knows a lot of music – enough to fill a three-hour slot every Tuesday night with just blues, funk, and R&B, genres he knows inside-and-out from growing up in music-rich Houston and playing in … Continue reading

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Dispatches from SXSW in Austin

Techies, musicians, film geeks, starry-eyed start-ups and major corporations have descended on the state capital for ten days of networking, creative exchange and, admittedly, a lot of free drinks. It’s South by Southwest (SXSW) time again in Austin. Since it’s not exactly a hop and … Continue reading

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Marfa Myths on Marfa Public Radio

This weekend, musicians, artists and aficionados of independent music are traveling from across the country and descending on Marfa for the “Marfa Myths” music and arts festival. A collaboration of the non-profit arts organization Ballroom Marfa and the Brooklyn-based Mexican … 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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U.S. Ivory Ban Spawns Dilemma For Music Industry

In June the United States will begin enforcing a ban on ivory from the tusks of African and Asian elephants. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service calls what’s happening right now to elephants “an unprecedented slaughter.” But the ban has forced many professional … Continue reading

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Alpine’s First Christmas Variety Show: Featuring Local Talents of All Ages

Christmas is a time of traditions. Tinsel and family ornaments are being put on trees. Bright decorative lights, nativities, and Santa’s reindeer are appearing on front lawns. Even the cold weekend weekend creates the Winter Wonderland feeling for the holiday … Continue reading

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