San Antonio, get ready for guitar aficionado Jimmy Herring and the 2017 debut of his new touring band The Invisible Whip. Described as “a musician’s musician,” Herring can be found smiling as he shreds on lead guitar with his legendary jam band Widespread PanicAs an admitted super fan of both Widespread Panic and Jimmy Herring – affectionately describing my location at Panic shows on the "Jimmy side,” I had the distinct pleasure of getting to speak to Herring in preparation for his upcoming show at the Tobin Center....
A $17 million parking garage next to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is expected to wrap up construction next month, adding 521 spaces to parking-starved downtown.
The garage, which broke ground in November, also includes 5,600 square feet of retail space and a meeting area for First Baptist Church of San Antonio, which owns the land. With a brick and tile exterior, it was designed by local architecture firm Marmon Mok Architects.
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts' fourth Annual Benefit Concert gets a wild touch of sweet emotion this year with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
The concert is slated for Nov. 4. It benefits the Tobin Center's Generation NEXT Education Initiative.
Nashville's the Loving Mary Band will be performing with Tyler, who released a country influenced solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere," last yearPast headliners have been Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton.
Actress Kate Shindle likes to stay busy, and she seems to be very good at it.
As she’s touring the country in the lead role in “Fun Home,” which will make its San Antonio premiere at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, she’s also taking care of her responsibilities as president of Actors’ Equity, the national union for actors and stage managers.
The city's largest and longest-running film festival will open again in AugustThe San Antonio Film Festival's producer Adam Rocha is a long-time lover of film and his enthusiasm can be infectious.
"It's just incredible. If you love movies this is the place for you. If you love art this is definitely the place for you," Rocha says. "So come on out, it's definitely a family event."
If you've never been to a film festival, he says the event features events that run the gamut, starting with those designed for people who just like watching films.
Opera San Antonio will stage beloved masterpieces by composers Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini for its 2017-18 season.
Verdi’s “Macbeth” will be performed Sept. 8 and 10, the opera company has announced; Puccini’s “La Bohéme” will be presented May 17 and 19, 2018. All performances will occur at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
“Macbeth” is based on the William Shakespeare play, a story of a tragic quest for power. “La Bohéme” is set in Paris’ Latin Quarter about 1830 and is a tale of the happiness and sadness from love and loss.
The San Antonio Symphony, for its season-ending program, presented Cirque de la Symphonie for the third time Friday night, after previous shows in 2011 and 2015, before an audience of nearly 1,200 people at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The cirque company of seven performers, nearly all of them with Russian backgrounds, continuously astonished the audience with feats from aerial flyers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen, drawing nearly continuous applause.
In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of San Antonio, AtticRep presents its third International Fest of Theatre from June 8-18. The event addresses the issue of immigration with three theatrical pieces as well as an art exhibition and symposium. The theatrical works will be presented at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, while the symposium and art exhibition will be held at the Mexican Cultural Institute.
The phenomenon that marked the 1977 premiere of the “Star Wars” movie — 40 years ago this week — was that in theater after theater, many viewers lined up again to pay for tickets to see the next showing, over and over.
That probably would not have happened had John Williams’ swashbuckling score for the movie not been so darn exciting. Friday night in San Antonio, four decades later, it was still happening. People still wanted to hear the same music, this time played by the San Antonio Symphony Pops orchestra at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Talented teenagers from around San Antonio had a chance to perform on a world class stage Tuesday at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. It was the first ever Youth Orchestras of San Antonio's Invitational and 16 young orchestra and wind ensembles took the stage to play, YOSA's Philharmonic Orchestra is usually the only orchestra to perform at the Tobin. YOSA works with 3,000 kids across San Antonio and has more than 500 in their orchestras throughout the school year.
A gleaming episode from the San Antonio Symphony’s long-ago history rematerialized Friday night. A young Spanish guitarist named Angel Romero recorded Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the San Antonio Symphony in November 1967 at Municipal Auditorium, now the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a record that endures on compact disc.
It may have been Election Day on Saturday, but the comic pursuit of love dominated in Opera San Antonio’s “The Barber of Seville” at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The opera company staged a union of virtuosic singing with physical comedy for the ever-popular masterpiece by Biachino Rossini before an audience of more than 1,100 people Saturday night. Stage director E. Loren Meeker prepared a highly entertaining interpretation of “Barber” with a cast that left nothing more to be desired.
The new season for San Antonio’s Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is a sizzling one, and they can’t wait to get started. For the first time, two series openings — Broadway and the Edge — will be launched in August. “We felt that it was the one time of year that didn’t have a lot of competition,” said Aaron Zimmermann, vice president of programming and marketing, “so it was a good opportunity to start the season a little earlier.” It’s the Tobin’s biggest season yet, he added.
The Witte Museum’s expansion, Luminaria’s 10th anniversary this fall, the redevelopment of the Centro de Artes gallery, the transformation of San Pedro Creek, which will include public art installations—San Antonio’s arts community is energized right now. “There are so many great things happening in arts and culture that are transforming our community,” says Debbie Racca-Sittre, executive director at the city’s Department of Arts & Culture.
Ballet San Antonio (BSA) and Artistic Director Willy Shives have announced the 2017-18 season as “Bold and Beautiful,” which will feature romantic and dramatic elements. When compiling the new series, Shives wanted to use a specific theme that embodied the color red, as well as powerful and memorable characters to tell the stories. He also wanted to incorporate choreography that included works from George Balanchine and Gerald Arpino to add essence to each performance.