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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Wittliff opens Shepard exhibit

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State opened a new literary exhibition last week to showcase the playwright and actor Sam Shepard, who began donating to the Wittliff Collections in 1992.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Q&A: Hugo Parrish on why America rocks (and how Hooka Hey rolls)

Hugo Parrish of Hooka Hey on why the U.S. gets rock; melding metal and blues; and the roots of his band’s savage intensity.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Q&A: Kent Finlay on the soul of an artist

The San Marcos live music pioneer talks about the soul of an artist, the plasticity of pretenders — and how Cheatham Street Warehouse looks to separate one from the other.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Carolyn Wonderland to play Cheatham Street tonight

Friday the 13th has that dreadful reputation of being bad luck but it will turn into your lucky day if you go out to see Carolyn Wonderland at the Cheatham Street Warehouse that night.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Audio: Christmas Ball putting the swing in San Marcos

A Texan put Christmas into country music and a Texan made it swing. It is only fitting that San Marcos, home of the Western Swing Hall of Fame, will be filled with the sounds of Western Swing...

Friday, February 11th, 2011

The Weekend: Something for everyone, including … football fans?

We're still waiting for real signs of spring around here, and Valentine's Day is a sign of spring everywhere. Waiting for spring, though, the weekend will have to be good enough, and this isn't going to be...

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The Weekend: America's Birthday, fireworks, music and more

It's America's birthday, so fireworks will explode like neon blossoms, broncs will be busted, calves will be roped, music will play and pics will be nicked as the barbecue sizzles. Happy Fourth of July!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Keith Moody tour comes to San Marcos

Alt-Country rocker Keith Moody will stop at the Gray Horse Saloon, 1904 RR12, Thursday as part of his current tour. A native of Alabama, Moody hails from the same Chattahoochee River Valley that spawned the Black Crowes...

Friday, May 1st, 2009

An Idle Word: Old but still weird

With the release this week of Bob Dylan's latest album, Mercury columnist BILL CUNNINGHAM recalls the artist's long journey from a man who "gave the town every reason to be nervous would one day be the guardian...

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