Suhail Arastu: Musical Bridges around the World

Arts + Culture Feb 16, 2019

Today, cultures meet at this place in a very different way. “We are a cosmopolitan oasis,” says Suhail Arastu, Director of Advancement at Musical Bridges Around the World, “We should recognize and promote that.” One of the many ways Musical Bridges is doing just that is through their programming at San Fernando Cathedral. 

Suhail Arastu: Musical Bridges around the World

Kilwins: Bringing Joy to the Neighborhood

Business Feb 2, 2019

“I think it’s important to have locally-owned businesses downtown because the owners live and work and play in the neighborhood,” explains Larry Rosenberger, owner of of Kilwins San Antonio. Larry is a downtown resident and is very involved with downtown facets like Hemisfair’s Super Saturdays and Centro San Antonio’s Homeless Outreach Program.

Kilwins: Bringing Joy to the Neighborhood

Darshelle Ellis: Superheroes Without Capes

Arts + Culture Jan 19, 2019

In 2013, after some time at St. Philip’s College, one of Darshelle’s family members fell ill and she started looking for work to help her family. She headed downtown to look for opportunities. Darshelle remembers the day she encountered a Centro San Antonio Ambassador near the Drury Hotel, who referred her to the Centro Operations Center for job opportunities. 

Darshelle Ellis: Superheroes Without Capes

10 Downtown Trending Spots By Brandon Sherouse

Arts + Culture Jan 12, 2019

Awhile back we talked to Brandon Sherouse from the Downtowners. You can check out that story here. While we were talking, Brandon brought up all his favorite downtown San Antonio hangouts, dives, artists, and businesses. We have distilled his recommendations into a list of the “Ten Downtown Trending” that you need to check out in the New Year.

10 Downtown Trending Spots By Brandon Sherouse

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio: Part 2- Dr. Mark Gilger

Education Dec 21, 2018

“One of the best things that’s happened is not all the pretty new buildings,” Dr. Gilger says of the hospital’s growth, “but the people who have come here.”

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio: Part 2- Dr. Mark Gilger

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio- Part 1: Sister Sarah Lennon

Arts + Culture Dec 7, 2018

“I had an inborn ability to respond with great insight to emergency situations,” she explains. That earnestness to promote the health of children, to protect the future generations of our community, is a thread that ties together not only Sister Sarah’s story, but the story of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio- Part 1: Sister Sarah Lennon

Emily Fleisher: Travis Park First Fruits

Arts + Culture Nov 21, 2018

Starting this holiday season, visitors to Travis Park will experience new art installations dotting the four quadrants of the historic space. This is thanks to Public Art San Antonio and local artist Emily Fleisher, who has delved into the history of the park for this project. 

Emily Fleisher: Travis Park First Fruits

Urban Future Lab: Historic Past, Transformational Future

Education Nov 10, 2018

“We’re not trying to think inside of a box, or outside of a box, but no box,” says Dr. Antonio Petrov, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus and founder of the Urban Future Lab. 

Urban Future Lab: Historic Past, Transformational Future

DiwaliSA: Bringing Cultural Education to Life

Arts + Culture Oct 26, 2018

“That very first Diwali- when the fireworks went up- that’s a memory I can’t forget,” recalls Kausi Subramaniam, President of AnujaSA.

DiwaliSA: Bringing Cultural Education to Life
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