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INTERN PROGRAM
   
 

"THRILLER" by Michael Jackson, will be performed on Main Plaza Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 pm by the Northside Intermediate School students from:

Luna MS

Connally MS

Jefferson MS

Pease MS

Zachry MS

Neff MS

Stevenson MS

Taft HS

Briscoe MS

Rawlinson MS

Welcome and join over 240 students as they dance to the music of Michael Jackson's Thriller.  Also, bring a non-perishable food item for the San Antonio Food Bank collection.


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SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE lists Main Plaza as "75 Things To Do This Summer"

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                               "COOL-DOWN" after work break...

Weekdays: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Main Plaza's East Promenade at Blue Star Icehouse.  Enjoy the great sounds of San Antonios own incredible bands.  Sit back with an ice cold drink; Dos XX on tap served in chilled mugs, Red & White Wine served in chilled stemware or your favorite beverage, grab some Kettlecorn and relax.  Let Blue Star's waitstaff serve you up a great "after work" drink in an "Air Conditioned" outdoors.  You'll be glad you did!

MUSIC LINE-UP:

August 2: "Armando Martinez"          Flamenco/Latin rhythm

August 3:   "Hot Sauce"                     Gypsy Kings meet Austin Powers

August 4:   "Roger Velasquez"          Boleros/R&B

August 9:  "Glenn Allen &

                         Kim MacKenzie"        Acoustic/Ameicana/Folk

August 10:  "James Ovalle"              Blues/Ballads

August 11:   "Mark & Sarah Ames"   Tex/Mex Classical Guitar

August 16:   "Cancelled"           

August 17:   "Rod Campbell"            Celtic Heritage w/Tex Flair

August 18:  "Quiet Jazz Duo"           Mainstream Sax Duo

August 23:  "Jeff Wood"                       Americana/Pop

August 24:  "Joe Jama"                       Oldies Rhythm & Blues

August 25:  "Mitch Webb & Friends"    Texicana

August 30:  "Brad Turner"                    Acoustic

August 31:   "E3"                                  Smooth Comtemp Jazz and R&B

Sept 1:        "Stefano"                          Songwriter Acoustic

Sept 6:        "Glenn Allan &                           

                          Kim MacKenzie"      Acoustic/Americana/Folk                                 

Sept 7:        "The MVV Group"            Conjunto Mexican

Sept 8:        "Les Flemmes de Rouge"  Blues Tex/Mex

Sept 13:      "Europa Duo"                   Smooth Contemp Jazz

Sept 14:      "Ben Tavera King"           Rumba Guitar

Sept 15:      "Roger Velasquez"          Boleros/R&B

Sept 20:      "Dennis Jay"                   Western Americana

Sept 21:       "Mark & Sarah Ames"    Tex/Mex Classical Guitar

Sept 22:       "Mitch Webb & Friends" Texican

Sept 27:       "Randy Cordero"           Flamenco Guitar

Sept 28:       "The Rhythm Kings       Blues 

Sept 29:       "Stephen Doctor"          Smooth Jazz

Oct 4:           "Randy Cordero"          Flamenco Guitar

Oct 5:          "Adam Zuniga"             Spanish Influences

Oct 6:          "Laura Marie"               Comtemp/Pop/Folk/Jazz

Oct 11:        "Europa Duo"                Smooth Contemp Jazz

Oct 12:        "Mitch Webb & Friends" Texicana

Oct 13:         "Jeff Wood"                  Americana/Pop

Oct 18:          N/A CHESS INVITATIONAL

Oct 19:          N/A CHESS INVITATIONAL

Oct 20:          N/A CHESS INVITATIONAL

Oct 25:          "Cherry Street Hookers"  Garage Rock

Oct 26;          "Glenn Allan  &  Kim MacKenzie   Acoustic/Americana/Folk

Oct 27:          "David Villanueva"           Smooth Jazz/R&B

      
       
                                         


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LET'S READ! Kids Back to School FEST was a huge success welcoming over 1300 attendees and distributing hundreds of backpacks throughout the day.  The entertainment was stellar.  The day started off with performances by the Conjunto Heritage Taller and their youth.  (See photo below)


 Activities were plenty from face painting...


(Photo of Jeni Camp Facepainting and one of many custom faces)

to painted faces with color hairspray to finish the look...   just a touch of green on the edge, please.


then on to physical fun...


and waiting in line for a backpack...


Wait a minute...   where are the kids??  Oh yeah, having a great time on the plaza while mom & dad hold a place in line and listen to Mary Grace Ketner Storyteller.  Please note, this incredible storyteller had the undivided attention of all ages...   front row seats filled with grandparents listening very intently. 

By the way, a new series on the plaza, Twilight Tales Storytelling by Mary Grace, Sundays at 6:00 pm September 11, 18, 26 and October 2.  Mark your calendars.  Maybe plan to have dinner at El Oasis on Main Plaza and make a night of it.

Fingerprinting, library cards, tutoring, health insurance, nutrition & vitamins, Yoga for a healthy stretch, hands-on arts & crafts, games, and can you believe, a magic show.  I'm still trying to figure out how he did that!!

Music, oh yes, back to the music ...   piano on the plaza? it works!  Piano playing music at its best and he sings too.  A full house, so to speak, the plaza was filled with an appreciative audience to some great tunes.  Alamo Music Center also provided a "Music Instrument Petting Zoo" introducing hands-on, one-on-one with an instrument.  I think we encouraged some future band members. 


Photo of Ted Barsalou presented by Alamo Music Center


Photo of Music Instrument Petting Zoo by Alamo Music Center

and then...   you got to autograph the piano!

It was a great day on the plaza.   A lot of kids went home happy.  We did our job.

MAIN PLAZA CONSERVANCY WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND PARTICIPANTS!!



EVENING EVENT...

Music by "The Weetles" 6:00pm

POV/PBS movie, "Biblioburro, A Donkey Library" 8:30pm - free Kettle Corn and beverages - kids only.  Movie provided by POV a PBS documentary brought to you by SAYL - San Antonio Youth Literacy.

Thank you!!!!

ALAMO MUSIC CENTER         

SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK   

SAN ANTONIO YOUTH LITERACY

POV - PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES      

SLAB CINEMA

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN ANTONIO

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART

MARY GRACE KETNER STORYTELLING

DAI FLAKE YOGA

CIRCLE OF CARE   

PIGTAILS & CREWCUTS

TLC KIDS THERAPY

JENI CAMP

WALMART

ALBERTO THE GREAT

CONJUNTO HERITAGE TALLER

SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC LIBRARY

SAN ANTONIO POLICE DEPARTMENT

SAN ANTONIO-DOWNTOWN OPERATIONS

METRO HEALTH

EL OASIS CAFE #2

BLUE STAR ICEHOUSE

TARGET

BUD'S EMBROIDERY

CHP HEALTH INSURANCE

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Coming to Main Plaza...

THE SAN ANTONIO CHESS INVITATIONAL- EUROPEAN STYLE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP  -  October 15 thru 23, 2011

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NEW SERIES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!!  Bring the whole family, Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm.

TWILIGHT TALES  -  STORYTELLING BY MARY GRACE KETNER

About Mary Grace:      An author with teaching experience in Language, Arts, English, Spanish and Special Education and work as an eductional specialist in a museum of history and culture, Mary Grace understand the role of artistry in advancing a community of learners.  Her interactive story programs address the scope and sequence of each grade's Social Studies content as well as the TEKS for language arts.

September 11:  Legends of the Land

          The Marquez de Aguayo's Revenge

          The Ghost of John McMullen

          The Virgin of Guadalupe

          La Llorona

September 18:  Frontier Fantasies

          Why Rustlers Never Win

          Mr. Death and the Redheaded Woman

September 25:  One Arabian Night

          The frame story of 1001 Arabian Nights & Sheherazade

          Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves

October 2:  Chaucer on the Go

          Chaucer, his times, and The Canterbury Tales

          The Nun's Priest's Tale

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COLLABORATIVE HEALTH, working the MIND, HEART, SOUL AND SPIRIT with Tai Chi, Yoga, Dance & Vespers  -  Weekdays - TBA

Coming soon...

Readings, Poetry and more...

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MAIN PLAZA OFFERS...

Bring the whole family...    there's something for everyone.

Popcorn, ice cold beverages including beer & wine available at Blue Star Icehouse.

Best hamburgers in San Antonio at El Oasis Cafe #2.

Bring your favorite lawn chair.  Sorry, no coolers or outside alcohol are allowed.

                                   Come and join the fun!!

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The Chisholm Heights Baptist Church of Mustang, OK.



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 2011 Summer National Senior Games - Torch Relay!!!   June 1, 2011


Executive Director of the San Antonio Food Bank, Eric Cooper, hands off torch.

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MAIN PLAZA GALA....

Main Plaza Conservancy's 2011 Gala, May 26, celebrates William Scanlan, Jr. as the 2011 recipient of the "Phil Hardberger - Heart of the City"  award.

Pictured:  Former Mayor Phil Hardberger, William Scanlan, Jr. and Father David Garcia



This "original" GALA award is custom made each year by Garcia Art Glass, Inc.  Pedestal base is transparent with a white ribbon of glass circling up to hold the "heart".  This represents the hard work and heart Former Mayor Phil Hardberger put into making the dream of a redeveloped Main Plaza a reality.  Main Plaza, the "heart of the city" is a vibrant gathering place for all to visit and enjoy.


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Congratulations to AUGIE MEYERS, the 2011 Corazón de San Antonio Honoree. 

Rolling out of San Antonio, Texas in the early 60's, the Sir Douglas Quintet, a musical partnership formed with Doug Sahm, brought such hit tunes as "Mendocino" and "She's About a Mover." By fusing Tex-Mex, Conjunto and soulful rock together along with the power of Meyers' distinctive Vox organ, an impact that is still being felt in rock 'n' roll today. While the Sir Douglas Quintet never broke up and never succumbed to the lure of the oldies circuit, when Meyers and his musical cohorts decided they wanted to do something different, they did. That led to the formation of The Texas Tornados and a Grammy award-winning South Texas sound. Meyers worked steadily with Sahm until the kinetic guitarist/vocalist passed away in 1999. Meyers has always pursued projects that interest him as an individual and as a collaborator and has long refused to lock himself into one style of music.

Augie Meyers' style and his Vox Continental has become one of music's most distinctive keyboard sounds around. Augie can be heard with the Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, Meyers’ solo efforts as well as on landmark albums by Bob Dylan (”Time Out of Mind” and “Love and Theft”) and John Hammond (“Wicked Grin”). Echoes of the Meyers' style and sound can be heard in the music of the Doors, the Kinks, the Animals as well as the Beatles just to name a few.   Visit to read recent article about Augie at www.actionmagsa.com.

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MAIN PLAZA HAS…People. Music. Film. Dance.          


Spanning from July to October, and running the gamut from jazz to country to film and dance, Main Plaza’s “Heart and Soul Summer” (HAS) Series features local musicians and performing artists plus a variety of creative happenings for free at Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio. Featuring...

"COOL DOWN," after work break....

"CINE MUNDO" Film Screenings including local projects

"TWILIGHT TALES" Storytelling performances

"ACOUSTIC LUNCH" Impromptu music & tip jar performances

"MAGICAL MEMORIES" Friday evening performances

"RAZA EN LA PLAZA" Saturday evening performances

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OCTOBER 1, 2011:  San Fernando Health Fair  

Sponsored by San Fernando Cathedral

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TBA: Corazón de Memoria Altar                                                                         Main  Plaza Conservancy's 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos public art installation. 



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NOVEMBER 12: Main Plaza Conservancy’s 4th Annual Latino Music Festival “…refreshing doesn't even begin to describe the Latino Music Festival … It's important. And [Main Plaza’s Latino Music Festival is] a great tribute to this city, its people and the plaza.”

                                                                                           -SA Express News Blog

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DECEMBER 3: Silver Bells in the City

Join in the festivities and watch the Christmas tree lighting in front of San Fernando Cathedral on beautiful, historical Main Plaza.