HPPR Arts http://hppr.org en hONEyhoUSe delivers great performance on July 18 http://hppr.org/post/honeyhouse-delivers-great-performance-july-18-0 <p></p><p><strong>Fanatical: <em>adjective</em>. </strong>&nbsp;Filled with excessive and &nbsp;single minded zeal...enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:36:10 +0000 Mike Fuller 34816 at http://hppr.org hONEyhoUSe delivers great performance on July 18 Old Crow Medicine Show delivers in Amarillo http://hppr.org/post/old-crow-medicine-show-delivers-amarillo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday’s performance by Old Crow Medicine Show at the Globe-News Center was significant for a number of reasons.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Mike Fuller 34632 at http://hppr.org Old Crow Medicine Show delivers in Amarillo Once upon a time when rain followed the plow http://hppr.org/post/once-upon-time-when-rain-followed-plow <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once upon a time there was a myth that motivated pioneers to go west and settle the Great Plains.&nbsp; Told that rain would follow the plow that they were “changing climate for the better”, these hardy souls broke up vast seas of sod working to make their farming Eden a reality.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 34424 at http://hppr.org Once upon a time when rain followed the plow Summer reading inspired by the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/summer-reading-inspired-high-plains <p></p><p>From northwestern Kansas to the Texas Panhandle, the High Plains inspire the imagination of two authors.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31919 at http://hppr.org Summer reading inspired by the High Plains Symphony to "step out of the box" for concert "Reimaginings" http://hppr.org/post/symphony-step-out-box-concert-reimaginings <p></p><p>In what may be called the apex of the symphony's vision to rejuvenate the traditional symphonic experience, the Amarillo Symphony's "Reimaginings" this weekend presents a concert full of reconception.</p><p><a href="http://www.whatisproject.org"><strong>Project Trio</strong></a>, comprised of a string bass, cello and flute, joins the symphony, adding an eclectic flavor of musical styles to the concert. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Adam Vos 28250 at http://hppr.org Symphony to "step out of the box" for concert "Reimaginings" Project Trio visits HPPR studio in advance of Amarillo Symphony appearance http://hppr.org/post/project-trio-visits-hppr-studio-advance-amarillo-symphony-appearance <p>Brooklyn-based <strong>Project Trio</strong> will be performing with the Amarillo Symphony this Friday and Saturday night at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.</p><p>They stopped by HPPR studios&nbsp;on Thursday for a quick interview and performance. You can hear the interview and 2 performances above- the first piece is the trio's&nbsp;arrangement of Charles Mingus' Fables of Faubus, and the second is one of their own compositions entitled Raga Raja. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:27:24 +0000 Mike Fuller 28244 at http://hppr.org Project Trio visits HPPR studio in advance of Amarillo Symphony appearance Symphony's "Intimate Evening" includes "romantic wine in the classical barrel" http://hppr.org/post/symphonys-intimate-evening-includes-romantic-wine-classical-barrel <p>Guest conductor Yaniv Dinur shares his thoughts on "Intimate Evening," the Amarillo Symphony's concert this weekend.</p><p>Soprano vocal soloist Sarah Jane McMahon joins the symphony for the concert this Friday and Saturday.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 27077 at http://hppr.org Symphony's "Intimate Evening" includes "romantic wine in the classical barrel" Guitarist Maxwell Hughes makes a stop in Amarillo on Southwest tour http://hppr.org/post/guitarist-maxwell-hughes-makes-stop-amarillo-southwest-tour <p>Maxwell Hughes is an award-winning guitarist based in Ft. Collins, Colorado. &nbsp;He is currently on a tour of the southwest headed for California. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:46:01 +0000 Mike Fuller 26845 at http://hppr.org Guitarist Maxwell Hughes makes a stop in Amarillo on Southwest tour The Local Music Scene Continues to Grow in Amarillo http://hppr.org/post/local-music-scene-continues-grow-amarillo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's hard to find a gig unless you're a cover band, but the demand for singer/songwriters is growing in Amarillo. &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 26612 at http://hppr.org The Local Music Scene Continues to Grow in Amarillo Ray Price remembered: reflective interviews and stories http://hppr.org/post/ray-price-remembered-reflective-interviews-and-stories <p>Ray Price was a true pioneer of county music – the living link from Hank Williams to the country music of today who bridged Texas honky-tonk and country crooning&nbsp;and introduced the shuffle beat and walking bass line.</p><p>NPR produced some fine remembrances of Ray Price this week that are worth a listen.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:15:16 +0000 Quentin Hope 25873 at http://hppr.org Ray Price remembered: reflective interviews and stories WT and Tech Profs Working to Change Engineering Image with Children’s Books http://hppr.org/post/wt-and-tech-profs-working-change-engineering-image-children-s-books <p></p><p>Ask kids what an engineer is, and they’ll say someone who drives a train or they simply don’t know. &nbsp;That’s what WT associate professor of mechanical engineering Emily Hunt and Michelle Pantoya, a mechanical engineering professor at Texas Tech University, found when they did a survey. &nbsp;So, the duo decided to start building awareness in science, technology, engineering, and math careers-- by writing children’s books.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 25140 at http://hppr.org WT and Tech Profs Working to Change Engineering Image with Children’s Books Interview with composer Adam Schoenberg http://hppr.org/post/interview-composer-adam-schoenberg <p>This weekend, the Amarillo Symphony performs "Finding Rothko," an orchestra work by composer Adam Schoenberg.&nbsp; The relatively contemporary piece, written in 2006, will be performed next to works like Ralph Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" at the symphony's concert titled "Pictures in Music."</p><p>Adam Schoenberg joined me from his home in Los Angeles.&nbsp; I asked him about the inspiration and process behind composing "Finding Rothko." Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:17:20 +0000 Adam Vos 24643 at http://hppr.org Interview with composer Adam Schoenberg Amarillo sights in time-lapse photography http://hppr.org/post/amarillo-sights-time-lapse-photography <p>Earlier this year, Albuquerque-based meteorologist and photographer Todd Shoemake shot time-lapse images of various scenes around Amarillo, the so-called "capital of the Texas Panhandle," and compiled it all into <a href="http://vimeo.com/78207025"><strong>this</strong></a> Vimeo video. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 24171 at http://hppr.org Amarillo sights in time-lapse photography Colorado Getaway: A Weekend Full of Fun http://hppr.org/post/colorado-getaway-weekend-full-fun <p></p><p>If you’re headed to the Front Range this weekend, there are so many fun things to do. &nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.cpr.org/article/legacy-kcfr-95#load_article|Weekend_Arts_Roundup_October_24__27_2013">Colorado Matters</a></strong> helps out with their weekly feature <em>Weekend Arts Roundup: October 24 - 27 2013. &nbsp;</em></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23380 at http://hppr.org Colorado Getaway: A Weekend Full of Fun Susan Werner: Celebrating agriculture through music http://hppr.org/post/susan-werner-celebrating-agriculture-through-music-0 <p></p><p>Chicago-based singer-songwriter&nbsp;<a href="http://susanwerner.com/" target="_blank">Susan Werner</a>&nbsp;has worked on concept albums before – from jazz standards to pop classics to Gospel music for agnostics. But now she's turned to her farm roots for inspiration.</p><p>Werner, who's currently&nbsp;<a href="http://susanwerner.com/content/cal/index.php" target="_blank">touring in the Midwest</a>, describes her new CD,&nbsp;<em>Hayseed</em>, as "egg meets art," celebrating agriculture through music.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:23:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 21559 at http://hppr.org Susan Werner: Celebrating agriculture through music End of Summer Bucket List Idea: Trip to the Drive-In Theater http://hppr.org/post/end-summer-bucket-list-idea-trip-drive-theater <p></p><p>Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer.&nbsp; Here’s an idea to add to your end-of-season traditions:&nbsp; the drive-in movie.&nbsp; Remember?&nbsp; The place with playground equipment under the big screen, the smell of popcorn on the breeze, and watching a movie under the night sky. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20812 at http://hppr.org End of Summer Bucket List Idea: Trip to the Drive-In Theater “Texas”… The Show Goes On http://hppr.org/post/texas-show-goes <p></p><p>As evening gives way to night, a lone horseman appears on the cliff above Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon.&nbsp; He carries the Texas state flag.&nbsp; Fireworks sparkle, the music grows, and a cast of 60 burst on the stage telling the struggles and triumphs of Panhandle settlers in the 1800s.&nbsp; It’s the outdoor musical “Texas”- &nbsp;a summer tradition in the nation’s second largest canyon for 48 years.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20227 at http://hppr.org “Texas”… The Show Goes On Harrington String Quartet Fundraiser Nearing Goal http://hppr.org/post/harrington-string-quartet-fundraiser-nearing-goal <p>A fundraising campaign to sustain the Harrington String Quartet after a major loss of funding has raised a majority of its goal.</p><p>Stringendo, a West Texas A&amp;M University project established in April to support the Canyon, Tex. classical music quartet, has raised $25,000 of a $35,000 goal in under four months, the <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-08-04/fundraiser-preserve-harrington-string-quartet-nears-35k-goal"><strong>Amarillo Globe-News</strong></a> reports. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19789 at http://hppr.org Harrington String Quartet Fundraiser Nearing Goal The “unhomesteading” of the plains http://hppr.org/post/unhomesteading-plains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A father with Alzheimer’s alone on the farm.&nbsp; A </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">swindling</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> banker.&nbsp; The school bully now grown-up as the local drug dealer.&nbsp; A bleak, fictional town set in eastern Colorado.&nbsp; The </span>“unhomesteading”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the plains.&nbsp; These are all elements of Greg Hill’s new novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">East of Denver</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 18942 at http://hppr.org The “unhomesteading” of the plains Interview with Amarillo Symphony's New Conductor http://hppr.org/post/interview-amarillo-symphonys-new-conductor <p>The Amarillo Symphony last week announced Jacomo Rafael Bairos as its new musical director.&nbsp; I sat down with the new conductor to ask him about his influences and his vision for the symphony. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:02:00 +0000 Adam Vos 18553 at http://hppr.org Interview with Amarillo Symphony's New Conductor The Battle of Adobe Walls: Production Begins This Fall http://hppr.org/post/battle-adobe-walls-production-begins-fall <p>June, 1874</p><p>The second Battle of Adobe Walls begins.</p><p>Chief Quanah Parker, one of the sons of captured white woman Cynthia Ann Parker, has been convinced by the tribe's medicine man his warriors are immune to enemy bullets.&nbsp; They attack the Adobe Walls trading post, defended by buffalo hunters.&nbsp; The medicine man was wrong.&nbsp; Survivors include Parker and a crack shot by the name of William "Billy" Dixon.&nbsp; Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 18271 at http://hppr.org The Battle of Adobe Walls: Production Begins This Fall A poem for a hot day on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/poem-hot-day-high-plains <p>Poet Mary Lee Hahn offers a short poem that reflects on tourists eyeing the High Plains from I-70 and defines "a good, soaking rain".</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:17:34 +0000 Quentin Hope 17863 at http://hppr.org A poem for a hot day on the High Plains