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Threads: Butterfly Girl

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Abbie, I first met you on the big screen. You’re from Austin, close to where I live. You have a musician dad, and you would go with him on tours as the “merch girl.” But you were so much more than that. This one girl – Cary Bell – she noticed that you were so much more. She recognized you and your special story, […]

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Threads: The Soul Behind Soul

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis This is Lee Fields and the Expressions. Fields says every night feels like the first time. "It's a giving process, the people’s about love," Fields says. "Life is about love. So all of these songs touch these people and it's so inspiring for me; it energizes me.” Fields' musical career was first established in the late ‘60s. When Fields first started, he was […]

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Threads: Off the Cuff

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Click here to download this episode of Threads. With a new year comes new resolutions. But they’re not that new. These are resolutions we've been making for years. While most of these are great things to aspire to, a lot of them are made to fit society’s notion of an ideal self. Why do we never hear of resolving to be ourselves? Our current […]

todayApril 21, 2014 52

Grupo Fantasma


Threads : Grupo Fantasma Blend Cultures and Genres

Story by: Monica Solis with THREADS – The Stories That Bind Us This is Grupo Fantasma performing at camping and music festival Utopiafest in Utopia, Texas. Following their set, I catch up with bassist Greg Gonzales. “Obviously, being part Latino myself and growing up on the border as well as playing in so many Latin music bands, I’ve come to appreciate that and embrace that," Gonzales says. "But even within […]

todayOctober 17, 2013 80 2

Latino Americans


Threads Episode 2: Latino Americans Tell Their Story

Story by: Monica Solis with THREADS – The Stories That Bind Us "American broadcast television has been around since 1939, so that’s 74 years of television. So here we are in 2013 and over that huge time period, there has never, in the history of American television, been a telling of the Latino story, of our participation in this great narrative of this country. It’s never appeared on American television; […]

todayOctober 11, 2013 92 2

Brent Amaker and The Rodeos - Year of The Dragon


Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – Year of The Dragon

Artist: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo Album Title: Year of the Dragon Label: Fin Records Released: June 4, 2013 If it’s a weekend and you’re about to give this sweet Johnny Cash meets Americana album a listen, the first track you should tune in to is “Tequila Cerveza,” followed by “Captain of the Ship.” Face a Monday straight on with mostly instrumental, energy-filled-stick-it-to-the-man-stick-it-to-the-system “Time to Set Things Straight,” and “I […]

todayOctober 10, 2013 36

Magnolia Hotel


Threads: A Playful Haunting

  Story by: Monica Solis with THREADS - The Stories That Bind Us “And don’t let it frighten you, when you feel the tingling or your hair stand up, or the cold", says Erin O'Wallace. "They’re just trying to communicate. If you can get over that fear, you’ll get to experience someone that still exists.” Meet Erin O’Wallace. She is a retired genealogical columnist, co-owner of Magnolia hotel in Seguin […]

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Matt Epp & the Amorian Assembly - Learning to Lose Control


Matt Epp & the Amorian Assembly – Learning to Lose Control

Artist: Matt Epp & the  Amorian Assembly Album Title: Learning to Lose Control Label: Matt Epp & the Amorian Assembly Release Date: June 4, 2013 Matt Epp & the Amorian Assembly continue to relate to their audience through profound lyrics with a flowing presentation and folksy harmonies through their latest album Learning to Lose Control.  The tracks are fluid, flowing one into the other, with the same message of self-awareness, […]

todaySeptember 24, 2013 43


Newscast: Fovea Art Show

Texas State students showed off their photography at “Fovea,” which opened Friday, March 22nd at Austin’s Flatbed Gallery. The exhibit was curated by Art and Design senior lecturer Burton Pritzker. “Fovea” was backed by student organization Middle Grey Photography Association, and ran an entire week during gallery hours. Sarah Calvetti, photography senior, and secretary of Middle Grey Photography Association, took part in the process of selecting which photographs would display […]

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