Music

Tejano singer Selena performs at the Astrodome during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 26, 1995. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, John Everett) by

Selena’s Life and Legacy in Corpus Christi

Tejano history and women’s history professor Cynthia E. Orozco spoke to the Observer about Selena’s life as a new series streams on Netflix.

Few people have left as indelible a mark on Texas—and the world—as musician Selena Quintanilla. Cynthia E. Orozco, a professor of history at Eastern New Mex...Read More

Janis Joplin, pictured here in New York City in 1969, embraced a bohemian appearance and style. by

Janis Joplin’s Inimitable Voice

An authoritative new biography explores what drove the iconic Texan singer.

Texas-born rock icon Janis Joplin has been one of American culture’s most compelling figures for more than 50 years, in large part because of the intrigue she...Read More

Reynolds performs The Desert at Mimms Ranch in Marfa in 2014. The site-specific work was the first part of a triptych that also included the bilingual cross-border opera, Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance. by

Mr. Reynolds’ Opus

How Graham Reynolds became Texas’ top composer.

How Graham Reynolds became Texas’ top composer. by Rose Cahalan October 14, 2019 Walk into composer Graham Reynolds’ East Austin studio, and the first thing...Read More

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