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The Music of Robert Xavier Rodriguez

Description: This promotional catalog provides a brief biography of the composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez and descriptions of several of his orchestral, operatic, choral, and other works that are available through his publisher as either sheet music or recordings.
Date: 198u
Creator: Galaxy Music Corporation
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cameoland Flyer]

Description: Flyer put out by the Jump-Start Performance Company and the Carver Community Cultural Center advertising the premier of Cameoland, a musical by Sterling Houston. Text below an image of a theatre gives a short description of the musical. Dates, times, and phone numbers are provided below that.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cameoland Musical Program]

Description: Program for the stage musical Cameoland, a Jump-Start Performance Company and Carver Community Cultural Center production written by Sterling Houston. The inside of the program lists cast members, production team members, and short bios of the people in the theatre company.
Date: 2003
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

La Frontera: A play with music

Description: This manuscript of a short musical play by Sterling Houston is about the relationship between an African-American family living in San Antonio, Texas and their new neighbors, a Latino family. Dialogue and lyrics by Sterling Houston.
Date: 1993
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Las Nuevas Tamaleras and La Frontera Program]

Description: Program for the stage play Las Nuevas Tamaleras by Alicia Mena and the stage play La Frontera by Sterling Houston. It appears both were presented at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Short bios are provided for Mena and Houston which discuss professional accomplishments.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[High-Yello Rose Flyer]

Description: Flyer for the stage musical High-Yello Rose by Sterling Houston and directed by Arnold Aprill. Dates, times, pricing, and cast members are listed on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Three Actresses in Costume

Description: Photograph of three female actors in what appears to be a theatrical stage. They are in period costume. A dark-haired woman on the far left wears a military uniform and holds the hand of a woman with short, light-colored hair in a full-length apron dress. A kneeling woman on the far right with short hair clutches a straw hat to her chest and stares off into the distance. A hand-written notation on the back of the photograph identifies the trio as Veronica Gonzales, Kim Corbin, and Kathy Griffits, actresses in the stage play "High Yello[sic] Rose".
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Bust Portrait of Sterling Houston

Description: Bust portrait photograph of Sterling Houston. He wears a button-up collar shirt, most likely made out of denim or a similar coarse material. Houston was a playwright, writer, musician and actor born in San Antonio. He lived in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and eventually moved back to San Antonio. Houston received numerous awards for his creative works including a citation from the Texas State Legislature in 1997 for his contribution to the cultural life of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Steve Bailey and Sterling Houston Smiling

Description: Photograph of two men standing in front of a large window. The man on the right with his arms crossed has been identified as Steve Bailey. Standing next to him is Sterling Houston, who wears glasses and a navy colored shirt. The words "Jump" and "Start" have been placed digitally in an arc over the two men. A highly stylized filter was also applied to the photograph, in a kind of faux comic-book appearance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Sterling Houston Smiling

Description: Photograph of a bearded man identified as Sterling Houston. He wears glasses, a polo shirt, seashell bracelet, a watch, and a ring on his right ring finger. He sits smiling, looking up, with both hands cupping his chin. Houston was a playwright, writer, musician and actor born in San Antonio. He lived in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco and then eventually moved back to San Antonio. Houston received numerous awards for his creative works including a citation from the Texas State Legislature in 1997 for his contribution to the cultural life of Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Houston, Sterling, 1945-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Greeting Card from Steve]

Description: Greeting card from Steve to an unknown recipient. The card has been sent on the occasion of a birthday to a friend and colleague of Steve. "Happy Birthday" has been printed in Spanish on the front of the card along with a six-pointed star.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Fanny]

Description: Hand-written letter from Fanny to an undisclosed recipient. It appears to be a poem or a short creative work judging by its prose. It is romantic in tone about a man missed by Fanny.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Card Invitation from San Antonio Museum of Art - 1998]

Description: Card invitation from the San Antonio Museum of Art for Beyond Margins: Contemporary Art in the Community. The event, spread across different days and months, appears to have been a gathering of arts professionals to discuss and address various issues in the community. This particular invitation was sent out for an event moderated by Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright and director of the Jump-Start Performance Company.
Date: 1998
Creator: San Antonio Museum of Art
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Karen to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Karen to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She appears to be writing to confirm an upcoming reading and book signing event at a university. She has listed the address of Debra Innocenti, and goes further by providing her own number and contact information in case Mr. Houston had any questions. The letter was written on a floral-print paper.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter on Alban Flowers stationary]

Description: Letter sent, presumably, to Sterling Houston from one of his brothers. He offers his advice as a brother, imploring him to keep an open-mind and to not let college turn him into a "dull dunderheaded brain-trust." Letter was the last of an unidentified series, as the opening sentence is a run-on. However, no first page was found in accompanying documents.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Greeting Card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston - 1995]

Description: Greeting card from Candie Johnson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She has written a short note saying thanks for allowing her to show her dream and talent. The front of the card shows an illustration of a man standing precariously on a ladder while painting the word "Thanks" on a billboard.
Date: 1995
Creator: Johnson, Candie
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dalt to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Dalt to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He is happy about meeting Houston, and appears to have included a review along with the small note, but it has not been included in accompanying records.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Kittie to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Kittie to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes in confusion about what to do with a story, and asks Houston for suggestions or comments. She has included her phone number after her signature.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Unfinished Letter to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright, from an unidentified source. The letter continued on a separate page, but it was not provided in accompanying records. Addressed to Houston, the letter mentions family news, a father diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and struggles with a teaching position.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mark to Sterling Houston]

Description: Letter from Mark to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He informs him of a breakup with Denise, his girlfriend, and the death of his mother. He goes on to provide information and recent news about his band - Shotgun House.
Date: unknown
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections