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International classical guitarist to perform in San Antonio Nov. 3

Ostojic Concert

Classical guitarist Nemanja Ostojic

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(Oct. 30, 2009)--2009 Southwest Guitar Festival and International Competition winner Nemanja Ostojic returns to San Antonio for a concert performance at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University.

Ostojic, a 24-year-old Serbian native, captured the $5,000 first-place prize at the festival when he defeated 34 of the world's top student guitarists representing 15 countries at the international competition in San Antonio last February.

Considered to be one of the finest young classical guitarists of his generation, Ostojic has captured first-place prizes at classical guitar competitions in Greece, Romania, Germany, Italy, France and the United States. He graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music and is pursuing an advanced degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

The Southwest Guitar Festival and International Competition was organized by UTSA Assistant Professor Matthew Dunne, in conjunction with the UTSA Department of Music, ARTS San Antonio, San Antonio Chamber Music Society and the San Antonio Symphony. Support was provided by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, Shiner Beers, the Augustine Foundation and the UTSA Office of the President.

Tickets for the Nov. 3 concert are $19 and can be purchased by calling ARTS San Antonio at (210) 226-2891.

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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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