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Distinction in the Arts Music Honoree Vernon Spot Barnett listens to the Third Annual Distinction in the Arts honoree announcement at the Centro de Artes Gallery.

Saxophonist Spot Barnett regularly performed at the Eastwood Country Club, where he fused the key elements that contributed to Chicano soul music. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / San Antonio Report

Distinction in the Arts Music Honoree Vernon Spot Barnett listens to the Third Annual Distinction in the Arts honoree announcement at the Centro de Artes Gallery.