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José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

José Rubén De León Reprises His Federico García Lorca Tribute at Classic Theatre

With his 1932 play Blood Wedding and collection of poems Poet in New York (published in 1940), Federico García Lorca became one of Spain’s most revered poets and dramatists during the 20th century. But his influence far exceeds the world of literature. Lorca was part of a group of artists known as La Generacion del ’27, which included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. In the 1930s, Lorca explored

Dixie Longate Brings Her Comic Tupperware Party to Tobin Stage

Dixie Longate Brings Her Comic Tupperware Party to Tobin Stage

Since her early days entertaining “straight Republican white women” in Orange County living rooms, wayward Southern belle Dixie Longate—an over-the-top drag character created by writer-actor Kris Andersson—has earned comparisons to Dame Edna and emerged as an unlikely ambassador for Orlando-based Tupperware Brands Corp. Putting an unapologetically trashy spin on the Tupperware-party format, Andersson’s signature show

Delighted Tobehere to Headline Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Delighted Tobehere to Headline Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Drag performer Delighted Tobehere, the self-described “Queen of All Trades,” will headline a benefit for the Thrive Youth Center on September 14 at the Bonham Exchange. The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States. The fundraiser, dubbed A Night at the Bonham, has been

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Lesbian author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel is a true gem of the LGBTQ community. Since coming out in 1980, she has advocated for LGBTQ equality and self-acceptance in her own, truly unique way. Bechdel’s greatest claim to fame, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, is

SA Film Festival to Screen ‘Victor’s Last Class’

SA Film Festival to Screen ‘Victor’s Last Class’

The 23rd annual San Antonio Film Festival will screen Victor’s Last Class on August 4 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The film documents the real-life story of Victor D’Altorio, a 52-year-old gay man and theatre teacher who announced his decision to end his life due to chronic pain via his online blog.

Derrick Barry and Chad Michaels Come Together for Show at Aztec

Derrick Barry and Chad Michaels Come Together for Show at Aztec

In the age of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s not uncommon for celebrity impersonators to be mistaken for the actual performers who inspire their acts. That awkward moment happened to Chad Michaels in 2009 when People Magazine mistakenly used a photo of the drag star for a spread on the iconic pop star Cher. Similarly, drag

Activist and Artist Dan Guerrero in SA for Lecture and One-Man Show

Activist and Artist Dan Guerrero in SA for Lecture and One-Man Show

In 1962, Dan Guerrero arrived in New York City eager to break into the world of show business. Decades before Latinos were projected to become the largest minority group in the US and during a time when Liberace was “just flamboyant,” Guerrero often found himself the sole Mexican American at auditions. The son of Chicano

‘The Bodyguard’ to Kick-Off New Season at Majestic

‘The Bodyguard’ to Kick-Off New Season at Majestic

The Majestic Theatre will kick-off the 2017 – 2018 season of its North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio series with the hit musical The Bodyguard beginning on September 19. Based on the 1992 Lawrence Kasdan film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard made its world premiere in December 2012 at London’s Adelphi

Local Theatres to Broadcast Live Production of ‘Angels in America’

Local Theatres to Broadcast Live Production of ‘Angels in America’

For those of us who can’t cross the globe to catch the London revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the National Theatre plans to broadcast its production to cinemas worldwide this summer. Starring Andrew Garfield (Spiderman), Nathan Lane (Birdcage), and Russell Tovey

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Returns for Sixth Year

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Returns for Sixth Year

Since its 2012 premiere at the Bonham Exchange, the annual Rey Lopez Birthday Bash has featured appearances by some of the top performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. With the reality show’s increasing popularity and its recent jump to VH1, there seems to be no end in sight for these gender-bending, boundary-pushing queens. Before last year’s bash

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