Arts & Culture

José Rubén De León Brings His ‘Bolero’ to Carver Center

José Rubén De León Brings His ‘Bolero’ to Carver Center

Actor-playwright-musician José Rubén De León will perform El Corazón del Bolero, his tribute to bolero composers, at the Carver Community Cultural Center on December 16 as part of the Little Carver Intimate Series. The performance is billed as a a tribute to male and female bolero composers from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico. De León

Lady Gaga’s Austin Show Offered Message of ‘Hope, Endurance, Struggle and Pain’

Lady Gaga’s Austin Show Offered Message of ‘Hope, Endurance, Struggle and Pain’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. “You’ve had a tough year, Texas,” said Lady Gaga, midway through her performance at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin during her Joanne World Tour on the night of December 5. Mother Monster herself put on probably one of the most insane live shows I’ve ever seen in

Live Performances of National Theater’s ‘Follies’ to be Screened in SA

Live Performances of National Theater’s ‘Follies’ to be Screened in SA

Two live performances of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Follies, will be screened at San Antonio’s Bijou Cinema Bistro on November 30 and December 5. With a book by James Goldman, Follies centers upon a gathering of former showgirls in a crumbling Broadway theater which is slated for

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Shoppers looking for an alternative to crowded malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 28th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year, the market opens on Friday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, November 26. For the

Family-Friendly Holiday Shows to Catch This Season

Family-Friendly Holiday Shows to Catch This Season

The Nutcracker In April, it was announced that the San Antonio Symphony would not provide live accompaniment for this year’s production of Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker. We can now breathe a sigh of relief, however, as it seems the two organizations have reached a compromise that would allow the symphony to provide live music for

Actor Chaz Bono on Avoiding Trans Roles and Playing a Trump Supporter on ‘American Horror Story’

Actor Chaz Bono on Avoiding Trans Roles and Playing a Trump Supporter on ‘American Horror Story’

It was always a dream of actor Chaz Bono to star in the hit FX Network anthology American Horror Story. A fan of the series since season one debuted in 2011, Bono, transgender activist and son of singer/actress Cher and the late singer/politician Sonny Bono, wanted to take his promising acting career to the next

Project Runway Designer Mondo Guerra in Conversation at McNay

Project Runway Designer Mondo Guerra in Conversation at McNay

Fashion designer Mondo Guerra, who appeared on two Project Runway television series, will be at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio on November 30 where he will join San Antonio Express-News columnist Emily Spicer for a conversation on the eve of World AIDS Day. In 2010, Guerra finished as runner-up on Season 8 of

SAY Sí Students Put an Inclusive Spin on Gaming

SAY Sí Students Put an Inclusive Spin on Gaming

You probably already know SAY Sí. The creative youth development organization, which offers tuition-free programs in various artistic disciplines, has been around since 1994 and inhabits a sweet piece of real estate at South Alamo and Probandt, right by Blue Star. You might have even caught a student production or group exhibit there on a

Mayor Nirenberg is a ‘Zaddy’ According to Instagram

Mayor Nirenberg is a ‘Zaddy’ According to Instagram

Originally published in the San Antonio Current We’re not sure how we missed this (it probably got pushed down our news feed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey), but y’all have to see this magazine cover. Why? Oh, because Mayor Ron “Zaddy” Nirenberg is on the cover, y’all. First off, it’s pretty cool that our

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