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For Gene Elder, Getting Arrested Is Making Art

For Gene Elder, Getting Arrested Is Making Art

Artist, activist and Out In SA columnist Gene Elder says his arrest last summer in Alamo Heights, where he where he was charged with interfering with an arrest and resisting arrest, was his way of making art. “I just got out of my car on Bastille Day July 14th, 2016 and put on my art

The Otherworldly Work of ‘Trans-Dimensional’ Artist McKay Otto

The Otherworldly Work of ‘Trans-Dimensional’ Artist McKay Otto

In the Silo of McKays at the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, Wimberley artist McKay Otto has placed seven Tibetan singing bowls below seven abstract paintings inside the 40-foot-tall repurposed grain silo. When one of the bowls is struck with a wooden mallet, the distinctive ringing tone sets off subtle, ethereal vibrations that

Tobin Center Anounces Melissa Etheridge Date

Tobin Center Anounces Melissa Etheridge Date

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will present Melissa Etheridge on June 28. Known for her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Etheridge entered the music scene in 1988 and quickly garnered hits like Come to My Window and the Grammy Award-winning Ain’t it Heavy. In 1993, the singer came out as gay during the

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

An exhibit of artwork by women of color which commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is set to open on March 25. Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos (We’re Here and Not Leaving) will feature the work of over 40 women artists. The exhibit is timed to coincide with San

SA Singer Raising Funds to Bring Water to Flint, MI Residents

SA Singer Raising Funds to Bring Water to Flint, MI Residents

San Antonio neo-soul singer Alyson Alonzo has started a GoFundMe campaign to buy bottled water for the residents of Flint, Michigan. Alonzo, who will perform at the Hispanic Technology and Community Center in Flint on May 6, hopes to raise $3,000 to rent a U-Haul and load it with bottled water. On her GoFundMe page

Carole King Musical to Make SA Premiere

Carole King Musical to Make SA Premiere

The songs of Carole King have been recorded by artists across every genre from pop princess Mandy Moore to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. King’s 1971 album, Tapestry, featuring the classic singles Beautiful and I Feel the Earth Move, is one of the biggest sellers of all time and set a gold standard for songwriters

Ballet SA to Give Annual Outdoor Performance at Travis Park

Ballet SA to Give Annual Outdoor Performance at Travis Park

Ballet San Antonio was founded in 1985 by Mayra Worthen and Melissa Hale Coyle and has since become one of the most promising ballet companies in the country. In 2014 the company made a leap to become the resident professional ballet company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Still, it is true that

Annual Emerald Ball Moves to Guadalupe Theatre

Annual Emerald Ball Moves to Guadalupe Theatre

The 6th annual Emerald Ball, a burlesque drag fundraiser benefiting Pride Center San Antonio will take the stage at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Saturday March 25. The event, organized by photographer Julián P. Ledezma, will feature some of the city’s top drag and burlesque performers, the Pride of San Antonio Show Band, and Mexican folk

Nathan Felix’s New Choral Group to Kick off Contemporary Art Month

Nathan Felix’s New Choral Group to Kick off Contemporary Art Month

A new choral group, From Those Who Follow The Echoes, will showcase new music as part of the Kick-Off Party for Contemporary Art month. Led by artistic director Nathan Felix, the 30-piece collective made their San Antonio debut back in November during a pop-up performance at Hotel Emma. After entering the hotel’s famed Sternewirth Bar and Clubroom, the

San Antonio Filmmaker Maria Galindo Shoots Life’s a Bitch! in Barcelona

San Antonio Filmmaker Maria Galindo Shoots Life’s a Bitch! in Barcelona

When punk-rock musician Maria Galindo made Barcelona her home in 2011, she never planned to shoot a film there. Galindo, who is originally from San Antonio, moved to Spain for a change of scenery and to do something different with herself, but said she woke up hungover one morning on her couch and realized she

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