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A Conversation with Transgender Artist and Musician Antemìa Kavillari

A Conversation with Transgender Artist and Musician Antemìa Kavillari

Antemìa Kavillari, 27, is a local transgender Latina artist and musician, and someone I’m proud to call a friend. We met via Facebook in 2015 when we were both at the beginning of our respective transitions, and since then, I’ve seen her blossom into a powerful force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes

Our Summer Concert Picks

Our Summer Concert Picks

From Broadway numbers to funky club bangers, there’s  something in store for everyone when it comes to entertainment options in the Alamo City. Here are our top concert picks for summer 2017. Melissa Etheridge Known for her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge entered the music scene in 1988 and quickly garnered hits like

House Of Kenzo Is Throwing A Ball – And Wants You To Dress Up Like a ‘Snack’

House Of Kenzo Is Throwing A Ball – And Wants You To Dress Up Like a ‘Snack’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Long before contemporary white pop stars began using 1980s QPOC culture to further their careers, there existed houses and balls where fierce drag queens would vogue against the confines of a patriarchal society. In the documentary Paris is Burning, Jennie Livingston chronicles mid-to-late 1980s ball culture in New

‘Cirque de la Symphonie’ Returns for Three Performances at Tobin

‘Cirque de la Symphonie’ Returns for Three Performances at Tobin

Cirque de la Symphonie will return to San Antonio this week for three gravity-defying performances at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The Atlanta-based company, founded just over a decade ago, is the only cirque company in the world to work exclusively with orchestras. It will present its carefully choreographed pieces alongside live music

From Those Who Follow the Echoes to Perform at McNay

From Those Who Follow the Echoes to Perform at McNay

Composer Nathan Felix is leading his new project, a choral group dubbed From Those Who Follow the Echoes to the McNay Art Museum for a performance on June 1. The group, which made its debut at Hotel Emma back in November, has been raising eyebrows by performing in unexpected venues in an attempt to bring

Three Iconic Divas Coming to SA this Summer

Three Iconic Divas Coming to SA this Summer

Three iconic divas are making their way to the Alamo City this summer. Patti LaBelle – Live To a younger generation Patti LaBelle is known for selling her sweet potato pies at Walmart but for those who can remember the 70s, Ms. Patti is also the undisputed “Godmother of Soul.” She began her career as

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Dance Troupe Returns to SA

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Dance Troupe Returns to SA

In 2016 the members of Shaping Sound became internet sensations when their performance of Bohemian Rhapsody on the Ellen DeGeneres show went viral. Here, scantily clad male bodies posed, twirled, and leaped through the air all while breathing new life into a familiar tune. Led by artistic director and choreographer Travis Wall, the troupe features

Opera San Antonio’s Next Season to Feature ‘Macbeth’ and ‘La Bohème’

Opera San Antonio’s Next Season to Feature ‘Macbeth’ and ‘La Bohème’

Opera San Antonio kicks off its next season on September 8 with a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Shakespearean drama Macbeth. In May 2018, the company will present Puccini’s heart-breaking tale, La Bohème. Performances for both productions will be at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. In a press release, Enrique Carreón-Robledo, General and Artistic Director of

Conspirare Concert to Celebrate the Journey of Women

Conspirare Concert to Celebrate the Journey of Women

The Grammy-Award winning vocal ensemble Conspirare will present Unclouded Day, a concert featuring new work by composer Jocelyn Hagen on Sunday, May 21 at Temple Beth-El. The concert, directed by Craig Hella Johnson, will explore the varied ways in which “words and music encompass the journey of women.” It includes additional work by Benjamin Britten, Bernice Johnson

MexiQueens Return for Night of Art and Fashion

MexiQueens Return for Night of Art and Fashion

Visual artist Anthony “The Lemon” Diaz and fashion designer Caterina Gutierrez will both present new series of work on Saturday May 20 at Karolina’s Antiques. Billed as MexiQueens II: Bigger and Browner the event “serves as an effort to unite the Latin@ and Gay communities as they continue to fight for representation and equality,” and

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