Music

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

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

Alyson Alonzo Sheds Light on Her Musical Roots and Her Debut EP The Romantic

Alyson Alonzo Sheds Light on Her Musical Roots and Her Debut EP The Romantic

It’s not exactly a surprise that Alyson Alonzo names Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald as some of her main musical influences. With a voice as big as the legends that inspired her, the 30-year-old, openly gay musician has become a well-known name in San Antonio’s indie-music circuit. From killing her set at Maverick Music Festival

Local Musician and Poet Lourdes Pérez Doesn’t Hold Back

Local Musician and Poet Lourdes Pérez Doesn’t Hold Back

It all started when she declared, “I have to sing” following a Mercedes Sosa concert at Bass Concert Hall in Austin in 1992. Lourdes Pérez, out poet, musician and activist, made the declaration to her now-wife and manager, Annette D’Armata. Now married for 27 years, they said they would give the music venture 100 percent

Idina Menzel on Touring, Motherhood and Transitioning from Broadway to Pop

Idina Menzel on Touring, Motherhood and Transitioning from Broadway to Pop

Idina Menzel rose to prominence in 1996 when she originated the role of Maureen in Jonathan Larson’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical RENT. She cemented her status as one of today’s preeminent Broadway actresses with further roles in Wicked (2003) and If/Then (2014). In 2013, Menzel hit the stratosphere voicing the role of Elsa the

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

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