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The Omnipresence of Darian Thomas

The Omnipresence of Darian Thomas

So, first off, your hustle is crazy. Oh, thank you. It’s cool watching queer people in the music scene continue to work … to represent and do it well. I try [laughs]! Are you from here? Yeah, I was born and raised in San Antonio … I started at Clark and then my family moved,

Ron Casola, Founder of Live Oak Singers, Has Died

Ron Casola, Founder of Live Oak Singers, Has Died

Ron Casola, founder and artistic director of the Live Oak Singers, an LGBT and allies chorus, died on February 21 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Casola moved to San Antonio from Phoenix in 2013 to be near his family after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In an interview with Jade Esteban Estrada in the San Antonio

Out Country Singer Ty Herndon Coming to SA

Out Country Singer Ty Herndon Coming to SA

In the 1990’s Ty Herndon was country music royalty. After signing with Epic Records in 1995, his accomplishments included the number one country hits What Mattered Most, In This Moment, and It Must be Love. Having survived a series of controversies including an indecent exposure charge and drug rehabilitation, Herndon re-launched his career in 2010

Wayne Holtz Jumps into the Spotlight

Wayne Holtz Jumps into the Spotlight

I’d met Wayne Holtz the photographer, shooting indie bands at Limelight and Hi-Tones. And I’d met Wayne Holtz the fashionista, kicking it with the vogue troupe House of Kenzo. But I’d never met Wayne Holtz the “pop star,” until he descended on Paper Tiger this summer, captivating an unsuspecting crowd with baritone crooning and a

Arte y Pasión Bring Back ‘Flower in the Crossroads’

Arte y Pasión Bring Back ‘Flower in the Crossroads’

Premiered last November at Luminaria, Arte y Pasión’s original production Una Flor en el Cruce (A Flower in the Crossroads) returns with a trio of performances hosted by three distinct venues. Artistic director Tamara Adira leads an ever-evolving cast of dancers and musicians in a multidisciplinary performance juxtaposing flamenco with classical and modern dance. Since

Matt Alber on What He’s Most Thankful for This Holiday Season

Matt Alber on What He’s Most Thankful for This Holiday Season

On December 7, the Austin-based choral ensemble, Conspirare, will present a concert of holiday favorites at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Now in their 24th season, Conspirare’s programming blurs the line between pop, classical, and folk. Under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, this year’s concert will feature West Coast singer/songwriter Matt Alber and percussionist Thomas

Holiday Concert Marks Milestone for Live Oak Singers

Holiday Concert Marks Milestone for Live Oak Singers

When the Live Oak Singers take the stage for their holiday concert on December 10 and 11 it will represent a bittersweet milestone marking the retirement of the ensemble’s founder and first artistic director Ron Casola. Casola moved to San Antonio from Phoenix in 2014 to be near his family after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Drag King Revolt to Raise Funds for P.E.A.C.E. Initiative

Drag King Revolt to Raise Funds for P.E.A.C.E. Initiative

The drag community is one of many shades. For as long as drag queens have existed, drag kings have been perfecting the art of male impersonation. On December 3, the “zombois” of the popular dance group  Zombie Bazaar Panza Fusion will present the Drag King Revolt, an all drag king revue to be held at

Paper Tiger Hosts Holiday Edition of ‘Queers and Beers’

Paper Tiger Hosts Holiday Edition of ‘Queers and Beers’

On Dec 22, the Paper Tiger will play host to the third installment of Queers and Beers, “a big gay party” led by rapper Chris Conde and featuring performances by many of the city’s LGBT musicians. Earlier this year, the second installment of Queers and Beers, held on June 12 at La Botanica, served as

Woodlawn Theatre Presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Woodlawn Theatre Presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

This holiday season the Woodlawn Theatre presents the biblical saga of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed by William McCrary and Michelle Pietre Originally presented as a twenty minute “pop cantata” in 1968 for a private boy’s school performance, the musical would go on to become a popular production on Broadway. With music and

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