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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

St. Anthony Hotel Announces ‘Rent’ Karaoke Competition

St. Anthony Hotel Announces ‘Rent’ Karaoke Competition

The St. Anthony Hotel has announced a one night only Rent 20th Anniversary Tour Karaoke Competition to be held Wednesday, March 1 in its famed Peacock Alley. The event is a chance to win two tickets to the Broadway classic which arrives at the Majestic Theatre on Friday night. Two winners will be chosen based

Julian P. Ledezma Unveils Drag Photography Show

Julian P. Ledezma Unveils Drag Photography Show

On Friday, February 24, photographer Juilan P. Ledezma will host his first art show in his new studio space at Woodlawn Pointe in the Decco District. Billed as Evoke the Reign: 10 Queens, the show will consist of Ledezma’s photography featuring local drag performers as well as performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ledezma’s work has

LGBT Chamber to Host Matchmaking Guru Tammy Shaklee

LGBT Chamber to Host Matchmaking Guru Tammy Shaklee

Gay matchmaking guru Tammy Shaklee will be in San Antonio to speak at the LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s pre-Valentine’s Day mixer at Rosario’s on Thursday, February 9. The topic of Shaklee’s remarks will be, “Courting and Networking for Business; Marrying the Principles and Techniques of Matchmaking to Your Business Life.” Shaklee is the founder of H4M, an offline,

Michael ‘Salem’ Gonzalez Lets His Freak Flag Fly

Michael ‘Salem’ Gonzalez Lets His Freak Flag Fly

Born and raised in San Antonio, Michael “Salem” Gonzalez grew up dancing flamenco and folkórico, building a strong foundation through “hardcore instruction” at the Guadalupe Dance Academy. After graduating from high school, he felt the urge to push himself beyond that comfort zone and, at the suggestion of a friend, auditioned for a burlesque troupe.

Meet The Juniors: Rising Drag Stars Harness the Power of Teamwork

Meet The Juniors: Rising Drag Stars Harness the Power of Teamwork

I meet them as boys on an evening a week before Christmas, at Bakery Lorraine. Louie Canales, who performs as Chyna Cravens, and Christian Paolo, aka Sephwhora (pronounced Sef-whore-ah) 51, are waiting for me at a table near the entrance. The third member of the drag queen girl group known as The Juniors is running

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

‘Drag Race’ Star Milk to Perform at Heat

‘Drag Race’ Star Milk to Perform at Heat

Growing up in Syracuse, New York, Daniel Donigan attended Catholic school and was an altar boy at his local church. It was a conventional upbringing for the unconventional personality who would go on to create the popular drag posse “The Dairy Queens” and branch out on his own as the hilariously campy Milk on season

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

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