Author Archives: Marco Aquino

SAMA Exhibition Sheds Light on Ancient LGBT Icon

SAMA Exhibition Sheds Light on Ancient LGBT Icon

In antiquity, it was not uncommon for freeborn males to have sexual relationships with other males who were younger and of a lower status. Such was the case between the emperor Hadrian and his beloved Antinous, a young man believed to have been only 19 years old at the time of his death. Bringing to

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

The legend of the Wilis took hold within European society in the nineteenth century. The ghosts of young maidens deserted by lovers on their wedding night, the Wilis held a dangerous grudge against all men and were known for torturing them in the shadowy forests of the German Rhineland. Drawing from romantic era themes of exoticism and the supernatural, Giselle is the

Citywide ‘We Flamenco Fest’ Kicks Off with Fashion Show

The origins of the modern flamenco dress trace back nearly two centuries to Seville’s Feria de Abril, where gypsy women wore inexpensive calico dresses accentuated by layers of ruffles. As flamenco moved from the original gypsy communities and into Spain’s cafés cantantes in the second half of the 19th century, its costumes became more extravagant. Today, flamenco

26th Annual Run and Walk for AIDS Set for September 23

Launched in 1991 and now established as the city’s most significant HIV/AIDS fundraiser, the Run and Walk for AIDS celebrates the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS while raising much-needed funds for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation . Last year, organizers raised nearly $110,000 which goes towards SAAF’s client programs including free STD testing, a meals program, prevention education and specialty

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