Author Archives: Murphi Cook

The Artist Foundation invites you to party like an elf

The Artist Foundation invites you to party like an elf

Elf Ball Thursday December 4, 7-11pm BRICK, Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star Tickets: $125 Over the past eight years, the Artist Foundation has mastered the art of giving directly to artists, awarding more than $500,000 in grants to San Antonio creatives. This December, the Artist Foundation tackles a new gift: holiday magic. Naughty

The AIDS Lady speaks

The AIDS Lady Speaks December 5, 2014, 6:30 pm Second Baptist Church Community Center, 3310 East Commerce Street Free Anna De Luna had two selves. There was the successful actress, popping up in shows all over San Antonio. And then there was the activist, educating San Antonio’s youth about HIV. These two selves become one

It’s Two Times the Fun with SOLI Tobin Debut and Double CD Release Party 

December 1, 7:30pm Tickets $25 ($10 for students) SOLI makes its debut as the Resident Ensemble of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with HEAR, a “virtual kaleidoscope of great contemporary chamber music.” With influences as far-reaching as India, Mexico, and the 1960s, HEAR transports audiences to whole new worlds with each work.

Business spotlight: Sustenio

Sustenio is so much more than a restaurant inside a hotel. Sustenio is a culinary experience with lodging attached. Celebrity chef Stephan Pyles (the man that put the southwest in southwest cuisine) collaborates with Executive Chef Mike Collins to create a menu “comprised of innovative, original new dishes with some reinventions of Texas classics,” with

Business spotlight: Custom Shop Guitars

Custom Shop Guitars offers San Antonio a unique boutique-shopping environment for musicians and collectors alike. This is not a big-box music shop–this is an experience where each customer is carefully paired with his ideal instrument. With a wide selection of exclusive brands, including Collings, Santa Cruz, Breedlove, Teye, and Fender Custom Shop, customers will find

Business spotlight: The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Everybody’s talking about the new Tobin. With 10 resident companies, including AtticRep, Opera San Antonio, the San Antonio Symphony, and Ballet San Antonio, educational-outreach opportunities, and space to support national acts, the Tobin offers San Antonio unparalleled access to the performing arts. The world-class venue promises to “once again become the pride of the River

Business spotlight: reVAMP

Tired of waking up to the same old stuff day after day? The only cure for that is reVAMP, San Antonio’s one stop shop for the freshening up your décor requires. Whether your taste lean to the industrial or the fluff, the fancy or the grunge, the big or the small, anything at all, the

Business spotlight: Copenhagen

Forty-five years ago, Erik Hansen and Tony Christensen started Copenhagen in Phoenix, Arizona, with the mission to bring “the best in European-style contemporary furniture to the U.S.” Six stores later, and Copenhagen is still a family business and the leader in contemporary furniture sales. Erik’s son Jen  shares the Copenhagen passion for clean design and

SA’s PechaKucha turns sweet 16

PechaKucha Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s Street.  November 18th  Doors open at 6:30  $5 donation at the door, or advanced tickets may be purchased here. The rules are simple: 20 slides, 20 seconds, talk about anything you want. PechaKucha nights have been popping up all over the world since 2003, when Astrid