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Public Theater of San Antonio’s Production of ‘Rent’ Opens This Weekend

Public Theater of San Antonio’s Production of ‘Rent’ Opens This Weekend

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Drummed up on the rooftop of a Greenwich Village apartment by playwrights Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson, the rock opera Rent famously took seven years to come to fruition but then swiftly accomplished what it set out to do: shake up a stagnating Broadway with a gritty reinvention

Azul Barrientos to be Joined by Aaron Prado for First ‘Noche Azul’ Concert of the Year

Azul Barrientos to be Joined by Aaron Prado for First ‘Noche Azul’ Concert of the Year

Azul Barrientos will present her first monthly Noche Azul concert of the year on January 26 at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center where she will be joined by jazz pianist Aaron Prado. Barrientos, who is from Mexico City, has been artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center since 2007 where her monthly Noche

Transgender Awareness Forum Scheduled in Advance of Premier of Opera ‘As One’

Transgender Awareness Forum Scheduled in Advance of Premier of Opera ‘As One’

Since its New York premiere in 2014, Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One has earned significant buzz while challenging the often-overstuffed confines of opera itself. Counted by Opera America as “the most produced new opera in North America” and dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the every(wo)man transgender opera,” it employs a minimalist cast

LGBTQ Groups Plan Show of Unity at San Antonio’s MLK March

LGBTQ Groups Plan Show of Unity at San Antonio’s MLK March

The leaders of PFLAG San Antonio and Fiesta Youth are extending an invitation to other LGBTQ groups to join a unified effort to march together at the Martin Luther King, Jr. March on January 21. “The struggle for equal rights for all, is far from over. Together we are stronger,” the invitation exclaims. Participants are

DreamWeek Celebrates Seventh Anniversary With Over 200 Events

DreamWeek Celebrates Seventh Anniversary With Over 200 Events

Now in its seventh year, the DreamWeek Summit, which this year takes place from January 11 to 26, is a series of events that focus on fostering “the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race.” The ultimate goal of DreamWeek is to advance “the voices of tolerance, equality and diversity.” Over

Alamo City Opera’s ‘As One’ Portrays Trans Woman’s Personal Journey

Alamo City Opera’s ‘As One’ Portrays Trans Woman’s Personal Journey

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Your New Year’s resolution probably did not involve more opera, and no one blames you for that. On the outside chance that you resolved generally to try new things or to become more cultured, the Texas premier of the chamber opera As One will be staged at the

‘Corporeal Narratives’ to Feature Queer-Identifying Dancers in Performance at Teatro Palo Alto

‘Corporeal Narratives’ to Feature Queer-Identifying Dancers in Performance at Teatro Palo Alto

Teatro Palo Alto is set to present the second production of it’s Guest Artists Series in dance with the presentation of Corporeal Narratives: An Intimate Evening of Dance on January 11 at the Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center. According to the press announcement, the performance will be unique in that it is a gathering

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

St. Sucia, the international Latina feminist zine that originated in San Antonio in 2014, will be celebrating the publication of its 14th and final issue on January 5 at Hitones. During the last four years, St. Sucia’s art director Isabel Ann Castro and editor Natasha Hernandez have distinguished themselves by creating a widely-praised publication with

Jade Esteban Estrada Premiers New One-Man Show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods’

Jade Esteban Estrada Premiers New One-Man Show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods’

San Antonio actor, playwright, director and choreographer Jade Esteban Estrada premiers a new, autobiographical, one-man show that highlights his childhood, his family, and a career that has taken him around the world. The production, titled A Sign from the Taco Gods, is being presented by the Overtime Theater and the TacoTown Theatre Company from December

LGBT Holiday Events Make San Antonio’s Season Brighter

LGBT Holiday Events Make San Antonio’s Season Brighter

There is no shortage of holiday cheer in San Antonio’s LGBT community with fundraisers, mixers and seasonal concerts. If you’re looking to hit the town to celebrate, the following list offers a bit something for everyone. December 8 – Concert: Once Upon a December The Pride San Antonio Showband presents its final concert of the

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