Arts & Culture

‘Disobedience’ is a Mature, Lesbian Narrative Exploring Conflict Between Free Will, Religious Obligation

‘Disobedience’ is a Mature, Lesbian Narrative Exploring Conflict Between Free Will, Religious Obligation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. After earning an Oscar this year for his compassionate foreign-language drama A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica), Chilean director Sebastián Lelio makes his American film debut with Disobedience, a seductive and mature love story between two women with ties to an Orthodox Jewish community in London. Esti Kuperman

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Shay Spence, front-woman and bassist for the NYC slacker rock band Vassals, will perform in San Antonio on May 31 at Lowcountry as part of the “Tiny Texas Tour,” promoting her first solo album titled, With Fangs. Spence will also appear in Austin at Dozen Street on May 29 and in her hometown of Corpus

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

Curious Twins Paranormal, which bills itself as San Antonio’s gay-owned, historic paranormal investigative and tour company, will be hosting a pop-up exhibit that might best be viewed on an empty stomach. “Death Eaters: A Gruesome History of Medical Cannibalism” will be presented on May 18 at Brick at Blue Star as part of the Spirit

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

The work of twelve LGBT artists from San Antonio will be featured in “We Are,” a group show that opens on May 17 at the Culture Commons Gallery. The show is being presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and curated by Sarah Castillo, the founder of Lady Base Gallery,

Photographer’s Archive Yields Trove of Historic Images of Selena in Concert

Photographer’s Archive Yields Trove of Historic Images of Selena in Concert

When San Antonio photographer Antonia Padilla decided to go through her archives late last year, she discovered negatives and contact sheets which contained images of pop singer Selena’s 1993 concert in Brownsville, Texas. At the time the photos were taken, Padilla was a photographer for the Brownsville Herald where she often was assigned to cover

Ada Vox: How a Singing Drag Queen from San Antonio Got America to Listen Up

Ada Vox: How a Singing Drag Queen from San Antonio Got America to Listen Up

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. To most American Idol viewers, the singing drag queen Ada Vox came out of nowhere to turn in one stunning prime-time performance after another. Vox grabbed our attention early on with an incandescent rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep,” and she didn’t let go. Vox followed up with her interpretation

Luther’s Cafe to Screen ‘Transpose’ Documentary

Luther’s Cafe to Screen ‘Transpose’ Documentary

Luther’s Cafe will host a screening of Transpose, a documentary that examines the challenges transgender people face as they go through their transition and seek to forge ahead with their new lives. The film is a project of Arttitude, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization which serves to unite the LGBT community “with the goal of inciting

MujerArtes Sale Comes Just in Time for Mother’s Day

MujerArtes Sale Comes Just in Time for Mother’s Day

The MujerArtes clay cooperative’s annual Mother’s Day sale and exhibit opens on Saturday, May 5 at the group’s Adobe Studio located in the heart of San Antonio’s Westside. The exhibit and sale will feature handmade artworks fashioned by the women of the cooperative who work under the guidance of experienced ceramicists. “This is the perfect

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Frates Seeligson, Director of Confluence Park

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Frates Seeligson, Director of Confluence Park

San Antonio’s Confluence Park opened on March 3. In this edition of the Chartreuse Couch series, Gene Elder interviews environmentalist Frates Seeligson, the director of Confluence Park. Gene: Frates, welcome, sit on the Chartreuse and feel the love. You are heading up a terrific San Antonio River improvement called Confluence Park and we want to

Ada Vox Is An Idol Even If She Isn’t America’s

Ada Vox Is An Idol Even If She Isn’t America’s

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. We’ve got some pretty mixed feelings over here, y’all. America voted. Unfortunately, they didn’t vote for Ada Vox to make it to the top seven on this season of American Idol. If you haven’t been keeping up with the singing drag queen from San Antonio Ada Vox, who’s

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