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Trans Latina actress Zoey Luna casts spooky spells in ‘The Craft: Legacy’

Trans Latina actress Zoey Luna casts spooky spells in ‘The Craft: Legacy’

Twenty-four years after the original supernatural teen flick The Craft hit theaters and inspired “weirdo” girls everywhere to try levitating pencils in class, a new generation of witchy young women are stepping up to show off their sorcery skills in The Craft: Legacy. The sequel follows four new witches who come together to experiment with

Public Theater Launches Virtual Season with Rick Sanchez in One-Man Show ‘Buyer and Cellar’

Public Theater Launches Virtual Season with Rick Sanchez in One-Man Show ‘Buyer and Cellar’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The Public Theater of San Antonio is starting its 2020-2021 season on a lighthearted note with Jonathan Tollins’ one-man comedy Buyer and Cellar. It is the first in a COVID-safe lineup of one-person plays the theatre will produce for live virtual viewing. The comedy follows a struggling LA

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

LGBTQ Community Organizations Participating in the ‘Big Give’

Six organizations with links to San Antonio’s LGBTQ community are participating in the Big Give, a 24-hour day of online fundraising during which over 600 nonprofits from throughout South Central Texas make an appeal to potential donors. Since 2014, 150,000 donors have given nearly $15 million dollars to over 2,000 nonprofits via the Big Give,

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Emmy-Winning Gay Actor and Filmmaker Ash Christian, from Paris, Texas, Dies at 35

Paris, Texas-born actor, producer, and filmmaker, Ash Christian, died in his sleep on August 13 during a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Christian began creating short films at the age of 14. Within two years, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded Cranium Entertainment. At the time of his death, he had worked on

South Texas Queer Powerhouses more eaze and claire rousay Debut New Imprint and Recording

South Texas Queer Powerhouses more eaze and claire rousay Debut New Imprint and Recording

Hello world — the new computer girls are here to make their mark. Last week, experimental electronic musicians claire rousay and mari maurice — who perform under the moniker more eaze — debuted a brand new imprint, new computer girls ltd., along with the glitch-pop album </3. (The lack of capital letters in all of

Esperanza Center’s Streaming Concert Series Continues with ‘Noche Azul Sabor de Mexico’

Esperanza Center’s Streaming Concert Series Continues with ‘Noche Azul Sabor de Mexico’

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center continues its monthly “Noche Azul” concert series on Sunday afternoon, July 19 featuring singer Azul Barrientos. “Flowing with the spirit of change, I decided to have a new version of ‘Noche Azul’ during this pandemic that will be different from any other ‘Noche Azul’ I’ve ever done,” Barrientos says

Documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ on Beloved Astrologer Walter Mercado to Debut on Netflix

Documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ on Beloved Astrologer Walter Mercado to Debut on Netflix

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. If you grew up watching late Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado entertain viewers on Univision, you’ll want to make sure you have a Netflix membership by Friday, July 10. The flamboyant, legendary TV personality will be featured in the new documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter

San Antonio Gay, Black Filmmaker Cedric Thomas Smith Speaks To the Human Experience

San Antonio Gay, Black Filmmaker Cedric Thomas Smith Speaks To the Human Experience

San Antonio-based filmmaker Cedric Thomas Smith thought he wanted to be an actor when he graduated from Judson High School in 1991 and relocated to San Francisco. “I told myself I was going to move to California to be the next Tom Cruise,” said Smith, now 46. “But Will Smith beat me to it.” Along

Young, Gifted and Gay: Queer Rapper BabiBoi’s Confident and Club-Ready Sound

Young, Gifted and Gay: Queer Rapper BabiBoi’s Confident and Club-Ready Sound

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. On a hot July night two years ago, bass frequencies rattled the walls of the Gallery — a former male strip club remade into a music venue — as it held the first of many crowded parties that became a North St. Mary’s Street oasis for LGBTQ-identifying youths.

Texas-Born Playwright Del Shores to Stream Benefit Reading of ‘Sordid Lives’ with Leslie Jordan

Texas-Born Playwright Del Shores to Stream Benefit Reading of ‘Sordid Lives’ with Leslie Jordan

Playwright Del Shores, executive director of the Del Shores Foundation, and the organization’s program director, Emerson Collins, are co-hosting a one-night only benefit reading of Shores’ play, “Sordid Lives” on May 31. The reading will feature much of the original cast including Leslie Jordan. The free live stream reading and an accompanying auction of “Sordid

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