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How to Get Ahead in Show Business: Kathy Griffin Tells All

How to Get Ahead in Show Business: Kathy Griffin Tells All

Originally published in the Orlando Weekly. Kathy Griffin has plenty to talk about. The diminutive redhead comedian has a tendency to dominate a conversation through sheer volume – meaning a measurement of quantity, not loudness – as we learned in a recent phone conversation. The conversation runs the gamut of news and entertainment topics, from

K.D. Lang to Mark 25th Anniversary of Landmark ‘Ingénue’ Album in Concert at the Majestic

K.D. Lang to Mark 25th Anniversary of Landmark ‘Ingénue’ Album in Concert at the Majestic

In 1992, K.D. Lang released Ingénue, an album unlike anything else on mainstream radio at the time. A stark departure from her previous alt-country albums, it would go on to cement her status as one of the greatest vocalists of her generation. Ingénue was a nod to the timeless work of George Gershwin and Kirk

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

In an effort to encourage more community members to get tested, Unify San Antonio is offering a a $10 gift card from the Male B Wear underwear shop to individuals who get an HIV test at their office between September 14 and 25. Those gift cards can then be spent at Male B Wear during

Comedian Paula Poundstone Headed to SA for Appearance at Empire Theatre

Comedian Paula Poundstone Headed to SA for Appearance at Empire Theatre

Comedian, author, actress, interviewer, and commentator Paula Poundstone brings her sharp wit and observational humor to San Antonio’s Charline McCombs Empire Theatre for a one-night gig on October 19. In addition to stand-up, Poundstone is a panelist on the National Public Radio quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She contributes commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning

Leighton W Debuts New Collection Following Paris Launch

Leighton W Debuts New Collection Following Paris Launch

Local fashion designer Leighton Whittington debuted his brand in Paris last spring but remains as proud as ever for the Alamo City to continue serving as his home base. He will premier his next collection, Collection Quatre, at a show at Brick at Blue Star on September 15. Boasting late 70s and early 80s influenced

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

San Antonio-based chanteuse Azul Barrientos will premier her new album, Nuestro Corazón!, at a concert on Sunday, September 16 at the Carver Center’s Jo Long Theater. Barrientos, who is from Mexico City, has been artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center since 2007 where her monthly Noche Azul concerts have showcased traditional Mexican music

Austin’s All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival Begins September 6

Austin’s All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival Begins September 6

Queer film aficionados will be burning rubber on IH-35 heading to Austin for the 31st annual All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (formerly known as the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival), which runs from September 6 to 9. Since its inception, aGLIFF has screened the best and most recent international, national and

Commentary: Is the Rainbow Crosswalk Worth the $30,000 Price Tag?

Commentary: Is the Rainbow Crosswalk Worth the $30,000 Price Tag?

Can we talk about the rainbow crosswalk now, please, and the $30,000 raised to paint it? I know with all my heart how joyous it was for those young, pride-inspired community minded artists who did all that work to get permission to brighten up our day with a rainbow. And the Express-News was all supportive

Ellen DeGeneres Wants to Meet Beto O’Rourke After He Defends Kneeling NFL Players

Ellen DeGeneres Wants to Meet Beto O’Rourke After He Defends Kneeling NFL Players

Famed talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is Beto O’Rourke’s newest supporter. On Tuesday, August 21, the quick-video news site NowThis shared a four-minute clip of the U.S. Senate candidate speaking about NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. When asked if kneeling was disrespectful, O’Rourke said, “I can think of nothing more American.” ‘I can

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