Arts & Culture

Drag Queens, Dancers, Musicians and Aerial Artists on Tap for Emerald Ball Fundraiser

Drag Queens, Dancers, Musicians and Aerial Artists on Tap for Emerald Ball Fundraiser

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. If you keep up with the slideshows we post on our website, you’ve undoubtedly come across the work of Julián P. Ledezma, a tireless photographer who closely follows San Antonio’s wide-ranging drag scene. Beyond the many late nights he spends shooting entertainers and partyers on the Main Avenue

San Antonio Opera Impressario Mark Richter has Died

San Antonio Opera Impressario Mark Richter has Died

Mark Richter, the founding artistic director of the Alamo City Opera, died on April 28 at the age of 51. Over the course of his career, Richter produced over 100 operatic productions in San Antonio. During his life he led the Pocket Opera, the Lyric Opera of San Antonio, the Opera Piccola and the Alamo

Gene Elder, San Antonio Artist, Writer and Activist, is Dead at 69

Gene Elder, San Antonio Artist, Writer and Activist, is Dead at 69

San Antonio artist Gene Elder who had a long career as an artist, writer, activist and most recently as the archivist at the Happy Foundation, died on April 28 at the age of 69 after a months-long battle with cancer. Elder revealed his cancer diagnosis to his friends in an email last September and kept

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will be in San Antonio for Screening of ‘Milk’

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will be in San Antonio for Screening of ‘Milk’

Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award winning screenwriter of Milk, will be in San Antonio on May 6 for a special showing of the movie and the launch of his new book, Mama’s Boy. Milk chronicles the story of of San Francisco gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, the first openly LGBTQ person to

Fiesta Cornyation Returns with King Anchovy LIV Mindy Miller Hill

Fiesta Cornyation Returns with King Anchovy LIV Mindy Miller Hill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Since its unlikely birth at the Arneson River Theatre during A Night in Old San Antonio back in 1951 — when the first-ever King Anchovy ruled over the “Court of the Cracked Salad Bowl” — Cornyation has proven itself as many things: a riotous revue custom-crafted for woke

LGBTQ Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebrations

LGBTQ Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebrations

Now in its 128th year, Fiesta San Antonio is an annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year began on April 18. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade honoring the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of

Catching up with Singing Sensation and Webb Party Headliner Ada Vox

Catching up with Singing Sensation and Webb Party Headliner Ada Vox

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. After slaying her way into the top eight of last year’s American Idol, homegrown San Antonio singing sensation Ada Vox is returning for a performance at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s Webb Party on Friday, April 19. If you somehow were living under a rock last year, let’s

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Party Marks 5th Year

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Party Marks 5th Year

Fiesta Youth’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, will mark its fifth year on Saturday, April 20 at the Veranda in Castle Hills. This year’s party is the first to be held as an official event of Fiesta San Antonio. The masquerade-themed event will feature an open bar

Daniel Hinojos: On Struggling to Come Out as Gay and Finding His Calling in Fashion

Daniel Hinojos: On Struggling to Come Out as Gay and Finding His Calling in Fashion

Originally published in Profiles in Pride. From a young age, Daniel Hinojos knew he was attracted to boys. But being raised in conservative West Texas with a Southern Baptist minister as a father, coming out as gay didn’t seem like an option. After ‘praying the gay away’ didn’t work, he came to the conclusion that

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With clear eyes and an effortless smile, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña is looking back on his eight-year tenure without a single regret. As he approaches his final days in office, his administrative workspace is filled with memories and milestones commemorating his role as the neighborhood-hero-makes-good representative

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