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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

San Antonio Florist David Garcia’s No. 9 Shop Joins the Jigsaw Game

San Antonio Florist David Garcia’s No. 9 Shop Joins the Jigsaw Game

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Googling the words “puzzle” and “pandemic” these days returns headlines such as “People are Curbing Their Stay-at-Home Anxiety the Analog Way: With Puzzles” from CNN. Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal posted “Coronavirus Means Everyone Wants Jigsaw Puzzles. Good Luck Buying One.” An odd example of collective consciousness in

Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration

Organizers Replace Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Celebration

Pride San Antonio, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, announced on May 1 that both events, slated for June 27, will be replaced by a virtual celebration instead. A statement sent to Out In SA from James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride S.A. says, “The Board of Directors of Pride San

San Antonio Fashion Designer Leighton Whittington Selling Couture Face Masks for a Cause

San Antonio Fashion Designer Leighton Whittington Selling Couture Face Masks for a Cause

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With the pandemic making masks this season’s must-have accessory, it was inevitable that high-end versions of face coverings would enter the market. But local designer Leighton Whittington is putting a twist on the concept. Whittington’s Leighton W. Couture is now selling masks for $15-$20 online, as well as

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

With Fiesta San Antonio postponed until November, the organizers of Fiesta Cornyation are cooking up a special livestream fundraiser on April 23 for those who don’t want to wait until the fall to partake of what is billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta.” “Ruling as fake royalty means I can throw any damn

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