Arts & Culture

Gay San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Earns Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Gay San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Earns Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The Joan Mitchell Foundation recently announced the 2018 recipients of its Painters and Sculptors grants, and this year’s list includes none other than Jose Villalobos of San Antonio, the lone Texas artist to receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds. San Antonio artists who’ve previously received the grant include Ruth

Azul Barrientos to be Joined by Aaron Prado for First ‘Noche Azul’ Concert of the Year

Azul Barrientos to be Joined by Aaron Prado for First ‘Noche Azul’ Concert of the Year

Azul Barrientos will present her first monthly Noche Azul concert of the year on January 26 at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center where she will be joined by jazz pianist Aaron Prado. Barrientos, who is from Mexico City, has been artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center since 2007 where her monthly Noche

Alamo City Opera’s ‘As One’ Will Dispel Every Misconception You Have About Opera

Alamo City Opera’s ‘As One’ Will Dispel Every Misconception You Have About Opera

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Starring Liz Bouk and Jose Rubio, the contemporary opera As One tells the story of Hannah Before and Hannah After, the sole protagonist on her journey of self-realization and transition. Since its premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014, the 75-minute chamber opera has become one

Transgender Awareness Forum Scheduled in Advance of Premier of Opera ‘As One’

Transgender Awareness Forum Scheduled in Advance of Premier of Opera ‘As One’

Since its New York premiere in 2014, Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One has earned significant buzz while challenging the often-overstuffed confines of opera itself. Counted by Opera America as “the most produced new opera in North America” and dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the every(wo)man transgender opera,” it employs a minimalist cast

DreamWeek Celebrates Seventh Anniversary With Over 200 Events

DreamWeek Celebrates Seventh Anniversary With Over 200 Events

Now in its seventh year, the DreamWeek Summit, which this year takes place from January 11 to 26, is a series of events that focus on fostering “the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race.” The ultimate goal of DreamWeek is to advance “the voices of tolerance, equality and diversity.” Over

Alamo City Opera’s ‘As One’ Portrays Trans Woman’s Personal Journey

Alamo City Opera’s ‘As One’ Portrays Trans Woman’s Personal Journey

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Your New Year’s resolution probably did not involve more opera, and no one blames you for that. On the outside chance that you resolved generally to try new things or to become more cultured, the Texas premier of the chamber opera As One will be staged at the

‘Corporeal Narratives’ to Feature Queer-Identifying Dancers in Performance at Teatro Palo Alto

‘Corporeal Narratives’ to Feature Queer-Identifying Dancers in Performance at Teatro Palo Alto

Teatro Palo Alto is set to present the second production of it’s Guest Artists Series in dance with the presentation of Corporeal Narratives: An Intimate Evening of Dance on January 11 at the Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center. According to the press announcement, the performance will be unique in that it is a gathering

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

St. Sucia, the international Latina feminist zine that originated in San Antonio in 2014, will be celebrating the publication of its 14th and final issue on January 5 at Hitones. During the last four years, St. Sucia’s art director Isabel Ann Castro and editor Natasha Hernandez have distinguished themselves by creating a widely-praised publication with

Jade Esteban Estrada Premiers New One-Man Show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods’

Jade Esteban Estrada Premiers New One-Man Show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods’

San Antonio actor, playwright, director and choreographer Jade Esteban Estrada premiers a new, autobiographical, one-man show that highlights his childhood, his family, and a career that has taken him around the world. The production, titled A Sign from the Taco Gods, is being presented by the Overtime Theater and the TacoTown Theatre Company from December

Elton John Delivers Timeless Performance at AT&T Center

Elton John Delivers Timeless Performance at AT&T Center

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Being 32 years old, it’s hard to imagine touring for 50 years like Elton John mentioned last night at his performance at the AT&T Center. It’s even harder to imagine the kind of life experiences the Englishman has had as he continues to shine radiantly into the world.

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