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Iconic Singing-Songwriting Duo Indigo Girls to Play San Antonio in 2019

Iconic Singing-Songwriting Duo Indigo Girls to Play San Antonio in 2019

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls make their way to San Antonio

Rami Malek Anchors ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with Oscar-Worthy Performance

Rami Malek Anchors ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with Oscar-Worthy Performance

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. From a cinematic standpoint, there is something deeply fulfilling about witnessing the creation of a song — from the seedling of an idea inside a musician’s head to the concept taking shape to form the perfect harmony or poetry or beat. Whether it’s in a makeshift studio in

Noche Azul Concert to Highlight Music of Romani Culture

Noche Azul Concert to Highlight Music of Romani Culture

Fresh from her appearance at the Carver Center where she premiered her new album, singer Azul Barrientos will grace the stage of the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center on October 20 with a concert titled, “Caravana Gitana” (Gypsy Caravan) featuring music of the Romani culture. The Romani, often referred to as Gypsies, have their origins

Music and Romance Hit Emotional High Notes in ‘A Star Is Born’

Music and Romance Hit Emotional High Notes in ‘A Star Is Born’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Three-time Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) makes a mostly convincing, albeit imperfect, directorial debut with A Star Is Born, the third reimagining of the film since the original version hit the silver screen more than 80 years ago. In this newest reiteration, six-time Grammy-award-winning singer Lady

Of Proper Bars, Dissident Noise, and Righteous Representation: Queers & Beers 4 Does it Right

Of Proper Bars, Dissident Noise, and Righteous Representation: Queers & Beers 4 Does it Right

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Queers & Beers is a roving, irregularly occurring, independent music event that exists to promote community and visibility for LGBTQ acts across genres. Furthermore, it aims to combat rampant stigmas surrounding the (sadly) widespread perception that music by members of the LGBTQ community all sounds one particular way.

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

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

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Known to be “large and in charge,” Latrice “mutha fuckin” Royale is one queen you don’t wanna mess with. As evidenced by her extended stay in a Florida jail back in 2007, the season four RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant will cut a bitch. Don’t let her intimidating figure

Documentary ‘Kiki’ Explores Issues LGBT Youth of Color Face, Screening in SA

Documentary ‘Kiki’ Explores Issues LGBT Youth of Color Face, Screening in SA

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s tough to find a review of Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö’s 2016 documentary Kiki that doesn’t reference Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 film Paris Is Burning. The New York Times went so far as to call Kiki “a spiritual descendant of Ms. Livingston’s film.” Co-written by Jordenö and Twiggy

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