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Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Shay Spence, front-woman and bassist for the NYC slacker rock band Vassals, will perform in San Antonio on May 31 at Lowcountry as part of the “Tiny Texas Tour,” promoting her first solo album titled, With Fangs. Spence will also appear in Austin at Dozen Street on May 29 and in her hometown of Corpus

Ada Vox: How a Singing Drag Queen from San Antonio Got America to Listen Up

Ada Vox: How a Singing Drag Queen from San Antonio Got America to Listen Up

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. To most American Idol viewers, the singing drag queen Ada Vox came out of nowhere to turn in one stunning prime-time performance after another. Vox grabbed our attention early on with an incandescent rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep,” and she didn’t let go. Vox followed up with her interpretation

Ada Vox Is An Idol Even If She Isn’t America’s

Ada Vox Is An Idol Even If She Isn’t America’s

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. We’ve got some pretty mixed feelings over here, y’all. America voted. Unfortunately, they didn’t vote for Ada Vox to make it to the top seven on this season of American Idol. If you haven’t been keeping up with the singing drag queen from San Antonio Ada Vox, who’s

Will Ada Vox Make It to ‘American Idol’ Top 10?

Will Ada Vox Make It to ‘American Idol’ Top 10?

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Y’all. Our girl might win this whole damn thing. If you haven’t been keeping up with the current season of American Idol, you’re really missing out. Not only is the talent on this show actual talent this season, San Antonio’s singing drag queen Ada Vox is competing and,

SA’s Ada Vox Brings Katy Perry To Her Knees During Latest ‘American Idol’ Performance

SA’s Ada Vox Brings Katy Perry To Her Knees During Latest ‘American Idol’ Performance

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Now, maybe we’re just projecting this because Ada Vox is from San Antonio, but after seeing this singing drag queen slay last night on American Idol for the top 24 solos portion of the competition, we’re pretty sure she’s going to win this whole damn thing and become

Recording Artist Jennifer Knapp Comes to SA to Discuss: Can You Be Gay and Christian?

Recording Artist Jennifer Knapp Comes to SA to Discuss: Can You Be Gay and Christian?

Former Christian music recording artist Jennifer Knapp is coming to Madison Square Presbyterian Church on April 13 for Inside Out Faith, an event — part concert, part story telling — intended to break the cone of silence experienced by many LGBT people of faith. Knapp is a classically trained musician from Kansas who went on

SA Drag Queen Makes ‘American Idol’ Debut on Sunday

SA Drag Queen Makes ‘American Idol’ Debut on Sunday

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. On the heels of the season finale of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, San Antonio’s own singing drag queen Ada Vox has landed as a contestant on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. This isn’t exactly Vox’s first go-round with the show. After wowing celebrity

Randy Rainbow Brings His Satirical Songs of Resistance to SA

Randy Rainbow Brings His Satirical Songs of Resistance to SA

The election of Donald Trump as president has turned out to be a good thing for Randy Rainbow. “Every time something happens with this fakakta administration, there’s more material,” he told Mother Jones in an interview. For Rainbow (his real surname), resistance to “The Donald” takes the form of musical satires like “Desperate Cheeto,” set

Love Songs Take Spotlight at This Month’s ‘Noche Azul’

Love Songs Take Spotlight at This Month’s ‘Noche Azul’

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, singer Azul Barrientos is keeping the spirit of the day alive with her upcoming concert, Amorcito Corazón, slated for February 17 at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Every month since 2007, Barrientos’ Noche Azul concerts have showcased traditional Mexican music featuring a new theme with each concert, and

José Rubén De León Brings His ‘Bolero’ to Carver Center

José Rubén De León Brings His ‘Bolero’ to Carver Center

Actor-playwright-musician José Rubén De León will perform El Corazón del Bolero, his tribute to bolero composers, at the Carver Community Cultural Center on December 16 as part of the Little Carver Intimate Series. The performance is billed as a a tribute to male and female bolero composers from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico. De León

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