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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

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

Even After Recent Death of Owner, Bonham Exchange Holds Lasting Appeal

Even After Recent Death of Owner, Bonham Exchange Holds Lasting Appeal

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Jesse Cazares has been frequenting the Bonham Exchange since he was 18. It’s been his club of choice for great music, dancing and throwing back a few cocktails in the main video bar or out on the patio. He was drawn by storied gay nightclub’s openness and acceptance,

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

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

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.

LGBT Holiday Events Make San Antonio’s Season Brighter

LGBT Holiday Events Make San Antonio’s Season Brighter

There is no shortage of holiday cheer in San Antonio’s LGBT community with fundraisers, mixers and seasonal concerts. If you’re looking to hit the town to celebrate, the following list offers a bit something for everyone. December 8 – Concert: Once Upon a December The Pride San Antonio Showband presents its final concert of the

Ray Norris Is Tying a Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Live Oak Tree

Ray Norris Is Tying a Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Live Oak Tree

Jade Esteban Estrada interviews the artistic director of the Live Oak Singers. Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Ray Norris was 11 years old when he got on stage and sang his first solo. Dressed in a sequin jacket and accompanied by back-up singers, he sang “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak

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