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San Antonio’s Ada Vox comes in second in finale of singing drag queen show ‘Queen of the Universe’

San Antonio’s Ada Vox comes in second in finale of singing drag queen show ‘Queen of the Universe’

San Antonio’s Ada Vox made it to the finale of her latest TV singing competition, but another contestant took home the coveted crown. On Thursday night, Vox came in second to Brazil’s Grag Queen, who took home $250,000 for winning the first season of Queen of the Universe, Paramount Plus’ drag queen singing competition series,

San Antonio singing drag queen Ada Vox powers her way into the Queen of the Universe finale

San Antonio singing drag queen Ada Vox powers her way into the Queen of the Universe finale

San Antonio’s Ada Vox has belted her way into the finals for Queen of the Universe, the new Paramount+ singing competition show for drag performers. Vox’s powerful performance of Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” earned her a spot on the season finale of the RuPaul-produced show, where she’ll compete against Aria B. Cassadine of Atlanta

Idol Breaker: Singing San Antonio drag performer Ada Vox makes the jump to new reality series

Idol Breaker: Singing San Antonio drag performer Ada Vox makes the jump to new reality series

Ada Vox, the drag queen who grabbed the national spotlight by finishing in the top eight on the 2018 season of American Idol, is back. First, she’s back in her native San Antonio. Following her break on Idol, the South San High School grad relocated to Hollywood to build on her career, but the tough

Queer San Antonio rapper Chris Conde releases new video from ‘Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay’ album

Queer San Antonio rapper Chris Conde releases new video from ‘Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay’ album

San Antonio queer rapper Chris Conde (them, they) has released a new video from their latest album, Engulfed In The Marvellous Decay. Conde, who now lives in Austin, was previously the music editor for the San Antonio Current and a regular performer at local clubs. The new video of the single, “Summertime Heat,” premiered nationally

Lance Bass of *NYSNC to headline local area concert with LFO, O-Town and Ryan Cabrera

Lance Bass of *NYSNC to headline local area concert with LFO, O-Town and Ryan Cabrera

If the names LFO and O-Town ring a bell, it’s time for a retinol cream and some special attention to this music news. The Pop 2000 Tour featuring *NSYNC member Lance Bass, boy bands LFO and O-Town and acoustic musician Ryan Cabrera is headed to San Antonio-area water sports venue Texas Ski Ranch this fall.

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

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.

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

After an internationally successful live-streamed launch in March, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s monthly Noche Azul concert series is back for another virtual entry. This Saturday, April 18, Esperanza artist-in-residence Azul Barrientos will give an intimate café-style performance alongside percussionist Nina Rodriguez and cellist Emilio Alvarez, which will livestream on Facebook and YouTube for

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

In an effort to continue offering it’s monthly Noche Azul de Esperanza concert and staying within local coronavirus guidelines, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center announced it will stream its March 21 event on Facebook. The promotional announcements for this month’s concert said it was being streamed “out of an abundance of caution and deep

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