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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

Seven San Antonio LGBTQ-Identifying Acts You Should Pay Attention To

Seven San Antonio LGBTQ-Identifying Acts You Should Pay Attention To

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Just because an artist is gay, does that make their art gay? Not necessarily, but the acknowledgement of LGBTQ folk in art spaces is important for our LGBTQ community. As a rapper who happens to be gay, some of my songs discuss the LGBTQ experience and some don’t,

Music and Comedy to Highlight SA Pride Festival Entertainment Stage

Music and Comedy to Highlight SA Pride Festival Entertainment Stage

Organizers at Pride San Antonio have announced an all-star lineup of performers for the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival on June 30 in Crockett Park. Three of the acts on the slate are veterans of The Voice, NBC’s singing competition. Performers announced so far include: Angel Bonilla Earlier this year, Angel Bonilla became the first

Alaska Thunderfuck Will be Back in SA for Shows at Heat Nightclub

Alaska Thunderfuck Will be Back in SA for Shows at Heat Nightclub

Updated: May 31, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Recording artist and drag performer Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (Justin Andrew Honard) will be in San Antonio on June 16 and 17 for shows at the Heat Nightclub. Alaska grabbed her claim to fame as the runner up on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and winner of the

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