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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

Lady Gaga’s Austin Show Offered Message of ‘Hope, Endurance, Struggle and Pain’

Lady Gaga’s Austin Show Offered Message of ‘Hope, Endurance, Struggle and Pain’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. “You’ve had a tough year, Texas,” said Lady Gaga, midway through her performance at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin during her Joanne World Tour on the night of December 5. Mother Monster herself put on probably one of the most insane live shows I’ve ever seen in

Noche Azul Concert Looks Toward Evening Sky for Inspiration

Noche Azul Concert Looks Toward Evening Sky for Inspiration

The moon will serve as the inspiration for this month’s concert by Azul Barrientos at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center where the singer will present Noche Azul: La Luna on November 11. Every month since 2007, Barrientos’ performances have showcased traditional Mexican music featuring a new theme with each concert and, over time, embracing

‘Paradise City’ Set to Rock Josephine Theatre

‘Paradise City’ Set to Rock Josephine Theatre

On Friday, October 20, Paradise City: A Rock and Roll Fable will premiere at the Josephine Theatre. According to the Paradise City Rocks website, “The music tells the story of a dreamer named Jimmy as he and his band mates, The Heroes, seek to find their place in the world. When they arrive in Paradise

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

The legend of the Wilis took hold within European society in the nineteenth century. The ghosts of young maidens deserted by lovers on their wedding night, the Wilis held a dangerous grudge against all men and were known for torturing them in the shadowy forests of the German Rhineland. Drawing from romantic era themes of exoticism and the supernatural, Giselle is the

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