Arts & Culture

Fiesta Cornyation Returns with King Anchovy LIV Mindy Miller Hill

Fiesta Cornyation Returns with King Anchovy LIV Mindy Miller Hill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Since its unlikely birth at the Arneson River Theatre during A Night in Old San Antonio back in 1951 — when the first-ever King Anchovy ruled over the “Court of the Cracked Salad Bowl” — Cornyation has proven itself as many things: a riotous revue custom-crafted for woke

LGBTQ Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebrations

LGBTQ Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebrations

Now in its 128th year, Fiesta San Antonio is an annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year began on April 18. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade honoring the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one of

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

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Party Marks 5th Year

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Party Marks 5th Year

Fiesta Youth’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, will mark its fifth year on Saturday, April 20 at the Veranda in Castle Hills. This year’s party is the first to be held as an official event of Fiesta San Antonio. The masquerade-themed event will feature an open bar

Daniel Hinojos: On Struggling to Come Out as Gay and Finding His Calling in Fashion

Daniel Hinojos: On Struggling to Come Out as Gay and Finding His Calling in Fashion

Originally published in Profiles in Pride. From a young age, Daniel Hinojos knew he was attracted to boys. But being raised in conservative West Texas with a Southern Baptist minister as a father, coming out as gay didn’t seem like an option. After ‘praying the gay away’ didn’t work, he came to the conclusion that

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With clear eyes and an effortless smile, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña is looking back on his eight-year tenure without a single regret. As he approaches his final days in office, his administrative workspace is filled with memories and milestones commemorating his role as the neighborhood-hero-makes-good representative

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,

Fan Favorite Drag Queens Headed to San Antonio for ‘Hater’s Roast Shady Tour’

Fan Favorite Drag Queens Headed to San Antonio for ‘Hater’s Roast Shady Tour’

The Detroit-based production company known simply as Murray & Peter Present is behind the campy holiday revue A Drag Queen Christmas and the allegedly forthcoming Ultimate Drag Idol — a “gender-inclusive” RuPaul’s Drag Race alternative promising a $100,000 grand prize. Unleashed on the Aztec last year with a cast of 10 Drag Race contestants, the

Stars and Garters Burlesque Ready to ‘Shimmy and Shake’ in New Show

Stars and Garters Burlesque Ready to ‘Shimmy and Shake’ in New Show

Burlesque starlets to team with retro jazz act Ruby Alexander and the Bonafide Playboys. Originally published in the San Antonio Current. A provocative pioneer of the Alamo City’s burlesque revival, the all-female troupe Stars and Garters is in the midst of celebrating a full decade of “putting the bare in Bexar county.” Having scored top

SXSW Premiers Film That Tells Story of Young Trans Wrestler From Texas

SXSW Premiers Film That Tells Story of Young Trans Wrestler From Texas

A short documentary film about a transgender boy on the wrestling team at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas had its world premier on March 8 at the South by Southwest Conference and Festival in Austin. The film, Mack Wrestles, which was produced by ESPN Films, tells the story of Mack Beggs, who in 2017

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