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San Antonio designer Agosto Cuéllar to create Dia De Los Muertos altar at Ruby City

San Antonio designer Agosto Cuéllar to create Dia De Los Muertos altar at Ruby City

The Ruby City contemporary art center in San Antonio has commissioned local artist and designer Agosto Cuellar to create an altar in observance of this year’s Dia del los Muertos, which is observed on November 1. According to a Ruby City press release, Cuellar “will be honoring local artists and fashion designers using his signature

Beloved local designer Agosto Cuellar returns to retail with new Blue Star boutique

Beloved local designer Agosto Cuellar returns to retail with new Blue Star boutique

The last time we spoke to local designer Agosto Cuellar, he was between two milestones. First, he was selling off the final remnants of Jive Refried — the wildly creative Southtown vintage emporium he ran from 1999 to 2o11 — as part of a 20th anniversary exhibition at Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery. Second,

Kiki with Akasha: San Antonio dancer Antonio Padron dishes about his turn on HBO’s ‘Legendary’

Kiki with Akasha: San Antonio dancer Antonio Padron dishes about his turn on HBO’s ‘Legendary’

Jennie Livingston’s cult documentary Paris Is Burning and — like it or not — the music video for Madonna’s derivative anthem “Vogue” will forever pop up in conversations about ballroom culture. But as famed critic Guy Trebay pointed out in a 2000 Village Voice story dubbed “Legends of the Ball,” those two 1990 works are

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

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

Yara Sofia to Judge San Antonio’s ‘Drag Me to Fame’ Competition

Yara Sofia to Judge San Antonio’s ‘Drag Me to Fame’ Competition

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With an origin story not unlike that of fellow Puerto Rican drag star Jessica Wild (who performs in San Antonio on March 6), Yara Sofia rose through the ranks of San Juan’s LGBT nightlife scene, perfecting her craft in famed clubs like Krash and eventually landing on RuPaul’s

Emmy-Nominated ‘Drag Race’ Star Raven Brings Her Dramatic Act to San Antonio

Emmy-Nominated ‘Drag Race’ Star Raven Brings Her Dramatic Act to San Antonio

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. A California native of Russian descent, David Petruschin is admittedly fond of “winged creatures.” As a go-go boy on the SoCal club scene, he dubbed himself Phoenix before developing the drag persona Raven. Arriving on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race back in 2010, the professional makeup

Texas-Bred Dragon Lady Tiamat Medusa Takes Body Modification to the Extreme

Texas-Bred Dragon Lady Tiamat Medusa Takes Body Modification to the Extreme

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. On a late-night YouTube binge, I unexpectedly met Tiamat Medusa, a trans woman from Bruni, Texas, who’s shed her human skin to become a dragon. But it wasn’t the tattooed scales that cover her face and body or the reptilian horns implanted in her head that inspired me

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