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Ray Norris Is Tying a Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Live Oak Tree

Ray Norris Is Tying a Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Live Oak Tree

Jade Esteban Estrada interviews the artistic director of the Live Oak Singers. Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Ray Norris was 11 years old when he got on stage and sang his first solo. Dressed in a sequin jacket and accompanied by back-up singers, he sang “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak

House Of Kenzo Is Throwing A Ball – And Wants You To Dress Up Like a ‘Snack’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Long before contemporary white pop stars began using 1980s QPOC culture to further their careers, there existed houses and balls where fierce drag queens would vogue against the confines of a patriarchal society. In the documentary Paris is Burning, Jennie Livingston chronicles mid-to-late 1980s ball culture in New

Most Influential 2015: Saakred

This past spring, 25-year-old artist and musician Saakred released a new album, a new look, and a new transgender identity. “When I shaved my head completely it was symbolic for a relationship that ended, but also because I’m done with this part of my life and ready to really be who I want to be.

New music, new identity: Saakred challenges the local music mold

On March 6, local artist, community activist, and musician Saakred will release a new album, Make Believe. For the 25-year-old performer, who recently came out as transgender, the new album is the culmination of three years of self-exploration and creative growth. Recorded this past January at Austin’s Ramble Creek recording studio, Make Believe is perhaps