Monday, July 24, 2017

Follow the Paper Trail: You'll Want to Catch this SA Print Fair in its Third Year

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:49 AM

Now in its third year, Paper Trail SA is a veritable wonderland for fans of unique printmaking and design, as well as those wishing to deck their walls or add to their art collection. Dedicated to contemporary works of art and design on paper, Paper Trail’s mission is to...

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Local Musician and Poet Lourdes Pérez Doesn’t Hold Back

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:44 AM

It all started when she declared, “I have to sing” following a Mercedes Sosa concert at Bass Concert Hall in Austin in 1992. Lourdes Pérez, out poet, musician and activist, made the declaration to her now-wife and manager, Annette D’Armata. Now married for 27 years, they said they would give...

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Idina Menzel on Touring, Motherhood and Transitioning from Broadway to Pop

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM

This story originally appeared in our sister paper, Out in SA. Idina Menzel rose to prominence in 1996 when she originated the role of Maureen in Jonathan Larson’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical RENT. She cemented her status as one of today’s preeminent Broadway actresses with further roles in Wicked...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Current is Looking for Interns for the Fall Semester

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 1:11 PM

The San Antonio Current is looking for an intern to join our editorial team to assist with writing, editing and digital projects. As an intern at the Current, there's no getting coffee, filing or making copies. Our interns spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing and most impertinently,...

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McNay Sets Fall Opening for Chuck Ramirez Retrospective

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

This story originally appeared in our sister paper, Out in SA. San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum announced this week that it will mount the first major retrospective featuring the work of renowned local artist Chuck Ramirez who died in 2010 in a bicycle accident. The exhibit, titled “All This and...

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Carver Library Acts as Home Base for a New Documentary Project Exploring Black History in SA

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 5:22 AM

The folks behind the film Message to the People: A Story of Malcolm X are calling San Antonians to be a part of their current project, “a new documentary film celebrating the contributions black people have made to the fabric of San Antonio.” At the Carver Branch Library, which will...

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The Briscoe Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy with Country Music, Barrel Racing and Cold Beer

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 5:10 AM

The cowboy is one of the most identifiable symbols of North America, with its roots in Mexico’s vaqueros who herd livestock on horseback. Vaquero traditions quickly spread across the South, and are now deeply instilled in the identity and culture of the United States. The National Day of the...

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Stars and Garters Burlesque Puts a Naughty Spin on 1960s-era Beach Party Films with ‘Babewatch!’

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Summed up simply by online authority IMDb as “a cadre of attractive lifeguards patrol a crowded recreational beach,” the ’90s-era guilty pleasure Baywatch boosted the careers of actor/singer/drunken hamburger-eater David Hasselhoff and actress/Playboy Playmate/PETA supporter Pamela Anderson ... but is arguably best remembered for its slow-motion, booby-bouncing running scenes. Evidenced...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Thu 7/20 - Sun 7/23 Anjelah Johnson Listen: If you saw A.J.’s name and got excited and you already know, quit reading this description and get yourself tickets RTFN, ’cause they’re selling out fast. If you need some extra context for why you might wanna pay for the privilege of...

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Gemini Ink Writers Conference Champions Transformation

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Gemini Ink’s Writers Conference may be in its second year now, but, with another full schedule of workshops, panels, readings and more slated for this weekend, there is certainly no sign of a sophomore slump. Since its founding in 1997, Gemini Ink, a literary organization whose work “honors and...

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