Thursday, April 2, 2020

Texas' Sherwood Forest Faire Bringing the Renaissance Festival to Our Living Rooms via YouTube

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 10:29 AM

Hear ye, hear ye! Anyone looking to get medieval while stuck in quarantine need look no further than Sherwood Forest Faire. After the pandemic forced the popular renaissance faire that takes place in McDade, Texas, each spring to close its grounds, organizers converted the fest into an online affair....

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KSAT, The Hill Fall for San Antonio Zoo's April Fools' Day Elephant Prank

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Chalk one up to the San Antonio Zoo. Both local and national news outlets got taken in by its April Fool's Day joke. Unlike some publications we know, local TV outlet KSAT and national political site The Hill were briefly bamboozled by the zoo's fake press release, which announced that...

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Game On! Board and Video Games from San Antonio Makers

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Public health experts and city officials are warning everyone to limit person-to-person contact as much as possible to slow the rate of COVID-19’s relentless spread. But all that time alone doesn’t need to be so lonely. Online services such as Discord and Google Hangouts offer free and easy ways...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

San Antonio Zoo Pretends to Take Elephants To Brackenridge Park as April Fools' Day Prank

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Just because a pandemic's on doesn't mean we can't have a bit of April Fools' Day fun. In honor of the occasion, the San Antonio Zoo shared a news release and social media posts saying it had taken its elephants on a walkabout, throwing caution and quarantine to the wind, and let...

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Two San Antonio Spurs Among the Few Players Not Facing Pay Cuts After Coronavirus Halts NBA Season

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Looks like the San Antonio Spurs' Dejounte Murray and Trey Lyles are among the handful of NBA players who aren't sweating a drastic pay cut from the league's coronavirus-forced shutdown. The New York Times' Marc Stein reports the NBA paychecks issued Wednesday could be the last for a while. It's unclear when,...

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San Antonio Symphony Releases Virtual Performance on YouTube

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 12:43 PM

The San Antonio Symphony has a gift for those of us missing the beauty of its orchestral stylings. With concerts canceled and its musicians stuck at home along with the rest of the Alamo City, the ensemble joined in on the latest trend among musicians: virtual performances. On Tuesday,...

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Deadline for San Antonio's Corona Art Relief Program Moved Up Due to Overwhelming Response

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM

The fund launched last week by the Luminaria Foundation and San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture to offer relief for local artists has yielded an overwhelming response. So overwhelming, in fact, that the flood of applications forced organizers to move the deadline up from April 14 to this Friday, April 3. Fortunately,...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

San Antonio's Kaleb Perez to Compete on Upcoming Episode of American Ninja Warrior Jr.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 12:29 PM

TV viewers will get to watch a nimble San Antonio kid make his bid for American Ninja Warrior fame this week. SA's Kaleb Perez will be featured on the next episode of the kid-themed spinoff of the obstacle course game show, which airs Friday at 5 p.m. American Ninja Warrior...

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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Spotted Using H-E-B and Central Market Coffee Creamer

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 12:14 PM

The nation is catching on to what San Antonians have known for ages — that H-E-B is the bomb. And celebs are getting in on the action too. While the cast of feel-good Netflix series Queer Eye shelters in place in Austin, where they were filming the latest season of...

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San Antonio Artist Tries to Quash Social Media Panic With New Pandemic-Themed Illustration

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 9:51 AM

San Antonio graphic artist — and frequent Current cover illustrator — Ray "Tattooed Boy" Scarborough has a message for anyone caught up in pandemic panic: "Don't ever give up hope." As the Alamo City shelters in place to try to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections, we've had plenty...

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