Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Latin Rockers Enanitos Verdes Make a Rare Appearance in San Antonio on Friday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Since 1979, it only took Mendoza, Argentina’s Enanitos Verdes (“Little Green Dwarves”) two songs to become one of the most popular rock en español bands ever. Pop hymns “La Muralla Verde” (“The Green Wall”) and “Lamento Boliviano” (“Bolivian Lament”) will still be playing on Latin pop-rock radio and parties...

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Comedian Louie Anderson On Starting the Third Act of His Life

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Although considered by many to be at one of the high points of his 30-year-career as a stand-up comedian, Louie Anderson wouldn’t mind if journalists scrapped the word “resurgence” for something a bit more poetic. “This isn’t really a resurgence,” Anderson, 63, told the Current during a phone interview...

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Inspiring Books for Getting Through Hard Times

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:17 AM

Like a lot of writers I know, I spent the first month after the election of Donald Trump trying to dig myself out of the abyss into which I had fallen. For me, one of the ways to get inspired to resist an administration that wants to set back...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Gang’s Back Together For Another Dose of Trainspotting

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:15 PM

br> Poverty, narcotics, no future: the characters from Trainspotting (1996) seemed ill-fated to see Y2K, much less survive into the second decade of the new millennium. Yet here they are, worse for wear (or not), in the sequel, T2 Trainspotting. The original iteration of the film brought widespread notice to...

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Brain Candy Live Conjures a ‘Play Date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein’

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Despite the cringes it might elicit, scientific “edutainment” is at the core of Brain Candy Live — an impossibly cool and nerdy collaboration between niche celebrities and “everyday heroes” Adam Savage and Michael Stevens. Playing on the wits and smarts of Savage (a former MythBusters host who’s built models for...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Labor Leader Dolores Huerta to Speak in SA in Celebration of Women’s History Month Program

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center presents an evening with United Farm Workers co-founder and activist Dolores Huerta. Recognized for her work as a labor leader and farm workers’ rights advocate, Huerta’s fight for equality for women, workers and immigrants has cast her...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

A Condensed Guide to Sunday's CAM Open Studios Tour

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:30 AM

A favorite among the signatures of Contemporary Art Month, the CAM Open Studios tour offers the community an up-close-and-personal view of San Antonio creatives in work spaces as varied as the artists themselves. Presenting something of a Choose Your Own Adventure Sunday, the daylong, entirely free affair requires a bit...

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Former Roxy Music Frontman Bryan Ferry Takes the Tobin Stage Monday Night

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Bryan Ferry, best known for his role as lead vocalist and principal songwriter in the seminal glam rock group Roxy Music, rose to prominence in an era of rock music that was stranded between the gritty and flighty psychedelia of the 1960s and the disco music that ruled much...

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Spend Sunday Night Watching the Spurs Battle the Sacramento Kings

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 5:00 AM

By recently dealing mercurial forward DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans, the lowly Kings began the Buddy Hield era in Sacramento. A 6-foot-4-inch gunner from the Bahamas, Hield captivated college basketball, winning major individual accolades in his four seasons at Oklahoma. Although his game is still adapting to the speed...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Thu 3/16 “Becoming” San Antonio artist Jesse Amado presents his latest solo show, “Becoming,” smack dab in the middle of Contemporary Art Month. Continuing in the widely celebrated vein of his recent work, this new collection finds the consistently innovative and whimsically confounding artist playing with concepts as divergent as...

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