Friday, June 23, 2017

Marisela Barrera Experiments with Language and Space in Second Installment of 'Tejana Trilogy'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:24 PM

If there were a Chicano version of Tinder, Ruby Red would be the first to admit that she’s swiped right a little too often. She’s the mujer who’s dated too many men and in all her years, has had a little too much fun. And in “Ruby Reds, Big...

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TPR’s Cinema Tuesdays Series Continues with ‘Redes’ — a 1936 Anomaly Driven by Captivating Images and Classical Music

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 5:00 AM

It’s not often that a classic film is better remembered for its cinematography and score than its plot and acting, but such is the case with Redes — a 1936 anomaly that rallied the talents of iconic American photographer Paul Strand, Austrian-born director/future Oscar winner Fred Zinnemann and noted Mexican composer...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Azul Barrientos Draws Inspiration from Mexican Icon Mario Moreno for ‘Noche Azul: Cantinflas’

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

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is a true San Antonio staple, hosting a variety of events advocating cultural diversity and the arts, and tackling social justice issues since 1987. The center’s strong, historically feminist background has paved the way for local artists and musicians like cherished local singer-songwriter Azul...

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Centro Cultural Aztlan Kicks Off its 40th Year on Sunday with 'El Gran Día de Los Artistas'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Since its formation in June of 1977 at the hands of organizers “active in the Chicano movement and eager to extend its message of pride and empowerment,” Centro Cultural Aztlan has cemented itself as a steadfast pioneer of the Alamo City’s artistic communities — celebrating established, emerging and student artists...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Comedian, DreamWeek Founder to Address 'Social Consciousness' at the McNay's Mash-Up

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:51 PM

The McNay Art Museum is hosting a series of interactive community events that attempt to encourage social consciousness, strength and transparency. During this month's installment of the Mash-Up: Community in Conversation on June 22, President of DreamWeek Shokare Nakpodia and stand-up comedian and author Sarah Fisch will discuss their expertise...

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Savage Love: Mixed Messages

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Q: I’m gay and married. My husband regularly messes around with this one guy who treats me like I’m a cuckold. He will send me a pic of my husband sucking his cock, for example, and a text message meant to degrade me. But I’m not a cuckold and I...

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10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:25 AM

Thu 6/22 “Puente*Bridge” A creative response to “a time when borders seem more like barriers,” Cinnabar’s “Puente*Bridge” marks a collaboration with San Antonio-based  artist Ernesto Ibañez and his Arte International, an agency designed to connect Latin American artists with U.S. galleries and corporate buyers. Aiming to “build a bridge...

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San Antonio Public Library Observes LGBT Pride Month with Screenings of PBS Documentary 'Growing Up Trans'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:15 AM

Growing Up Trans, a Frontline PBS documentary, educates viewers on the process, difficulty and overall happiness of eight families’ experiences through the transitioning of the children, specifically. Rather than analyzing and addressing the way adults navigate their way through the transitioning process, the filmmakers go back farther into the formative...

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Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp Concert Showcases the Genre's Rising Stars

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:10 AM

Ah ... Summer Camp. A delightful fusion of art and culture, finesse and melodrama, skill and passion. Not the Summer Camp you were recalling? Well, at the Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Camp, you’ll find these things and more in great measure. Featuring award-winning vocalists from San Antonio’s annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza,...

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The Briscoe Offers a Rare Look at George Catlin’s 'North American Indian Portfolio'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:07 AM

While the rest of 19th-century Americans battled conflicting emotions of awe and fear toward the Native American populations whose lands they were stealing, George Catlin became the first American to depict the indigenous  tribes. The author and painter lived among the Mandan, Sioux, Blackfeet, Crow and other tribes in the...

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