Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Free Will Astrology (6/21/17-6/26/17)

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:00 AM

ARIES (March 21-April 19): There are places in the oceans where the sea floor cracks open and spreads apart from volcanic activity. This allows geothermally heated water to vent out from deep inside the earth. Scientists explored such a place in the otherwise frigid waters around Antarctica. They were...

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SAMA’s Eclectic Family Flicks Series Continues with Brazilian Oscar-winner ‘Boy and the World’

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo), the Academy Award-winning (Best Animated Feature, 2013) work of Brazilian writer/director Alê Abreu and  company, is a visually stunning film that says a great deal by saying very little. Literally. The film has very little dialogue, and what dialogue it...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

‘Daydreams and Other Monsters’ Finds Humor in Dark Places’

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM

“Daydreams and Other Monsters,” the latest exhibition to come from UTSA’s Art and Art History Department, offers a pleasing introduction into the worlds of four artists whose work incorporates elements of the surreal and fantastical. Guest curated by Alana Coates, a 2012 graduate of the department’s Master of Arts...

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Bring Your Inner Seed-Spitter to Luling’s Wonderfully Quirky Watermelon Thump

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 5:25 AM

Coming in at number two on “Motel 6’s Top Six Quirkiest Summer Festivals of 2017,” the beloved Luling Watermelon Thump is a unique summer festival that might just bring the seed-spitter out of you. Occurring every last weekend in June since 1954, the watermelon jubilee features a four-day carnival, watermelon...

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Collaborative New Exhibition Aims to Build Bridges Between Art Communities in Texas and Mexico

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 5:15 AM

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 between the art community...

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Rising Local Stand-up Comic Gabriela Tijerina Steps into the Spotlight

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Having trained at revered New York City comedy venues like the Comedy Cellar and Upright Citizens Brigade, Gabriela Tijerina has recently been making waves in San Antonio’s comedy scene. A native of Laredo, Tijerina has shared the stage with major acts (including Jesse Joyce and Sam Morril) and this year...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Local Favorite Anthony 'The Poet' Flores to Emcee Wednesday's 'MetaDada' Poetry Reading

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 4:45 PM

While the First World War is often overlooked as an ideological conflict, one of many fronts of ideological combat during the Great War was Dadaism, a counter-culture art movement with roots in Zürich. The origins of “Dada” are disputed; Tristan Tzara, one founder and leader of the movement, explains...

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Alamo Drafthouse Is Bringing 'Jaws' Back to the Big Screen for Fourth of July Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Planning a trip down to Port A or South Padre Island for the Fourth of July? Alamo Drafthouse might have you rethinking those beach vacation plans with a special screening of the 1975 movie Jaws. The classic summer flick, directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Briscoe’s Women of the West Film Series Continues Tuesday with the 1965 Spoof ‘Cat Ballou’

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Smartly summed up by Turner Classic Movies as a playful pastiche of “familiar motifs such as shootouts, train robberies, posses in pursuit, and frontier romance,” director Elliot Silverstein’s Cat Ballou stands out as a slightly dark  satire of the entire Western genre. Based on Roy Chanslor’s novel The Ballad...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays Revisits 10 Oscar Shorts

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 1:33 PM

If colossal blockbusters are the types of movies you’re looking for this summer, there will be plenty to choose from in the next couple of months — Transformers: The Last Knight, Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Dark Tower, to name a few. However, if you’re in the mood for more...

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