Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alameda Presents Wine and Movie: Is it Really So Strange?

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 Just as Slab Cinema takes a week off from its regular screenings, Museo Alameda comes out of nowhere to fill the gap with this intriguing documentary, Is it Really So Strange?, a film about the extraordinary popularity of Morrissey and the Smiths in Latino culture. This...

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Synesthesia

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 Our Lady of the Lake University’s Art and Music departments team up for this multimedia festival. The goal is to combine live music with visual art — or more specifically, mix visual and aural stimulation. OLLU students have synchronized their animation videos to accompany the OLLU bands,...

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Art Opening: Tierra Nueva

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 UTSA MFA student Carlos Daniel Donjuan breaks new personal ground as his paintings show a balance between the graffiti art of his past and the figurative techniques he’s learned in the gallery world. The paintings show many struggles, with a common theme being the tension between underground...

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Art Opening: Beep Beep Robot Show

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 San Angel Folk Art presents this fascinating and amusing look at the future (and the past) as told through this collection of found-object robots. Each robot is a unique assemblage of various junk parts compiled by artists from across the world. Limitations in materials often provide the...

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Father and Sons II

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 This popular event returns with three different sets of local father/son jazz musicians: George and Aaron Prado; Peter and Michael Carey; and Joe and Joe Jr. Posada. Who knew that jazz was such a family affair? This is a unique event, to be sure. Sons don’t have...

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S.O.S. - Save Our Salute

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 Saluté, the legendary conjunto venue that has staged such acts as Esteban Jordan, Flaco Jimenez, and Valerio Longoria, is in danger of closing due to rising licensing fees. (Where are those tea-bagging parties when we really need them?) San Antonio’s hip-hop and Chicano rock communities are...

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The Barber of East L.A.

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 Directed by MacArthur Genius Luis Alfaro, this is a tale about queer and punk Latinos living in East Los Angeles, set amid the political unrest of the ’80s Reagan era (a conservative period described in great detail in Mike Davis’s legendary book City of Quartz). Written and...

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Kenny Chesney w/Miranda Lambert

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 What is it about former Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert’s brand of country? The 25-year-old East Texas native doesn’t really even play crit-friendlier alt-country or cosmic country or Americana or ’70s-era Hee-Haw country, mind you, but contemporary, Clear Channel country, but she still merits mention among...

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Lourdes Perez and May Nasr

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-29 Esperanza Peace + Justice Center presents an exciting musical event, Written in Water — an unlikely pairing of two intensely passionate singers on stage together for the first time: May Nasr from Lebanon and local musical and human-rights icon Lourdes Perez from Puerto Rico. Though their...

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Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle Composer: Bill Callahan Conductor: Bill Callahan Label: Drag City Release Date: 2009-04-29 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording “It used to be darker, then it got lighter, then it got dark again,” Bill Callahan (Smog) sings over swollen strings on opener “Jim Cain,” and...

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