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Monday, May 30, 2011

Plácido Domingo: With Love to San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, May 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

By Enrique Lopetegui It often happens that, whenever artists reply to an interview request with a “send your questions via email,” they either don’t answer them or send half-hearted, generic responses that don’t mean anything. Not Plácido Domingo. The Spanish tenor, who will present Con Amor a San Antonio...

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HBO's 'Habla Texas' series speaks truth

Posted By on Mon, May 30, 2011 at 1:10 AM

At my brother's urging, I curled up with HBO On Demand today and watched a two-part series entitled Habla Texas. The series originally debuted in two installments on May 6th and May 13th. Having developed an entire channel solely dedicated to the Latino presence in the United States,...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Apple Inc. employees band together for their rights

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 6:04 PM

An Apple Retail Workers Union group page has popped up on Facebook. The page currently has a little over 300 likes, and is updated frequently. According to previous blog posts around the net the initiative is spearheaded out the San Francisco Bay area. San Antonio resident and media...

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'The Darth Vader of clean air' tweaks pollution bill, stifling public right to sue

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Clean air advocates are calling a bill passed yesterday by the House a virtual coup for industry polluters, saying a last-minute tweak could give companies the power to pollute at will. Environmental groups worry a late-night amendment made by Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, to Senate Bill 875 would free up companies to dump and emit pollutants without fear of lawsuits from citizens and nearby property owners.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How great thou 'art': Carmen Lomas Garza

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I'm feeling moved by art these days. Before I sat down to write this blog, I studied the image I wanted to write about: Carmen Lomas Garza’s “Barbacoa Para Cumpleaños." I examined the faces of the work, its colors. I reflected on what the artist incorporated into the...

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Carbon-copy candidates? D1 runoff candidates struggle to set themselves apart

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM

At the end of Tuesday’s forum with District 1-runoff candidates Diego Bernal and Ralph Medina, the toughest question of the night remained, “What distinguishes you from your opponent?” “We’re just different guys,” Bernal laughed, while Medina joked, “I’m taller.”

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The guerrilla Queer Invasion needs WOMEN!

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM

It's always nice when San Antonio gets a little bit of big city action to break up the monotony of our small town feel. It's rare, but sometimes it feels like magic. I was recently invited to go to "The Queer Invasion," and even though I had no...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Are flying saucers invading San Antonio's skies?

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM

For centuries, humans have glanced up at the sky and posed the cosmic question, “Are we alone?” Accounts of unidentified flying objects date back to biblical times — the airships of extraterrestrial demigods if you believe such stuff. But, modern attitudes about unearthly visitors took a dramatic turn...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Suzanna Choffel CD Release

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-05-19 Choffel, a guitar-wielding Austin-based indie soul-pop songstress who sings like a smoking angel, is releasing new album Steady Eye Shaky Bow with a band every bit as good as she is: Johnny Vogelsang (bass), Laura Scarborough (vibraphone, accordion, synthesizer), and Kyle Thompson (drums). If you still haven’t...

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Hill Country Deco: Modernistic Architecture of Central Texas

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-05-19 This Friday, Museo Alameda is hosting an after-hours reading and book signing in the museum lobby of Hill Country Deco: Modernistic Architecture of Central Texas by Texas history fanatics David Bush and Jim Parsons. Both authors have worked with the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance and...

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