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  • One Direction
    One Direction

    An English boy band? How did Lou Pearlman—the impresario-creep of the ’90s boy band halcyon days—not think of this? By dropping the rounded UK vowel pronunciation in song and picking it up for interviews, One Direction tugs at American teen heartstrings with an unfair advantage (like Manu playing YMCA pickup, or an English boy with a trendy haircut singing to a room full of pre-teen girls). Imagine the wallet-boner on Simon Cowell when he signed One Direction after their stint on The X-Factor. Cowell, you sly English hound, could you have known how much dough you stood to make?

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  • One Direction
    One Direction 9/21 7:00PM
     

    An English boy band? How did Lou Pearlman—the impresario-creep of the ’90s boy band halcyon days—not think of this? By dropping the rounded UK vowel pronunciation in song and picking it up for interviews, One Direction tugs at American teen heartstrings with an unfair advantage (like Manu playing YMCA pickup, or an English boy with a trendy haircut singing to a room full of pre-teen girls). Imagine the wallet-boner on Simon Cowell when he signed One Direction after their stint on The X-Factor. Cowell, you sly English hound, could you have known how much dough you stood to make?

    Place: Alamodome
    Category: Music, Rock/Pop
  • Laurie Ann Guerrero, San Antonio Poet Laureate, reads from her book A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying. Poet Tim Z. Hernandez also reads selected poems, and inaugural Poet Laureate of San Antonio, Carmen Tafolla emcees.

    Category: Words, Poetry reading
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Fantastic Mr. Fox 9/23 7:30PM
     

    Mr. Fox is a very clever fox. But oftentimes, it is the cleverest of foxes that makes the greatest enemies. Composed by Opera San Antonio’s Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox chronicles a gang of woodland creatures as they attempt to outwit three very brutish farmers. Picker was commissioned by the Roald Dahl Foundation to compose the music for this live action spectacle in 1998 (over 10 years before Wes Anderson’s film made Mr. Fox famous!). Tuesday’s performance is Opera San Antonio’s inaugural offering at the Tobin.

    Category: Theater, Opera
 

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