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    Throughout her travels from Zimbabwe to San Antonio, Valerie Massey Goree definitely has seen her fair share of racial prejudice. In Colors of Deceit, her latest novel, she tells an intriguing story with a frank treatment on the issue of multi-ethnic marriage and heritage in a wealthy south Texas family.  Goree is an American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner. She has served as a missionary in Zimbabwe and worked in the public school system for many years focusing on students with special needs.

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    Eleanor Bravo, the Southwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, will share her insights from working with communities in Dallas and Los Angeles to ban or restrict fracking. Following this plática, we will screen the documentary “Rooted Lands/Tierras Arraigadas,” which focuses on a New Mexico county of Hispanos that has become the first in the US to ban fracking.

    Category: Words, Spoken word
  • Book Release: The Jugheads

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    Category: Words, Book release
  • Carolyn Osborn Reading
    Carolyn Osborn Reading 11/15 3:00PM
     

    Carolyn Osborn will be reading from her recently published novel Where We Are Now, a collection of stories about family.

    Category: Words, Book reading
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  • Sun's Poet Society
    Sun's Poet Society 8/26 7:00PM
     

    Be mezmorized by the sounds from the Sun's Poet Society

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    2nd Verse 9/12 9:00PM
     

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  • Open Mic Poetry Night at Luna

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    San Antonio's Youth Poetry Organization, Fresh Ink, is back with monthly poetry slams and open mics. Get there early for the poetry workshop!

 

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    Tanyalee Davis 8/23 8:30PM
     

    If you grow tired of getting all your chuckles from people who look, think and act just like you and your group of friends, Tanyalee Davis might have the laughs you’re looking for. Standing 3-foot-6, Davis’ perspective is necessarily different from most, but the common threads of human experience and her gifts as a storyteller make her endlessly relatable, and the joy in her enormously confident, sex-positive act is infectious and life-affirming. Promoting empathy through dirty jokes? There oughta be a prize for that.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
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    If you grow tired of getting all your chuckles from people who look, think and act just like you and your group of friends, Tanyalee Davis might have the laughs you’re looking for. Standing 3-foot-6, Davis’ perspective is necessarily different from most, but the common threads of human experience and her gifts as a storyteller make her endlessly relatable, and the joy in her enormously confident, sex-positive act is infectious and life-affirming. Promoting empathy through dirty jokes? There oughta be a prize for that.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • "The Silent World" 8/23 5:00PM
     

    Not unlike Contemporary Art Month in March, Fotoseptiembre often arrives early and stays late. Typically brimming with everything from traditional landscapes and still lifes to elaborately staged scenarios and racy pictorials, the South Texas-based festival of photography opens its 2014 chapter on a colorful yet meditative note by pairing scuba-diving lensmen Robert Michaelson and Jim Sparkman in the duo show “The Silent World.” Promising a visual journey to “the depths of the ocean,” the exhibition gets up close and personal with a number of aquatic beasties including a baby turtle, a “peacock flounder,” an anemone and a sci-fi-worthy marine mollusk called a nudibranch.

  •  Oscuridad
    Oscuridad 8/23 8:00PM
     

    Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.

  • Moderator Fred Williams and expert panelists Ada Babino (independent filmmaker), Kymberly Keeton (writer and art librarian), Carol Adam-Means (mass communications professor), Margaret Richardson (adjunct professor) and Antoinette Winstead (drama and mass communications professor) come together to explore the portrayal of the African-American woman in literature and media from years past to today.

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    Shooter Jennings 8/24 8:30PM
     

    With an outlaw country sound that incorporates elements of Southern rock, blues, psych-rock, and even industrial music, Shooter Jennings, the son of country music legend Waylon Jennings, has showcased his own chops as a songwriter and a musician ever since his 2005 debut with Put the “O” Back in Country. His stop at Sam’s Burger Joint this weekend finds him still supporting the hit-and-miss concept album Heirophant: The Magic and the highly experimental George Jones tribute EP Don’t Wait Up, even as he prepares for the release of his Countach EP, due out later this year.

    Category: Music, Country

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