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If Cheek to Cheek, Tony Bennett’s upcoming album of duets with Lady Gaga sounds crazy to you, realize your grandparents were equally perplexed in the late 1950s when the already famous Bennett started recording with jazz legends Art Blakey and Count Basie. From his first chart topper (“Because of You,” 1951) to his most recent offering (2011’s Duets II, released on his 85th birthday), Bennett—a WWII vet who helped liberate a concentration camp, marched for civil rights with MLK, and has a painting displayed in the Smithsonian—has been a fill-in for Perry Como and a mentor on American Idol, Johnny Carson’s first musical guest and Amy Winehouse’s last collaborator, all without significantly altering his style or song selection. God forbid he ever actually try to reinvent himself, because America just doesn’t make them like that anymore.
One doesn’t usually associate Americana singer-songwriters with being gear nerds, but Austin Forrest can spar with the gnarliest of roadies. Using a looping pedal, Forrest lays down the rhythm section on the bongo and cajón, the song’s bones on the rhythm guitar, then shreds lead on top. Forrest loops three part harmonies to complement his tunes, challenging the role of the barside/restaurant patio crooner.
The San Antonio Scorpions take on the Carolina RailHawks at home.
A musical chameleon, Quincy Mumford can adapt and change from song to song, album to album. His range includes surf pop crooning, blue-eyed, soul-style R&B and jammin’ 1970s funk with a pinch of country flair.
It may just be a live microphone in a small spotlight, but when Kris Shaw steps up to it, the experience is unlike anything you’ve come to expect from stand up comedy. Kris is a fan favorite who has kept audiences throught the United States and Canada bursting out in laughter with his quick wit on everyday observations and tough topics alike. Kris also appears in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama “Close To Home.”
Acoustic wwith special guests Kyle Park and John Evans.
Pearl is excited to announce their new Summer Dance Hall Series in partnership with San Antonio Jazz legend Doc Watkins and sponsored by Corona and Cadillac.
What the heck is Bangerz & Sass? Well for starters, after going to Miley's Bangerz tour this year we immediately knew we wanted to have a special night of Miley Cyrus amazing at the Alamo. But as great as she is, we knew that we wouldn't be satisfied if we only played her hits and didn't hear from any of the other leading pop princesses of today. So we went through all of our Katy Perry collection and fell in love with everything there. Then we wanted to hear some Taylor Swift, because we were starting to feel 22 and we felt like she belonged with us. Then that led us to some Ellie Goulding, and then some Ariana Grande, and eventually we were even rocking out to the Chainsmokers' #SELFIE and wondering why the DJ was playing "Summertime Sadness" when it wasn't even the summer.
Our DJs are taking all of that and mixing it together into the hottest party of July, featuring plenty of Katy Perry's "Fireworks," a total "Party in the USA," and soooo much more. We're going to start the night with a Twerk Off on stage, and then it's just going to get more awesome from there. Be a Teenage Dream and join us!
First in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap chronicles a fictional British heavy metal band touring America tour in support of a comeback album titled Smell the Glove. Through concert footage and interviews with filmmaker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), the band’s dim present and bizarre past comes to light complete with anecdotes about former drummers who died by spontaneous combustion, a bizarre gardening accident and choking to death on the vomit of person(s) unknown.
Discover the history of French cuisine while viewing the special exhibition Matisse: Life in Color with Chef Maite Gomez-Rejon. Gallery talk followed by hands-on cooking class and contemporary French meal inspired by Matisses's travels.
Bring your favorite book to swap and take a new book home!
Autographing for Literacy will feature 500 of the world's top romance writers who, in a book sale style fundraiser will autograph books for sale from 5:30 – 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter's 3rd Floor Ballroom.
All proceeds from the event will go to literacy programs in San Antonio as well as nationwide. Beneficiaries will be: Each One Teach One San Antonio, Literacy Texas, Restore Education and ProLiteracy Worldwide.
Hyped as “the biggest show of the year,” promoter Rey Lopez’s birthday extravaganza lures eight RuPaul’s Drag Race alums to the Heat for an over-the-top night of high camp and seasoned lip-synching. Emceed by 2014 Best of San Antonio winner Tencha La Jefa, the gender-bending bash features performances by Season 2 fan favorite Raven (a self-described “bitter bitch” who styles herself as a “mysterious, dark, ice queen”); Laotian queen Jujubee (who enjoys “long walks on the beach, big dicks and fried chicken”); costume designer and insult comic Bianca Del Rio (the series’ first ever Hispanic winner, pictured); “overwhelmingly disliked” showgirl Phi Phi O’Hara (who stirred up heaps of controversy on Season 4); Puerto Rican performer Yara Sofia (who took home the title of Miss Congeniality on Season 3); fellow Boricua Jessica Wild (a choreographer and recording artist who’s collaborated with Mexican superstar Gloria Trevi); SoCal drag fixture Detox Icunt (a member of the band Tranzkuntinental who’s made appearances in videos for Rihanna and Ke$ha); and Miss Gay America 2010 Alyssa Edwards (an accomplished “nailographer” and drag mother of fellow Texan Shangela Laquifa Wadley).
Jimmy Spacek is an artist native to San Antonio. Growing up on the south side of the city, Spacek was one of several artists that came from this area of San Antonio. Musicians like Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers and Randy Garibay all helped shape Jimmy and inspire his music into what it is today. Jimmy will be joined by San Antonio Blues Society honorable lifetime member, Bobby Mack for tonights performance.
Brooklyn’s Matty Beats X Horrorchata and SA’s Pink Leche rep some tasty electronic music and Mexican beverages.
Austin-based journalist and author Chris Tomlinson became a reporter in 1994, covering the end of Apartheid in South Africa and reporting from 50 countries and nine war zones including Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. Hailed as a “masterpiece of authentic American history,” his book Tomlinson Hill tells the stories of two families who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name.
With a nod to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and its lecture series Mixed Taste, the McNay launched its own Mash-Up Series in 2012 and continues it this week with an interactive experience inviting participants to “make the mash-up connection” between professor of Islamic art Stephennie Mulder and pastry chefs Anne Ng and Jeremy Madrell.
In Sophia Bolles’ mysterious new play Breather, protagonist Jennifer Owens evolves into something different and dangerous after losing everything—leaving it up to detectives and scientists to answer the question: What happened to Jennifer?
Acoustic with special guests Paul Overstreet and Allen Shamblin.
Rob Baird will be the first one to tell you that he hasn’t always been 100%, shall we say, forthright as a songwriter. Back in college (not too terribly long ago), he recorded an album that he has since “completely buried” — primarily, he says, because back then, “I just wasn’t writing about anything that really meant anything to me.” His next album, 2010’s Blue Eyed Angels (which he considers his proper debut), was a fair deal closer to his heart, but even then he was still an artist in search of himself. Songs like “Could Have Been My Baby,” “Blue Eyed Angels” and especially “Fade Away” all demonstrated that he was ultra-confident in the hooks department and talented enough to sound like he knew what he was doing.
Chris Tomlinson, both an award-winning journalist and author, has come out with a new book entitled, “Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name-One White, One Black.” In this true and revealing story of two families who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name, Tomlinson explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas while also managing to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America. Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, Tomlinson has used the reporting skills he honed as a highly respected reporter covering ethnic violence in Africa and the Middle East to fashion a perfect microcosm of America's own ethnic strife.
Literally meaning everyday life,"Cotidiano" is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in America.
Presented as “everyday life,” in the Spanish language, the exhibit entitled Latino/US Cotidiano represents subjects of Latino decent who embrace the theme of the exhibit and excel at their craft. Photographed by IberoAmerican Latino expert, Claudi Carreras, the exhibit tries to break outdated stereotypes, racial profiles, and past culture archetypes that no longer reflect a diverse and growing nation.
Enjoy an evening of Latin jazz and salsa dancing with Regency Jazz Band in our outdoor McNutt Courtyard & Sculpture Garden. Enjoy this outdoor oasis featuring newly installed sculptures and a lush garden. Cheesy Jane’s and Chela’s Tacos will be onsite with their coveted food trucks for your dining enjoyment.
Join LSBA for a luncheon where you get the opportunity to share a 2-3 minutes “commercial” about your business and what you do. The luncheon brings business leaders and owners the opportunity to network with the LSBA membership. This event is open to all Leon Springs area business leaders, residents and visitors. If you RSVP before, you get $5 off your admission fee.
For tickets and more information on the event, check out http://rawartists.org/sanantonio.
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