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Ruthless! The Musical Comedy Review

October 25, 2009

The Cameo Theater's production of Joel Paley's and Marvin Laird's off-Broadway hit Ruthless! The Musical Comedy offers a diverse, if minimalistic, cast of women caught up in the horror of show business.Main character Judy Denmark, portrayed by Katy Moore, proudly carries on her daily duties a...

Viola performance by faculty member is accompanied by the UTSA orchestra

October 25, 2009

On Oct. 22, both the UTSA Orchestra and the UTSA chamber orchestra provided a free performance to faculty, students and the San Antonio community. UTSA's finest musicians, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Dowdy, took the stage at the Recital Hall in search of a stellar performance.The chamber orch...

Historical, new choir performs on campus

October 25, 2009

A historic event happened in the music department this past week. The roof shook from an overload of applause, the women inspired and the men conquered.  Oct. 20 was the very first performance of the UTSA Men's Chorus that just started this fall. This is a group that has been anxiously aw...

Roadrunner Ruckus

October 19, 2009

If you arrived late during the Roadrunner Ruckus this past Friday at the Convocation Center, you might have been confused by both the men's and women's basketball players dancing hand-in-hand at mid-court to a Michael Jackson musical arrangement. But with the crowd going crazy and laughing at...

One order of fried brains coming up!

October 19, 2009

Don't let the Overtime Theater's random setting deceive you. The Overtime Theater looks far off from what some expect from a high-end theatrical establishment. However, its production of The Brain that Wouldn't Die, a musical adaptation of the 1959 cult horror flop, rises above the expectations ...

The Majestic Theater hosts   tributes to two musical giants

October 19, 2009

San Antonio music fans desperate to bask in the aura provided by legendary artists are in luck. This week the Majestic Theater is paying tribute to two of the pioneers of modern music: Johnny Cash and The Beatles. While it is impossible to see these bands live, (Cash passed away in 2003 and The Bea...

Professional orchestral performance for college student on budget

October 19, 2009

Every student at UTSA should find some time to go to the Majestic Theatre and watch the San Antonio Symphony performances. The performances of great musical quality but the ticket price is very affordable for a college student's budget. A ticket that would cost an ordinary concert attendee more than $...

Actors From the London Stage perform ‘King Lear’ on campus

October 11, 2009

The UTSA community enjoyed the privilege of hosting the world-renowned traveling acting company Actors From the London Stage throughout the second week of October. Actors From the London Stage is an educational acting company that emphasizes realistic presentations of Shakespearean producti...

Aaron Watson’s live CD is country flop

October 4, 2009

Released on "Big Label Records" (if that does not scream Texas, nothing does) on Sept. 15, "Aaron Watson: Live" recaps the Abilene based country artist's best hits and a few covers of his favorite artists. This album delivers 22 tracks of "honky-tonk, boot-strapping, country music to satisfy hard...

Tong’s Thai restaurant review

September 27, 2009

Located on 1146 Austin Highway Tong's Thai Restaurant appears to be the perfect escape to Thai food and a relaxing atmosphere. While the ambient atmosphere at Tong's is quite Zen and exotic, the food is rather disappointing. Thai food has always been known for its flavor and spice. Wh...

Where music (and art) live

June 8, 2009

Yes, UTSA has an arts building. It houses two of the smaller departments in the university: the art and music departments.As both an art and music major, I have spent a majority of my time in the building. I thought I might give incoming freshmen some advice about both departments before the fall sessi...

Fiesta

April 13, 2009

San Antonio's famous celebration, Fiesta, has once again returned to the streets of San Antonio. The festivity began as a commemoration of the city's historical battles, such as the Battle of the Alamo; however, over the decades, the significance of the ceremony has evolved into a broader circuit. Fiesta ...