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Remembering Beychella’s celebration of black culture

Ebony Purks , Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance was a cultural reset in terms of magnitude and reach. Her two-hour performance is regarded by fans and critics alike as the best performance of her career and one...

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization...

Moon welcomes Luminaria goers. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Beauty in the light

Maha Qadri and Sofia Garcia November 13, 2019

In the midst of light shows, art exhibits and spectators, a dancer and a violinist put on a performance that set the tone for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Under an archway decorated with...

The festival featured two stages with performances occuring at alternating times.Photo Courtesy of Kirby Gladstein

We’re all in this together: 2nd annual Astroworld Festival full of success

Alex Hanks November 13, 2019

Former UTSA student Travis Scott returned to NRG Park on Nov. 9, for the sequel to his revolutionary music festival, Astroworld. Named after his Grammy-winning album, “Astroworld,” the festival...

Gambino is a two-time Emmy winner, both as an actor and a director. Photo courtesy of Roger Ho

ACL weekend two: Gambino’s last show

Alex Hanks October 16, 2019

Childish Gambino closed day two of the Austin City Limits Festival with a lengthy set on Oct. 12, playing what he emphasized was his last concert ever. Despite this being his last concert as Childish Gambino,...

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Texas Hill Country invites San Antonio to explore and discover

Danielle Throneberry June 8, 2017

There’s more to San Antonio than meets the eye. Maybe you have attended Fiesta San Antonio, which brings brightly-colored parades, carnival-like festivities and the celebration of San Antonio’s diversity...

Photo Courtesy of Quinzanie des Realisateurs

‘Mustang’ rides strong

Aidan Watson-Morris January 26, 2016

“Mustang” opens with the line, “It’s like everything changed in the blink of an eye,” and it’s appropriate. When the innocent beach play of five orphaned sisters living in small-town Turkey...

UTSA Underground: Art for the 99%

April 28, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Jesus Villanueva South by Southwest? Check. San Antonio Book Festival? Check. Fiesta Festivities? Check. UTSA Underground? Consider adding this one to the list....

Rowdy Radio makes sound waves in San Antonio

April 28, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Victoria Ramos Recently formed UTSA organization Rowdy Radio is making waves in the San Antonio community. On Saturday, April 11th, Rowdy Radio held their first annual...

SXSW 2014 day 1 recap

March 12, 2014

Rafael Gutierrez/ The Paisano There are two lessons I learned today from my time spent at SXSW. 1) Don’t forget to bring a phone charger. 2) Be prepared to walk. March...

Time to saddle up for the Maverick Music Festival

March 10, 2014

On March 21, the second annual Maverick Music Festival will be held at the La Villita Historic Arts Village. The festival is the latest event to bring an array of artists to the center of SA culture. ...

Asian Festival 2014

February 4, 2014

Rebecca Conejo

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