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AMEA Singing “Sweet Talker” – Behind the Beat

Kat Joseph, Chase Otero, and Enrique Bonilla

November 15, 2017

AMEA rocks at Imagine Books and Records, bringing her bringing her blend of R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop with her powerful voice. Find AMEA at her website Her music is at and on iTunes.   Videographers- Enrique Bonilla and Chase Otero Video editor-...

Books, bands and buds

AMEA, UTSA Sociology graduate student, shares her smooth soulful sound during a video recording session. Chase Otero/The Paisano

Audrey Vela

October 19, 2017

Imagine Books and Records celebrate its 6th anniversary with books and bands this weekend. Ezra Hurd, son of Don Hurd, the owner of the cozy bookstore, gave some insight of the inspiration behind the event and what the store stands for. The family operated business has their own style in every unique w...

Imagine Books and Records celebrates five years in San Antonio

Courtesy of Oscar Moreno

Casey Luna

October 19, 2016

A book store by day and music venue by night, Imagine Books and Records has become a pillar in the San Antonio music community.  When it opened in October 2011, the store almost immediately began booking shows and has since been recognized as San Antonio’s Best Small Venue and Best DIY Venue by the ...