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SA Book Festival

Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Book Festival

Samantha Ceballos

April 10, 2018

Sixth annual literary event draws prolific authors Last Saturday’s cold front did not deter literary fans from attending the sixth annual San Antonio Book Festival, where over 90 authors presented their literary works to crowds downtown at Central Library and at the Southwest School of Art. Boo...

‘The House on Mango Street’ returns by popular demand

Cast of “The House on Mango Street.” Courtesy of The Classic Theatre

Raquel Zuniga

April 11, 2017

“The House on Mango Street” returns to the Classic Theatre this month due to popular demand. Amy Ludwig’s adaptation of the Sandra Cisnero’s novel first performed at the Classic Theatre in September last year. The adaptation’s ample praise has prompted another round of performances from Apr...

National Medal of Arts and Humanities celebrate the American identity

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Anelia Gomez-Cordova

October 5, 2016

Last week, President Barack Obama awarded the 2015 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal in the East Room. From beginning to end, the ceremony was a celebration. During the opening remarks, the prevailing theme was that of the American identity. President Obama highlighted the...

The Classic Theatre presents ‘The House on Mango Street’

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Caroline Traylor

September 14, 2016

“The House on Mango Street” is the story of a young girl, Esperanza, coming of age in a 1960s low-income, predominantly immigrant, Chicago neighborhood.  Adapted from Sandra Cisneros’ beloved book by Amy Ludwig, the play’s protagonists are Esperanza as a young girl and as a middle aged woman...