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Written by urban15 on Oct 24 2019 - 4:33pm
On the eve of Election Day, November's episode of Hidden Histories delves into the archives of Ruben Munguia, exploring the role of print shops and print culture in electoral politics. From the early days of La Estrellita Printing Shop on Sunders Street, the Munguia family played an integral role in the emergence of political power on San Antonio's West and Southsides.
Written by SAYSi_SA on Oct 17 2018 - 3:19pm
Día de los Muertos, originating in Mexico, is a time when families and communities remember those dearly departed and honor the continuity of life. Every year, SAY Sí curates one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, providing educational context to the important holiday with two days of unique cultural happenings including: a multidisciplinary showcase of student art, altars to honor the departed, family folk art workshops, food booths, an artisan mercado as well as live cultural performances highlighting local dancers, musicians and entertainers.
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Oct 1 2018 - 1:58pm
An award-winning piano trio with Danish musician Jens Elvekjaer (piano) and Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong (violin) and Soo-Kyung Hong (cello), a recent Trio con Brio Copenhagen concert was praised as "one of the greatest performances of chamber music I've ever encountered" (American Record Guide). UK's Classic FM chose its Mendelssohn album as the year's Best Chamber Music Disc: "Every phrase soars and pulsates with the excitement of a fresh discovery...with skin-rippling sensitivity."   
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Sep 28 2018 - 12:06pm
Victorian Secrets Lecture and Demonstration - Cultural anthropologist Michaele Thurgood Haynes unveils a fascinating peek into the boudoir of the Victorian Era with an array of the intimate undergarments—including the bustle, chemises and corsets—necessary then to “exaggerate the shape of a proper Victorian lady.” A live model will demonstrate the intricate procedures required to complete robing.  Haynes is author of Dressing up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas.
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Aug 29 2018 - 10:25am
Marguerite McCormick has been named Chair of the 2018-2019 Artist Series of the Tuesday Musical Club (TMC), the oldest music club for women in Texas.
Written by centro_aztlan on Jun 20 2018 - 8:52pm
Centro Cultural Aztlan will present El Gran Dia de Los Artistas to celebrate our 41st Anniversary on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Centro Cultural Aztlan was incorporated in June of 1977, and we are inviting you to help us mark this significant milestone by celebrating with us four decades of presenting valuable arts programs to the San Antonio community.
Written by Beth Graham on May 29 2018 - 10:39am
The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library are now accepting nominations for their annual Arts & Letters awards, recognizing San Antonians who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of the arts and literature, including the visual arts, dramatic arts, musical arts, and any genre of the written arts, including journalism.
Written by SAYSi_SA on May 16 2018 - 7:05pm
Correction: Join us on May 24, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a special Artist Talk with SAY Sí student artists. For this exhibition, SAY Sí’s middle and high school student-artists uncover and illuminate the neglected episodes of San Antonio’s history. Click here to go to the Facebook event page.
Written by SAYSi_SA on May 14 2018 - 12:22pm
Join us for the closing reception of Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories on June 1, 2018. For this exhibition, SAY Sí’s middle and high school student-artists uncover and illuminate the neglected episodes of San Antonio’s history.
Written by urban15 on Apr 16 2018 - 11:46am
What: March 2018 “Hidden Histories” episode Who: URBAN-15 When: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7pm Where: Live at 2500 S. Presa 78204; Online at urban15.org/live-stream Contact: Marisol Cortez at 210-736-1500 or events@urban15.org Cost: FREE URBAN-15’s Hidden Histories Presents “Fiesta Noche del Rio: A Historical and Cultural Treasure”