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Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Lt. Governor Race: the \'Luchadora\' vs. the Tea Party radio host

Lt. Governor Race: the 'Luchadora' vs. the Tea Party radio host

News: A few Saturdays ago, I spent several hours hanging around a Texas Realtors Association conference in San Antonio, trying to catch state Sen. Dan Patrick... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 9/17/2014
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The Permanent Gangsta Status of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Music Prodigy, better known to ’90s rap aficionados as the prodigious half of Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, has made a successful career operating on... By James Courtney | 9/17/2014
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Our Picks for the 31st Annual Jazz’SAlive

Music Eddie Palmieri: 9:30pm Saturday. Jazz’SAlive has traditionally made sure to clear at least one headlining space for Latin jazz... By J.D. Swerzenski | 9/17/2014
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Loudon Wainwright Hasn’t Got the Blues (Yet)

Music Emerging with his eponymous debut in 1970, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III found himself lumped along with fellow post-Dylan folk-revivalists Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Randy Newman. But where those contemporaries relied on abstract imagery or p By J.D. Swerzenski | 9/17/2014
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Austin Punk Outfit Total Abuse is Looking For Love

Music Austin’s Total Abuse is a band at odds with itself, tearing at its contradictions and anxieties to a mean and fruitful end... By Matt Stieb | 9/17/2014
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The Permanent Gangsta Status of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

The Permanent Gangsta Status of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Music: Prodigy, better known to ’90s rap aficionados as the prodigious half of Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, has made a successful career operating on... By James Courtney 9/17/2014
Our Picks for the 31st Annual Jazz’SAlive

Our Picks for the 31st Annual Jazz’SAlive

Music: Eddie Palmieri: 9:30pm Saturday. Jazz’SAlive has traditionally made sure to clear at least one headlining space for Latin jazz... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/17/2014
Loudon Wainwright Hasn’t Got the Blues (Yet)

Loudon Wainwright Hasn’t Got the Blues (Yet)

Music: Emerging with his eponymous debut in 1970, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III found himself lumped along with fellow post-Dylan folk-revivalists Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Randy Newman. But where those contemporaries relied on abstract imagery or p By J.D. Swerzenski 9/17/2014
Austin Punk Outfit Total Abuse is Looking For Love

Austin Punk Outfit Total Abuse is Looking For Love

Music: Austin’s Total Abuse is a band at odds with itself, tearing at its contradictions and anxieties to a mean and fruitful end... By Matt Stieb 9/17/2014
Is Wu-Tang’s GZA a Genuine Genius?

Is Wu-Tang’s GZA a Genuine Genius?

Music: As any Kanye interview from the past few years can attest, rappers calling themselves geniuses aren’t a unique breed. However, only one emcee... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/10/2014
The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

Music: Ah, the homegrown heroes. Emerging from South Texas, tejano and conjunto often get jumbled into the same category, so we’ll break them down first... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Squeezebox City: the 13th International Accordion Festival

Squeezebox City: the 13th International Accordion Festival

Music: On its own merit, the accordion is a curious combination of sound creation: the platypus, the Frankenstein monster of musical instruments. On its right... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Queen of the Accordion: the criminally overlooked Eva Ybarra

Queen of the Accordion: the criminally overlooked Eva Ybarra

Music: Simply put, Eva Ybarra is a masterful and criminally overlooked accordion player, composing many pieces while others are content to... By D.T. Buffkin 9/10/2014
B4 84: Lone Star legend Joe Ely’s computer rock ‘n’ roll

B4 84: Lone Star legend Joe Ely’s computer rock ‘n’ roll

Music: With an adjunct gig singing backup for The Clash and his tenure with Los Super Seven, cowboy rock ‘n’ roller Joe Ely already has an unrivaled résumé... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Real Riffs Only: A Marnie Stern prep guide

Real Riffs Only: A Marnie Stern prep guide

Music: A five-foot-tall, pixie-voiced girl who shreds like Eddie Van Halen, Marnie Stern had all the makings of a novelty when she debuted in 2007. But it didn’t... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/3/2014
Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Music: With her lifetime’s work rooted in the SA trio Girl in a Coma, 2014 marked the year for singer Nina Diaz to branch out on her own thing. In the practice... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
The Return of the San Antonio Record Show

The Return of the San Antonio Record Show

Music: For Alamo City audiophiles and pop culture collectors, this is joyous news: For the first time in some time, San Antonio will host a record show this... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Music: This weekend will bring the inaugural Float Fest, a semi-novel marriage of music festival, tubing and camping, all bound together by the glue of... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/27/2014
Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Music: Swaying side to side with a child in his arms, Texas Rep. Mike Villarreal nodded politely in my direction before returning his captive attention to the... By Jade Esteban Estrada 8/27/2014
Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Music: Deep into his brilliant six-part essay “How Hip-hop Failed Black America,” Roots maestro Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson dropped... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Music: Unfortunately, rapper and beatboxer Biz Markie’s pop culture headstone will highlight just one track: “Just A Friend,” a karaoke mainstay that... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/20/2014
SA R&B crooner Eddie B. returns with new EP ‘Melodies for a Goddess’

SA R&B crooner Eddie B. returns with new EP ‘Melodies for a Goddess’

Music: For San Antonio R&B virtuoso Eddie Brickerson (better known as Eddie B.), failure is not an option. In fact, his last solo project, F.I.N.A.O., a 2007 mixtape... By M. Solis 8/20/2014