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Soul Tren Latino: Henry Brun & The Latin Players Release Party

April 7, 2014
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Soul Tren Latino: Henry Brun & The Latin Players Release Party

For his newest release, Soul Tren Latino, SA mainstay and Grammy winner Henry Brun takes to the streets, translating some of his favorite soul and pop classics into the language of Latin Jazz. With the Latin Playerz, Brun reimagines the music of Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, and Ashford & Simpson. Like his playing style...
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IceJJFish & Dhananjay: The Merits of Terrible Hip-Hop Videos

April 6, 2014
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IceJJFish & Dhananjay: The Merits of Terrible Hip-Hop Videos

Like most human beings with a pulse and an internet connection, I’m a sucker for bad rap videos. In February, when IceJJFish released a high-res, low-talent video filmed on the Hays, of course I watched it more than the recommended serving size of never. Like reality TV, earnestly bad music videos bring out the worst...
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Robert Gonzales’ West of Downtown captures Barrio Life

April 4, 2014
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Robert Gonzales’ West of Downtown captures Barrio Life

For the Department for Culture & Creative Development’s 2013 Neighborhood Film Contest, graphic and visual artist Robert Gonzales submitted West of Downtown, a vibrant look at some of his favorite art on the West Side. Like Toy Story for the West Side’s commercial art, Gonzales brings colorful ice houses, auto shops and barrio murals to...
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La Panaderia Opens April 11

March 28, 2014
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Call it a Fiesta gift–La Panaderia will open its doors at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11 at 8305 Broadway. The bake shop is the brick-and-mortar offshoot of brother David and Jose Cacéres who are bringing their bread cultura to San Antonio. Goodies via La Panaderia will still be available at the Quarry Farmers and...
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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

March 26, 2014
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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

  Saturday, March 29: Come drink for a cause. It’s cocktails for the cure at Dorćol Distilling Company benefiting Susan G. Komen San Antonio. 8pm-1am, 1902 S Flores, (210) 229-0607, facebook.com/DorcolDistilling. Saturday, March 29: Gaucho Gourmet will present a very wide selection of cheeses with a grand cheese tasting of 40-50 of the best European...
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Beenie Man brings Dancehall, History of Homophobia to SA

March 25, 2014
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UPDATED: 3/25/2014 at 1:36pm In my hometown of Boston, Ma exists the greatest radio station on Earth: Big City Radio. A brew of Top 40, Caribbean pop, old school rap and dancehall, Big City serves the significant Caribbean population in Beantown, doing so illegally as a pirate station without an FCC license for several years....
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The Green Fairy in Pop Culture

March 5, 2014
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It’s National Absinthe Day guys. You could head over to The Brooklynite and have a “death in the afternoon” with absinthe and champagne or you could celebrate absinthe in pop culture with your favorite movies, music, literature and television shows. Here a few of our favorites: 1. Eurotrip 2. Moulin Rouge 3. New Girl “Cabin”...
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Cheesy Photo of the Day

February 28, 2014
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There’s a new Sam’s Club in town. Cue the plethora of samples and other grand opening festivities which include this giant block of carved cheddar as created by “Sarah the Cheese Lady.” The Coyote was carved into a 500 pound block of Wisconsin cheddar over the course of 12 hours by Sarah, a Wisconsin...
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5 Ways to Get Your Grub/Drink on this Week

February 21, 2014
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5 Ways to Get Your Grub/Drink on this Week

Saturday, February 22: Make like Rick Bayless and make all your Mexican favorites with this “South of the Border” class with the staff at the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio. The 5-hour class includes hands-on experience on cooking chiles and preparing traditional enchiladas, pollo pibil, salsas and Veracruzana-style fish. $250, 9:30am-2:30pm; 312 Pearl Parkway,...
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Nestle Issues Recall of Hot Pockets for Possible “Diseased and Unsound Animals”

February 19, 2014
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  Gross, gross, gross. Any Hot Pocket fans out there? Stop it, seriously. Nestle, the parent company of the glorified hand pies, is calling for a voluntary recall for two varieties of its Philly Steak & Cheese pockets because the company indirectly purchased meat via Rancho Feeding Corporation, which is undergoing its own recall...
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