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Demitasse is a two-piece softly sung acoustic group comprised of Erik Sanden and Joe Reyes, both from the art-rock band Buttercup. Equipped with high falsetto harmonies and acoustic driven melodies, the duo sounds like the happier version of Elliott Smith or the heartbroken version of The Beach Boys.


Chuck Kuentz

Confluence Park will be the setting for tales told — some tall and others perhaps not-so-tall. 

Stories are at the heart of the San Antonio Storytellers' event Saturday.


Courtey photo

Drummer Herlin Riley has been playing the drums since he was a toddler. The sound and feel of his native New Orleans is in his soul, and on the bandstand. “The rhythm of a particular area identifies the culture of the city, you know, whether it be [in] Cuba whether it be Jamaica, whether it be Africa. When you hear certain rhythms you can identify a certain culture. And so New Orleans is very, very strong in its culture.”

A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina threatened to wash away much of Riley’s native city.

Cruz Ortiz/Courtesy Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

CineFestival, an annual showcase of Latinx film hosted by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, is marking four decades this year with the theme "Hecho en Tejas," or "Made in Texas."


April 29, 2018
Kemp Davis / Contributed Photo

San Antonio's art community lost one of its giants over the weekend. Edith McAllister, who spent much of her life helping push forward the role of art in the city, died on Sunday. She was 100.

 


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