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Daniel Baldwin’s San Antonio Mission: TV, Film and Sobrietynew

“My sobriety is nobody’s business,” he told the Current during an August 25 meeting at the Bauhaus Media Group studios, where he’s in post-production of the film he’s directing, Wisdom. The movie was shot in San Antonio, except for a scene in Malibu, California (“I’ll sell it as Corpus,” he laughs). He gave me the exact day of his sobriety (which I won’t share) but, after telling me “there’s a lot of lies that were written about me,” insists he won’t talk about it. Yet, little by little, he opened up and told us about how inspiring the Wisdom journey has been for him and, hopefully, others.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  07-30-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Liberation of CSSnew

When CSS (“Cansei de Ser Sexy,” Portuguese for “tired of being sexy,” supposedly something Beyoncé once told the press) set out to record Planta, their fourth album, the electro-pop band was at a crossroads.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  07-18-2013  |  Music

Repent Now: Christian Metalheads Take Over San Antonionew

As part of the mostly Christian Screaming the Prayer heavy metal tour, Dallas’ Fit for a King comes to S.A. as proof that, at the very least, praying doesn’t hurt: the band’s initial output, Creation/Destruction, holds the record for most debut album first-week copies sold in their label’s, Solid State Records, history.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  07-14-2013  |  Music

Girl in a Coma Singer Nina Diaz' Spiritual Makeovernew

“What’s up with Nina?” I asked Faith Radle, Girl in a Coma’s manager, looking at the band’s lead singer, Nina Díaz. It was pouring rain that afternoon in late May, but we were safely sheltered at the ballroom of the Omni Hotel, minutes after Judge Nelson Wolff gave his State of the County address and seconds before I lamely asked, “Is she going to the gym, or something?”
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  06-19-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Pussy Riot Won the Warnew

The Sex Pistols have nothing on Pussy Riot. While Johnny Rotten and co. changed the course of music with only one album and two years of live performances, all the Russian feminist art collective/punk band needed to make an impact was 40 seconds (and no album).
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  06-05-2013  |  Movies


Christine Rebel always liked dogs, but her love of pit bulls became an obsession after she met Farrah Fawcett. Not the Charlie’s Angel, but Rebel’s own four-legged angel, the same who, on one occasion, resisted a bath, prompting “Scallops” (Rebel’s roommate) to make a desperate phone call.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  05-09-2013  |  Animal Issues

Har Mar Superstar Will be Bigger Than Ron Jeremy, But Not the Way You Thinknew

In a 2004 piece, London’s The Independent was quick to point out that Har Mar Superstar (Sean Tillman, also known from his Sean Na Na project) almost resembles porn star Ron Jeremy, and Wikipedia went as far as to say the two have only “one notable physical dissimilarity.”
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  04-18-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Guide to SXSW Film 2013new

Even if you don't have $650 to buy a film badge (which would allow you to enjoy nine days of movies and five days of panels and Q & A sessions), you can still take advantage of this year's screenings and premieres at Austin's South by Southwest.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  03-06-2013  |  Movies

Roman Polanski doc a winner at Jewish Film Festnew

On September 26, 2009, Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski took a plane to Switzerland, where he was going to receive an award from the Zurich Film Festival.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  02-07-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Pretty Vacant': the Sex Pistols and Esteban Jordan meet in a SA film classicnew

It's hard to hold a DVD of Pretty Vacant, the short film by Jim Mendiola — it burns your hands
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  01-30-2013  |  Reviews

Viva John Lennon: Jenny Luna may be a dreamer, but she's not the only onenew

Jenny Luna wasn't even alive when John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980, let alone when the Beatles took the world by storm in the early '60s.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  12-05-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Riff House celebrates three years of intimate concertsnew

f you've never been to the Riff House Concerts, this is a great time to discover it: Little Brave (Stephanie Macías, guitar, vocals, and keyboards, my favorite regional artist of 2011) will perform with Daniel McKenna (bass) and Chris Trafton (drums).
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-26-2012  |  Music

The original (and best) 'Halloween' returnsnew

Thirty-four years after its release, John Carpenter's original Halloween remains the best in the Michael Myers series.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-26-2012  |  Reviews

Gary Clark Jr.: 'Blak and Blu'new

Austin-based Gary Clark Jr.'s first major full-length album came preceded by a lot of hype.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-26-2012  |  Reviews

Tenacious, talented Vikki Carr nails her new album and pimps her mannew

"It's [Mitt] Romney for me," Vikki Carr (still looking and sounding great at 72) told the Current towards the end of our conversation about Viva la Vida, her first album since The Vikki Carr Christmas Album in 2001.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-17-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

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