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Author Archives: Kurt Gardner

Writer, critic and marketing expert whose passion for odd culture knows no bounds.

Concert Review: Old 97’s at Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio, TX, December 10, 2014

Old_97s

The Dallas-based alt-country band makes a welcome stop in San Antonio to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album, 'Hitchhike to Rhome.' Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

The Theory of Everything

The 30-year relationship between famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde is chronicled in a superb film from director James Marsh and screenwriter Anthony McCarten. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’

irving berlin's white christmas woodlawn theatre san antonio

The Woodlawn Theatre rings in the holidays right with a sparkling production of the beloved musical. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection’ by Mike White

Mad Movies

The history of the cult '80s TV series is chronicled in an entertaining and illuminating new book. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’

great american trailer park musical

The venerable musical comedy returns to San Antonio in an enthusiastic production at the Cameo Theatre. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): Ana Gasteyer and Seth Rudetsky at the Woodlawn

Ana Gasteyer I'm Hip

The historic theater debuts a new series that showcases top Broadway stars in an evening of music, humor and casual conversation. Read More »

Movie review: ‘Nightcrawler’

Gyllenhaal_Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a mesmerizing performance in an entertaining noir about the sleazy underbelly of the L.A. news business. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Carrie: the Musical’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

carrie the musical

Good performances and a solid production help to compensate for the show's rather weak score. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Rocky Horror Show

The audience-participation stalwart gets an imaginative revisualization in its annual staging at the Woodlawn Theatre. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Calvary’

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson dominates this bleakly-humored study of a committed priest who maintains his vigilance even as his church crumbles and his life is threatened by one of his own parishioners. Read More »