February’s Episode of “Hidden Histories” to Explore “Long Gone Music Venues of San Antonio”

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Curated by local music historian Michael Ann Coker and John Cockerell, musician and education director of the San Antonio Blues Society, February’s segment of Hidden Histories will delve into “Long Gone Music Venues of San Antonio.” Popular from the 1950s through the 1970s, former clubs such as the Eastwood Country Club and the Teen Canteen featured a variety of musical genres and inspired numerous local music and musicians. Featuring photographs, memorabilia, and interviews with club performers and owners, Coker and Cockerell will consider the social context for these clubs as well as their lasting influence in defining the unique San Antonio Sound.

As part of the city’s calendar of Tricentennial arts activities, Hidden Histories is a new monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio an inspiring cultural treasure. Over the course of 2018, Hidden Histories will premiere 12 monthly screenings live in our studio, free of charge. Each screening highlights archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; lost documentaries; forgotten narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues. Live screenings are supplemented by interviews and discussions with participants, family members of those featured, and field experts. Following each live screening, video segments are archived online for 24/7 access.

For more information on the Hidden Histories series please visit https://urban15.org/hidden-histories/

All live and online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge. Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78204) at 7pm on the first Monday of the month. Online screenings can also be viewed live at http://urban15.org /live-stream. Afterwards, episodes are archived on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheUrban15Group).