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News and notes from the San Antonio art scene

Should you be conscious at the crack of dawn on Saturday, April 24, head down to the King William Parade to get a gander at this year's "Hee Haw"-themed Miss Southtown float. The float is usually constructed the night before the event by mosaic tile artist/Miss Southtown founder Oscar Alvarado and a motley team of sleep-deprived volunteers working all-night shifts. If you have any theme-appropriate props - wood, cardboard, paint, rope, beer - to donate to Miss Southtown Loretta Lynngua's float, call Alvarado at 862-1293. He might not usually ask for it, but he really does need help.

One event that might otherwise get inequitably lost in the Fiesta shuffle is the Star Shock production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, back by popular demand this month at the Alamo Street Theater on South Alamo. The "anatomically incorrect rock odyssey" runs through May 3. If nothing else, it is psychologically reassuring to know that if you feel like taking a break from face painting, funnel cakes, and tired blues covers, you can always pop into the Alamo Theater for enriching ditties about botched sex change operations and misguided angst. For show times, call the theater at 271-7791.

If you are one of the many talented graphic artists recently rendered jobless by the dotcom crack up, the Current is looking to fill just such a position. You must be lightning fast at Photoshop and Quark, and accustomed to working under significant deadline pressures. If interested, contact Jonathan Marcus in the Production Department. He can be reached at 227-0044 or at jmarcus@sacurrent.com. Serious inquiries only.


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