Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition

Cornyation San Antonio s Outrageous Fiesta Tradition Fiesta San Antonio began in began as a parade in honor of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and has evolved into an annual Mardi Gras like festival attended by four million with than c

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  • Title: Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition
  • Author: Amy L. Stone
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 began as a parade in honor of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and has evolved into an annual Mardi Gras like festival attended by four million with than 100 cultural events raising money for nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Texas At Fiesta s start, the events were socially exclusive, one of the most prominent being theFiesta San Antonio began in 1891 began as a parade in honor of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and has evolved into an annual Mardi Gras like festival attended by four million with than 100 cultural events raising money for nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Texas At Fiesta s start, the events were socially exclusive, one of the most prominent being the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, a lavish, debutante pageant crowning a queen of the festival Cornyation was created in 1951 by members of the San Antonio s theater community as a satire, mocking the elite with their own flamboyant duchesses, empresses, and queens, accompanied by men in drag and local political figures in outrageous costume The stage show quickly transformed into a controversial parody of local and national politics and culture Cornyation is the first history of this major Fiesta San Antonio event, tracing how it has become one of Texas s iconic and longest running LGBT events, and one of the Southwest s first large scale fundraisers for HIV AIDS research, raising than 2.5 million since 1990.

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    1. 2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Amy L. Stone Cornyation1)This was a non-fiction work that documented the history, rise and influence of Cornyation Fiesta, an event that takes place in San Antonio. The book highlights the great aspects of the show: that is part satire, part vaudeville, part drag show, and lots of entertainment, woven with history. It has struggled to become accepted and by becoming involved in the AIDS crisis, has developed into a great organization.2) I loved this book, [...]

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