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The Jonas Brothers are launching their most ambitious tour yet, dubbed simply "The Tour," which will include a stop at the AT&T Center on October 5.

On the massive 35-date stadium and arena run, starting on August 12 in The Bronx, New York, and finishing in Miami on October 14, the band will perform five albums every night. In addition to San Antonio, the JoBros will go to Arlington on August 30, Austin on September 3, and Houston on October 7.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of a trio of recent intimate shows the band performed, including one at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall in Fort Worth on April 26.

The band is touring in support of their latest album, The Album, set for release on Friday, May 12. Although the press release about the tour does not specify which five of their six albums the Jonas Brothers will be performing at each concert, odds are that they will be the last five, as their 2006 debut album is by far their lowest-selling release to date.

As tickets for The Tour will likely be in high demand, the band will once again be using Ticketmaster's Verified Fan presale to give fans their best shot at tickets. Fans can register for the presale now through Saturday, May 6 at 10:59 pm. Fans who are selected to receive an access code will be able to participate in the Verified Fan presale starting Tuesday, May 9.

Citi cardmembers and Verizon customers will have additional presales beginning on Wednesday, May 10, with other presales running throughout the week. A limited number of tickets will be available during the general onsale which begins on Friday, May 12 at 10 am.

The tour will also offer a variety of different VIP packages and experiences, with packages including premium reserved tickets, invitation to the pre-show VIP Lounge, specially designed Jonas Brothers VIP gift items, and more.


  • Sat Aug 12 – Bronx, NY – Yankee Stadium
  • Sun Aug 13 – Bronx, NY – Yankee Stadium
  • Tue Aug 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
  • Thu Aug 17 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Sat Aug 19 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
  • Tue Aug 22 — Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • Thu Aug 24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
  • Fri Aug 25 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
  • Sun Aug 27 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
  • Wed Aug 30 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
  • Fri Sep 01 – Saint Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
  • Sun Sep 03 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
  • Wed Sep 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
  • Fri Sep 08 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Sat Sep 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
  • Mon Sep 11 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
  • Thu Sep 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
  • Sat Sep 16 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
  • Mon Sep 18 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Thu Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • Fri Sep 22 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
  • Sat Sep 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
  • Mon Sep 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
  • Tue Sep 26 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
  • Thu Sep 28 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
  • Sat Sep 30 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
  • Sun Oct 01 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Tue Oct 03 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
  • Thu Oct 05 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
  • Sat Oct 07 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • Mon Oct 09 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • Tue Oct 10 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
  • Thu Oct 12 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
  • Fri Oct 13 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
  • Sat Oct 14 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center
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Online home searching platform Compass buys top San Antonio-based brokerage

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National residential real estate agency Compass has acquired Realty Austin and Realty San Antonio, in a move that will expand its position as the leading national firm and its growth in Texas by more than 600 agents.

Although the sale price was not disclosed in Compass' announcement, the local brokerages completed $5.24 billion sales just in 2022 alone.

Compass added that the Austin and San Antonio leadership will have direct oversight of daily operations as part of the terms of the acquisition. Realty Austin and Realty San Antonio co-founder Yvette Flores maintains that she and her leadership team will strive for a "seamless transition" into the national firm that respects the home-grown culture they have created.

Realty Austin was founded in 2004 by Flores and Jonathan Boatwright, and has grown through the years to become one of the most innovative brokerages in Central Texas and beyond. The company expanded its operations to San Antonio in 2021.

Realty Austin and Realty San Antonio CEO Gabe Richter said in the release that Compass' leading-edge technology will help his agents foster greater successes, particularly in one blossoming San Antonio category: luxury real estate.

"Our agents have consistently set records with remarkable achievements," Richter said in the release. "Now, by aligning with Compass, they gain access to a transformative technology platform that enhances efficiency and elevated resources that empower them to secure even more luxury listings."

Compass was founded in 2012 as the largest real estate brokerage in the U.S., and preserves its stronghold as the No. 1 brokerage in Texas thanks to its milestone acquisition. The national brokerage has already surpassed $10 billion in sales in Texas in 2023, according to the release.

“With this acquisition, we've positioned ourselves as Austin's leading brokerage — our commitment to setting new standards and inspiring innovation for all our exceptional agents remains the top priority while honoring what Realty Austin and Realty San Antonio has built," said Compass Texas President Rachel Hocevar.

Fantastic visuals and original story make The Creator a must-see sci-fi film

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In the relatively risk-averse world that is modern Hollywood, getting an original story is a rarity. The vast majority of potentially blockbuster movies these days are ones that have a connection to some kind of existing intellectual property that already has a well-established track record. So anytime something interesting arrives that’s not a sequel/reboot/remake/commercial for a product, it deserves to be celebrated.

And that goes double when it’s done as well as the new sci-fi film, The Creator. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world in 2065, 30 years after a sentient artificial intelligence detonated a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles. Joshua (John David Washington) is an American soldier who for years worked undercover alongside A.I.-enhanced robots, many of which are fitted with clones of human faces, to try to find their reclusive leader, Nirmata, in a part of the world now called New Asia.

A personal tragedy sends him into exile, but he’s recruited back into service by Colonel Howell (Allison Janney) to seek out and destroy a weapon that may turn the tide in the war for good. Turns out the weapon is a robot in the form of a child (Madeleine Yuna Voyles), and when Joshua discovers that fact, he finds it impossible to carry out the mission. Instead, he does everything he can to protect the girl he calls Alphie, with the military hot on his tail all the while.

Written and directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) and co-written by Chris Weitz, the film is astonishing in a number of ways, but mostly for its ability to draw the viewer in visually. The CGI is amazingly believable, making it easy to immerse yourself in the storytelling. From a foreboding super-weapon in the sky called NOMAD to the futuristic landscapes to the whirring metal cylinders that appear to be the brains of the robots, the film is full of fantastic details that make it a feast for the eyes.

The concept of A.I. is increasingly being used as a storytelling tool, and here the filmmakers seem to try to play both sides of the fence. Many people in the film fear its capabilities, especially given the nuclear event. But by literally putting human faces on many of the robots, it becomes more difficult to see them as pure evil, a dilemma that’s at the core of the problem for both Joshua and the audience.

Washington, who’s fast becoming as reliably good as his father, Denzel, is the star of the film, and he does a great job in that role. But stealing the show every second she’s on screen is Voyles, who delivers a debut performance the likes of which hasn’t been seen in many years. She is utterly convincing and heartbreaking as Alphie; while the story may have worked with a lesser actor, she helps take it to completely different level.

Also putting in great work are Janney, who proves herself as badass and fearsome a military leader as any man; Mark Menchaca as her No. 2; Ken Watanabe as an A.I. robot; singer-turned-actor Sturgill Simpson as a friend of Joshua; and Gemma Chan, redeeming herself after the misfire of Eternals.

John David Washington in The Creator
Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios

John David Washington in The Creator.

The Creator could’ve earned praise simply by giving us an original sci-fi story. But by accompanying it with awe-inspiring imagery and performances that elevate the story immeasurably, Edwards and his team have made a film that will likely be remembered for years to come.


The Creator opens in theaters on September 29.

Nola breaks new ground and a Hill Country eatery heads to City Hall in San Antonio food news


Editor's note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of San Antonio's restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our weekly roundup of essential food news.


The long lines at Nola Brunch & Beignets may soon double. According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Records, the brunch behemoth is opening a location at 1101 Broadway. The restaurant did not return a request for comment by publication time, but Nola executive chef Melissa Villanueva is listed as the tenant. It's unclear if this is a relocation or a second outpost, but the project is set to wrap up in March 2024. CultureMap will update as we hear more information.

New Braunfels will have a new dining destination when an ambitious redevelopment is completed. According to state filings, Wiggins Hospitality Group — the folks behind McAdoo's Seafood Co. — will renovate the town's former City Hall into a mixed-use building incorporating offices on the ground floor. New Braunfels Historic Landmark Commission records give more details about the unnamed eatery, including plans for a bar and courtyard. Construction is set to wrap up in May 2024.

Other news and notes

San Antonio standout The Jerk Shack will be featured in a new book from national food site Eater. The restaurant — an Eater darling since being named one of the best new restaurants in the country by Hillary Dixler Canavan in 2029 — appropriately contributed a chicken dish.

Favor gave some insight into San Antonio's ordering habits via its first-ever dining report, released September 19. Alamo City requested more orders for barbecue than any other city in the state but surprisingly fell behind Austin in overall taco orders. The delivery app also shared a few tidbits about how San Antonians customize their meals. Locals favor lean brisket, flour tortillas, chorizo, and — controversially — chili with beans. Read all the findings at favordelivery.com.

Not content at only being a Food Network personality, chef Braunda Smith is now set to break the internet. The owner of Lucy Cooper's Ice House will soon be featured on the popular web series America's Best Restaurants. The restaurant confirmed the filming via a Facebook post but did not share when the segment will be aired.