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SA drummer Manny Castillo dies

Beloved San Antonio community activist, drummer, and arts advocate Manny Castillo, 40, died on Tuesday, January 6, of cancer. As co-founder and executive director of San Anto Cultural Arts, he fostered many West End murals; as lead drummer for experimental rock band Snowbyrd, he was a mainstay of the San Antonio music scene. There will be a viewing today, January 9, at Castillo’s Mission Funeral Home 520 N. General McMullen Dr., San Antonio, a Rosary at 7 pm, and a Mass tomorrow, Saturday January 10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1321 El Paso, San Antonio. Snowbyrd is scheduled to play this weekend at the Limelight in San Antonio.

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