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April 30, 2004

The Harry Ransom Center has acquired all the professional and personal materials of profoundly influential acting teacher Stella Adler

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April 23, 2004

City Council adopts new guidelines for the Cultural Arts Funding Program, Michelle Schumann shoots off for a Canadian piano competition, and some 'palpable hits' to get your sweet William for Shakespeare's birthday

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April 16, 2004

New plans for the Long Center are unveiled, and a big push is made to get it built, plus Al Hirschfeld's widow and daughter speak about The Line King

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April 9, 2004

Choreographer Deborah Hay is welcomed home from New York, Doyle Bramhall rocks the house at Zach, and new plans for the Long Center are being unveiled

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April 2, 2004

UT delays the closing of Bass Concert Hall for a year, Conspirare wants to sing an ode by a young Austin poet, and Zach decides whether it wants to go out with Sally Bowles or Roxie Hart

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March 26, 2004

Helping ensure the future of classical music are four young Central Texas musicians who won the 2004 Pearl Amster Concerto Competition and two UT School of Music doctoral candidates chosen to learn conducting from Maestro Kurt Masur

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March 19, 2004

The LBJ Library swaps paintings with the National Gallery of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art gets $1 million for a new gallery, and Patsy Cline teaches you how to apply make-up

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March 12, 2004

The Blanton Museum of Art adds another Old Master to its collection, Cinqué Hicks adds Electric Skin to the Web, and Jay McMahan has his art added to the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Art Collection

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March 5, 2004

The Austin Shakespeare Festival gets a roof over its head and a place of its own, and Austin Lyric Opera gets a new season and a cool million

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February 27, 2004

The Blanton chooses designers for its village green, last chance for input on city arts funding changes, and Mr. Sinus' Owen Egerton gets hit by a train

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February 20, 2004

Deborah Hay wins raves, The Match in New York, and Ballet Austin brings a New York dancer to town to play Hamlet

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February 13, 2004

The city wants you as a Cultural Contracts Program peer review panelist, Michelle Schumann competes in Canada, and Uncle Cuddles gets a gig

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February 6, 2004

Georgetown High's annual musical needs your help, Ballet Austin's foundation passes the cool million mark, and there's new art at the convention center

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January 30, 2004

Choreographer Allison Orr pops up on the National Geographic Channel, and Ballet East and UT professor Bion Tsang are honored

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January 23, 2004

Playwright Dan Dietz gets his second play staged at the Humana Festival in Louisville, Johnson / Long Dance Company heads to Hamburg, and Zach shuffles its season

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January 16, 2004

Austin won't be a capital of culture in 2004, Martha Norkunas won't be the director of Texas Folklife Resources, and Lana Dieterich won't be opening 'Always … Patsy Cline' this week

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January 9, 2004

Leading off the new year with good news: an arts success story from the Paradox Players and grants for Austin artists from the NEA.

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January 2, 2004

Former fixture on the Austin comedy scene Charlie Shannon has passed away.

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December 26, 2003

Austin playwright John Walch goes to Louisville for its festival of new plays; Vincent Kitch goes to Washington for Americans for the Arts; and Everett Quinton goes to Seattle for a new production of Twisted Olivia.

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December 19, 2003

Austin architectural firm TeamHaas was tapped as the new design team for the proposed Long Center for the Performing Arts.

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December 12, 2003

Austin Shakespeare perseveres, Ballet Austin gets a grant for a Shrew, Zach hunts for a fundraiser, Mexic-Arte's Museum Store hits USA Today's Top 10, and the Funniest Person in Austin goes global.

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December 5, 2003

An era of Austin theatre ends as Austin Musical Theatre files for bankruptcy.

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November 28, 2003

Hogg Auditorium is headed for a makeover, Judy Jensen's Blue Willow is headed to the Smithsonian, and two local artists take the road to recovery.

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November 21, 2003

Two theatre companies may have to cancel shows if they don't raise funds by a certain date; ACoT gets down to business; and Hogg Auditorium is headed for a makeover.

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November 14, 2003

The Elisabet Ney Museum is headed for a makeover, Austin photographer Sean Perry takes the prize in New Mexico, and Chronicle arts writer Barry Pineo gets a publishing deal for an acting book.

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November 7, 2003

Renowned composer and educator Kent Kennan has died, longtime Paramount Theatre manager Paul Beutel calls it quits, and Vincent Kitch signs on as the city of Austin's cultural arts program manager.

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October 31, 2003

Leaders in the campaign to build the Long Center for the Performing Arts have decided to scale back the long-delayed project and build only two out of four theatres in an attempt to get it off the ground.

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October 24, 2003

Austin Lyric Opera's new artistic director receives raves for his conducting at Seattle Opera, Beehive diva Judy Arnold takes ill, and Chronicle Arts writer Barry Pineo gets a publishing deal for his book on acting.

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October 17, 2003

Last week for comments on the revamp of the city's cultural funding process, and chroegrapher Ann Carlson returns to UT.

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October 10, 2003

Nine current and former Austin playwrights storm the finals for the 2003 Hedieman Award, while playwright Lisa D'Amour storms New York.

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October 3, 2003

The Austin Circle of Theaters has handed out its annual B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in local theatre from August 2002 through July 2003.

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September 19, 2003

Actor, writer, director, singer, and Texas State University teacher and mentor Larry Hovis has passed away.

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September 12, 2003

A bright design firm on the Austin theatre and film scene, Star Costume & Clothiers, falls to earth, and folk artist Brother Jeremias Mysliwiec passes away.

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September 5, 2003

This fall, one of the city's most active and daring improv companies is calling it quits (or quilts, as their Web site has it): well hung jury is breaking up.

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August 29, 2003

Months of speculation come to an end as Austin Lyric Opera appoints conductor Richard Buckley to the position of artistic director.

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August 22, 2003

More budgetary bloodshed in the UT College of Fine Arts, as Daniel Johnson, nationally renowned early music specialist and director the UT Early Music Ensemble for 17 years, has been cut loose from the School of Music.

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August 15, 2003

The Austin Circle of Theatres has released the nominations for the 2002-03 B. Iden Payne Awards.

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August 8, 2003

Owing to budget woes in the College of Fine Arts, the UT PAC Prop Shop is closed for business, and local choreographers and dance companies earn national awards and international gigs.

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August 1, 2003

After three years of leading the drive to build the Long Center for the Performing Arts, David Fleming has resigned as the center's President and CEO.

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July 25, 2003

Theatre critics have a place to sharpen their craft and learn about their profession, and Robert Faires reports on his stint as a teacher there.

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