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Robert Faires

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Robert Faires is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he's been covering the local arts scene for more than 25 years. In 2011, American Theatre Magazine named him to a list of 12 of the nation's most influential theatre critics. He's also been active in local theatre since 1980, having worked on more than 60 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.

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Seventh Heaven

Michelle Schumann works to keep the Austin Chamber Music Festival fresh

Arts Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

July Is Crime Month: 'Texas Servant Girl Murders'

PBS' 'History Detectives' tackle Austin's biggest mystery: the unsolved string of killings in 1885

Arts Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

July Is Crime Month: Noir at the Bar

Hard liquor and hardboiled writers mix it up at Opal's South

Books Daily, Jul. 7, 2014 4:00 PM

Lone Star (In)Justice

Tales of true crime and made-up mayhem from deep in the heart of Texas

Arts Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

July Is Crime Month

As summer heats up, the 'Chronicle' runs afoul of the law, in fiction and nonfiction

Arts Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

Austin African American Book Festival

Biographer Arnold Rampersad headlines the eighth edition, focusing on inspiration for change

Arts Feature, Jun. 26, 2014

The Contemporary Austin

'Susurrus,' 'Music for Wilderness Lake' offer art for the ears as well as eyes

Arts Feature, Jun. 26, 2014

Spectrum Theatre Company

'Illumination Celebration' brings African-American theatre one step closer to the spotlight

Arts Feature, Jun. 26, 2014

'La Femme Bohème'

Puccini's Bohemians get an all-gal makeover

Arts Feature, Jun. 19, 2014

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

This play abounds in comic riffs on Chekhov, but it also taps the vein of human frailty in his work

Arts Review, Jun. 19, 2014

'Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué?'

San Antonio's Más Rudas Chicana Collective fills Mexic-Arte's summer showcase with work by women

Arts Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

There, the Magnificent

Kathy Dunn Hamrick's latest dance celebrated small virtues, little kindnesses, and the joys of being close

Arts Review, Jun. 12, 2014

Consummate Artistry

The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards

Arts Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

comPassion

In its latest festival, Conspirare finds passions thriving in 21st century music

Arts Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

Gold Show|Rose Show

In the sequel to the 2013 concert of the same name, Julie Nathanielsz and Heloise Gold came at dance from opposite directions

Arts Review, Jun. 5, 2014

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."

The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014

Arts Daily, Jun. 3, 2014 12:50 PM

'The Last Waltz'

Michael Schliefke's final art show in Austin prompts reflections on the art scene here

Arts Feature, May. 29, 2014

Funniest Person in Austin 2014

Cody Hustak reveals the secrets to his success in this year's comedy competition

Arts Feature, May. 29, 2014

Collective Strength

The 2014 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

Arts Feature, May. 22, 2014

First Street Studio

New Eastside performance venue debuts with Chaddick Dance Theater's 'Turned Inside Out'

Arts Feature, May. 22, 2014

'Barton Springs Underwater'

Photographer Martha Grenon dives deep into Austin's beloved swimming hole

Arts Feature, May. 15, 2014

Summer Fun: The Classic Beach Read

Recommendations for the ideal read when you're camped out in the sand

Arts Feature, May. 15, 2014

'Church of the Passionate Cat'

Underbelly Theatre takes you down some delightfully mean streets in its immersive noir adventure

Arts Feature, May. 8, 2014

'Play Ball'

Allison Orr finds dance at the diamond, choreographing baseball moves in a tribute to Downs Field

Arts Feature, May. 8, 2014

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014

Nominees announced, with top honors to a 'Vibrator,' a fixed 'John,' and a merry 'Roll'

Arts Feature, May. 8, 2014

Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall

Arts Review, May. 8, 2014

Table Banquet

The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards

Arts Daily, May. 8, 2014 12:01 AM

Fighting City Hall

What began as a play for Austin by a Ukrainian playwright has become a dispatch from the front lines of a war

Arts Feature, May. 1, 2014

'War Horse'

An inanimate steed of aluminum and cane Handsprings to life in this award-winning drama

Arts Feature, May. 1, 2014

Same Ballpark, Different Positions

Kevin McDonald explains how the Kids in the Hall have worked together 30 years

Arts Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

'This Is Where I Belong'

How smarts and gumption took Noël Wells from Esther's to 'SNL'

Arts Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960

Blanton Museum's music series turns the clock back to minimalism's early years in Manhattan

Arts Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

The Gospel at Colonus

After 18 years, Zach has remounted this mix of Greek tragedy and gospel, and miracles abound

Arts Review, Apr. 24, 2014

Charged Up

The 10th Fusebox Festival gets off to an electric start with 'Mozart Requiem Undead'

Arts Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

A Charge at No Charge

Arts Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia

Different Stages captures the small-town feel in Preston Jones' Texas drama, but the play's age is showing

Arts Review, Apr. 10, 2014

Carl Reiner: The Interview

On 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' Mary Tyler Moore, and Mel

Screens Daily, Apr. 4, 2014 4:07 PM

LipSchtick Traces

When Cindy Wood scores the big laughs at Esther's Follies, she's channeling comedy's funniest femmes

Arts Feature, Apr. 3, 2014

Cindy & Friends

Arts Feature, Apr. 3, 2014

Cindy & Foe

Arts Feature, Apr. 3, 2014

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