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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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Articulations

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

Arts Column, Apr. 30, 2004

The Old Majestic

The Old Majestic is an operatic valentine to vaudeville from composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez delivered with a disarming sweetness by UT Opera Theatre

Arts Review, Apr. 30, 2004

As Theatre for Children Matures

In 40 years of nurturing young people's love for the stage, Coleman Jennings has helped a profession develop, too

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2004

Oh, What a Lovely War Protest!

The Accidental Activist tells how the Lysistrata Project became a global anti-war phenomenon, from the perspective of Kathryn Blume, who co-founded and lived it

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Apr. 23, 2004

It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues

It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues is a blues primer covering every variation on the form, and in the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production its lessons are driven home with verve and fervor and musical excitement

Arts Review, Apr. 23, 2004

It's a Dirty Job ...

New arts tsar Vincent Kitch rolls up his sleeves to give Austin arts funding a clean start

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Cultural Shifts

The basic mechanism for funding artists will look the same, but the city of Austin's cultural contracts program will undergo some significant changes in structure

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Welcome, Cambiaso

A 450-year-old work of art by Genoese artist Luca Cambiaso that was recently acquired by the Blanton Museum of Art has been hung in its second-floor galleries

Arts Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Apr. 16, 2004

The Joke's on Bush

Newspaper cartoonist Dan Piraro launches a national stand-up tour, Bizarro's PolitiComedy-A-Go-Go, starring a "quartet of liberal wisenheimers" cracking wise about election-year issues, this week in Austin

Arts Feature, Apr. 9, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Apr. 9, 2004

Giving Voice

Students and colleagues sing in tribute to the late Martha Deatherage

Arts Feature, Apr. 2, 2004

Pop Goes the Art!

Thirty years after the 1960s, Pop Art superstar Peter Max is still making art and still pushing the brand, coming to Austin on a national tour of his paintings and prints

Arts Feature, Apr. 2, 2004

Bass Delay Gives Groups Room to Play

UT delays Bass Concert Hall renovations for local art schools

Arts Feature, Apr. 2, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Apr. 2, 2004

Tribal

In Ballet East Dance Theatre's Tribal, the company's original dances made you aware of the people around you and your connections to them

Arts Review, Apr. 2, 2004

Big Fat Independent Movies

Sending Off SXSW Film 04

Screens Feature, Mar. 26, 2004

Decade on the Vanguard

No. 10 looks like the best Salvage Vanguard birthday ever!

Arts Feature, Mar. 26, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Mar. 26, 2004

The Mercy Seat

With Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat, the dirigo group takes us back to 9 / 11 and shows a couple laying bare their relationship against that day's monstrous tragedy

Arts Review, Mar. 26, 2004

Past Is Prologue

Rodney Evans and 'Brother to Brother'

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2004

SXSW Film Reviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2004

Our Country Mapped in Music

The Austin Symphony's concert with Grantham's Southern Harmony, Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, and Gershwin's Second Rhapsody gives audiences a chance to hear how some composers describe an American sense of place through music

Arts Feature, Mar. 19, 2004

Happy Bachday!

What do you give a famous composer for his 419th birthday? The Budjanova Quartet is giving J.S. Bach a concert of his music performed by some of Austin's most gifted musicians.

Arts Feature, Mar. 19, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Mar. 19, 2004

Hamlet

Through the vision and skill of choreographer Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin told the story of 'Hamlet' with an urgency and imagination made the prince's pain palpable

Arts Review, Mar. 19, 2004

Feedback of a Different Kind

At last week's arts funding forum, artists gave city officials an earful – but not what they expected

Arts Feature, Mar. 12, 2004

Lights! Camera! Pedestrian!

This month Luke Savisky and Arthouse give a little nod to Austin history with a cinematic installation that involves showing film in and on Arthouse's home space at 700 Congress

Arts Feature, Mar. 12, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Mar. 12, 2004

Dark Goddess 2004

Director Bonnie Cullum makes a point of pulling you out of the modern world for Dark Goddess 2004 so you might be more receptive to its mythic message of the power of transformation

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2004

Rhythm of a Life

Tapestry Dance Company's Rhythm of a Life pulsed with a vigor and intensity that seemed to arise from new, deeply personal connections to dance and to life

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2004

In Person

The first book Jasper Fforde remembers reading, he told the smiling crowd at BookPeople, is Alice in Wonderland. Which explains an awful lot.

Books Feature, Mar. 12, 2004

Young at Art

At age 85, violinist Robert Rudié is still fiddling around – and teaching and acting and …

Arts Feature, Mar. 5, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Mar. 5, 2004

Finding a New Rhythm

After a health crisis, Tapestry's Acia Gray slows things down

Arts Feature, Feb. 27, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Feb. 27, 2004

American Arcana

The U.S. of Cyndi Williams' American Arcana is a country unraveling, and Refraction Arts' production portrays this with a sense of urgency and tension

Arts Review, Feb. 27, 2004

Austin's Cultural Makeover

Which arts facilities from the boom years were built, which weren't built, and why

Arts Feature, Feb. 20, 2004

Articulations

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

Arts Column, Feb. 20, 2004

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