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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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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


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


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


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


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


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

Word Is Out

After Broadway, Def Poetry Jam goes national and Austin's Pro Arts Collective snags them

Arts Feature, Feb. 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

Arts Column, Feb. 13, 2004

Sex, Lies and Fairytales

Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks' season opener seemed to be about journeys, with six choreographers charting the ways we get from here to there and what they mean

Arts Review, Feb. 13, 2004

Always … Patsy Cline

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of 'Always … Patsy Cline' radiates a warmth that draws the audience in close, to share a cozy moment with a star

Arts Review, Feb. 13, 2004

Shadow or No Shadow, It's First Saturday

February may be a month of uncertainty, but you can be sure that the first Saturday will find art galleries across Austin offering tours and special events

Arts Feature, Feb. 6, 2004

Where in the World Is Einojuhani Rautavaara?

The singular, compelling choral music of the Baltic Sea countries has grown in popularity, so Conspirare is exploring the region's sounds in Cool Blue, its first concert of 2004

Arts Feature, Feb. 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

Arts Column, Feb. 6, 2004

Don't Drown

In Rebecca Beegle's imaginative Don't Drown, Judy Garland welcomes Mary Shelley onto her TV show to talk about an apocalyptic novel, and the result is a compelling portrait of souls suffering in isolation

Arts Review, Feb. 6, 2004

Are We on the Edge?

Getting the answers to timely and timeless questions at the 2004 FronteraFest Long Fringe

Arts Feature, Jan. 30, 2004

1 Performer, 2 Shows, 19 Characters!

Arts Feature, Jan. 30, 2004

Dance Carousel 2004

Arts Feature, Jan. 30, 2004


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

Arts Column, Jan. 30, 2004

Pythia Dust

The folks at ethos boldly go where no one has gone before with Pythia Dust, an outer space musical revue that feels at once brand new and yet curiously familiar

Arts Review, Jan. 30, 2004

Survey Says: Arts Rule!

According to a new study, three out of four Austinites agree that the arts are where it's at

Arts Feature, Jan. 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

Arts Column, Jan. 23, 2004

The Human Touch

Violinist Laurie Young Stevens finds the passion and flash in baroque music

Arts Feature, Jan. 16, 2004

'Food Wine, and Thou'

In its savory new exhibition 'Food, Wine and Thou,' Studio2Gallery offers a feast of artwork whose succulent colors and scrumptious shapes aim to fill that empty space in your hungry heart

Arts Feature, Jan. 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

Arts Column, Jan. 16, 2004

'Dog' Has Its Day

Pro Arts Collective premieres Suzan-Lori Parks' breakthrough drama Topdog / Underdog.

Arts Feature, Jan. 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.

Arts Column, Jan. 9, 2004

End of an Arts Era

The most prosperous period in Austin's cultural history came to a painful close in 2003.

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2004

Top 10 Shows in 2003 That Shed Light in a Dark Year

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2004


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

Arts Column, Jan. 2, 2004

Hanging Up the Torches

After 20 years of juggling fire and other foolery, the Flaming Idiots are calling it quits.

Arts Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

New Wind to Blow Through Austin

Internationally recognized composer John Corigliano has chosen the UT School of Music to premiere his Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble.

Arts Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

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