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Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Sometimes at a ceremony where awards are being handed out, there's one show that just seems to have generated some special magic and on which a lotta love is lavished. So it was at the 42nd edition of the B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards on Monday, where the Vortex Repertory Company production of Terminus received a total of 11 awards.

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Fantastical Fictions Features Robert Jackson Bennett
Tired of the election grind? Looking for shelter from the tsunami of last-minute political yammering? Join the genre-loving crowd gathered at Malvern BooksFantastical Fictions series – on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7pm – and rest your weary mind from the relentless apocalyptic carping of our current news cycle.

1:30PM Wed. Oct. 26, Rebecca Schwarz Read More | Comment »

Listen to MondoCon
Remember when local print empire Mondo was just dedicated to filling up your wall space? With MondoCon, its annual gathering of film poster and paraphernalia fans, coming up this weekend, the team is taking over your record player, too.

9:00AM Fri. Oct. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The One Thing That Even Houdini Couldn’t Escape
The one thing that Harry Houdini could never escape was his appetite.

11:42AM Thu. Oct. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Evidence for the Prosecution of Rock
1. Adreon Henry, smiling like a wily motherfucker with a sweet and nasty secret, hands me a blisterpak that contains a small cassette player. The player’s a device of heavy transparent plastic, some off-brand Walkman from the days before everyone had the world’s media on tap in their nearest pocket.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 12, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

A Bicycle Built for Tunes
Bicycles aren't just for personal transportation anymore. You can also use them to make music. Well, there's one of them you can use to make music: Steve Parker's Lo Fi Cycle, just installed on the Long Center lawn as part of Art in Public Places' TEMPO program of temporary art installations.

12:30PM Fri. Oct. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Grace Bonney Leads In the Company of Women Event
Bestselling author Grace Bonney has a long history of promoting collaboration and support between creative women in business. This Friday, Bonney will host a conversation with the Texas Book Festival to celebrate women in business and the arts.

4:50PM Thu. Oct. 6, Will McCarthy Read More | Comment »

Of Course, Music Is Never Your Sole Identity
There’s a small rack of music CDs sitting behind my computer screen at home: A useless format, now, those compact discs, as that new Macintosh doesn’t have a port for discs and I have no peripherals set up for the things.

5:00PM Wed. Oct. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Buzz on Buzzkill Comedy
The host and founder of Buzzkill at the Buzzmill, Katie Pengra, has left the weekly show and placed it in the capable hands of two new hosts. Like an almighty hydra, one goes, two more take its place. But just who are these couple of comics?

3:55PM Wed. Oct. 5, Spencer Beghtol Read More | Comment »

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Two Austin Musicians Killed in Wreck Chris Porter and Mitchell Vandenburg taken in tragic tour crash
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First Look: Eberly Victorian and mid-century modern meet in contemporary space