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Peter Stopschinski CD Release

As Peter Stopschinski explains it, about a year ago, his friend and co-conspirator in the Golden Hornet Project Graham Reynolds suggested that Stopschinski make an album of instrumental music that was just for Stopschinski's personal pleasure. So he did, and tonight at the North Door, he'll unveil the results in a free live show. Read More | Comment »

5:40PM Fri. May. 3, 2013, Robert Faires

Happy Bard Day!

If you don't already know, Shakespeare is a chronic condition. Once the Bard is in the blood, he's there for life, and the afflicted simply has to learn to deal with the cravings for iambic pentameter and profoundly human characters. Fortunately, books such as the newly published Living With Shakespeare can help manage the disease. Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Tue. Apr. 23, 2013, Robert Faires

HowlRound Spotlights Austin Theatre

Is Austin a theatre town? That's the question being pondered all week on HowlRound, a fascinating online center for theatre practitioners and thinkers to discuss the art of the stage – where it's headed and how its resources can be shared to better advance the art form. Read More | Comment »

4:20PM Thu. Apr. 18, 2013, Robert Faires

The Q&A Hole: What's One Good Thing About Death?

Ah, finally, the post-SXSW return of this weekly Q&A Hole seriesRead More | Comment »

1:03PM Mon. Apr. 8, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Fast Forward Austin 3

Nestled among the many festivals that mushroom across town every spring is one that's kinda easy to miss. It's just in its third year and unlike its more established brethren that span a weekend, it's just a day. But make no mistake, Fast Forward Austin packs tons of mind-blowing sound into eight hours – indeed, it rockets you into the future of music. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Sat. Apr. 6, 2013, Robert Faires

Abracadabra

Steve Miller had to sing for his supper, so to speak, at the 2013 Texas Medal of Arts awards Tuesday night. The Lone Star rocker was one of this year's dozen honorees, but he was also conscripted to play during the two-hour-plus ceremony at the Long Center. That proved lucky for those present, as his three songs were highlights of the program. Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Wed. Mar. 6, 2013, Robert Faires

Mary Margaret Farabee: In Memoriam

One of the city's most engaged philanthropists and energetic supporters of the arts has passed away. Mary Margaret Farabee, who was the original spark and guiding light for the Texas Book Festival, as well as an advocate for a host of other cultural and social causes, died Sunday morning after a long struggle with cancer. She was 73. Read More | Comment »

12:30PM Tue. Mar. 5, 2013, Robert Faires

The Q&A Hole: Which One Typeface Would You Eradicate Forever?

No formal education necessary. Read More | Comment »

11:45AM Mon. Mar. 4, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin's Kerri Lendo Has Almost No Shame At All

Yes, Kerri Lendo's going to be performing at Moontower Comedy Festival this year – but that's not what this post is about. Read More | Comment »

4:41PM Thu. Feb. 14, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Home Is Where the Art Is

Every FronteraFest has its unexpected and offbeat moments, but the one day that crams in more of them in more delightful ways than any other is Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, the day when you get to invade peoples' homes all over Austin for one-off site-specific performances. And this year's curator, Adrienne Dawes, has lined up some doozies. Read More | Comment »

5:00PM Fri. Feb. 8, 2013, Robert Faires

Precious Lloyd

Spirituals have long been recognized as an essential part of African American music, but little attention has gone to the composers who have preserved and developed a place for them in the art song repertoire. One – Charles Lloyd Jr. – gets his due tonight at the seventh annual Black History Month Concert hosted by UT's Butler School of Music. Read More | Comment »

3:35PM Fri. Feb. 8, 2013, Robert Faires

The Q&A Hole: Why Do We Need Any More Superhero Movies?

I mean, do we need any more superhero movies? Read More | Comment »

11:55AM Mon. Feb. 4, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Golden Hornet Project: Wolfgang-nam Style

So you know how Tom Hulce is all sweaty and coughing and writing like mad to finish that awesome Requiem Mass before he keels over from the poison F. Murray Abraham gave him? But he doesn't, and isn't that a shame? Peter Stopschniski thought so and decided the Golden Hornet Project should finish what Mozart couldn't. Read More | Comment »

2:45PM Thu. Jan. 31, 2013, Robert Faires

Sticking It to the Hyde Park Fork

That fork in the road, that gigantic silver utensil, like something stabbing through the meat of our neighborhood dreams. Read More | Comment »

11:27AM Thu. Jan. 3, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Who the Hell Is This Kaci Beeler, Anyway?

We figure you'd like to know. Read More | Comment »

10:15AM Fri. Dec. 28, 2012, Wayne Alan Brenner

In Memoriam: Phyllis Slattery

The Austin dance community has lost one of the dearest friends it has ever had. Phyllis Slattery, who just this month marked her 25th anniversary as the executive director of Dance Umbrella, passed away last night in Pennsylvania. She had celebrated her 54th birthday only two weeks earlier. Read More | Comment »

5:55PM Wed. Dec. 19, 2012, Robert Faires

Elementary, My Dear Dramatist

History may have denied us the opportunity to see what William Shakespeare was writing in the third grade – the definitive drama about robot zombies, perhaps? – but not so the budding bards in Austin's elementary schools. Several of them will have their tales performed on the stage of the Paramount Theatre tonight at 7pm, thanks to the Story Wranglers. Read More | Comment »

2:30PM Wed. Dec. 19, 2012, Robert Faires

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