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Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Where's the Fire?
When Mayor Steve Adler announced his Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, you could smell smoke from a wildfire. When musicians and artists told the Arts and Music commissions about the crises Austin creatives are facing, you could feel the flames. So, in the action plan just released by the city, where are the sirens and flashing lights?

11:15AM Fri. Jul. 1, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Alan Will Go On
It’s Alan – Alan Cumming – and he’s coming to Austin with his show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. Known primarily for his roles in various stage performances such as Cabaret and films like Eyes Wide Shut, this is a different kind of show for Cumming.

8:00AM Wed. Jun. 22, Shaun Lee Read More | Comment »

Year of the Booster
For anyone feeling down about the state of our city, the 24th edition of the Austin Critics Table Awards would have been a tonic. Even as attendees bemoaned the loss of arts venues and mourned lost colleagues, honorees took time at the mic to talk about how they came to Austin and found it a welcoming place, open to new ideas and to collaboration.

9:00AM Wed. May 25, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Star Turns
After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016, the members of the Austin Critics Table have agreed on the most outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for the 2016 Critics Table Awards.

1:40PM Mon. May 9, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Austin Opera's Joseph Specter Departing
Almost four years to the day after he joined the staff of Austin Opera as general director, Joseph Specter has tendered his resignation. This summer, he'll be moving west to take over as president and general director of Arizona Opera.

5:24PM Fri. Apr. 29, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

2016 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
The Austin Critics Table has named the 15th group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, honoring current leaders of Ballet Austin and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

11:00AM Tue. Apr. 19, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Culture Flash! March 2016
Breaking news on Austin's cultural scene this month includes national recognition for a local playwright, an international premiere for the symphony, and a very special trip for the ballet's Big Six-Oh.

10:30AM Wed. Mar. 23, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Marc Seriff Named New Long Center CEO
If you thought the Long Center's search for a new President/CEO to succeed Jamie Grant would take months as board members screened candidates from across the continent, prepare for a surprise: Just seven weeks after the announcement of Grant's resignation, a permanent successor has been named, and it's the center's Marc Seriff.

1:00PM Fri. Mar. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Mayor Presents Creative Stimulus Policy
Mayor Steve Adler rolled out an array of resolutions this morning to stimulate Austin’s music economy and support the extant ecosystem in times when affordability is of increasing concern in creative sectors. It’s the most substantial music and arts related action Adler’s made since taking office over a year ago.

1:35PM Fri. Feb. 26, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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