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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 »

A Deep Dive Into Play
Got a little time to spend learning about and taking part in interactive story experiences – the kind of immersive narratives where the participants help develop the story as it's happening? Good. There's one coming up in Austin, and the whole thing should only take you, oh, nine months.

1:30PM Wed. Oct. 5, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Save Our Spaces March: "Give Us the Keys!"
With signs reading "Invest in Arts and Music," "Life Is Art," and "We Are the Weird in Austin," 75 local artists and musicians followed the Austin Arts Resurrection Marching Band in a second line down Second Street from the Austin Convention Center to City Hall to urge City Council to "Save Our Spaces."

4:30PM Thu. Sep. 15, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

SOS to Council: Save Our Spaces
While Austin city council members hunker down over next year's budget, local musicians and artists are assembling to make sure their elected representatives and city staff don't forget them or the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution. They'll march on City Hall this afternoon – Wed., Sept. 14 – at 3pm.

11:48AM Wed. Sep. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: The Arts Commission Hustle
The special called meeting of the Austin Arts Commission pretty well lived up to its name Tuesday as an SRO crowd at the Off Center reacted to the city staff's "Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations" regarding the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution, and the commissioners showed some hustle in addressing the crisis facing local creatives.

2:00PM Mon. Aug. 8, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Arts Commission Special Meeting
Cast your mind back to the week before July 4, and you may recall the early fireworks in Austin's live music and creative communities in the form of the "Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations" – city staff's response to the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution. Tonight, the Arts Commission wants your thoughts on those rockets' red glare.

11:46AM Tue. Aug. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals Shines Anew at the Alamo Drafthouse
From roughly the 1950s to the 1980s, corporate America commissioned tremendous numbers of lavish Broadway-style shows about sales and service for industry conventions that weren’t open to the public. Some of those shows, though, were filmed. Yes, and – Guess who’s got a collection of those films?

11:30AM Fri. Jul. 29, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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 »

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Two Austin Musicians Killed in Wreck Chris Porter and Mitchell Vandenburg taken in tragic tour crash
Chris Cubas: King for a Month How comedian Chris Cubas talked his way into being one of the wealthiest people in Austin – temporarily
First Look: Eberly Victorian and mid-century modern meet in contemporary space