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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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