Daily Arts: Shows to Go Ya
47 Nonstop, Unsleeping, Possibly Hallucinatory Hours of Improv This Weekend
It’s not just that the action is nonstop, with so many troupes from the Hideout and all the other Austin improv venues joining in the madness.It’s that, as everybody else comes and goes throughout the marathon, eight valiant improvisers will be performing in every single show for 47 hours straight.

4:05PM Thu. Jun. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Force, Fuse, Flower: Colin McIntyre’s “Circumnutation”
Colin McIntyre hasn’t ripped up the flooring in an ancient Michigan warehouse and reconstructed its warped and thwarted grandeur in Austin this time.

3:35PM Wed. Jun. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Notes on the Classification of Spectral Lines ...
When traveling with Stephen Pruitt and Rebecca Whitehurst, prepare to cover vast distances. The wastes of West Texas. The edges of our solar system. The light years to Earth's neighboring stars. Based on the trip they take in their new theatrical collaboration, these writers/performers/science buffs like to go big when they go from home.

2:07PM Thu. May 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

West Austin Studio Tour: The Second Weekend
The first weekend of the West Austin Studio Tour, starting off with a community breakfast at the Dougherty Arts Center that reminded us of the culinary excellence of, among other sponsors, TacoDeli and Thai Fresh … that first weekend was one wet blanket of an event, wasn’t it?

5:35PM Wed. May 18, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Maker Faire Austin Returns
Because, among the many things that William Gibson’s oeuvre has made clear to us, possibly the most salient is that “the street finds its own uses for things.”

12:01PM Wed. May 4, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

ARENA: Dressage to Impress
1. Yes, Austin’s Jennifer Sherburn seems to have turned human beings into horses, but rest assured that she hasn’t done so in any literal, genetic-engineering sort of fashion, so, please, put those torches and pitchforks away.

11:35AM Tue. Apr. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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This Fresh Squeeze Is All About the Opera Shorts
Yes, that’s Austin’s own One Ounce Opera. The ristretto-strength renegades who overdubbed Jackass: The Movie with opera clips. The ones whose non-ironic cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” can just about alter your DNA.

10:00AM Wed. Apr. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

New Austin Show Celebrates the Lighter Side of Ethnic Assimilation
Coffee, which is originally from Ethiopia, is the background at Thunderbird on Manor where we met with Leng Wong of Lucky Chaos Theatre to find out more about this Living on the Hyphen show that she and Anuradha Naimpally are staging at the Long Center.

10:00AM Mon. Mar. 28, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

WagakkiBand Hits the Des Moines Embassy Like a Rain of Shuriken
Help me out here, people: Is there another band at SXSW that fuses traditional Japanese instruments – shamisen, shakuhachi, koto, and other things that originated in the 16th or even 8th century or earlier – with classic rock-and-roll style and Vocaloid pop novelty?

4:35PM Thu. Mar. 17, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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