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Gay Place
Where my queers at? SXSW, b'duh.
Columns  March 7, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...THE RAWK SHOW ART EXHIBIT Visual art by rawwwk artists: Nicole Steen (the Pop Tarts), Christy Kane (Hazard County Girls), Jarboe (the Swans), Jill Emery (ex-Hole), and more. March 6-15, 7-10pm..."

Stuck in the Middle
With Julie Goldman, how butch is too butch? How rough is too rough?
Arts Story  April 26, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...By all rights, wickedly funny no-holds-barred comedian/actress Julie Goldman should be a star. She's had the breaks: a small but memorable appearance as Meadow Soprano's college pal in The Sopranos; a founding slot in Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show; plus, writing for Joan Rivers' Fashion Police..."

Happy Birthday, Julie Goldman
LOGO legend performs at Lipstick24
DAILY The Gay Place  June 8, 2011, by Julie Gillis
"...Lipstick24 celebrates not only a year, this Saturday, as Austin's premiere ladies bar, but also the birthday of LOGO's Big Gay Sketch Show performer and comic, Julie Goldman...."

Rich Talarico
Key & Peele writer reveals how the comedy sausage is made
Arts Story  August 28, 2014, by Amy Martin
"...The four 2014 Emmy nominations include variety series writing and original music and lyrics. The show won a vaunted Peabody Award in February...."

Elaine Everlasting
There's no stopping the indefatigable Ms. Stritch, and why would you want to?
Arts Story  August 29, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...During a decade in London (the time when she was married to the late John Bay), she starred in West End productions of Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady and Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and put in four seasons on the Brit-com Two's Company with Sir Donald Sinden. And though she seemingly hit a valedictory peak with her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which earned her a Tony Award and an Emmy (for the D.A..."

Elaine Stritch (1925-2014)
Brassy Broadway legend truly at liberty now
DAILY Arts  July 17, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...The highlights of her career were noted in the introduction to an interview with the Chronicle from 2008, conducted prior to her performance of her award-winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, for Austin Cabaret Theatre: "Fifty-plus years on the boards that included understudying Ethel Merman in Call Me Madam and taking over her part on the national tour, starring in Noël Coward's Sail Away (written for her), replacing her former acting teacher Uta Hagen on Broadway in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and creating the definitive characterization of Joanne in George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company. And that's just in the States..."

Moontower Adds She Bang!
Christina Pazsitzky, Morgan Murphy, six more women join fest
DAILY Arts  February 5, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...You can now look forward to appearances by Chelsea Lately writer and co-host of Your Mom's House podcast Christina Pazsitzky, former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writer and current 2 Broke Girls writer Morgan Murphy, The Big Gay Sketch Show alumna and Julie & Brandy in Your Box Office co-star Julie Goldman, Last Comic Standing competitor Jessica Kirson, Setup Squad wing-woman and Count It Down host Helen Hong; co-host of the Baby Geniuses podcast Emily Heller; co-host of the Homeo and Juliet podcast Mary Patterson; and all the way from Austin, standout standup and No Shame Theatre host Kerri Lendo. These join 55 previously announced comedians, including headliners Dana Carvey, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Hader, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, and Amy Schumer..."

The Ladies Man
Leon Phelps (Meadows) has never met booty he couldn't plunder. Between his mile-high Afro, crème-colored flairs, and open-just-shy-of-the-navel rayon disco shirts, he's a walking anachronism, a pleasant enough fellow who...

Film Review  October 13, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Between his mile-high Afro, crème-colored flairs, and open-just-shy-of-the-navel rayon disco shirts, he's a walking anachronism, a pleasant enough fellow who just happens to fixate 24/7 on the female of the species. When he and his producer Julie (Parsons) find themselves unemployed after Leon's phat-mackin' radio show is canned due to lascivious content, the platonic duo must suffer the indignities of an ever-fickle marketplace, while ladies' man Leon strives to “get it on, babee.” Based on the popular, if minor, Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, and directed by House Party's Hudlin, there's unfortunately more padding here than in any other three SNL spinoffs combined..."

Battleship Paul F. Tompkins
The Cap City Comedy Club capos unleash the smart bomb that is comic's comic Paul F. Tompkins
Arts Story  April 22, 2005, by Steve Birmingham
"...A comic's comic, Tompkins is best known for his HBO one-man show, Driven to Drink, his Emmy-nominated work on Mr. Show With Bob and David, and a crowning stint on Real Time With Bill Maher..."

More Than Just a Giggle-O
The Ladies Are Funny Festival brings the distaff laffs and more
Arts Story  May 6, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...So, yes, women from all over the country and beyond, for three days and nights of comedy showcases and workshops and parties, as produced by Julie Gillis, with much help from Kerri Lendo, on the second stage of Salvage Vanguard Theater, just a little east of Manor Road's burgeoning restaurant row...."

Risk Immersion
Time again to sink deeply into FronteraFest's exhilarating experiments in performance
Arts Story  January 16, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...The Chronicle takes pleasure in offering you a guide to the fun. The Short Fringe – the showcase of pieces 25 minutes or less – runs Tuesdays through Saturdays, at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W..."

Quips & Squealers
Monday, Apr 5
Arts Story  April 1, 1999
"...CONSPIRACY THEATRE COMPANY: You know it's all a damn conspiracy, and these guys from Chicago are out to prove it. They take totally unrelated audience suggestions and weave them into a conspiracy by the end of the show..."

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
Screens Story  March 27, 1998
"...Gene's reluctance stems in part from the fact that he's not entirely out to his small-town, South Texas family. To demonstrate just how many obstructions he had to brook in order to capture Gene at ease, UT documentarian Kyle Henry steps inside the frame throughout the documentary as if to show the whole picture..."

Anything Goes
That free-for-all spirit is part of the kick of FronteraFest
Arts Story  January 11, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...So now's the time to work out what to see and when. This year's Short Fringe – the traditional showcase of pieces 25 minutes or less – runs Jan..."

Same Ballpark, Different Positions
Kevin McDonald explains how the Kids in the Hall have worked together 30 years
Arts Story  April 25, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...The troupe has since reunited for a miniseries, Death Comes to Town, and occasional tours. The most recent of the latter brought the Kids to Austin in 2008, and on the strength of some successful stage shows in Toronto last fall, the troupe accepted Moontower's invitation to perform..."

Calendar Listings
  June 9, 1995
"...It's only when you close your eyes that a genuine coziness settles upon you. Shearer has cast the show with singers of warmth and affection, and their voices are nicely tuned by musical director Allen Robertson (who also adds comical charm onstage as the laconic L.M.)..."

BS3 Picks & Sleepers
Arts Story  April 17, 1998
"...Every year when SXSW rolls around, the Chronicle tries to help those people whose eyes glaze over every time they stare at the mammoth list of showcases with those hundreds of band names printed in three-point type by running a feature called "Picks & Sleepers," in which Chronicle music writers try to handicap the many, many SXSW events with 80-word nuggets of text that say a little something about just who such-and-such a band is, where it hails from, and even what kind of music it plays. The context is most helpful..."

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
Arts Story  March 30, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner, Ashley Moreno, Sean L. Malin and Robert Faires
"...The funniest wheel of the early morning tricycle of KLBJ-FM's The Dudley & Bob With Matt Show is straight outta Brownsville (with a high school layover in Houston) and is old enough that he "watched The Golden Girls on network television." And why is Austin home for this seldom-touring stand-up man? "I graduated UT, eventually moved to L.A.," he says. "Came back to work on a film..."

Queertown: Laughs for Gays ... and Everyone Else
Dallas comedy troupe Queertown isn't coming to Austin to find refuge from Prop. 2; it's just seeking new fans for its upbeat sketch work that has quickly captivated Big D
Arts Story  November 25, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...Well, Queertown isn't seeking anything but a bigger audience for its upbeat sketch work, which has quickly captivated Big D. Though still in its first year, the nine-member troupe has been packing audiences into its monthly shows at the West End Comedy Theatre and snagged a successful main-stage performance at the 2005 Dallas Comedy Festival..."

The Art of Conversation
Austin Men's Project encourages young gay men to hone their social -- and safe sex -- skills through communication
News Story  September 24, 1999, by Clay Smith
"..."The prolonged incubation period of HIV infection feeds this misperception, since men who become infected in their early twenties are not likely to show symptoms until they are in their thirties," CAPS researchers wrote in AIDS, a professional journal, in 1990. The researchers have also determined that young gay men are staying away from AIDS service organizations (such as AIDS Services of Austin) in droves..."

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