Avaya Auditorium, 201 E. 24th.
"...The first volume of Robert Caro's protracted meditation on the dark side of Lyndon Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power, was published 20 years ago to almost universal acclaim. There was plenty about Caro's portrait of the young man on the make to offend Johnson loyalists, but his vivid presentation of the Texas Hill Country in the pre-electric era and his finely drawn character sketch of LBJ's political mentor, U.S..."
"...Sci-fi time-twister Looper may be the kind of genre movie that comes around once a generation and rewrites the rules, straight from the noir-fueled brain of writer-director Rian Johnson. "Noir gives you an opportunity to bring out the good and the bad in people."..."
"...They didn’t look all that remarkable – just two tiny, weather-beaten notebooks – but these artifacts steered much of the conversation at Friday morning’s Script-to-Screen discussion with Rian Johnson about his first film, Brick, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt...."
"...He also has a way with stereotypes. As with Driving Miss Daisy, the racial stereotypes presented are somewhat cliched, though Mister Johnson's setting in British colonial Africa in the 1920s makes the portraits understandable..."
"...Starring: Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Harvey and Solange Knowles. Borrowing the concept from the National Lampoon series from the Eighties starring Chevy Chase, Johnson Family Vacation substitutes the Johnsons for the Griswold family and the increasingly popular Cedric the Entertainer in the amiable Chase role as the ineffectual paterfamilias..."
"...“There’s an idea I’ve been exploring for the last few years,” says Brian David Johnson, “and maybe it’s a bit of a cliche, that we’re all part of one giant connected system and the universe is just this big blanket of energy. Like, we’re not born, we don’t die – we just bubble up out of something and then bubble back down..."
"...Dennis Johnson, the head coach of the Austin Toros and a former NBA star, passed away last Thursday from an apparent heart attack. He was 52 years old. After a 14-year career as a player in the NBA, during which time he won three championships and was an All-Star five times over, Johnson came to Austin in the fall of 2005 to coach the Toros in their inaugural season in the NBA’s Development League..."
"..."I remember in college leafing through an Artforum and not feeling too excited about anything," recalls Bethany Johnson, whose technically precise drawings of multilayered imagery were on view a couple months ago in her Justin Lane studio during the West Austin Studio Tour. "I finally found an image I liked, and it was an advertisement, featuring a schematic drawing of the gears of a watch..."
"..."Every day I look at myself in the mirror and think, 'Man or manatee?'" Ross Johnson is one self-deprecating bastard. He's just gotten off the phone with "one of his exes," he's got three kids, and he's anticipating a trip to Austin because, "for a middle-aged man, it's a busman's holiday." Local maniacs the Golden Boys invited Johnson and Jeffrey Evans, both longtime Memphis players, to play this weekend, Friday at the Scoot Inn and Saturday at Beerland, after a show in Memphis last year..."
"...Written in her signature down-to-earth lingo, Hilah Johnson's Learn To Cook: A Down and Dirty Guide to Cooking (For People Who Never Learned How) (Hilah Cooking, 308 pp., $20) is a good beginner's guide to cooking and a great gift for the drive-thru addict in your life...."
"...Having canceled last weekend's games due to the tragic and untimely death of head coach Dennis Johnson, the Toros return to the hardwood this Thursday facing the Colorado 14ers, 7pm at the Convention Center in Downtown Austin. Johnson will be honored in a pregame ceremony which will include a moment of silence, special music, a video presentation, and comments from Toros players and staff..."
"...Karey B. Johnson of Glow restaurant in Rockport is in love with the Texas Gulf Coast and its food offerings..."
"...On latest track “Small Leads,” Will Johnson lays down his pen and portrays a melancholic mood instrumentally. A lonely bassline, pulsing under a flood of mournful keys, conveys stillness and tension..."
"...This is an interview with Mat Johnson, who wrote the acclaimed Pym – which is somehow a popular favorite and a cult favorite, simultaneously, we'd swear – and who is most recently author of the novel Loving Day, which we've reviewed right here, just out via the Spiegel & Grau imprint of Penguin Random House...."
"...When she was a little girl, Shirley Ratisseau met Robert Johnson. Kind Hearted Woman Blues..."
"...Ann Johnson wants you to talk. She wants you to put your phone away, sit across from a friend or stranger, and have a conversation..."
"...Venus Isle has few surprises, which is both the best and worst thing about the album. It's slick, overproduced, or, as described with a rose-colored pen by the record company, "polished beyond perfection." Johnson's lyrics approach new-age hokey..."
"...When members of the community-supported agriculture program at Johnson's Backyard Garden (9515 Hergotz, 386-5273) show up at the annual spring potluck dinner at the farm this Saturday, they'll have the opportunity to witness the basic principles of slow money investment in action – the farm is in the midst of a major expansion fueled by small local investments...."
"...I hate to be the bearer of absolutely terrible news, but Toros coach Dennis Johnson died today, Feb. 22, after collapsing on the court during the team's practice..."
"...In her autobiography, Stolen Life, Canadian Cree Yvonne Johnson spares little in the telling of her life of abuse, incest, rape, physical deformity, poverty, and crime. Yet Johnson, who won't be eligible for parole until 2014, doesn't point fingers, make excuses, or otherwise deny guilt for the murder that got her a life sentence..."
"...Thursday night the Austin Toros returned to play after having postponed last weekend's games due to the tragic loss of head coach Dennis Johnson. They paid tribute to Johnson before the game and they'll wear memorial patches honoring DJ on their jerseys for the remainder of the season..."
"...Eric Johnson is all over the Web. Of course, you have to do a little judicious surfing but the first place to get your feet wet is at http://www.ericjohnson.com, the official Eric Johnson website..."
"...When the G3 tour featuring Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Adrian Legg kicks off in Concord, California on October 11 most Austinites won't be there to take note that Johnson's rhythm section has changed. Instead of longtime trio-mates Kyle Brock and Tommy Taylor on bass and drums respectively, look for studio and tour mercenary Brannen Temple on drums and Tones-era bassist Roscoe Beck (last seen with Robben Ford) to fill those spots..."
"...Kenton Johnson has his own list: His campaign website includes 10 fun facts about the candidate (loves Pluckers, can never remember lyrics). However, he's not a joke candidate, but a municipal judge, a former municipal prosecutor, and past managing editor of the Texas Environmental Law Journal..."
"...You'd think a man with so many books under his authorial belt, a man who's already won both the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, you'd think he might be just a skoshie blasé about reviews by now. But, at least when the man is Mat Johnson – who's the author of eight books and who's won those awards – blasé is in short supply...."
"...She left us more than two years ago, July 11, 2007, but still, I was caught off guard when I saw 2505 Camino Alto, the late, great Lady Bird Johnson's house, is now on the market. Built in 1965 (Lady Bird bought the house in the mid-1980s), the 4943 sq..."
"...If there is any justice in this world – there usually isn't – then Will Johnson will become as well-known for his painting as he is for his music. As a solo artist and member of Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk, and South San Gabriel, Johnson has forged a formidable music career, but also finds the time to explore visual art..."
"...Will Johnson is a man of many talents. Known primarily as the driving force behind Centro-matic and South San Gabriel and for having played alongside Jim James, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and M..."
"...Roy Williams, B.J. Johnson, and Sloan Thomas will be hosting a noncontact football camp this weekend that'll focus on the skills and fundamentals that make for a good football player..."
"..."Ballad of Yvonne Johnson"by Eliza Gilkyson, with additional lyrics by Yvonne Johnson © 2003 Gilkysongs, BMI..."
"...Next week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Dennis Johnson. Barely 52 at the time, Johnson, a former NBA All-Star and Finals MVP, was in the middle of his second season as coach of the Toros when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed outside team practice at the Austin Convention Center on February 22. In honor of their former coach, the Toros are hosting a special pair of back-to-back home games this weekend..."
"...In trucks, in cars, in buses and even coaches, they came to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum to say farewell to Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson. Most of them probably wouldn't recognize the name..."
"...10. Piffaro, Stadtpfeiffer (Dorian): "Renaissance dance music." This isn't Johnson's favorite genre, but pressured by the midinterview arrival of soprano Stephanie Prewitt and T.E.M.P..."
"...Venezuelan pitcher Billy Ray "Rojo" Johnson made his pro baseball debut for the Express last night and was ejected after throwing just one pitch. Rojo looked suspiciously like comedian Will Ferrell who was in attendance at the game in support of the Cancer for College golf tourney being held Monday, May 10..."
"...The Austin Toros announced today that a memorial service honoring coach Dennis Johnson will be held Sunday, Feb. 25, 4pm, at the David Chapel Baptist Church, 2211 E..."
"...Monsarrat, I'm very glad to know that you have this incredible vision into the Arab mentality and their reasons for hating our government or us ["Postmarks Online," June 17]. Have you actually been there or did you figure all of this out from your home in Johnson City? Could it have anything to do with our country (which used to be considered the good guys by most of the world) invading and occupying a foreign country without being provoked, based on speculative intelligence, a president with a personal agenda, and reasons given to us 16 months ago that turned out to be mostly simple lies..."
"...By his own account, Will Johnson plays drums like a frustrated guitarist...."
"...Daniel Johnson doesn't look like a rebel. And he certainly doesn't sound like a rebel..."
"...No one is very likely to mistake Craig Hella Johnson for a mad scientist. The founder of the professional choral ensemble Conspirare and its artistic director for, lo, these 16 years is too boyish in appearance, too soft-spoken, and too, well, cheerful to pass for take-over-the-planet insane..."
"...Although Chris Isaak sings "I'm the original American boy" during the opening of his Showtime series The Chris Isaak Show, it may well be the theme song of his band's drummer, Kenney Dale Johnson...."
"...Directed by: Rian Johnson. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Pierce Gagnon...."
"...Nonetheless, tarry is what these two men do, perched as respectfully as possible on an ancient monument, surrounded by other gargantuan gravestones bearing the poignant legends "Mother," "Father," "Our Baby Daughter." Together, Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Centro-matic's Will Johnson hold court amid the dead in a museum dedicated to absence...."
"...Directed by: Rian Johnson. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Nora Zehetner, Noah Segan, Noah Fleiss, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good and Richard Roundtree..."
"...Directed by: John S. Johnson..."
"...Directed by: Rian Johnson. Starring: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane and Maximilian Schell..."
"...Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Aaron Paul, Ryan Hansen and Tim Griffin...."
"...Directed by: Liza Johnson. Starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts and Tate Donovan...."
"...By the time I had started collaborating with Darla Johnson, she had already been a member of New Movement Theater, Options to Opera, Big State Productions, and Migration Performance Group. These ensembles included such future notables as Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (then known as John Perkins), Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Tim Mateer (Greater Tuna), John Hagen (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and playwright/actress Amparo Garcia (the Living Room storytelling series)..."