The folks in Tuna offer support to Austin Musical Theatre students, Austin's Santa finds his Mrs. Claus, and the city seeks Art in Public Places panelists.

Tuna Helper

Of all people to be pledging support for young artists, especially budding thespians in this hotbed of bohemianism! Could that truly be Tuna, Tex.'s very own Vera Carp making a pitch for the Austin Musical Theatre Performing Arts Academy?!? Well, as Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie would say, "It is, it is!" The fashion maven of the third-smallest town in Texas is seeing to it that a percentage of the money from tickets sold to the upcoming 20th anniversary production of Greater Tuna, running April 16-21 at the Paramount Theatre, will go toward scholarships for all those junior Fosses and Reinkings-in-training at AMT's academy. Now, there's a catch (as there typically is with Vera): For those AMT kids to get $5 from each ticket you buy, you have to request the "Y-Type Special" from your box office representative. Practice saying it with me: "Y-Type Special." You may sound silly saying it, but Jaston Williams and Joe Sears have been saying silly things for 20 years and look where it got them. Besides, it's for a good cause. Tickets may be purchased by calling 469-SHOW.

Santa's Not Single No More

Congratulations to Carl Anderson and Peyton Hayslip on their recent marriage. Austin's Kris Kringle in the flesh and the award-winning actor from Degas' Little Dancer exchanged vows in a small private ceremony in Tarrytown on March 13, with Hayslip's daughter Tiger Darrow, a performer in her own right and collaborator with Anderson on the FronteraFest/Playfest piece Hold On to Your Dreams, as their witness. By all accounts, it was a joyous union. You can tell this is a show-business couple, however. The event was such a hit that they're bringing it back for another run: The happy couple will be restaging the ceremony for family and friends on the one-month anniversary of the wedding. By the way, don't bother with the "Mr. and Mrs. Claus" jokes. They've been there and done that.

Calling All Panelists!

If the recent controversy involving the city of Austin's Art in Public Places program sparked your interest, take note: The city is seeking folks to serve on the AIPP Panel. Qualified visual art and design professionals are needed to make recommendations to the Austin Arts Commission regarding Art in Public Places and related issues. Three positions are currently open. Applications are available at www.cityofaustin/aipp or may be obtained at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Room 201. Call 397-1455 for information. The deadline for applications is Friday April 5, 2002, at 5pm.

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