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Robert Faires is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he's been covering the local arts scene for more than 30 years. In 2011, American Theatre Magazine named him to a list of 12 of the nation's most influential theatre critics. He's also been active in local theatre since 1980, having worked on more than 75 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.

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Art From the Streets

This year's Art From the Streets sale, showing artwork by some of our city's gifted but homeless creators, boasts 2,300 works of art

Arts Feature, Nov. 12, 2004


The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of Crowns sings a joyous hosanna to the African- American tradition of the church hat

Arts Review, Nov. 12, 2004

Culture Flash!

New theatre that aims to light a political fire under you, a new warehouse theatre for South Austin, and Central Texans sing out at Carnegie Hall

Arts Column, Nov. 5, 2004

In the Pocket

Tapestry Dance Company's season premiere was a swingin' jazz affair that made the Paramount Theatre feel like a smoky little club between Birdland and heaven

Arts Review, Nov. 5, 2004

A Different Kind of World

Comics legend Joe Kubert talks about his life as it was and as it might have been

Books Feature, Nov. 5, 2004

I Hear Dead People

Berkeley's art team ARCHIVE brings recorded seances to the Austin Museum of Art

Arts Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Mmmm! Mmmm! Good drama!

Austin Script Works has four new scripts just out of the oven that it wants you to sample

Arts Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Culture Flash!

The UT Performing Arts Center is luring students into the voting booth with free tickets, and three local stage hits add extra performances

Arts Column, Oct. 29, 2004

'Ghost Stories: The Disembodied Spirit'

The Austin Museum of Art exhibit 'Ghost Stories: The Disembodied Spirit' offers enough engaging evocations of the unearthly to give you a pleasurable shiver

Arts Review, Oct. 29, 2004

Master of the Improbable

When someone says something can't be done, trust Turk Pipkin to say 'Wanna bet?'

Books Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Playing for Time

Turk Pipkin's 'The Old Man and the Tee' reviewed

Books Feature, Oct. 29, 2004

Triumph of the Yellow Kid

Comics are art, Spiegelman notes in his panel-busting history lesson

Arts Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Tripods Sighted Over Barton Springs!

The Violet Crown Radio Players are re-creating Orson Welles' infamous radio version of 'The War of the Worlds,' and this time, the Martians are landing in Central Texas

Arts Feature, Oct. 22, 2004

Culture Flash!

KDH Dance joins KDNY in NYC, Kate Catterall tells us how public memorials can heal, the city wants faces of Austin City Hall, and the UT String Project wants anything you have to sell

Arts Column, Oct. 22, 2004

Texas, Art Texas

When it comes to Lone Star art, Rebecca Cohen wrote the book (finally!)

Arts Feature, Oct. 15, 2004

Peter Pan vs. the Longhorns

Peter Pan has more than Capt. Hook to worry about this weekend. He has the whole Longhorn football team breathing down his neck.

Arts Feature, Oct. 15, 2004

Mail to the Chief

Vortex Repertory joins 27 other theatre companies from coast to coast in readings of 'Dear George: Letters to the President,' a theatrical presentation of actual letters from Americans across the country

Arts Feature, Oct. 15, 2004

Culture Flash!

October is Art in Public Places Month, and the Austin Shakespeare Festival invites you onstage

Arts Feature, Oct. 15, 2004

Expert Marx Man

Gabe Kaplan knows Groucho, and he's bringing him back to life on stage.

Arts Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

Payne Pleasures 2004

Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards

Arts Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

Culture Flash!

Tapestry can dance this season after all, Austin artists may be the new Marfa lights, Angelina Eberly fires up the Avenue, and 'Cracks in the Pavement' gets national recognition

Arts Column, Oct. 8, 2004

Shiny, Happy Creatures

With their vibrant colors and organic shapes, Faith Gay's artworks seem delightfully, hypnotically alive

Arts Feature, Sep. 24, 2004

Heavy Weather

An unseasonably mild year of city arts funding ends in a tempest

Arts Feature, Sep. 24, 2004

In Memoriam: Ralph White

Ralph White, Texas painter, UT Professor Emeritus, and Austin Arts Hall of Fame inductee, has died at age 83

Arts Feature, Sep. 24, 2004

Reviews Relocated

After seven years, the 'Chronicle' is returning arts reviews to the Arts listings and saying farewell to the 'Exhibitionism' page

Arts Feature, Sep. 24, 2004

Culture Flash!

New gifts to the Long Center, a new Little Elf for 'Santaland,' a new name for the AMOA Guild, a retirement at the symphony, and a return to Venice for Allison Orr

Arts Column, Sep. 24, 2004

Omnium Gatherum

The Zachary Scott Theatre Center production of 'Omnium Gatherum' starts as captivating, then rounds a hairpin turn to become compelling

Arts Review, Sep. 24, 2004

Meet the New Bosses

Long Center director Cliff Redd and ALO director Richard Buckley compare notes on leading an arts institution, the challenges they face, and being new to Austin

Arts Feature, Sep. 17, 2004

The Death of a Cat

C. Denby Swanson's unconventional new play, 'The Death of a Cat,' takes us into a weird world as dark and funny as an Edward Gorey cartoon

Arts Review, Sep. 17, 2004

Talking Through 'That Day'

Two plays – Omnium Gatherum and The Guys – try to express what happened on September 11

Arts Feature, Sep. 10, 2004

See You at the Fair

In his new show 'Funicular,' painter Joseph Phillips renders images of cable cars and Ferris wheels that cut across the canvas with geometric force

Arts Feature, Sep. 10, 2004

Where in the world is Deborah Hay?

Austin choreographer Deborah Hay, truly a global citizen, is in the midst of a major travel binge

Arts Feature, Sep. 10, 2004

Culture Flash!

UT Opera scores a wealth of green while ALO is in the black, and Salvage Vanguard Labor Party wins a vote of financial confidence

Arts Column, Sep. 10, 2004


Hans Frank's 'Ham' offers a political drama in which a seemingly good man experiences a dangerous pressure from all sides

Arts Review, Sep. 10, 2004

Change in the Weather

A different kind of summer for the city arts funding process

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2004

Always in the Best Spot

Harry Benson caught history in the making, at the center of it all

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2004

City of Brotherly Rudes

The Rude Mechs hit Philly with 'How Late It Was, How Late,' while company member Lana Lesley goes touring with SITI Company

Arts Feature, Sep. 3, 2004

Culture Flash!

Rob Nash's latest gets a holdover, and those truly were picketing clowns

Arts Column, Sep. 3, 2004

Bell, Book, and Candle

The comic skill of the actors in OnStage Theatre Company's revival of Bell, Book, and Candle makes magic

Arts Review, Sep. 3, 2004

The Good News at Rockdale

Theatre is helping to heal the community of Rockdale, and theatre artists with Austin ties are playing a part

Arts Feature, Aug. 27, 2004

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