Barton has done a remarkable turnaround from her No-Show Lou reputation to being Loulou On The Spot. Lou Ann has provided the soundtrack for some of the best nights we've ever experienced and these days, she just gets better. That's no small praise, seeing as how the Fort Worth native's tenure has lasted nearly 18 years here.
This category is a bit confining: Carl Hickerson may well be Sixth Street's most colorful and recognized personality, never mind the "crazy" appellation sometimes patched to his name. The clubs come and go and change names, but along with frat rats, bowheads and street corner musicians, Carl and his carnations are one of the sights you can always count on seeing. (P.S. He has a secret to twirling the flowers: he inserts a straight pin into the stem's bottom and spins them thusly.)
Throughout the years, CCP has provided a venue for some of the finest productions in Austin, both mainstream and avant garde alike. Though some may yearn for the theatres of The Great White Way, we prefer the intimate setting that this space offers - the connection between performer and audience. Try that in the Wintergarden when you're in row 345 Z.
"Oh, it's just a little something I threw together... " In some cases, that's a literal report, like with the earrings the owner of Electric Ladyland/Lucy In Disguise will Crazy Glue together at the last minute to complete her ensemble before going out. We're not just talking color coordination here, we're talking, on her best nights, virtual themes (but not costumes; we're talking gen-u-wine outfits here). At her best, she's stunning, and even casual, it always hangs together.
Since the Mexican-American Cultural Center proposal was voted down recently, it seems especially appropriate to mention the numerous contributions made by Mexic-Arte Museum. Not only does the museum serve the Mexican-American community through exhibits, workshops, grants and more, the support of the museum continually goes beyond any racial bounds.
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