Arts & Culture
1992 Readers Poll
1992 Critics Picks
Best Comeback (Performance Division)

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.

Best Flower Twirler

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.)

Best Low Budget Theatre Productions

Not only does he make it seem like flashlights are a tour de force production choice, but he also gets the best actors in town to work under the wattage of two C-cell batteries.

Best Reason Not To Go To The Ballet

Like the season itself, the whole story could use some rethinking. Productions of it reek of habit, sentimentality and the profit motive.

Best Reason To Go To The Ballet

This guy loves his work. He loves music. He loves dance. He loves his dancers. All of it shows when the curtain goes up.

Best Theatre

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.

214 W. 4th, 477-3241

Best Wardrobe

"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.

Still The Closest Thing To A MACC

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.

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress

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