What makes Kerry mad, dammit? Well, start with anatomically incorrect Ken dolls and run with it. As for Shannon (see Best Actress), she cries a river of laughing tears regularly at Esther's.
Think globally, dance locally in Bass Hall, or enjoy a homegrown whirled piece at Synergy.
Pogue never misses a photo op - you should have seen him shooting those flowery Annie Sprinkle closeups. Chronicle readers know him best for his relentless coverage of city hall.
At the helm of the Austin Lyric Opera, McClain has ignited a passion for musical spectacle that has ALO selling out performances and central Texans calling for encores.
The mother of Esther's (and new baby Susannah) tackles roles from Ann Richards to Patsy Cline to Alice in Wonderland.
Every week for nearly 20 years, this cast of dozens has managed to transform into a cast of thousands of comic characters both real and fictional - one finger on the pulse of Austin while another strokes the funny bone.
One space is small enough to be a tribal circle while the other is big enough to host a Buddy Holly concert; both are well-equipped to take you on a magical journey.
It's not the Metropolitan but it is a chance to enjoy art made by humans on the inside and naturally sculpted beauty outside.
Readers couldn't choose between Colburn's life-size metal-sculpted Native American pieces (as shown at Spirit Echoes) and Gruener's much larger-than-life portraits of single flowers (seen at the Westbank Gallery and Chez Fred). We'll take 'em both.
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