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In Memoriam: Draylen Mason
First things first: Draylen Mason was a musician. Let's be clear on that before this talented young bass player comes to be defined by his age or how he lost his life. He was active in the city's music scene and had been accepted to both the University of Texas' Butler School of Music and the University of North Texas music program. Mason knew the score.

6:25PM Fri. Mar. 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: The Comedian’s Comedian
At Sunday's SXSW taping of The Comedian’s Comedian, host Stuart Goldsmith described his show like this: “I take one headliner at a time and go really deep into their creative process. At about the 40-minute mark, I try to find out if they’re depressed. And if not, I convince them they are.” First up: James Davis.

5:20PM Tue. Mar. 13, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: Jo Firestone & Friends
Jo Firestone opened her SXSW Comedy showcase with crowd work, asking the audience who else they’d seen. Answer: Elon Musk and Lena Dunham. “Those people are here, and you chose to come to this?” she joked. Everyone was glad they did because surprise guest Jeff Ross joined an already great lineup.

6:02PM Mon. Mar. 12, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: The Randown With Robin Thede
Robin Thede, former head writer of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, and current host of her own late-night show, The Rundown, recorded an episode of The Randown, the show’s new companion podcast. First topic: Trump. Or as Thede put it: “The current president being sued by a porn star.”

2:20PM Mon. Mar. 12, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: Cavett on Comedy With Dave Hill
Dick Cavett was friends with Groucho Marx, frenemies with Norman Mailer, confidant of Bette Davis, and a character witness for John Lennon. But it was his friendship with Muhammad Ali that brought him to SXSW this year and into a hilarious and touching conversation with WFMU’s Dave Hill.

11:33AM Mon. Mar. 12, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

The Horrors of SXSW Can’t Touch Nate Southard
Of course there’s a plethora of horror-genre stuff going on at SXSW. Because the festival boasts a ginormous film component – one of its original big tracks, after all – and because horror is a perennial draw, audiencewise, and even auteurwise, right?

2:30PM Fri. Mar. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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In Memoriam: Ken Johnson
One of Austin's most versatile theatre artists and a key player in elevating both the quality and popularity of the stage scene here in the Sixties and Seventies has left us. Ken Johnson – or Kenneth O. Johnson, if you read any of the novels he penned – suffered a heart attack at home on Friday and died. He was 82.

6:00PM Thu. Mar. 8, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Music to Celebrate Women By
If you're looking to get an early jump on International Women's Day, we have just the event for you: The University of Texas' Butler School of Music is bringing together some of its most illustrious faculty members and singers from its student choirs for a celebratory concert at 5:30pm today, March 7, at Bates Recital Hall on the UT campus.

1:12PM Wed. Mar. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events This Weekend
The calm, so to speak, before the storm. The calm, but not the doldrums – because this is Austin, see, and there’s always plenty of worthwhile diversions from the quotidian blahs available to local citizens (and art-seeking tourists) regardless of any, ah, dedicated festival-based program activities. For instance:

1:00PM Fri. Mar. 2, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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