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Carol Channing (1921-2019)
You’re to be forgiven if you can’t recall a time when Carol Channing wasn’t a star. She and her platinum tresses and million-watt smile first lit up Broadway in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes back in 1948, and she’s been belting “Hello, Dolly!” since 1964. Alas, that star has fallen. Channing died Jan. 15, two weeks shy of her 98th birthday.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Graham Reynolds Is Doing What, Exactly, to the Alamo Drafthouse?
Got a press release for this Golden Hornet event the other day. Seems there’s going to be a listening party for the Sound of Science album fomented up by Graham Reynolds and Jeffrey Zeigler and their talented associates of modern musical brilliance.

7:00AM Wed. Jan. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Literally Show Me a Healthy Person
This is like one of those trainwrecks that you can’t look away from, OK, except it’s the written presence of a young woman whose intimate, drug-riddled, cum-stained, fragmented-text story is as deftly captured as it is harrowing.

8:00AM Fri. Dec. 28, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Post No Williams: A Vivid Section of the Human Animal
1) “What these are,” says my Uncle Stan, “are the record of often surreal but hauntingly familiar social misadventures, of the sort of transgressive carnal shenanigans that ensue after a young student of literature visits a secret research library and is bitten by a radioactive Russell Edson.”

10:00AM Mon. Dec. 24, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Calvin Gimpelevich’s Invasions Hurts So Good
Invasions, a collection of short stories by Calvin Gimpelevich – a young author who can be found negotiating a cat-crowded life somewhere along this country’s Pacific coast – is just the thing you want to be reading as the 21st century shifts into higher gear along the road to humanity’s self-destruction.

10:00AM Mon. Dec. 17, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Bill Leissner: I Shot the Eighties
With so much recycling of the Eighties going on – Stranger Things, Ready Player One, the Go-Gos musical on Broadway, Murphy Brown, She-Ra, I Want My All ATX, to scrape just the tip of the iceberg – we sure could use a look at the real deal. Well, one's coming in a book of images by Austin photographer Bill Leissner.

2:45PM Fri. Dec. 7, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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A #MeToo Measure for Measure?
When is Measure for Measure not Measure for Measure and yet is Measure for Measure?
Austin Shakespeare has the answer, and it's sharing it publicly on Saturday at the Ransom Center.

5:18PM Thu. Dec. 6, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Book This Gift, You Graphic Self-Chronicler
Not everybody’s going to conjure up a powerful classic like Art Spiegelman’s Maus. Not everybody’s going to render an intense work like Debbie Drechsler’s Daddy’s Girl. Like Chester Brown’s I Never Liked You. Like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Like Tom Hart’s Rosalie Lightning. Like –

11:30AM Thu. Dec. 6, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Revel's Existential Solstice
The wind blew, the snow fell, and the darkness of winter enveloped us. And yet we were warmed.
Such was the paradox of Revel’s Existential Solstice, the second concert of the classical music group’s 2018-19 season.

1:45PM Wed. Dec. 5, 2018, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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