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San Marcos Fights to Preserve Historic First Baptist Church
The Old First Baptist Church in San Marcos has been boarded up for over 30 years. It stands on MLK Street, where the sanctuary was relocated after its original building was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan. One hundred and forty-five years after the fire, San Marcos is trying once again to restore it – and they have a fighting chance.

1:08PM Fri. Oct. 19, Hannah Wisterman Read More | Comment »

A Dance Writer Moves On
Oh, friends in Austin's dance community, this is news I'm sorry to deliver. After 10 years of writing about dance for the Austin Chronicle, Jonelle Seitz has decided to stop. The review she wrote of Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One has turned out to be her farewell piece.

1:40PM Wed. Oct. 17, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Grand Re-Opening of the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata
A two-headed duckling … an authentic Edison phonographic cylinder … a rattlesnake pen-holder … Marilyn Monroe’s last cigarette … a, what, a Feejee Mermaid?

1:11PM Wed. Oct. 17, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Lilah Sturges Releases Lumberjanes Graphic Novel
Sometimes we just want a cute, queer graphic novel where no one dies tragically, and now we’re in luck thanks to Austin’s own Lilah Sturges.

7:00AM Wed. Oct. 17, Ray Emerson Read More | Comment »

Liz Fisher Wins Princess Grace Award
Liz Fisher may be spending most of the next six weeks holed up in cramped rehearsal rooms and drab, tedious techs to get Street Corner Arts' next show ready for opening, but tonight, she's one of the Manhattan swells, glamming it up at a bona fide gala. That's because she's being presented with one of the 2018 Princess Grace Awards in NYC.

5:00PM Tue. Oct. 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Happy Anniversary, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Remember 2008, when the idea that the whole movie release calendar would be built around superheroes was laughable, and the suggestion that the Avengers would be a bigger, more reliable cinematic franchise than Star Wars would get you laughed out of Hollywood? Local printhouse and gallery Mondo does.

11:30AM Fri. Oct. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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'Tis the season for spooky activity, but if your taste for ghoulies, ghosties, and things that go bump in the night leans toward the nonfictional – i.e., you want to believe they're out there and seek evidence of their presence, then we'd like to recommend four spots in Austin that ought to scratch your ghost-hunting itch this week.

2:50PM Wed. Oct. 10, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

City Arts Funding: The Resolution
The three-act drama about city arts funding that opened Sept. 13 came to a calm close on Oct. 4, as City Council approved the FY 19 funding recommendations that the Arts Commission and Cultural Arts Division staff heroically reformulated over an intense seven days. But the play didn't end without a few words about how to approach the sequel.

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 8, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Arts Funding Matrix: Reloaded
After recipients of city cultural support reacted strongly to deep cuts in funding for FY 19, the Arts Commission had a working group reconsider the matrix by which funding amounts were formulated. It managed to cap cuts at 11% of FY 18 levels, and the Commission approved the new funding recommendations on Sept. 24. Now, they go to City Council.

5:00PM Tue. Oct. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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