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The Invoke Quartet in Quarantine Times
Hey, how is the Invoke quartet – last year's Best of Austin winner for "Most Foot-Stompin' Classical" – doing in our currently viral and socially distant times?

2:05PM Tue. Apr. 7, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Drinking, Writing, Staying Sober
There’s more reason to do some committed drinking right now, I’ll suggest, than ever before.

4:30PM Fri. Apr. 3, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

MacIvor’s House, Now In Your House
If you think your life is messed up, citizen, you’re not mistaken – but even right now it might not be as bad as Victor’s life. Victor, the contentious subject of Daniel MacIvor’s one-man show House, who didn’t need any novel coronavirus antics to turn his world into a devastated hellscape.

2:45PM Thu. Mar. 26, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Terrence McNally
"Nobody loves the theatre as much as Terrence." This observation about Terrence McNally was made by Nathan Lane in the 2019 documentary Every Act of Life. That great love, along with a 55-year career as a playwright, came to a close Tuesday, March 24, as complications from coronavirus took McNally's life. He was 81.

3:45PM Wed. Mar. 25, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
As noted elsewhere on this site, Austinites are wasting no time in taking their art online, making sure you have performances to watch and exhibits to view while you wait out the period necessary for us to be safe. Yes, most everything is canceled now, but you may have questions about when or if some arts happenings are coming back. Well, we have answers.

10:10AM Tue. Mar. 24, 2020, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Read It Local, Pump Up Your Volumes
Got a lot of reading time, lately, when you’re not struggling to survive this mess we’re in?

3:15PM Mon. Mar. 23, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Austin Arts Happenings Online: A Chronicle Round-up for Your Quarantined Exploration
So many Austinites doing live shows (or even something resembling what we’d call live shows) online now, it makes an isolated heart proud; it allows a person to take a brief downhome break from this waiting-waiting-waiting mess we’re in.

9:00AM Mon. Mar. 23, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Invoke: Live Virtual Concert Tonight!
On this day, when music marketplace Bandcamp defers its own (already small) cut of represented artists’ sales, to add support in this coronavirus time – so get in there and buy some audio brilliance while it makes the most difference, yo – the Austin-based Invoke quartet, totally unrelated, presents a virtual concert for free for one and all.

12:15PM Fri. Mar. 20, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Shows Must Go On(line)
Austin is a city of musicians, of course: The whole damn world knows that. But we’re also a city of other performative artists – actors, dancers, comedians, wrestlers, spoken-word poets, and even that one guy who rides a unicycle and juggles while his trained birds and dogs do their own cute shtick around him.

1:30PM Thu. Mar. 19, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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