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New Funding, New Era, New Stages for the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
When the new millennium came to Austin it brought with it the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex – a fun time straight out of a kid’s dream with a bowling alley, skating rink, arcade, and movie theater. But now the theater collects dust rather than movie stubs.

7:00AM Tue. Mar. 28, 2023, Joelle DiPaolo Read More | Comment »

End of an Era: Funko Lays Off Mondo's Leadership
A major upheaval at Mondo, the Austin-based collectibles firm. The Wrap has reported that parent company Funko has fired several of its key employees, including Creative Directors Rob Jones and Eric Garza, and Senior Creative Director Mitch Putnam, the mainstays of its print division.

5:30PM Fri. Mar. 24, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Review: Hyde Park Theatre's St. Nicholas
Irish playwright Conor McPherson is a master storyteller whose monologue-driven plays create an atmosphere so intimate that they are more confessional than theatrical. Such is the case with his fourth play, St. Nicholas.

6:00AM Tue. Mar. 21, 2023, Bob Abelman Read More | Comment »

Ahead of SXSW Chat with Chelsea Handler, Jen Psaki Talks Life After the White House
Before her tenure as White House press secretary under President Joe Biden, Jen Psaki could walk across downtown Austin without being recognized. In 2008, she did exactly that, campaigning and working for then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

6:30AM Fri. Mar. 10, 2023, Dex Wesley Parra Read More | Comment »

A Week of Wild Tennis in Austin
The inaugural ATX Open wrapped up Sunday with a week of great matches, big crowds and a bright future. The brand-new Women's Tennis Association event was a big opportunity for Austin sports, and it looks to have paid off.

6:00AM Wed. Mar. 8, 2023, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Austin PBS Takes to the Streets for Muraling Austin
Austin's public art doesn't live on plinths or in galleries: instead, it's found on the walls. The city's monumental murals are now making it to airtime with a new series from Austin PBS, Muraling Austin, premiering on March 24.

10:30AM Mon. Feb. 27, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Alamo Drafthouse Rolls the Dice on a New Dungeons & Dragons Mural
Seriously, how is Slaughter Lane a place in Austin, and not a winding, mysterious, dangerous passageway through the mystical city of Baldur’s Gate? Now they are at least a little connected through a massive mural for the release of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

8:00AM Sat. Feb. 25, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Professional Tennis Comes to Austin
In another sign of Austin's growth, the city is hosting its first professional tennis tournament. The ATX Open, a Women's Tennis Association 250 event, takes place next week at the Westwood Country Club. With over $250,000 in prize money, it has attracted some of the world's best players, including a slew of Americans. Here's eight to watch:

12:36PM Fri. Feb. 24, 2023, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Review: Broadway in Austin’s Disney’s Aladdin
Like so many other animated screen-to-stage musicals created by Disney since the 1994 adaptation of Beauty and the Beast for Broadway, the story that drives Disney’s Aladdin has a much older soul – its original source material is a medieval Persian folk tale – that’s been sanitized, white-washed, and turned to saccharine.

9:30AM Thu. Feb. 16, 2023, Bob Abelman Read More | Comment »

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