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Ishida Dance Is Back at Last With Faraway, so close
The year that Brett Ishida’s dance company made its debut, things looked great. Its first production in January sold out and was well-received. The company scheduled events in the spring to raise funds for a follow-up production in June. Then the rest of the year would be spent preparing for a third production the following January.

1:30PM Wed. Aug. 11, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2021: First Authors Announced
As you mop July's sweat off your brow, October may feel like a lifetime away. But the Texas Book Festival has just helped shorten that time span by revealing the first authors for 2021, a stellar group that includes Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth McCracken, Amor Towles, Sandra Cisneros, and Gabriela Garcia.

10:00AM Wed. Jul. 21, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Halloween Begins in Summer This Weekend
Halloween returns! After haunted houses around Austin were left unoccupied last scaring season due to the pandemic, the homes to things that go bump in the night are already starting to look for new ghouls.

2:30PM Fri. Jul. 16, 2021, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bullock Museum Cancels "Forget the Alamo" Program Under Pressure
In an ironic move, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum today (July 1), with three hours notice, canceled a talk with co-authors of Forget the Alamo, a new look at the myths and realities of the Texas origin story, after "increased pressure on social media" targeted the museum and its board of high-ranking state officials.

8:00PM Thu. Jul. 1, 2021, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Moontower Comedy Comes Back in a Big Way!
The Moontower Comedy Festival has been bringing comics back to Austin in single-show bits for a few months now, but until today, there's been no word about its signature extravaganza in which scores of comedians serve up a four-day binge of laughs. Now, its official: The fest will be back Sept. 22-25, with the milestone 10th edition featuring 10 x 10 comics.

10:38AM Thu. Jun. 10, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Jason June's Gay YA Agenda
Jason June is a fan of many forms of magic: the glitter of mermaid unicorns; Laura Dern’s mesmerizing turn as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park; and, as exemplified in his newest young adult novel Jay’s Gay Agenda, the simple magic of discovering yourself as a queer person.

10:40AM Tue. Jun. 1, 2021, James Scott Read More | Comment »

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Austin FC Launches ATXFC Artist Initiative
Sure, its attention is fully focused on what's happening on the pitch, but that doesn't mean Austin FC isn't thinking about the rest of the city it calls home. Case in point: the pro soccer club's new program to support local creatives, the ATXFC Artist Initiative, announced today.

10:00AM Tue. May 25, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Goes Hybrid in 2021
The Texas Book Festival survived the pandemic in 2020 with a completely virtual version that was spread across three weeks. In 2021, the festival will be back online, but only in part. Live events will make their return during a week-long celebration scheduled for Oct. 25-31.

1:50PM Mon. May 17, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Tony Hinchcliffe's Stand-up Racism
As he finished his set at a Big Laugh Comedy show in Austin last week, Dallas stand-up Peng Dang did a series of jokes related to #StopAsianHate." Then he graciously introduced the next comic, Tony Hinchcliffe, who asked the crowd to keep it going for “the filthy little fucking ch**k who was just up here.” No lie – Hinchcliffe’s actual words.

5:05PM Thu. May 13, 2021, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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