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Artists, Assemble!
Generous Art, an organization that for years has been helping artists sell their work, with part of the proceeds going to nonprofits, is undertaking a new project to benefit the city's art-makers: founding a professional association for artists that will fill critical gaps in Austin's creative scene. And it'll tell you all about it on Saturday.

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Rolling the Dice
There weren’t particularly grand aspirations when the pilot for The Adventure Zone popped up in the My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast feed.

12:03AM Thu. Oct. 12, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Dick Clark Leaves UT Major Gifts
Architect Dick Clark made a major impact on the look of Austin through his work for such local landmarks as the South Congress Hotel, 612 West, Fino, and Mezzaluna. But that didn't end with his death on Aug. 8. This week, the University of Texas announced that Clark's estate left funds to establish two new endowments at the School of Architecture.

2:30PM Fri. Oct. 6, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe may not have gotten much love in his lifetime, but he got a ton from the B. Iden Payne Awards Council Monday. When the theatre group announced the nominees for the 2016-17 season, Doctuh Mistuh Productions' staging of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe received 11 nominations.

12:05PM Wed. Sep. 20, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Austin Arts Give Harvey Relief
Stand-up comics and classical musicians aren't the first folks you turn to during a natural disaster, but that doesn't mean they can't be a big help when one happens. Just look at what a host of local performers have done to provide relief to Southeast Texans laid low by Hurricane Harvey.

11:01AM Thu. Sep. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Dusty-Danger Dog Day in Austin
Every dog must have his day, goes the old saying that I’m almost required to start this blogpost with. But now a certain pooch, adopted from Town Lake Animal Shelter by Austin-based playwright Timothy Braun nine years ago, is having an official day here in our bustling city by the river.

1:00PM Wed. Aug. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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UT: Major Arts Commissions Announced
This time of year, most talk about the University of Texas concerns the football team, but the arts may generate some chatter this week with the news of two major commissions: from public art program Landmarks, a massive mural by José Parlá and from the College of Fine Arts, an opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

4:00PM Fri. Aug. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Sam Shepard
The passing of Sam Shepard on July 27 was a monumental loss to American theatre and cinema, for which he produced many enduring stage plays, screenplays, and film performances. But Central Texas will be central to keeping his flame alive in years to come, as major archives of his work are held at Texas State University and the University of Texas.

1:08PM Thu. Aug. 3, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Getting Help for Art Venues ASAP
In his 2016 Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, Mayor Steve Adler called the lack of affordable space for artists a priority concern. Working out how to address that took the city some time, but this week the Cultural Arts Division is rolling out its Art Space Assistance Program and telling artists how they can tap its $200,000 in aid.

4:25PM Tue. Jun. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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