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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
    Mar. 2-3  
    Bass Concert Hall
  • Music

    S.G. Goodman, Marina Allen

    S.G. Goodman holds tight to her Kentucky roots. Still living in the small town of Murray, even as her profile has risen behind last year’s standout sophomore LP, Teeth Marks, the songwriter appreciates the perspective her rural background provides.: “There’s a million different ways to do this music stuff, but I feel something pure about having experience coming up as a musician in a very small town,” Goodman offers in her hard Kentucky twang. “Someone once said to me, ‘You can’t look at the person playing next to you at a house show in your small town as your only peer. If you want to try to make music on a larger level, then you need to realize that your peers are actually in L.A. and Nashville and New York.’: “I can become somewhat of an insider to that world, but they can’t come and be an insider to mine.”: Yet Goodman’s also quick to point out the eclectic Kentucky influences – from bell hooks to Bonnie “Prince” Billy to Slint – that impact her writing. Grounded in a defiant working-class Appalachia with tracks like “Work Until I Die” or “The Way I Talk,” she pulls equally on the deeply personal, complicated aspects of identifying as queer and progressive in rural America. That tension roars in freight train riffs as much as intimate confessionals, also laced with a wickedly wry humor that emerges onstage.: “I’ve been making my friends uncomfortable at parties for years,” she laughs. “I come from a very long line of Southern storytellers. I have a little bit of my daddy’s family’s eyes, and you’re not probably gonna know if I’m not serious until I either crack a smile or laugh.”
    Sat., Feb. 25, 8:30pm  
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