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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage.
    Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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    Comedy

    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, followed by the sketchy antics of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with Allison Webster and Irielle Wesley's "fever dream variety show" Why Am I Crying?, then Y'all We Asian, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-comedic Midnight Society. See website for more!
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    Classical Music

    Beerthoven: HeBrews

    At first, you might want to kick a citizen – Beerthoven director Daniel Swayze, in this case – for making such an atrocious pun as "HeBrews" for this beer-fueled showcase of "music of Jewish descent." But then, listening to the celebratory sounds of klezmer, to the meditative music of Yom Kippur, to the memorializing songs of the Holocaust, you'll be so moved by the beauty and power that you'll more likely want to toast the man's curatorial savvy. Bonus: Rabbi Neil Blumofe of congregation Agudas Achim will recite poetry to the music of Viktor Ullmann.
    Jan. 25-27. Fri., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-20.  
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    Books

    Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review: Launch Party

    Celebrate the 49th issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review with J. Scott Brownlee, Alyssa Surabian, John Fry, Katelin Kelly, and Cindy Huyser.
    Sun., Jan. 27, 4pm
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    Theatre

    Heartland

    This play was written by Gabriel Jason Dean as a direct response to the true story of the U.S. government’s textbook propaganda contributing to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. This play draws a line from the Cold War to the war on terror and is a story of healing, grace, and connection. This play stars Lowell Bartholomee, Kareem Badr, and Kacey Samiee – directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex. And here's the scoop on the playwright and the play's origins. And here's what our Robert Faires says about the show.
    Through Feb. 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Theatre

    Paradise

    This bluegrass comedy brings its "irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show" to Austin before heading across the country. Imagine a sort of Music Man in a Southern coal mining town, as a charismatic preacher, saucy stripper, and greedy Hollywood production company show up to create their own version of the American Dream. Directed by Michael Myers for Austin Playhouse.
    Through Feb. 3. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $38-42.  
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    Austin Public

    Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a nonexclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. It is managed by the Austin Film Society under contract from the city of Austin, and operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16, and live streams. New training classes are ongoing; see website for calendar.

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