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Chorus Austin
With choral conductor Ryan Heller, Austin's gain is not necessarily Portland's loss
Arts Story  October 16, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...Ryan Heller, who makes his debut as conductor and music director of Chorus Austin this week, is currently the conductor of the Portland Vocal Consort, a professional choir, and he'll continue to lead that organization and direct the Pride of Portland Chorus and Southwest Washington Symphony as he leads the three ensembles that make up Chorus Austin: Austin Civic Chorus, Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Chorus Austin Consort. As he prepared to open the civic chorus' 45th season with a performance of Handel's Jubilate for the Peace at Utrecht and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Heller spoke to the Chronicle about his new gig...."

Game On Austin
Local video-game developers show their stuff. And beer!
DAILY Screens  October 8, 2009, by James Renovitch
"...In case you missed the banner likely hovering above this very blog post, the Chronicle and ScreenBurn at SXSW are hosting a gaming event (Thusday, Oct. 15) to bring developers and gamers together..."

Embarrassed for the 'Chronicle'
Postmarks  February 8, 2009
"...Wow! This guy had something bad to say about everybody and everything except the sex traffickers. Tying it to the Bush administration? I am embarrassed for The Austin Chronicle...."

'Chronicle' Has Failed to Bring Peace to the Middle East
Postmarks  January 9, 2009
"...Dear Editor, I'd like to thank The Austin Chronicle for its "coverage" of the Middle East crisis. Not only have you failed to bring peace to the Middle East, but you've raised the discordance in Austin. Way to think globally while acting locally...."

If Only the 'Chronicle' Weren't Made of Trees
Postmarks  January 4, 2009
"...Dear Editor, As an expatriate Austinite, an exile in Fort Worthless, I've sorely been missing The Austin Chronicle. Thankfully, I recently got a subscription to this liberal rag..."

Austin Pride 2008
The party goes on all month long ...
Features Story  June 13, 2008
"...THE GAY PLACE IS TAKING APPLICATIONS Your friendly neighborhood Gay Place is seeking two to four Pride intern-types to hang out and hand out Chronicle goodies to the hot and sweaty masses throughout Pride. You'll mix with our own editorial interns and Chrontouragers, at bars and events, at the Pride booth, and walk with us in the parade..."

Point Austin: Heat Wave
From Philadelphia to Austin, the air is burning
News Column  June 13, 2008, by Michael King
"...The occasion was the 2008 convention of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, a now-venerable organization of about 125 weeklies akin from across the country and including a few in Canada ( The papers range from independent, news-heavy warhorses like the Chronicle and The San Francisco Bay Guardian to quality fledgling upstarts like the Jackson Free Press (Mississippi) – four small newcomers crossed into membership during the meeting, with several more standing in line...."

'Chronicle' Reviewer Wrong About Our Compilation
Postmarks  May 19, 2008
"...Dear Editor, I am writing to you in defense of the recently released ATX Underground Compilation: Concrete Volume One, which received a very lackluster review in the Friday, May 16 edition of The Austin Chronicle [“Texas Platters,” Music]. Your writer Austin Powell complains that the compilation is "masochistic and monolithic" and says, "there is nothing [on] here that sounds … remotely new or exciting." Everyone is entitled to her/his opinion, of course, but it seems to me that if you are going to review a compilation of 18 bands, perhaps a half-sentence describing the different tracks specifically, both high and low points, might be more of a fair review than the sweeping generalizations mentioned by Mr. Powell in the above paragraph. And, since later on in the review Mr..."

DAILY Chron Events  February 19, 2008
"...AUSTIN, TX, Friday, February 15, 2008 – It’s time once again to honor the music that makes Austin the Live Music Capital of the World! Votes from this year’s Austin Chronicle Music Poll are being tabulated and the winners will be announced at the 26th Annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 12, at the newly renovated Austin Music Hall, the official kick-off to South by Southwest Music...."

'Chronicle' Ignored Great Artists Honored by the Grammys
Postmarks  February 12, 2008
"...Additionally, Herbie Hancock won Album of the Year for his jazz rendition of Joni Mitchell songs, River: The Joni Letters. This is particularly interesting in that one of the most incredible counterculture geniuses of our time was completely ignored by The Austin Chronicle upon the release of her Shine CD..."

Austin Film Critics Association Announces Top Pic(k)s
The AFCA anoints There Will Be Blood best film of the year
Screens Story  December 21, 2007
"...The membership of the Austin Film Critics Association includes Michael Barnes (Austin American-Statesman), Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle), C. Robert Cargill ( & Ain't It Cool News), Laurie Coker (The Hill Country News), Korey Coleman (Spill), Chris Cox (Spill), Cole Dabney ( & INsite Magazine), Victor Diaz (News 8 Austin), Chris Garcia (Austin American-Statesman), Robert R..."

Austin Theatre: What will be will be
Three Austin theatre artists – actress Lee Eddy, choreographer Robin Lewis, and Adam Sultan – dish about their visions of the year to come
Arts Story  December 29, 2006, by Hannah Kenah
"...If 2006 had Austin's artists dancing 80 feet in the air, what feats are in store for us in 2007? The Chronicle dishes about the future with three of the people who are sure to be big players in the year to come: actress Lee Eddy (Salvage Vanguard Theater/St. Idiot Collective), choreographer Robin Lewis (TexARTS/Zachary Scott Theatre Center), and actor/composer Adam Sultan (Salvage Vanguard Theater)...."

Austin Theatre: That was the year that was
Three of Austin's finest theatre folk - director/actress Lorella Loftus, director Sonnet Blanton, and lighting designer Jason Amato - describe how 2006 was for them and the local stage scene
Arts Story  December 22, 2006, by Hannah Kenah
"...If artists have anything, they have something to say. The Chronicle sat down with six of Austin's fine theatre folk to talk about the year that was and the year that will be..."

The 23rd Austin Jewish Book Fair
Thursday, Nov. 2, through Nov. 12
Books Story  November 3, 2006
"...**Recent coverage on the author's work can be found at, Nov. 27:30pm..."

Austin Needs to Be Especially Interested in 9/11 Cover-Up
Postmarks  August 11, 2006
"...This film is an excellent documentary that tells the truth of what really happened on 9/11 as well as truth of historical state-sponsored terrorism. I am writing this letter to The Austin Chronicle because I am continually disgusted by the lack of coverage that these films, conferences, and the evidence in general of treason receives from the mass media..."

Special Afghanistan 'Chronicle' Cover – Koran Version
Postmarks  April 11, 2006
"...Black, By the time the Jan. 27 issue of The Austin Chronicle made it out here to me in southern Afghanistan, the cover had been torn off..."

Bangkok to Dubai 'Chronicle'?
Postmarks  March 24, 2006
"...Dear Editor, Last month, while flying from Bangkok to Dubai on Cathay Pacific Airlines, we were amused to find a film review quote from The Austin Chronicle in their Discovery in-flight magazine. It was regarding Reese Witherspoon’s performance in Just Like Heaven..."

Grateful She Doesn't Live in Austin but Still Offended by Cover
Postmarks  February 3, 2006
"...Dear Editor, I am writing to complain about the poor choice in a cover photo for the Jan. 27th issue of The Austin Chronicle ["The New Texas Family Planning," News]..."

'SXSW Presents': East Austin Stories
East Austin Stories
Screens Story  November 18, 2005
"...KLRU, The Austin Chronicle, and South by Southwest have teamed up for SXSW Presents, an independent film series airing Fridays at 10pm on Channel 18 (Time Warner Cable Channel 9). Hosted and co-produced by SXSW Film producer Matt Dentler, the second season of the series runs through Dec..."

'Chronicle's Priorities Skewed
Postmarks  February 22, 2005
"...Dear Editor, If the length of an Austin Chronicle blurb is correlated to its importance than the priority you place on remembering Austin civic leaders is different than mine. Your Feb..."

'Chronicle' Stock?
Postmarks  February 4, 2005
"...Dear Louis, Will all us good Americans be able to invest our social security taxes into Austin Chronicle stocks, or do we only get to invest in Republican friends, arms dealers, Martha Stewart, etc.? How does one start one's own investment firm? You and me could make a killing. Do call...."

Austin @ Large: Over and Out
Thoughts on the first day of the rest of Austin's life
News Column  January 14, 2005, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Sure, it's important to have some experience and institutional memory, but right now, I think, it's even more important to have a fresh perspective. I too have become part of the furniture, which is not a bad place to be for me, but which I suspect will only make me less able to occupy this role as a chronicler of change..."

Sorry, No 'Chronicle' Welcome Package
Postmarks  December 21, 2004
"...Dear Editor, Does The Austin Chronicle have a welcoming package, which includes a "Best of Austin" guide, for new Austinites? I became an official resident Friday, Dec. 17..."

I Get to Decide the Rules of National Sovereignty and 'Chronicle' Editor Is Disgusting
Postmarks  June 28, 2004
"...To the editor, I don't know whether to be disgusted or amused at the incredible "title" you stuck onto my letter: "I Get to Decide the Rules of National Sovereignty and I know the Personal History of Most Iraqi Casualties" ["Postmarks Online," June 24]. Hey, The Austin Chronicle belongs to its owners and they can print what they want, but I will ask you to either replace that ... diatribe ....."

Read the 'Chronicle,' Burn in Hell Forever
Postmarks  June 11, 2004
"...I met a family from Austin here in Albany, N.Y., and we had a nice chat. The next time I saw the mom in the market I offered her an Austin Chronicle and it was as if I'd offered short ribs to a rabbi..."

Missing Austin
Postmarks  May 4, 2004
"...There is truly no place out there like it. I'm feeling so homesick here in Virginia, and I decided to hop on the good ol' net to visit The Austin Chronicle to soothe my soul..."

Rite of Spring: The Austin Fine Arts Festival
Local sculptor Damian Priour talks about being Featured Artist for one of the city's rites of spring: the Austin Fine Arts Festival.
Arts Story  April 12, 2002, by Robert Faires
"...He has contributed one of his signature Texas limestone and glass sculptures for sale in Sunday's auction. The Chronicle checked in with him to find out how he feels about being honored at this year's festival...."

Capitol Chronicle
Environmental groups notify Alcoa Corp. of intent to sue over environmental violations.
News Column  November 2, 2001, by Michael King
"...The occasion was not just another longneck two-stepper, but a fundraiser for Neighbors for Neighbors, the Lee and Bastrop County community organization that has been fighting the expansion of Alcoa Corp.'s Milam County strip-mining operation for several years. There was a silent auction and a T-shirt sale ("Austin Chronicle: Best Dragon-Slayer, 2001" read the shirts), proceeding comfortably amidst the broken-in Broken Spoke atmosphere of Good Times First, Fussin' and Fightin' later...."

Mr. Smith Goes to Austin
Writer / director Kevin Smith discusses his new film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Screens Story  August 10, 2001, by Kimberley Jones
"...Austin Chronicle: Your last two films were fairly ambitious pictures. It seems like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is pretty much the polar opposite...."

Austin Confessions
Chris Gray gets laid.
Music Story  March 9, 2001, by Christopher Gray
"...Any and all media. This vice-president for exploratory programming development called the Chronicle looking for inside information..."

Austin Studios Takes Flight
The past year has been witness to an amazingly cooperative tag-team project between the Austin Film Society, the Austin City Council, and the Mueller Neighborhood Coalition that -- as of now -- has resulted in a superstar studio setup that could well change the very fabric of filmmaking in Austin.
Screens Story  December 8, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Avellan's idea took root, as good ideas do, and before long Austin Film Society members such as Executive Director Rebecca Campbell and Board of Directors President Louis Black [also editor of The Austin Chronicle] were joined by members of Richard Linklater's Detour FilmProduction, and a plan of action was formulated. The question quickly became not "Why?" but "Why not?"..."

Austin Over Easy
The Chronicle Guide to Breakfast Dining
Food Story  March 13, 1998
"...Whether you're an itinerant musician building a career on the road or an appraiser of musicians determined to discover the next big thing, surviving the rigors of SXSW week calls for a good breakfast every day. The Chronicle food staff took this into consideration, and we're sharing the secrets of our favorite breakfast haunts..."

Austin Confidential
Interview With Actor Russell Crowe
Screens Story  October 17, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...Austin Chronicle: Romper Stomper was a huge success for you Down Under, but was released only marginally here in the States. Let's talk a little about how you got involved in the film...."

Neon Austin
South Lamar
Arts Story  May 23, 1997
"...Past the explosion of neon in between the 3800 and 4100 block - including Delwood's Fiesta Supermarket (38th & N. I-35), The Austin Chronicle (40th & N..."

Austin Music Network
Music Story  January 10, 1997
"...Mid Austin Chronicle Top 10 Videos 94..."

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
Arts Story  January 5, 1996
"...And here are two lists showing why the Chronicle critics agree. We didn't see everything (and we apologize to anyone whose work we missed), but we saw much on Austin stages that thrilled us this past 12 months..."

Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit
"They basically accused me of committing fraud"
DAILY News  February 5, 2019, by Mary Tuma
"...It’s so irresponsible and disrespectful. They basically accused me – and thousands of others – of committing fraud,” Garibay tells the Chronicle..."

Experimental Response Cinema’s Scott Stark Bids Farewell to Austin
Our interview with the filmmaker and programmer
Screens Story  January 31, 2019, by Josh Kupecki
"...Austin Chronicle: Well, I never thought I'd have to think about the George Clooney/Nicole Kidman 1997 film The Peacemaker ever again, but here we are. Your use of recontextualizing old film trailers and videos while inserting these discourses on various topics makes for a pretty heady and entertaining brew in "Love and the Epiphanists." How did this epic come about?..."

Storied Austin Drummer Hunt Sales Gets His Shit Together
Forty years of junkiedom ends in debut solo album for Tin Machine drummer
Music Story  January 24, 2019, by Kevin Curtin
"...Austin Chronicle: You're releasing your first solo album in your 60s. How did that come about?..."

¡Dale, Austin FC! MLS Makes It Official
Austin finally is a major league town, with soccer taking the pitch in 2021
News Story  January 17, 2019, by Austin Sanders
"...Garza pointed to her childhood in San Antonio, where Spurs fandom stretched across class lines, and Casar recalled PTA meetings where parents urged him to help bring an MLS team to town so their children could feel the impact of living in a city with a professional sports team. But both told the Chronicle they would carefully watch Precourt to ensure he delivered on the community benefits he promised "to the entire city," as Garza put it...."

Finding The Wrong Todd at Other Worlds Austin
Rob Schulbaum sees double in his new film
Screens Story  December 6, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin Chronicle: You were an editor on Family Guy for nine years. These days, it seems like working on a big animated show is a sinecure, because they'll never die...."

The Found Footage Festival Comes to Austin
Traveling showcase of video hilarity screens at the North Door
Screens Story  November 29, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: By now you and Joe are Those Found Footage Guys. Do people ever give you videos they've found?..."

Playback: 2018-19 Austin Music Poll Ballot
Kevin Curtin votes in the only election that matters, and you can too
Music Column  November 15, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Cast your own ballot now in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll...."

BMI to Open Austin Office
Performance rights organization landing locally in 2019
DAILY Music  November 8, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...A press release reveals that BMI is “actively conducting a search for the Creative executive to lead this office.” That person will report to BMI’s Creative Vice President Jody Williams, who the Chronicle has previously noted as a champion of Austin songwriters since the Seventies, as well as Assistant VP Mason Hunter. Both Williams and Hunter work out of BMI’s Nashville office..."

MLS in Austin: Someday, Someway
It won't be the Crew, but there will be an Austin FC, league suggests
News Story  October 18, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...But Council Member Leslie Pool, whose District 7 includes the stadium site, was less enthusiastic; on Friday, she renewed her call for Council to consider other development proposals for the 24-acre site. On Monday, Pool told the Chronicle she's not against soccer in Austin, just the way it's gotten here...."

Is Anime Pop … Austin’s Primo Anime Shop?
You betcher Godzilla-sized Gundam it is, baby
DAILY Arts  September 25, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: So, you’re the owner of Anime Pop?..."

Nighttime Heats Up With the Return of Austin After Hours
Taylor Ellison kicks off season two with an impressive lineup of guests
DAILY Chron Events  September 7, 2018, by Sarah K. Wolf
"...Inspired by conversations around culture and the pursuit of living well, Ellison shares empowering stories with a local angle. Several members of Austin royalty will be joining Austin After Hours this season, including recent Chronicle guest editor Ethan Hawke..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  September 5, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...That diverse slate of grant winners includes a host of directors and projects already covered in the pages of the Chronicle, including Dallas-to-Austin transplant Yen Tan. His narrative feature 1985 is one of the projects to share in the $110,000 in production fund grants going out to movies either currently filming or headed to distribution (that makes this a doubly exciting weekend for Tam, who is being honored as the first ever Tribute Award recipient at this weekend’s All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival - see our aGLIFF coverage for more details)...."

Austin Artist Pio Pulido Passes
Mexic-Arte Museum co-founder was a fixture in the local arts community
DAILY Arts  July 13, 2018, by James Renovitch
"...In a 2001 Chronicle article “Sin Fronteras” about the intertwining art of Austin’s Latinx community, Rob Curran described Pulido’s beginnings and desires for the future:..."

Mike Clark-Madison Out at Austin Monitor
Publisher steps down after a brief tenure
DAILY News  June 18, 2018, by Michael King
"...While Pagano will manage both business and editorial in the interim, the board also announced that the Monitor “will immediately begin an executive search for a new publisher and president.” Former Chronicle reporter, columnist, and editor MCM, who’d spent the last several years as a VP at public relations firm Hahn Public, says there are no hard feelings, and he’ll catch his breath, do some freelancing, and look for a permanent position come the fall...."

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