South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Stone: We definitely have a few special surprises in store for the February 12th show, and are partnering with Forbidden Fruit to have some fun giveaways and demonstrations. Great local artist Danny Jock is gonna be helping us out with some original Valentine's cards to give our audience..."
"...Known for riveting monologues and plays that get inside the heads of various fringe characters -- a rock & roll promoter, a drug dealer, a radio shock jock -- Eric Bogosian tries out his shtick in a new genre with his first novel, Mall. In Bogosian's apocalyptic vision, the placid center of suburban consumer culture is shaken by tremors of perversion and cruelty and finally explodes in a fiery volcano of ungodly violence..."
"...First-time director Montgomery calls her autobiographical film Art for Teachers of Children a "boarding school mel odrama," but the issues the film raises ripple far beyond the walls of an educat ional institution. Using actors McDonnell and Hannah to portray Jennifer (based on Montgomery) and John (based on Jennifer's real-life dorm counselor Jock Sturg es), Art for Teachers of Children methodicall y lays out the development of a sexual relationship between Jennifer and her cou nselor, who is 14 years older and married..."
"...First-time director Montgomery calls her autobiographical film Art for Teachers of Children a "boarding school melodrama," but the issues the film raises ripple far beyond the walls of an educational institution. Using actors McDonnell and Hannah to portray Jennifer (based on Montgomery) and John (based on Jennifer's real-life dorm counselor Jock Sturges), Art for Teachers of Children methodically lays out the development of a sexual relationship between Jennifer and her counselor, who is 14 years older and married..."
"...We don't have 'genre times' anymore; we're trying to get more diversity around the clock." Roberts adds that since November, he had tried to work with the Master Control people to put the show in line with the new, mostly local philosophy. Austin Music Commission/KGSR jock Kevin Connor, meanwhile, says that, "Lately, even people I deal with who've had reservations about AMN seem to be a lot more enthusiastic about it." Connor points out, however, it's not anything that AMN is or isn't doing that may be at the fore of its troubles nowadays..."
"...Mr. Popular D: Charlie Mayforth A well-liked jock discovers the true dangers of his popularity when he encounters an obsessed classmate..."
"...um, "GeePee" will be tossing from convertibles, never mind the Twinkies) is not to be missed. Emcee wonderboy Stuart Moulton will jock the VIP lounge, and the elegantly sassy Murrah Noble rocks the mic at Rain and Oilcan Harry's..."
"...More or less. You can hear Spector and slave-to-pop Joey Ramone twisting the radio dial intro to one of the great opening songs in the history of two sides, "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" When the bandstand jock intones, "This is rock & roll radio, c'mon let's rock & roll with the Ramones," and the rock & roll drums pound to the foreground, it's every call to arms since Troy..."
"...Cruising down Red River on foot, KLBJ jock Johnny Walker, his friend Gary Jerome, and myself are primed for Black Kali Ma; it will most definitely be a night to remember. Entering the venue, we veer right toward the bar, where Floyd is holding court..."
"...Likened to a gay, British John Hughes film, Shore's directorial debut is adapted from Patrick Wilde's play, What's Wrong With Angry? and tells the story of Steven Carter, a 16-year-old schoolboy with a crush on popular jock John. Steven is comfortable with his sexuality, but not enough to reveal it to his parents or schoolmates; John is far more conflicted, which becomes painfully evident as they begin to fall in love..."