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"...People read Don Graham for any number of reasons: to laugh, to disagree, to gain insight. For whatever reason, all Don Graham readers know he gets to the point, and quickly..."
"...Jeremy Bruch: Maybe best known in these parts as the drumming component of the Golden Arm Trio, the band that’s the epicenter of all things Graham Reynolds...."
"...Graham Nash made for the easiest rock star interview I’ve ever had the pleasure of conducting. The English light tenor is in town Thursday..."
"...Hardcore heroes, comedy at music festivals, and the ones that got away. Transmission Events principal Graham Williams talks the ins and outs of booking Fun Fun Fun Fest...."
"...While we don’t eat chicken very often, the co-chef around the house, my dad Jon Dee Graham, has been whipping up “Reckless Chicken” since I can remember. It’s an Italian pasta recipe he got from drummer Jay Nazz of Reckless Kelly, thus duly renamed in our kitchen...."
"...You don't need to know about Graham Franciose in the context of the Austin Art Garage...."
"...Directed by: Paul McGuigan. Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber, Leanne Best and Suzanne Bertish...."
"...Katharine Graham with Richard Nixon History books are like portraits. They present the outside surface, all objectively researched, studied, and posed..."
"...Well, yes, of course Graham Reynolds and Shawn Sides are a couple. A lot of people are couples..."
"...Jon Dee Graham..."
"...There's a lot to be said for the self-discipline of a musician like Jon Dee Graham, who waited nearly 20 years to release his first solo album. The most obvious point is that a lifetime of experience will be poured into such an effort, but then Graham's lived more than a few lifetimes..."
"...And just beyond the piano, framed by familiar cascades of long, brown hair is another grin, this more Cheshire Cat-like, that signals satisfaction with both the music and its performer's response. That would belong to Graham Reynolds, one of the live music capital's busiest musicmakers (Golden Hornet Project co-founder; frequent composer of scores for Richard Linklater films, plays for the Rude Mechs, and dances for Forklift Danceworks and Ballet Austin; and, as of this week, recipient of $95,000 in support from Creative Capital [$50,000 to develop his chamber opera Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance and $45,000 for career development])..."
"..."I see no benefit in it at all," counters Graham Parker. "For me a gig is a gig is a gig..."
"...Dear Editor, If you haven't seen Austin musician Jon Dee Graham live, then you don't know what you have been missing. I just had the pleasure of seeing him in a small listening room in Newport, Ky..."
"...His next scheduled performance is at the Austin Child Guidance Center benefit at Antone's, August 28, featuring the reunited Reivers and Ian McLagan & the Bump Band. Fellow True Believer Jon Dee Graham is also on the mend after being discharged from the hospital over the weekend..."
"...The artists of the world were there. Sol Hurok booked everybody: Kreutzberg and Georgi; Mary Wigman from Berlin she was the forerunner of Martha Graham; Uday Shankar from India; the Ballet Russes; the Abbey Theatre Players from Ireland..."
"...Wednesday, he also kept up conversation with me and his dad and brother – we flipped through the TV channels and he made it clear nothing was on he wanted to watch, even football ("College football," he muttered and made a face). He also responded to Lindsay Lohan on the news: "She looks terrible." They are also taking out that feeding tube in his nose, and will put him on soft foods – he successfully ate ice chips then graham crackers (with a little prompting) and swallowed them – this was an accomplishment...."
"...Since then, the award-winning animator has made tons of progress on the actual animation and roughed out much of the film with animatics. The voice talent is well over -- and very well done -- and Graham Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio, The Transgressors, and The Stay Gold Ponyboys have all been roped into the musical ring...."
"...The New York Times reports that at least one Republican (possibly South Carolina's Sen. Lindsey Graham?) and "perhaps as many as three of the panel's seven" GOP members will vote to approve Sotomayor's nomination..."
"...In the 1995 film Search & Destroy there is a brief scene that's set in Dallas; Don Graham, the president of the Texas Institute of Letters, English professor at the University of Texas, and author, is probably aware of the film for that reason alone, even though the film's subject is not really Texas. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about Texas literature or film escapes him..."
"...It's a miracle that Edna Ferber's novel Giant ever made it to the big screen, according to Don Graham...."
"...Six days after our lively interview at an Arboretum-area Starbucks, Don Graham sends me an e-mail that contains the following quotation from The New York Times: "'When they think of shows filmed in Texas, they usually don't think that's going to be a smart, intelligent, upscale drama,' Mr. Bark said..."
"...It is brought to us by the folks who produce all of the Norton anthologies, and has the same authoritative look to it. We recently caught up via e-mail with Don Graham -- UT professor and author of Kings of Texas and Giant Country -- who compiled the book and wrote the introduction...."
"...This original dance is the brainchild of Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills, who approached Hancock about bringing his work to the stage and engaged compositional wunderkind Graham Reynolds to provide its score and sounds. Together, the three set out to translate the dense, fantastic chronicle of the black-and-white Vegans, their discovery of color through the priest Sesom, and the fateful repercussions of that act from still life in two dimensions to motion and sound in three...."
"...I met Jon Dee Graham when I was 23 and he was 25. We were both struggling musicians, but little did we know the struggle had barely begun..."
"...Prelude: Scherzo Little does he know it, but Keith Reynolds is performing his pratfalls in the right place. Younger sibling of this evening's guest of honor, Golden Arm Trio's Graham Reynolds, Keith opens his brother's well-attended CD release party and buffet dinner with a bruising 45-minute impression of the late comedian Chris Farley envisioned as an earnest, acoustic guitar-wielding Austin singer-songwriter..."
"...After all, the Resentments are an unlikely band. But (Turner) Stephen Bruton and Jon Dee Graham are such well-established local singer-songwriters that being in a band together is almost an afterthought..."
"...edited by Don Graham..."
"...At the Texas Institute of Letters' 63rd Annual Awards Banquet last Saturday night, Don Graham, off-the-cuff scholar, TIL president, UT professor, and emcee, said, "I like the sound of 'president'" in his opening remarks. He also saidthat he likes the "trappings of power" associated with his position..."
"...Don Graham's book of essays, Giant Country: Essays on Texas (TCU Press, $22.50 hard) is as welcome as a couple thousand extra BTU's and a tray of margaritas in the midst of the blast-furnace heat of the most miserable summer in memory. With his finely tuned sense of what it means to be Texan inside and out, this spiky blend of ironic humor and observation is a cool tonic for smart Texans everywhere...."
"...Everyone knows Austin is the home of modern Roller Derby. But it's also the home of photographing Roller Derby, and longtime Texas Rollergirls photographer Felicia Graham is crowdfunding a collection of her visual history of the league that started it all...."
"...When requested to donate money - any amount of money - to the printing of this year's poster, which yearly costs $5,000, TIL declined. Newly instituted TIL president and UT professor Don Graham, who is just about as off-the-cuff in person as he is in his new book of essays, Giant Country: Essays About Texas, speaks to the issue by stating that "TIL is supportive in a general way of Texas Writers Month, but there isn't any special relationship between that organization and Texas Writers Month..."
"...10:30-11:30am CER E2.010Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson, Don Graham, Moderator: Mark Busby..."
"...Texas-born Stephen Stills talked about his unfinished autobiography, teaming up with guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg in the Rides, and his love of the blues, all while throwing the occasional barb in the direction of his bandmates of almost 50 years, David Crosby and Graham Nash. Stills performs tonight at the Paramount Theater...."
"...Directed by Jesse Peretz and shot on digital video, The Chateau follows the two brothers as their unexpected boon proves increasingly calamitous: The chateau is falling apart and debt-ridden, the staff is eccentric and demanding, and (don't forget) things run a wee different in the south of France, you silly American boys. By dumping the odd couple in this foreign land, the film pokes fun at their American ridiculousness: Graham (Rudd) fancies himself an intellectual, but he blathers on about The Celestine Prophecy and hilariously mangles his French (trying to convey his approval of dinner, Graham announces to the staff, "I love you potato"); Rex (Malco) sees himself as a player-entrepreneur, a deal-maker and a heartbreaker, but his attempts at smoothtalking the townspeople usually result in scorn or ridicule..."
"...In April, after six seasons, Justified ended the same way it began: facing off Givens/Olyphant and Crowder/Goggins. Graham Yost, who developed the series for TV, appears eager to return to the ATX Television Festival and discuss it...."
"...Let the casting begin. --Don Graham..."
"...After the boy declares himself a “free agent” (much to the surprise of his previously inattentive parents, played by Seinfeld's Alexander and Louis-Dreyfus), he teams up with pal Winchell (Mathew McCurley) and ambulance-chaser (literally) Lovitz to seek out a new homestead. The first half of Reiner's film shows us the various family situations North encounters, from Dan Aykroyd and Reba McEntire as a pair of rich Texans to Graham Greene and Kathy Bates as an Alaskan Inuit family (along with Abe Vigoda as grandpa, who ends up set adrift on an ice flow to await death, “before he starts embarrassing himself”)..."
"... I have no hidden marriages. They just sort of escape my mind." And when McCall's wanted to know why Porter hadn't stayed married, she said, "Do you know I attract insane people?" That's one of the many treasures in From Texas to the World and Back: Essays on the Journeys of Katherine Anne Porter (TCU Press, $26.50) -- specifically, it's from SWT creative writing grad Larry Herold's essay "Trapped by the Great White Searchlight: Katherine Anne Porter and Marital Bliss." Porter would have turned 101 on Tuesday, May 15, and to celebrate, half a dozen contributors to the book -- Don Graham, Mark Busby, and Dick Holland, among others -- will be at a booksigning and party at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7pm on May 15...."
"..."I like more characters who are more passionate than dramatic," said writer/co-director Andrew Matthews (with fiancee Katie Graham) about the locally-produced geekgasm comedy Zero Charisma, currently shooting in South Austin...."
"...Oh, and if you’re interested in seeing NRPS in their original configuration (yes, with Jerry), check out Fillmore: The Last Days (Rhino). Issued for the first time on DVD, it’s a curious look at the 1971 closing of the legendary San Francisco venue run by Bill Graham..."
"...He ain't in that book. If people want to think about me that way, that's fine, but it's not what I am." The writer Don Graham has argued that to understand Graves, readers must see that is both a regionalist and an "internationalist," a man of the world..."
"...For his part, Ratner seems unable to commit to film an image that doesn't contain some element of mismatched buddy hijinks (from last year's holiday heartwarmer The Family Man to his 1997 debut, Money Talks, and last year's Ratner-produced Double Take). The director's next project is reportedly an adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon (elliptically filmed by Michael Mann as Manhunter in 1986); perhaps his Hannibal Lecter will be a streetwise motormouth and his Special Agent Will Graham will be a pencil-necked geek who cracks the case by getting jiggy for a change..."
"...Austin’s largest independent concert promotions company, Transmission Events, has been sold to minority investor Stratus Properties, who now own 100% of Transmission and Fun Fun Fun Fest. Meanwhile, Transmission co-founder and booker Graham Williams has launched his own booking company: Margin Walker Presents...."
"...Better to just dive into the tome and begin wherever the spirit leads you. The spirit lead me to Don Graham's "Oil Field Girls," a little three-page marvel of personality depiction that tells the story of a security guard at UT's Harry Ransom Center who is supposed to protect the "Gunterberg Bible": "They kept it in a big glass case where couldn't nobody touch it..."
"...Dir: Jim Brennan; Prod: Kirby Warnock; DP: Randel Bird; Ed: Sandy Schwartz; with Don Henley, Dennis Hopper, Earl Holliman, Carroll Baker, Fran Bennett, Bob Hinkle, Rock Hudson, George Stevens, Jr., Don Graham...."
"...A Google search of my father Jon Dee Graham's name produces over 6,440,000 hits in one second, but there are still things you can only find out if you ask someone directly. How do you make an interview different for a musician who's been interviewed his entire life? Take him down into Blunn Creek and ask personal questions, that's how...."
"...Li'l worm nibbles: Chronicle contributor and new mother Amanda Eyre Ward confirmed that Sandra Bullock's production company, Fortis Films, has optioned her riveting debut novel, Sleep Toward Heaven (and that Bullock has expressed personal interest in the role of Fanny), while powerhouse HarperCollins, which originally passed on the manuscript (leaving it instead to upstart San Francisco publisher MacAdam/Cage) has purchased the paperback rights. Also: Sarah Bird said Don Graham called D.B.C..."
"...After all three men had died, an epic flood washed it toward the Colorado. The Texas writer Don Graham says that flood came in the late Sixties, but he can't remember how he knows that, and no one else seems to know at all...."
"...Brands' The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (Doubleday, $35), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer this year. His clients also include Texas writers Jan Reid, Mary Beth Rogers (Barbara Jordan: American Hero), Don Graham, the Chronicle's Margaret Moser, and Bill Crawford, among others..."