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"...Opening with Jackie Wilson’s eternal flame “Higher and Higher,” the Detroit powerhouse was into “Think” by the third song, and 30 minutes in – when she made her trademark early exit (into an black-curtained enclosure onstage ) – the Moody was losing its ever loving mind. Her 20-piece backing band, half of it horns, held the line as Franklin caught her breath and no doubt slipped out of her three-inch heels for 10 minutes, but when both halves were reunited the song selection devolved into a mixture of new and lesser known material...."
"..."Exit, pursued by a bear." Shakespeare's instruction to Antigonus is perhaps his most famous stage direction of all, and it's faithfully executed in Present Company's current production of The Winter's Tale. Audience members, however, are more likely to be pursued by a chicken...."
"...The Hustle is sympathetic to the messages of breaking the global financial choke hold our unelected financial elites have on the globe, and also to the protesters and their as-yet-uncrystallized message. As Salon blogger Glenn Greenwald wrote: "There's substantial value even in those protests that lack 'exit goals' and 'messaging strategies' and the rest of the platitudes from Power Point presentations by mid-level functionaries at corporate conferences..."
"...The following heart of the set explored Panic of Girls, as winningly contemporary as anything half its age. “Love Doesn’t Frighten Me,” “What I Heard,” “China Shoes,” “Wipe My Sweat Off,” and new highlight “Mother” (Bjork does Yoko Ono?) hosted “Maria” from 1999 revival No Exit...."
"...The Antlers' emotionally devastating full-length Hospice (2009), the band's debut as a trio as opposed to frontman Peter Silberman's solo act under that same moniker, left the Brooklyn threesome with a lot to live up to. To that end, Silberman and company revisit certain aural territory, like deploying the same interstitial techniques, dreamy murmurs bridging the mildly aggressive "French Exit" and the contemplative "Parentheses" in an attempt to strike a balance between electronica and a song-sound emotional wallop..."
"...Park rangers have pledged to enforce the statewide burn ban this weekend. According to the Statesman, patrons will be asked to stop smoking or to exit the park to light up, refusal of which could lead to trespassing citations by the Austin Police Department..."
"...Chihiro in the bathhouse of the gods.A young girl lost in some realm of dreams,beset by strange horrors, aided by kind strangers,making her way through a tangle of unexpected wonders.Hell, that last paragraph could be a description of someone attempting improv comedy for the first time.Luckily for the audiences at Spirited, the lively troupe conjuring these fables from nothing have been plying their performative trade for years and are directed by Asaf Ronen and Marc Majcher at the Hideout on Congress – in Downtown Austin, of course, although who knows what changes may have occurred in reality’s tenuous fabric by the time you exit the theatre? “I generally prefer stories that are realistic,” says Menelaos Prokos, one of the show’s talented cast, “but I guess the thing I enjoy the most about Spirited is the element I normally choose to stay clear of: I like how we create imaginary worlds, how we can be anything we choose to. Not just anybody, but anything..."
"...STAAR is in many ways a throwback to the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills, the testing system in place before TAKS was introduced in 2003. Like STAAR, TAAS depended on end-of-course testing, which Larson said he prefers to TAKS' end-of-school exit exams "because it actually measured what I did that year, as opposed to relying on years' worth of previous instruction before the student ever set foot in my class." However, that means getting students and teachers up to speed on the new structure: "Now a ninth-grade test is high stakes for these students, whereas it was just 11th grade in the past." Even more worryingly, Larson said, the Texas Education Agency "hasn't given us what the scoring system is yet." So far, little is known beyond jargon: There will be a minimum acceptable score, a minimum passing score, and a minimum advanced score..."
"...So with Graze and Friis-Hansen gone, will Arthouse and AMOA (or whatever their fusion turns out to be) retain the character they developed during the Downtown Era? It's the same query being posed about Apple since Steve Jobs announced his exit. That's because we like to associate the character of an organization with the person leading it, and I'd argue that's even more true in the arts than in commerce..."
"...We accomplish these goals using objects as metaphors, and a variety of mediums – video, dance, puppetry, etc. – to allow audience to both enter and exit the play..."
"...Moving to the more-accessible App Store is D7 Games' Teddy Tumble. Throwing a teddy bear into a dryer may be cuteness overload, but the game mechanics are solid with the interface involving little more than spinning the circular levels using gravity to get the otherwise useless plush companion to the exit..."
"..."For a Nihilist, nothing is at least something," declares God Dethroned commandant Henri Sattler on the Dutch vets' website. "2011 is [our] final year in existence." Nine full-lengths in 20 years, peaking with previous disc Passiondale (Passchendaele), disqualify GD's exit as premature, and despite so many recorded career highs demanding a sequel never delivered, Under the Sign of the Iron Cross cannonades virtually on par with its predecessor..."
"...• The city of Austin last week opened a new enviro-friendly compressed natural gas fueling station at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Located at 3100½ Spirit of Texas Dr., off the Airport Cargo/Service Entrance exit, the station will be open 24 hours a day for public access...."
"...Because my mom runs a neighborhood list on the Internet, the man had been directed to us by neighbors. While visiting from Houston, he had been involved in a car wreck near our exit on I-35..."
"...The University of Texas baseball team defeated Kent State 5-0 Monday to escape an early season exit (for them) and move on to host the NCAA Austin Super Regional beginning this Friday, June 10, 6pm, at Disch-Falk Field vs. the Arizona State Sun Devils..."
"...As it turns out, we were crashing a party for a large senior choir who had just finished performing a string of concerts, singing a mix of classical pieces and select works of Queen (have you seen Young at Heart?). A friendly choir member chatted us up and urged us to stay and eat, joking we could sing for our supper, but his friend ratted us out to the choir president, and we made a hasty exit...."
"...But Breeze says he looks at it mainly for its use as an easy exit from the neighborhood. As his sister Gail Breeze put it in an email, it's "an important cut-through street to Mrs..."
"...While I enjoy frequenting a couple of shops in the complex, I dread the poor traffic flow and the lack of parking. However, over the past week or so, there haven’t been long lines struggling to exit onto the MoPac frontage road because an Austin Police cruiser has been sitting with lights on in the nearest lane, enabling those leaving to merge right onto the road, regardless of the day or time..."
"...The mechanics consist of uninspired running and jumping, but the real struggle is within the player. Of course, it's a game, and you know that you have to find the finish line, but as the now self-aware game tells you, finding the exit might be the death of it..."
"...Those are just some of the works on display in this beautiful one-woman show by Brooklyn's Michelle Mayer. Shoes for Departure, they're called, and we reckon the departure is one of back-to-nature, an exit fully ratified by situational ethics, because nature, abetted by the artist, has made the first move: Mayer's invaded the tony interiors of the Workman Gallery with wild, wild woods...."
"...Cue possible panic among Republican lawmakers like Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, who viewed a seat on the commission as an exit plan from the Legislature or stepping stone to bigger things...."
"...Leigh takes a cue from the G&S playbook – those "low burlesques," as Broadbent's Gilbert describes his life's work – with comic patter and spry pacing (no Victorian stuffed-shirtedness here), while entirely skipping on conventional story arcing. The routine tack, when dramatizing the conception and rehearsal of a stage show, would be to build to opening night and then exit stage left to thundering applause (or cut to black on a triumphant note)..."
"...But no, instead the recent incident came from farther south, and the chronicler of a seamier side of Edinburgh: Ian Rankin, whose pile has been rising in the Southwest. Since Rankin retired his Edinburgh-based Detective Inspector John Rebus in Exit Music, the last of the 17 Rebus novels, I've been trolling through his other, non-Rebus books, vainly trying to recapture the magic..."
"..."You know who that was, right?" asked Sahm when clearing the stage, naming Erickson and his late father Doug Sahm to the Top 2 spots of Austin's all-time musical hierarchy. Band of the Year the Bright Light Social Hour celebrated just such a moment in the last award of the night, Mother Falcon's 18-strong orchestra providing everyone an exit suite in the live unveiling of its cusp of SXSW full-length debut, Alhambra..."
"...9pm, Karma Lounge Though its members reside in Austin, wiry avant-blues collective Churchwood found its groove near the Dadaland exit off Highway 61. Key member of the Meat Purveyors Bill Anderson weaves a web of sinister skronk alongside the Crack Pipes guitarist Billy Steve Korpi, while vocalist Joe Doerr summons a bellowing Beefheart brogue for the travelogue..."
"...Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour took place in the months following his not-so-funny exit from The Tonight Show and is the subject of this wildly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the tour's genesis and creation. Director Flender's long relationship with O'Brien (they were college buddies) allows him to intimately capture several facets of his subject: angry Conan, charming Conan, mean Conan (who may be the funniest of them all), exhausted Conan, the loving father, and the frenetic workhorse..."
"...These days, Johnston's "Hi, How Are You" mural at 21st and Guadalupe is closing in on official landmark status, so the warm greeting for the man himself was no surprise. After two songs on an out-of-tune guitar, Johnston made a hasty exit and began signing autographs...."
"...Dear Editor, On a recent evening, close to midnight, I was riding my bike south down Metric, crossing an apartment exit/entry driveway. I thought the girl in the car had seen me as I approached, however, she almost hit me as she pulled into the street. Afraid, I yelled some profanities. As I turned my head I saw her in the car, and she looked shaken herself, and she looked like she was very apologetic for what she had inadvertently done. Shortly, she came up beside me in the far lane going the same direction, which I thought was very compassionate. She was going slow and had her window down..."
"...Once you exit the Long Center parking area, there's good food in every direction south of the river. Heading west will lead you to the Barton Springs Road restaurant row, with reliable choices for barbecue, hand-crafted brews, American cafe food, burgers, Tex-Mex, and plenty of frosty margaritas..."
"...Whip In (1950 S. I-35, 442-5337, www.whipin.com) is an extremely hip, awesome little market located on the southbound I-35 access road (exit Woodland)..."
"...in Houston. To get there going east on I-10, exit at Taylor Street, make a right onto Sawyer, and a right onto Summer just past the Target..."
"...The next day Arsenal came from a goal down in the last 12 minutes to shock Barcelona, 2-1. The Catalans have been cruising through Spain and Europe, looking like the best team in the world by a good margin; now they'll have to do something special back home in three weeks to avoid another early Champs League exit..."
"...Distributors seemed to learn the lessons of past extravagant spending, which turned out to deliver many disastrous surprises at the box office. Many observers cited the financial success of such 2010 Sundance pickups as The Kids Are All Right, Winter's Bone, and Exit Through the Gift Shop as reasons for the renewed confidence on the part of distributors..."
"...Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr. (exit off I-35, west on Wells Branch Parkway), $10 donation (suggested) at the door; Monday, Feb..."
"...A+A opened last fall and is owned by a friendly and outgoing New York transplant who goes by her English name, Cyndi. The front end of the house is managed by both Cyndi and Ling, whom many will recognize from her many years working the counter at Asia Cafe one exit to the east..."
"..."Better two years too soon than five minutes too late." That's how Monte Warden justifies the Wagoneers' early exit in 1990. "We were 10 years after the outlaw movement and 10 years before Americana had a name." The Wagoneers still left their mark with an Austin City Limits appearance and two locally beloved albums for A&M Records that ushered in classic country for a new generation..."
"...What slowed the last session? The exit of House Speaker Tom Craddick, and his replacement by Speaker Joe Straus, was supposed to signify a new era under the Dome, one that reflected the narrow 76-74 partisan split in the lower chamber. However, that changeover in House management meant it took until Feb..."
"...9) 'THE OFFICE' (NBC) I'm sensing a happy ending for Steve Carell's Michael Scott and have all confidence that the writers' room will give him the warm and loving exit he deserves. Sorry to see Carell go, but last I heard, Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) was in the running to replace him..."
"...1) SANDERS SHOOTING EVERLASTING We posted the city-redacted portions of the KeyPoint Government Solutions report critical of the Austin Police Department (exit city attorney). City Council rejected the negotiated settlement of the Sanders family's civil rights suit – Judge Sam Sparks was not amused..."
"...Then again, maybe it wasn’t? The pitchforks were out for this documentary about a photographer who discovered he was spectacularly duped by an online “friend”; detractors cried foul and suspected the evidence had been falsified, or at the very least re-created, by the filmmakers. (Curiously, the far more celebrated Exit Through the Gift Shop, about an eccentric French entrepreneur’s involvement with the British graffiti artist Banksy, raised its own questions over authenticity, but critics cottoned to the idea of the film as a prank and gave it a pass.)..."
"...Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop, [dir. Banksy]..."
"...Best Documentary (Award given to the director) Exit Through The Gift Shop Marwencol Restrepo Sweetgrass Thunder Soul..."
"...Of course, there was the Austin disappointment over the Texecutioners' second-round exit to the Gotham Girls' steely defense. However, the sting of that loss was off-set by the fact that the Texas team handed down a first-round rout to the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls..."
"...It was Walker, an ambitious, magical-realist take on the real-life tragedy of an attempted takeover of Nicaragua by a Vanderbilt-backed Tennessean, that seemed to point the way to the exit. The film's reputation has been redeemed aesthetically and vindicated politically, receiving at last the elaborate Criterion treatment, but at the time, it was seen as a bit of a disaster – a view that overlooked not only its political and cinematic sophistication but its absurdist humanism as well...."
"...• While local boosters sing Mueller's praises, investors are keening over the troubled redevelopment deal at the former site of Concordia College: The University Park office building, the lone structure on the barren property, is now slated for the sales block; tenant Texas Monthly, meanwhile, considers an exit strategy...."
"...Meanderthal three years later found them ramping up tempos and experimenting with more anthemic structures. Now, recorded as a trio in the aftermath of guitarist Juan Montoya's exit, the eight-track Songs for Singles makes a case for the power of three..."
"...After a series of regulatory assaults on a small sober living residence in South Austin, the Slaughter Creek Acres Water Supply Corp. has agreed to give owner Polly Parsons three months to work on an exit strategy to sever her rocky relationship with the water supplier...."
"...The Holland Tunnel has two tubes that run from New York City to New Jersey. Usually, to get there, we'd drive down the New Jersey turnpike to the exit for the tunnel, which was then a short drive through Jersey City..."
"...20, the two attended a forum in Houston sponsored by Arab-American Voters, a Houston-based nonprofit. Perry made his exit after his prepared remarks, while White stayed for a Q&A...."
"...Wonder World is about a mile south of downtown San Marcos and a couple of miles west of I-35 at the Wonder World Drive exit. For more information, call 512/392-3760 or go to www.wonderworldpark.com...."