"...His frustration over civil rights violations along the border shows in his album liner notes -- which are, as always, excellent and informative -- and it's readily apparent that Strachwitz saw a chance to combine this passion with another -- his fascination with American ethnic music, in particular corridos. This combination previously manifested itself in Arhoolie's Mexican-American Border Music series on a 2-CD collection titled Corridos & Tragedias de la Frontera: First Recordings of Historic Mexican-American Ballads (1928-37), an amazing collection of old, obscure recordings that might have been lost to history if not for the fanatical label owner..."
"...Okay, time to play the It's a Wonderful Life game: What would the last decade of Austin theatre look like if Frontera Productions had never existed?..."
"...At last year's RAT Conference in Seattle, where artists from independent theatres throughout the U.S. gathered to talk about their work and working together, Austin actor Jason Phelps asked Erik Ehn, San Francisco playwright and driving force in the RAT movement, when he was going to write a play for Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre (F@HPT)..."
"...It's a year that would be extraordinary enough for most artists just for the amount of work in it. But it was equally extraordinary for its diversity, in terms of both the work — dance, music, drama, scripted work and improvised, stylized and naturalistic — and where it took Phelps: from his home space in Austin's tiny Hyde Park Theatre, where he has been a member of the Frontera company for six years, specializing in edgy, non-traditional performance, to the larger and more mainstream environs of the Zachary Scott Theatre Center to that mecca for this country's theatre and dance artists, New York City..."
"...Renovated storefront north of UT that, with its awkward L-shaped space, low ceiling, and cramped stage, just shouldn't work as a theatre. Yet it does, largely because of its intimacy -- you're never more than 20 feet from the action -- but also because home company Frontera will drastically transform the space to suit its productions..."
"...You turn around and head back into the morass. Now on your right is La Frontera Village, the brand-new and quite significant (32 stores open so far) shopping complex that's Phase 1 of the 328-acre mixed-use La Frontera development -- hotel, apartments, offices, etc..."
"...This week kicks off the big transition at Hyde Park Theatre. On Thursday, June 21, when Ken Webster takes the stage in the Daniel MacIvor play House, he'll not only be reprising his acclaimed performance in a Frontera show, he'll be launching the first creative project in his new capacity as Producing Artistic Director of Hyde Park Theatre..."
"...When Vicky Boone announced in April that she was resigning as Frontera Productions' artistic director, theatre watchers wondered what this would mean for the company; for FronteraFest, its annual performance festival; and for Hyde Park Theatre, the venue that Frontera has called home for 10 years and managed for four. Some worried that without Boone to hold the company together, it might all fade away, and though the Frontera board of directors vowed that wouldn't happen, not everyone in the arts community was reassured..."
"...Boone Resigns at Frontera..."
"...1. (tie) The Bacchae: Torn to Pieces, The Gospel at Colonus (Hopeful Monsters/Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre, Zachary Scott Theatre Center): What are the odds? In one year, two Austin theatres stage modern adaptations of Greek tragedies, and both provide drama of astonishing immediacy and power..."
"...It's that way with theatre companies, too -- always people coming and going. This week, no local company is more mindful of that than Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre, which is welcoming a new company member with one hand and waving goodbye to a company member with the other..."
"...Clearing the Cobwebs photograph by Brett Brookshire Frontera Fest, that annual performance orgy, is the most important event on the Austin theatre calendar. Period..."
"...Ask Daniel Alexander Jones, the director that Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Boone plucked from Minneapolis in 1994 to stage the group's production of Talking Bones. Since that experience, Jones can't seem to stay away from the city..."
"...Concerning conflict-of-interest allegations involving TP&W staff employed by Frontera Security, Smith said he'd been informed "no game wardens are currently working for Frontera Security" (emphasis added). Wardens allege that agency personnel who were also Frontera employees had an unacknowledged advantage for promotion – including Frontera personnel serving on promotional boards..."
"...All of the board members are White males and they did not select three candidates to proceed to a final interview panel, in violation of manual regulations requiring a minority member [on the board], and the selectee is White. I believe I have been discriminated [against] because of my race, Black/African." Fowler also alleged a conflict of interest concerning a private security company called Frontera Security and Investigations – most board members, as well as the selected candidate, were Frontera employees...."
"...Simon's competitors are not conceding the field. Cleveland-based DDR already manages the 850,000 square feet of retail currently on line at La Frontera, the big-box enclave five miles south of Teravista, and Fort Worth's Trademark has optioned another chunk of La Frontera for its own center, anchored by 400,000 more square feet of retail..."
"...The foul scent of sewage permeating Kenneth Snyder's house and the green stagnant water in the drainage ditch parallel to his yard are dramatically out of sync with the choice real estate surrounding the displaced subdivision he calls home. A sign for a 328-acre commercial multi-use development, La Frontera, coming to the former farmland less than a block from his home, and the new apartments on the other side of the chainlink fence a couple of blocks from his corner -- home to many of the techies of nearby Dell Computer Corp..."