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George of the Jungle
Based on the late Sixties Jay Ward cartoon of the same name, this live-action Disney version is so silly, so garishly over-the-top, and so bracingly eager to please, that it's...
Film Review  July 18, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...It's outlandish, of course, but that's the fun of it, and against all odds, it works. When a beautiful San Francisco-based adventurer by the name of Ursula (Mann) finds herself tracking the myth of the Great White Ape deep in the heart Africa, she encounters more than she bargained for in the form of George and his plethora of animal friends..."

Council Member Greg Casar Makes Statement on Trump
"I won't call for healing. I'm calling for resistance."
DAILY News  November 9, 2016, by James Renovitch
"...Those who believed in civil rights did not call for healing in George Wallace's Alabama. Where there were calls for unity, they were calls for unity in resistance..."

Greg Bolin: Non-Austin Austin Composer
The score on rescoring Porgy and Bess
Arts Story  January 25, 2008, by Graham Reynolds
"...In November, Greg Bolin was hired to do an unenviable task: reassess, edit, and rewrite a masterpiece, Porgy and Bess. And not only did Bolin have to work with George Gershwin's intimidating score; he also had to work with the signature reinterpretations of it by some of America's best known and highly skilled musical artists: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Cleo Laine and Ray Charles, and Nina Simone, among others..."

Robot Stories
A short film collection billed as "science fiction from the heart," with an emphasis on the heart part.
Film Review  May 7, 2004, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Only the last segment, "Clay," seems a bit sketchy, as though it might benefit from a longer running time. In terms of the subject matter – interactions between robots and humans – Pak has few ideas that haven’t already been covered by everyone from Isaac Asimov to George Lucas..."

Closing Open Records
Rick Perry and George W. Bush treat open records law as an obstacle to be gotten around, not a cornerstone of democracy.
News Story  November 7, 2003, by Lucius Lomax
"...One of the many issues on which President George W. Bush and Gov..."

News Ticker: July 16
All the news that's fit to blog
DAILY News  July 16, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Wendy Davis readies for her close-up, Greg Abbott opens up, and George W. Bush makes a new friend..."

'Don't Call Me Sir'
Move over Davis and Abbott
News Story  December 6, 2013, by Mac McCann
"...In all the current fuss over Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott and their ilk, you may have missed the announcement of yet another candidate for governor of Texas. George James "Rattlesnake" Ramsey, it turns out, is also running for governor, and in order to do so is "establishing the Constitutional Labor Party, to represent those people who work for their money."..."

The AggreGAYtor: July 29
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  July 29, 2014, by David Estlund
"...George Takei gives us a breath of Fresh Air. The Bad..."

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas
'Til death do us party
News Story  April 26, 2018, by Kate Groetzinger
"...All Gregory George wanted was some peace and quiet. In 2013, the 41-year-old former Texas General Land Office agent and his wife Staci bought a 10.8-acre plot just outside of Dripping Springs, in a development protected by residential-only deed restrictions..."

The Life of the Party
Marc Savlov talks with San Francisco-based director Greg Harrison about his new film, Groove and the burgeoning rave movement it depicts.
Screens Story  June 30, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Groove may well prove to be a watershed moment in the history of this particular subculture. Just as George Lucas' American Graffiti and Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused aimed to illuminate those director's formative subcultures, so too does Harrison's film turn a blue-gelled IntelliBeam on the scene and speak to one particular moment in the ongoing history of American youth movements..."

News Ticker: October 29
All the news that's fit to blog
DAILY News  October 29, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...• The Austin Police Department want to remind Austinites that no weapons will be permitted during Sixth Street's annual Halloween hullabaloo. The ban includes "pointed items." Fair warning to those of you planning to dress up as a George Will op-ed...."

News Ticker: July 24
All the news that's fit to blog
DAILY News  July 24, 2013, by Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: July 17
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  July 17, 2013

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) takes the directorial reins this time out, working from a script of his own. Unfortunately, after you get past...

Film Review  April 18, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Tom Schulman. Starring: Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau, Kristy Swanson, Todd Louiso, George Hamilton, Dyan Cannon, David Spade, Anthony Magano and Joe Basile..."

An L.A. apartment building is quarantined in this new horror film, and a news crew's videotape may be the only proof of the strange goings-on.
Film Review  October 17, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Not a bad idea at all, frankly, and for much of the time, the film cleverly ratchets up the dread level via an series of ill-lit, jittery encounters between the known and the unknown, the drooly, growly infected and their soon-to-be drooly victims. It's also more than a little like George Romero's Diary of the Dead but less self-aware, ironic, and cheerlessly fun..."

Abbott Bad on Abbottabad
Obama-bashing Attorney general ignores Bush inaction on bin Laden
DAILY News  June 12, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Funny, because when President George W. Bush had a prime opportunity to find bin Laden in late 2001, as he was hiding out in Tora Bora in Afghanistan, he punted..."

Pressley Ups the Ante
Defeated Council candidate now claims “thousands” of uncertain votes
DAILY News  March 11, 2015, by Michael King
"...She credited the specific passage to her lawyer, then said, “That’s a good question. I’d have to think on that.” Rogers cared rather less for the question, and initially responded that he’d been “reading [our] publication for four decades, and I’m not illiterate.” He continued that “it’s obvious” we’re far left, “certainly further left than any other publication in town.” Pressed to describe at least one Chronicle position that he defines as “far left,” he finally mentioned presidential endorsements – specifically citing George McGovern and Walter Mondale...."

A Rough Night With Carrie and Jakob
DAILY Music  July 9, 2008, by Jim Caligiuri
"...It's an almost entirely acoustic affair. Live, his sound was filled in with electric guitar, bass (by local George Reiff), and drums but resulted in a few too many shuffles that grew tiresome...."

Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 20, 1998
"...JOHNNY BUSH: Even if Willie Nelson had never recorded "Whiskey River," Johnny Bush would still be one of the country music composers, more on par with George Jones or Ray Price than with the latter-day cosmic cowboys. Bush is revered by both the purists and the pretenders, and when this man donned a black hat more than 30 years ago, he never took it off..."

Friday Picks
SXSW picks & sleepers
Music Story  March 18, 2005
"...– Greg BeetsMONTE WARDEN8:30pm, Austin Music Hall Monte Warden always had that platinum song in him. Warden's been an odds-on local favorite ever since he was a rockabilly teen, and last year the gamble paid off when George Strait recorded his and Bruce Robison's wistful "Desperately." Live, Warden's love of Buddy Holly is No..."

Record Reviews
Music Review  March 14, 1997
"...This isn't, strictly speaking, a Carl Perkins album. It's more like an episode of The Larry Sanders Show, stocked like a catfish pond with A-list guest stars: John Fogerty, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Paul Simon, George Harrison, Bono, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney..."

Jazzin' Up Catfish Row
After 70 years, Zach creates a Porgy and Bess for Austin
Arts Story  January 25, 2008, by Graham Reynolds
"...Despite the accolades and hype associated with George Gershwin's score, Porgy and Bess encountered rockiness from the beginning. During the opera's development and after its premiere, accusations of racism arose around the piece..."

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
DAILY Screens  February 2, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...Hunter Gatherer Director/Screenwriter: Josh Locy After a three-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man returns to his stagnant neighborhood to win back his girlfriend only to find that she and his family have done what they always wanted to do - forget he exists. Cast: Andre Royo, George Sample III, Kellee Stewart, Ashley Wilkerson, Kevin Jackson, Antonio D..."

Thursday Picks
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
Music Story  March 16, 2007
"...1am, Opal Divine's Freehouse The Bird and the Bee are vocalist/songwriter Inara George, daughter of Little Feat's Lowell George, and multi-instrumentalist/producer Greg Kurstin, who's played with Beck and produced the Flaming Lips and Lily Allen. The L.A.-based duo just released a self-titled debut of stylized electro-pop..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 16, 2001
"...THE PILOT SHIPS: Two members of Austin's Monroe Mustang collaborate with Brian McBride (Stars of the Lid) and Cheree Jetton (bees are black) to create a aural palette that's intensely atmospheric yet driven by a solemn, passionate melodic thrust. At their first live gig since 1998, they'll showcase their brilliant The Limits of Painting and Poetry, which features the centerpiece to the score of acclaimed indie film George Washington..."

1999 SXSW Music Festival
Music Story  March 18, 1999
"...Doug Sahm FREESTYLERS: Voted the best live band by Melody Maker, it's hard to imagine how much better things could get than on the Freestylers debut, We Rock Hard, which combines elements of hip-hop, Detroit techno, and gobs of old-skool beats. This might very well be the showcase to catch if you're interested in music that will do for your sense of fun what hair extensions did for George Clinton..."

Cera and Hill are comic gold in this comedy, which is from the Judd Apatow stable and which has credits populated with refugees from Arrested Development.
Film Review  August 17, 2007, by Shawn Badgley
"...He laments that he wasted his high school years "talking bullshit" in the basement when he could have been out meeting new people and getting laid. (Clearly George Michael has come a long way since Bland ....."

Saturday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
Music Story  March 18, 2005
"...– Raoul HernandezTHE CUBAN COWBOYS9pm, Mambo Kings The self-proclaimed "bastard love-child of Ricky Ricardo and Tom Waits," Latin lover/Miami native Jorge Navarro growls, spits, sways, and swoons, melding the traditional and mod to concoct an indie-flavored hybrid of surf and Son. – Kate X MesserGEORGE W..."

Best of Austin Story  September 15, 2000
"...Best Political Put Down Joe Lieberman Compares George W. to Barney Rubble..."

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
Music Story  March 25, 1999
"...That's right, aside from a series of shows a year or so ago featuring Will Sexton, the Borrower's Nina Singh and Mark Addison have played as Kitty Gordon just once pre-SXSW -- six days earlier, also at Steamboat. But whereas the Sexton incarnation was merely a side project, this Kitty Gordon is all about Singh, Addison, and the duo's phenomenally written pop songs (showcase backing came from bassist George Reiff, drummer JJ Johnson, and two keyboard players, Stewart Cochran and "special guest" Tony Scalzo of Fastball)..."

Film Reviews
News Story  January 5, 1996
"...FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART IID: Charles Shyer; with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin. (PG, 106 min.) George BanksÕ life is swell. HeÕs survived the defection and subsequent, lavish marriage of his daughter to an irritatingly successful and singularly unobjectionable man, lives in a white, picket-fence dream house, truly loves his beautiful wife, and drives a really, really cool car..."

The Chronicle's picks in the Nov. 2 election
News Story  October 15, 2004
"...institution, from schools to health care to Social Security. If George W..."

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Music Story  March 14, 2003
"...trio returns to nail in the spike of last year's Group Therapy with the raucous Live in Brazil. Before them, the Presidents of the United States of America step into the breach thanks to the continued absence of George Bush Jr..."

Further Reflections
Screens Story  March 25, 1999
"...Okay, it's not that bad, really, but anyone expecting the razor-sharp wordplay or the lightning pacing and crackling direction of the first is apt to be disappointed. Robert Patrick and Bo Hopkins fill in for Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney and the shoes prove to be just too big..."

Texas Platters
Music Review  June 5, 1998
"...Sounds like the title of a George Jones and Tammy Wynette duet: Songs of Forbidden Love. Yessir, especially the very first track on this local all-star aggregation, "It's a Cheatin' Situation," an outrageously fine duet from Austin's belle of the ball, Kelly Willis, and any cowgirl's dreambeaux, Dale Watson..."

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
Screens Story  February 14, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Of course, it's the town's distinctive natural resources -- successful old movies and TV shows -- that are being recycled. Slated for release between January and May are modern updates of McHale's Navy with Tom Arnold and Disney's That Darn Cat, Jungle 2 Jungle's Americanization of the inexplicably successful French film Little Indian, Big City, and Val Kilmer's reincarnation of The Saint (a character played in different decades by George Sanders and Roger Moore)..."

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
Screens Story  May 23, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman in Batman & Robin D: Joel Schumacher; with Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone...."

SXSW Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW handicapping
Music Story  March 18, 2011
"...10pm, Momo's Since the release of starry Twilight on Sometimes Island in 2007, Austin's LCT has been primarily off the field. With a new album in the works, expect new amalgams of the Beach Boys, Flaming Lips, and George Jones..."

Friday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
Music Story  March 18, 2005
"...DJ duo the Anubian Lights entered a new dimension with the addition of veteran vox Adele Bertei for Phantascope (Rhythmbank). – Greg BeetsINARA GEORGE9pm, 18th Floor @ Crowne Plaza SoCal certainly did us a favor by birthing Inara George..."

Election Night: November 4, 2014
PHOTO GALLERY  November 5, 2014
"...George P. Bush, Land Commission race winner..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
AFF's finalized lineup
DAILY Screens  September 24, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...“Shades of Ray” (USA, 90 min.) Writer/Director: Jaffar Mahmood
Cast: Zachary Levi, Brian George, Kathy Baker, Sarah Shahi, Franz Kranz, Bonnie Sommerville World Premiere..."

I Am the Resurrection
Ignore Jim Morrison - do not cancel your subscription to the resurrection, because Roky Erickson is Lazarus unbound.
Music Story  March 10, 2006, by Raoul Hernandez
"...The Cobra that once uncoiled Stevie Ray Vaughan held court at the very first Austin Music Awards at Club Foot in 1982, in the slumming heart of Sixth Street, meaning that only a steel-string salute is suitable for this departing emcee-for-life. Guitars a Go-Go; Austin's Burnin' Mike Vernon and his 3 Balls of Fire crossing axes with the Fireballs' ("Sugar Shack," "Bottle of Wine") legendary fret-burner George Tomsco; and L.A..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  September 17, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Sept. 13 that the state's portion of a multistate $8 million settlement related to the sale of George Foreman grills will be given to the Texas Department of Health Services for its child diabetes prevention program..."

At the Top of His Game
Longtime Texas Monthly editor Gregory Curtis calls it quits; deputy editor Evan Smith will succeed him. Louis Dubose, editor of the Texas Observer for 13 years, announces he will retire.
News Column  June 9, 2000, by Lee Nichols
"...The reasons why it would attract less attention are obvious -- the Observer's subscriber base of about 5,000 is substantially less than the hundreds of thousands who read the Monthly. It's also unfortunate -- ultimately, the left-leaning Observer's political coverage is more thoughtful and relevant than the Neiman-Marcus-targeted fare of TexMo, and we certainly think Dubose's take on George Bush's presidential race is more on-target and substantial than Paul Burka's has been for his magazine...."

Box Sets
Herbie Hancock
Music Story  December 11, 1998
"...Davis was aware of at least some of this. He also picked up influences, heard on his fusion recordings, of Charles Lloyd, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Sly Stone, evolving toward Bitches Brew step by step; on '68's Miles in the Sky, Davis had Hancock play a Fender Rhodes electric piano, employed George Benson on electric guitar, and used some R&B rhythms, while Filles de Kilimanjaro, also '68, featured Hancock and Chick Corea playing electric piano, and '69's In a Silent Way boasts three electric pianists and rock-influenced guitarist John McLaughlin..."

Seven Days in Heaven and Hell
Getting a white-knuckled grip on the third annual Fantastic Fest
Screens Story  September 21, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"..."Something like that." Creature Teacher: George Romero on 'Diary of the Dead'..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  September 23, 2005
"...13, McLennan Co. commissioners voted 4-1 to restrict parking along 23 miles of roadway near President George W..."

2004 ACL Fest Guide
Everything you need to know
Music Story  September 17, 2004
"...Fusing founder/drummer Erick Tatuaca and bassist Rayvon's funky rhythms with Chicken George's DJ skills and members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church choir's joyful noise, Austin's Electric Church gives gospel a contemporary makeover with a contagious zeal that made them the surprise hit of last year's festival. Encore, anyone? – Christopher Gray..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing SXSW 04 music – Wednesday only
Music Story  March 12, 2004
"...Ana Egge1am, 18th Floor @ Crowne Plaza With three breathtaking albums under her belt and having shared spotlights opening shows for Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jane Siberry, George Jones, and more, Ana Egge's unparalleled songwriting; smoky, sensual voice; and tenderly baffling guitar work are not of the typical folky singer-songwriter mold. Are you listening, indie pop? – Kate X Messer..."

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 17, 2000
"...D. Souther has had his songs covered by the likes of George Strait, Dixie Chicks, and Brian Wilson..."

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