Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
"...Jimmie and Mike Flanigin came in and sang with me and Brianna Thomas, a great jazz singer. We had a rhythm section and a horn section from Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton Marsalis, with charts done by Shelly Berg, another Texan, who’s now the dean of music at the University of Miami...."
"...The Texas music community suffered a major blow on New Year's Day when Townes Van Zandt, the dean of Texas songwriters, passed away at his home in Smyrna, Tennessee, a few miles outside of Nashville. A heart attack, no doubt brought on by years of living the quintessential drifting troubadour life, ended the brilliant, Fort Worth-born musician's career at age 52..."
"..."Nobody would go down to Antone's to see the T-Birds," says former club owner Steve Dean, whose AusTex Lounge (at the current Magnolia Cafe location on South Congress) was a hub for roots rock. "But when C-Boy gave them Mondays, they slowly built it up to the point that if you didn't get there by 8 o'clock, you might not get in."..."
"...This show didn’t come together without a lot of work from organizers Steve Dean and Deb Fleming of the Oaks, along with Larry Lange and his wife Susie. They ought to dub themselves the Westside Social Club for all their good work..."
"...If there's anything I love these days more than old posters, it's someone else in love with the past, like Steve Dean. His sweetheart is Texas dance halls and I find them to be not unlike old posters in that they're a dying breed...."
"...Wafting 2.5 miles in two-to-four hours comes rewarded afterward by top tier EDM (Zedd, Passion Pit, Girl Talk), rock (Cage the Elephant, Weezer, MGMT), and locals (Wild Child, Ume, Walker Lukens). – Raoul Hernandez SUNDAY [image-5-right] Steve Dean Benefit..."
"...I missed a lot of that, and I'm glad! A lot of that had to do with the fact that I'd moved to the country and had a baby, so I wasn't hanging out after hours -- at the AusTex Lounge or wherever. I regret there are people and places I don't know well because of it, like Steve Dean..."
"...And director Weisman (George of the Jungle; D2: The Mighty Ducks) is a curiously undistinguished choice to helm a movie with this much hit potential. But as much as it pains me to say this, there's no weaker link in this creative chain than Steve Martin, a performer I've loved since his late-Sixties appearances on the Dean Martin Comedy Hour..."
"...Steve Dean, the Texas music lifer who passed April 28 at age 65, will be memorialized at the Continental Club on Sunday, noon-6pm. Casa Loma Playboys, Roger Wallace, and Shaun Young & the Three Ringers perform, Dean's book Historic Dance Halls of East Central Texas will be sold, and a video crew records his friends' favorite memories of the O.K..."
"...Steve Dean, 65, died on Sunday after duking it out with cancer. A soulful, beloved Texas music polymath, Dean ran proto-SoCo venue Austex Lounge and early Antone's vinyl annex O.K..."
"...Dean Baquet & Jim Rutenberg (Journalism): Dean Baquet is executive editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in May 2014. Mr..."
"...Occasional guffaws exist here (they're featured prominently in the trailer), but this is a workmanlike piece of work. Toothless, sassy Grandma Klump is perpetually in heat, Sherman's befuddled Father Klump is a loudmouth with a heart of gold, and Mama Klump is a dotty, preening matriarch -- nothing we haven't seen before, and did I mention they're all in dire need of some Bean-O? Comedy Central stalwart Miller, as the dean of Sherman's University, is nicely unctuous, but when is he not? Miller, whose big gag involves him being anally manhandled by a giant, libidinous hamster (!) is a fine, sourball comic when he's given decent material (and for that matter so was the Murphy of Trading Places and Coming to America), but this cardboard role merely makes you itchy for his biting standup routines (his “The Five Stages of Drunk” remains a modern comic classic in my book)..."
"...But there won't be much nappin' at the East First Garden Theatre this summer; already the abovementioned acts have graced the big stage at the venue, while Ray Condo & the Ricochets along with the LeRoi Brothers play there this Saturday, Shaver and Dale Watson play on Sunday, and Michael Doucet's high-powered zydeco band, Beausoleil, pays a visit next Sunday, May 3. Yessir, manager Steve Dean is bringing in the music he likes, and Dean likes blues and roots from across the American spectrum...."
"...Cesar Chavez. Under the Sun's Steve Dean is behind the venue, where he held a zydeco festival four years ago..."
"...11th) and announce that the refurbished neighborhood convenience store hopes to debut in early July featuring lots of local artisan food products... Nearby, dance hall aficionado Steve Dean (email@example.com) is looking for food truck vendors for an East Austin site he hopes to turn into a food court and music venue...."
"...Directed by: Richard LaGravenese. Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick Jr., Jeffrey Dean Morgan and James Marsters..."
"...Both were 62. Austin music lost many legends over the past 12 months: Sammy Allred of the Geezinslaw Brothers, accordion titan Ponty Bone, music event electrician Bob "Bulb" Cannon, Poison 13/Lord High Fixers/Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee singer Mike Carroll, venue owner and dance hall preservationist Steve Dean, Bobby Jealousy's Seth Gibbs, Thee Unseen Eye singer/guitarist Sonny James, Mings owner Fai Jow, Offenders frontman J.J..."
"..."It was a place for the musicians to hang out during the day," said Steve Dean, who was inspired to create OK Records after witnessing Antone's opening night. "These blues greats would go cane pole fishing at Town Lake, then come back to OK Records with a bottle and drink, gamble, and play records."..."
"...The nonprofit organization promotes the preservation and continued use of the historic dance halls. "The best thing you can do to support these old halls is to go out to one of their dances," says Steve Dean, co-founder of the preservation group..."