"...If you have ghosts, Roky Erickson once posited, then you have everything. I’m borrowing that lyric as the title for this bloggerly endeavor because we’ll be talking a lot about the ghosts of music’s past here – particularly the obscurities and curiosities that never got their due the first time around – along with an ephemeral frosting of everything else. So let’s heat it and eat it, shall we? Concord Music Group’s reactivation of Stax Records hits jamming speed Thursday night when Isaac Hayes, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, and Booker T & the MGs roll into town for the “Stax 50” SXSW showcase at Antone’s. It’s a shame Johnnie Taylor won’t be there with them..."
"...Surely, many fans will begin spinning their DVDs now, but two weeks will fly by fast before it's time for Turner Classic Movies' 24-hour Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, set for Sunday, April 10...."
"...The girlfriend and I were on our way north on Sunday, and we figured since Taylor was only a few miles down the road, perhaps some barbecue would be in order. I knew that Louie Mueller’s was normally closed on Sunday, but thought maybe Vencil Mares’ Taylor Café would be open..."
"...Thursday night’s Austin City Limits taping with James Taylor was as surprise-filled as any I’ve ever witnessed. He concentrated on tunes from his first collection of new material in 13 years, Before This World, but those songs fit snugly next to his better-known hits..."
"...Nuh-uh. Drillbit Taylor is a strange hybrid of Apatow's über-cool TV series Freaks and Geeks and 1980s My Bodyguard, a cool albeit little-seen film scripted by Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things scribe Alan Ormsby..."
"...There’s nothing like old friends, and news that Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez were together again and performing at the Cactus Café tonight and tomorrow night is as good as anything on Santa’s list, which starts with their new CD The New Bye & Bye: The Best of The Trainwreck Years (2002-2007)...."
"...Best of Austin 2015 is hitting the stands (and internets) on September 10! Are you ready? Get to know the award categories with help from Chronicle office crush Taylor Swift! (We call her Tay-Tay, because she’s not around to tell us not to.) So enjoy, and get ready for the onslaught of amazing local places and people that deserve recognition...."
"...For fans of The Rachel Zoe Project who fretted over what would become of junior stylist Taylor Jacobson when she left the comfort and psychosis of Rachel's non-existent bosom, fear not. Tay-Tay may seem herself bent at times, but she's crazy like a fox...."
"...As history is not always neat and linear, labels don't always apply. For more than 50 years, choreographer Paul Taylor has been making masterful dances, and when his company performs next Wednesday at Bass Concert Hall, distinctions between modern and contemporary dance will blur..."
"...In the early Nineties, former District Attorney Ken Anderson (now a Williamson Co. district judge) played an integral role in the Turn Around Taylor campaign, which sought to clean up "The Line," a section of the old railroad-depot town just south of the train tracks that run along FM 112..."
"..."Was there ever a figure more suited to a live performance than that live wire?" asks Holland Taylor, the accomplished actor of stage and screen who brings her new solo show, Ann: An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards, to the Paramount Theatre for a six-performance run beginning May 4. Taylor did not know Richards well, but she was deeply affected by the former governor's death in 2006, and she was driving to her job on the sitcom Two and a Half Men when the notion of creating the one-woman vehicle struck her like a bolt from the blue..."
"...The night Jesse Taylor died, Butch Hancock and a fervent band of his musical comrades put on a collective brave face at the Cactus Cafe while celebrating the life's work of another Texas icon, Townes Van Zandt. "Bittersweet" does not begin to describe what hung in the air at the venue that evening, but in song and spirit the show became an exaltation of Taylor as much as a tribute to one of his peers..."
"...If James Taylor and Carly Simon thought they could pull a Don Corleone by sending their son Ben off to school, they were wrong. As with Pacino's character in the Godfather, Ben born 1977, the same year his dad released JT, featuring the hit "Handy Man" has found it impossible to resist the pull of the family business..."
"...It's been a strong year for Alyssa Taylor Wendt. The artist's mysterious work was seen throughout 2015, in individual pieces or small groups at Northern-Southern Gallery, POP Austin, Art Alliance's Artbash, Co-Lab Projects screenings, and her studios during the East Austin Studio Tour..."
"...The best reason to see Robbie Taylor at any or all of his three shows this week is that in 1982, he serenaded me with Buddy Holly songs while standing in the middle of a deserted Hill Country road at 5am outside Junction. OK, that story isn’t so compelling but I left out a LOT of damning details and Taylor really is something to watch. The Louisiana native is based in Lafayette (where, between him and C.C..."
"...Filmmaker Taylor Powell may live in Austin, but his second home is firmly and fondly in Hawaii. After spending several winters of his life in the Aloha State, Powell is paying tribute by serving as the director of photography on the upcoming film Stoke, which will play at Austin Indie Fest this weekend...."
"...– Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”..."
"...By now, most of the country has heard of the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, 40 miles north of Austin..."
"...Dear Editor, RIP Jesse Taylor. He gave Joe Ely the courage to step out front and sing his ass off..."
"...Soundtrack to the fifth annual nitro-fueled weekend of Formula 1 racing? On Oct. 22 & 23, Usher backed by the Roots and Taylor Swift, respectively...."
"...Pop star Taylor Swift’s Red Tour touched down in Austin for a sold-out show at the Erwin Center on Tuesday, May 21. For a review of the performance, see "The Lucky One."..."
"...20]. I was surprised more mention wasn't made of Andy Salmon or Tommy Taylor, who, whether they agreed or declined to be interviewed, were a huge part of the band's success, and who each remain a vibrant and important member of Austin's music scene..."
"...Chef Taylor Hall, local food maestro and instructor, will be cooking for disaster relief on Sunday, September 11th..."
"...John Smithee, and Rep. Larry Taylor...."
"...Taylor Swift, I think I love you...."
"...District Court Judge Sam Sparks is apparently listening. On April 9, Sparks sharply condemned conditions at the facility in Taylor, in a ruling that found the American Civil Liberties Union is "highly likely" to prevail, at least in part, in lawsuits filed on behalf of minors housed there..."
"...Sophomore basketball forward Taylor Mullenax won Conference Player of the Week honors this past week for his excellent play in helping the Hilltoppers to victories over UT-Permian Basin and Panhandle State (Okla.). Trailing by 7 vs..."
"...Dear Editor, Jesse Taylor died last night [“TCB,” Music, March 10]. Bukka (Allen, my son) called and told us about an hour after he passed..."
"...When Chip Taylor wrote "Storybook Children" in the mid-Sixties, there was no way of knowing it would become a catalyst for his career resurgence in the next millennium. The song, co-authored and sung by Billy Vera with Judy Clay, charted high, and the pair became the first interracial couple to do so..."
"...Directed by: Tate Taylor. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Craig Robinson, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Josh Hopkins, Fred Melamed, Tika Sumpter, Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey, Jamarion Scott and Jordan Scott...."
"...Directed by: Brian Taylor. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Rachel Melvin, Zackary Arthur, Anne Winters, Lance Henriksen and Robert T..."
"...Directed by: Matthew Diamond. At once a testimony to the necessity of modern dance and a love letter to the men and women who make it, Diamond's absorbing documentary about choreographer Paul Taylor is, most importantly, an intricate and delicately hued portrait of the artist as an old man..."
"...Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Starring: Gerard Butler, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael C..."
"...Directed by: Tate Taylor. Starring: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, Mary Steenburgen and David Oyelowo..."
"...Republican lawyer Andy Taylor wasn't part of the legal team involved in last week's closely watched campaign finance trial, but he managed to steal 15 minutes of thunder outside the courtroom with a hastily arranged press conference. Taylor announced that seven of the state's largest political contributors had hired him to lobby for changes in the state's election code, specifically to "clarify" the 100-year-old prohibition on corporate dollars being used for political purposes...."
"...To truly understand the success a single song can achieve, look up songwriter Chip Taylor at AllMusic.com. There, under his name and the tab marked "Songs," click through to "Songs Composed By," and peruse a few titles: "Country Girl, City Man" by Ike & Tina Turner..."
"...That the film works as well as it does is a testament to the talents not only of the Rodriguez clan, but also of the film's pint-sized aqua-thermal duo, Taylor Lautner, aka Sharkboy, and Taylor Dooley, aka Lavagirl, who bring Racer Rodriguez's crazy-busy imagination to vivid, eye-popping life. Both originally from Michigan, 13-year-old Lautner and 12-year-old Dooley are the superhero endoskeleton to the film's serpentine tale of bullies, friendship, and the literally transformative powers of imagination..."
"...Douglas Taylor wasn't dead for all that long, really. "Between three and five minutes, they think," he says, almost a year after the heart attack -- the second heart attack -- that wrenched him from the world of the living...."
"...Even shooting in Texas was a major decision then," said Graham, the longtime University of Texas J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor in American and English Literature, who recounts the story of the production in his new book Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film...."
"...Directed by: Taylor Sheridan. Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Kelsey Asbille, Julia Jones and James Jordan...."
"...Former Criminal Minds and The Young and the Restless star Shemar Moore (also an executive producer of the film) plays Matthew Taylor, the author of a relationship-advice book titled The Bounce Back, who is in the midst of a local talk-show tour promoting his work. His manager Terry (Bellamy) would like to move up a notch to the national talk-show circuit, but he’s having a hard time putting a fire under his client (and relative)..."
"...Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth and Fergus Riordan...."
"...Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Corey Haim, Bai Ling, David Carradine, Dwight Yoakam, Efren Ramirez, Reno Wilson and Art Hsu..."
"...Directed by: Toni Kalem. Starring: Lili Taylor, Guy Pearce, John Hawkes, Sara Rue, Irma P..."
"...Directed by: Jan De Bont. Starring: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Marian Seldes, Bruce Dern, Lili Taylor, Virginia Madsen, Alix Koromzay and Todd Field..."
"...More importantly, I'm an Ann Richards Texan, though I was only here for the tail end of her term as governor (and that time was spent more concerned with girls, skateboards, and how big my JNCO jeans were than with politics). Not many understand what that means outside of Austin, the Blue Island in the Red Sea of Texas, but as Holland Taylor took the stage in the title role of Ann, which she wrote as well as stars in, I swelled with pride and memory of what it means to be a citizen of the Lone Star State...."
"...Directed by: Sam Taylor-Wood. Starring: Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Josh Bolt, James Johnson and Thomas Sangster..."
"...Directed by: Michael Fields. Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Valerie Perrine, Sam Shepard, Sheila Mccarthy and Burt Young..."