Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...Camp Shakespeare is the brainchild of Dr. James Ayres, who, in an earlier life, taught in the English Department at the University of Texas and founded a little program known as Shakespeare at Winedale..."
"...She argued Council has to "fight the state" and create "our own progressive ideas" to slow displacement on the Eastside. She expects Texas will sue the city if it attempts to challenge state laws, but called that a "stopgap measure." Her EMT experience, where "you fix the worst part first," prepared her for the battle..."
"...The film will chronicle the 2016 Campus Dildo Carry rally at UT Austin, where students protested Senate Bill 11 (aka the campus carry law) that allowed concealed weapons on the university campus. UT graduate Jessica Jin triggered a protest wherein students openly carried dildos which, in the bizarro-verse of Texas legislation, is actually a class C misdemeanor (see our photo gallery from the day here)...."
"...And Soifer benefited from several moments that temporarily sparked the party during her brief tenure, including the Wendy Davis filibuster and a partnership with Battleground Texas. "There were exciting things happening, and it was a year when people were really motivated to help," she said...."
"...The two locations in downtown and the Mueller one will be open for all matches after the first round. Expect specials on Irish whiskey, Shiner, Harp Lager, and Miller Light. Gabriel’s Cafe 1900 University Ave. www.meetattexas.com/dining/gabriels 512/404-3654 Open every day, 11am-midnight..."
"...If all vaudeville is to you is the thing your great-great-grandparents did for fun while they waited for nickelodeons and Victrolas to be invented, then the exhibit "Vaudeville!," on view through July 15 at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, is your chance to learn how this onstage variety show became a dominant form of entertainment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and also how its development reflected the development of this country...."
"...No single production, exhibition, or concert swept the field, though in a unique show of appreciation for an individual work, the Critics Table recognized the Vortex Repertory Company's expansive and immersive theatrical production/scavenger hunt Performance Park with four special citations. Texas State University's Musical Theatre Program received one award and a special citation for its production of Ragtime; Ben Toomer, who starred in the production, received a Deacon Crain Award for outstanding student work; and Kaitlin Hopkins, who heads the program, was honored with a special citation..."
"...Titanic artifacts come to Texas while the Gulf Coast recovers from Hurricane Harvey, and June festivals keep the fun hot...."
"...ScoreMore Shows, the Austin-based concert promotion company that throws many of Texas’ marquee hip-hop events — including the hugely popular three-city JMBLYA festival — has sold a majority stake of their company to industry giants Live Nation...."
"...But in reality, only a small number have been able to reopen. And a recent study confirms just how dire the landscape in Texas really is..."
"...Taking aim at the University of Texas' still-nascent MasculinUT program, right-wing radio man Rush Limbaugh wondered in a late April blog post about "the odds that a bunch of women are running this." He slammed the program, geared in part toward expanding rigid and patriarchal definitions of masculinity, as well as UT for supposedly treating masculinity "as a mental health challenge, that too many men are simply crumbling under the pressure to be a man."..."
"...East Austin is changing, and armed with video cameras and questions, Radio, Television, and Film students at the University of Texas are bearing witness to this change through the East Austin Stories program...."
"...6) Time to get contemplative – specifically, at sunrise and sunset, the optimal times to experience "The Color Inside," a skyspace by artist James Turrell on the University of Texas campus (2201 Speedway), when the soft tones of dawn and dusk create a profusion of caressing light...."
"...Beeler was serious about making this a comedy, and she's brought to the script the same perceptive wit that she uses in her improv work. To ensure we know how prick-centric an environment her protagonists are stuck in, she has them attend John Wilkes Booth University in #yesallmen, Texas (where campus landmarks include the #billcosbystatue and #louiscklaughlounge)..."
"...Friedenthal (theatre) and Claire Canavan (theatre); the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Melany Jean (visual arts), T. Lynn Mikeska (theatre), Robi Polgar (classical music), Jonelle Seitz (dance), Shanon Weaver (theatre), and Robert Faires (arts); Central Texas Live Theatre's Michael Meigs (theatre) and Dr..."
"..."I think I've got good communication skills, I'm a good negotiator, and I can bring people from opposing sides together," she says. Goodwin's policy agenda focuses around school finance, increased oversight of the embattled Texas foster care system, and expanding Medicaid..."
"...The performance was in part an effort to raise awareness of the University of Texas' Romani Archives and Documentation Center, the largest collection of its kind in the world. It also coincided with the release of Rajamani's ninth album, on which he performs with Jeronimo Maya and Tomasa La Macanita, Spain’s legends of Romani flamenco, and Indian masters Ustad Shujaat Khan and Ustad Aashish Khan...."
"...As a documentarian and teacher, Anne Lewis is synonymous with two things: Austin (her adopted home since the Nineties) and films about trade union activism. She concedes that it's a little bit strange that her new film A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) is the first to explore labor in the Lone Star State..."
"..."I needed that time off for mental and spiritual separation and renewal – it's a horror show," he told me in April. "But it prepared me for the Texas Legislature." [inset-1-right]..."
"...That's the best figures since midway through season 2, and nearly double the second half of season 3. AMC moved production to Austin after shooting seasons 2 and 3 in Baja California, Mexico, due to their great experience working with Texas crews on The Son...."
"...A lifetime of recurring relocations resonates in the warm, wandering folk of Syrian-born Armenian songwriter Azniv Korkejian. En route to her current Los Angeles abode, she made a childhood pit stop in the Houston suburbs and a yearlong stint at the University of Texas..."
"...It’s a character role, but Anderson was hardly playing a character. As the head of the dance division at the University of Texas, he is tasked with sharing and unpacking his students’ experiences of racism and social justice movements and meeting them where they are, while helping them contextualize #icantbreathe and #blacklivesmatter — not to mention their own personal experiences or the murder of one of their classmates in 2016 by a homeless black teenager – within the history of racism in the 1980s, the 1960s, the 1860s, and before...."
"...If pregnant teenagers in Texas are hoping to get the facts about their abortion rights from the state, they’re out of luck. A new version of the little-known pamphlet “So, You’re Pregnant, Now What?” is rife with factual errors, inflammatory language, and anti-abortion bias...."
"...What began as a small operation on the Eastside has now expanded throughout Central Texas. Scherzer meets with farmers on a seasonal basis to make sure that the food they grow is up to the standards that she has set for Farmhouse Delivery..."
"...A GOP Snub: The Texas Republican Party has once again denied the Log Cabin Republicans a booth at their state convention, as the state GOP has since the late Nineties, despite the state's general growing acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The Texas GOP Convention is its 150th, and scheduled for June 14-16 at the convention center in San Antonio..."
"...I talk about it all the time. I remember growing up in a small town in Texas: 300 people, one stoplight..."
"...Texas State’s student government voted to impeach Student Body President Connor Clegg on Monday night, bringing to end a whirlwind five-day period at the San Marcos college. Clegg was found guilty of the six articles of impeachment brought against him, and was subsequently voted to be removed from office...."
"...Four years and two failed textbooks later, the Texas State Board of Education finally agreed to provide public high schools with Mexican-American elective curriculum standards in a final vote cast Friday, April 13, a historic step for the state...."
"...Texans overwhelmingly despised the Texas epic novel penned by an outsider who played to all of the stereotypes of their land and people. Even more miraculous was when film production came to Marfa, Texas..."
"...Last Thursday, shortly following a new University of Texas policy change instigated in part by his actions, UT College of Pharmacy professor Richard Morrisett was found dead in his South Austin home. The cause of death has yet to be determined by the Travis County Medical Examiner, but no evidence of foul play is suspected, says Captain Jonathan Ede, a spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff's Office, and a toxicology report could take weeks..."
"...I wondered if the calm and ease emanating from him is long practiced or genuinely felt, if his self-possession is a conscious part of who he is. When he's covering a subject (be it bin Laden, Texas politics, or Scientology), he picks up on things most people might sense but could never put words to, let alone write a book on...."
"...For months, the fate of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Texas has been unclear and the subject of much debate. Now, the reports are in, recommendations made and accepted, and the result is: The Doty Fine Arts Building's fifth floor will continue to hold the FAL collection and be upgraded to better serve faculty, students, and other users...."
"...(Environmental testing will need to happen.) The group is working with the Los Angeles-based sports office of the Gensler architecture firm, whose credentials include work with the L.A. Dodgers, Cleveland Browns, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech..."
"...Probably what makes it all the more magical is that we know these springy temps are fleeting. Before long, actual Texas summer will descend upon us – once again plunging Austin into Dante’s ninth circle of hell...."
"...The quiet floor has been like that since the E. William Doty Fine Arts Building opened at the University of Texas in 1979: a repository of books, periodicals, journals, scores, and other collection materials in the UT Fine Arts Library (FAL)..."
"..."It would be an important step in the maturation of Austin's music business to have a permanently staffed BMI office in town that can cultivate, mentor, and promote the talent we have here," said Casey Monahan, who worked closely with BMI for decades as the founding director of the Texas Music Office...."
"..."If someone is clued in enough" to know UT offers free SAFE exams, Smith said, "they also know the statistics around the legal process when it comes to assault." Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Another IDVSA report found that, in Texas, only 9% of rapes get reported, and few perpetrators see jail time after a trial, if charges are even filed..."
"...These are just some of the elements presented in "Juntos/Together: Black and Brown Activism in Austin, Texas From 1970-83" on display through April 6 at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. The exhibit focuses on issues faced by minority communities in Austin through the Seventies and early Eighties and draws parallels to current social issues. [image-1] A Combination of Creativity and Creative Freedom..."
"...Henry's films are often grounded heavily in a specific community – for example, his 2013 feature Fourplay, which was constructed from four chapters linked to their location (Austin, San Francisco, Skokie, and Tampa). He said, "I've always made films about people and communities that are right in front of me." That started with his directorial debut, 1998's American Cowboy, "a feature about a gay rodeo cowboy when I was dealing with my own sexual identity as someone who came from a small town in Texas." He followed that with 1999's University, Inc., "an investigative documentary about the University of Texas while I was there as a grad student, about corporate involvement in university education..."
"...Two hours before daybreak on Wednesday morning, as he was readying himself for yet another press briefing with his assistant chiefs, City Manager Spencer Cronk, and members of the Texas Rangers, FBI, and Bureau of ATF, a KXAN reporter asked interim Police Chief Brian Manley how he was feeling at that moment...."
"...Having bought into the idea that Austin could be a hip-hop city, noncommercial University of Texas frequency KUTX 98.9 took a calculated risk in handpicking Jared “Confucius Jones” Williams and Aaron “Fresh” Knight to host a Saturday night hip-hop show, The Breaks. The station saw it through Friday with an all-local, all-hip-hop SXSW showcase...."
"...Let's be clear on that before this talented young bass player comes to be defined by his age or how he lost his life. He was active in the city's music scene and had been accepted to both the University of Texas' Butler School of Music and the University of North Texas music program..."
"...“People have a love affair with the idea of Texas barbecue,” said Jess Pryles, local meat expert and author of the recently released cookbook Hardcore Carnivore, at a Tuesday panel she moderated on the community, culture, and science of barbecue...."
"...“Oh I still go to South by Southwest every year,” exclaims the senior at the University of Texas. “South by Southwest is so special to me..."
"...A Port Arthur native, Johnson didn't make it to Austin until he was 30 years old, but he immediately made a big splash here. He was hired by Austin Civic Theatre to direct a production of the musical 110 in the Shade by University of Texas alums Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in a storefront space that the community theatre had recently acquired on East Fifth..."
"...Co-directed by Austin filmmakers PJ Raval and Ellen Spiro, "Come & Take It" follows Jin, the UT graduate behind the Cocks Not Glocks protests, aka "Campus (Dildo) Carry." Targeting the idiocy of Texas' "campus carry" law (which allows loaded handguns in public university classrooms), the protest called for demonstrators to brandish sex toys galore (which is illegal)...."
"...If you're looking to get an early jump on International Women's Day, we have just the event for you: The University of Texas' Butler School of Music is bringing together some of its most illustrious faculty members and singers from its student choirs for a celebratory concert at 5:30pm today, March 7, at Bates Recital Hall on the UT campus...."
"...Who knew the University of Texas had a sports program? Get in on the action with one of the many camps being offered, including softball, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, golf, sports medicine, rowing, diving, tennis, volleyball, swimming, track, and more. Register online..."
"...It is a story people really should know. The University of Texas Department of Theatre & Dance not only does a bang-up job of presenting Lucy Prebble's entertaining and historically accurate script, but further reframes and modernizes the play with a cast composed of actors whose gender identities are either female or nonbinary...."
"...B-cycle's University of Texas bikeshare program launched recently, providing free memberships for all UT-Austin students, and half off for faculty and staff; sign up at utbikeshare.com. They're also looking for volunteers to help manage the extra load during SXSW..."