"...WHITE PARTY FOR JOEL Celebrate Joel's birthday with DJ Tru, Stephen Rideaux, sassy Serotonin, and all the way from Italy: Piqued Jacks. Fri., Feb..."
"...Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says that if all goes well, the department's investigations into last month's shooting death of Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr., by an APD detective will be wrapped up by the second week in September...."
"...Saturday’s firing lines are clear – less testing and no more budget cuts, two issues that already have support under the dome. Former Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott has called the current standardized testings regime, which now eats 28 to 45 days each school year, “a perversion of the original intent.” Meanwhile, with a mystery multi-billion dollar surplus partially bankrolled by underfunded public education programs, activists want to know if the money will return bygone programs...."
"...Spirituals have long been recognized as an essential part of African American music, but little attention has gone to the composers who have preserved and developed a place for them in the art song repertoire. One – Charles Lloyd Jr..."
"...Can it be? Austin's urban design and planning processes actually seem to be working, at least for the South Shore planned unit development. The large mixed-use project proposed by developer Grayco Partners goes to City Council Sept..."
"...Well, maybe not the music, but the day the music-based opportunistic marketing synergy went belly up. Seems that in the dead of night, a band of thieves with no respect for the Chamber of Commerce dismantled and stole one of the 10-foot Gibson "art guitars" at Congress and 3rd Street..."
"...Santa isn't old. His round belly won't lead to heart disease or cancer..."
"...The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:..."
"...This payoff was certainly experienced by audiences of Tomlinson's most recent work, Millennium Bug: Why else would they pack house after house for an extended and re-extended run at Hyde Park Theatre? Sure, the promo poster was almost insidiously effective; yeah, he has some ready-made crowds among the arts community, the business-school community, even the religious community; but that wouldn't account for people leaving the theatre with looks of downright epiphany on their grinning mugs...."
"...In a press conference Friday afternoon, Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo turned statesman, speaking more broadly, following the death of five Dallas officers Thursday night...."
"...Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo began to cry as he recalled how the 6-year-old daughter of slain APD Officer Jaime Padron leaned in to whisper a question in his ear this afternoon. "'Please tell my grandparents that my dad was a good man,'" he said the little girl told him...."
"...Govalle which, if you are successful at ramming through your agenda, will be getting displaced third, fourth and fifth graders from nearby Allan because the new IDEA won't take them. They want to start with kindergarten through second grade, or even pre-K..."
"...How can the city best exert its powers to ensure that large-scale developments – on big tracts of land in the hands of private developers, particularly in central city neighborhoods – are carefully planned to serve the civic and community good?..."
"...It's been derided as a shopper's Disneyland and pre-emptively dismissed by many Central Austinites as a strange, upmarket interloper, more suited for the tonier districts of Dallas or Houston. But if the developers and the city planners manage to deliver what they say they have in mind, the still-sprouting Domain shopping and residential complex on what is now the near north side will start to look a lot more like Austin..."
"...Live Oak Theater president Susan Walker adn Live Oak artistic director Don TToner say the city ought to invest in their dreams to renovate the State Theater. photograph by John Anderson..."
"...The "Fool's Romance/Books From Aeromoto" exhibition at UT's Visual Arts Center feels like the mixture of two kinds of organized chaos: that of an adolescent bedroom and that of a marketplace. There are makeshift shelves and seating arrangements propped up by cinder blocks, scattered croppings of various potted green plants, brightly colored posters wallpapering entire walls, hammocks slung in a corner, and clusters of people shuffling through stacks of books and paper..."
"...Police Chief Art Acevedo suspended patrol officer Cameron Caldwell for 45 days on Tuesday for pepper spraying an arrestee after the individual had already been handcuffed and placed inside a prisoner transport van Downtown...."
"...In a disciplinary memo issued today (March 21), Police Chief Art Acevedo announced that he was indefinitely suspending APD Officer Geoffrey Freeman for the shooting death of 17-year-old David Joseph...."
"...The Austin police officer placed on administrative leave for his connection to 29-year-old Samantha Dean, the pregnant crimes victim counselor for the Kyle Police Department found dead in early February, has been fired from APD. Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Art Acevedo also revealed that the man is on the lam...."
"...The South by Southwest Music Conference bulked up its schedule today with the inclusion of San Francisco’s performance art veterans the Residents, and a free outdoor concert at Auditorium Shores featuring Latin luminaries Intocable, Bomba Estereo, and Compass...."
"...If you're planning to participate in the Nov. 2 election, you need to register to vote no later than Monday, Oct..."
"...A mom slugs wine to the Teardrop Explodes while her 11-year-old son practices arson. Sound like typical reality-show fare? We're not even to the really sleazy part: None of these "contestants" even realize they're being filmed..."
"...In West Austin, where the major new developments such as the Austin MarketPlace and Scott Young's proposed Museum Park office complex are scoring high on the city's Smart Growth matrix, architectural renderings of the future buildings are visually inviting -- surrounded by landscaped plazas, shaded with awnings, with built-in boarding lanes for buses, and self-contained parking. Museum Park, across San Antonio from Republic Square, will feature a native limestone exterior and a trellis-shaded plaza..."
"...Susan Forlenza, manager of Apple Computer's Film and Television Placement and Promotion division at the venerable 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, sums up the phenomenon this way: "What we have done over the years is to establish very good relationships with the major studios. The studios have departments that they refer to as production resources departments and their job is to find resources for the production..."
"...Curran Nault knows a thing or two about provocative queer art. The founder and artistic director of OUTsider Festival, Nault created a local space to support and connect alternative queer creators...."
"...Long Island singer-songwriter cabal Blue Öyster Cult composed art-rock unlike any of their era peers between the late Sixties and the original quintet’s last LP in 1988. Throughout, lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, 69, wrote charters “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You,” and “Shooting Shark.” BÖC plays Friday at Empire Control Room...."
"...The interim home will be at the 30,000 square foot SoccerPlex indoor football facility on Toro Grande Boulevard, with the 35 foot ceilings that the museum will require. The plan has always been to find a home in Austin proper, with the lot at 1800 Congress, opposite the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art, as a prime contender..."
"...A good party is a piece of art. Don’t believe? Just look to Raw Paw, whose upcoming New Year’s Dance Revolution creatively unites sound and style with the purpose of overthrowing inhibitions as the calendar flips past 2014...."
"...The third time is, as they say, the charm, which is just added incentive to dive into WEST over the next two weekends, as this will be the third round of the West Austin Studio Tour. The first two proved this spring sibling to autumn's East Austin Studio Tour to offer a comparable wealth of visual-art wonders west of I-35 (and east of MoPac, south of Highway 183, and north of Ben White)..."
"...David Dewhurst makes a last minute appeal, Art Acevedo loses his cool, and Juan Hinojosa jumps the shark. Decisiveness is on the News Ticker...."
"...Takahashi has become, by design or by fate, one of the faces of "art games." Katamari Damacy has been played in living rooms and museums all over the world (including Austin's Arthouse). Since then, his often confounding games can be recognized by their uniquely whimsical art design..."
"...I have a special place in my heart for the type of original crafts you find at First Thursday, especially when it’s eco-friendly art...."
"...This coming Saturday, Social Earth Realty is hosting a community garage sale in which all of the proceeds will benefit Austin Pets Alive! There will be live music, adoptable dogs, art on display from Stinky Dog Art, and resale shopping. Did we mention the free beer? Donate this week and then come by Saturday for the festivities...."
"...Mr. King, In your assessment of the content contained within the various candidate questionnaires, you mention a statement I made about "artists decorating the city for free." ["Point Austin," April 13] The context of your piece makes it appear as if I think the city should expect artists to work for no charge..."
"...Cadillac Ranch off I-40 west of Amarillo is the most democratic art installation in the nation. Visitors who pull off of the interstate for a closer look at the 10 classic Caddies half-buried nose-down in a cow pasture are invited to add their own messages on the upended tail fins..."
"...There’s another festival on Austin’s calendar this Saturday, but according to the event’s producer – the Electric Company’s Jason Hicks – the Seaholm District Music & Art Fair will celebrate Downtown in a different way...."
"...A report on this morning's National Public Radio announced a once-in-a-deathtime real estate deal that's just too cool not to mention here, connoisseurs of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecturally unique Ennis House and William Castle-style ballyhoo that we are. Fans of Castle's masterpiece House on Haunted Hill will immediately recognize the imposing concrete structure from its starring role as the titular pseudo-haunted manse, although only the exteriors were actually filmed at the Ennis for the 1959 Allied Artists production...."
"...We talk about creating a livable and affordable city. Density-bonus options are all about the art of balancing these elements..."
"... The second First Night Austin is just eight months away, so a Call to Artists has gone out for proposals for visual- and performing-arts projects that might be included in the New Year's Eve event. Projects in all disciplines are wanted for large-scale public art, street surprises, the grand procession, performance, youth performance, mobile art, and more..."
"...The visual artists in this city are selling out -- in a manner of speaking, that is. Lots of `em are getting more of their drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media pieces into the hands of the art-lovin' public..."
"...1) This is the final weekend of the two weekends of the East Austin Studio Tour, the annual Big Medium-driven initiative that opens dozens & dozens of private artists’ studios and public art galleries on the sunrise side of the city to public enjoyment and celebration. But you, uh, you probably already knew that, eh? And here are some recommendations for your greater arting convenience...."
"...There are legitimate discussions over personal political opinions being offered at public culture events, such as Meryl Streep's comments at last Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony. Many of those engaged in participating in the current controversy claim that their concern is not content but rather propriety and decorum, with their special focus being on stars abusing their celebrity status..."
"...The vast chamber sprung a leak in 2004 and its use was discontinued in 2007. The city was considering demolishing it when the Buffalo Bayou Partnership offered an alternative – turn it into a one-of-a-kind destination and performance space...."
"..."I kind of wanted to give my ears a break," reasons Clark about performing sans band. "For me, all these songs started in some broken-down form – on acoustic guitar, sometimes piano – so it just felt right to take a step back and play the songs real raw, just me and my guitar."..."
"...Multiple investigations are under way at APD into the policing strategies of two Henry sector (Southeast) cops and the oversight of their chain of command after dashboard video footage of an arrest and subsequent ride to Travis County Jail was brought to the attention of Police Chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday...."
"...Oakwood Cemetery is open to the public during daylight hours. To take a smartphone tour of the cemetery, go to www.walkercountyhistory.org/oakwood_cemetery.php...."
"...Over the past 15 years, the University of Texas has devoted an entire course in the Radio-Television-Film department to chronicling the evolution of East Austin. The student filmmakers pitch their stories to classmates, and group up to turn them into creative nonfiction cinema that screens at the end of each semester...."
"...This post has been updated. “You should never feel 100 percent safe,” at least, not according to Austin’s Police Chief Art Acevedo, who made this declaration to KXAN in November after being presented with a report on alleged sexual assaults by transportation network company (TNC) – i.e..."
"...and Austin city planners) has been gathering information from all the different players who are involved in building or rebuilding the city. This week, the team stopped gathering data, and at Sound Check, started organizing it, synthesizing it, or – to use the preferred metaphor – remixing it, all in one place..."
"...20, when U.S. magistrate Judge Mark Lane dismissed the civil lawsuit Buehler had filed against the city of Austin, APD, Chief Art Acevedo, and four APD officers...."