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"..."It's something that we've talked about doing for years and years," said Mondo Creative Director Mitch Putnam, "and we finally had a slot open up for SXSW where we didn't have a big studio project." That first weekend of SXSW has seen several of the gallery's biggest shows: Game of Thrones in 2013, Disney in 2014, and Mondo regular Jason Edmiston's solo show in 2015. It only made sense to save the big weekend for a suitably high-profile show..."
"...President Barack Obama kicks off the SXSW Interactive conference on Friday with a keynote conversation, then sticks around for a DNC fundraiser at the Austin Music Hall. When the Commander-in-Chief visited Austin in 2014, he skipped the line at Franklin Barbecue, upping the brisket haven's already sky-high reputation..."
"...Threatening nothing less than a full-scale invasion for their American debut this spring, all-female Madrid quartet Hinds bangs out dreamy surf-pop hooks muffled by simmering distortion on last November's Barn. Departing his Nineties rock quintet La Fuga in 2009, guitarist Raul Gutierrez reinvents himself as Rulo y la Contrabanda, his booming vocals on 2014 live album One Night in the Castle second only to the sandpaper mix of smoky electric riffs and his own acoustic grit..."
"...• ABCs for Infant Sleep: The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that in 2014, there were 13 infant suffocation deaths in the county, including 11 associated with bed-sharing – the highest number of infant sleep-related deaths since 2010, and six occurred during the winter months. The MEO is urging parents not to sleep with their babies nor to use blankets with infants – instead recommends a sleep sack or one or two layers of a long-legged, one-piece sleeper, not so warm as to make the infant perspire..."
"...Next up in the 10-game "hexagonal": Costa Rica at home March 22, then at Mexico March 26. Those games should tell us a lot more about the Yanks' chances for Brazil in 2014...."
"...When Blood Is at the Doorstep director Erik Ljung first heard about the death of Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee Police Department officer in April 2014, he had no idea he would spend the next three years shadowing the family on its quest for justice. The California native, who’d worked mostly in video journalism before this, began to document the initial rallies, but the idea of putting together a full-length doc never crossed his mind...."
"...After the success of Linklater's 2014 film Boyhood, Bernstein approached Black about doing a portrait of the filmmaker for the American Masters series. Black agreed, and the film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival..."
"...That future has been slow to arrive. In 2014, Emojli, an emoji-only social-media network, launched to much fanfare..."
"...The story percolated in the back of Hay's mind for a decade, as she built a career as a location scout and production accountant on shows like Bored to Death and Smash. However, in 2014 she decided to move back to Austin, and the Denison story came calling..."
"...Not surprisingly, that results in a major uptick in citations, generally relating to overcrowding violations, obstructed fire exits, and failure to display various permits. In 2014, 37% of overcrowding citations issued by AFD occurred during SXSW..."
"...I'll freely admit: When I first saw Over Your Dead Body at Fantastic Fest 2014, I found myself unmoved by its glacial charms. Yet in the quiet, attentive confines of a darkened living room, it somehow became infinitely more enthralling..."
"...F&F Real Estate Ventures, a limited liability corporation co-owned by French and business partner Darius Fisher, "purchased the building on Oct. 17, 2014," French confirmed..."
"...Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 8:45pm: Gina Chavez is due onstage at the Austin Music Awards. Right now..."
"...GAYBIGAYGAY 2014 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED GayBi's back. Let 'em know we have their back, and sign up for any number of two-hour volunteer shifts: prefest in building and arting, and fest-proper "in jobs like merch, parking, and water-boi." Sun., March 16, noon-12mid..."
"...Austin's Pizza will supply free pizza while it lasts, Empire Control Room will be mixing up drink specials for those of age, and Game Over Videogames will take things back to the halcyon days with some vintage games to play. If you're brave enough, enter the mystery tournament judged by a panel of local luminaries with one lucky winner walking away with a 2014 SXSW Interactive badge...."
"...› South by Southwest has announced the first wave of acts performing at the 2014 music conference, March 11-16. The initial roster lists almost 200 acts representing about 10% of the some 2,000 performers who now showcase annually..."
"...Between the start of the Chronicle in 1981 and hanging up her press laminate 33 years later (revisit “Margaret Moser Retires,” May 16, 2014), this paper’s most popular and populist voice cut a radical swath through culture both high and low, and every facet of music in between. Born out of education and advocacy – to Willard Cummings Moser, B.A., M.A., B.D., Ph.D..."
"...That’s the message of the latest “Lobby Watch” from Texans for Public Justice, which reports that the two major “rideshare” companies (motto: "You share, we collect") have spent up to $5.5 million lobbying since 2014. That’s on top of the more than $10 million (mostly Uber’s) they spent last spring to impose and then lose an Austin deregulation referendum..."
"...After over a decade at the Texas Union Wendy’s, he left Austin to return to his native New York. However, he came back and ended up tragically homeless in 2014..."
"...There's probably no more effective impetus for changing one's life choices than being yelled at by a paramedic for failing to properly vomit. Since having a heart attack in 2014, I have wound up in the ER several times complaining of chest pain and weakness..."
"...While Lego may be most famous for branded kits from the latest blockbuster, its roots lie as an educational toy company. Two years ago, it was promoting its Storystarter set (see “SXSWeduc: Are Legos the Next Edu Wave?,” March 14, 2014)..."
"...building, former Fox News employee Phillip Perea handed out fliers detailing how Fox News – and specifically Austin’s Fox affiliate, KTBC – had ruined his career. Shortly after his dismissal in May of 2014, Perea approached the Chronicle about reporting on the “quid pro quo dynamic between FOX 7 and the police chief [Art Acevedo].” Chase Hoffberger reported:..."
"...Alvvays 4:10pm, Orange stage Lightning success met Toronto indie poppers Alvvays in 2014. Vocalist Molly Rankin, daughter of Canadian folk kings the Rankin Family, leads the group through trials of nostalgia on the band's debut, and only, self-titled LP, which reached No..."
"...Whiskey Myers 11:30am, Miller Lite Stage Tyler, Texas' Southern rock quintet brings red dirt and even Led Zeppelin to its loud and proud stance. 2014's Early Morning Shakes, produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), captures some of the fireworks of their dual guitar attack, yet singer Cody Cannon and compadres are still best experienced in the flesh..."
"...The 53-year-old bawse has presided over all things hoop since David Stern stepped down on Feb. 1, 2014, and has already launched a series of initiatives that should help move professional basketball forward..."
"...Lolla’s band list remains a reliable a crystal ball for predicting talent at ACL Fest. Of the top 20 acts on the fall classic last year, 14 were also on Lollapalooza 2014, including headliners Outkast and Eminem..."
"...Ian Patrick McLagan, born May 12, 1945, in Hounslow, West London, insisted he be called "Mac" until his death 69 years later at Brackenridge medical center in Austin on Dec. 3, 2014...."
"...Although the overall national economy has steadily improved since the Great Recession, the argument persists over whether Texas has been ahead of other states or more simply benefiting from its longtime economic base of hydrocarbons. The battle was renewed last year by The Washington Monthly's Phillip Longman ("Oops: The Texas Miracle That Isn't," March 1, 2014), who argued at length that the state's claim to economic exceptionalism is largely illusory or built on sand, particularly oil sands..."
"...• Delysia Chocolatier brought home two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals from the fall 2014 International Chocolate Salon Awards in San Francisco on Nov. 22nd..."
"...Fun Fun Fun Fest's 2014 comedy roster offers a respectable, if overly male, sampling of notable alt-yuksters. Although not overflowing with marquee names, the lineup offers notable talent and distinctive voices. Fred Armisen..."
"...The grass is always greener, right? Circumstance is subjective. In this case, it's a reality for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014...."
"...After annual increases, in early 2012 she received a lease extension that included rates for the next few years. For the 2012 rental period, rent would be $1,088 per month; for 2013, $1,741; for 2014, $2,698; and for 2015, $4,128 – more than 10 times higher than in 2007...."
"...Peak Austin Moment: ACL Fest 2014..."