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"...Jones' modest live aspirations parallel a longstanding disparity in the local club scene (revisit "Cold Sweat," June 13, 2014), but Downtown no longer mourns Catfish Station. The North Door spotlights the genre, and Beauty Bar did the same..."
"...• Ryan Myers handles social media and marketing for his wife, Reyna Vasquez, and her sister, Maritza Vasquez, the taco experts behind the wildly popular Veracruz All Natural food trailers. Last spring, the Vasquez sisters signed a lease on an older two-story home along Cesar Chavez and announced their plans to open their first brick-and-mortar outlet in 2014..."
"...4) THROUGH THE DIGITAL WINDOW Video visitation at Texas jails spent 2014 under the microscope, as inmate rights' organizations fought back against recent changes to enforce video-only visitation policies at most county facilities. Locally, incoming Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said the issue will move to the top of her "to-do" list when she takes office later this month...."
"...The 2014-15 ballot also features a diverse crop of nominees for Austin Texas Music Hall of Fame, a top honor for Austin’s veteran music makers. For those 12 local legends, you’ll have two opportunities to vote...."
"...At his 2014 SXSW Eco keynote, environmental justice leader Dr. Robert Bullard said that zip code is the best predictor of health and quality of life..."
"...99 (U-Verse), and streaming on ChannelAustin.org. The Austin Music Awards 2014 "Best Punk Band" has a new album in the works...."
"...Attention nonprofits and public service groups: Help us help you help others! Watch your email for an invitation to participate in the 2014 Austin Chronicle Holiday Wish Lists program. Join us as we roll out new features to highlight your lists..."
"...AO: Yeah, it’s been pretty crazy. I get about two weeks at home between tours, but so far I’ve played about 100 shows in 2014..."
"...Carbon dioxide from coal production and burning is being used for more efficient oil drilling, which has cut dependence on imported oil. It even helped hit a policy goal faster: In 2012, Obama pledged to cut foreign oil imports by 50% by 2020, but managed that target by 2014..."
"...Nominations have been announced for the 2014 Lone Star Regional Emmys, and several Austin productions are in contention for awards. KLRU’s lustrous Arts in Context program received a total of nine nominations, but the station was well-represented as a whole with nominations also prominent for Central Texas Gardener and the Austin Film Festival’s show On Story, for its episode, “Conversation With Vince Gilligan.” The city of Austin-operated, government television channel ATXN received a record six nominations, and local TV stations KXAN, KEYE, and KVUE all received nods..."
"...Sunday: Delivering a highlight of Austin City Limits' 40th season, Nick Cave catwalked amongst groping hands as his Bad Seeds pumped out hip-shaker "Red Right Hand" and the profanity-laced "Stagger Lee," which earned a standing ovation (full review at Earache! austinchronicle.com/music). Johnny Winter 1944-2014..."
"...There've been constant technological advances, sometimes by leaps and bounds, over the past century of film, but time has been in every director's toolbox since day one. The fact that it took until 2014 for us to see it utilized in this way is shocking, and we're lucky to see this basic building block of life incorporated into storytelling, finally..."
"...That's the basic plot of 12 minute short "Raise a Good Man", and it's one of those projects that's bursting with exciting talent with local connections. Heading up the cast are Austinite and SXSW regular Anna Margaret Hollyman (Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, White Reindeer)and her costar, Ryan Harper Gray (SX 2011's Neal, and also a Salvage Vanguard veteran.) Behind the camera was cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo, responsible for the cinematrography on a particular favorite feature in these parts (You're Next) and an unmissable short (soon hopefully to be a feature), Kat Candler's "Black Metal." Then there's Cameron Bruce Nelson, who was the recipient of the Austin Film Society's seal of approval in the form of a 2014 production grant for his directorial debut Some Beasts...."
"...Me, I hail Life as the album of 2014. And I love the cause as well: proceeds benefit CALM, an English charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the primary cause of under-50 male deaths in the UK..."
"...After being volleyed between several companies, Napster still claws on in 2014 under Rhapsody, a paid music-subscription service. Amid platforms like Soundcloud, Spotify, and Pandora, all which offer free versions of their streaming services, the idea of paying for music is all but obsolete..."
"...March 12, 2014. 7 photos...."
"...Bill Cotter was born in Dallas in 1964. His fiction and essays have appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly, The Paris Review, the 2014 Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere..."
"...• The New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour is now accepting submissions for its 2014 tour. The five-second to 10-minute films are due April 1; see complete details on submitting here...."
"...Indeed, 2013 proved memorable for Austin's increasingly jam-packed festival network, with South by Southwest showcasing everything from its traditional overflow of unknown bands to exclusive club shows featuring superstars Justin Timberlake and Prince; Austin Psych Fest breaking in Carson Creek Ranch on the rural end of East Austin; and, in May, the public learning that Auditorium Shores will receive a necessary facelift. The latter, financed by C3 Presents to the tune of $3.5 million, will in all likelihood displace Fun Fun Fun Fest, Reggae Fest, and a portion of SXSW through 2014...."
"...Now, the big film news: Sin City 2 should be out August 2014. The sequel to his pulpy and striking adaptation of Frank Miller's neo noir franchise will draw heavily on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (thus the rumored new name, Sin City: A Dame to Die For) plus new material fresh for the screen...."
"...The field is now complete for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, June 12-July 13, with some dramatic results in Europe Tuesday: Three goals by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo beat two by Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and France shut out Ukraine, 3-0, reversing an 0-2 first leg. The WC draw will be held Dec..."