"...They're trying to make a record. It's probably like being in labor; nobody enjoys the pain – breathe, push, breathe, push..."
"...This Friday and Saturday night, the Vortex is staging a party to outdo all of its previous parties – with performances from the best and wildest artists from throughout its 25 years (Toni Bravo! Zell Miller III! Chad Salvata! Matthew Patterson! Ann Marie Gordon! Sky Candy! Brass Ovaries! The Late Joys! Jo Beth Henderson! So many more!), with much live music and catered noms and tipsy reminiscences and general thespian hullabaloo galvanizing the weekend for your entertainment and pleasure. Oh, and it's a fundraiser: Toss them $25 bucks toward a state-of-the-art lighting system and join the revelry that, for all its vigor and flash, is only the spark of what weird wonders the Vortex will be bringing this burg in the years to come...."
"...Blaze, on the other hand, was overrun with memory, plagued with minute, searing details, doomed to remember ancient grief and sacrificed joys. Rex Bell, that other best friend of Townes', kept Blaze's wallet until Hurricane Ike washed it away in 2008..."
"...A writer and humorist famous for his nationally syndicated John Henry Faulk Show, on the radio from 1951 to 1957, Faulk's greater notoriety comes from his tenacious battle against the blacklisting of the Fifties. He tells the story of his ultimately victorious five-year court battle in Fear on Trial, dedicated "[t]o the three persons, Texans all, who influenced me the most in respecting the liberated mind and the joys and responsibilities of citizenship: My mother and father and J..."
"...Ahhh... the joys of summer..."
"...As Chronicle Dance writer Jonelle Seitz observed, each work seems "more sophisticated, more human, more poignant, and more important than the last. Hamrick's dances show us how to be: how to approach, how to respond, how to accept challenges and joys." In addition to the work of her own company, founded in 1999, the choreographer shows us how to be in the Hamrick/Warren Dance school, which she co-founded and has run with artistic partner Kate Warren since 1991; the studio Cafe Dance, which she's run since 1996; and the Austin Dance Festival, which she founded in 2015. [image-3-right] Jeanne & Michael Klein..."
"...I can get a boom stand and a microphone if you want, and we can do it up right." I didn't bother to ask him where he'd get all this gear, knowing that most likely it was in my best interest to not know. Soon enough, we were at the Erwin Center, in a conference room of some sort, our eyes alight with the joys of free light beer, wine, cheese and crackers, and chili dogs..."
"...What I didn't know, however (I was just a visitor then, as well as a young and inexperienced creature), was that the Austin of those days did indeed contain a lively, if small, community of people who cared passionately about the joys of food and were interested and active in expanding local palates beyond chicken-fried steak. While it was a far cry from the current array of restaurants, cooking classes, and fresh ingredients available now (not to mention the public's seemingly bottomless appetite for all things culinary on television), it isn't difficult to trace many roots of today's food scene back to that era...."
"...Neither Weez nor Al care about cartoons. I dearly love my friends but think they have been unfairly deprived of one of life's modern joys..."
"...Abra Moore: vocalist and onscreen performer, "Millenberg Joys"..."
"...Occasionally, baby-loving zealots preach to me about the joys of childbirth, dirty diapers, and parental bonding, and thump me on the stomach and demand we join their ranks. But among my friends - an honest, straightforward group that would, of course, throw themselves in front of a train to save their babies, but nonetheless wonder out loud, "What on earth have I done?" when the kid won't sleep or it breaks the oven door or it throws a wall-eyed tantrum in the middle of Central Market - we are occasionally envied and always tolerated...."
"...Since 1974, Chainsaw has been graced with the ironic distinction of achieving not only a permanent residence in the Museum of Modern Art's film library but also the nightmares of filmgoers everywhere. Ed Neal's birthmarked lunatic scared off a generation of post-Sixties flower children from the joys of hitchhiking, and an underappreciated work implement became an instant, must-have Halloween accouterment..."
"...When authorized by Congress, this process allows presidents to negotiate global trade deals in secret and railroad those deals through Congress without a full debate or any amendments. This is how Bill Clinton brought us the joys of NAFTA, written to protect corporate moves to Mexico -- it could not be amended to protect workers, farmers, communities, or the environment...."
"...It's the only song that refers directly and exclusively to what happened that night on the highway. Elsewhere on the album, Clark sings of the joys of watching his daughter grow up ("Pretty Little Mama"); of personal betterment through the salvation of a good love ("Changing My Life With Your Love"); and of his mother ("Why I Got the Blues")..."
"...And, finally, at a special music-enhanced event at the Carousel Lounge – where Calhoun and others will read some of the, ah, racier passages from the book, and there will be live sets from Ethan Azarian and Adam Sultan and The Late Joys – on Wed., Nov. 4, starting at 9pm...."
"...Amused, I looked up at the theatre's black brick wall, only to see a tattered period advertisement for Uncle Joe's Mint Balls in an unassuming corner. Subtle, real-life touches are everywhere in this piece; along with excellent costumes, terrific acting, an understated set, and the traditional-style music of the Late Joys, they're instrumental to the authentic feel of the piece...."
"...To many Austinites, "the joys of single living" is a complete oxymoron and "highs in the low 50s" sounds like an absolutely miserable day. But to Marion Winik, it's life, and life is good...."