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Austin Opera's Joseph Specter Departing
General director since 2012 is off to lead Arizona Opera
"...the day after he joined the staff of Austin Opera as general director, Joseph Specter has tendered his resignation...."

April 29, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera
What the 'Faust' – an opera with a nightclub scene?
"...and timeless. So, even though composer Charles Gounod's 1859 operatic adaptation was originally set in medieval Germany, director Bernard..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Humor, Introspection, Ecstasy
UT Composer Dan Welcher is one step away from greatness.
"..."We were going to catch a couple of operas at the Metropolitan," recounts Bay...."

April 13, 2001 Music Feature by Robert Faires

John Carter
Old-school "Gosh, wow!" sense-of-wonder filmmaking is in short supply these days, but now John Carter has arrived to fill the void.
"...his post-Civil War life searching for gold in the Arizona territories. Instead, he finds himself transported to Mars (aka..."

March 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spotlights
"...ROCK OPERA..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...vote for Proposition 1. It has worked well in Arizona, Maine, Tucson, New York City, Los Angeles, and a..."

May 3, 2002 Column

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...sad day in Austin when they tear down the Opera House. Like the Armadillo, the Opera House was sacred..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Aiming for the Big Kill
Scott Martin on the inaccurate West in his new gunslinger flick
"...Sanders) to the two-horse town of of Big Kill, Arizona. Neither the trip nor the destination are all that..."

Oct. 18, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

BBC Names Top 100 Comedies of All Time
Film critics poll picks Some Like It Hot for top slot
"...Judge, 1999) 5) M*A*S*H (Robert Altman, 1970) 6) What's Opera, Doc? (Chuck Jones, 1957) 7) The Jerk (Carl Reiner,..."

Aug. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Playback: KINGs and Queens
Kids in a New Groove, Bull McCabe’s bows out, and underground heroes of Austin music
"...As the lesson unfolds, Fiore, a local opera iconoclast and graduate of University of North Texas' prestigious..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...staggering performance as Luke, a man who refuses to cooperate with a failed system, eats a whole bunch of..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In Memoriam: Robin Goodfellow
Singular Austin improviser has taken his final bow (wow wow)
"...housewives, rocks and rock stars, the Phantom of the Opera, a submarine-with-periscope, spies, aliens, Hitler, a loaf of bread,..."

Aug. 12, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Bob Log III Q&A
One-man guitar orgy crams into Mohawk on Thursday
"...Doo Rag frontman while he was driving through the Arizona desert to talk about the tricks of his specialized..."

July 21, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Giant Giant Sand
"...concept album. Yet here's Tucson, a self-styled "country rock opera" credited to Giant Giant Sand to accommodate the addition..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Off the Record
The Sword and Metallica ride the lightning at Ozzfest, while Kanye West and Hope for Heroes lend a helping hand to U.S. veterans
"...dusty, hand-sewn debut, 2007's Turquoise (Totem Songs), underground in Arizona. It's half true. "Our friend had a ranch out..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Remembering blues drummer 'Uncle' John Turner, tracking the devil and Daniel Johnston, on-air with Seattle's KEXP, Abandoned Love Records, and more
"...Daniel Johnston, not to mention Infernal Bridegroom Productions' rock opera, Speeding Motorcycle, there's now talk of a possible Daniel..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Dancing About Architecture
Dynamite Hack goes prime-time; Atomic Cafe hangs in there; the Old Settler's Music Festival is upon us.
"...Night on the 18th, while DJ Ricky D. of Arizona (where the previous Atomic Cafe was located) will be..."

April 7, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Summer Revival Spirit
Can I Get a Witness?
"...his wife Paula (Ingrid Bergman), niece of the famous opera dame Alice Alquist, who was murdered at her home..."

June 12, 1998 Screens Feature

day trips
"...the Mexican War of 1846-48 opened New Mexico and Arizona; wagon trains were leaving the east on an almost..."

June 13, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

You Can Lead a HORDE To Water...
"...Website: http://link.tsl.state.tx.us/.www/TMO.dir/press.html Got that memorized yet?... The Topless Baboon Opera, a new improv outfit featuring several members of Teratoma,..."

July 26, 1996 Music Column

Record Reviews
"...it's a concept album telling the story of an Arizona cowboy whose love for a woman results in the..."

July 7, 1995 Music Review

Food-o-File
Amy's and Mangia Give it Away
"...Palace participate, as do the Austin Symphony, Austin Light Opera, Ballet Austin, Zach Scott, Live Oak, Capitol City Playhouse,..."

April 28, 1995 Food Column

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