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Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Sharon Watkins
Chez Zee maven looks forward to another 25 years
"...she parlayed her theater arts background into a successful Austin boutique ad agency, Wilson and Wilson. The company was..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Gay Place
Welcome to Hell ... Halloween, Austin queer-style
"...FALSETTOS Austin Theatre Project presents this evening of la-la-las from the..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

'The Show!' Goes On
Comedy/film mashup lands at Spiderhouse Ballroom for good
"...Ben Snyder, it’s more than that. It’s two of Austin’s fastest growing scenes coming together...."

July 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Getting Hotter Than Hell at the Stateside
Catherine D'Lish and the Jigglewatts bring burlesque to a grand stage
"...decades, there's going to be burlesque on the Stateside Theatre stage this weekend...."

July 27, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Special Kaye
Vaudeville, Broadway, TV, film &ndash Kaye Ballard has done it all
"...Not Kaye Ballard. This veteran of vaudeville, Broadway, television, cabaret, and film is still at it, and she's brought..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Roger That
Q&A with the Byrds' Roger McGuinn
"...Rickenbacker jangle Roger McGuinn lands at the One World Theatre on Sunday for one show, 7pm. His voice, on..."

Aug. 4, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Electric Lounge's second act on the Eastside, catching up with Scratch Acid and Austin's other Voice contestants
"...Edge in 1985, a construction crane looms over Downtown Austin. "Signs of growth are everywhere," the narrator warns. "Change..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Where Are They Now?
"...Staff (1977-92); performed stand-up and won "Funniest Person in Austin" (1991); moved to L.A., where he does improv, stand-up,..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Arts Feature

The intimacy of this well-acted production also makes you aware of its tight budget
"...CabaretCity Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 524-2870 Through Sept. 9 Running..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Cinematexas 2002 Schedule
"...Everything Pass ($50/general; $40/student) includes admission to Austin Eye+Ear events, all film screenings, parties, receptions, Parallax View,..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Screens Feature

Everything Is Possible ... Again
Seemingly unadaptable, Greil Marcus' 1989 opus Lipstick Traces proved to be the foundation for the Rude Mechanicals' strongest theatre work to date. As they revive their hit adaptation, the Rude Mechs reflect on its creation, its success, working as a collective, and being told by Marcus, "You staged the book I wanted to write."
"...Director Shawn Sides is working at the now-defunct independent Austin bookstore Garner & Smith. She picks up a certain..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

"...THREE CHEESY WOMEN: ACTING UP AT THE CABARET March 8, Later at Live Oak cabaret..."

March 14, 1997 Arts Review

Better All the Time
Cabaret and musical legend Barbara Cook is still learning
"...That's not to slight Cook's unparalleled achievements in musical theatre, especially once you add in her stand-out performances in..."

Sept. 19, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Sue's Turn
After years of thwarting the singing kids on Glee, Jane Lynch takes the stage to belt some tunes herself
"...these days is singing, and it's why she's in Austin this week. She's touring the country with a cabaret..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards
"...On Monday, Sept. 27, the Austin Circle of Theaters handed out its annual B. Iden..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All the World SA Stage
The Debut of the International Theater Festival at San Antonio
" Berlin or New York City or maybe even Austin, but San Antonio? Our neighbor to the south is..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Remembering one who fascinated us all: Karen Kuykendall, 1937-2007
"...mother, Mary Faulk Koock, who turned the family's South Austin home into the restaurant Green Pastures, showed Karen the..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Performances of 2004 That I Ruminate Over After the Dust Has Settled
Heather Barfield lists her favorite stage performances of 2004
"...Instead of shuffling through all the wonderful talent in Austin theatre and curmudgeonly nitpicking technique and degrees of thespian..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Heather Barfield Cole

"...KINDLING OUR SENSE OF BEAUTY AND GOODNESS Zachary Scott Theatre Center, through December 28 Running Time: 45 min..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Arts Review

New Year's Eve Events
"...freak on, or 6) all of the above, as Austin keeps itself just as weird as ever even though..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Features Feature by Wells Dunbar

Latino Comedy Festival: Ripeness Is All
"...entertainment world right now, Latino comedy is hotter than Austin asphalt in August. Headliners like Carlos Mencia and George..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Arts Review

'CockTales with Astronauts'
The Seattle performer on making an astronaut love triangle into a solo musical
"...aren't pasty and depressed. VERY THERAPEUTIC!" The benefit for Austinites is that she brings her shows to our town..."

June 3, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Trouble Puppet Theater Company
A visiting puppeteer flies in with a show about a really wild duck
"...artist program, with which Trouble Puppet will bring to Austin puppet artists from around the world, giving them workspace,..."

March 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playwright Dan Dietz gets his second play staged at the Humana Festival in Louisville, Johnson / Long Dance Company heads to Hamburg, and Zach shuffles its season
"...Plays. Last year, the playwright and artistic director of Austin Script Works had his play "Trash Anthem" staged at..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

"...Well, there's at least one Austin art expatriate about whom you can spend a little..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
City arts funding revisions get a thumbs-up from council, theatre artists sing for cancer charities, and local playwrights meet and greet
"...a big win for the Guidelines Committee and the Austin Arts Commission in the column for reforming the city's..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

FBC will make you blush brighter than the Trail of Lights
"...Fat Bottom Cabaret wants to unwrap your present. The plus-size cabaret troupe..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place: HER-SUiT-ISM
Steel Magnolias, Drag Kings: The Musical, S&M Music, Spanksgiving, Turkey Queer Ride, and so much more
"...and greet the cast. Fri., Nov. 22, 7pm. City Theatre, 3823-D Airport. $12."

Nov. 22, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

In Memoriam: Bill Fagan
"...with his wit and theatrical skills. He came to Austin in the Seventies to study drama at UT and..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT delays the closing of Bass Concert Hall for a year, Conspirare wants to sing an ode by a young Austin poet, and Zach decides whether it wants to go out with Sally Bowles or Roxie Hart
"...late spring slot in its season? That would be Cabaret, the one set in Nazi-era Berlin, and not Chicago,..."

April 2, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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