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In Memoriam
Alfred King, one of Austin's greatest cultural benefactors and advocates, has died at age 89
"...was 89. He and his wife, Ellen, settled in Austin 46 years ago, moving here from McAllen after selling..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Brawl in the Family
It's Round 10 of the Rude Mechanicals' annual fundraiser, and the Black Eye Ball promises to pack enough punch to send a herd of Santa Gertrudis to Slumberland
"...This year marks the 10th anniversary of Austin's Rude Mechanicals. The acclaimed theatre company continues to break..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

In Austin Lyric Opera's production of 'Elektra,' conductor Richard Buckley succeeds in conveying the complexity, richness, cruelty, and humanity of this work
"...Strauss composed one of the 20th century's first great operas, and Richard Buckley has chosen it as one of..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Performances That Transported Me in 2004
Robert Faires lists his favorite theatre, dance, and classical productions of 2004
"...2) Hamlet (Ballet Austin) In the inspired hands of BA Artistic Director Stephen..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 4 Classical Music Forces (and Visual-Art Event) of 2004
"...Honestly, when it comes to classical music in Austin, rare is the occasion that does not live up..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Naked City
"...Wal-Mart at the head of Blunn Creek in South Austin...."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Let There Be Light
After a $14 million facelift, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is letting the light in, literally, through new windows across the front of the structure, and philosophically, through a new mission to give the public more opportunities to see and enjoy its astonishing accumulation of cultural treasures.
"..."the Great Acquisitor," Ransom was intent on gathering in Austin as much as he could of the world's cultural..."

May 16, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin loses a longtime artist, Mickey Joe Mayfield, and Vortex Repertory Company gains a managing director, Barry Pineo.
"...knew that Mickey Joe Mayfield was gone. The longtime Austin artist, well known for his paintings of the tropical..."

May 31, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Blanton Museum of Art gets a cool million for its new building, Austin Museum of Art gets a new director of development to raise money for its new building, and a whole lotta Austin Artists get nominations for the 2001-02 Critics Table Awards.
"...happy this week -- actually, a million reasons. The UT-Austin institution, which is building a new facility on the..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Long Center for the Performing Arts is delayed until 2005, and MS / Nerve Dance Company and Jason Phelps hold a very personal benefit.
"...extension of the project timeline is especially meaningful for Austin Lyric Opera, the Austin Symphony, and Ballet Austin, which..."

May 17, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Serious health problems have beset Austin theatre artists Douglas Taylor and Brian Gaston as they are working on upcoming projects.
"...contribution boxes at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center and Austin Lyric Opera, in 24-hour drop-off mail slots at the..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Four months after using a new guideline to declare Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks ineligible for city arts funding, threatening the company's survival and sparking community concern, the Austin Arts Commission reversed course and cleared the way for the company to receive money from the city.
"...threatening the company's survival and sparking community concern, the Austin Arts Commission reversed course and cleared the way for..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Public Notice
"Public Notice" talks about friends and the end of this column.
"...Tonight, Thursday, Aug. 23, 7:30pm, the Austin Symphony, the Austin Lyric Opera, and Larry Gatlin present..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Dispatches From the Edge
Rounding Up the 2001 FronteraFest Long Fringe
"...eyes. There were several screens thoughtfully placed in the Austin Lyric Opera's Ducloux Hall and these screens featured sophisticated..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

Local culinary news
"...the address of Dot's Place incorrectly. The far north Austin shrine to great down-home cooking is located at 13805..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The passing of Austin's "favorite piano teacher."
"...If the pianos of Austin sound a little mournful this week, it's because one..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A new performance space in South Austin: the Bad Dog Comedy Theater
"...International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival are giving South Austin a new stage space with a seating capacity that..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A spring full of architecural blooms.
"...The first blossom to sprout belonged to the Austin Museum of Art, specifically its new downtown facility. On..."

April 14, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Back to the Garden
The musical Candide has had as tumultuous a life as its wandering hero. Robert Faires catalogs its journey and explains what has kept it alive and why it's always a pleasure to revisit.
"...a small army of collaborators: herself, playwright Michael Stewart, lyricists Richard Wilbur and John Latouche, plus the director, musical..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ARTS Center Stage making the Big Decision: What architect is going to transform Palmer Auditorium into the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
"...note: This won't be SOM's first creation of an Austin landmark; the firm previously designed the LBJ Library on..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Reports on The "Three 'J's" of Austin culture And Lily Tomlin At UT.
"...Only in Austin, which must always go its own way, would you..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

1999 Critics' Table Nominations
"...The Austin Theatre Critics' Table has released the nominations for its..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature

'La Femme Bohème'
Puccini's Bohemians get an all-gal makeover
" doing so in a totally new way in Austin this weekend. In a production conceived by local mezzo..."

June 20, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Butler Opera Center production achieves real magic, most notably a triumphant performance in the title role
"...2008 has been a signature time for the tragic opera heroine in Austin, with Zach Theatre's Bess and Austin..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Calaf's quest for the heart of the icy princess Turandot is the stuff of legend and, in Austin Lyric Opera production of Puccini's opera, was an opportunity to hear some exquisite music excellently performed.
"...Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot is tinged with darkness -- the action takes..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Live Nun Witnessing
"...The Singing Nun passed through Austin this week -- no, not that one -- rather..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Organizers of Three Recent Arts Festivals Pass on Lessons Learned
" to minimize this by not going up against Austin Lyric Opera or the Austin Symphony. Also, it was..."

March 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...the Internal Revenue Service put the fate of the Austin Gilbert & Sullivan Society's Gala All-Star Revue -- scheduled..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Arts Column

On the Funding Front
"...Austin Theatre for Youth received an enormous show of support..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Arts Column

Pesto, Puccini, and the Omni Talented Singing With Your Supper
"...that time, I still had dreams of being an opera singer or a Broadway star, and I considered the..."

June 16, 1995 Arts Feature

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