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The Who's Tommy
Zach's revival of the rock opera takes its cue from Alice in Wonderland, and while vivid, it lacks consistency
"...Speaking of drugs, though, no Seventies-era rock opera would be complete without them. Of course, that makes..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Undoing of Nonet were the big winners at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday, each receiving four prizes..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...nominees were before naming the winner in that category's Austin Critics Table award that it became the drinking game..."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...of Rose Rage was the runaway winner at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday, taking home five honors..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Connectors
The 2013 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...On any given date, Austin's cultural calendar offers so many options that it's almost..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: ASO With Quattro Mani
Symphony scores with new works by Lansky and Fitkin
"...The rest of Austin may have been experiencing unseasonably cool temperatures, but inside..."

May 8, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Texas Young Composers Concert
For the third time, the Austin Symphony gives Texas composers under 18 a chance to be heard
"...Bs (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms)? On April 3, the Austin Symphony makes a brave foray into the new music..."

March 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Setting the Stage
Austin's art scene spent 2012 prepping for the big things to come
"...Mayans, you deserved better than that.) And while the Austin arts did see some notable endings – the final..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Coolest Board in Town
Arlyn Studios just upped its ante
"...Lisa Fletcher are partnering with a younger generation of Austin entrepreneurs to revamp the famed recording facility...."

Sept. 21, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Art To Enchant
The winners of the 2010-11 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 6, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 10, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Class
The 2009-2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 7, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 11, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Founders Day
The 2010 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...At this point, Austin's creative scene has been so active and dynamic for..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Superlatives
The 2008-2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 1, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 5, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Game-Changers
The 2009 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...That Austin's creative scene is among the liveliest and most watched..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Odetta Sings!
A blues legend shines on Austin
"...her career at age 13 with classical training in opera in the Los Angeles-based Turnabout Theater. Realizing that even..."

June 5, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

The Future Is Here
In 2007, that distant tomorrow when Austin's arts dreams would be realized finally arrived
"...finally completed, that would be the point when the Austin arts scene would really take off, would be recognized..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Man With the Light Touch
Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire
"...take the podium. The now well-established director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra – he's just begun his 10th season..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Forte at Forty
Thriving under Jack Allen's leadership, KMFA endures as Classically Austin radio
"...European white guys and make it local, cool, and Austin-y – with a 'blue-jeans' instead of a 'tuxedo' attitude?"..."

July 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Gregor

TCB
Saying adios to Texas music titan Freddy Fender, and bienvenidos to a little band called the Rolling Stones
"...heard: In a display of pageantry not seen in Austin since UT hosted ESPN's College Gameday last month, the..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Showing the Way
The 2006 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...the development of the lively cultural scene flourishing in Austin today. Five years ago, the Austin Critics Table, that..."

June 2, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...2005 will be the first night of First Night Austin, and the arts scene is eager to see just..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...On Monday, June 7, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 11, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Melodramatic Entrance
On set with 'Shades of Life,' the multicultural soap-opera access show giving minority actors a shot at exposure
"...episode 71 of Shades of Life, a multicultural soap opera shot in South Austin. It features a cast of..."

April 23, 2004 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Wrong Numbers
"...Proudly flaunting its low-budget pedigree (Holdridge shot it in Austin for about 10 grand in glove-box change) and featuring..."

June 7, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The year 2000 in the Austin arts, with Top 10 lists by Chronicle Arts critics and their picks for stories and personalities of the year.
"...He might have been writing the story of the Austin arts scene in the year 2000. For our cultural..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

From the Vaults
Twenty Years of Live Music on Local Stages: Photos by John Carrico
"...John Kahn & Jerry Garcia, Austin Opera House, 1983 Well before the phrase "Deadhead" entered..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Music Feature

Varsity Blues
"...that's not the case. Filmed in and around the Austin/Coupland/Elgin area, Varsity Blues is the MTV ethic distilled to..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Theatre Mecca?!?
Honest, Some Folks Move to Austin for the Theatre
"...heritage, I realize that that feeling is actually in Austin. While this city does not have quite the same..."

July 18, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Sloppy, Glorious, and Completely Indigenous
Austin's Hoot Night Tradition
"...point," he explains. "The Beach was no longer. That Austin Beach scene, all those bands like Zeitgeist and the..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

These Are the Days
Extolling an Exciting New Era of Austin Theatre
"...Miller work -- Live Oak Theatre staging The Crucible, Austin Community College doing All My Sons -- but it's..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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