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All Over Creation: Who's on First?
Are we looking at the wrong statistics for measuring a win in the arts?
"...the validation. That said, is a wall plastered with Austin Critics Table certificates, a long string of grants from..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

No Rockets Red Glare
Fireworks, outdoor fires banned through Independence Day
"...fireworks events have been canceled, including the massive annual Austin Symphony July 4 Concert and Fireworks on Lake Travis...."

July 4, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Morris Beachy
Remembering Austin's pioneering choral conductor
"...The man who brought together more voices in Austin than anyone else has sung his last song. Morris..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cuando los Disfraces se Cuelgan / Carmina Burana and Kai
Completeness from Delfos Danza Contemporánea, mixed results from Ballet Austin
"...In Austin for a single performance, the Mexican company Delfos Danza..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Austin Goes Classical
This week of musical events expanded our sense of what classical guitar can be
"...Austin Goes Classical..."

July 2, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Calling All Artists!
Two art exhibits and a new contest for young composers are accepting submissions
"...• The Austin Museum of Art is taking submissions for the fourth..."

May 28, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Speed talking at AMOA, Correa in as ASO ED, and Ballet East needs your toys
"...hits the streets, know that you can catch former Austin artist Julie Speed in one of her rare appearances..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Personnel Changes
With the record heat, August brought the departures of three executive directors
"...In Austin's arts scene, it's not uncommon for personnel changes to..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Res Publica
Citizens calendar, July 3-9
"...SYMPHONY & FIREWORKS ON LADY BIRD LAKE with music from..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature

McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? In this case, back up a Beatles cover band.
"...be backing the lads from Liverpool – well, okay, Austin's most reasonable facsimile thereof, the Eggmen – in a..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Opening was, in a word, grand
In artistry and style, the gala opening for the Long Center was an evening worthy of a facility 16 years in the making
"...issue in Palmer's successor. As Peter Bay led the Austin Symphony on a nimble caper through Bernstein's "Overture to..."

April 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center for the Performing Arts: Opening the house before it opens
The long-awaited cultural facility throws wide its doors for four days of free performances and tours
"...at Riverside and South First is inviting all of Austin down to see the center's 2,400-seat Dell Hall, 240-seat..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Long Center: Who's playing
Austin's new performing-arts center releases the performance schedule for its first few months
"...The countdown to the grand opening of Austin's new performing-arts center has passed the 80-day mark, and..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

The Nutcracker
Ballet Austin's 43rd production is what you might call a big-ticket ballet, a sensational show that's all about dreams coming true
"...Every year, families in Austin dress up in everything from their nicest pair of..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Culture Flash!
An award for Trio Contraste, a new contract for Peter Bay, a chorus of 'New York, New York' for Kirk Lynn and Rob Nash, and benefits for 'La Pastorela' and Hyde Park Theatre
"...Chamber ensemble Trio Contraste, which includes Austinite Martha MacDonald on clarinet, was recently honored by the..."

July 29, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Swan Lake
As Ballet Austin danced through a mist of blue, 'Swan Lake' cast its spell once more
"...their little girls to the final matinee of Ballet Austin's Swan Lake, and as the company danced through a..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Review by Ann Ciccolella

Za vashe zdorov'ye, Shostakovich!
Fifteen local arts organizations work together to celebrate Shostakovich's 100th birthday
"...Austin didn't do much to mark the recent centenaries of..."

March 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
New gifts to the Long Center, a new Little Elf for 'Santaland,' a new name for the AMOA Guild, a retirement at the symphony, and a return to Venice for Allison Orr
"...Performing Arts is getting a financial boost from two Austin couples. The ever-generous Sarah and Ernest Butler are doubling..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
Wanna know a 'Chronicle' secret? It runs in the family: Margaret Moser spends a lot of energy fantasizing being able to recast all the roles in 'Grease.' In this issue, Brother Stephen has some epiphanies over the possibilities of a modern remake of 'Valley of the Dolls'!
"...supper club venue (though she did perform with the Austin Symphony Orchestra on July 4th). She is poised for..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Bass Delay Gives Groups Room to Play
UT delays Bass Concert Hall renovations for local art schools
"...To the ballet, opera, and symphony, UT President Larry Faulkner might as well have been..."

April 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Life After the Classical Section
For two decades, he was the man Austin turned to when it wanted the best classical music on vinyl or disc, but the closing of Wherehouse Records has left Russell McCulloh with nowhere to sell Bach, Brahms, or Beethoven.
"...Wherehouse Records on Burnet Road in April: "Coming soon: Austin Breast Enlargement and Taxidermy Studio." Store regulars could guess..."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ballet Austin's original adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream delivered two ballets, really -- a highly accessible story-driven first act, followed by a more traditionally balletic second -- which offered an easy way into his clever and fanciful yet intricate work.
"...-- the charming A Midsummer Night's Dream by Ballet Austin delivered two ballets, really: a highly accessible story-driven first..."

May 23, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Sour Notes For Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez runs into conflict with the Austin musicians' union over scoring his new release.
"...release, which had been scheduled for mid-October post-production in Austin...."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Dancing About Architecture
Dee Dee's dead, everything else is crumbling.
"...illness and death... Next Thursday, June 20, here in Austin there will be a tribute at the Continental Club..."

June 14, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Articulations
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

Naked City
"...next general membership meeting of the Gray Panthers of Austin -- Sunday, April 28, at 1:30pm at the AFL-CIO..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Romeo and Juliet
For its new production of Romeo and Juliet, Stephen Mills and a gifted company delivered the eloquence with which Shakespeare described the couple's profound passion -- without ever using the Bard's words.
"...and Juliet alive, and for the opening of Ballet Austin's 2001-02 season, Stephen Mills and a gifted company delivered..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Arts Review 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

The Tail Wags the Dog
"...larger ones may "serve" a much greater number of Austinites. So cultural organizations such as the Austin Museum of..."

July 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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