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In Memoriam: Boyd Vance
Boyd Vance, founder and director of Pro Arts Collective, acclaimed musical theatre performer, and leader in nurturing and promoting African-American arts for a quarter of a century, has died
"...arts for a quarter of a century has died. Boyd Vance, founder and director of Pro Arts Collective and..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Boyd Vance: Sweet Remembrance
On Oct. 27, the City Council sweetened some of the bitterness of Boyd Vance's passing this year by naming the new theatre at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center after him
"...The loss of Boyd Vance in April of this year still stings, but..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Boyd Vance Will Be Missed by All of Us
"...Dear Editor, On behalf of the Vance family, we want to thank you for Robert Faires'..."

May 12, 2005 Postmarks

Spectrum Theatre's Tribute to Boyd
African-American company's gala salutes the great Boyd Vance
"...made their cause his life's work, the late, great Boyd Vance...."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

ProArts/ACC: Keeping Boyd's dream alive
To honor a man whose name was synonymous with community, ProArts Collective and Austin Community College have jointly established the Boyd Vance Scholarship Fund
"...Austin arts scene, then you know that the name Boyd Vance is synonymous with community. While Vance, who died..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Touching All Those Hands
Remembering Boyd Vance, his life and legacy
"...Some people knew the Boyd Vance of the working week, the man who ran..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Man Who Laughed
More remembrances of Boyd Vance
"...This is the way I remember Boyd: Looking at me with that famous sidelong glance, saying..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature

East Austin Nonprofit Mired in Controversy CEACO Sinking
"...payroll during the holiday season. Lost its program director, Boyd Vance, who resigned due to reservations about CEACO's policies...."

March 5, 1999 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

How $50,000 Is Shaking Up Austin's Black Artists Buried Treasure
"...The Background Boyd Vance, an actor, director, and producer with nearly 20..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Arts Feature by Danielle McClelland

Art as Politics
"...with over 20 years of experience in Austin theatre, Boyd Vance draws on his creativity with hopes of uniting..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature

BAM! Performing Arts Festival: What's that sound?
Pro Arts Collective gets your attention with BAM!, a new performing arts festival bringing dancers, actors, poets, and musicians to Austin to display the surge of creativity among African-American artists
"...www.proarts.info. Unless otherwise noted, festival events take place at Boyd Vance Theater in the George Washington Carver Museum and..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Whose House
Making a Place for Black Theatre in Austin
"...with three of our city's prominent black theatre artists: Boyd Vance, an actor and director for 20 years in..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

BAM! Black Arts Movement Festival
ProArts' showcase of film, art, music, theatre, dance, and food packs a punch
"...its start around 15 years ago when the late Boyd Vance, ProArts' co-founder and longtime artistic director, started the..."

June 4, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance
Despite some flaws, this ACC Department of Drama production provides valuable insight into the Harlem Renaissance
"...Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem ReniassanceBoyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina, 223-3245 www.austincc.edu/drama Through March 3..."

March 1, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Black Arts Movement: BAM! The sound of creativity
Who's bringing the dance, theatre, spoken word, and jazz to ProArts' second BAM! performing-arts festival
"...www.proartsaustin.org. Unless otherwise noted, festival events take place at Boyd Vance Theatre in the George Washington Carver Museum and..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Good Night, Sweet Prince
A memorial service for Boyd Vance will be held Saturday, April 23, at St. James Episcopal Church
"...A memorial service for Boyd Vance will be held Saturday, April 23, 2pm, at..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
God's Trombones: Say Amen, Somebody
"...This original adaptation by director Boyd Vance of James Weldon Johnson's slender book of poems..."

May 28, 1999 Arts Review

On the Map
Austin's art scene kept catching the eye of the nation in 2005
"...of our most valuable creators left us, most notably Boyd Vance, co-founder, director, and heart of ProArts Collective, the..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Black Nativity
Pro Arts Collective's Black Nativity isn't quite theatre and isn't quite church, but a celebratory presentation of both that includes glorious gospel music and the eloquence of Langston Hughes.
"...busts through the space with richness and flavor. Director Boyd Vance brings the ensemble together with staging that flows,..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...Sat. 18, Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater, 11:15pm Cuban rappers and sometime Austinites Odaymara..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

African American Book Festival
Ninth edition of the Austin fest insists "Black Lives Matter"
"...11:30am: BEVERLY JENKINS Boyd Vance Theatre The author of the Destiny series of..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Post by Alexa Harrington

Black Nativity
From the prologue through the rousing finale, ProArts Collective's new production of 'Black Nativity' saturates the Christmas story in rich emotion
"...several Decembers now, under the direction of the late Boyd Vance. Jason Ansara Brooks takes the directorial reins this..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards
"...founder and longtime actor, director, educator, and arts activist Boyd Vance was given the annual Special Recognition Award for..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Word Is Out
After Broadway, Def Poetry Jam goes national and Austin's Pro Arts Collective snags them
"...in the words of Pro Arts Collective Artistic Director Boyd Vance, "a fluke." While making calls to secure the..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

TDH Audit Findings
"...5. Cash advance billed directly to the grant...."

March 5, 1999 News Feature

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...G'ann Boyd, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Introducing the 2019 Class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The stories behind the art transformers of this year's Hall of Fame inductees
"...Pro Arts Collective, both run by his old friend Boyd Vance. Inspired by Vance's commitment to create opportunities for..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Sev CoursenBoyd Vance Will Be MissedDear Editor,..."

May 20, 2005 Column

"Master Harold" … and the boys
This Pro Arts Collective production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold" … and the boys sneaks up on you, seeming mundane at the outset but in the end delivering a dramatic power that draws tears.
"...is more than passable, as is his English dialect. Boyd Vance's Sam is amusing, wise, and in control, an..."

June 21, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

T. J. Gaudette
"...designers, and directors. The event has been assembled by Boyd Vance, longtime Austin theatre artist who moved to San..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Arts Column

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