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The Calaboose African-American History Museum & San Marcos MLK Historic District
"...surprise that you haven't, knowing that both men were African-American?..."

June 20, 2003 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Battling for Music, History, and Learning
Juneteenth Battle of the Bands competition harkens back to days when marching bands enjoyed a celebrated place in Austin's black community, and creates opportunity for greater future African-American involvement in school bands.
"...end zone, the gold tassels on their royal blue uniforms fluttered, their gold capes flapped, and their drummers pounded..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Faster Than Sound: The Fable Trilogy, Briscoe Center's "Greatest Hits," and Beerland Sold
Rare local reissues from Jazzman Records, the Briscoe Center’s Music Collections presents its “Greatest Hits,” and – has Beerland been sold?
"...check. Founder Michael Mordecai passed it to a manufacturer for pressings of Cumulo Nimbus, from the oddly named Austin..."

May 31, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Photos as Objects of Art and History
Magnum Photos collection gets read in new book
"...Photos collection that now resides at the Harry Ransom Center is a beast. The new book Reading Magnum is..."

Nov. 26, 2013 Arts Post by Rod Machen

Searching for Cynthia Ann
Glenn Frankel's new book untangles the true story behind 'The Searchers'
"...become one of the most enduring legends of the American West?..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Screens Feature by Amy Gentry

TV Eye: Crazy for Cop Shows
Cracking The Chicago Code
"...quick rise to the highest level in the police force is seen as a fluke, but her intense desire..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Day Trips: Choctaw Cultural Center, Durant, Okla.
Tribe's rich history comes to life at modern community center
"...The Choctaw Cultural Center outside of Durant, Okla., tells the story of a..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
Authors and activists address the state of Black culture
"...The Austin African American Book Festival celebrates its 11th year and, like years..."

June 21, 2017 Arts Post by Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy

kYmberly Keeton Wants Your Stories for the Black COVID-19 Index
And at the Austin African American Book Festival 2020, she’ll tell you why
"...has always been the mission of the Austin African American Book Festival, and it continues to fulfill that mission..."

June 26, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Asian American Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
The four-day festival drops 11 feature films and even more shorts
"...Now in its 10th year, and celebrating its transformation into a nonprofit, the AAAFF is returning to the..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Screens Post by Reanna Zuniga

Downtown Puzzle: HOT History
Projects under consideration for the historic preservation “funding bucket”
"...viability of the "Puzzle" proposal. This was specifically intended for historic preservation, although exactly which projects would fall under..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

The Quest for Aztlan
Roen Salinas Searches for -- and Finds -- Life in Folklórico
"...photograph by Kenny Braun..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Groups, lawmakers relaunch "Trust. Respect. Access." campaign
"...advocates, progressive groups, and state legislators are gearing up for another long fight to defend pro-choice rights under the..."

Feb. 9, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Group Calls for Legislative Action to Address Texas’ High Maternal Mortality Rate for Black Women
Black Mamas Community Collective says, “We must do better.”
"...die each year from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Center for Disease Control. But black women, in particular, face..."

Feb. 26, 2019 News Post by Alex Puente

Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...Home to a presidential library, history museums and historic homes, a state-of-the-art children's museum, and..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Art That Speaks for Itself
"...two years. We are to Receive a great Reward for this expidition, when we Return. I am to Receive..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Making History, Part One
Playwright Robert Schenkkan on bringing LBJ to the stage in 'All the Way'
"...genesis as a commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions cycle of history plays, what makes Lyndon Johnson..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin
From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city
" host a gay event in a public park for 2,000 people, the hefty price tag almost crippled Pride..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Brief History of the MACC
"...Calls for a local center dedicated to Mexican-American culture and history..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Secret History
That a man from San Antonio named Richard Santos has as much to add to the world of Jewish intellectual pursuits as an attorney named Rosen is as fascinating as it should be obvious, David Garza writes after he attended the Texas Jewish Historical Society's 22nd annual gathering. For the first time, perhaps, an entirely constructive revision may be taking place in the history of those we call the "people of the Book."
"...the microphone inside a local hotel reception hall, holds forth his middle-aged body, and tells a room full of..."

May 11, 2001 Books Feature by David Garza

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"
This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.
"...Cult of celebrity. New technology that kills off older forms of entertainment...."

June 8, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

An Eye for History
"...The year is 1958. The place: La Californie, Pablo Picasso's village chateau outside Cannes, France. David Douglas..."

April 23, 1999 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Arthouse Texas Prize: Five for Texas (the prize, that is)
Arthouse shows off work by finalists for the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize
"...It's almost time for Arthouse to bestow another $30,000 check on a lucky..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The History and Historiography of MLK/FBI
Sam Pollard on the changing challenges of recording Black history
"...For 30 years, from PBS's Eyes on the Prize through..."

Jan. 20, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center
Edgar dominates, but it's a mixed night for Texas fighters
"...Fight Night 57 on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center proved entertaining from start to finish. In the very..."

Nov. 24, 2014 Sports Post by Mac McCann

For Your Consideration
What to see at the 21st annual Austin Film Festival
"...of these films will have filmmakers in attendance. Passes for the full eight days of screenings are $65; if..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Crisis at the Rape Crisis Center
Has Idealism Become the Victim of Financial Reality?
"...hunched over his desk at the Austin Rape Crisis Center (ARCC). He was rewriting a grant request for funding..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Political Action Committee Proclaims Support for Convention Center
PHAM says expansion means millions in community benefits
"...raising the Hotel Occupancy Tax to expand the Convention Center — community groups representing the Palm School, homeless services,..."

Aug. 8, 2019 News Post by Michael King

A Few Questions for a Newcomer
Got a Problem With Salamanders, Bare Feet, and One Algae Tie?
"...In late August, the Austin American-Statesman's new editor Richard Oppel used his column to pose..."

Sept. 15, 1995 News Feature

Harvesting History
An appreciation of the pecan
"...leaves, turning up enough pecans to make a pie for a Thanksgiving potluck dinner among impoverished graduate students. It's..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Food Feature by MM Pack

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