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Point Austin: What Would Cole Porter Say?
Indiana's RFRA is an invitation to progressive response

April 3, 2015 News Column by Michael King

ACL Review: Gregory Porter
Harlem’s new Nat King Cole puts on a one-man jazz fest
"...all due respect to 2015 ACL breakout Jidenna, Gregory Porter is the real classic man. Dressed in a smart..."

Oct. 3, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Gregory Porter
Jazz? Love songs, gospel, soul, and even Disclosure.
"...Singer-songwriter Gregory Porter won a Best Jazz Album Grammy for his third..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Feature by Michael Toland

ACL Review: Gregory Porter
Harlem’s new Nat King Cole puts on a one-man jazz fest

Oct. 7, 2016 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

De-Lovely
Affectionate biography of Cole Porter's life is packed wall-to-wall with song-and-dance numbers but is short on new insights.
"...McKidd. Irwin Winkler’s kid-gloves adaptation of the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda, begins with Porter (Kline)..."

July 16, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Man of No Importance
"...characters and Nic Raine's orchestration of classics such as Cole Porter's “Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)” work..."

Feb. 17, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Edward II
"...dance a last dance while songstress Annie Lennox sings Cole Porter's “Every Time We Say Goodbye” video-style in the..."

May 1, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Know Thee Not, Old Man
"...So, by all means, use Mr. Porter and Mr. Shakespeare and Mr. Sting and do with..."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Record Reviews
"...Hot `n' Cole..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Music Review

Kiss Me, Kate
Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me Kate' is revived by the Austin Playhouse in such an atmosphere of fun (and ever-so-slightly wicked humor) that the production is rather endearing
"...So it is with Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, which receives a rather endearing..."

March 19, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Reissues
"...the more unfortunate qualities of Donovan, John Denver, and Porter Wagoner, this 2-CD collection should set them straight. No..."

June 27, 1997 Music Review

The High Art of Low Comedy
"...in a Europe on the brink of war, inserts Cole Porter standards, and casts the thing with a mix..."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Arts & Entertainment
"...from a snifter of fine brandy. Whether she's caressing Cole Porter in a cabaret ballad or ripping up the..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Easy Virtue
In this adaptation of an early Noël Coward play, Jessica Biel is the American newcomer whose brash attitudes disrupt the British decorum of her new mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas).
"...Easy Virtue is carpeted with a hit parade of Cole Porter tunes (although a ringer such as the soundtrack’s..."

June 19, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sharing the Swing
Cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway returns to Austin to share not only her talents in performance, but, in working with a select group of local singers, she'll be sharing her insights into the form of cabaret, ways in which they might find their own place in it, and literally sharing the Scottish Rite stage with them.
"...it comes from having a father who was a reporter and brought the stories of the world into our..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

High Society
"...musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, High Society features Cole Porter tunes, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and Grace..."

July 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love's Labour's Lost
"...of creative chutzpah, choreographed dance routines and songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern punctuate..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...17. Kiss Me, Kate, by Cole Porter, Sam Spewack, & Bella Spewack..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Box Sets
Herbie Hancock
"...Rogers and Hammerstein, George & Ira Gershwin, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers and Hart, and Lerner and..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Music Feature

The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, Song to Song
As heard in the movies
"...I hate them so that I can hardly speak. Cole Porter's "Night and Day," written for the original stage..."

May 19, 2017 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...Cole Porter's saucy showbiz riff on Taming of the Shrew..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Man Who Hath No Music in Himself
"...me to argue that the music of Gershwin and Porter and all the others isn’t great. If I did,..."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Sea Cruise
Sailing into the sunset on Delbert McClinton's Blues Crusie.
"...people into thinking I do when they ask for Cole Porter. I prefer to do Randy Newman, Tom Waits,..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
in box
"...the 'A' Train" positively smokes), Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, Nat Cole, and Benny Goodman, plus traditional folk..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

The House That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of About Fifty
Sheet Music
"...That George Built: With a Little Help from Irving, Cole, and a Crew of Fifty By Wilfrid Sheed Random..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Review by Graham Reynolds

Austin When It Sizzles
Welcome to the 26th annual Hot Sauce Festival
"...At the risk of maligning the genius of Cole Porter, we have a bone to pick with him...."

Aug. 19, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Review: Irene's
ELM Group's latest project replays its greatest hits
"...Each served on Easy Tiger bread, they are all Cole Porter standards occasionally jazzed up with a new arrangement...."

July 29, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Brennen Leigh & Sunny Sweeney Like Country
Tonight’s Saxon Pub song exchange unites liberals/conservatives
"...motherhood sobers up fast. Leigh’s “North Dakota” soothes like Cole Porter, timelessly lyrical both literally and vocally...."

Sept. 15, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Brian Kremer
"...If Cole Porter's songwriting were any less iconic, it'd be impossible..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Music Review by Abby Johnston

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...University Department of Theatre & Dance's spirited revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate...."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

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