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Wreckless Recs?
Garza's Affordability Strategy Slides Into Uselessness
"...much of the function to the central Building Services Division, part of Finance and Administrative Services, already the city's..."

Sept. 12, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...Nature & Science Center. PARD also runs the Dougherty Arts Center and four museums – though it may soon..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
Resilience, rethinking, recovery
"...economically by COVID-19, perhaps the most troubled are the arts and culture groups whose city support comes from now-dormant..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Faster Than Sound: Blood Goes Big, Free Week Contracts
In the ATX music news: punk poetics by local septet Blood, January’s Free Week dates, and the Live Music Fund’s first feedback
"...On slow-building drudge "Intro," O'Brien layers cultural references in brutal delivery:..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Fear & Loathing in Austin
"...City arts funding has a way of bringing out the worst..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash! March 2016
Honors for Dietz, compassion for ASO, and China for the ballet
"...Breaking news on Austin's cultural scene this month includes national recognition for a local..."

March 23, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Should the Live Music Fund Go to Musicians or Venues?
While eligibility is worked out, Music Commission nails down “PIE” equity plan
", sound engineers, lighting, and talent. Music & Entertainment Division Manager Erica Shamaly explained that grant recipients could decide..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Asian American Film Festival: '9500 Liberty'
A free screening of Eric Byler's immigration doc has been added to the schedule
"...screens at Nov. 14, 5pm, at the Mexican American Cultural Arts Center. Wanna know more? Go here or here...."

Nov. 13, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...Segovia was The Man, but it hasn't had much cultural currency since the Eisenhower administration, has it? In fact,..."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
" deputies transferred to Code Compliance, and that former division became its own department. As the city conducted a..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...It may not be as expansive as the visual arts scene and may not crowd the calendar with performances..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

All Over Creation: Who's on First?
Are we looking at the wrong statistics for measuring a win in the arts?
"...general manager turns the lackluster 2002 Athletics into a division leader by drafting players based on statistics not traditionally..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Peace Through Pie
A sweet honoring of Martin Luther King
"...the homeless and build restoration funds for two important cultural landmarks, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church and the Limerick-Frazier..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Food Feature by Toni Tipton-Martin

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard
Moving into Phase II
"...of affordability has taken center stage for the local arts community (revisit "We Can't Make It Here Anymore," May..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...taxes, and other ancillary coffer-filling actions. As a respected cultural critic, he also brings his laptop – and the..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Faster Than Sound: Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds
Can the commercial music industry finally get a cut of the HOT action? Also: City protects venue employees from receiving sound citations and Austin rapper Hella Sketchy dies of overdose.
"...third-largest source of city tax revenue currently benefits nonprofit arts groups exclusively – the commercial music industry doesn't see..."

July 5, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Our readers talk back.
"...every step we take may trigger a tipping point. Cultural creatives are often the quiet, shy souls who can..."

April 21, 2006 Column

The Texas Commission for the Arts gets a new executive director, the Blanton Museum of Art gets a new curator for its collection of Latin American art, and Toronto's Harbourfront Festival gets an Austin dance company.
"...The Texas Commission on the Arts has a new executive director, but he's an old..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Sense of Place
The focus on regional studies at Southwest Texas State University pays off with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
"...The centers are intended to serve as "cultural hubs" that will develop undergraduate and master's programs in..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Prime Time Irony?
The Future of Liberty Lunch
"...says he left that up to the Real Estate division to determine. For its part, the Real Estate division..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Countdown to Ecstasy
A New Drug for a New Millennium
"...No cultural group has been more closely identified with Ecstasy, however,..."

June 9, 2000 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Outside the Box
Opening Closed Doors, an organization founded by artist Benné Rockett to give artists opportunities to address social conditions through their artwork, presents photographs, sculpture, assemblage, and paintings created by young adult offenders in the state Criminal Justice Division's Project Spotlight program in the exhibition "Self-Contained."
"...this case, Rockett and colleagues sought to utilize the arts as a means for strengthening family dynamics by working..."

April 5, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Silent Partner
You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.
"...R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts and city park on the south bank of Town..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt
"...against Black Americans. It was supposed to be about cultural appropriation. The furor over Beyoncé lifting movement by a..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bustin's Place in History
"...with cancer, the friends and colleagues of this longtime arts writer and critic made much of the astonishing span..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Public Notice: Brave New World
Remaking Austin, one highway and music club at a time
"...introduce and discuss the Austin Eco­nom­ic Development Corporation's Austin Cultural Trust and its real-estate-driven mission to preserve and create..."

Jan. 28, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
WWE star Xavier Woods to co-host ceremony in March
"...Software Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment Titanfall 2 – Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment Uncharted 4: A Thief's End –..."

Jan. 25, 2017 Screens Post by James Renovitch

2005 Kids Summer Camps
An annotated list of several places where kids could be going this summer to enjoy physically and mentally invigorating activities
"...riding, and more. Li'l pardners may then unwind with arts & crafts, on their miniature golf course, or in..."

April 29, 2005 Features Feature

The National Endowment for the Arts puts federal grants in the stockings of nine Austin arts organizations, and Ben Bentzin takes leave of Arts Center Stage.
"...Nine Austin arts organizations got something nice in their stockings last week:..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Mondo Veterans and SpectreVision Announce New Collectibles Company Mutant
Reassembled team working on major poster and vinyl releases
"...interested in the toys and vinyl than the prints division. Within a year, it had laid off most of..."

Jan. 29, 2024 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

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