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Dance Review: Borderless
This short-run dance program showcased astounding talent
"...choreographer Andrea Ariel collaborated with some truly stellar local dancers and musicians to weave a tapestry of universal connections...."

July 9, 2024 Arts Post by Cat McCarrey

Movies, Mothers, and 4th of July Fun Highlights the Week's Events
Make your holiday weekday worth it
"...From nonbinary interdisciplinary theatre designer, dancer, and choreographer Desmond Kendra Wiley comes an immersive and..."

June 28, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Parker Woodland Affirms You as You Are in Video for “Makeup”
“You don't owe them anything!”
"...Aniyah Essence Brooks (dancer)..."

June 11, 2024 Music Post by Cy White

Austin Elders: Meet the Unflappable 102-Year-Old Evelyn Plowman
Of Horses and Hells Angels and Herb in the Attic
"...Rodger, though she admits he wasn’t a very good dancer. Rodger served in World War II, following the action..."

May 31, 2024 News Feature by Madeline Duncan

Texas Performing Arts Crosses Media for 2024-25 Season
Works by David Byrne, Conspirare, Twyla Tharp, and more
"...Nov 7, 7:30pm Bass Concert Hall Internationally acclaimed Taiwanese dancer Huang Yi has an unusual partner for this performance:..."

May 14, 2024 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

A Pickin’ Party, a Big Squeeze, and Mother’s Day Music Are This Week's Crucial Concerts
Some recommended sounds for your week
"...“[Demonstrating] a dancer’s precision, she moved across the stage clutching a golden..."

May 10, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Madonna Remains a Prickly Pop Disruptor at Moody Center
First of two nights drives home Madge’s four-decade ubiquity
"...She’d tried that earlier, when she introduced a spooky dancer wearing a mannequin-like mask, who was meant to stand..."

April 15, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

TENGGER, Bar Italia, LAIR, and More Reviews From Wednesday of SXSW
Hump day’s most memorable music fest moments
"...the Magic City SXSW pop-up’s energy as a backup dancer turned up right in front of the stage for..."

March 14, 2024 Music Post by Dan Gentile

SXSW Film Review: Wakhri
Pakistani teacher turned star faces violent backlash
"...the club, and it’s there she witnesses a provocative dancer who inspires Noor to create her alter ego, Wakhri...."

March 11, 2024 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

Crypta, Cherubs, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Must-see shows for the weekend and beyond
"...for the release of forthcoming Walker Lukens-produced single “Cold Dancer” on March 1. Lindsey Rose Black makes her live..."

Feb. 16, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, February 9-15
"...20-May 20): “The greater the fool, the better the dancer.” Composer Theodore Hook said that. Poet Edwin Denby agreed...."

Feb. 9, 2024 Column by Rob Brezsny

Six Decades of The Nutcracker at Ballet Austin
Stephen Mills sprinkles seasonal magic on a beloved Christmas institution
"...part of Mother Ginger. She's more special effect than dancer, wheeled onstage in a vast dress from under which..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Black Pumas’ Eric Burton Bets on Himself
After an abrupt break, Chronicles of a Diamond completely reinvents the band dynamic
"...a live performer," he says. "My mom was a dancer, my uncle was a singer-songwriter, another uncle writes stories..."

Nov. 17, 2023 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

A New Documentary Meditates on Texan Electronic Composer Pauline Oliveros
Celebrate the queer theorist behind Deep Listening this Sunday at AFS
"...York in the mid-Seventies. Gold, now an Austin-based experimental dancer and choreographer, had already been studying Oliveros' 1971 Sonic..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Austin R&B Cool Girl Grace Sorensen Prioritizes Good Energy
BLK ODYSSY and Magna Carda collabs hype the singer/dancer’s Zilker debut

Oct. 6, 2023 Music Feature by Nayeli Portillo

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, September 22-28
"...Chi Minh, artist Salvador Dalí, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and dancer Martha Graham. All were wildly original innovators who left..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Column by Rob Brezsny

Lesly Reynaga Seeks Mariachi's Modern Moment With Valerosa
Austin singer outfits Mexican folklórico with Linda Ronstadt's pop heft
"...feat: A 12-piece student mariachi ensemble and a folklórico dancer trio from Northwestern University quite literally kicked off the..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Music Feature by Nayeli Portillo

Carmen
Did Bizet's classic tragic opera need a soft reboot?
"...This is an art film – Millepied, a French dancer and choreographer, has reconceived Carmen (along with co-writers Alexander..."

July 7, 2023 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Watch This: The Sun Sets on a Relationship in Emily No Good’s “Space”
Costumes intertwine in a golden hour dance directed by Vanessa Pla
"...femme artists including director Vanessa Pla, cinematographer Ivy Chiu, dancer Aidan Rodgers, costume designer Femme Phlegm, and Emily No..."

July 5, 2023 Music Post by Wayne Lim

The House of Lepore Brings Ballroom to the Austin Club Scene
The family that slays together …
"...each other. The scene hit home to the lifelong dancer as a new style of physical expression. "It was..."

June 23, 2023 Arts Feature by James Scott

Review: Solero Flamenco's “A Journey Through Spain”
From Andalusia to Austin, flamenco emanates expressive energy
"...from the group’s familial interactions with each other. The dancers clapped and shouted words of encouragement in Spanish during..."

June 7, 2023 Arts Post by Annie Prafcke

Joyland
Tragedy in Lahore as wants and needs are sacrificed for propriety
"...them, the manager for a burlesque troupe, but a dancer...."

May 5, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Billy Porter’s Mona Lisa Moment at the Paramount
The Broadway legend tells his life story through song on the Black Mona Lisa Tour
"...One of his newer songs, "Baby Was a Dancer," represents that healing work as it tells his journey..."

May 5, 2023 Arts Feature by James Scott

Five Essential Events Still to Come at SXSW Music
Star-studded options for the Festival's final Thursday through Saturday
"...girly-girl forays into hip-hop nostalgia, especially with a "Nasty Dancer" video clip spoofing Braxton Family Values. TikTok bass sensation..."

March 17, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Crimes of Passion and Desperation in Love & Death
In HBO Max's Love & Death, director Lesli Linka Glatter and star Patrick Fugit revisit one of Texas' most infamous murders
"...Before she was a filmmaker, she was a modern dancer and choreographer. She’d trotted the globe, spending time in..."

March 10, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Queen of More Than Disco in Love to Love You, Donna Summer
Director Brooklyn Sudano looks beyond the mirrorball at the woman she called Mother
"...Summer, loved gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and chanteuse and dancer Josephine Baker equally. She helped Baker off the stage..."

March 10, 2023 Screens Feature by Christina Garcia

Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Come for Channing Tatum dancing. Stay for … Channing Tatum dancing.
"...Hayek Pinault generate some true fire. Tatum was a dancer back in the day and he’s still got the..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Movie Review by Sarah Jane

Five Things to Catch at OUTsider Fest
OUTsider explores the queer underground with their 2023 festival, Shapeshifting Underbellies
"...San Francisco-born dancer/choreographer/MC Jocquese "SirJoQ" Whitfield brings all the skills learned over..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Arts Column by James Scott

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Eddie Taylor's 100th birthday, Dry Cleaning, and Terry Allen highlight our recommended shows
"...drum with plucky patterns wild enough to satisfy both dancer and beat freak. Austin's Nick McDonnough pummels the decks..."

Jan. 27, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Jenna Davis, The Voice of M3GAN
Texas actor talks about changing from straight horror to comedy
"...equal ease. It's a performance of two halves: 11-year-old dancer Amie Donald as her onscreen presence, and 18-year-old Davis..."

Jan. 13, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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