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Perpetuating Preservation
Austin's Historic Victory Grill
"...a communal effort, headed on this end by the DiverseArts production group. Harold McMillan's organization has taken charge of..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Arts Commission's 1996-97 Recommendations
" will go to African-American applicants, with Harold McMillan's DiverseArts Production Group and Boyd Vance's ProArts Collective receiving more..."

June 28, 1996 News Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Hey, Buddy! Ya Got a Light?
"...suspension of operations" and "plea for support," from the DiverseArts Production Group -- presenters of the Clarksville-West End Jazz..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Music Column

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke
"...Harold McMillan, founder of DiverseArts, asked the commission to support plans for a "music-centric,..."

July 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight
We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles
"...jazz and blues scene has to be multigenerational," offers DiverseArts Cul­ture Works founder and archivist Harold McMillan. "I continually..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Playback: A Nomad in Austin
Abhi the Nomad drops anchor, Whip In’s new soul, and Wilson Marks makes his mark
"...months. Harold McMillan, founder of multicultural nonprofit promotions entity DiverseArts and presenter of Kenny Dorham's Backyard, took over booking..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Eddie Stout Is a One-Man Historical Blues Society
On the eve of his Eastside Kings Festival the Dialtone Records founder remains doggedly preservationist
"...Harold McMillan, a musician, social advocate, and founder of DiverseArts Culture Works, gives Stout credit for his steadfastness in..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Austin Creative Alliance Honors 2016
ACA salutes SVT, Byrd, Brooks, Seibert, Willenzik at the ND
"...its prior recipients: former City Council Member Laura Morrison; DiverseArts Culture Works founder and cultural historian Harold McMillan; actor,..."

Nov. 16, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Creative Alliance Honors 2015
Third class of honorees: Moser, Mexic-Arte, Esparza, Harden
"...Dancy of Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, DiverseArts Culture Works founder Harold McMillan, the Austin Film Society,..."

Nov. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...Harold McMillan, founder and director of nonprofit DiverseArts, also said in a phone interview that the black-owned..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Playback: Mac's Love Letters
Ian McLagan got that mojo working
"...on East 11th Street, currently run by Harold McMillan's DiverseArts Culture Works, would remain in operation until September 30...."

June 20, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Cold Sweat
Where have all our black clubs gone?
"...a longtime jazz bassist in Austin who runs the DiverseArts nonprofit in East Austin, says, "Club owners are still..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Danger
"...Minutes before midnight on deadline for this report, DiverseArts founder Harold McMillan wrote to tell us of the..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
"...with Kenny Dorham's Backyard, the Historic Victory Grill, and DiverseArts Culture Works...."

Nov. 22, 2013 News Feature by Harold McMillan

Crawl With the Authors of Your Favorite Books
The Texas Book Festival's Lit Crawl gets weird & boozy with 'em
"...The Foxhole: A Foxing Quarterly Pop-Up Shop: 8-10pm DiverseArts Culture Works, 1601 E. Fifth Foxing Quarterly’s first-ever mobile..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

April Showers
Turning expectations into gratitude, part 47
"...The problem with harboring ill will is that it..."

April 17, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Kid Powers
Charlie Belle kicks up some Magnetic Fields buzz
"...This time, we transcribed the interview, but you can..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Post by Cindy Widner

'A Perfect Recipe' Awards
A bake sale yields $1,000 in minifellowships for three Austin artists
"...swift. The awards went to Co-Lab's Sean Gaulager ($500), DiverseArts' Harold McMillan ($300), and Sodalitas, the collective of Shea..."

June 11, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Thursday Showcases
All the SXSW showcases that fit
"...backbone. – Belinda Acosta Todo Austin/The Austin Tejano Music Coalition/DiverseArts..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature

Homies for the Holidays
The art and science of Austintatious giftology

Dec. 18, 2009 Features Feature

Off the Record
Shit happens: Hosing off and cleaning up after the glorious mess that was the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival
" honoring Cyril Neville, the late Clifford Antone, and DiverseArts Director Harold McMillan with the 2009 Bridging Divides Award..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Beyond Austin City Limits
There's plenty to hear and see this weekend
"...Saturday, there’s another festival taking place that’s been under..."

Sept. 30, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Citizen's calendar, Jan. 15-22
"...ROAD TO HOPE Join the folks at DiverseArts for a special inaugration bash and opening reception for..."

Jan. 16, 2009 News Feature

Real Community Is Real Art
The schedule
"...of the East End Summer Music Series presented by DiverseArts and Texas Folklife Resources. SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 9am-4:30pm The..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Arts Feature

East Austin Studio Tour Map
"...DiverseArts, Harold McMillan..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature

Juke Joint Blues
Blues Boy Hubbard strolls down Eastside Austin's Chitlin' Circuit memory lane
"...between Waller and Lydia, sit a juke joint and DiverseArts' outdoor performance space dedicated to the memory of local..."

July 13, 2007 Music Feature by Jonny Meyers

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of 2007
The Austin Critics Table has named the sixth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...Harold McMillan (DiverseArts, Austin Downtown Arts) – company founder, arts advocate..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Art Galleries: Venues in bloom
This is the season when new visual arts galleries seem to sprout up everywhere like bluebonnets, and this spring brings us a bumper crop
"...Little Gallery in the 2005 Guadalupe Arts Center fire, DiverseArts – which had to operate out of storage units..."

March 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bright Lights, Inner City
When Austin's Eastside music scene was lit up like Broadway
"...led to the founding of his local preservation organizations, DiverseArts and the Blues Family Tree Project...."

July 4, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Book Review
"...will be at MonkeyWrench on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6pm... DiverseArts opens its Word/Jazz Performance Series 2003 with a free..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

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