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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

Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
"...Street home. The 11th Street venue, maintained by nonprofit DiverseArts Culture Works, hosts the Austin Jazz & Arts Fest,..."

Sept. 14, 2018 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

Reprieve for Dorham's Backyard
Harold McMillan's music venue isn't ready for a swan song
"...Victory Grill, had been extended to its current holder, DiverseArts Cul­ture Works, through Sept. 30. The agreement gives DACW..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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

Encore for Dorham’s Backyard
City extends music venue's lease through September
"...Victory Grill, had been extended to its current holder, DiverseArts Culture Works, through Sept. 30...."

June 17, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

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

'Facing East 2012: A Retrospective'
DiverseArts' series capturing 48 hours in the life of East Austin takes a look in the rearview
"...Life of East Austin." Over the past decade, the DiverseArts Culture Works founder has been using the annual exhibit..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

McMillan Case Dismissed in Houston
DiverseArts director has a new appreciation for his allies back home
"...text sent by Harold McMillan Monday afternoon. The much-beloved DiverseArts Culture Works director and musician was recently roughed up,..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature by Cindy Widner

McMillan 'Traumatized' by Houston Cops
DiverseArts Culture Works founder / director travels to Houston due to a death in the family, and gets roughed up by police and arrested
"...outrage that jolted Austin's arts and Eastside communities when DiverseArts Culture Works founder/Director Harold McMillan returned from a Houston..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Cindy Widner

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

Culture Flash!
An artist turns editor, a play tours Oz, and calls for new work
"...• Outdoor art makers, listen up: DiverseArts wants to exhibit your work at Kenny Dorham's Backyard..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

'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

'Austin: East of I-35': Love Notes to a Community
Photographer Rama Tiru's book brings the Eastside alive in a riot of vibrant colors
"...of the Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Harold McMillan's DiverseArts, and the Victory Grill. She takes us inside homegrown..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Homies for the Holidays
The art and science of Austintatious giftology

Dec. 18, 2009 Features Feature

Wish List
Here's your chance to give back to the areas of our community that need it the most
"...Grant-writing help DIVERSEARTS LITTLE GALLERY..."

Dec. 11, 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

Join in for another Artz Rib House fundraiser, and get involved in making Fat Tuesday official
"...known as Kenny Dorham's Back­yard (1106 E. 11th, 477-9438, was installed last fall by Brandi Clark and Dick..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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

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