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Playback: Agent of Change Returns
New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution
"...before it got to Council. The Economic Development Department (EDD) fumbled its execution in three ways: It initially excluded..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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
"...Austin's Economic Development Department (EDD) created guidelines over the past year based on feedback..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

In Live Music Preservation Fund’s First Week, 79 Austin Venues Applied for Relief
The slow road to dedicated venue funding now moving fast
"...measured speed of city programs, the Economic Development Department (EDD) opened up applications just a week later, with the..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Come & Take It
On Austin as a metal town, and a leaked shortlist for the next Austin Music Office boss
"...has learned that directors from the Economic Development Department (EDD) have culled the field of applicants down to seven..."

July 7, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: “Hastily Prepared” Ordinances Head to City Council
Revised drafts of Agent of Change and OMV permitting head to Council, but again, live music interests raise alarms
"...on venue-related legislation. On Friday, the Economic Development Department (EDD) revealed its re-draft on Agent of Change and Outdoor..."

June 9, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Now Hiring: Austin Music Office
Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs
"...The City's Economic Development Department (EDD) this week posted an online application for manager of..."

April 28, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

We Can't Make It Here Anymore
As the city's Economic Development Department readies its recommendations to City Council on Mayor Adler's Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, is it already too late for local artists in terms of local affordability?
" proceed to City Council. On April 26, the EDD gave a draft of its conclusions to a joint..."

May 27, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Mayor Weighs in on Delayed Policy
Still believes in momentum for Agent in Change
"...says he conveyed that to community stakeholders and the EDD at Thursday’s sit-down...."

June 15, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Shorter Hours Could Be Coming for Venues During SXSW
Another clubs ordinance change drops right before the Festival
"...Lopez, deputy director of the city's Economic Development Department (EDD), says earlier cutoff times are "not set in stone"..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The Future of Austin Recording Studios
Studio owners look at different solutions to surviving in an increasingly expensive city
"...six entities within the Economic Development Department. Of the EDD's $14,819,600 total allocation in 2016, Music received just $690,903..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Celebrity Crush
We've all got 'em, crushes on celebrities. At least, that's the premise of Refraction Arts' Celebrity Crush, and a bunch of talented artists reveal theirs in some quite entertaining ways.
"...dolls from the late 1950s, including Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, Tyrone Power (now there's an oh-so-cute living..."

March 8, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Short Cuts
"...Friday, Oct. 18. Shorts to be screened include Feral Edd and Feral Edd 2 by Jamie Saunders and A..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Screens Column

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Pays 73 Venues
Ongoing funding under Phase 2 to begin in March.
"...In an interview with the Chronicle, EDD Director Sylnovia Holt-Rabb said her office plans for the..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Recapping the Year SXSW Got Canceled
Venue closures, fundraising, and industry layoffs headlined Austin music's difficult 2020
"...HAAM closed the year with upped support via Austin's EDD and Travis County's Central Health. On the same front,..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won't open until next year.
"...list on a whiteboard: City Manager Spencer Cronk, the EDD, and City Council...."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses
Three programs designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic
" place to handle the task. Holt-Rabb said that EDD staff outlined qualities required for an administrator, such as..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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.
"...According to a June 4 message from the EDD to the mayor and Council, work is underway to..."

July 5, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New City Music Manager: Erica Shamaly
Marketing veteran takes over top municipal music post
"...leaned heavily on current city employees. Leaders at the EDD initially planned to trot out several candidates to see..."

July 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

City Announces Art Space Assistance Program
Art spaces with rising rents are eligible for rent stipends and tenant improvements
" Sept. 29. Interested organizations should submit questions to EDD Creative Industries Manager Jim Butler ( by July 14...."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Maria Mendez

Austin Author Ed Ward Revisits Rock’s First Guitar Hero, Michael Bloomfield
“When you heard Mike Bloomfield play, you got the sense this was the real shit."
"...revised with interviews and new material from uncredited writer Edd Hurt, featuring Jann Wenner's 1968 Rolling Stone interview with..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Best of Austin Covers
"...Art Director: Ben Davis Editor: Jenn Scoville Artist: Edd PattonSee more at:"

Sept. 9, 2014 Photo Gallery

The Girls on the Bus
Girls groups, from the back of the bus to Rhino Records.
"...series Hawaiian Eye made her a star, singing with Edd Byrnes on “Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.” Stevens' voice..."

Feb. 6, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

16 Magazine and the birth of music journalism
" crops of stars annually – 77 Sunset Strip's Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, The Rifleman's Johnny Crawford, and Dr. Kildare's..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Important Questions on Primate Care

Nov. 20, 2006 Postmarks

Congress Using Katrina as Cover to Promote Vouchers

Jan. 11, 2006 Postmarks

Dieterich Delights
"...dolls from the late 1950s, including Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes, Tyrone Power, and Robert Fuller, ... is..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Dancing About Architecture
The Austin Music Network changes administrations once again.
"...he attempted to confuse a panel of comedians including Edd Hall (insert your own Pong joke here) and Victoria..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

TV Eye
Guilty Pleasures for June
"...week, featuring premieres of network favorites, Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Cow and Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny..."

June 4, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Irish Eyes of Texas
"...discussions are Texas Monthly's Paul Pugh, Joe Nick Patoski, Edd Patton, and Evan Smith and Austin Chronicle managing editor..."

May 16, 1997 Books Column by Lee Nichols

UT Press Warehouse Sale
"...May 17, Texas Monthly's Paul Pugh, Joe Nick Patoski, Edd Patton, and Evan Smith, and the Chronicle's Jen Scoville..."

April 25, 1997 Books Column by Lee Nichols

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