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The Tools of the Trade
Southwest Texas State's Jazz Program
"...to agree on is that jazz is an art form indigenous to America. It was born here, and the..."

June 13, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

From the Vault: “The Guilt of Frank Sinatra”
As ASO toasts Sinatra in concert, we revisit a Michael Ventura classic
"...As the tributes to Frank Sinatra in his centennial year continue..."

Dec. 29, 2015 Arts Post by Michael Ventura

Savlov's Top Ten Redux Part One: The Good, the Badass, and the Weirder
Savlov's other Top Ten
"...dead, and top ten lists are insane, or, at the very least, they can drive you insane. It's a..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Dark Side of the Potterverse
Brad Neely's 'Wizard People, Dear Readers' and the volatility of artistic alchemy
"...The God-Wheel of Fate has stopped for all these kiddies..."

July 23, 2004 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

The Dean of Texas Songwriters
Townes Van Zandt Dead at 52
"...The Texas music community suffered a major blow on New..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Music Feature by Lee Nichols

On the Verge of Obsolescence
James McMurtry
"...photograph by Minh Carrico That'll piss me off," chuckles James McMurtry as he speculates about the inevitable...."

June 20, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

What's Left of the Dial?
Virtual Deejays, Pay-to-Play, Celine Dion
"...Raines photograph by John Anderson Victoria, Texas is not the kind of place where you might expect to find..."

May 22, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

The Elephant in the Living Room
Spencer Gibb tiptoes atop 54 Seconds
"..."The elephant in the living room" is one of Spencer..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Guilt of Frank Sinatra
Letters at 3 a.m.
"...by Jason Stout It is now some days since the death of Frank Sinatra. The frenzy of hyperbole is..."

May 29, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
"...coming, but no one recalls exactly what set it off...."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature by Doug Freeman

What the Folk?
The 2006 Folk Alliance washes ashore in Austin – brace the bulkheads!
"...Music associations around the world haven't yet overtaken the global tide of singer-songwriters..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Texas Album Hall of Fame: Townes Van Zandt
Caroline Sallee of Caroline Says recounts how Townes Van Zandt drew her to Texas
"...Townes Van Zandt in college after a friend posted "For the Sake of the Song" on Facebook, embarrassingly enough...."

Sept. 1, 2017 Music Feature

Off the Record
The battle for Townes Van Zandt's legacy wages on, Willie and the Doggfather get Half Baked in Amsterdam, and Pinetop Perkins gets his mojo working
"...For the Sake of the Song..."

April 25, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Gary Clark Jr. and the Cactus Cafe go under the lens
"...For the Sake of the Song..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Have Love Will Travel with the Sonics
Guitarist Larry Parypa woke up 50 years later a punk godfather
"...on Sunday, with what’s arguably America’s first punk band, the Sonics. Supporting This is the Sonics, their first full-length..."

June 12, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Age of Aquarius
With a new production of the "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" Hair, director Dave Steakley caps 10 years of making the Zachary Scott Theatre Center rock -- and so much more.
"...The members of "the Tribe" wander into the playing space,..."

July 12, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Katie Rose Pipkin: picking figs in the garden while my world eats Itself"
In an art exhibition and accompanying chapbook, Pipkin automates the un-automatable
"...in an exhibition that serves as a supporting structure for the launch of a chapbook of computer-driven poetry and..."

July 3, 2015 Arts Review by Seth Orion Schwaiger

The LEGO Movie
Let's face it: We're putty in these things' hands.
"...Let’s go out on a critical limb, shall we? The Lego Movie is the best thing to come along..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Burning Books With the Schisms
Video premiere: “Bibles and Torahs”
"...My old pal Webster defines “schism” as a “formal division in or separation from a church or religious..."

Dec. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Mo' Music: 20 Top Tracks of 2013, Part 2
Part 2 of Rob's year-end countdown
"...You only 2013 once, so let's celebrate the best music of the year. For the sake of..."

Jan. 5, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

The Gospel According to Lee Fields
Soul man tells it all ahead of Saturday’s ice cream social
"...Saturday’s Ice Cream Festival boasts an after hours lineup of sweet soul music topped by soul survivor Lee Fields,..."

June 22, 2018 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Mo' Music: 20 Top Tracks of 2013, Part 1
Rob needs more than 10 Tops for the best music of the year
"...Another year bites the dust, so it's time to make..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

The More You Learn About God, the Further Away from Him You Move
mewithoutYou frontman Aaron Weiss likes a good question, but finds some answers easier than others
"...Aaron Weiss is a man of God. Not because the mewithoutYou frontman sings about Judeo-Christian..."

June 15, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Blue Noise Band
Austin neo-jazzsters the Blue Noise Band
"...As the title of their debut suggests, the Blue Noise Band..."

March 3, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Alchemies of Anatomy
Choreographer-performer Rosalyn Nasky has a penchant for details
"...8 inches tall. In her solo piece "Found It," performed as part of Co-Lab's Solo Show last July, she..."

June 22, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Solider of Fortune
Thin Lizzy's “Still Dangerous,” just ask its anchoring guitarist Scott Gorham.
"...Scott Gorham has lived in London since 1974, when the flamethrowing 23-year-old guitarist joined Thin Lizzy for its third..."

April 23, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Katherine Catmull at the Texas Teen Book Festival
Like a fairy in her YA novel The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull keeps transforming the mundane into lovely art
"...She's always creating at least three things at once. Katherine Catmull has just returned to Austin from a West..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Ray Manzarek: Trying to Set the World on Fire
The late Doors keyboardist at the Garden of Eden
"...I interview a person older than 65. As an out-of-state student in my first semester, I only knew one..."

May 23, 2013 Music Post by Danielle Zelisko

The Prop. 2 Coup
Not Your Same Old Song and Dance
"...The first signal that the final tally was in on..."

May 8, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Doing the Bret Thing
On the Town with Bret Easton Ellis
"...When I get in, there are messages on the machine. Three of them are..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Arts Feature

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