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The Reluctant Celebrity
When you get caught between the moon and New York City, it's time to head back home to Austin
"...entertainment business: an Academy Award, Grammys, and a Golden Globe. Down the hall is his home studio, also spare..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Image of a First Lady
Based on her physical appearance alone, Jean Stapleton is a natural to portray Eleanor. But it turns out that the accomplished actress' resemblance to the first lady doesn't end there. It extends to her idealism, her feminism, and even her awakening to activism.
" Eleanor Roosevelt,'" recalls the three-time Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress. "So that's how it all began." This was..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Infill On Trial
What's the Verdict on the Latest Central-City Boom?
"...that Austin would never wear well. But throughout the globe, even in the darkest corners of the sprawl economy,..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Feature

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...East, leading them to lump a portion of the globe and all its inhabitants into one big festering mass..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Street Corner Arts' Bull
Street Corner Arts turns a corporate office into a ring where fighting for your job is a bloodsport
" Austin in 2014 in an award-winning production by Theatre en Bloc, thrived on the tension among three people..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Five Nights With Monsters
ATX Halloween week: Witches, werewolves, and haints, oh my!
"...the alternately creepy and campy Loren. Well, Weird City Theatre Company has brought that little chiller from screen to..."

Oct. 22, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Winedale's Lauds and Losses?
Shakespeare program earns honors as historic buildings fade
"...weren't drama majors who knew their way around a theatre but majors in engineering, English, economics, philosophy, pre-med, business,..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

King City Catmaster Launches 'Multiple Warheads' in the ATX
We mean: Brandon Graham's at Austin Books tomorrow, people
"...Backtrack: It was local man-of-many-hats Shannon McCormick who first..."

Oct. 24, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
"...Ray's character, absurdly carrying an old-fashioned globe under one arm, rushes to the scene of the..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

'Hat' Trick
The Austin Chamber Music Festival gets you as close to opera as can be
"...chose to not do chamber operas in a proscenium theatre because they weren't written for theatres. Most of these..."

July 9, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Intergalactic Nemesis Trilogy
Salvage Vanguard Theater's repertory revival of all three parts of its popular Intergalactic Nemesis series parodying science fiction radio serials delivers three evenings of gluttonous intergalactic delectation
"...famous phrase, anyone who's been a fan of Austin theatre over the last 10 years can tell you the..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Austin helps the Lysistrata Project become a global phenomenon, and Governor Rick Perry and Austin Mayor Gus Garcia speak out in favor of the Long Center.
"...close to 200 Austinites joined the thousands around the globe taking part in the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide..."

March 7, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Smokey Joe's Cafe
Dave Steakley's version of Smokey Joe's Cafe at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center sets ablaze dozens of familiar hits from the musical catalog of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller by shifting the setting to a Playboy Club circa 1962 and rekindling the flames of desire that burn in the team's songs.
"...Smokey Joe's Cafe: Flame-KissedZachary Scott Theatre Center Kleberg Stage, through Jan. 5..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

She Got Rhythm
In the world of rhythm tap, female dancers are a minority, and women who are masters of the form, as Acia Gray is, are merely a fraction of the whole. But with the debut of the Soul to Sole Festival, Gray hopes to give women who tap their due.
"...vaudeville though its popularization in jazz clubs and the theatre of the Twenties and on into its entrenchment in..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

TV Eye
A tribute to Nancy Marchand, matriarch of The Sopranos, who died of lung cancer on June 18.
"...HBO's The Sopranos, her early career is steeped in theatre. She performed on and off Broadway in regional theatre..."

June 30, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Cry Pitch Carrolls: Winter Wonderland
RobertFaires examines Salvage Vanguard Theater's production of The Cry Pitch Carrolls
"...John Henry Faulk Living Theatre,..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Rocky Horror Show: Spaced Out on Sensation
Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
"...Zachary Scott Theatre Center Kleberg Stage,..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Review by Robert Faires

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...the Austin Film Society's Summer Free-for-All and the Paramount Theatre's Classic Film Series, offer revival schedules that provide the..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

311 Story in Error
"...history, to do something too few communities on the globe have done: stop the willful, unconscionable destruction of their..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Column

Events to Help Queer Up Your Autumn
As the temperatures cool, the queers come out to play
"...and more than 100 LGBTQ-focused films from across the globe. Can’t swing a full badge? One-off tickets are sometimes..."

Aug. 30, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Queer Events to Come
A guide to Austin's poppin' parties, fests, and art shows
"...Community Healing QPOC Health Fair (March 24, Ground Floor Theatre, 12:30-4:30pm). An afternoon event brought to you by allgo...."

Feb. 12, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Party Out of Bounds
Talking reunions with members of Fatbuckle, Squirrel Buddies, and the Amazon and the Milksop
"...among the prominent troupes – your Dasariski and Annoyance Theatre, your Nice Astronaut and Knuckleball Now – are the..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sue's Turn
After years of thwarting the singing kids on Glee, Jane Lynch takes the stage to belt some tunes herself
"...Hollywood Game Night; of course, her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning turn as Coach Sue Sylvester in Glee; and, though..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Solstice Savings Time
How A Christmas Carol and Interstellar instruct us in surviving the holidays
"...part in the story, I flashed back on Zach Theatre's new version of A Christmas Carol. Scenic designer Bob..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Power Play
In Robert Schenkkan's new play, LBJ roars back to life to make civil rights history
"...currently making this observation from an unusual venue: the theatre – specifically, the Angus Bowmer Theatre, where All the..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Batsheva Dance Company
Going gaga for sensation-based movement
" just beginning. Currently, 30 students from around the globe are enrolled in the first ever gaga teacher training..."

March 16, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

So Percussion
If the future is now, then the future of percussion will likely make it So
"...McCullough Theatre..."

March 19, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Serene Life
David Lynch meditates on Inland Empire
"...task of distributing his most demanding film to American theatres...."

Jan. 19, 2007 Screens Feature by Mark Fagan

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream
An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream doesn't do justice to Shakespeare's comedy, but the goodwill, visual splendor, and flashes of magic in Tongue and Groove Theatre's show can transport you halfway 'round the world
"...behind a Middle Eastern eatery, as Tongue and Groove Theatre is in back of Ararat, An Arabian Midsummer Night's..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Questions, Prepares to Launch
Paramount screening, April 18
"...divides behind to solve those problems? Pipkin traveled the globe chasing down nine laureates (Steve Weinberg, who won the..."

April 14, 2006 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

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