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Dream of a New Circus
In the two decades it has taken for Cirque du Soleil to reach Austin for the first time, this Montreal-based troupe has not only reinvented circus as performance art but grown into one of the most unexpected and unlikely of entertainment empires.
"...Mirage Hotel. Its success was so overwhelming that a theatre was custom-built for the troupe, which opened Mystère at..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Michael Point

Articulations
Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
"...of inductees includes: Shakespeare at Winedale founder James Ayres; theatre historian and educator Oscar Brockett; Austin Choral Union founder..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
In the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Andrew Rannells is wonderfully ablaze in the role of the German-born rocker whose sex-change operation was botched, and everything about this hilarious musical spectacle has been fine-tuned to maximum pleasure.
"...Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Drag on FireZachary Scott Theatre Center Whisenhunt Arena Stage,..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kids
"...has fans -- young and not-so-young -- across the globe. His book Holes won the prestigious Newbery Award last..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

I Wanna Take You Higher
"...is nicely balanced by a look at traditional black theatre and modern hip-hop video that concludes by asking, "Video..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Books Feature by Simon Reynolds

Exhibitionism
Chronicle Arts Reviews
"...and children from troubled or impoverished areas around the globe: Siberia, Chiapas, Kurdistan. His subjects are presented lovingly but..."

April 3, 1998 Arts Review

Girls, Sex, and Movies
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
"...gearing up for Mary Jane's debut at the Dobie Theatre on Sunday, March 22...."

March 20, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain
This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever
"...With their latest performance piece, the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective creates a broad portrait of time and nature...."

April 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen
From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure
"...stations you don't want but can't stomach losing Masterpiece Theatre, the new wave of digital antennas brings back the..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Paranormal Activity
Four places to check out if you ain't afraid of no ghosts
"...hometown: Ghosts of the Orpheum, set in a historic theatre, and The Lost Graves of Sioux Falls, investigating deaths..."

Oct. 10, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Walsh The lives of four women from across the globe are radically changed by their deep love of boy..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bomb City Retells the Tensions Behind the Killing of a Texas Punk
Brian Deneke’s life and death story comes to local screens
"...Jan. 23 for its first hometown screening. The Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts is a space usually..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...Darren Foster Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Don Hertzfeldt and His “World of Tomorrow”
Austin animator screens his acclaimed shorts
"...orderlies – hence the chaise longues ringing the operating theatre – and a dazzling white light reminiscent of the..."

Nov. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Project ATX6
The city’s unofficial music ambassador program turns 4 thanks to the sweat equity of founder Chris Brecht
"...to play a series of music festivals around the globe. [inset-1-right]..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Readers Poll at a Glance
Voter stats, plus the funniest/weirdest reader comments
"...the commonwealth of D.C., and from all over the globe, including São Paulo, Surrey, Belfast, Berlin, Montreuil, and Montreal...."

Nov. 3, 2017 Features Feature

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane Is All Over SXSW
A memoir, a podcast, a doc – McFarlane has lots going for her
"...presents These Four Dudes (Sat., March 11, 11pm, Hideout Theatre). The wealth of appearances comes as no surprise given..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Garth Brooks to Keynote SXSW
DMC, Warren G, and T.I. also added as conference speakers
"...executive, talent manager, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre in L.A. Paul Tollett is the president and CEO..."

March 2, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dream Makers
Indie Meme Film Festival spotlights South Asian films
"...Speaking of globe-trotting filmmakers, the festival highlights Indie Meme's dedication to spotlighting..."

April 15, 2016 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Fusebox Condensed
"...roster of artists from across the nation and the globe, with this year's participants hailing from as far away..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Art of the Steal
The Liberators uncovers how Nazi gold ended up in a small Texas town
"...It became a globe-trotting expedition, bouncing between New York, Denison, and Quedlinburg. "The..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Education Is the Next Punk Rock
Hands-on learning for those interested in the music business
"...complete change from his days seeing cities around the globe from behind a drum kit. He said, "SAE has..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Shorter Fuse, Bigger Bang
Fusebox Fest down to five days, but it's as explosive as ever
"...roster of artists from across the nation and the globe, with this year's participants hailing from as far away..."

Feb. 4, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Film Festival: Tear Me Apart
A very British post-apocalypse film
"...the world effectively disappeared. What this means around the globe is unseen, because the camera settles on two young..."

Nov. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Losing It at the Movies
AFS Programming Director Chale Nafus on a life in film
"...Essential Cinema, Doc Nights, and Avant Cinema travel the globe. Passport bait without the jet lag: Japan, Korea, Thailand,..."

July 24, 2015 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The ATX Arts Scene Will Fill Your Saturday but Good
So much to do in this town, and here are just a few excellent ideas
"...born of WWII, as it blows apart over the globe."..."

July 22, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Where the Wild Things Are
The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival features more female athletes, more mindfulness, and more emotion
"...14, Lightner was scooping up competition medals across the globe. Charming and inspirational, this wonder duo puts education first,..."

April 17, 2015 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

We Remember What the Dormouse Said
Ten authors cut you a little slice of their own personal Wonderlands
"...incarnations in times throughout history and cultures across the globe. At the HRC, you can eyeball photos of the..."

March 31, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

L.M. Kit Carson: Film Frontiersman
The 2015 Texas Film Awards induct L.M. Kit Carson posthumously into the Texas Film Hall of Fame
"...send faxes, and place phone calls all around the globe. As often as not, he'd leave without even sticking..."

March 6, 2015 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Charged Up
The 10th Fusebox Festival gets off to an electric start with 'Mozart Requiem Undead'
"...again drawn artists from across the nation and the globe, and has done the impossible in making every one..."

April 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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