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This Be an Empty World Without the Blues
Sometimes a sandwich – and its maker – is a hero
"...I was sitting in a theatre in Los Angeles 20 years ago watching a production..."

May 26, 2006 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Council Notes
What's ahead for this week's City Council meeting
" found that Austin's "cultural sector" – music, films, theatre, visual arts, et al. – pump some $2.2 billion..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

FronteraFest Short Fringe, Week Two
For an evening that included a mutilated cat, a self-loathing writer, and selling one's soul, the second Thursday at the 2006 FronteraFest Short Fringe proved surprisingly upbeat
"...Hyde Park Theatre, Jan. 19..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Arts String
"...Car," and "Go Make Music," all by local musical theatre whiz Allen Robertson. To order the CD, visit"

Dec. 16, 2005 Music Review

Controlling Their Own Destiny
So many questions for the gaming industry, so many Austin game developers to answer them
"...or not. It's not just politics and the global theatre that are a battlefield these days – gaming is..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Our Man in Cannes
UT filmmakers and mo(o)re
" called "Smitten." Only two other universities around the globe displayed as many films...."

June 4, 2004 Screens Feature by Russell Cobb

'Antone's: Home of the Blues'
The world premiere: Friday, March 12, Paramount Theatre
"...World Premiere: Friday, March 12, Paramount Theatre..."

March 19, 2004 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Our readers talk back.
"...seem like sending a few thousand people around the globe to help the miserable patch their mud huts expiates..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Column

Short Cuts
Festival news from around the globe, as pertaining to Austin's little chunk of it.
"...Filmmakers Showcase at Cannes. Twenty-two filmmakers from across the globe have been selected to take part in the event,..."

May 16, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Page Two
When they label war protesters' speech as traitorous, right-wing war supporters reveal themselves as truly anti-American.
"...SXSW Film lineup is outstanding (venues are the Paramount Theatre, the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, the Hideout, the Austin Convention..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
"...planning that is killing cities and countryside across the globe...."

Aug. 2, 2002 Column

Late Nite Catechism
The popular interactive theatre piece Late Nite Catechism thrives on the interaction between the audience, cast as students in a course of religious instruction, and the actor who plays the nun teaching it. In the touring production, Amanda Hebert is amazing in the role, playing Sister with perfect presence and timing.
"...exactly where you are when you walk into a theatre, and this is one of those times. On the..."

July 19, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

SXSW Goes to the Movies
"...introducing the screening Friday, March 15, at the Paramount Theatre. What else?:..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Naked City
"'s ongoing plan to nip 2,000 jobs around the globe. Economic soothsayers believe the slumping chip industry will begin..."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Day Trips
The USS Lexington has gracefully retired from fighting ship to military museum.
"...would have been enough to take her around the globe at a top speed of 34 knots...."

Nov. 9, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...MVP for: Zachary Scott Theatre Center..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW wristbands go on sale with the news that Dr. Demento will be attending this year's festival. Also, the passing of the Victory Grill's Johnny Holmes, and the expansion of Emo's.
"...those crazy people who flew in from around the globe to attend the concerts will all pop back in..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Life at the Cha-Cha Palace
Stephen MacMillan Moser takes a trip down the yellow brick-laid, disco ball-lit memory lane in the world of Austin's Seventies Disco scene.
"...Previously a cavernous old theatre, Friends & Lovers on Sixth Street had been the..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The passing of Austin's "favorite piano teacher."
"...ushering for performances at Capitol City Playhouse, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, the Paramount, and the UT Performing Arts Center,..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

We are Waiting for Sockot
Theatre Editor Robert Faires offers this hand-warming way to ring in the New Year.
" your lonesome while billions of humans across the globe celebrate in great communal throngs? Each and every one..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Features Feature by Robert Faires

The passing of a longtime professor of music and the birth of a new opera by Austin Lyric Opera.
" felt not only on campus but across the globe. Green is survived by Marquita Dubach, his wife of..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Blame It on the Bossa Nova
"...had done most of her singing in church until theatre director Marcio Meireles brought her to the attention of..."

July 2, 1999 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Big Stinkin' International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival 4
"...(and this year a couple from halfway across the globe) sharing their gifts for foolery in short sets at..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

You Do Not Tear Down Landmarks
"...prying plaques off local buildings. Visitors from around the globe still arrive in this capital city and ask where..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Blanton Architect Named
"...a choice to make universities and museums around the globe sit up and take notice, if they hadn't already...."

Dec. 25, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Video Box Sets
"...their fave TV episodes. There's also the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 set, complete with a pair of special Crow..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Man of the People
" transactions and travelers reach every corner of the globe. Diplomatic service is now divided into two distinct fields..."

Sept. 25, 1998 News Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Trip to Bountiful
The Third Visit to Tuna Still Yields a Profusion of Delights
"...over her heart, eyes cast upward, beyond that implacable globe of hair, mouth strung like a high-tension wire –..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Oscar by Oscar
"...One hopes sufficient time has passed since the Golden Globes for Helena Bonham Carter to do something about her..."

March 20, 1998 Screens Column by Barbara Chisholm

10 in Focus
"...a grizzled, balding, homosexual poet with a penchant for street-theatre antics, is a sight to see as he capers..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature

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