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Austin’s Anastasia Hera Makes Her Own Music and Tropical Rum
Inspired by nights at Flamingo Cantina, the rapper-singer finds her spirit
"...for island vibes, the EP included aquatic track "Big Tuna" featuring a big-fish-in-a-small-pond metaphor.) This year, the singer began..."

Oct. 15, 2021 Food Feature by Rachel Rascoe

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up
Who makes the jokes, where you can see them, and who keeps the scene running in a city where laughing matters
"...underground comix, the Uranium Savages, Esther's Follies, Master Pancake, Greater Tuna, the O. Henry Pun-Off, sketch groups, the mighty..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fast, Cheap, and in Control
Cost-of-living increases are making local artists do more with less
"...ATX success stories as Joe Sears and Jaston Williams' Greater Tuna, Rick Linklater's Slacker, and Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi...."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Seeing Life’s Brevity in the Art Poles of South First
Street art goes vertical in South Austin
"...to make magic with it. (See Slacker, El Mariachi, Greater Tuna, Rude Mechs, et al.) In the tradition of..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: Roger Ebert Added a Star to His The Whole Shootin' Match Rating
Last Night at the Alamo restoration revives Eagle Pennell's early promise for posterity
"...it looked liked such a promising first feature but unfortunately it was the filmmaker's fourth or fifth, so even..."

March 11, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Austin's Paramount Theatre Turns 100
As the grande dame of Austin theatres turns 100, it matters more than ever
"...Book and Candle; Joe Sears and Jaston Williams in Greater Tuna and its sequels; the Broadway-level stars of Austin..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Late-Night Lovin' on Austin: The Sequel
'The Daily Show' tapes in our town, nearly proposes
"...child of the sets for Meet the Press and Greater Tuna...."

Oct. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: I Was Meant for the Stage
To learn which actors were destined for the theatre, watch how they hold the stage alone
"...all those years he spent in women's wear touring Greater Tuna and its sequels – and that's all he..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Jaston Williams
Before 'Tuna,' he rode with 'Maid Marian in a Stolen Car'
"...knows we've loved hearing this co-creator and co-star of Greater Tuna and its sequels chart his life in the..."

Aug. 28, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Life After Lubbock
Playwright Jaston Williams gathers his Lubbock musician pals
"...best known around these parts for 1981 play franchise Greater Tuna. The actor and playwright also counts as friends..."

Feb. 19, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

I Sh!t You Not: Voicemail
An actual voicemail left for the LuvDoc on 3/11/13
"...it might be one of the cast members from Greater Tuna..."

March 12, 2013 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

Abracadabra
Steve Miller brings the magic at Texas Medal of Arts
"...telling uproarious tales from the duo's many tours of Greater Tuna and their sequels, Joe making a last-minute appearance..."

March 6, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Tuna' Surprise
Joe Sears and Jaston Williams to receive Texas Medal of Arts
"...responsible for Didi and all the other denizens of Tuna, Tex., have gone and gotten themselves honored by the..."

Jan. 16, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'The Art of Listening'
In her new book, choreographer Darla Johnson shares her secrets for making dance
"...Perkins), Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Tim Mateer (Greater Tuna), John Hagen (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and playwright/actress..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Big Tuna, Big Easy, Big Decisions
On the wake of BountyGate
"...have changed the bylaws in the past for the greater good of the bylaws, not for a person. We..."

April 5, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Beside the Point: We Love Us!
Just ask anybody – Austinites approve of Austin
"...here, in the vein of the annual revivals of Greater Tuna...."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Little Big Plan
The Austin Creative Alliance proves it can think big by thinking small
"...the little matter of how to make it happen. Fortunately, the city already had a sort of embryonic version..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cowboy Noises
Jaston Williams' tales from his life are heartwarming and surprisingly poetic
"...Enter Jaston Williams, of Greater Tuna fame, who looks along the spectrum of his..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

The Storyteller
Nobody spins a yarn like Jaston Williams
"...know of this fine actor is his work on Greater Tuna and its sequels – and fear not, Tuna-ficionados,..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dining del Lago 2010
What a difference some rain makes! The water is blue, the hills are green, and several new restaurants are cooking near area lakes.
"...dressed in a simple vinaigrette; topped with good-quality flaked tuna, anchovies, and briny Niçoise olives; and surrounded by slices..."

July 2, 2010 Food Feature

Zach Theatre
The theatre is giving away a free wedding to some homegrown George and Emily
"...Scotty Roberts, and, as the Stage Manager, Jaston Williams (Greater Tuna, The Laramie Project, Tru). Artistic Director Dave Steakley..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Let Him Entertain You
Why producer Charles Duggan is staging the biggest holiday spectacular Austin's ever seen
"...home front, he's best known as the producer of Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, and Red, White and Tuna..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'The Doyle and Debbie Show'
The creator of the hit country music satire reveals its Grand Ole Opry roots
"...expect in the city that birthed Esther's Follies and Greater Tuna, it fit right in. With The Doyle and..."

July 10, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classics Comeback
Are the great dramas of yore reclaiming their place on Austin's stages?
"...Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein, by Marty Martin; Greater Tuna, by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard;..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Re-Re-Re-Re-Reopening Night
The Ritz: Talkie theatre, cowboy hangout, playhouse, comedy and punk club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
"..."The first thing we did," recalls Sedwick, "was Greater Tuna in February '82, and then we showed films...."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Starting Over
For Tuna creators Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, the fourth time is the charm
"...one expected there to be a fourth trip to Tuna...."

Oct. 26, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Ultimate Cat Treat Cookbook
"...Wufflekins is likely to approach his food bowl with greater caution. Fond of the likes of fluffy picky eaters,..."

May 11, 2007 Food Review by Sofia Resnick

Cookbooks
Gift Guide
"...Press, 272 pp., $24.95 My mother once queried how Greater Tuna, the two-man play performed by Joe Sears and..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

DIY Queer Community
Can’t relate to what Austin’s gay scene has to offer? Make one of your own!
"...as cinema gurus John Sloss and Christine Vachon and Greater Tuna maven Ed Howard. Queer Austin suddenly seemed stagnant..."

June 2, 2006 Features Feature by Kate Getty

Musicians on the Menu
In concert or in the kitchen, these locals have the chops
"...class at Gina's Kitchen in June. Next week, her Greater Tuna Casserole will be available to the subscribers of..."

May 12, 2006 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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