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Signs of Other Times
A photographic guide to some of the markers that still point to parts of Austin that have disappeared.
"...I was walking to a production at Hyde Park Theatre, my eyes chanced upon this message, and it had..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Feature

Will Anybody Ever Love Neal Medlyn?
For vulnerable performer Neal Medlyn, Dork = Cool.
"...their JC Penney clothes and rolled around on the floor. Especially "Millie and the Welder," whom the Holy Spirit..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

To Ancient Troy (By Way of Denver)
Ancient Greece and modern Denver may seem an incongruous pairing, but in the new Greek epic Tantalus, produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, they prove a striking fit, creating a work that's heroic.
"...size and scope would exhaust the resources of most theatre companies -- indeed, even the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC),..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

TV Eye
Spike Lee's Bamboozled, a satire about the return of the minstrel show on television, is a powerful indictment of the entertainment industry.
"...Lee tries to cover considerable ground in Bamboozled, yet television, the "idiot box," has been..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Making a Front Porch for the City
As he was completing the final design for the Austin Museum of Art's long-awaited downtown facility, architect Richard Gluckman took time to discuss the project, his approach to architecture, and what it means to design buildings for a boomtown.
"...competition for the Fort Worth [Museum of Art]. That background and the projects that we did helped convince this..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Life's Enriched Pageant
Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers.
" one house with a big box on the floor, two feet by two feet, filled with elbow noodles."..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Road to Rail
Can light rail in Austin work well with Smart Growth?
"...mixed-use urban things in the close-to-downtown neighborhoods. Cityplace, the underground station where DART will link to the old McKinney..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Welcome to Texasland
Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas State History Museum, won't have many historical documents, but it promises to be entertaining.
"...when Bullock took a look around the battered burial ground, he didn't like what he saw...."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Bill Crawford

Take Five
In the Place 5 Race, Activism Is the Operative Word
"...acquisition and preservation. He also wants in on the ground floor of master planning for the Prop. 2 land..."

April 14, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Golden Arm Symphony
Unraveling the budding symphonic genius of Graham Reynolds
" a venue for Austin's annual FronteraFest, the local theatre community's version of South by Southwest. He and his..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Downtown Developments
"...pocket of downtown. Here's a list of ongoing projects, soon-to-break-ground projects, and still other public-private ventures working their way..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Chain Reaction
Downtown construction projects raise fears that Austin will lose its charm.
"...Whole Foods' flagship store and BookPeople, and that building's top-floor offices commanded a pretty nifty view of downtown --..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

Three for the Barre
With a serious amount of movement taking place on the Austin dance scene, the Chronicle asked three of its dance critics to review recent programs by Ballet Austin, Tapestry Dance Company, and the Latino dance festival Collectivos.
"...flying. And when he would come down to the floor, it looked like he didn't even touch. I thought..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

The Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
A look back at the Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
"...under "World's Largest Night Club," Gilley's burned to the ground in July 1990. By that time, the glory days..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

A spin on the Austin art gallery carousel.
"...the curatorial team for the Norwood, located on the ground floor of the Norwood Tower at Seventh and Colorado...."

Oct. 1, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Arts & Entertainment
" get the party started right (okay, a dance floor and a stack of vinyl never hurt). These freelance..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Live Shots
Nueva Luz, Zupia
"...appeared that virtually every seat in the One World Theatre is a good one, and all they need now..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Music Feature

"We'll Always Have 807 Congress"
The Raging of the Elements, or Indoor Theatre in Austin -- Al Fresco
"...and howling gusts of rain-laced wind roared into the theatre. Closing the doors by hand secured the closer a..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Real Obscenity
"...This theatre was opposed by many for being a "blight" on..."

April 30, 1999 Column

Stompy Jones
"...Scott was sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of his stereo, dropping discs into the..."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
"...though they've been held up as some sort of groundbreaking act due to gender and genre, they're ultimately just..."

March 26, 1999 Music Feature

Downtown Developments
"...rose-colored sandstone luxury development will include a health spa, underground parking, swimming pools, and a stone's throw proximity to..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

You Do Not Tear Down Landmarks
"...had burned down in 1881). Sometime after that, the ground became sacred when the State Historical Survey Committee declared..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...even closer to realizing its dream. With such vital groundwork as $11 million in city bonds, a secured site,..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

O.t.: Court and Spark
"...John Henry Faulk Living Theatre,through November 7 Running Time: 2 hrs..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Arts Review

Sharir Dance Company:vibrant Dancers
"...B. Iden Payne Theatre UT, May 2..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Review

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...unkempt, smoking nervously, crouches in the center of the floor, as if the walls were his prison and his..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

Picks & Sleepers
" just about any bluesman he ever covered. (State Theatre, 9pm) -David Lynch..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

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

Chow Downtown
Dining in the Heart of Austin
"...stop for coffee. They rode through the deserted Capitol grounds and down lonely Congress Avenue, stopping at the corner..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Food Feature

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