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Long Center: Grand gift takes campaign over the top
The Long Center received $5 million from the Sybil B. Harrington Trust, which put the organization over its $77 million fundraising goal
"...the hardest to raise. No matter if it's a thousand bucks or a million that you need to hit..."

May 11, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Opening was, in a word, grand
In artistry and style, the gala opening for the Long Center was an evening worthy of a facility 16 years in the making
"...it clear from the stage of Dell Hall: He and all the locals who had poured so much blood,..."

April 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Place to Gather Again
The Long Center recycles not only Palmer Auditorium's materials but also its civic purpose
"...They came by the thousands...."

March 21, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lasting Commitments
The 2008 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...be influential, may even transform the scene in deep and enduring ways, but for whatever reason, their involvement in..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Silent Partner
You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.
"...In more than 30 years of working in and around Austin as both a professional and an educator,..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of 2008
The seventh group of inductees includes individuals from the fields of architecture, comedy, music, and patronage
"...a combination of these, but all as friends of and advocates for the arts. The 2008 class of inductees..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Museum Comes of Age
"...15, or quince años, she is considered "of age" and presented to the community in elaborate religious ceremonies and..."

July 23, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Culture Cash
Austin's artists and arts groups are working hard to survive the economic downturn, and now more than ever it's essential for the city that they do.
"...to mind all the worst stereotypes of the arts and its practitioners as elitists out of touch with regular..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...big. The city was riding high on high tech, and so much money was flowing that even arts groups..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Monumental Gift Made to Performing Arts Center
"...powerful statement about Austin's love for its natural treasures and its willingness to speak out on their behalf. It..."

May 28, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
New plans for the Long Center are unveiled, and a big push is made to get it built, plus Al Hirschfeld's widow and daughter speak about The Line King
"...Long Center: Take Two..."

April 16, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
More cultural philanthropy and a disturbing Statesman report on same.
"...local arts projects. Both the Austin Museum of Art and ARTS Center Stage announced major gifts of seven figures:..."

June 16, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Timeline
"...Jan. 5, 1959: Grand opening of Municipal Auditorium, designed by the Austin firm..."

March 21, 2008 Arts Feature

Culture Flash!
The 2005 Texas Medal of Arts Awards have been announced, and the Elisabet Ney Museum snags a Historic Homes grant
"...The annual honors go to Texans who have made outstanding achievements in the literary arts, visual arts, dance, music,..."

March 18, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The announcement of Ballet Austin's new artistic director; the release of facility specifications for the Long Center.
"...that morning's Austin American-Statesman, you could hardly avoid the black-and-white balloons lining the stairway up to the studio where..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
ARTS Center Stage making the Big Decision: What architect is going to transform Palmer Auditorium into the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
"...Going Long..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art's new education and visitors pavilion has just acquired a name, thanks to a $4.5 million gift from Houston businessman Edgar A. Smith
"...but that doesn't mean the structure's companion, the education and visitors pavilion, is lacking in activity. Construction is under..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is delayed until 2005, and MS / Nerve Dance Company and Jason Phelps hold a very personal benefit.
"...Little Longer For Long Center..."

May 17, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Another hefty infusion of cash for the Long Center, and no money necessary to see the new Austin Museum of Art exhibition
"...their capital campaign to transform Palmer Auditorium into the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
A new CEO for ARTSCenter Stage; some bad luck for a pair of former Austin actors.
"...company's board of trustees has found its first president and chief executive officer, i.e., the person who will shepherd..."

June 23, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
More money for the Long Center, more art for AMOA, and more national exposure for a Flaming Idiot.
"...cool million to the tally of gifts for the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
The Longs give a million, the Rudes add a co-PAD, Mills shows his new dance, and Kitch joins a board
"...• Giving must be so deeply ingrained in Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long that the philanthropist couple..."

June 20, 2008 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Arts & Entertainment
"..."Two turntables and a microphone" are all the Action team need to..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

After a Fashion
The Long Center celebrates two years – with Hall & Oates?!
"...PURPLE PASSION It was with great passion and an overruling sense of accomplishment that the Joe R...."

April 2, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Articulations
Ciccolella Change-Up
"...up to most people in Austin (especially theatre people) and say "Austin Circle of Theatres," they'll think "Ann Ciccolella."..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
A report on the financial momentum of the proposed Long Center for the Performing Arts; the loss of two beloved area musicians and teachers.
"...Dollar Watch: Long Center..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Changing Face of Downtown
"...worse, there's still a heap of new downtown buildings and municipal projects well under way, with several set to..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature

Articulations
Director Don Toner makes his exit from the State Theater Company, and Austin creeps back into the pages of American Theatre magazine.
"...Toner, producing artistic director for the State Theater Company and Live Oak Productions for the past 13 years, has..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Sad songs for local choral companies -- Austin ProChorus ends its song and Chorus Austin lets go its executive director -- but a sweet tune for Arts Center Stage: a million-dollar donation from Southwestern Bell.
"...of providing the city with its first professional chorus and developing an audience for contemporary choral literature. In its..."

April 19, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

1999 Critics' Table Winners
"...local arts writers recognized achievements in classical music, dance, and the visual arts as well as theatre. Critics taking..."

June 18, 1999 Arts Feature

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