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FF2011: Kevin Sorbo Picks 'Julia X'
The former Hercules slashes up 3D
"...you expect in life. Birds fly, water flows, and Kevin Sorbo is always the good guy. Yeah, not this..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...into operatic form by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Kevin Puts (former teacher of composition at the Butler School..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'How Wild the Sea'
Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts brings waves into the concert hall with new symphonic work
"...2011 Tohoku earthquake off Japan's east coast, deeply affected Kevin Puts. The composer's empathy for that isolated human figure,..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Conspirare
New CD of Kevin Puts' music allows the company of voices to be a 'Swan' and 'Touch the Sky' once more
"...Music winner and former University of Texas composition instructor Kevin Puts by the professional vocal ensemble and the Thelma..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera to Mount Manchurian Candidate
Kevin Puts' take on political thriller opens 2016-17 season
"...adapted for opera by Pulitzer-winning composer and former Austinite Kevin Puts...."

Jan. 27, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony: Everything Old Is New Again
The Austin Symphony's local premiere of Kevin Puts' 'Symphony No. 2': 'Island of Innocence,' evokes the cultural shift after 9/11 in a dramatic score
"...the Austin Symphony will present the Austin premiere of Kevin Puts' Symphony No. 2, subtitled "Island of Innocence." Puts..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Losing Chase
"...Directed by: Kevin Bacon. Starring: Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges, Michael..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Pet Sematary
Latest Stephen King adaptation is a pretty good horror film, but nothing more
"...Directed by: Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz,..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

27 Dresses
We predict a happy union between 27 Dresses and cable TV, forever rerunning with commercial breaks tailor-made for laundry-loading and sandwich-making.
"...mark the time Jane has spent, as one character puts it, in the taffeta ghetto of bridesmaidery. Lucky for..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Point and Shoot
Without looking Matt knows the deer is dead.
"...lowers his rifle, then turns around to Ray's son Kevin. The blaze orange vest is tight against Kevin's chest;..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Bonnie West

Austin Opera's Silent Night
This production of the Pulitzer Prize winner powerfully creates the tension of the battlefield and just as powerfully lets it go
"...eyes to where the action hits hardest. Similarly, composer Kevin Puts' score captures the energy of battle without becoming..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Miró Quartet at Bates Recital Hall
The ensemble's opening concert for its 15th season as UT's Faculty-Quartet-in-Residence was uplifting in a number of ways
"...for String Quartet, a work that Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts composed when he was still teaching in the..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Faces of America: The Light
The Miró Quartet examines our national character and finds some of America's lights still shine brightly
"...Josh Gindele explained before the performance of Credo, composer Kevin Puts was so troubled by the present wars abroad..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"..."If I Were a Swan," Kevin Puts..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Kevin Archambault, Bye Bye Birdie/Into the Woods..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016
The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing
"...the first note. Every element, every moment worked – Kevin Puts' moody score; Richard Buckley's intense conducting; Alison Moritz's..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Performing Arts
A major grant lets UT's arts presenter boost the profile of classical music
"...string quartet and chamber orchestra by former UT composer Kevin Puts, also for Miró (co-commissioned by the Saint Paul..."

July 1, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

512 + 1
Non-native filmmaker Kevin Ford got here as fast as he could
"...off," says Jake, the procrastinating, post-Slacker proto-Austin partier in Kevin Ford's bitingly smart, frequently funny, and warmly wise new..."

May 9, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Drawn to Batman at Wizard World
Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester on voicing the dynamic duo
"...It's been a long time since Kevin Conroy has been to Austin. Forty years ago, he..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

An American Carol
Michael Moore and left-leaning Hollywood are the subjects of this spoof that's missing only one thing: comedy.
"...Directed by: David Zucker. Starring: Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Jon Voight, Robert Davi,..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Midnight Clear
"...Directed by: Keith Gordon. Starring: Ayre Gross, Kevin Dillon, Ethan Hawke and Gary Sinise. Set in the..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Puts: How Wild the Sea, UT Symphony Orchestra with Miró..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Carona's Costly Compromises
Senate Transportation chair guards local option funding bill from death by a thousand opt-outs
"...it a "disaster" that, with so many exemptions added, puts the whole new tax burden on "my two favorite..."

April 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Young Man on Death Row
Juvenile offender Randy Arroyo's case puts Texas's execution factory on trial.
"...refusing to take the case of Kentucky juvenile offender Kevin Stanford, Justice John Paul Stevens called child offender execution..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Gray Matter
Milkshake Media's Katherine Jones was trained in medical illustration -- but with her work on Fight Club and The Cell, she got a lesson in Hollywood.
"...understand what's going on inside your body," as she puts it. It is medical illustrators who contribute those nifty..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Politics Upstaged
This election year brings out the political in Austin's arts
"...been reinvented as an opera by Pulitzer prize-winning composer Kevin Puts (formerly a teacher of composition at UT's Butler..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...the last 20 years by Toru Takemitsu, John Corigliano, Kevin Puts, and Austin's Donald Grantham; American premieres of works..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Opera's Joseph Specter Departing
General director since 2012 is off to lead Arizona Opera
"...opera, The Manchurian Candidate, composed by former Austin resident Kevin Puts – a measure of how much the company..."

April 29, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Making the Cut
New season of Project Runway puts Austin designer Lindsey Creel in the spotlight
"...about industry and ambition and pursuing a muse. Against Kevin Garry's hand-hewn woodwork, she was crisp in a smart..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Screens Feature by Anne Harris

Break Into the Future
It's a new day for chamber music, as the Austin Chamber Music Festival shows
"...of classical faves, contemporary work by the likes of Kevin Puts and Jennifer Higdon, bluegrass, the Beatles, and Kanye...."

July 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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