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Rising Son
The son of Muddy Waters inherits the family bidness.
"...the big, imposing, barrel-voiced, guitar-playing, 45-year-old scion of the King of the Blues is following in his father's tyrannosaurus-sized..."

July 6, 2001 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Now Serving ... Time
Robert Conran sat down to dinner at Furr's, and walked out in handcuffs. After four years in prison on a shaky conviction, he's got a chance of parole -- then he faces deportation
"...Austin -- by bicycle no less -- and began working odd jobs and staying in odd places until he..."

June 29, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...If he hadn't been driving the getaway car, Tim O'Connor might have punched..."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

She Got Rhythm
In the world of rhythm tap, female dancers are a minority, and women who are masters of the form, as Acia Gray is, are merely a fraction of the whole. But with the debut of the Soul to Sole Festival, Gray hopes to give women who tap their due.
"...Acia Gray has been dancing in this community for so long, it might..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Invasion of the Bee Girls
Women are lured into a hive and zapped with some kind of goo. They come out wearing dark sunglasses and capable of screwing male victims to death.
"...Directed by: Denis Sanders. Starring: Ben Hammer, Wright King, Cliff Osmond, Anitra Ford, William Smith and Victoria Vetri...."

Nov. 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jailbird
The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...Ray Vaughan's Family Style. I was also a heroin-shooting, cocaine-smoking, hard-core junkie...."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

Arts & Entertainment
"...door benefit various charities around town.There was lots of networking, a few business cards exchanged, and plenty of high..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

The Return of Wayne Douglas
A flood of posthumous Doug Sahm CDs, both old and new, hits record stores
"...its share of reflection and uncertainty, especially on the striking title track. Sahm had long discussed starting his own..."

June 23, 2000 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Naked City
Low Income Housing Projects
"...5. King Fisher Creek, 4601 E. St. Elmo Rd...."

May 19, 2000 News Feature

Music Critics Poll: The Decade
"...GREG BEETS..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature

Postmarks
Still Pissed
"...evading their real problem. That's natural, of course. In attacking social problems, we tend to quantify the problem. We..."

July 9, 1999 Column

Record Reviews
Ibrahim Ferrer
"...years, featuring some of Cuba's great, older musicians, have been so well-received that naturally more have been cut. Top-notch..."

June 11, 1999 Music Review

Dancing About Architecture
Jazzin' (But Not for Blue Jeans)
"...cognac joint that owner Spiros Karamelegos freely admits is looking to cater to Austin's nouveau mover 'n' shaker set;..."

May 21, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Live Shots
Tom Russell
"...Tincture. "This one is the theme of all our fucking songs -- making something of your fucking life." Not..."

May 21, 1999 Music Feature

Sitting in Limbo
Upholding Tradition
"...of 183, and between US 290 and Martin Luther King Blvd. The mixed-use development would include some 900 single-family..."

May 7, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Texas Platters
Jimmy Lafave
"...definite desert island album, but if you haven't already been initiated into the cult of LaFave, Trail is still..."

April 23, 1999 Music Feature

Postmarks
Interfaith's Socialist Agenda
"...The members would probably balk at the notion of taking money from their neighbors at gunpoint, but will hide..."

April 23, 1999 Column

Postmarks
Economic Cleansing
"...policy. You will have to forgive me, however, for thinking that the "economic cleansing" of Austin is far too..."

April 16, 1999 Column

King of the Roads
"...MoPac, US 290, Lamar and Airport boulevards, Martin Luther King? Despite their centrality to transportation in Austin, it's the..."

April 9, 1999 News Feature

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...JOHNNY DOWD: Looking for something disturbing yet entertaining? Then this Fort Worth-born..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Texas Platters
"...Pinkus jump right in with their "harmonies": "Standing backstage, smoking some weed," later followed by "smoking on a joint,..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Music Review by Your Side

Winter Calls and It's Asking for Syrah
"...realized last fall that, like a chipmunk, I was stocking up for winter. Nuts, however, were not the object..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Food Feature

Live Shots
"...need to cop anything from anyone. It would have been nice to hear a few more of those songs,..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Music Feature

Reissues
"...Upon returning, he became a solo act and continued making hits, which weren't as exciting as his work with..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature

A World in Which All Worlds Fit
"...were pulling on cowboy boots, and James White was booking such counterculture fare as Freda & the Firedogs and..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Dancing About Architecture
Jammin' To the Oldies
"...some insiders are chuckling that its appearance may have been the ultimate loyalty test for local radio personnel --..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Roots, Reckonings, and Resolutions
Roots
"...Central Texas -- Smithville, Taylor, Elgin, Lockhart -- and making something of a name for himself. After graduating from..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Food-O-File
We're Expanding
"...expanding our cuisine coverage to include more information on beer and wines plus regular reviews of books for cooks,..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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They Got Nothing on Lacresha
"...an innocent child needs your help. The powers-that-be have been trying to sweep this one under the carpet for..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Column

Texas Platters
"...a solid core sampling of both his classic songs ("Walking the Cow," "Casper the Friendly Ghost") as well as..."

June 5, 1998 Music Review

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