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Long Center for the Performing Arts: Opening the house before it opens
The long-awaited cultural facility throws wide its doors for four days of free performances and tours
"...Sure, you could wait until the end of March to get your first taste of..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center for the Performing Arts: Light that first candle!
As the performing arts venue turns one, Marvin Hamlisch sings "happy birthday" to it
"...If you needed a word to describe the Long Center for the Performing Arts' first 12 months,..."

March 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center CEO Resigns
After four years, Jamie Grant leaves Austin for St. Paul
"...The man who spearheaded the drive to make the Long..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Long Center/Texas Performing Arts
Austin's biggest concert halls team up to present touring Broadway musicals
"...In the run-up to the opening of the Long Center for..."

March 5, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Leader for the Long
Dallas area arts administrator Cliff Redd named executive director of the Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...Almost nine months have passed since David Fleming left for Green Bay, Wis., to run the Weidner Center for..."

June 25, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Marc Seriff Named New Long Center CEO
Longtime trustee serving as interim leader gets gig for good
"...If you thought the Long Center's search for a new President/CEO to succeed..."

March 4, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Free Events for the Cash-Strapped at SXSW
Festival films, music, and more, on the cheap
"...Part of the tired, poor, college-debt ridden, huddled masses looking to get..."

March 3, 2018 SXSW Post by Mae Hamilton

Council Gives Long Center Unanimous Go
At their Jan. 13 meeting, Austin City Council members voted 7-0 to approve a revised lease for the Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...With the object of their discussion sitting just across Town Lake..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center
While an ailing Cliff Redd rests, the Long Center board chair steps in as director
"...Redd and rest are not things that typically go together; the executive director of the Long Center is well..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Halfway home, a peek at what's to come
Midway through Palmer Auditorium's transformation into the Long Center for the Performing Arts comes a new image of the center's crown jewel:2,300-seat Dell Hall
"...a year and a half ago that crews began the job of deconstructing Palmer Auditorium, setting in motion that..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Hustle and Flow
Oct. 31 is the target date for completion of the deconstruction of Palmer Auditorium and the deadline for the Long Center to match a $2.5 million challenge grant from Debbie and Kevin Rollins
"...For anyone with lingering doubts that the Long Center for..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Playing Without a 'Chaperone'
The national tour of The Drowsy Chaperone won't stop in Austin after all
"...Musical theatre fans eager for an intoxicating taste of the effervescent..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT Performing Arts Center
Modlin Center for the Arts' Kathleen Panoff to University of Richmond: Gone to Texas
"...As Bass Concert Hall went dark for its long renovation in 2007, the University of Texas..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Long Center
The new Long Center managing director is the old Paramount executive director
"...The new hire at the Long Center is an old..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Arts Feature 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
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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 conventional wisdom in capital campaign circles is that the..."

May 11, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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.
"...Just over two years ago, the Austin Museum of Art selected an architect to design..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Countdown to opening and beyond
Summer at the Long Center meant lots of construction activity and two hefty contributions from the corporate community
"...a lazy season in some corners, but not at the Long Center, which has been abuzz with construction activity..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

BAM! Performing Arts Festival: What's that sound?
Pro Arts Collective gets your attention with BAM!, a new performing arts festival bringing dancers, actors, poets, and musicians to Austin to display the surge of creativity among African-American artists
"...BAM! It's the kind of sound that gets your attention, that makes..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT Performing Arts Center: Wadsworth announces retirement
Pebbles Wadsworth, who has run the UT Performing Arts Center for 15 years now, will step down from her position as director of the UT PAC as of New Year's Day 2008
"...Next month, the lights go down in Bass Concert Hall for its..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dueling Dreams For The MACC
"...Just what would a Mexican American Cultural Center actually be? Ask six different backers of the MACC,..."

Sept. 4, 1998 News Feature

Austin ISD Performing Arts Off-Center
Board approves purchase of Mueller tract for performing arts center
"...What is "central" in the Austin Independent School District? Trustee Robert Schneider asked that..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Long Center: Who's playing
Austin's new performing-arts center releases the performance schedule for its first few months
"...The countdown to the grand opening of Austin's new performing-arts..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New City Endorsement of Long Center on Tap
"...This week, the Long Center's lease of the Palmer Auditorium site for..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Meet the New Bosses
Long Center director Cliff Redd and ALO director Richard Buckley compare notes on leading an arts institution, the challenges they face, and being new to Austin
"...Leading an arts institution is challenging under the best circumstances. You can..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Showing the Way
The 2006 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...They are our guides across the cultural landscape. They are..."

June 2, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

One Extreme to the Other
For every creative triumph in the Austin arts community in 2002 -- and they were plentiful -- there seemed to be a corresponding defeat, usually tied to the economic downturn and its problems for the arts community.
"...How did old Chuck Dickens put it? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Intergalactic Nemesis Strikes Back
The live action graphic novel debuts book two this week
"...After a pan-galactic trip (well, to the nation's stages) Austin's live action graphic novel The Intergalactic..."

June 7, 2012 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big...."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

On the Map
Austin's art scene kept catching the eye of the nation in 2005
"...For years, the rest of the country, when it's bothered..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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