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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 Jamie..."

March 4, 2016 Arts Post 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 Center for the Performing Arts "Austin's creative home" is..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Arts Post 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 friend: Paul Beutel, whose 35-year..."

Sept. 5, 2008 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
"...lazy season in some corners, but not at the Long Center, which has been abuzz with construction activity on..."

Aug. 31, 2007 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
"...and it almost always turns out to be a long, slow slog. That certainly seemed the case with the..."

May 11, 2007 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 the Performing Arts would ever be realized,..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
"...voted 7-0 to approve a revised lease for the Long Center for the Performing Arts at their meeting Jan...."

Jan. 21, 2005 Arts Feature 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 the Performing Arts, one big question was:..."

March 5, 2010 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, I..."

March 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
"...of March to get your first taste of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, but why? – when..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Long Center: Who's playing
Austin's new performing-arts center releases the performance schedule for its first few months
"...countdown to the grand opening of Austin's new performing-arts center has passed the 80-day mark, and ratcheting up the..."

Jan. 11, 2008 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
"...so much blood, sweat, and cash into making the Long Center happen had only one chance to open it,..."

April 4, 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
"...setting in motion that building's much-anticipated transformation into the Long Center for the Performing Arts. And it'll be about..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Rising to the Challenge
Only two weeks after scoring $835,000 toward a $2.5 million challenge grant amount, the Long Center is $1.35 million closer to its goal
"...When we said the Long Center was moving quickly to raise $2.5 million by..."

Sept. 23, 2005 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 its..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center
While an ailing Cliff Redd rests, the Long Center board chair steps in as director
"...that typically go together; the executive director of the Long Center is well known (and prized) for being relentlessly..."

Oct. 24, 2008 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
"...will not be able to get it at the Long Center this month as planned. The national tour of..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Center: Sounds to your heart's content
You can hear the first-ever concert in the Long Center as a Valentine's Day treat
"...treat your sweetheart to the first-ever concert in the Long Center's 2,400-seat Dell Hall? If you're reading this the..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bubblepalooza 2018 at the Long Center
"...of all ages gathered Saturday, June 9 at the Long Center for the 3rd annual Bubblepalooza, the kick-off to..."

June 12, 2018 Photo Gallery

Zoppé Italian Family Circus at the Long Center
April 12, 2013. 26 photos.
"...in 1842, brought its one-ring circus tent to the Long Center grounds on April 12-14...."

April 15, 2013 Photo Gallery

Travis Dems Go Long (Center)
Presidential watch parties go high-falutin' tonight
"...Travis County Democratic Party's big screen presentation at the Long Center. The evening will kick off at 5.45pm with..."

Oct. 7, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

New Leader for the Long
Dallas area arts administrator Cliff Redd named executive director of the Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...left for Green Bay, Wis., to run the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, and the Long Center for..."

June 25, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...up sweet sounds from band after band all day long. But how often in these parts can you hear..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

So Long, Palmer
Before spring is out, contractors will begin tearing down old Palmer Auditorium so it can be become the Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...facility so it can finally be transformed into the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Yes, Long Center officials..."

April 8, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Does Austin Need an LGBTQ Center?
A look at the city's lack of a queer community hub
"...Austin, arguably Texas’ most queer-friendly city, has long been a safe haven for people from all walks..."

April 11, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Two Long Centers?
"...God! I had no idea that there were two Long Centers! That's right! Two! There's the one that the..."

April 8, 2008 Postmarks

City Council Considers the Convention Center
Plans big and small for the city center
"...the Central Library) to ponder the ever-fascinating Austin Convention Center. The occasion was the official presentation of "Frameworks for..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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 Performing Arts..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT Austin’s Gender and Sexuality Center Takes Care of Young Adults
Queer students find sanctuary and support at the GSC
"...says Liz Elsen, referring to the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin. She adds, laughing, “The irony is..."

Aug. 9, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Point Austin: Levy Steps Back ... and Shoots Long
Running the city is easier campaigned than done
"...got over it. It took him a few months longer to get over the idea of running at all...."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

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