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`Tis the Season...
When Zachary Scott Theatre Center Flies With Angels
"...not for Oedipus or for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center. The tragic king of ancient Greek drama took years..."

June 27, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...illness in our communities, though, "asylum" was stigmatized a long time ago. So the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, opened..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Free Stuff to Do at SXSW: Week One
Your guide to free events on SXSW's first weekend
"...stop conveniently located right in front of the Convention Center. And remember, everything's more fun when it's free...."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Tucker Whatley

South by Southwest Film Festival 2016
Partake. Enjoy. And tips for townies.
"...Paramount Theatre, the Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center, and the Topfer Theatre at ZACH. The film crowds..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...also threatens to oversaturate the sensitive neighborhood ears of longtime residents...."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Anton Nel
The concert pianist shows off the Hamburg Steinway he chose for Dell Hall
"...Nel really likes the new Hamburg Steinway at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. And why shouldn't he?..."

March 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Viva La Diva/3 Mo' Divas
Two different trios of African-American sopranos sing in Austin in two weeks
"...mezzo-soprano; and Judith Skinner, contralto. Then, next Sunday, the Long Center for the Performing Arts hosts 3 Mo' Divas,..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2008 Austin Chamber Music Festival Schedule
"...Welcher's Four Personal Ads) 7:30pm, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Saturday, July 12..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature

Naked City
"...needy Texans in state benefits programs has been a long-standing point of controversy since 2003, when legislation backed by..."

March 16, 2007 News Feature

On the Map
Austin's art scene kept catching the eye of the nation in 2005
" Austin at all, has seen it as a center for live music and independent film. The city's other..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Despite the outrage of the land pimps, Austin's dis-invitation to Wal-Mart is democratic, legal, and honorable.
" boom-and-bust later, forces Austin to accept a Wal-Mart Supercenter at MoPac and Slaughter -- as opposed to another..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

'Natural Capitalism' in the Hills
The Crossings' earth- and economy-friendly integration into the Hill Country really is something to feel good about.
"...the Crossings, you drive what used to be a long way out of town, but isn't anymore -- near..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin helps the Lysistrata Project become the Little Peace Project That Could, the Long Center says "no thanks, after all" to the $25 million in Waller Creek tunnel bond money, and Austin Shakespeare Festival launches a new reading series.
"...Long Center: 'No' to $25 Million..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A family of Austin artists faces deportation, playwright Cyndi Williams gets some recognition in Big D, and Arts Center Stage both gives and gets.
"...the guy you'll see doing doughnuts around the future Long Center for the Performing Arts in that 2002 Porsche..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Despite the economic downturn, Arts Center Stage is moving forward in its campaign to build the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and two of Austin's gay playwrights have cause to be happy.
"...Long Center Phasing Forward..."

March 8, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The year 2000 in the Austin arts, with Top 10 lists by Chronicle Arts critics and their picks for stories and personalities of the year.
"...performing arts: The Hideout, the Mary Ann Heller Opera Center, the Blue Theater, and the Bad Dog Comedy Theater...."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More money for the Long Center, more art for AMOA, and more national exposure for a Flaming Idiot.
"...of gifts for the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts. Last week, arts patrons..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
Aqua Fest seems unlikely, but there's plenty of other summer fun to be had; the Austin Music Network is a bit of a mess.
"...the way. Hell, I barely even mentioned the one-time center of all outdoor summer musical activity in Austin, Auditorium..."

April 14, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

A meeting on the Long Center; a profitable gala for Austin Musical Theatre; a new season for Salvage Vanguard Theater.
"...Get the Skinny on the Long..."

March 3, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Conventional Wisdom
Is It Wise To Expand Austin's Convention Center?
"...order to thrive can't fit into the Austin Convention Center. But will an expanded Center, and the tourists it..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Portrait of the Artist as a Road Comic
Long Drives, Low Pay, and Drunks -- What a Life!

March 28, 1997 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues
Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?
"...especially harsh as the victims have included spaces with long, rich histories – Salvage Vanguard Theater, nine years; Big..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Film Pro Tips
What to see, where to be, and how to relax
"...Conveniently located at SXSW ground zero, the Austin Convention Center, this is the second largest Film venue and the..."

March 4, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede
The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity
"...Dubbed the Stampede, the festival provides a weeklong launch to ALO's 24th season. Audiences can enjoy unplugged..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Former Fleet Services Manager Says Scrap Tires Only a Symptom
Fired whistleblower says city has ignored serious problems for years
"...about problems in the city's tire management program as long as seven years ago...."

Aug. 4, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

After a Fashion
The Long Center celebrates two years – with Hall & Oates?!
"...of accomplishment that the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its second anniversary..."

April 2, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2008
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2008 in dance and classical music
"...University Chorale) Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare christened the Long Center with the company of voices in stunning fashion:..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Musical Triumphs, Plus Evidence That Austin Is Innovating the Classical World
Chronicle Arts writer Michael Kellerman recalls 2008, in classical music
"...1) Blue Rhapsody (Austin Chamber Music Center) The temptation was strong to top this list with..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Michael Kellerman

Lasting Commitments
The 2008 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...and the seven individuals being inducted this year all belong. As artists, as educators, as patrons, and as advocates..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar is still squinting from all that glare from all those rocks at the Long Center opening
"...LONG, LONG TIME Really, all I can remember about the..."

April 4, 2008 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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