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The Hightower Lowdown
Jim waves the flag; George Dubya plays his health-care shell game; the U.S. gets into bed with thugs.
"...Wobblies, Mother Jones and Joe Hill, Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr. -- freedom-fighters all. Too many true..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

In the Austin Playhouse production of Mahalia!, director Don Toner has staged a neat chamber piece with a trio of talented actor / singers, allowing the singing to be spectacular and the rest of the play to operate simply.
"...Concordia University, although it is hard to imagine the Lutherans of Concordia belting out Southern Baptist gospel songs the..."

April 6, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Public Notice
From race riots in South Florida to the MLK Day March in Austin, "Public Notice" reflects on how far we've come and how far we've yet to go.
"...could set our spanky new Christmas Timex with the real-looking thick brown leather "hippie" band to those nightly jaunts..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Page Two
Readers seeking "objectivity" won't find it here; the Chronicle is dedicated to advocacy and opinion, and always has been.
"...word of it or, if undecided, you are just thinking about the topic. What if, instead of "As the..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Austin Celebrates MLK Day, 2014
January 20, 2014. 32 photos.
"...Thousands came out to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the capital city in..."

Jan. 21, 2014 Photo Gallery

The Death of Rock & Roll
Top 10s: Year, Decade, Eternity
"...death nevertheless came as something of a shock. The King was dead. And yet, since the beginning of mankind,..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Commemorating the 95th birthday of Pinetop Perkins one year at a time, exploring Willie's Place at Carl's Corner, and a pregame pep talk with Paul Wall
" Antone's on Monday, with special guests Gary Clark Jr., Derek O'Brien, and Marcia Ball, among others. "I'm just..."

July 4, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Page Two: Name-Calling, Part II
Name-Calling, Part II: The proud badge of 'cowardice'
"...very sound-oriented poetry – words divorced from their meanings, evoking instead coherent, if not focused, ideas purposefully linked to..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
" official: They, unlike their own state senator, are backing Lloyd Doggett for Congress (see "Lloyd's friends at the..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Off the Record
Announcing the 2007-08 Austin Music Awards lineup; Charlie Sexton brings sexy back; and KOOP Radio returns to the airwaves
"...Also confirmed for the evening is a Gary Clark Jr. showcase and a six-string salute to Walter Hyatt led..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...lined up three days of activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, with NAACP Executive Director Kweisi..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature

A Good Catholic Girl
On the Lege
" denounced the Ku Klux Klan and marched on Martin Luther King Day, she'd continue to regard them as..."

May 5, 1995 News Column

Zach Theatre's The Great Society
Robert Schenkkan's smart script and remarkable ensemble work make this a powerful look at LBJ's White House years
"...companies typically plan their seasons out well in advance, making decisions about their choice of plays, casting, and other..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Live Shots
The Barkers
"...workaday existences when the medicine show came to town. Fast-talking hustlers, also known as barkers, would hawk their various..."

June 4, 1999 Music Feature

The Mountaintop
Katori Hall's drama probes Martin Luther King Jr.'s mortality and legacy on the last night of his life
"...Hall in her compelling 2009 drama, its subject being Martin Luther King Jr. on the last night of his..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Richard Gephardt, D-Missouri, John Kasich,R-Ohio, Rick Lazio,R-New York, William Luther,D-Minnesota, and Peter Deutsch, D-Florida, have more money in the..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

Sixth Street Jaywalker Partially Vindicated in Federal Court
Jury finds cop used excessive force
"...public and violent arrest for the high crime of jaywalking across Sixth Street at night, Jeremy King won a..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Psychedelic Acid Trope
Exhibits at the Bullock, Briscoe, and LBJ explore our recall of the Sixties
"...American History with "The Power of His Camera: Spider Martin and the Civil Rights Movement." Any of them can..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Naked City
Bastrop ISD explains Confederate flag incident, Texas Civil Rights Project files suit against Taco Cabana, Young Conservatives of Texas oppose hate crimes legislation.
"...Charles Byrd, Malcolm Richardson, Wan Matthews, and Jeffery Johnson Jr. were refused service at a Taco Cabana restaurant on..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Dancing About Architecture
South by Southwest draws closer -- lots of news from SXSW 2001
"...says it's not a matter of the club not making money, he just "has a baby on the way,..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

R.I.P. Akwasi Evans, Eastside Writer and Activist
“He spoke his truth”
"...Upward Bound at Huston-Tillotson,” said Travillion, “and I remember talking to him about youth issues.” That was when he..."

April 16, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Doubling Down
In The Great Society, playwright Robert Schenkkan and his subject, LBJ, both gamble big
" fiscal hawks Everett Dirksen and Wilbur Mills, relentlessly pecking away at appropriations for his social initiatives. To his..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Texas Book Festival: Who's Out, Who's In?
The lineup changes slightly as big event draws nigh; schedule now live
"...As will Joyce Carol Oates. And Martin Amis. And Ziggy Marley. And, oh, a couple hundred..."

Oct. 1, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Naked City
"...Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual birthday was Jan. 15, but..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...In viewing the events intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the Jan. 18 holiday that..."

Jan. 22, 1999 News Feature

Ascension of an Icon
Marketing John Coltrane
"...gangsters are considered icons rather than criminals. Yet, in working my way through compact disc hell toward the rear..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Music Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Start 2018 with some Texas travel
"...County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Jan. 12-13, Comfort,"

Jan. 5, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

TV Eye
Remembering Carroll O'Connor, the man who immortalized Archie Bunker, and giving chickens their due.
"...before, the women and children of My Lai, and Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy. But it..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
"...of its kind in the book, the bandleader recalls working over the packed venue before introducing his guest. Dorham..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Celebrate MLK Day With P.I.E.
“Peace Includes Everyone” and everyone could use a treat right now
"...Whether savory or sweet, there’s something inherently communal about making and sharing pies. One homegrown organization has been organizing..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Food Post by Jessi Cape

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