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McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? In this case, back up a Beatles cover band.
"...If the high school musicians of the McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra didn't really know the Beatles'..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

McCallum Fine Arts Academy: 'Rent' Due After All
AISD pulled its sponsorship of a districtwide production of Rent, but the show will go on at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy
"...being produced as a district-sponsored summer musical in which fine-arts students from across the city would participate. Their only..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

McCallum Fine Arts Academy
The high school theatre crafts a bilingual take on the Webber-Rice musical
"...example of this last point: The theatre department at McCallum High School's Fine Arts Academy, in tackling the Andrew..."

March 5, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Teen actors show a good grasp of Kander & Ebb's jaded Jazz Age satire
"...young performers tackling musicals this adult or more so: McCallum Fine Arts Academy doing The Who's Tommy, Austin High's..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Golden Hornet Project Percussion VII
This concert of new music was driven by experiments with rhythm and sound
"...the program, either; the Apple Trio, a threesome from McCallum Fine Arts Academy, was represented by the fetching "Trio,"..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Mothers, Grandmothers & Others
Pam Hart performs with McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra
"...Austin’s first lady of jazz Pam Hart joins the McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra in honor of mothers, grandmothers,..."

May 8, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

A Christmas Carol
The Austin Playhouse-McCallum Fine Arts Academy co-production of Dickens' seasonal fable A Christmas Carol may be wafer-thin in substance, but the abundant goodwill of the entire company, from youngest to least-young, gives the show the warm, sweetness of a traditional holiday brew.
"...A Christmas Carol:Long Draughts of Warm SweetnessMcCallum Fine Arts Academy, through Dec. 14...."

Dec. 13, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

High School Musical ... or Drama in the Theatre?
McCallum's Rent due to launch this weekend, despite AISD.
"...student-cast district-wide summer production of Rent, right? Our own Arts Ed Robert Faires most excellently reported on all this..."

July 14, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Arts Go South?
"...the first step toward getting a major new performing arts center on the southern shores of Town Lake. The..."

March 20, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Seagull
In the Austin Playhouse production of The Seagull, actors Christa Kimlicko Jones and David Stahl create a splendid tension between their characters and between art and life, but most of the rest of the production rolls by languidly, as just another visit with a crew of Chekhov's discontented Russians.
"...The Seagull: The Friction Between Art and LifeMcCallum Fine Arts Academy Theatre, through January 20..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Young Austin Artists
Local, state, and national awards for a host of the city's student artists
"...Young Musicians Competition were announced at a ceremony at McCallum Fine Arts Academy on April 28, and the four..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

AISD All-City Musical: 'Rent' control
A Pulitzer can't save Rent from being axed by AISD as this year's districtwide summer musical
"...Fine-arts students from all over the Austin Independent School District..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Young Masters
Eight students from Austin have been named to the 2006 class of Young Masters as designated by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust Council
"...Masters, as designated by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust Council. The program recognizes..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Growing Pains
Austin Theatre for Youth Builds on First Season

Dec. 6, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...does at the Santa Cruz Center for Culture when ProArts Collective of Austin, an organization promoting African-American arts, presents..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Arts Review

"...George Burns and Gracie Allen. Bud Abbott and Lou..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Arts Review

Blue Lapis Light takes youth away from risk and on a journey
"...journey rather than in constant danger. Initially developed with Fine Arts Academy students at McCallum High School, Blue Lapis..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis Loring

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...Williams strummed his way to the top of the charts with "Classical Gas"?..."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Learning Desire
MindPop thinks about arts education in whole new ways, and what a difference it makes
"...he knows that students who become involved in the arts stay in school longer and are more likely to..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Magic Time
Oh, the sights you'll see at First Night Austin
"...years that Austin has produced this New Year's Eve arts festival, Downtown has seen a Sauron-sized eyeball blinking on..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

One, Two, Three, Fortissimo!
The Eggmen coo-coo-ca-choo with McCallum High School
"...Eggmen, Austin’s favorite Beatles tribute band, perform with the McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 21 at..."

Feb. 16, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Home for the holidays with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Schmillion, and Dax Riggs
"...the music programs at the ladies' schools – the McCallum Fine Arts Academy, the Liberal Arts and Science Academy,..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

A fresh melange of reader responses to our recent issues.
"...lack of support for the orchestra program at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy ["Postmarks: Same Old Song," May 18]),..."

May 25, 2001 Column

ArtPlex Additions
"...the ArtPlex continues to be a draw for local arts organizations looking for a room of their own. A..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Cherry Orchard: About Real People
"...Chekhov can be a tricky beast to master. His..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Arts Review

"...Dougherty Arts Center Theatre, through May 24. Running Time: 2 hrs,..."

May 16, 1997 Arts Review

Smells Like Teen Spirit
Austin's bands of tomorrow are already here, they're just U18
"...whine for a special-edition Stratocaster, the Squier is a fine guitar for a 12-year-old...."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Content of Cabaret Is Different From Rent? How?
"...Austin Independent School District was going to support their arts group in performing Cabaret (which is about homosexuality, promiscuity,..."

July 18, 2008 Postmarks

"...Well, now the folks at ATY have found their hearts' desire, and, as Dorothy Gale could have told them,..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Gay Place
The second annual Austin International Drag Fest returns this weekend
"...more, they've opened the door. Sun., May 1, 4pm. McCallum Fine Arts Academy Theatre, 5600 Sunshine, 512/414-7568. $10-20."

April 29, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

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