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Quality of Life for Blacks in Austin: Going Beyond Midtown
The city's treatment of blacks – both governmentally and culturally – is questioned
"...the controversy surrounding the February fire that destroyed the Midtown Live nightclub continued last week when Austin Police Chief..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Money Matters
The city says "Never mind!" on Midtown Live loan – and everybody's hanging fire
" conclusion to be reached this week, as the Midtown Live loan proposal was abruptly converted by the City..."

April 8, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Cold Sweat
Where have all our black clubs gone?
" a head in early March when Cameron Road's Midtown Live, one of an alarmingly few black-owned, black-frequented nightclubs..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Naked City
Details of e-mail exchanges between nightclub owners and city manager
"...concerning the proposed loan to the owners of the Midtown Live nightclub surfaced late last week, in an e-mail..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: The Fire This Time
In their rush to reach out to the Eastside, city officials get burned
"...forgivable, 20-year loan of $750,000 to the owners of Midtown Live, the Cameron Road night club that burned down..."

March 25, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Beside the Point: City Council Notes
City Hall notebook
"...ended by postponing the most controversial questions (e.g., the Midtown Live loan proposal; the Design Standards public hearing; precise..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Ribbonless
On or off the dais, looking for a little wisdom along Austin's color line
"...moment thus far in the ongoing melodrama over the Midtown Live fire and its aftermath occurred last Thursday, when..."

April 22, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Doing the Right Thing
The city takes a small step toward racial reconciliation
"...sponsored by the city in the wake of the Midtown Live nightclub fire controversy and the coincident release of..."

June 3, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Police Officers Burned by Comments
Cops punished after cheering the fire that burned nightclub
"...the now infamous "burn baby, burn" – which were delivered via patrol car mobile data terminals during a fire..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"'s computer screen outside the fire that destroyed the Midtown Live nightclub. APD officials have since apologized. See "Austin..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

How Cranky Granny's Sweet Rolls Went From a Teenager's Dream to a Must-Stop Destination
Sianni Dean wants to see her cinnamon rolls across the country
"...Cranky Granny's set up shop in the back of Midtown Live, a sports bar and cafe in the St...."

Jan. 28, 2022 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Election Day Watch Parties
Because you'll need a drink when this is over
"...Midtown Live Election Party Midtown Live 4pm-12am. The largest local..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Events Post by Morgan Menendez

Point Austin: Beside the Point
City Council notes
"...committee has only an indirect relation to the still-simmering Midtown Live controversy, but if they ride over that speed..."

April 15, 2005 News Column by Michael King

APD Shooting: What went down
Officer shoots and kills 25-year-old after scuffle early Sunday in East Austin, Department of Justice to investigate APD's use-of-force tactics
"...the complaint in 2005 to include details of the Midtown Live nightclub fire that sparked the "burn baby burn"..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Blue Lines to White Sheets
Top 10 local stories
"...1) APD Blues: From the Midtown Live! embarrassment, through the charges of undue electoral and..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Council Notes
Toll roads and trash dumps on the council agenda
"...the city survey commissioned in the aftermath of the Midtown Live nightclub fire and the accompanying controversy over the..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Ringing in the New
New City Council takes its place, and the fun just keeps on coming
" open-mic spin-off of the more structured consultants' report delivered May 26, may be a stem-winder of interest primarily..."

June 24, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Beside the Point
"...The debate on the aborted Midtown Live loan proposal is not likely to subside immediately,..."

April 8, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...just certain pockets of people – but everybody who lives in this great city of Austin." – Council Member..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...success into a form that keeps it authentic and alive. EASTSIDE HERITAGE..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

TDH: 8/22/11
City Council commemorates the Live Music Capital
"...Relocation Program for Downtown Development” to assist in rebuilding Midtown Live, a popular black entertainment venue whose fire prompted..."

Aug. 22, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin's Hip-Hop Pioneers, in Their Own Words
The Austin History Center-archived rappers and industry innovators share stories
"...remember. It's a part of a lot of people's lives, and it's amazing to be a part of something..."

Sept. 15, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...Well yes: when it sucks. But when it's alive, when it's surprising, when it's busy doing its proper..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

The Council We Deserve?
In the races for City Council, it's a search for competence amidst the chaff
"...overall, with only one of the three council contests delivering much suspense. The Place 1 and Place 4 races..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Austin at Large: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Big dumb mud puddles of racism, right there beneath our feet
"...Avenue in 1995, and when police cheered as Mid­town Live burned down in 2005. Austin has changed, but not..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

District Races
Get ready for run-offs!
"...Over on Cameron Road at Midtown Live, Pressley said she was happy to be in..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature

Beside the Point: An Open Letter to Rich Oppel
Sometimes it's hard not to agree with Rich Oppel
"...arriving at my door – literally. First the sofa delivery. Passing off my well-worn futon like some cigarette-burned baton..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Life Is a Rhythm
Ground zero for Austin hip-hop: University Hills' 2-3
"...High Schooler Candy Fresh attracted the support of 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice as her single "Do the..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Keeping Pace, Culturally
Proposition 4 calls for an investment in cultural facilities for the city, and, Austin, it's time
"...State, and the bond money fell into limbo until Live Oak Theatre moved into the State and persuaded the..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wake-Up Call
Looking back on the onetime heart of local hip-hop, Catfish Station, and the visuals that defined it
"" for blacks in Austin, the perception of the "Live Music Capital of the World" as a discriminatory place..."

July 22, 2005 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

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