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Checking In: Tara Bhattacharya Stages Interference Fest – Women Making Noise 2020
Sound artist and festival curator promotes the creative class
"...Tara Bhattacharya: I’ve had to move around a number of times, since my separation and divorce late last year...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke
"...Black Lives Matter, Commission Vice Chair Jonathan "Chaka" Mahone of Riders Against the Storm suggested utilizing half of the..."

July 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Qmmunity: Video by Queer Latinx Artist Xandra Ibarra Pulled From San Antonio Art Exhibit
Plus Ballroom Basics, Greetings From Queer Mountain, and more
"...her video Spictacle II: La Tortillera. San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture recently deemed the video "not appropriate"..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

One Ounce Opera Highlights the (Death-Obsessed) Work of Four Women Composers and Librettists
Micro-operas were the order of the day at the company's annual Fresh Squeezed showcase
"...this network," says One Ounce Opera's Julie Fiore, speaking of the way she and her crew wrangle such compelling..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Video: ATX6 Addresses “That Gun In Your Hand”
Local music ambassador project addresses school shootings
"...small university in Illinois when the phone rang. A professor of mine had tracked me down at my girlfriend’s..."

Feb. 12, 2020 Music Post by Chris Brecht

Fusebox Festival Director Chooses His Top Five Stops for EAST 2019
Ron Berry on what's hot on this year's East Austin Studio Tour
"...Think of Ron Berry, and you think April. After all, that's..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Arts Feature by Ron Berry

East Austin Studio Tour 2019: Week 2 Recommendations
Looking for something bigger, brighter, wilder than paint on a canvas at this year’s EAST? Do we have some ideas for you
"...The city's fall feast of art, the East Austin Studio Tour, continues this weekend..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
Because you want to supercharge your time in this world, don’t you?
"...yeah, school’s back in session. And, anyway, the rest of us long-graduated townies are, ready or not, caught up..."

Sept. 5, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dolly Fest Celebrates Dolly Parton's Influence on Culture – Queer and Otherwise
"Anti-musical” headlines an evening of high camp and high hair
"...The Museum of Human Achievement is getting ready to host a..."

July 31, 2019 Arts Post by Savana Dunning

Juegos Rancheros Holds Final Meetup of the Year
Local indie game nonprofit parties before hiatus
"...Juegos Rancheros, Austin’s indie game nonprofit, announced it will host its final meetup of the..."

June 28, 2019 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Terrence McNally Knows About Lasting Impact
About to open a new play at Zach Theatre, the Tony Award-winning playwright talks about what endures
"...On May 19, the Tony Award-winning playwright of Master Class and Love! Valour! Compassion! received a Distinguished..."

June 7, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Queer Collaboration Yields Otherworldly Campiness in p1nky and The Kwane: Another Soup Opera!
Genres collide in cartoon-inspired DIY musical
"...An offhanded joke from a night at Cheer Up Charlie’s provided..."

May 29, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Mac Irvine

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Plus new music from Krudxs Cubensi and a Cinco de Mayo drag brunch
"..."Milk really became the film that got me out of filmmaking," admits the screenwriter, whose biopic of Harvey Milk..."

May 3, 2019 Column by Beth Sullivan

Faster Than Sound: A Festival Blooms in the Desert
Amid concern over a new C3 festival, homegrown Marfa Myths strives to grow with the Texas city
"...a three-day festival just outside town, an estimated audience of 5,000 prompted pushback. Instead, the homegrown Marfa Myths welcomed..."

May 3, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Seeing the Fusebox Festival Without Reservations
Tickets to some shows have been snapped up, but there’s still plenty of electric Fusebox action available
"...are free is that there are always a lot of other people who want to do them because they're..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Jackie Venson Solos
Local blues hero goes solo to cut costs, city polls on use of $12 million earmarked for the arts, and the U.S. State Dept. blocks Palestinian artist Dirar Kalash from the Fusebox Festival
"...Austin blues star Jackie Venson faces similar unplanned expenses of over $10,000 following full-band dates in 2018. Despite a..."

April 12, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Ultimate Queer Guide to SXSW 2019
Often imitated, never duplicated, we’re here to keep it real kweer
"...editor – talking about queer spaces and the death of lesbian bars Sunday, March 10, with Anita Dolce Vita..."

March 1, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Nadia Waheed: "Notes From a Windowless Room" at Raw Paw
Explorations of identity by an artist of color, of colors, of many colors
"...display at Raw Paw Gallery in the Yard, just off St. Elmo Road in South Austin...."

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mixing Race, Gender, and Improv Is a Heady Cocktail for Two
Shannon Stott and Quinn Buckner bid some basic boundaries bye-bye
"...You get an eyeful of that tall and gangly Quinn Buckner with his glasses..."

Jan. 22, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art
"...was no exception, brilliantly pinning down nature's ephemeral moments of beauty and offering them up for generous display...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year
"...skills weren't enough, the artist turned the extreme-close-up visions of his selfward-facing eye into three-dimensional structures of portraiture in..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Annie Miller: I see london, I see france" at MoHA
This show in the Cage Match Project series casts the viewer as peeping Tom, looking through holes in a boarded-up trailer to view art
"...Isabelle Huppert how she managed to achieve a degree of eroticism without getting nude, to which she witheringly replied,..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

East Austin Studio Tour 2018: Recapping Weekend 1
Take MoHA's selfie challenge? Bathe in the forest? Do it all!
"...Canopy’s labyrinth of studios at 916 Springdale, as always, necessitates a lengthy..."

Nov. 14, 2018 Arts Post by Melany Jean

Immersive, Interactive, Intriguing EAST
Melany Jean's five recommended stops for the East Austin Studio Tour 2018
"...#203 – Vision Gland With a history of sick, sensory overload installations at EAST, this collective is..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Fantastic Arcade for the Average Austinite
A preview of free, public events at this weekend of indie gaming
" those interested in the arty and outré side of the gaming world is Fantastic Arcade...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Trump and other things that go bump in the night
"..."Our lives are just as human and real as our cisgender counterparts," Emmett Schelling, the..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
The end of summer, in name only
"...Outside of Texas, Labor Day is synonymous with the end of..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

A Summer Shindig With Austin’s Sex Workers Outreach Project
SWOP hosts a fundraiser for housing, employment, and safety
"...According to Kita Khan and Rainny Daze, two members of Austin’s Sex Workers Outreach Project, the group grew out..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Charlie Neddo

Gay Place
The Flash Collective calls on the queer community to help create public art
"...We can't sing the praises of queer art – and a greater need for queer..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

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