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Tapestry Dance Company
Poet Zell Miller III joins the dancers of Tapestry to make music together
"...field of firecrackers. It's about using those taps as instruments, the way a percussionist uses mallets or sticks to..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Swift Solos'
olive Dance Theatre's tribute to pioneering breaker Ken Swift
"...of artistry." Mission accomplished, at least according to the National Endowment for the Arts, which this year favored oDT..."

July 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Cult of Personality
Insect Records head and Attack Formation commander Ben Webster has never been photographed with Red River mascot-to-be Butcher Bear
"...Cronise and Australian Cattle God Records' Bryan Nelson and national guests, including Ron Miller of Nick Cave & the..."

June 25, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Thursday Showcases
All the SXSW showcases that fit
"...improvises on tones and structures using computers and traditional instruments. Resplandor, from Lima, Peru, describes its music as "shoegaze..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature

Sheik to Sheik
Crazy Heart wasn't Stephen Bruton's only last project, and we have Geoff Muldaur & the Texas Sheiks to thank for that
"...Worth childhood friend T Bone Burnett gave Bruton the national profile in contemporary Americana that he'd earned decades previously..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
A flashback from Red River's seedy past, the Sour Notes hit a sweet spot, and Patty Griffin gets Grounded in Music
"...& Girls Clubs of the Capital Area, helps provide instruments and training to kids and hosts 10-week courses on..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

"...Ryan Sambol's nitrous vocals on the Strange Boys' national debut, 2009's And Girls Club, coughed up another singular..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Music Feature

The First Time
Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on
"...of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 2009 National Student Playwriting Award for House of Several Stories..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Toxic Audio
This a cappella quintet blows up cabaret with jaw-dropping vocals and irreverent humor
"...Toxic Audio's members can scat, beat box, mimic musical instruments, even cough and hack with melodic precision. They don't..."

April 24, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
All those brilliant 'financial instruments' turned into monsters that no one can stop
" August opinion poll, two-thirds of entrepreneurs told the National Small Business Association that their companies had been hurt..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters @ 3AM
Samuel Adams gave Americans a vocabulary both for revolution and for the building of a republic
"...knew what they were aiming at better than the instruments [rioters] employed."..."

July 4, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Miss Understood
Carolyn Wonderland through the looking glass
"...Along with the guitar and the multitude of other instruments she learned to play – trumpet, accordion, piano, mandolin,..."

May 2, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

2008 Austin International Poetry Festival Preview
"...Not sure yet how to celebrate National Poetry Month? Why not sample the many and varied..."

April 4, 2008 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Spontaneous Convergence
Chris Cogburn's No Idea Festival risks improvisation
"...the two cities. The following year's fest brought in national and international acts splashed across the spectrum – from..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Shepherd
Dripping Springs recluse Sam Beam spills some Iron & Wine
"...Dripping Springs. It's nice to be able to find instruments, but I've never really been part of a music..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Dan Oko

Off the Record
Fanning the flames of the ACL Music Festival 2007
"...Andrew Bird looped enough instruments for an entire band, but backed by a twopiece,..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Pearl King
Formed through irritation, time, and friction, yet gorgeous, imperfect, and universally valued: Oliver Rajamani
"...Rajamani was gifted enough to attend the prestigious Kodaikanal International School, a century-old, multicultural American academy nestled in the..."

May 4, 2007 Music Feature by David Lynch

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...has been backing Merle Haggard since 2000; he's a national treasure in his own right. Expect friends, but this..."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature

Static Between Stations
The American Analog Set at 10: end of part one
"...contrite that a low roar replaces the distinctly separate instruments...."

Sept. 16, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Our readers talk back.
"...a mic, accompanied by some others masturbating across their instruments. All amplified. All invading the privacy of my front..."

March 25, 2005 Column

Welcome to Deadwood: Sorting SXSW's cocksuckers from the hoopleheads
"...enforcement. In fact, Austin's most recent brush with the national spotlight came last month, when popular African-American nightclub Midtown..."

March 18, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Mob House Rules
Trail of Dead introduces their new epic release to the world
" the title track, which Keely named after a National Geographic show that plucks an American family from their..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Controlling Their Own Destiny
So many questions for the gaming industry, so many Austin game developers to answer them
"...creating ripples in the game development process as local, national, and international gaming outfits struggle to figure out what..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Vision and Focus
In the 'Undertow' with director David Gordon Green and first-time screenwriter Joe Conway
"...opening in Austin this Friday as part of a national release...."

Nov. 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

To Your Health
Is acupuncture safe and helpful when treating back pain?
"...needles sterilized in the same way as are surgical instruments. Because bleeding is absent or minimal with acupuncture, surgical..."

April 16, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

The Human Touch
Violinist Laurie Young Stevens finds the passion and flash in baroque music
"...organization that takes early music seriously and has the national rep to show for it. A leading reason is..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Holiday Wish Lists 2003
Presents for public service
"...• Tools • Greenhouse equipment • Welding • Camping instruments • Working Vehicles Capital Area Food Bank of"

Dec. 5, 2003 Features Feature

'Natural Capitalism' in the Hills
The Crossings' earth- and economy-friendly integration into the Hill Country really is something to feel good about.
" a longtime techie -- first IBM, then Texas Instruments, then Dell, from which he retired as a sales..."

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

Our readers talk back.
" Austin who've put in many years on their instruments. Bentley's piece covered a lot of ground and made..."

June 13, 2003 Column

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...Ova Looven, a collaboration between the ex-Antarctica members and National Skyline guitarist and Austin resident James Minor. Their upcoming..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

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