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One Ounce Opera’s Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera II
Austin’s One Ounce Opera juices the night away
"...They did it last year, and now they've done it again this year...."

April 14, 2017 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin's One Ounce Opera vs. Nickelback
Almost literally. And that's just part of this event.
"...sing the demanding aria while wearing a pair of headphones that are blasting Nickelback into your ears...."

Sept. 29, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

One Ounce Opera’s Second Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song
This second program of new art songs proved the form is not just alive but relevant
"...a previous century but a work that is, as One Ounce Opera says, fresh-squeezed. And indeed, the cycle with..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

One Ounce Opera's There's Beauty in the Beast
The new operetta by Esther's Follies veterans Michael Nesline and Steve Saugey played Frankenstein for laughs but also found its heart
"...– called to mind old Warner Bros. cartoons, and one in particular: the Bugs-and-Elmer Wagnerian spoof, "What's Opera, Doc?"..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

This Fresh Squeeze Is All About the Opera Shorts
One Ounce Opera premieres a concert of new young composers
"...Yes, that’s Austin’s own One Ounce Opera. The ristretto-strength renegades who overdubbed Jackass: The..."

April 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who's Working on a Dubstep Opera?
Could be any number of people in Austin
" that I'm writing the songs & book for one right now. I am, in fact, although who knows..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Aria Having Fun Yet, Austin?
One Ounce Opera takes it to where you live your life
"...Opera in your coffeehouse, opera at your club...."

Aug. 20, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Faces of Frankenstein
This Halloween, Austin serves up five freaky takes on Mary Shelley's mad doctor and his monster
"...The Modern Prometheus has gone postmodern. Or maybe post-postmodern. It's hard to tell these..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Arty Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
Arty, yeah. You know: Creativity actually happening in our city.
"...Step away from the screen now, darling. Just for one night, OK? And then you can get back to..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Creative Alliance Honors 2016
ACA salutes SVT, Byrd, Brooks, Seibert, Willenzik at the ND
"...What do they all have in common? Well, each one has made hugely valuable contributions to the city's creative..."

Nov. 16, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...chamber pieces for instruments of all kinds, art songs, operas, cantatas, scores for dance and theatre works, soundtracks for..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2016
Uncommon combinations – dance with horses, music with robots, drama with a Tesla coil – made the year unforgettable
"...2) DIMENSION GALLERY Difficult to single out just one exhibition at Colin McIntyre and Moya Khabele's Eastside gallery,..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fast Forward Austin Does Compute
New-music champions science the shit out of its upcoming concert with The Difference Engine
"...Right you are: one of the most exciting music festivals in town...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
In which your local cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...– you survived another April Fool’s Day, then? Without anyone replacing your Oreos’ middles with, like, Pepsodent toothpaste or..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Different Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
Art! Theatre! Dance! You know: What the enemy hates.
"...FRESH SQUEEZED OUNCE OF OPERA II One Ounce Opera, Austin’s popular classical..."

April 6, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Roll Over, Beerthoven
Saengerrunde Hall's new series turns classical music's "Three Bs" into brezels, bier, and bowling
"...Scholz Garten and a Big Lebowski-style bowling alley – one of the oldest continuously operating in the U.S. These..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 3-5
That number again is: Five. Yes, five arty things.
"...the idea from somewhere, maybe heard a rumor, that opera is pretty much dead these days? But when it’s..."

Nov. 2, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...Theatre; and the Blue Lapis Light aerial dance work Heaven-Earth-One, which has been revived and can be seen on..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960
Blanton Museum's music series turns the clock back to minimalism's early years in Manhattan
"...a concert of 100 tubas, a work for 80 trombones, instrumentalists playing in an elevator, and a percussion piece..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How About Some Music a Little out of the Ordinary This Weekend?
It’s not only rock & roll, but we fucking love it
" is beautiful, maybe a skoshie silly because Austin, one entire event in a venue galvanized by kinetically digital..."

Aug. 25, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rocky Mountain High
Austin Brewers at the Great American Beer Festival
"...would be spent roaming the various brewpubs around Denver, one of the country's craft brewing hotspots...."

Nov. 15, 1996 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

Prophet for Our Times
For 10 years, Lisa Crystal Carver has been writing about sex and doing sex-drenched performance pieces under the name Suckdog. But her lifestyle is born of a profound quest for an uncompromised life, a search for truth and adventure that makes her a prophet for our time.
"...with mock astonishment when I spoke with her by phone. Lisa Carver is all about sex. For more than..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Long Center: Opening was, in a word, grand
In artistry and style, the gala opening for the Long Center was an evening worthy of a facility 16 years in the making
" into making the Long Center happen had only one chance to open it, and "we had to do..."

April 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Itzhak Perlman: Extension of His Soul
" toward the exquisite and the refined took in one of Earth's greatest violinists at the UT Performing Arts..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Arts Review

Off the Record
Coma in Algiers hand-delivers its goods, while Tia Carrera and Ignitor pay their last respects to Room 710
"...the others would be crazy about it, but if someone asked us to dig a big hole in their..."

July 24, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...Council resolution on Feb. 15, 2007 – it has done little to communicate its progress publicly, engage the broader..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Sound and the Fury
Monsters of Folk drummer Will Johnson continues demonstrating monstrous musical and compositional gifts
"...This summer, Johnson traveled abroad for a one-off live performance with the Barcelona psych-folk act Animic, which..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Straight Out the Trailer
Examining the current overwhelming white trash influence in popular culture
"...a UT Informal Classes photography instructor, and two attorneys. One of the attorneys excitedly passed around an invitation to..."

July 28, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Attacked by Lesbians
Just three good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm
"...good-time oldies, Houston's new Downtown Street Festival features only one stage that really assaults the senses, and Texas' loudest..."

May 26, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Chow Downtown
Dining in the Heart of Austin
"...become Shakespeare's Pub photograph by John Anderson The three stoned college students were chilled after their late evening bike..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Food Feature

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