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Meet the Women of Austin R&B
Spotlighting five formidable soul vocalists
"...spectrum enjoys modern resurgence thanks largely to the efforts of black women. Solange, Kelela, the mysterious H.E.R., Kehlani, Scotswoman..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The Austin Critics Table has named the fifth group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the fifth group of individuals..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?
"...ignore CodeNEXT. Trust me, I've tried. A constant barrage of news stories, yard signs, and informal public debate have..."

June 8, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

End of the Line
The Passing of Grey Ghost
"...soulful voice that rasped out the blues to generations of listeners is finally silent. The Grey Ghost is gone,..."

July 26, 1996 Music Feature

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
" gather, like a broccoli farm or the bottom of the sea – these artists can spin a story..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders –..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What to Give the Starving Performing Artist O, for the Poor Player
"...Yule's a stage/And all the men and women merely players." Most times of the year, we do indeed play..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Arts Feature

Gary Payne: Man of mystery
While he's best known for producing murder mystery dinner theatre, this month sees Gary Payne in a more traditional mystery: Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth
"...For 15 years Gary Payne has been Austin's primary purveyor of the theatrical form known as murder..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

A Guide to Austin's Musical Theatre Scene
"...Braun ig and shiny and fun. Want the essence of stage musicals? That's it. Just ask a kid. When..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Recent Roles: Ariel, The Tempest, State, 2001; Jean, Apeman of Manhattan, Remembrance Through the Performing Arts, 2001; various, Anton..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Living on the Air in Austin
Live Music Flourishes in the Studio
" Bruce Dye Six days a week, the business office of University of Texas student radio station KVRX bears..."

April 10, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...The night Austin state Sen. Kirk Watson urged the community to pull..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

"Austin City Limits" Festival Picks & Sleepers
"...about the perennially underrated Jack Ingram is the story of how his third and finest major-label album, Electric, cost..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Music Feature

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival
How the Attacca Quartet, Emerson Quartet, and invoke played
"...This year’s Austin Chamber Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic..."

July 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robi Polgar

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Requiem for Tesla, Closer; Critics Table award, Last Night of Ballyhoo...."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Everybody Loves Austin City Limits
"...Everybody -- all over the world -- loves Austin City Limits. The PBS broadcast show, now in its..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Music Feature

A Browner Shade of Black
Blazing trails of Chicano soul
"...At 12:06am, Jimmy Kimmel Live! explodes onto the air of local ABC affiliate KVUE. Punching the theme for the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Austin Chamber Music Festival
As the Austin Chamber Music Festival marks its 10th summer of celebrating the intimate joys of chamber music, it will be the last for Felicity Coltman as Austin Chamber Music Center director
"...broiling heat to Felicity Coltman. It's been the season of the Austin Chamber Music Festival, a time when the..."

June 30, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year in Local Music Crams Onto One Stage at the 2018/19 Austin Music Awards
Unique musical moments make for a night of fan-voted accolades
"...Community, legacy, and the Austin music of today. That's a tough trio to get..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin's Improv Comedy Marathon 2014
Supposedly sane people, totally making shit up for 45 hours straight
"...Of course, a veritable army of local troupes will be..."

June 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin
Different approaches to accountability lead to rifts throughout the county
"...local rape survivors, advocate Ana Rodriguez DeFrates told the Austin City Council on Jan. 31 that the last few..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin Beer for the World Cup
Let your favorite local brew determine who you’ll bet on to win
"...It’s only hours before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and you’ve probably..."

June 13, 2018 Food Post by Eric Puga

Visions of This Town
Max Crace & the 1998 Austin Guitar Calendar
" payday at the end; as photographer and designer of the 1998 Austin Guitar Calendar, the SIMS (Services Invested..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2016 Schedule
"...concerts at Bates Recital Hall, 2406 Robert Dedman, University of Texas campus. For more information, visit"

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature

Free Night of Theater: The List
These Central Texas theatre companies are offering free tickets as part of the national Free Night of Theater campaign
"...Unless otherwise noted, starting time is 8pm.Thursday, Oct. 20Austin Playhouse: A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt;..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature

The Education of a Lifetime
A look at UT's Performing Arts Center and the process by which they bring the biggest names in jazz to Austin.
"...midnight, long after UT's Bass Concert Hall had turned off all the lights and gone to bed. Except, down..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

The Ascent of Mandolin
The next step in Avi Avital's mission to convert the world to mandolin: Vivaldi
"...recital. Let's face it, mandolins are the black sheep of musical instruments, either confined to cherubic depictions in Renaissance..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

The State of the Ricky Williams Foundation
Williams remains on the creative edge in retirement
"...may, at times, be disturbing to some and contains profanity...."

July 23, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Auditorium Scores: The Sound of 'Spy Kids 2'
Robert Rodriguez took the idea of "buy local" to new extremes by recording the orchestral score at Georgetown High School.
"...Robert Rodriguez has always been a man of many hats -- writer/director/editor/artist -- and one who takes..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Master of the Improbable
When someone says something can't be done, trust Turk Pipkin to say 'Wanna bet?'
"...Turk Pipkin is about to tee off on the legendary 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Books Feature by Robert Faires

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