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This Is Who We Are #13: Pro Arts Collective's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...familiar. You watch the assailants steal up to the prone body on the pavement, watch the wide swings of..."

June 1, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2019 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
Bravo, Harden, Kinney, and Sawyer to be inducted this year
"...group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, honoring leaders in dance, theatre, and..."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Introducing the 2019 Class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The stories behind the art transformers of this year's Hall of Fame inductees
"...static. The work created in the performing and visual arts is always changing, ever evolving. That's because so many..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Michael Kaiser Has Ideas About What's Next for the Arts
The arts management expert spoke to Austin arts groups about the future, and the key word is “community”
"...60 minutes, more than 40 Austinites representing 20 area arts organizations gave their full attention to one man as..."

June 5, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

BAM! Performing Arts Festival: What's that sound?
Pro Arts Collective gets your attention with BAM!, a new performing arts festival bringing dancers, actors, poets, and musicians to Austin to display the surge of creativity among African-American artists
"...the nation's African-American artists. BAM! – short for Black Arts Movement – is a new performing arts festival from..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame
Class of 2004
"...group of individuals to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. As with the previous honorees, these..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Black Arts Movement
In Katrina's wake, Samuel Thompson eased survivors' pain with Bach
"...The fame generated by that incident isn't why ProArts booked Thompson for its 2011 Black Arts Movement Festival,..."

June 10, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Kissing the Goodbye
Dying and the worth of individual lives are treated with a refreshing and uplifting respect in Zell Miller III's family drama 'Kissing the Goodbye'
"...and uplifting to see this Zell Miller III family production presented by ProArts Collective. Miller is best known around..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Black Nativity
From the prologue through the rousing finale, ProArts Collective's new production of 'Black Nativity' saturates the Christmas story in rich emotion
"...often enough, which may be cause enough to visit ProArts Collective's new staging of Black Nativity. In the show's..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Pro Arts Collective's production of "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" brings all the emotion of the Rodney King beating and its aftermath rushing back
"...familiar. You watch the assailants steal up to the prone body on the pavement, watch the wide swings of..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Colorblind Arts
"...so when the reappointment of a member of the Arts Commission was challenged because of her stance on funding..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Arts Consultants: Connect the Cultural Dots
The city's consultants recommend a new, one-stop shop and more funding for Austin's arts programs.
"...In the cover letter to her team's final report, arts consultant Lucille Dabney notes that "the timing of this..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cultural Arts Program
Tracking the recent history and redevelopment of Austin's Cultural Arts Program
"...April 2001: Cultural Contracts Program staff uses a new program guideline to declare Sharir+Bustamante..."

April 16, 2004 Arts Feature

Arts on Real: Theatre under threat
Escalating property values may cause the Eastside's classiest warehouse theatre to close its doors for good
"...A month ago, Arts on Real was cheerfully celebrating five years of producing..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: City Council Supports Music-Focused Arts Facility on East 11th Street
Harold McMillan breaks down civic steps to the envisioned Kenny Dorham Center
"...for increased city funding and development of a music-focused arts facility on the 1100 block of East 11th Street...."

Sept. 10, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
In which your cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...show or two. Of course there’s a wealth of pro-level antics also going on elsewhere in town at the..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Nude Works 13
What draws the eye into Neil Coleman's images of female nudes is the comfort of the models with their own bodies and their connection to the photographer
"...Pro-Jex Gallery, through Dec. 3..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Arts Review by Benné Rockett

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
In glorious addition to Fusebox and Moontower, of course
"...1) Right. Those twin 800-pound gorillas of entertainment, so..."

April 20, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playback: Compose Like a Pro
Graham Reynolds teaches musicians how to score ... film
"...They now own Emmy statuettes and garner major league projects like National Geographic's forthcoming Internet Age docudrama Valley of..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

This Spring of Love
Treating Shakespeare as a high school musical comedy leads to much fun at City Theatre
"...by Berkovsky) based on the play, which follows the pro-love Proteus and the anti-love Valentine as each falls for..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Frost/Nixon
The show is at its best when its two leads are locked in combat like boxers in a ring
"...And there are moments in this Austin Playhouse production when we're watching David Stahl's Frost and Michael Stuart's..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

FronteraFest Short Fringe, Week Two
A high-speed train of spoken word, crackling improv, and raw poetry
"...was such a high-speed train of spoken word, crackling improv, and raw poetry, the audience could barely contain itself...."

Jan. 30, 2009 Arts Review by Clayton Maxwell

Top 10 Favorite Arts Events Across the Disciplines (In No Particular Order)
Chronicle Arts writer Wayne Alan Brenner on his favorite arts events in 2008
"...and music vividly embodying Hancock's trippy vision onstage and providing a glimpse into a weird world beyond our own...."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Twelfth Night
What the State Theatre Company's handsome but curiously reserved production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' lacks is that liberating light-headedness of intoxication
"...arms, and neck above an alluring black bustier. Whatever propriety might be dictated by her position or funeral custom..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'Dog' Has Its Day
Pro Arts Collective premieres Suzan-Lori Parks' breakthrough drama Topdog / Underdog.
"...1999-2000 season in which two of Parks' works were produced locally -- Venus, mounted by Salvage Vanguard Theater, and..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Word Is Out
After Broadway, Def Poetry Jam goes national and Austin's Pro Arts Collective snags them
"...was a gutsy move putting poetry on Broadway, but producer Russell Simmons had already succeeded in putting it on..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Good News!
Pro Arts Collective Pro Arts Collective celebrates the season with a gospel sound in the Austin premiere of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity.
"...Pro Arts Collective, Austin's only theatre company focusing exclusively on..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Pearl Cleage Tonight
Pro Arts Collective's presentation of two Pearl Cleage one-act plays delivered this playwright's poetic, often witty dialogue with style and some convincing performances; the only thing missing from this quality production was the audience.
"...the new ALLGO Art Space in East Austin, where Pro Arts Collective presented two Pearl Cleage one-act plays. I..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

A Raisin in the Sun
Pro Arts Collective's new production of A Raisin in the Sun does credit to Lorraine Hansberry's powerful script. Even though it runs for three hours, the show is gripping to the very end.
"...years, I was glad for the chance to see Pro Arts Collective's new production, directed by Boyd Vance. The..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Arts Review by Mary Jane Garza

"Master Harold" … and the boys
This Pro Arts Collective production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold" … and the boys sneaks up on you, seeming mundane at the outset but in the end delivering a dramatic power that draws tears.
"...How best to encourage you to see this Pro Arts Collective production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold" ......"

June 21, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

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