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John Legend
"...for "Satisfaction" ("gimme, gimme, gimme"), the 30-year-old former piano prodigy, sessionista, producer, and singer brought the blood, sweat, and..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

What's Wrong With Josh, I Loved 'The Reader'
"...ever Amadeus, which told the story of the musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Most people I relayed this opinion..."

Jan. 13, 2009 Postmarks

Welcome to the Bungle
A review of Guns N' Rose “Chinese Democracy”
" Marathon Man – the illusion’s been shattered. Succeeding, Prodigy-prone clunker “Shackler’s Revenge” sheens like every bad metal act..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Luv Doc Recommends: Texas Freedom Network's 13th Annual Celebration
La Zona Rosa, Saturday, October 4, 2008
" Ian McLagan & the Bump Band and fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane Smith. Or, you could just sit around..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

Off the Record
Alpha Rev goes Hollywood, Book of Shadows pen a few new chapters, and Alejandro Escovedo meets a Man From Plains
"...Guitar prodigy and Vans Warped Tour veteran Flash Bathory died last..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Got Down, Stayed Down
Thao Nguyen is so excited
"...on constant tour the past six months. The pop prodigy has played more gigs in town recently than most..."

Aug. 7, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Olympian, Pro Wrestler, All-Around Nice Guy
Standing on the shoulders of Mark Henry
"...drugs, no human growth hormone. Calling Henry a true prodigy, "I could barely get him to take a dietary..."

July 18, 2008 Sports Feature by Richard Whittaker

(Film Crews Are) Walking to New Orleans... and Shreveport... and Baton Rouge...
Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu says his state is more than happy to offer a landing pad for incoming film crew flight.
"...Gary, and musicians John Boutte, Rockin' Dopsie, and fiddle prodigy and Disney teen talent Amanda Shaw, all sharing stories..."

May 22, 2008 Screens Post by Kate X Messer

Playing Through
Cassanova tore up the competition at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge and hopes to do the same in the nationals
" the athlete in the family. Cassanova is a prodigy in pole-weaving. He's to pole-weaving what Wayne Gretzky was..."

May 16, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

The Hightower Report
Stop Subsidizing Big Oil; and Al Needs a Job
"...has: graduate of Harvard Law School, a Republican political prodigy in Texas, state Supreme Court justice at an early..."

May 9, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Kaki King
"...through the pores of her guitar. On the 28-year-old prodigy's fourth LP, the mostly instrumental Dreaming of Revenge, musical..."

March 14, 2008 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Thursday Picks
"...pits Edison, N.J., Jewish MC Kosha Dillz against Raekwon prodigy C-Rayz Walz. Kosha brings a résumé with the Pharcyde..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

'My First Movie: Take Two' and 'Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love'
Take Two is the sequel to My First Movie, a collection of interviews with now-successful directors discussing their first feature films. Sexy subject aside, Cinema of Obsession barely even manages to simmer.
"...and includes interviews with Richard Linklater (Slacker) and early-Aughties prodigy Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) along with lesser-known foreign directors..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Screens Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys
"...passionate opposition. Yonkers street survivor Blige and Manhattan piano prodigy Keys presently command career-high profiles with voices incapable of..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

7 and 7 Is
7 and 7 Is
"...flip side, which swells with strings courtesy of violin prodigy Marcus Rubio. The Teeners get downright violent on the..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Music Review by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Reviewing the three-ring circus of Fun Fun Fun Fest and flashing back to the Armadillo World Headquarters with Dweezil Zappa
"..."It was a really good period for him," concurs prodigy guitarist Dweezil Zappa. "He's 10 years into his career,..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Hank, Harry, and Jesse James
Sitting in with Jimmy Grabowske, steel guitarist to the stars
"...and was learning to play steel. He was a prodigy, just amazing."..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Principally Precocious
The Austin Chamber Music Festival's Principally Precocious was a concert with glorious personality: thoroughly welcoming, energetic, and mischievous
"...of 16 – a full two years before the prodigy chose composition as his profession – this was Mendelssohn's..."

July 20, 2007 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Guidance for Parentals Suggested
George Ratliff on Joshua
"...a great little actor but was also a piano prodigy and, believably, a genius. That was a pretty tall..."

July 13, 2007 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

C. Denby Swanson: A play for Clifford
Austin playwright C. Denby Swanson has received a prestigious national grant to develop a play based on the life of Clifford Antone with the Zachary Scott Theatre Center
"...19th century engineer Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, the math-prodigy daughter of Lord Byron, at Salvage Vanguard Theater. This..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gilded Palace of Sin
Downtown Mystic isn't only the title of Lomita's second disc
"...Peroux now. Remnants of his days as a blues prodigy, including VHS tapes from a European tour he took..."

April 27, 2007 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Page Two: When I Write the Book
On luck, anarchy, and the narrative vagaries of life
"...the student newspaper – though, rather than being a prodigy or star, I was more of a hanger-on. The..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Column by Louis Black

I Found My Fill on BlackBerry Hill
At Sundance, a renewed "Focus on Film" amid celebrity worship and the frantic search for the next big thing
"...4-year-old abstract artist Marla Olmstead. Is the child a prodigy or a pawn? A victim of a hoax by..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Music DVDs
"...II," "Quiet Storm," and "Got It Twisted," Havoc and Prodigy illustrate the full extent of their collective Napolean complex..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Lemens Building an Austin Icon
"...selling his corner business so he could complete his prodigy with millions of dollars. Unable to comprehend the owner's..."

Nov. 26, 2006 Postmarks

A Lot of Cojones and a Little Faith
The art of Micael Priest
"...isn't a surprise to anyone who knows Priest, a child-prodigy cartoonist who won a scholarship to California's Disney art..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...Meyer (Star Tickets), and Steve Hauser, the Pace Concerts prodigy who went on to become a vice-president at William..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

The Sound of No Hands Clapping
Maybe it's because Americans so instinctively put British folk on a pedestal of erudition, but it's a welcome relief to find one who, however book smart, is a complete social imbecile
"...Da Capo, 288 pp., $24.95 Unless you're a first-person prodigy along the lines of, say, Mark Twain or David..."

June 30, 2006 Books Review by John Dicker

Page Two: Praise and Lamentation
Saying goodbye and a final thank you to Clifford Antone
"...squire me over to meet some new teenage musical prodigy...."

May 26, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Texas Young Masters
Eight students from Austin have been named to the 2006 class of Young Masters as designated by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust Council
"...– old Young Masters? – such as local violin prodigy Caitlin Tully shared stories of their experiences. For more..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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