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Jazz Sides
Jazz Sides
"...Africa, Weston's home for many years. Likewise, Cuban piano prodigy Gonzalo Rubalcaba reinterprets several previously recorded tunes on his..."

April 14, 2006 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing the pinnacle of SXSW 2006.
"...Auditorium Shores Lafayette, La.'s multi-instrumentalist Buckwheat Zydeco was a prodigy at 4, ultimately backing Joe Tex and Gatemouth Brown...."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature

World Cup Finals!
International remainders, including Zolar X, from Plutonia, Pluto
"'s dancing you seek. Gem shreds like the depoliticized prodigy of Gang of Four, which leaves last year's Tell..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Dan Oko

Starry Eyes
Roky Erickson's monumental comeback
"...Sumner, like Roky, was a gifted student and musical prodigy...."

Dec. 30, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Color and Brightness
Gift guide
"...guilt common to quarter-lifers: "There will always be that prodigy freak show conducting an orchestra at 23. ... I..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Books Feature by Nora Ankrum

Page Two
Never mind the consipracy theorists, the death of literacy, and the Democrats' chronic foot-shooting – 'Page Two' needs a break.
"...My childhood friend Steven is a math and technological prodigy (he teaches artificial intelligence at the University of Pittsburgh)...."

July 15, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Maxwell Smart
Brian Carr talks to domestic diva and Style channel hostess, Brini Maxwell
"...BM: You can. Brini Maxwell, a self professed "child prodigy of domestic science" and host of her own show..."

June 3, 2005 Features Feature by Brian Carr

The Concerts
" Central Texas. Like Nel, Tsang was a child prodigy, performing with the New York Philharmonic for a worldwide..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Music Feature

Short Cuts
A butcher, a baker, a police officer, a newscaster, a phone-sex-operator mom, a dead-beat dad, and a cheat. Ray Carver and a confused audience. A Best Director nomination for Robert Altman.
"...cellist played by Lori Singer – an impressive Juilliard-trained prodigy in real life...."

Nov. 19, 2004 Screens Review by Courtney Fitzgerald

Bright Eyes, Jim James, M. Ward
Live shot
"...serving as headliner, ringmaster, and heartthrob. The 24-year-old nu-folk prodigy has mothballed his occasional chamber pop entourage in favor..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Music Review by Matt Dentler

Holy Ghost
Austin's Revenant Records follows up its Grammy-winning Charley Patton box set with free jazzman Albert Ayler's 9-CD 'Holy Ghost'
"...Fahey. Albert Ayler's story hits that same nerve: child prodigy, teenage member of little Walter's band, 'Little Bird' of..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Coming Soon To a Concert Hall Near You
What's ahead for the Austin Symphony Orchestra & Ballet Austin in 2004-2005
"...his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, after which hometown violin prodigy Caitlin Tully makes a welcome return appearance with the..."

May 28, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Big Fat Independent Movies
Sending Off SXSW Film 04
"...old pros. Comedy's best-kept secret was truly a fearless prodigy who started pushing the envelope of humor while his..."

March 26, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

For all its luscious designs and fine actors who work exceptionally hard, Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of Amadeus winds up more dull than daring
"...God has passed him over for this emotionally immature prodigy. A few scenes after that outburst, Salieri is again..."

March 5, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Escape From Loserville
Online dating gives the personals a new cachet
"...couldn't trust the man, who'd let me congratulate his prodigy almost sycophantically, only to find out days later he..."

March 5, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

You don't need money with a face like that, now do you honey?
"...Lund Band, House of Doc's close-knit bluegrass, teen guitar prodigy Kyle Riabko, and the Halifax hip-hop of Buck 65...."

Feb. 27, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Down South Jukin'
The South rises again even if Southern rockers deny it.
"...Cooley, or new addition Jason Isbell, a 23-year-old guitar prodigy who turns in two of the album's standouts. Isbell's..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Black and White and Rick All Over
The ABCs of 'The School of Rock'
"...hear every now and then there's an 11-year-old guitar prodigy. It was just finding them. I met a lot..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Cult of Ray
Ray Benson steps out from behind the Wheel.
"...that's in your blood. Sam my son is a prodigy. Willie actually reintroduced me to golf when he bought..."

July 18, 2003 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Snippets From SXSW Interactive 2003
"...material at; Aaron Swartz, the humble teenage programming prodigy that no cutting-edge interactive company should be without; and..."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Michael May

Music Showcase
"...Blaster" finale, Spettro took Mobb Deep vocals from frontman Prodigy and twisted them into a foreign terrain of beat-forward..."

March 14, 2003 Music Review by Christopher Coletti

Book Reviews
"...12 (instead of twentysomething) is probably more of a prodigy. Harriet C. Dufresnes' 9-year-old brother, Robin, was strangled and..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Something to Talk About
Silent but deadly are the grandes dames of pre-talkie Hollywood: Garbo, Bow, Gish, Pickford, Brooks. The Austin Film Society presents a new series honoring their early work.
"...five original scores performed live by Golden Arm Trio prodigy Graham Reynolds. The series' fluffiest and most fun entry,..."

April 12, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...A classically trained singer who began as a child prodigy, her Nettwerk debut, Our Day, fuses soaring vocals to..."

March 8, 2002 Music Feature

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Dame Maggie Smith won an Oscar for her work here as a flinty, flamboyant Scottish schoolmarm who inspires a dangerous hero worship in her young students.
"...between Miss Brodie and Sandy, the teacher vs. the prodigy-turned-turncoat. (One of the choicest parts is a wrecked Miss..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Bruce Wagner: West Coast Wizard?
Is Updike's enthusiasm for Wagner warranted?
"...and his cousins, Lucy and Edward. Edward is a prodigy with a crippling disease that is bound to strike..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

Pages as Presents
2001's crop of coffeetable books
"...Robert Capa was a prodigy whose first photograph was published when he was 18..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

For Your Consideration ...
Austin Film Festival Preview
"...the buddyhood between bluegrass (or, more properly, "dawg music") prodigy David Grisman and the late Jerry Garcia. The film..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Feature

The American Voice
Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections," and other new releases
"...poet, playwright, essayist, novelist, champion for other writers, "a prodigy of accomplishment." The parallels to Sontag are striking; she's..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Behind the Desk
"...Madcow, Cattle Prodigy..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Music Column

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