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Final Lineup for Old Settler’s Announced
The Hill Country’s rite of spring diversifies – again
"...Young “suspender folk” acts the Dunwells and Elephant Revival..."

Feb. 6, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Dusty space colonizer drama ponders the end of two worlds
"'s cold as hell." According to SF frontier drama Settlers, Elton John couldn't be more wrong, except when he..."

July 23, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pioneers or Settlers?
Balancing renewables and affordability at AE
"...that the pioneers got shot," she says, "and the settlers got the land." Nonetheless, she believes being the pioneer..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Tuning Into Old Settler’s
Five headliner LPs to soundtrack your festival weekend
"...We’ve been getting ready for, and really excited about,..."

April 17, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Good Eye: Settlers of Caftan

July 24, 2014 Photo Gallery

Slow West
A whimsical and wistful fable follows a young romantic and a hard-nosed realist out West
"...Civil War as a collection of natives, outlaws, and settlers often meet violent ends in pursuit of land, money,..."

May 22, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

The Homesman
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones point their wagon east while confronting the myths of the Old West.
"...that cruelly consumed the hopes and sanity of some settlers while at the same time providing freedom and prosperity..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Upsizing the Ante
Old Settlers Bluegrass & Acoustic Festival
"...see the arts upsizing. Take, for example, the Old Settlers Bluegrass & Acoustic Musical Festival. A few years ago,..."

April 4, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Old Settler’s Music Festival Announces Last-Minute 2024 Comeback
The Spring Pickin’ Party runs May 9-12, despite property sale plans
"...Old Settler’s Music Festival is back on. After canceling..."

April 4, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Dear Glutton: Where Beer and Board Games Mix
A few options for a snack, a drink, and some Settlers of Catan
"...I have weekly meetups to hang out and play Settlers of Catan, an activity which our partners are not..."

May 12, 2017 Food Column by Emily Beyda

Comic Mexican caper draws weight from its historical slant
" disputes between the Mexican rancheros and the Anglo settlers, which have been ongoing since 1848, provide the historical..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

September Dawn
This movie about the Mountain Meadows Massacre of Sept. 11, 1857, during which local Mormons murdered 120 members of a wagon train heading West, reeks of ulterior motives.
"...of Sept. 11, 1857, in which some 120 California-bound settlers are murdered by Mormon zealots near Cedar City, Utah,..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The New World
Instead of a great story about the conflicted origins of the American nation, Terrence Malick interrupts his transcendental observations for a dopey love story between John Smith and Pocahontas.
"...the early 17th century and the “naturals,” as the settlers in this film call the natives. A great many..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Missing
Ron Howard directs Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett in tough Western drama.
"...his family when he left the community of white settlers and "went Indian." After a couple of decades living..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Earth and the American Dream
"...American culture for the roots of why the white settlers had such confidence in their dominion over the land,..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Old Settler’s Daily Lineup Revealed
Jason Isbell caps Friday, Brandi Carlile stars Saturday
"...Following November’s strong initial lineup announcement, Old Settler’s Music..."

Jan. 15, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Jason Isbell Headlines Old Settler’s 2019
Brandi Carlile, Del McCoury, and Los Legends also stock initial lineup
"...Old Settler’s Music Festival has rolled out the initial..."

Nov. 13, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Luv Doc Recommends: 2010 Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off
Old Settlers Park, Sunday, November 7, 2010
"...fake-meat dishes. Don't believe it? Head over to Old Settlers Park this Sunday for the 22nd Lone Star Vegetarian..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Don't Call It a Comeback
Looking back at this year's Old Settler's Music Fest.

April 23, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Day Trips
Old Settler's Park in Round Rock is one of the best city parks in Texas.
"...Old Settlers Park in Round Rock may not be as famous..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Live Shots

April 10, 1998 Music Feature

The Other 'Alamo'
Brace yourselves, devotees of Alamo and Texas Revolution lore: The prevailing mythology is about to take a few more hits, this round courtesy of Joseph Tovares and his new documentary, 'Remember the Alamo'
"...Mexico back, these earliest (after the native people) Texas settlers were ignominiously turned upon and driven from their homes..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

The Promised Land
Wildly ahistorical Danish epic adds an intriguing level of court intrigue and class aspiration to a familiar plot.
"...shows, they were right. His desperate attempts to get settlers to follow his lead failed like their crops, and..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Burning World: Into The Territory With Alex Pritz
Documentary explores the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe's fight for the Amazon
"...and their traditions in the face of invaders – settlers given the not-so-subtle approval by the fascistic administration of..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Territory
Inside the war to save the Amazon and its Indigenous peoples
"...force to stave off the large number of farmers, settlers, corporations, and politicians who’ve got their eyes on this..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Old Settler's Music Festival Wrap
Increased ticket sales, musical diversity, and buzz bands
"...Booker Jean Spivey found herself ahead of the curve..."

April 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips
" Mason stands as a quiet testament to the settlers who carved a living out of the rugged Blue..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Old Settler’s Circle Remains Unbroken
Amidst a challenging year, OSMF’s community remains strong
"...Thursday photo gallery...."

April 23, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Historic Fayette County Dance Hall for Sale
Who wants to buy a century old landmark?
"...families since it was built in 1896 by German settlers. Unlike many dance halls that served as religious or..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Arts Feature by Annalise Pasztor

Historical Inaccuracies
"...never immigrated to Texas. He received permission to bring settlers but died before he could do so. And it..."

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