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"My Uncle Has a Barn...."
Theatre Is Thriving in Some Surprising Places Outside Austin
"...illustration by Robert Faires Who needs a theatre for puttin'..."

June 20, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin on Authorship
"...out the views of some Austinites on the authorship debate. Although the brief, distinctly nonscientific sampling failed to turn..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

One in a Crowd
Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help
"...Like many artists, Austin's creative community is increasingly turning to crowdfunding platforms to cover..."

June 8, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

The Windy Side of the Law: Bard for the Defense
You can experience the connection between the law and literature by attending 'The Windy Side of the Law: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night'
"...While the connection between the law and literature might not be readily apparent, colleges and universities have..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
"...arts institutions and nurtured their development, pioneered forms of creative expression on the stage and on canvas, and shared..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Volpone
Welcome the Bedlam Faction, the latest theatre company to be founded by veterans of UT Austin's Shakespeare at Winedale program, and its inaugural effort, Ben Jonson's Volpone, a tale of greed, conniving, status, and, ultimately, morality that Bedlam stages with a seeming insanity that befits its name but which is really quite smart, energetic, creative, and hilarious.
"...At some point, it might be worth investigating just how..."

May 4, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Texas fun is heating up with grape stomps, outlaw festivals, and rodeos
"...stomping. Tips for grape stomping: Most wineries require a reservation to participate, wear slip-on shoes or sandals, bring bug..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
By the books: two new tomes to whet your traveler's appetite for adventure
"...reading might be the best escape from the summer heat now that the creeks have dried up, and the..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Tons of Texas travel news for the dog days of summer
"...Rodeo season is heating up as well as the grape harvest around the..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
There's drupelets a-plenty at the Bella Vista Ranch pick-your-own fruit farm.
"...fruit farm. Besides rows of blackberries, raspberries, figs, and tomatoes, the ranch has an olive tree orchard. With the..."

July 13, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

My Weetzah Days
A case study of one post-Winedale company, the Weetzah Players
"...When I hear the Winedalers of today talk passionately about their new theatre troupes,..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Clayton Stromberger

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Get hip to these timely travel tips
"...Route 66, film festivals, and watermelon festivals are calling summer day trippers...."

July 3, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Articulations
Ballet Austin buys itself a new home downtown, and Shakespeare at Winedale founder James Ayres receives UT's prestigious Civitatis Award.
"...Coming soon to a downtown near you: the ballet! That's the word from Ballet Austin, which announced on October..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Balmorhea is back, baby!
"...Summer’s heating up with lots of festivals, music, and a horse..."

June 29, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Summer fun is heating up around the state
"...judge to escape out the back, an “air-conditioning” system that let hot air escape from vents on the cupola,..."

June 30, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Reader's Digest, and then again in a Rand McNally atlas. The fact that Hot Springs, Arkansas, is eight hours..."

July 30, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Lowdown on These Centex Shows
"...Wild Flower Theater presents Quilters through Jun 29, Fri & Sat, 8pm,..."

June 20, 1997 Arts Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Adventures abound all the way up to Albuquerque
"...the San Jacinto Monument opened to the public to commemorate the 18-minute battle that secured the Republic of Texas’..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Get ready for baby sea turtles, balloon launches, and more
"...the roads are calling with fun activities around the state...."

April 30, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Articulations
The UT symposium "From Text to Performance: Law and Other Performing Arts" proved to be a stimulating blend of scholarly thought, intellectual inquiry, thoughtful performance, amicable conversation, fiery debate, and amusing anecdotes.
"...hours I spent seeing them paired together were any indication, law and the performing arts deserve to be ranked..."

March 15, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
What's in a Name?
"...of Avon was onto something when he penned all that jazz about a rose by any other name still..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

New Russian Drama Festival
Austin gets another taste of contemporary Russian drama, and so does actor Joey Hood
"...That might sound like a headline left over from the..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
"...the local community over many years, as artists, as educators, as friends of and advocates for the arts. The..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Die Another Dad
Puzzling out the meaning of the theatre's Summer of Dead Dads
"...That declaration may strike you as a tad obvious, but..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

What a Tangled WWWeb
"...Shakespeare at Winedale is the latest area arts institution to..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Arts Column

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Jon Watson..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Last Bow of an Accidental Critic
Lessons and surprises from a career that shouldn't have been
"...no reason to come back to Austin after my graduation from UT and would have never set foot on..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Collection
In the true spirit of Pinter, Hyde Park Theatre's production is delightfully maddening
"...Hyde Park Theatre, through Oct. 10..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Moscow Now, Here
The New Russian Drama Festival opens a hotline to the culture of Russia today
"...– accounts vary wildly in a country with a state-run media – protested in Moscow for fair elections. Two..."

March 9, 2012 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

A Slice of Heaven
The Royer family finally brings its pies to Austin
"...Many people might associate the tiny town of Round Top, nestled quietly between..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

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