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Secrets to Tony Bennett’s Success
What keeps the crooner going? Loving his job, and painting
"...his job, and it shows in every song he sings...."

Jan. 16, 2014 Music Post by Robert Faires

The Return of Lila Downs
‘La Reyna’ makes another rare stop in Austin – tonight
"...y Milagros, her ninth LP, the sexy, mezcal-swigging Mexican-American singer dazzled both sides of the border with folkloric stomps..."

April 9, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Price of 1,000 Songs
'Ordinary Peephole' celebrates the delights of songwriter Dick Price
"...and it's a relatively small group – knows Price singing it. He's never pursued fame or even a substantial..."

Jan. 20, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Other People's Songs
Picture 'Friday Night Lights' beauty Dana Wheeler-Nicholson singing for the president
"...as well as another upcoming feature titled When Angels Sing, starring Harry Connick Jr., Lyle Lovett, and FNL castmate..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

All Over Creation: Sweet Release
"...of 60-second performances. (My magnum opus about the devil losing his dog at the crossroads was almost coherent.) And..."

March 2, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Sibling Harmony
Tiffani and Britani Ginn may not look like they're from Schulenberg on the cover of their new You Can't Take a Bad Girl Home, but their harmonies tell a different tale
"...musicians from Janis Joplin to Bob Schneider. Tiffani married singer-songwriter Bill Passalacqua and Britani lives with Bill's brother Larry,..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Sara Smile Still
Behind Sara Hickman's sunny countenance lies real life. And still a smile.
"...Since bursting onto the scene of 1980s Texas singer-songwriters with peers Edie Brickell, Michelle Shocked, and Kris McKay,..."

May 7, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Tony Visconti Part 1
"...be present. I remember we were part of a fundraising event for Alejandro. So that’s when he first came..."

June 19, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The San Francisco Sound
Celebrating the San Francisco Sound, 1965-1970, if not Rhino Records anthology thereof
"...to Rhino Records' 4-CD Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, "I've never understood that tag..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Music Feature by Louis Black

Fantastic Voyage
For 'The Odyssey,' composer Graham Reynolds goes on a journey with Austin Children's Choir
"...and confident with. It's easier to listen to 7-year-olds sing than 7-year-olds play violins. A string orchestra with kids..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cheryl Bentyne: Transfer to the solo line
Cheryl Bentyne, the willowy soprano of the Manhattan Transfer who also has a solo career, talks about the difference between singing with a group and singing alone
"...tightly they harmonize, you'd be forgiven for thinking its singers are Siamese quadruplets joined at the vocal cords. But..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

That One Sad One
Second place
"...shut up and eat their dang pickles. I'd been easing south through West Texas for three hours without the..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Books Feature by Will Furgeson

Hopelessly Devoted to 'Grease'
"I was born to Hand Jive, baby, and that's not even a euphemism," says Sarah Hepola, explaining the continuing appeal of camp classic, Grease. Project Transitions and the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will host a sing-along performance of Grease this weekend at the Paramount.
"...a row, Project Transitions and aGLIFF will host a Sing-Along Grease at the Paramount Theatre. The sing-along series --..."

July 25, 2003 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Songwriters and Spirit Chasers
Resentments Jon Dee Graham and Stephen Bruton go mano a mano about their new albums.
"...Bruton and Jon Dee Graham are such well-established local singer-songwriters that being in a band together is almost an..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Make Your Mama Proud
The Gospel According to Bill "The Mailman" Martin and Chester Baldwin
"...Shoreline Christian Center in May 1999, all the aspiring singer wanted to do was raise money for his summer..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

I Am the Jellyfish That Walks Upon the Land
The Mother of all pop bands
"...into her eyes, you just might disappear. Stinkpot is singing through a telephone. The penguins are asleep in their..."

June 30, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Saturday Night at the Bookstore
The Dicks' Gary Floyd 20 years after Austin's first Punk Prom at the ArmadilloWorld Headquarters
"...Star on ice. The nachos were selling well tonight. Cruising down Congress Avenue in a long Cadillac convertible covered..."

May 12, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Oh Susanna!
Drinks at Donn's Depot with Austin country music diva Susanna Van Tassel.
"...had a hard time with the 31-year-old local country singer; soft-spoken, shy, Van Tassel comes off more like Jean..."

May 5, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Real Sound
Don Walser's Legacy
"...trying to put the real sound back into it, using the same instrumentation and all, but having that good,..."

April 24, 1998 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

The Angel & the Aggie
"...and just casually said, `Well Marg's always wanted to sing with Robert. If he ever wanted to sing with..."

April 25, 1997 Music Feature

Which Woody?
Live Oak Theatre Celebrates Guthrie, but Which One?
"...Washington commenting on the songs: "They're awfully easy to sing, and you can sing them drunk or sober, it..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

The Word Made Song
Gospel Music in Austin
"...the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord is God: it is..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Music Feature

Hard to Be Fragile
The Essence of Abra Moore
"...life. It chose her. She had a propensity for singing at an early age, falling by accident into a..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Music Feature

tick, tick… Boom!
Andrew Garfield is why you'd watch this Rent writer biopic
"...is just so amazing. Were you aware he could sing? That man can sing. He can dance, too! As..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Movie Review by Sarah Jane

Choir at the Cactus Helps Shy Singers Find Their Voice
Monthly program pairs brews with rock favorites
"...Confession: I’m a shower singer. A crank-the-volume-roll-down-the-windows-and-belt-out-the-Talking-Heads-on-the-highway singer. A wouldn’t-be-caught-dead-in-a-karaoke-bar-but-tries-to-hit-the-high-notes-in-“Take On Me”-while-making-chocolate-chip-cookies singer...."

Sept. 4, 2019 Music Post by Roxy Bonafont

Aladdin
Another needless Disney remake buoyed on nostalgia and a handful of charming performances
"...sequences back, forcing the two actors to move and sing through an environment that undermines the songs on every..."

May 24, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Meet the Women of Austin R&B
Spotlighting five formidable soul vocalists
"...Tallahassee-born blues/rock singer Jai Malano always wrote. Initially targeting politics, she joined..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Gay Place
Too excited about Pride to let 2017 get me down
"...Price, Dan Gray – thank you!), and to every single person getting on our float. An extra-special shout-out to..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Buck Dharma in the 21st Century!
Epic Q&A with Blue Öyster Cult’s “Reaper”
"...Long Island singer-songwriter cabal Blue Öyster Cult composed art-rock unlike any of..."

Aug. 9, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: Mosaic Sound Collective Comes Into Focus
Mosaic Sound Collective's music hub and ancient atmospheric Adam Torres point to the future
"...and practice space there. Musician tipping app TipCow is leasing office space and working in tandem with Redman on..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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