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Swingle All the Way!
Stritch, Caruso deliver hit holiday cabaret from Birdland
"...Cast Party vibe deep in the heart of Texas using local talent, and Blackhurst has given Austin a taste..."

Dec. 20, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Paul Cauthen’s Deep Country Gospel
Former Sons of Fathers frontman’s solo debut deals out one of the best country albums of the year
"...and an even wider grin. Solid of stature, the singer boasts an intimidating presence offset by boyish exuberance. He..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Payback
Onetime James Brown impersonator Charles Bradley transcends
"," he eulogizes from the stage. "Every time I sing this song, it's the love of you in heaven,..."

April 22, 2016 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Time for PRIDE
It's time to gear up for Austin PRIDE 2013 because this year is a doozy

Aug. 21, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Candice Gallion

The Place Beyond the Pines
A melodrama, multigenerational epic, heist film, and motorcycle-fetish movie are all rolled into one in this Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper headliner.
"...girl he’s going to reveal his “special talent,” of “singing stupid.” This announcement elicits a whole spectrum of gut..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Return of the She-King
In-depth Q&A with Dead Can Dance hypnotist Lisa Gerrard
"’s come to our personal relationship, we’re both very single-minded about how we need our art to be, and..."

Sept. 6, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Lucie 'splains It All
Austin Cabaret presents Lucie Arnaz, and here we have a lovely convo.
"...been doing tributes to Lyric and Lyricists. We were discussing arrangements one day, and I was asked by them..."

Feb. 10, 2011 Arts Post by Kate X Messer

Urban Tejano
Tortilla Factory pulls down a Grammy nomination as Best Tejano Band as the almost four-decade-old local institution gets ready to reinvent the genre
"...slapped down its very own trump card in ace singer Bobby Butler...."

Dec. 24, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Tweet This Mess Around: Fred Schneider Tells It Like It T-I-Is! Part 1
What's that on your head? An interview with the B-52's lead man?
"...Sort of scary but if I can remember to sing to track… (laughs.) Well it'll be to track, but..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Page Two: We Are the Walrus
... And other tales of circles unbroken
"..."I sing this for the crickets,..."

July 9, 2010 Column by Louis Black

This Is My Life
LZ Love's reveal: dance music!
"...niche in local gospel brunches with her gutbucket blues. Possessing a voice that immediately put her in the highest..."

June 4, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Chasing Amy
Painting lamps, chasing elephants, and singing with Alejandro Escovedo: Amy Cook jumps into the pool
"...Saint Cecilia bar in a rich jewel blue, achieved using Venetian plaster. At the Hotel Havana, amid minibar refrigerators..."

April 9, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

"...Jail Guitar Doors is a musician-led initiative dedicated to raising money to provide guitars and other musical instruments to..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Billy Bragg

Center Stage Texas
Tony nominee David Bologna joins a musical benefit for his old school, kidsActing
"...Musical award for his show-stopping turn as Michael, the cross-dressing best bud to Billy, in Billy Elliot the Musical,..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Karaoke Queen
In honor of Brian Raftery's Don't Stop Believin' karaoke tome, K8X weighs in with her own karaoke lists.
"...Girls     Alophen Baby KT Tunstall     White Bird and If Only (so sing-songy!) X Ray Spex     Oh Bondage Up Yours Plastic Bertrand     Ce Plane..."

Dec. 30, 2008 Books Post by Kate X Messer

The Good Times Ain't Over
Freddy Powers keeps on truckin'
"...of Powers' face. When Haggard's wife, Theresa, who is singing backup, finally spies him on the side, she rushes..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Wedding Weekend
This earnest, well-acted ensemble film is a seriocomic meditation on what it means to be an American male approaching the dreaded four-oh.
"...would much rather remain 19 forever. Fluctuating wildly between surprisingly honest, unforced moments of male camaraderie and jarring sequences..."

May 30, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Letters @ 3AM
Jo Carol Pierce's music says: Go the distance, baby, and find out – find you
"...her first album in 12 years, Dog of Love, addressing in song those very truths and issues which Marcus..."

March 14, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Romance & Cigarettes
John Turturro directs this oddball musical in which the stars (the eclectic cast of James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Aida Turturro, and Mandy Moore) lip-sync and dance to popular songs.
"...given moment – which means Nick, after a vicious dressing-down from his wife, tucks into Engelbert Humperdinck’s version of..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

What Is This Miracle Called Movie Music?
Making movie-music magic 'Infamous'
"...of the whole project hinges? How about hiring and rehearsing a band, working out a musical arrangement long distance,..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Mark Rubin

Just Another Manic Monday
The Alamo Drafthouse's music / film synergy: Music Mondays and more
"...have had a field day during Faithfully: the Journey Sing-Along at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on a recent Saturday..."

July 7, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Triple Espresso
'Triple Espresso's premise, with a performing trio reuniting and resolving old conflicts, is just an excuse for three expert entertainers to strut their stuff
"...gorgeous piano filling the stage, it's all lit quite pleasingly by Michael Klaers, but, like the "story," it's just..."

May 5, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Gogogo Airheart
Record review
"...Rats! Sing! Sing! (Gold Standard Laboratories)..."

March 10, 2006 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
"...Something Better (Fat Caddy), earlier this year to a rousing critical reception. The 26-year-old Collins' brand of is..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Feature

99 Bands
Ninety-nine local bands on Red River waiting to be heard
" represents Red River? There is, of course, no single answer, but Austin's Single Frame is a singular place..."

July 8, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Ribbon on the Highway
Here comes Jimmy LaFave
"...Here comes Jimmy LaFave. Maybe he's walking onstage to sing or slipping into the back of the Cactus Cafe..."

May 6, 2005 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

Bittersweet Spotlight
Round Rock's Ellen Marlow is on Broadway (at the age of 10)
"...use of the floor-space. Many sit impatiently and quietly sing songs to themselves or anyone willing to listen...."

Feb. 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Clay Swartz

"Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment"
Malaquias Montoya's Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment' was notable for the art and its challenge to consider deeply a topic it would be much more comfortable to forget
"...vengeful violence. A painting, Ruth Snyder, First Woman Executed, Sing Sing Prison, 1928, revealed some of the same intensely..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Arts Review by Jacqueline May

Christmas Choraling
With Conspirare’s Christmas at the Carillon and Austin Civic Chorus’ Sing It Yourself ‘Messiah’, you’ll get a thrilling dose of that most potent Christmas commodity: song!
"...if there's ever a time of year for choral singing, that time is now. At the yuletide, there's always..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Working-Class Hero
Is Michael Fracasso's Austin's best kept musical secret?
"...there's no guarantee he'll play those songs. He might sing anything. He might come off as a particularly insightful..."

April 23, 2004 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

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