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Unglue Your Kids From the TV for These Family-Friendly Summer Activities
Ten things to see and do around Austin, no screens required
"...If you can't remember the last time your Netflix queue was anything but cartoons,..."

May 18, 2018 Features Feature by Mae Hamilton

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'The Funnybun Family Picnic'
In her new play for children, Emily Ball Cicchini clowns around with an Arthur Miller classic
"...– yes, that apex of American tragedy – with the Lomans reimagined as clowns. In a play for children...."

July 12, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'
Tongue and Groove Theatre revives an odd little show that's truly dreamy
"...Some shows linger in the memory not for the emotional charge they leveled at..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Derby Dozen(ish)
2010's local and global Roller Derby highlights
"...When I start drafting the Roller Derby Top 10 for 2011, the No. 1..."

Jan. 6, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

History in the Making
A new exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center proves that no job is too small when it comes to 'Making Movies'
"..."Dear Bobby. You like my letters? Here's another."..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his State of the City Address before the Real Estate Council of Austin..."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Do the Right Thing
Call me Commissioner
"...a great deal of fanfare, I was appointed to the Austin Music Commission...."

Dec. 25, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Ending the Water War
What if enviros and the city partnered on water conservation?
"...Stacked neatly at the Austin Water Utility are boxes and boxes of brochures..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Pecan Street Project
Austin and AE form high tech partnership for the next big challenge in clean energy
"...Can the city of Austin become a savior of the nation's..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Beat Goes On
Harry Ransom Center hosts the Kerouac scroll
"...As curators in the Ransom Center Galleries unrolled the yellowing 120-foot manuscript, cameras..."

March 14, 2008 Books Feature by Katherine Catmull

Live-Blogging the City Budget Adoption
Continuously updated blog of the budget adoption.
"...here we are – about to start adoption of the final Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget for the City of..."

Sept. 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Luv Doc Recommends: 'Joe Ely's Bonfire of the Roadmaps'
Harry Ransom Center, Thursday, March 22, 2007
"...You’d probably feel similar if you just got off the plane from a sex tour of Thailand’s boy brothels..."

March 23, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

Salon of the West
They may not notice us every time we go to Barton Springs -- after all, they are thinking, passionate men, deep in conversation. But we sure notice them: the men at Philosophers' Rock. Who are they? And why does Austin owe them such a debt of gratitude?
"...On any given evening in the 1940s or 1950s, an old man named J. Frank..."

July 4, 2003 Books Feature by Steve Moore

Search Through the Skies
The new musical Jouét represents a journey not only for the title character, a pop star in search of a home, but one for Austin composer Allen Robertson and for the city's Zachary Scott Theatre Center, which is producing its first original musical.
"...and as he guides his RAV 4 away from the curb, he punches a button on the CD player...."

April 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classical Revival at the Blanton
The Art of the Deal
"...So what's all this about the University of Texas being a slow, confused bureaucracy? When..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Stories, Operas, and Meet-Cutes: The Week in Arts
Brett Goldstein brings the laughs, Zach Theatre conjures a comet, and more arty events
"...and teeming with gosh-wow visuals (a house falls from the sky, clouds skitter by in time-lapse, porno mags talk..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Arts Feature by Katherine McNevins

Six Decades of The Nutcracker at Ballet Austin
Stephen Mills sprinkles seasonal magic on a beloved Christmas institution
"...There are traditions, and then there are traditions within traditions...."

Dec. 1, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
LookOUT Fest, Circle Jerks, Holy Fawn, Bernell Jones II, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, and a Buddy Holly Birthday tribute
"...lookOUT Fest With Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, the Album Leaf, Mary Lattimore, and More..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Falling Hard for Sasha & the Valentines
The Massachusetts transplants debut their dream-pop LP, Daniel Johnston's NFT dustup, and more music news
"...After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the five members of Sasha..."

April 16, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Netflix's Home Game Catches Austin Roller Derby on the Track
TXRD rolls onto the unconventional sports show
"...Roller Derby. The sport revived, re-created, and unleashed out of Austin in..."

July 10, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lit in the Time of Coronavirus
From emerging writer to potential vector at AWP in San Antonio
"...ends. It starts in August 1972, my dad sealing the deal on a used two-tone cobalt/sky blue Cutlass while..."

March 12, 2020 Arts Post by Mark Gozonsky

Sustainable Food Center’s Farm to Plate Fundraiser Announces Lineup
12th annual sip-and-stroll event is stacked with talent
"...On Thursday, May 9, Sustainable Food Center is bringing back their popular annual Farm to Plate..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Some selections to help you cool down as summer heats up
"...Skyline Theater @ the Long Center Fri., July 13, 6:30pm..."

July 13, 2018 Events Post by The Music Staff

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
"...Click! The Houston and Texas Central Railroad depot, bringing the Iron..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2016 Long Fringe Canceled
Permit issue leads FronteraFest to shut down part of festival
"...For the first time in its 23-year history, FronteraFest has canceled..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

C. Denby Swanson's The Norwegians
The Austin playwright's comedy about polite Minnesota hit men finally opens at home after hit runs in NYC and Ohio
"...2009, Colin Denby Swanson's most successful play so far, The Norwegians, was only 10 minutes long. "They were doing..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Public Notice: Putting the Trust in Event Trust Funds?
Mike Collier, COTA, and the comptroller's scandal
"...It seems like all we're talking about these days is the City Council – see forum info..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Gay Town in the A-Town
"...mark. Last year, we cracked over 100,000 spectators to the parade alone, not counting participants and fest-goers. Now, Austin..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

The Menuhin Competition 2014
"...Of course, the focus of the Menuhin Competition are the competition rounds,..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Arts Feature

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