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Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big...."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...in June, you expect local teens to be marking the summer break in the time-honored ways: minimum-wage-slaving it in..."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Balanchine, by the Muse
Working with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Ballet Austin gets in step with history
"...The orchestra conductor sounds as if he's plucking notes out..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

On the Map
Austin's art scene kept catching the eye of the nation in 2005
"...For years, the rest of the country, when it's bothered to look..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...a weekend goes by here without some festival or other – rock, folk, punk, Latino, etc. – at which..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Man With the Light Touch
Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire
"...If all the term "symphony conductor" calls to mind is that cartoon..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Natural Capitalism' in the Hills
The Crossings' earth- and economy-friendly integration into the Hill Country really is something to feel good about.
"...To get to the Crossings, you drive what used to be a long..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
For the second time in its 109-year history, the ASO weathers a global pandemic
"...contemporary music acts explore alternative avenues to engage with their audiences, what does a nearly 80-member musical group with..."

June 19, 2020 Arts Feature by David Sotelo

The Other End of the Line
In this cross-cultural romantic comedy, a telephone operator in India travels to San Francisco to meet the man she falls for over the phone.
"...Sara Foster, Sushmita Mukherjee and Anupam Kher. In discussing the Indian tradition of marrying by match, rather than for..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Faster Than Sound: BabiBoi's Spitfire Soundtrack for the Club and Beyond
Ballroom rapper joins the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce's Pride in Local Music next Saturday, and more music news
"...The spitfire, highly danceable musicality of BabiBoi developed alongside their..."

June 17, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Eagles Come Home to Roost
Three-hour documentary spawns an epic live tie-in
"...Platinum ego encases History of the Eagles, a three-hour rock doc (on Netflix and mailed..."

May 20, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

UT Performing Arts Center
Modlin Center for the Arts' Kathleen Panoff to University of Richmond: Gone to Texas
"...As Bass Concert Hall went dark for its long renovation in 2007, the University of Texas Performing Arts..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Thompson and the Loren: A Tale of Two Hotels
One long weekend, two impressive but different vibes
"...When your Canadian girlfriend comes to visit Austin for the first time, and you live out in Pflugerville, you’re..."

Jan. 27, 2024 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin @ Large: Reading the Riot Act
I want a new central library, and I want it now
"...As of last month, for the first time in more than 11 years, I have..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Tying the Knot: A Drama
Yes, the merger of Austin's Paramount Theatre and State Theater Company is a business affair, but since theatres traffic in stories, human dramas that talk to us about life, this historic event deserves to be looked at as a story, the story of a wedding between two neighbors.
"...Forget merger. Think wedding. Yes, the union of the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: The Austin Music Census Returns While the Live Music Fund Faces Delays
A spring music ecosystem news roundup with all those familiar players: the Austin Music Census, Live Music Fund, and HAAM
"...In 2015, the first Austin Music Census highlighted fault lines in the..."

May 27, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Listen to What the Man Said
Paul McCartney’s first-night Erwin Center sell-out astounds
"...Name another human being with more songs in the modern vernacular..."

May 23, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Great Artdoors
Summer's here, and the time is right for outdoor performances all over Central Texas
"...The mercury is rising, but that just means more performing..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gifts of the Magi
A conversation about community and creativity with three wise men of the Austin arts
"...As Dave Steakley works in theatre, Stephen Mills in dance, and Craig Hella Johnson in..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Outside the Bachs
Classical sounds new when Austin artists do the composing
"...The Killer Bs must be proud of A-Town. The shades..."

May 1, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Levy Steps Back ... and Shoots Long
Running the city is easier campaigned than done
"...because he could afford to finance his own campaign. "The courts say that's legal, you know," Levy added...."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Michael King

The Entertainment Economy
As the Austin film, music, and gaming scenes become a "cluster," civic leaders are looking for industrial-strength creativity
"...Austin has been a government town, and from nearly the beginning, local leaders have wanted it to be more..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

David Sedaris and the Art of Ignoring
Austin-bound, the author adds a new descriptor: controversial.
"...New Yorker, he’s used to being in one of the most crowded cities in America: not crowded as in..."

April 28, 2024 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Behind the Wheel With Deezie Brown
After five years of fine-tuning, the perfectionist producer and rapper rolls out 5th Wheel Fairytale
"...Obviously, the job I refer to is not this job (Hi..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Austin Comedy Walkabout Night on Sixth Comes to the Austin Asian American Film Festival
Into the Downtown rabbit hole with local comedian Mohit Jasawal
"...most internationally iconic thoroughfare. "Sixth Street is one of the worst streets in America," he said, "It's awful and..."

June 4, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes to the Drive-In
Headliners heavy with local films for outdoor screenings
"...The Austin Asian American Film Festival is back for 2021,..."

May 19, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

12 Things to Do With the Family Over the Thanksgiving Break
Give blood, see the circus, do a virtual 5K, and more
"...this year. Many traditions just can’t go on in the same way because of the pandemic, and we’ve all..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

Faster Than Sound: The Fable Trilogy, Briscoe Center's "Greatest Hits," and Beerland Sold
Rare local reissues from Jazzman Records, the Briscoe Center’s Music Collections presents its “Greatest Hits,” and – has Beerland been sold?
"...to a manufacturer for pressings of Cumulo Nimbus, from the oddly named Austin jazz group 47 Times Its Own..."

May 31, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Jawbreaker, Last Band on the Titanic
Saving lives decades on
"...The Nineties were a simpler time, an age of Clinton-era..."

July 14, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Late-Night Lovin' on Austin: The Sequel
'The Daily Show' tapes in our town, nearly proposes
"...According to Jon Stewart at the taping of his second episode from Austin this week,..."

Oct. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

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