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The Houston Kid
Rodney Crowell reminisces on '˜Chinaberry Sidewalks'
"...Rodney Crowell's 2001 triumph, The Houston Kid, was essentially memoir in song, a poignant..."

Jan. 27, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...In 2009, the 81st Legislature of the state of Texas was nicknamed..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Blood on the Tracks
The ballad of Griff Luneburg and Cactus Cafe
"...its 30th anniversary this month. Griff Luneburg has run the intimate, Texas Union listening room for 28 of those..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

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

The Name of the Game
The Hives
"...Once the solid body wood and steel swagger of “Tick Tick..."

Sept. 15, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Elaine: The Extended Cut
The incomparable Ms. Stritch on humor, happiness, Tennessee, Beckett, and bad directors
"...In conjunction with Austin Cabaret Theatre's presentation of Elaine Stritch at Liberty, the Chronicle had..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tomorrow, the World
Craig Hella Johnson's company of voices has long been world-class; now the world is hearing it
"...to mistake Craig Hella Johnson for a mad scientist. The founder of the professional choral ensemble Conspirare and its..."

June 20, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Working on the Railroad
The regional Transit Working Group is poised to make progress on passenger rail
"...series of Monday morning work sessions at City Hall. The Transit Working Group convened by the Capital Area Metropolitan..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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

Thank You, Central Time Zone: A Preview of the 2007 NFL Draft
"...I moved to Texas from the East Coast for a multitude of reasons. I don’t..."

April 26, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Early voting in the Nov. 7 general election continues through Nov. 3. As..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Early voting in the Nov. 7 general election begins this week (Monday, Oct...."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Early voting in the Nov. 7 general election continues through Nov. 3. As..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...its 30-plus-year run was it Austin's classiest venue, but the Back Room definitely had balls; in the self-proclaimed Live..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

The Distance Danced
Between its old and new versions of 'Swingin' Then & Now,' Tapestry Dance Company has swung a long way, baby
"...The last time Tapestry Dance Company presented the program Swingin'..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City of the Dead
Journeying through the graves of Austin's oldest cemetery
"...I see you standing on the other side...."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
"...The town of Eldorado, Texas, seat of Schleicher County, flanks..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin @ Large: The End of the Roads
The toll plan takes us down the right path, but there's still a long way to go
"...readers who felt my column last week went over the top – that it was mean and personal and..."

July 30, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Talking Art at the Top
The executive directors of the city's museums shed light on the local visual arts scene
"...If you didn't know, the Austin Museum of Art is not going to build..."

July 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Weird Science Takes the Stage
The strange but true tale of how a high school class turned a science textbook into a play
"...Think of the word "biology."..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

'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

The ARA Faces the Music
For the Austin Revitalization Authority, Eastside renewal proves to be a long, slow dance
"...Back when she was a liberal Democrat and the mayor of Austin, Carole Keeton McClellan (now the conservative..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Let the Battles Begin!
The new city budget promises less is less.
"..."I heard the city manager hoping out loud," said Mayor Will Wynn..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The World as He Knows It
H.W. Brands? The Age of Gold is just the latest in a long line of well-crafted history.
"...100 years, readers of literate nonfiction have gravitated to the brand names, the household names, of the historical profession..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Books Feature by Tim Walker

More Than Just the Facts, Ma'am
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum's exhibition on Davy Crockett features a short stage show with the hero of the Alamo appearing live and in person. The two Austin actors who alternate in the show describe how they bring that King of the Wild Frontier to life day in and day out.
"...my ticket to see Davy Crockett in Texas at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the register spits..."

June 14, 2002 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"...Now is not a good time to harbor a pacifier fetish if you're over, say,..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

The Last Sunset
The day the DEA came for Dan Del Santo
"...This is the story of a family trauma. The loss of a..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Music Feature by Anne Sherwood

The Golf Cart Story
The oral history of the Great Chronicle Lakeway Golf Cart Raid
"...Jody Denberg: The Chronicle had these annual parties where they'd rent these..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Jordan Smith

Feeling the Heat
A profile of the new Texas ACLU and Executive Director Will Harrell
"...For an organization that limped through the Nineties with virtually no presence at the Legislature, the..."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael Erard

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