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The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
"...Oh, no mistake, there was plenty about the Off Center not to like...."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Fringe @ the Off Center
"...FronteraFest, the oldest and largest performance festival in the Southwest, is..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

James Magnuson Leaves the Michener Center
James Magnuson reflects on his 23 years as director of the Michener Center for Writers
"...James Michener wanted the best graduate writing program in the country. And he..."

May 26, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UIL Girls Basketball State Championships at the Erwin Center
"...Austin's thriftier sports fans know two of the best bargains all year are the annual UIL high..."

March 1, 2007 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Say Goodbye at the Erwin Center
Final tour, sure, but “We’ve Got Tonight”
"...black Under Armour headband stands as a testament to the earnest exertion of a crowd-pleasing, 73-year-old rock star on..."

March 8, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"
This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.
"...Union organizing. Cult of celebrity. New technology that kills off older forms of entertainment...."

June 8, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bubblepalooza 2018 at the Long Center
"...People of all ages gathered Saturday, June 9 at the Long Center for the..."

June 12, 2018 Photo Gallery

The Long Center: Who's playing
Austin's new performing-arts center releases the performance schedule for its first few months
"...The countdown to the grand opening of Austin's new performing-arts..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Perfect Alignment: The Ransom Center Beat Holdings
"...Pulitzer Prize-winning Turtle Island, begins with this: "Before dawn the coyotes/weave medicine songs/dream nets -- spirit baskets--/milky way music/they..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center
Edgar dominates, but it's a mixed night for Texas fighters
"...in attendance, UFC Fight Night 57 on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center proved entertaining from start to finish...."

Nov. 24, 2014 Sports Post by Mac McCann

Austin ISD Performing Arts Off-Center
Board approves purchase of Mueller tract for performing arts center
"...What is "central" in the Austin Independent School District? Trustee Robert Schneider asked that..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

UIL Boys Basketball Tourney Runs Thursday Through Saturday at the Erwin Center
"...2007 UIL girl's basketball state champions. This weekend it's the boys' turn, as their state tournament gets underway at..."

March 7, 2007 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

The Natural Center of Gravity
Utter Reading Series at the Austin History Center
"...Kenny Braun For writers aiming for literary magazine publication, rather than a row of 10s at a poetry slam..."

May 9, 1997 Books Feature by Phil West

Colina West Still Wants the Baker Center
If you can't get your own way, sue
"...in this town, Colina West Real Estate is suing the Austin Independent School District because of its plan to..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"Shakespeare in Print and Performance" at the Ransom Center
This exhibition celebrates the Bard with rare artifacts from the Ransom Center's holdings
"...With the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death mere months away..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Game On: Sports Films Hit the Ransom Center
Series pairs with 'Literature in Sport' exhibit
"...The Harry Ransom Center is batting a thousand with its..."

June 17, 2013 Screens Post by Russ Espinoza

First We Take the Convention Center
Texas Rollergirls explode into the 2011 season
"...Some times, the secret to success is just hard work. Take the..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Sunday Afternoon at the Convention Center
"...Pregame: Just my luck: My first game back with the Toros after an unexpected trip home, and the team’s..."

Dec. 23, 2006 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Rude Mechs on the Move
Having left the Off Center, the theatre company is now planning to #crushAustin in all 10 council districts and opening new studios Downtown
"...Let's see: The Rude Mechs moved out of the Off Center on..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: The Arts Commission Hustle
City group gets moving on policy plan for Austin creatives
"...The special called meeting of the Austin Arts Commission pretty..."

Aug. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...Austin’s Hidden Room theatre company is officially in cahoots with John Wilkes Booth,..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playing Around With the Evil Empire
The Rude Mechanicals go Russian with a play -- well, a performance piece -- umm -- a performance collage -- well, '300 Plays About Vladimir Putin.'
"...Rude Mechanicals. The name is redolent with irreverence, and while the "mechanical"..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"..."Theatre gets to create a topic of conversation for a..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Meet the New Bosses
Long Center director Cliff Redd and ALO director Richard Buckley compare notes on leading an arts institution, the challenges they face, and being new to Austin
"...Leading an arts institution is challenging under the best circumstances. You can have an established presence in..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Year of the Horse
"...purebred rock & roll band is still deep in the trenches, slogging through tour after tour and producing some..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Loading Up The Method Gun
The Rudes' latest run at UT caps eight-year odyssey with the play
"...The Rude Mechs are calling the version of The Method..."

Sept. 10, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Want to hear some good drinking stories? Ask theatre people. Between their research for playing soused characters, work..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Intergalactic Nemesis Strikes Back
The live action graphic novel debuts book two this week
"...After a pan-galactic trip (well, to the nation's stages) Austin's live action graphic novel The Intergalactic..."

June 7, 2012 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Exclusive Interview With Wrestling Legend Duke “The Rooster” Cartwright
Deposed local champ tells it like it is before Soul Grudge Showdown VI
"...The legendary Duke “The Rooster” Cartwright of the Blue High..."

Aug. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Bacchae' to the Future
How in (a Greek) god's name can the Rude Mechs re-create Dionysus in 69 in '09?
"...In making this statement to the crowd in the lobby of the B. Iden Payne..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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