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Crafting the Song
Austin theatre actor Robert Fisher has the heart of a rock & roller, the work ethic of a medieval craftsman, and the style of a Bob Fosse. Either he's in the wrong business or he is, as playwright Kirk Lynn calls him, "a wonder."
"...Fisher's Austin acting résumé includes stints in productions like the Public Domain Theatre Company's tense, dark staging of Howard..."

March 16, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Not Just the Goofy Guy
The Actor Behind the Antics of Michael Stuart
"...The world's greatest detective and the world's greatest criminal mastermind..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Whole Foods Kicks Off 2014 with New Domain Store
Gateway store will close temporarily for remodel and green update
"...Whole Foods Market has had an outlet near the Domain on the drawing boards for several years but..."

Jan. 4, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman team together like Cartoon All-Stars in this animated picture.
"...crystals, moon worship, fruitcakes, matryoshka dolls, and lost teeth. Others may be confused. Despite the Thanksgiving-week release, Rise of..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

The Many Worlds of Author Marshall Ryan Maresca
The Austin-based maestro of Maradaine writes and sells at a steady and impressive pace
"...Marshall Ryan Maresca's debut novel, The Thorn of Dentonhill, came out from DAW Books in..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Digital Audio From the Cyber-Underground
Boot Up the Volume
"...a couple of grand for a computer, lured by the promise of spectacular, eye-popping, ear-popping, interactive multimedia -- but..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Screens Feature by John Avignone

Free the Mouse!
Constitutional lawyer Lawrence Lessig spoke at SXSW Interactive Saturday about the need to keep big corporations from indefinitely extending copyrights so that we can create a "creative commons."
"...clinging to outdated business practices, that found itself on the verge of obsolescence. Faced with this threat, the industrial..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Shivering the Timbers
The Dirigo Group's 'Gypsy Chain' Speaks for the Trees
"...24-year-old activist named David "Gypsy" Chain was killed in the Headwaters Forest in Northern California: This is a matter..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Notice
Kings of the Hillel
"...Think we're just being clever with the name? Heck no. Texans for Israel and the Hillel..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Bending the Rules
Getting arts funding from the City of Austin is a long, complicated game, and Austin Chronicle writers Robi Polgar, John Walch, and Mary Jane Garza have been following some of the players around the game board this year. In the final part of their four-part series, they critique the city arts funding process.
"...Nothing is more grueling than the final stage of a Monopoly game. Long hours have..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

The Gold Rush
"...eating his shoe and a storm-blown cabin teetering over the cliff belong to none other than The Gold Rush,..."

Jan. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

How Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" Became the Most Valuable Song of All Time
Buffett began composing the song after visiting a local Mexican restaurant
"...White begins his new biography of Jimmy Buffett with the transcript of a 2012 hearing before the Nevada Gaming..."

July 21, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Changes in the Weather
As Burnt Orange cools down, UTFI heats up
"...Bryan Poyser was driving to the wrap party for The Cassidy Kids in 2005 when..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

The Making of Downtown North
The Domain may sound like just another fancy mall – but planners say it's the seed of a second Austin
"...Austinites as a strange, upmarket interloper, more suited for the tonier districts of Dallas or Houston. But if the..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Night at The Opera: Artists Sing Out at Arts Commision
"...Like most everyone else at the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) on Monday, June 7, I..."

June 18, 1999 Arts Feature

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...Well, the shit is certainly hitting the fan this week. From..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Samsung's Domain
The city eagerly raises the corporate incentive flag, and we're all expected to salute
"...have certainly had a chance to read and review the proposed "Economic Development Agreement" between the city of Austin..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Theatre -- ALL CAPS, All the Time
There's nothing lower-case or lethargic about theatre director, actor, and producer Sharon Sparlin. She's bold, animated, even electric, and channeling all that high-voltage energy into creating equally energetic theatre all the time.
"...sit, get some tea, don't do anything until noon," the Austin actor and director says. She has to practice..."

April 13, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?
Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.
"...There was a possible game-changer at Mon­day's joint work session..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Hall Hustle: In the Zone
Land-use issues in all corners of the city dominate council agenda
"...ask City Council. Like much of council's previous meeting, the upcoming agenda (Thursday, Aug. 26) is devoted to development..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Common Law
Electric Transmission Lines & Eminent Domain
"...property in Mills County. I just found out that the Texas Public Utility Commission approved a large electric transmission..."

May 7, 2010 Column by Luke Ellis

A Day at The Races.... One Hour at the Mixed Arts Panel Review Session
"...Jim Bob McMillan, chair of the Mixed Arts panel, carries folding chairs into the meeting..."

May 28, 1999 Arts Feature

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
"...organization for committed dramatists. Two plays each night: Lea Matthews/John Walch Thu; C. Francis Blackchild/Amparo Garcia Crow Fri; Paulette..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Thing in the Lake
"...The Homecoming "Not understanding Pinter is a very great pleasure...."

Feb. 5, 1999 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

The ARA Myth
Empty Promises on the Eastside
"...support would have unseated him. If Mitchell had given the Eastside even a fragment of what he said he..."

June 20, 1997 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Common Law
Eminent domain & high-voltage power lines – how does the condemnation process start?
"...The LCRA sent me notice that it is considering several..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Column by Luke Ellis

Playing the Bad Guy
With actor David Stahl currently appearing as the wicked Richard III and actor Katherine Catmull having recently played the evil Goneril in King Lear, the challenge of playing villains seemed a ripe topic to launch a series of artist-to-artist conversations on craft.
"...(With this article, the Chronicle Arts section inaugurates a new series featuring conversations..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

There Goes the Sun
Austin's clean-energy industry appears poised to take off -- but city leaders seem surprisingly unenthusiastic.
"...really gets to vote for Mom and apple pie. There's always some constituency that's disgusted by or allergic to..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Mayor's Story
Three contenders try to write a personal tale that will convince the voters
"...a limited amount of time and space to reach the voters and create a "message" – that message being..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis
Austin welcomes the Congress for the New Urbanism XVI
"...The big top of New Urbanism is coming to town..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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