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  • flamenco
    Sometimes in dance it really is just all about the feet. (Article by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin) Recently we dropped in on a rehearsal with A’Lante Flamenco, the award-winning Austin troupe headed up by the husband-and-wife team of Isai and Oliva Chacón. A’Lante has show this weekend at the Long Center. “Snapshots: New World Flamenco” […]
  • Region Capture
    This weekend, the Contemporary Austin begins its Green Screen Film Series in the Laguna Gloria amphitheater with the feature film debut of renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. (Article by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin) Murakami’s “Jellyfish Eyes” is a Pokémon-influenced coming-of-age story that follows a boy, Masashi, who in the wake of his father’s death, journeys to […]
  • Buyer and Cellar
    When looking for dramatic personalities, it’s hard to go wrong with one of the most legendary women of musical theater, Barbra Streisand. Just look at this past weekend’s Tony Awards, where  Streisand was selected to present the Best New Musical award to this year’s revolutionary show, Hamilton. (Article by Andrew J. Friedenthal, republished from Playwright […]
  • AustinOrchestra
    Saturday’s Austin Symphony Orchestra’s concert at the Long Center had the orchestra playing good repertoire in good form. (Article by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin, republished from This was the orchestra’s season finale for its Masterworks series. (Plenty of music continues through the hotter months with both the pops and summer concerts in the park.) The […]
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    Graham Williams, who founded Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2006, has left Transmission Entertainment, the parent company that produces the festival. James Moody, another key player in Transmission and Fun Fun Fun Fest, has also left the company. (Article by Deborah Sengupta, republished from Williams, who began his career in Austin music at the downtown […]
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    In March, culture bible Rolling Stone plucked Perth band Methyl Ethel out of relative obscurity to name the psychedelic-pop group one of its top 25 acts to see at this year’s South by Southwest. (Article by Financial Review, republished from It was a high honour to be called out from among the more than 2000 […]
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    The book was a collection of 15 linked sonnets dedicated to her late grandfather. (Article by Steve Bennet, republished from Other local winners included San Antonio author Jan Jarboe Russell, who won for best nonfiction book for “The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World […]
  • ArtCity
    Preparations are underway for this year’s Art City Austin. The fine art festival and art marketplace will take place April 29 – May 1 at the Palmer Event Center. Art will be both inside and out. Organizers say the move to Palmer Event Center gives people more parking, shade, restrooms and more art. Thousands of […]
  • 013Sor_Juana
    At a time when educating women defied social, cultural and religious norms, 17th century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz became an acclaimed poet, playwright and self-taught scholar. (Article by Nancy Flores, republished from Sor Juana, as she’s known, is often described as the first feminist of the Americas for her trailblazing writing […]
  • shakespeare
    The Ransom Center and Austin Film Society have concocted a seven-film series in tandem with the center’s current exhibit, “Shakespeare in Print and Performance.” The series begins March 24 with Max Reinhardt’s lavish 1935 musical production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the ultimate thirties musical starring Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney, Dick Powell and Mickey […]