Rednecks and Circuit Queens, Together: Tito’s Prize Winner Zack Ingram Dares to Dream
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Rednecks and Circuit Queens, Together: Tito’s Prize Winner Zack Ingram Dares to Dream

Zack Ingram wasn’t entirely optimistic in spring, when he applied for the inaugural Tito’s Prize,…

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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas
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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas

As a curmudgeonly connoisseur of holiday performing arts, I’m always on the lookout for the…

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Drumming up New Work: Austin’s line upon line Focuses on Commissioning
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Drumming up New Work: Austin’s line upon line Focuses on Commissioning

From woodwind trios to massive orchestras, most musical groups can prepare for a concert in…

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Glam Makeover: The Hidden Room’s <em>Henry IV</em> in Austin
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Glam Makeover: The Hidden Room’s Henry IV in Austin

Shakespeare, politics, glam rock: these are not terms we often put together, if ever, yet…

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Invoke String Quartet Brings “Folky Classical” to Austin
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Invoke String Quartet Brings “Folky Classical” to Austin

Take one look at Invoke’s website and it’s clear they’re not your typical classical string…

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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part
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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part

“Keep Austin weird,” the bumper-sticker admonition goes, but German filmmaker John Bock—the latest of many…

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Forklift Danceworks Dives into Austin’s Public Pools
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Forklift Danceworks Dives into Austin’s Public Pools

Shaping the Public Realm: A Look At Austin’s State of Public Art
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Shaping the Public Realm: A Look At Austin’s State of Public Art

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles lit up Austin social media feeds days before the dizzying sculpture…

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A Crisis of Space: Austin Struggles with the Loss of Performance Venues
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A Crisis of Space: Austin Struggles with the Loss of Performance Venues

“We always felt that this was a clubhouse for a group of friends who felt…

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Live Data: Clay Odom Represents Austin in UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition
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Live Data: Clay Odom Represents Austin in UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition

City as the “common denominator” is the main consideration of DATA CITY, an international UNESCO…

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On Key and Offbeat: Austin’s Lone-Star Station KMFA Turns 50
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On Key and Offbeat: Austin’s Lone-Star Station KMFA Turns 50

When it comes to Austin’s 50-year-old radio station, KMFA Classical 89.5, it’s almost better defined…

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Wonder Girl: Texas Ballet Theater’s Carolyn Judson on <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>
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Wonder Girl: Texas Ballet Theater’s Carolyn Judson on Alice in Wonderland

Texas is having an Alice boom with Ballet Austin performing Septime Weber’s Alice on May…

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Texas Early Music Project Bridges Past and Present
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Texas Early Music Project Bridges Past and Present

Iberian monophony, Notre Dame polyphony, Medieval mystery plays, Renaissance madrigals, Baroque operas, French virelai, Spanish…

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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary
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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary

Exploring the aesthetics of self-destruction, Lionel Maunz uses cast iron, concrete, and steel to create…

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Design in Texas: Michelle Ney
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Design in Texas: Michelle Ney

In a Texas State University production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the only thing visible…

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The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes
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The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes

Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox
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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox

Fusebox, Austin’s contemporary, cross-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, and all round benevolent force in…

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Concepts at Work: Nina Katchadourian at the Blanton Museum of Art
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Concepts at Work: Nina Katchadourian at the Blanton Museum of Art

Nina Katchadourian has a mindfulness or awareness that might make a Buddhist blush.

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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with <em>The Great Society</em>
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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with The Great Society

When Dave Steakley, producing artistic director of The Zach in Austin, decided to stage the…

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Fresh Start: Austin Welcomes Trey McIntyre
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Fresh Start: Austin Welcomes Trey McIntyre

The word is out: renowned American choreographer Trey McIntyre calls Texas his home once again.…

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Sonic Expansions: Austin’s Experimental Music Scene
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Sonic Expansions: Austin’s Experimental Music Scene

This year I unintentionally celebrated National Bird Day (Jan. 5) at an avant-garde jazz show.…

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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival
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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival

Austin is a capital of printmaking with many different components. Using several venues to host…

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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary
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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary

In Warsaw, Monika Sosnowska lives across the street from a forest that was once a…

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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All
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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All

Behind the Curtain:  Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour
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Behind the Curtain: Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour

Since 2003, Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (or EAST for shorthand), Nov. 12-13 &…

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Identity and Mortality with ARCOS Dance
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Identity and Mortality with ARCOS Dance

ARCOS Dance is known as an experimental platform for dance technology – a merging together…

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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future
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The Dance of Work: Forklift Danceworks reflects on past projects and looks to the future

Convention is not a part of Allison Orr’s vocabulary. The Forklift Danceworks artistic director has…

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<em>The Honesty of Rocks:</em> Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery
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The Honesty of Rocks: Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery

Amber Shields, DAY TRIP, 2008, pigment print, 20 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the…

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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin
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Dance/USA Conference Convenes in Austin

The Dance/USA conference was held in Austin this past June, a first for the capital…

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Cooking Up Something Big: Co-Lab’s Art of the Brew
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Cooking Up Something Big: Co-Lab’s Art of the Brew

The Austin non-profit, Co-Lab Projects, is an incubator for more than 100 artists who often…

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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin
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Sixty Years Later…With Ballet Austin

As Ballet Austin celebrates its sixth decade of performance, the company is a beehive of…

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<em>Book From the Sky:</em> Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas
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Book From the Sky: Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1872), the heroine Alice holds a mirror to…

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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center
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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center

Austin’s Hidden Room Theatre is steadily building an international reputation for their almost archaeological approach…

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Performa/Dance: A Collaborative Endeavor
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Performa/Dance: A Collaborative Endeavor

“Connection.” This one word rang out as director Jennifer Hart eyed her dancers, four bodies…

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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson
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Kinetic Storyteller: A Conversation with Charles O. Anderson

Charles O. Anderson is an associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies and the Head…

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Maximizing Minimalism
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Maximizing Minimalism

Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings <em>Ann</em> to Life at the ZACH
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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings Ann to Life at the ZACH

Holland Taylor grew up to be a successful actress, not a successful politician, and she…

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Compose It: How Graham Reynolds became Austin’s go-to composer for theater, dance and film
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Compose It: How Graham Reynolds became Austin’s go-to composer for theater, dance and film

Even if you’re unfamiliar with Graham Reynolds’ name, you’ve probably heard his work — he…

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The Next Step for Austin Dance: Austin Dance Festival Celebrates Texas Artists
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The Next Step for Austin Dance: Austin Dance Festival Celebrates Texas Artists

Before the Live Music Capital of the World got its very own dance festival, Kate…

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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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