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Tom Friedman's "Looking Up" at Laguna Gloria. Photo by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

The arts matter, and always will, in Austin

11:53 am Dec. 30, 2016

I’m delighted that, in the 17 years I have been writing for the American-Statesman, my last story as the staff arts critic/reporter is about an institution that has lately proved how art can respond to

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Bestselling CD of 2016? Not Beyoncé or Drake

11:01 am Dec. 9, 2016

Who had the bestselling CD of 2016?

Sorry Beyoncé.

A German composer who’s been dead for 225 years bested any of today’s pop stars when it comes to moving units.

Billboard announced recently that the giant ‘Mozart 225,’