A blog about Austin’s arts scene with news, reviews and recommended happenings.

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

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,’

Sarah Silverman brings show to Austin Jan. 22

11:31 am Nov. 30, 2016

Two-time Emmy Awar-winning comedienne Sarah Silverman brings her stand-up show to Austin Jan. 22.

Silverman will perform a 8 p.m. show at UT’s Bass Concert Hall.

Tickets go sale Friday, Dec. 2. at 10 a.m.

But there’s a