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Austin Camerata splendidly fuses music and dance

10:59 am May. 25, 2018

From where I sit, “Austin Camerata” translates into “unadulterated beauty.”

At least it did last night when the Austin chamber orchestra played the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

But first, an historical

Juneteenth performance of ex-slave testaments to honor Billy Harden

12:40 pm May. 23, 2018

Spectrum Theatre Company, the African-American troupe that the late Billy Harden co-founded, will commemorate the Austin actor, musician, educator and leader on June 16-17 with “Juneteenth Chronicles.”

The show, created by Austin playwright Abena Edwards, pulls together passages from

Austin Symphony roars through ‘Mighty Russians’

10:00 am May. 21, 2018

It started off tentatively and ended magnificently.

“The Mighty Russians, Part II,” a full banquet of symphonic music, opened with Tchaikovsky‘s short Piano Concerto No. 3. Soloist Olga Kern, a dazzling presence onstage at the Long Center for

Critics name finalists for 2018 Austin arts awards

7:45 am May. 14, 2018

It’s time. The Austin Critics Table Awards nominations came out this morning.

The gathered minds invented new categories, both under the heading of Theater: Periphery Company, recognizing the theatrical body of work by companies outside of Austin proper,

Get an early look at what’s coming up at Creek Show 2018

12:04 pm Apr. 24, 2018

“Tentsion”

By Perkins + Will

Chet Morgan, Assoc. (lead)

Jenny Adair

Caitlin Admire

Aaron Manns

Emilie Ogburn

Ellen Saathoff

Paul Ward

“Ambedo βeta”

By Polis

Daniel Goodwin (lead)

Brianna Graves

Olivia Nguyen

Bruce Wilcoxon

“Parabolus”

By

“Light Lines”

By Campbell Landscape Architecture + Tab Labs

Cameron Campbell (lead)

Bill Baird

Taurin Barrera

Stuart Campbell

Jenny Janis

Viddhi Jhaveri

“La

Setting the highest standards for the Art Dinner at Laguna Gloria

2:21 pm Apr. 21, 2018

Etherial location. Elegant crowd. Exquisite cuisine. Excellent art.

For the past five years, the Art Dinner at Laguna Gloria has benefited the Contemporary Austin. Hosts expertly employ the arboreal setting on the grounds of the Clara Driscoll villa to create an elevated atmosphere at