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NEA, NEH, PBS on the chopping block once again

3:30 pm Feb. 20, 2017

Since my first day at the newspaper 28 years ago, the National Endowment for the Arts — its sibling National Endowment for the Humanities and Corporation for Public Broadcasting — have been under fire.

The only mildly surprising thing

Texas Medal of Arts honorees testify

8:00 am Feb. 20, 2017

You’ve read the statistics.

The arts have grown into a $5.5 billion industry in Texas, according to a 2017 State of the Arts Report released recently by the Texas Cultural Trust, an advocacy group. The industry

Ballet Afrique takes audiences back to Harlem Renaissance

7:53 am Feb. 17, 2017

At the height of the Harlem Renaissance nearly a century ago, the famed Cotton Club featured some of the era’s best blues and jazz performers. The venue, which featured African-American entertainers, had a whites-only clientele.

Singers,

Watch: Video of one-person Iliad

4:48 pm Feb. 15, 2017

On any regular day, people think Cami Alys is intense.

“I’m too much,” the Austin actor admits. “I should tone it back.”

Now Alys has been given permission to let the dam burst. Starting Thursday, she will

Ballet Austin among Austin’s best

9:59 am Feb. 13, 2017

Don’t take the arts in Austin for granted. Because it wasn’t always this way.

During the past few weeks, I’ve rediscovered Austin’s arts. Not that I ignored them during the past 10 years. But with everything else going