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Time to plan your fall season at the Long Center

9:46 am Jun. 22, 2017

A picture of Austin’s fall arts season is falling into place. The latest booking news is from the Long Center for the Performing Aarts. We rearranged, condensed and edited for style their fine descriptions of

NEA dispatches almost $500,000 to Austin arts

4:55 pm Jun. 14, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced almost $83 million in grants nationwide.

Of that, $2.5 million went to Texas. Almost $1 million of that was given to the Texas Commission on the Arts to pass along to artists

Giving City toasts Austin Critics Table Awards

2:39 pm May. 29, 2017

If you missed the short history of the Austin Critics Table Awards written by Monica Maldonado Williams of Giving City and published in Sunday’s American-Statesman, below find a snippet. The free awards ceremony returns 7 p.m. June 5 at Cap City Comedy Club.

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Why I adore the Austin Symphony

7:13 pm Apr. 12, 2017

When I arrived during the 1980s, the Austin Symphony was OK.

Fine artists. Respectable programs. Perhaps too much emphasis on visiting marquee soloists, but that’s what the group’s leaders felt sold tickets.

It was missing two crucial ingredients: Peter Bay and the Long Center.

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