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Austin names Rehab El Sadek artist in residence

5:21 pm Apr. 20, 2017

A native of Egypt now based in Austin will spend nine months embedded within the city’s Watershed Protection Department.

A painter, photographer, printmaker and all-around creative sparkplug, Rehab El Sadek is also a social connector who has initiated workshops

Look who won the Austin high school musical awards

8:20 am Apr. 14, 2017

The Long Center was packed and loud. The show was long and cool. If anyone kept track of the shows tunes performed during the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards last night, they surely got dizzy

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,

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