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

2Dance2Dream brings dance to all kids

5:55 pm Feb. 11, 2017

The dancers at 2Dance2Dream stand in a circle in a Balance Dance Studios classroom. The music is thumping.

One by one they take turns entering the circle and showing off their dance moves, but then there’s

Ballet Austin explores love, death and sex

9:42 am Feb. 9, 2017

The studio lights gleam brightly, yet an aura of darkness pervades.

Pairs of dancers in rehearsal togs curl, loop and tangle around each other. They mirror each other’s movements, often in distorted, unsettlingly beautiful ways. Everywhere