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Summer Stock Austin is a-comin’ down the street

9:44 am Jun. 6, 2018

Before you know it, Summer Stock Austin will be packing folks into the air-conditioned Rollins Studio Theatre for three shows at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Last year, we were bowled over by “Annie Get Your Gun” and mightily amused

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

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,

Winning the Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

10:48 am Apr. 19, 2018

Forget the Oscars. Never mind the Tonys. Pay no attention to the Grammys.

Give us the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Sure, last night’s ceremony at the Long Center clocked in at just under four hours. Nevertheless, we

Meet the 2018 Austin Arts Hall of Fame inductees

5:15 pm Apr. 16, 2018

The Austin Critics Table recently announced the latest group to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame.

The five honored Austinites have contributed to the city’s cultural scene over the course of many years. They will be

Your input needed for Texas Medal of Arts Awards

2:12 pm Mar. 7, 2018

Since 2001, the Texas Cultural Trust, an advocacy group, has been honoring our state’s luminaries through the Texas Medal of Arts. The laurels are bestowed every other year at one of the most glamorous galas in