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

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

10 big Austin arts stories from the past 7 days

5:07 pm Oct. 1, 2017

En route between two glorious musicals — “A Chorus Line” at Texas State University and “Singin’ in the Rain” at Zach Theatre — on Saturday, my traveling companions paused to consider the American-Statesman arts coverage

After Harvey, who preserves our culture?

3:28 pm Sep. 2, 2017

The organized arts and humanities generally don’t save lives directly during emergency situations. Yet they save our culture — our shared memory — over the long run. Here are some ways the state and national

Austin dancer Kele Roberson heads to the Royal Ballet

9:58 am Aug. 20, 2017

Kele Roberson, who studied at Austin’s Dance Institute and the  Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts, deferred a $25,000 scholarship to the Juilliard School in order to join the Royal Ballet School in London. This program funnels some dancers