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