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

Heidi Marquez Smith is new exec at Texas Cultural Trust

2:15 pm Aug. 14, 2017

The former head of the Texas Book Festival will now lead the Texas Cultural Trust.

Heidi Marquez Smith takes over as executive director at the statewide arts advocacy group after the departure of Jennifer Ransom Rice. 

“As a long-time, passionate advocate for

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

How Zach Theatre tackled LBJ and ‘The Great Society’

5:44 pm Feb. 10, 2017

Steve Vinovich as LBJ in Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way” at Zach Theatre. Vinovich also plays the late president in the second outing, “The Great Society.” Contributed by Kirk Tuck

It is clear that no couple

Texas Book Festival: Austin authors to look for

11:09 am Nov. 1, 2016

Oh yes, we know — Austin loves its self-proclaimed title as “Live Music Capital of the World.”

But we read and write too.  And Austin is home to a multitude of acclaimed writers.

As the Texas Book