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Austin plans jubilee weekend for playwright Terrence McNally.

9:44 am Sep. 12, 2018

Terrence McNally, who grew up in Corpus Christi, ranks among the top two or three playwrights from Texas. In Austin, the Ransom Center at the University of Texas holds his papers, while Zach Theatre has become something of the official home

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

Hurricane Harvey inspires a Broadway response in Houston

3:07 pm Sep. 15, 2017

Just returned from Houston. My large family’s experience with Hurricane Harvey mirrored the wide range felt by other Houstonians. Some weathered heavy damage; others helped out those in need.

You probably have already seen this video,

The best possible list so far for the Austin arts season

4:45 pm Jul. 5, 2017

We are assembling the best possible preview list for the coming Austin arts season. This is what we have been able to gather so far.

Austin Chamber Music Center

Various locations, 512-454-0026, austinchambermusic.org

Sept. 22-23: Dvorak, Gershwin, Amy

Time to plan your fall season at the Long Center

9:46 am Jun. 22, 2017

A picture of Austin’s fall arts season is falling into place. The latest booking news is from the Long Center for the Performing Aarts. We rearranged, condensed and edited for style their fine descriptions of

Arts ringleader Paul Beutel to retire from the Long Center

8:15 pm Jun. 6, 2017

After more than four decades as an arts leader wearing countless hats, Paul Beutel has announced that he will retire from the Long Center for the Performing Arts on June 30.

A respected actor and singer, Beutel also reviewed movies