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Rude Mechs to jolt Yale and Guthrie theaters

6:06 pm Aug. 14, 2017

The Rude Mechs have lined up long residencies at two of the nation’s biggest and best regional theaters, Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Conn. and Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn.

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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

Salute the late Boyd Vance at city hall

9:25 am Jun. 18, 2017

I recall a downtown Austin leadership luncheon near the turn of the century that was populated chiefly by men and women in business suits. Out pops performer Boyd Vance — lithe, fearless, radiant, scampy — to sing

NEA dispatches almost $500,000 to Austin arts

4:55 pm Jun. 14, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced almost $83 million in grants nationwide.

Of that, $2.5 million went to Texas. Almost $1 million of that was given to the Texas Commission on the Arts to pass along to artists