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

Austin theater veteran Ken Johnson dies at age 82

1:49 pm Mar. 4, 2018

Austin theater veteran Kenneth O. “Ken” Johnson died at home Friday of a heart attack. He was 82.

“Ken died here on Gault Street sitting in a red swivel chair in front of his computer and TV,” said

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

1932-2017: Austin artist and teacher Ishmael Soto dies

4:00 pm Mar. 1, 2017

Ishmael Soto, longtime Austin ceramicist and teacher, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 84.

“Ishmael’s passing is a loss for us all in the community,” said Sylvia Orozco, director of Mexic-Arte Museum. “He