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10 big Austin arts stories from the past 7 days

5:07 pm Oct. 1, 2017

En route between two glorious musicals — “A Chorus Line” at Texas State University and “Singin’ in the Rain” at Zach Theatre — on Saturday, my traveling companions paused to consider the American-Statesman arts coverage

After Harvey, who preserves our culture?

3:28 pm Sep. 2, 2017

The organized arts and humanities generally don’t save lives directly during emergency situations. Yet they save our culture — our shared memory — over the long run. Here are some ways the state and national

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