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

Austin Symphony posts decisive new season

1:02 pm Mar. 11, 2018

As Austin Symphony reveals its new season, Music Director Peter Bay talks about a decisive change in direction.

“We are just going to play the pieces we ought to play,” Bay said over soup at Zax restaurant. “We

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

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

Get your ‘Hamilton’ tickets for Austin right now

11:00 am Feb. 20, 2018

UPDATE 8:57 a.m. Feb. 28: Broadway in Austin has paused its acceptance of new subscribers for the 2018-2019 season that includes the smash musical “Hamilton.” Current subscribers to the 2017-2018 season can still renew their seats

Get ready for Ellsworth Kelly at the Blanton Museum of Art

7:52 am Feb. 16, 2018

Top arts news of the week: UT opens Ellsworth Kelly masterpiece at the Blanton Museum of Art. Although museum members, directors and backers have peeked inside the chapel-like building on campus, everyone can see it during regular museum

Longtime Austin Symphony manager Ken Caswell dies

6:06 pm Feb. 15, 2018

Kenneth “Ken” Caswell, who managed the Austin Symphony from 1980 to 1998, has died.

“The entire Austin Symphony family is saddened by the passing of former executive director, Ken Caswell,” said Anthony Corroa. “Ken was a kind and