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Winning the Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

10:48 am Apr. 19, 2018

Forget the Oscars. Never mind the Tonys. Pay no attention to the Grammys.

Give us the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Sure, last night’s ceremony at the Long Center clocked in at just under four hours. Nevertheless, we

Meet the 2018 Austin Arts Hall of Fame inductees

5:15 pm Apr. 16, 2018

The Austin Critics Table recently announced the latest group to be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame.

The five honored Austinites have contributed to the city’s cultural scene over the course of many years. They will be

Elgin’s Margo Sawyer wins Guggenheim Fellowship

1:31 pm Apr. 7, 2018

Margo Sawyer, the Elgin-based artist whose art intersects sculpture and architecture, has won a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation recently announced 173 fellowships (including two joint fellowships) in arts and sciences for 2018. This

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

UPDATE: Kenneth O. Johnson: A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. April 28 at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St.

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

“Ken died here on