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SXSW puts a premium on art in 2018

6:08 pm Jan. 29, 2018

At some point, South by Southwest will encompass all human activity.

Austin’s vast March spree started with music in the 1980s, then added movies and technology, before taking on education, philanthropy, the environment and allied fields.

Art

Step inside the enchanted stick village at Pease Park

12:36 pm Jan. 26, 2018

Kids rush into the doors and hang out the windows. Adults step gingerly over the mulch floors and step back to view the five, tall, curved, leaning structures that look like something from “Where the

Today’s hires, fires, gifts and honors in Austin arts

2:44 pm Oct. 21, 2017

We lied. This post reports on no firings. You can relax.

Yet “hires, fires, gifts and honors” sounds like a good catch-all headline. We might use it again.

Zilker Theatre Productions makes two key hires

The group that

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

The miracle of artist Micky Hoogendijk

10:09 am Aug. 5, 2017

She stands in the middle of the gallery, her posture grounded, her hair braided around her head in a no-nonsense manner, her eyes open with emotional wisdom. Given her long white tunic and delicate sandals,