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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

Austin dancer Kele Roberson heads to the Royal Ballet

9:58 am Aug. 20, 2017

Kele Roberson, who studied at Austin’s Dance Institute and the  Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts, deferred a $25,000 scholarship to the Juilliard School in order to join the Royal Ballet School in London. This program funnels some dancers

Rude Mechs to jolt Yale and Guthrie theaters

6:06 pm Aug. 14, 2017

The Rude Mechs have lined up long residencies at two of the nation’s biggest and best regional theaters, Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Conn. and Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Heidi Marquez Smith is new exec at Texas Cultural Trust

2:15 pm Aug. 14, 2017

The former head of the Texas Book Festival will now lead the Texas Cultural Trust.

Heidi Marquez Smith takes over as executive director at the statewide arts advocacy group after the departure of Jennifer Ransom Rice. 

“As a long-time, passionate advocate for