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A Diverting Piece of Lunacy

Fans of Sherlock Holmes are quite familiar with his famous case The Hound of the Baskervilles. I remember having dinner at the Sherlock Holmes pub in London, which featured (right beside my table) the well-preserved […]

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A Postcard on Ballet

Four dances performed by Austin Ballet this weekend gave us an insight into choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. “I wanted to give a postcard of what is Annibel,” she explained, speaking of herself. “I see myself […]

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The Feud

Those seeking comic relief on an unusual topic need go no further than the Doughtery Arts Centre on Barton Creek, very close to the famous Terry Black’s BBQ. The menacingly handsome Phil Rodriguez stars as […]

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Mighty Joy in Georgetown

In the musical revue Pump Boys and Dinettes, currently playing at the Georgetown Palace, all shades of country music are on tap. Nostalgia is the key word here. A return to a slower, kinder time: […]

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Silent Night, the Opera

Violence is nothing new to the world of opera, but never before has it been portrayed on the grand stage of World War I. Last year the world marked the centenary of the end of […]

Presidential Library

Churchill Had Sense of Destiny

At latest count there are 1009 biographies of Winston Churchill. Why, asked Republican strategist Karl Rove, do we need another one? He asked this question of historian Andrew Roberts in an appearance last night in […]

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