Theatre Scene

Dex & Abby: A World Premiere

In a 2019 book entitled Understanding Animals, University of Bergen professor Lars Svendsen investigates how humans can attempt to understand the lives of other animals. The book delves into animal communication, intelligence, self-awareness, loneliness and […]

Arts Scene

GISELLE

Fans of opera are not always fans of ballet, but the Ballet Austin performance of Giselle should happily unite those connoisseurs for two reasons. Those who love bel canto opera will adore the ballet Giselle, […]

Music Scene

CATS

The allure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ s Cats is elusive. Like a Civil War, it tends to divide families. I talked with one middle-age couple at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, where Cats premiered […]

Modern Living

Zoe Saldana and Pandora’s Box

The Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana (Uhura in the current run of Star Trek movies) made an appearance at SXSW in Austin to discuss BESE (pronounced “Bee-Seh”), a digital platform intended to reshape the cultural […]

Theatre Scene

Doublewide, Texas

A trailer park was never so much fun. And with a Texas twist, who could resist? The one-liners in the play Doublewide, Texas are worth savouring. “Those out of touch politicians in Austin wouldn’t know […]

Theatre Scene

Sister Act

Most people will be familiar with Sister Act as a landmark Whoopi Goldberg film of 1992. Its adaptation as a stage musical premiered in Pasadena in 2006, with continuing success in the West End of […]

Modern Living

Robotic News

First, a note about reports published here in Sun News Austin: this online newspaper will never publish stories generated in whole or in part by artificial intelligence. This is an AI-free zone! A forum at […]

Music Scene

La bohème

I have always thought of La bohème as two operas. The first two acts are full of joie de vivre and exhibit a carefree attitude to love and life that reflects the sunny side of […]

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  • The allure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ s Cats is elusive. Like a Civil War, it tends to divide families. I talked with one middle-age couple at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, where Cats premiered [...]

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  • In a 2019 book entitled Understanding Animals, University of Bergen professor Lars Svendsen investigates how humans can attempt to understand the lives of other animals. The book delves into animal communication, intelligence, self-awareness, loneliness and [...]
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  • The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is already bustling with visitors, as the blue bonnets are reaching their annual peak now. The Center expects thousands more on the biannual weekend plant sale, Apr. 13(members only) [...]
  • Is Trump gaslighting America? Many people think so. Using language to imply things that are not exactly stated seems to be hallmark of the current presidency. And what has been happening of late is certainly [...]
  • This book, which has a message for society today, focuses on the political culture of England in the 1790s, particularly as it pertains to popular radicalism. Born to a great extent in the revolutions in [...]
  • The Austin Symphony performed an all-Russian concert as the closer of their 2017-18 season. First up was a piece known in the trade as a “real knuckle-buster,” the fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 3 by [...]