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OPERA RETURNS TO AUSTIN

Austin Opera is back! After a long Covid-related holiday, the chance to experience grand opera is once again available to sophisticated Austinites. Currently playing at the Long Center is The Marriage of Figaro, the most […]

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Gil Bruvel on Equilibrium

Texas-based artist Gil Bruvel made a special appearance last week at Austin’s finest art gallery, West Chelsea Contemporary. In an interview with owner Lisa Russell, he expounded on the philosophical underpinnings of his artwork. “I […]

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Music and The Planets

When Gustav Holst composed The Planets in 1916, the Great War was raging, which surely induced him to open his symphonic suite with Mars, The Bringer of War. The Red planet had long been associated […]

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Wonder of the World

Cass, the star of the play, declares early on that she is “a tall glass of bubbly cider.” This pretty well sums up the frothy nature of this madcap comedy. Like most modern comedies, it […]

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Into the Woods

“We have been in the woods for 20 months, now we are finally getting out of it,” said Kevin Wilson of the Zach Theatre, referring to the virus-induced shutdown of theatrical productions. Wilson, the Individual […]

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Wild West Texas Comedy

In 4 words, musical comedy is back! After a less than amusing pandemic that has shut down most theatrical productions for more than a year, the arts scene in Austin is coming back to life. […]

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Nate on Comedy

Science and comedy are not so far apart. I don’t mean physicists tell bad puns about how many quarks can dance on the head of a pin, or that comedians, conversely, are deep thinkers on […]

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  • Austin Opera is back! After a long Covid-related holiday, the chance to experience grand opera is once again available to sophisticated Austinites. Currently playing at the Long Center is The Marriage of Figaro, the most [...]

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  • Cass, the star of the play, declares early on that she is “a tall glass of bubbly cider.” This pretty well sums up the frothy nature of this madcap comedy. Like most modern comedies, it [...]

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  • For one last blast of Christmas fun in 2017, drive your sleigh over to the Long Center for the musical comedy A Christmas Story. The production has its roots in a movie that hit theatres [...]
  • Terrence McNally is arguably one of the top three playwrights in the United States. His latest work, Fire and Air, will receive its world premiere here in Austin at the Zach Theatre in June. It [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]