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Dot: A Proverbial Play

A key dynamic in the play Dot, which had its premiere in 2015, is between Shelly and her Mother Dottie. Early in the play Shelly utters one of most famous proverbs of all time: The […]

Modern Living

New Bakery in Ingram

I was in Ingram last week for the Scottish Highland Games. It was held at Stonehenge II, which is 90% as wide and 60% the height of the original one built in England about 4,000 […]

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Clouds in the Sky

    In 1916, the great Russian painter Kazimir Malevich wrote “If all artists could see the crossroads of these celestial paths, if they could comprehend these monstrous runways and the weaving of our bodies […]

Theatre Scene

Birthday Club

What do five women do when they get together for a birthday? If this play is any indication, they drink a lot and whine (pun) even more. Birthday Club is currently being staged by the […]

Theatre Scene

Drinking Habits: Lucifer’s Libation

What would result from a heady cocktail of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, Rocky Horror, and the TV show Laugh-In, most definitely not gently stirred? Answer is this play, Drinking Habits. This hilarious farce, currently being […]

Music Scene

Tchaikovsky’s Problematic Concerto

The latest concert by Austin Symphony Orchestra featured pianist Olga Kern performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1. It was first performed in 1874, by the composer himself. In attendance was his mentor, the great Nikolai […]

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  •     In 1916, the great Russian painter Kazimir Malevich wrote “If all artists could see the crossroads of these celestial paths, if they could comprehend these monstrous runways and the weaving of our bodies [...]

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Presidential library

  •   There is no place in the United States that is more closely associated with Lady Bird Johnson than Austin. After her death in 2007 the river running through the city was renamed Lady Bird [...]

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  • A key dynamic in the play Dot, which had its premiere in 2015, is between Shelly and her Mother Dottie. Early in the play Shelly utters one of most famous proverbs of all time: The [...]

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