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August 21, 2018

Steve Parker Wins $15,000 Tito’s Art Prize

Austin artist Steve Parker has been awarded the $15,000 Tito's Prize, an annual award established by arts organization Big Medium with funding by the...

Henna Chou: Sound That is Supposed to Be

Henna Chou is the consummate collaborator. The Austin-based cellist, guitarist, keyboardist, arranger and sound artist is the featured musician at the July 17 New Music...

Montopolis Pays Musical Homage to Big Bend and its Legends

When the closest you can get to nature in the scorching Texas summer is a withering front-lawn, it's easy to forget just how amazing...

Julius Eastman to The Fullest

When minimalist composer Julius Eastman died in 1990, the 49-year-old had been homeless for nearly a decade. He'd long lost most of his possessions,...

Why Bernstein Matters in 2018

The classical music world is fond of celebratory anniversaries. And with 2018 the 100th anniversary of famed American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth,...

Austin Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th En Masse

Austin joins the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth this year in a manner most fitting for a city and arts community defined by its...

‘Empress of Gulf Coast Soul’ Barbara Lynn Wins NEA National Heritage...

Beaumont R&B legend Barbara Lynn — aka "the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul" — has received a NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Lynn, who was born...

In a Political World, Density512 Persists

When was the last time you gained a new political perspective without a screen eight inches from your face? Austin-based music collective Density512 intends to...

An Uncompromising Classic Restored: ‘Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach’

It’s been called “the strangest and most uncompromising of all musician biopics,” an  “impossible documentary” and “film almost unlike any other.” Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle...

Michael Alec Rose Composes Music to Intervene in the Museum

Yes, Michael Alec Rose composed “Three Interventions” as a musical response to three works of art in Blanton Museum. And yes, Rose intended the...