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July 19, 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...

Sarah Mendelsohn named first sound-artist-in-residence at the Blanton Museum of Art

California sound artist Sarah Mendelsohn has been named the first sound-artist-in-residence at the Blanton Museum of Art. The new residence is part of the Blanton's...

Texas Performing Arts nets $500,000 Mellon grant for arts and civil...

Texas Performing Arts has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience," a three-season...

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...

New Music Mixer: Cassie Shankman keeps it eclectic

Toward the end of our conversation, composer Cassie Shankman tells me: “I can tell what I’m doing is what I should be doing, because...

‘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...

Much More Than a Lark: A Fugazi Opera Sans the Fugazi...

Punk music without the music, as it turns out, is still pretty punk. “It’s All True,” an opera from the Brooklyn-based experimental performance group Object...

The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress

At Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church for a recital by world-renowned violinist and teacher Miriam Fried, I was immediately struck by a note in the...

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,...

From Prokoviev to Pussy Riot

Our collaboration with KMFA 89.5 brings this interesting interview with the adventurous new recording project by cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist and radio host...