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December 11, 2019

New Music Mixer: Cassie Shankman keeps it eclectic

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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...

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

Austin Opera fires artistic director over charges of inappropriate behavior

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Austin Opera has terminated its employment contract with Richard Buckley, the organization's longtime artistic director and its principal conductor citing charges of inappropriate behavior. In...

Austin Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th En Masse

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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...

From Prokoviev to Pussy Riot

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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...

Austin Opera Appoints Artistic Advisor for 2018-2019 Season

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Austin Opera has named Timothy Myers as its artistic advisor for the 2018-19 season. Myers will work with General Director and CEO Annie Burridge on casting,...

New Music Mixer: Innversion Ensemble

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Austin’s Inversion Ensemble is a choral collective made up of composers and singers who perform innovative choral works and to encourage the creation of...

“Bernstein100Austin” Event Grants Its Proceeds to Collaborators

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The Austin production in June of Leonard Bernstein’s "MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers" was such a financial success, there's more...