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April 19, 2018

Sightlines and KMFA launch New Music Mixer series

Sightlines is teaming up to KMFA 89.5 FM to launch the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for alt classical music superfans, musicians...

Line Upon Line finds its context

With a poof of talcum powder, Line Upon Line percussion ensemble opened its season in September. It was a slow pour of powder actually, part...

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...

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...

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...

Annie Burridge rethinks opera for a city at the “intersection of...

When Annie Burridge first assumed the position of General Director and CEO of Austin Opera just a little over a year ago, she says...

Austin Opera fires artistic director over charges of inappropriate behavior

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...

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...

With “American Postcards” Invoke quartet explores snapshots of history

Austin’s Invoke isn’t your average string quartet. Not content to limit themselves to the typical pair of violins with a viola and cello, they’ve explored the...

What is Steve Parker actually doing?

Steve Parker is waiting for grackles. Wearing an un-self conscious outfit of sandals, floppy hat — and 2008 vintage alt classical group "Bang On...