October 21, 2021

Opera at a drive-in movie theater? Yes, and it’s part of...

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Austin Opera's first production of the 2020-2021 season won't be in the Long Center for the Performing Arts, but at the Blue Starlite Drive-in. Beginning...

Film review: Classic ‘Heartworn Highways’ gets a virtual release

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“Heartworn Highways,” a remarkable documentary about the country music outlaws of Austin in the 1970s, is getting new life as it starts streaming again...

Austin Opera returns to live performance — at the racetrack

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Opera aficianados, start your engines. Austin Opera returns to live performance with a fully-staged production of Puccini’s "Tosca" at the massive Germania Insurance Amphitheater at...

Dan Welcher Leaves UT’s Butler School of Music After Sexual Misconduct...

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Dan Welcher, a longtime University of Texas Butler School of Music composition professor, is leaving the university following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that...

Six from Texas Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded its 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships to four writers, a photographer and a composer from Texas. Five of the...

Small Moments of Life in the Face of “Everest”

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Austin Opera scales the musical and dramatic peaks of the sleek, tension-filled "Everest"

KMFA Commissions a ‘Sound Garden’ from Artist Steve Parker

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A grouping of cacti hooked up to contact mics and a "biosonification device." A large assemblage of salvaged brass instruments that are activated by...

Julius Eastman to The Fullest

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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,...

What Does a Quieter Austin Sound Like?

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I noticed it gradually at first. As the first social distancing orders came last month, Austin quieted down. The sonic cloud cast over our Central...

Horse of a Different Color: In Conversation with Deborah Hay and...

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On a mild March day right before the world shut down, I sat down with two Austin artists —true originators in their fields —...

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