On “Statesman Shots”
This week on our Austin pop culture podcast, American-Statesman music writers Deborah Sengupta Stith and Peter Blackstock join co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga and Tolly Moseley. Deborah, Tolly and Omar discuss the history and power of male falsetto singers and rank their top 10 of all time. Peter discusses Austin music stars with new albums, including Gary Clark Jr. and Patty Griffin, as well as the career trajectories of Shakey Graves and Leon Bridges. Joe Gross discusses the problematic second season of “True Detective” in a Chaser segment. And in “A Toast,” we recommend the root beer shake at Whataburger, the book “The Universe vs. Alex Woods” and new albums from Carson McHone and the Peterson Brothers. Tune in at statesman.com/shots.
Want your artwork on this year’s ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot T-shirt?
The deadline to enter the 2015 ThunderCloud Subs Art Contest is Sept. 15. The winner will be announced Sept. 22.
Each year, folks from all over Central Texas, from middle school students to professional graphic designers, contribute artwork for the contest. The winner’s work is featured on T-shirts, event guides, posters, websites and social media for the race. The artist also gets gift certificates for 365 free sub sandwiches.
This year’s race is special — 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Austin-born sub shop, and the footrace, held each Thanksgiving Day, will be the 25th. In that time, it’s raised more than $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin, a local charity that supports Central Texas’ working poor and homeless.
Early online registration is $20 for the untimed 5-mile, $25 for the timed 5-mile, $18 for the 1-mile walk and $8 for the Stepping Stone School Kids’ K. All registrations include one of the famous Turkey Trot T-shirts. Registration prices will increase Nov. 1.
For official art contest rules, race registration and more information, go to thundercloud.com/turkey-trot.
— Pam LeBlanc
Tickets on sale
Single tickets for 2015-2016 season shows are now on sale for many presenters.
Austin Symphony Orchestra (austinsymphony.org) began its single ticket sales this week, joining Ballet Austin (balletaustin.org) and Zach Theatre (zachtheatre.org). UT’s Texas Performing Arts season (texasperformingarts.org/events) is also open for single ticket sales.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
EAST goes south
The East Austin Studio Tour — by attendance the city’s largest single arts event — is slipping southward.
Organizers announced Tuesday that the boundaries for the self-guided, two-weekend tour of creative spaces have expanded south to include the Montopolis neighborhood.
For the 14th iteration of the tour, artists and artisans working or living south of the river and north of Riverside Drive may now apply to join EAST.
This year’s EAST is Nov. 14-15 and 21-22
Entry fee is $175, and the call for applications runs through Aug. 20. More information at east.bigmedium.org.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Next week in Austin360: We know you love brunch. But what if you’re looking for a place to eat breakfast on a weekday? Matthew Odam has your guide to dining out early in the day.