Bethany Cobb sculpture "We Regret to Inform You..." has been selected as the 2013 People's Choice selection and added to the permanent collection of art at Austin City Hall, officials announced Tuesday.
An actual roar moved through the crowd on Sunday night at the Long Center before bursting into near-rapturous applause for a bracingly intense, rollicking version of Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture,” by the Cleveland Orchestra.
Seventeen-year-old American-Dutch violinist Stephen Waarts won first prize in the 2014 Menuhin Violing Competition Saturday night, competition officials announced shortly after the four finalists played a concert with the Austin Symphony Orchestra at the Long Center.
In yet another chapter of the Soho-ization of East Austin, the fresh and indie Tiny Park Gallery has announced that after its lease expires at the end of April -- and due to rising rent on its East 11th and Navasota location -- it will forego being a bricks-and-mortar gallery for the time being.
Broadway Across America has announced its 2014-2015 Austin season Touring Broadway production coming to the Bass Concert Hall next season are: "Beauty and the Beast," Oct 7-12, 2014 "Dirty Dancing," Nov.
Tragedy is tricky. In order to pull on the heartstrings or evoke the kind of sympathy that brings a tear to your eye, it has to offer characters that seem either realistic or so far beyond reality that we’re willing to suspend our disbelief and inhabit an alternate universe.
A lot of things happen in cars: heart to heart conversations, adolescent rites of passage, intimate moments, prayer, meditation, rage… Cars make up a large and often overlooked proportion of our everyday existence, and the Exchange Artists are inviting us to take a closer look at our relationships to our four-wheeled companions.
Over Valentine’s Day weekend at the Long Center, Ballet Austin delivered emotional performances in “The Glass Project,” an evening of three works set to music by Philip Glass that included two reprises and the world premiere of “CARBON53.
In the past week, some 39 art students at the University of Texas have been employed to create four wall drawings by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), the American artist who was an originator of conceptual art.
As children, we knew how to listen with rapt attention when our parents and teachers read us tales of magic and mystery, but most of us have forgotten the joy of sitting down to hear a well-told story.
The Austin Symphony Orchestra’s night started out not with a bang, but with a bird call. The bird was the lark, written by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in his orchestral work “The Lark Ascending,” and the caller was violin soloist Jessica Mathaes.
Do you miss the white tree haunting Lady Bird Lake? It may be too late to see it in person, but the "Thirst" art installation lives on Thursday night in an episode of Arts In Context, airing on KLRU at 7:30 p.
At Conspriare's concert this weekend, Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” started with a sort of meeting of the occult, with a group of singers facing inwards, away from the audience, as a fog machine billowed out smoke and the singers began chanting in a deep bass.
Print Austin 2014 is a new month-long event celebrating the art of original fine art printmaking. Organizers hope to make an annual affair and to date there are some 17 galleries, museums (the Blanton and the Ransom Center), fine art print workshops and studios who will host a staggering number of exhibits, demonstrations, art print sales, artist talks and other events from Jan.
Hidden Room Theatre -- in collaboration with Tiffany Stern of Oxford University and the American Shakespeare Center -- stages a rarely seen 1710 adaptation of “Hamlet” as it may have been intended: as a puppet show.
For almost two and a half months, a ghostly tree has hovered over Lady Bird Lake. An artistic tribute and memorial to the more than 300 million trees lost in the Texas drought of the last few years, "Thirst" is augmented by 14,000 prayer flags that line the lakeshore path.
The plot lines in musical theater often allow us to map our feelings onto distant fantasies: the heroism of French revolutionaries, the love of a disfigured mystery man for a young opera singer, the exuberance of a rascally band of dancing cats.
By definition, cult classics possess a devoted and enthusiastic set of followers. Although they may not exactly “mature” with age, such films gain momentum with time and circulation, eventually snowballing into cultural fixtures to be repackaged for devoted fans.
It was a dramatic night Wednesday for Kevin Puts, as the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer returned to the University of Texas to see the premiere “How Wild The Sea,” his striking new piece for the Miro Quartet and the UT Symphony.