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Austin History Page, Social Calendar, Lauren Bruno and more

Clarksville and Wheatville were not Austin’s only freedmen towns
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HISTORY: Now, it's all in one place! More than 100 recent articles that I've written about Austin's past have been collected in one place online by Melissa Martinez. The 16 sections: "Very Old Austin," "Remembering Austin," "Building and Preserving Austin," "Helping Austin," "Selling Austin," "Our Neighborhoods," "Austin Families," "Austin Culture," "Austin Parks," "Law & Politics," "Springs, Rivers & Creeks," "Cities of the Dead," "Storms, Floods & Droughts," "LBGTQ Austin," "Sports in History," and "Old Austin Meets New Austin." Check it out. Bookmark it. Suggest more Austin stories.

SOCIALIZING: This week's calendar. Today: Interview Chris Perez of CityGram.com at Radio coffeehouse. Wednesday: Punch Bowl Social  at the Domain. Later: "Sin City" premiere after-party at Rattle Inn. Thursday: Tour Mobile Loaves and Fishes' Community First Village with Donna Emery. Later: Excellence in Leadership Gala for Concordia University Texas, honoring Tom Cedel, at the Four Seasons. Friday: Meet Dave Shaw at the Driskill Hotel. Saturday: Interview Matt Randall and Amanda Huras at Snack Bar. Later: Texas 4000 Tribute Gala at Austin Music Hall, then Ice Ball for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Hyatt Regency. Sunday: Jacoby's preview party on East Cesar Chavez.

MUSIC: $3 show aim to build a creative alliance for social good. From Deborah Sengupta Stith's story in the Statesman: "Lauren Bruno shows up for the interview at Spider House Cafe wearing a vintage dress, a black floral headband and cluster of crystal bindis marking the center point of her forehead, the spot yoga enthusiasts refer to as the third eye. She’s petite with the look of a retro-chic pixie. But the most striking thing about the 25-year-old, who is frontwoman of the chamber pop ensemble Les Rav and director of a series of $3 social good concerts, is her demeanor — she seems to quietly radiate an inner joy." http://shar.es/1nKWMf

HEALTH: Livestrong Foundation gives $50 to UT Dell Medical School. From Ralph K.M. Haurwitz's story in the Statesman: "A $50 million donation from the Austin-based Livestrong Foundation has put the University of Texas over its goal of raising $3 billion and will fund an innovative cancer unit at UT’s Dell Medical School, officials said Tuesday. The foundation’s gift, to be paid over a 10-year period, will establish the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, whose programs will focus not on treating the disease but on developing and promoting a broad approach to helping patients and their loved ones navigate it. That will include help in understanding insurance, signing up for clinical trials, connecting with other patients who received similar diagnoses and dealing with other practical, psychological and social challenges." http://shar.es/1nKfYy

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