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SXSW Bets for Wednesday

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Red carpet premiere for ‘Bernie.' Actors Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey join director Richard Linklater and writer Skip Hollandsworth for the 6:30 p.m. screening of the new comedy at the Paramount. "Bernie" focuses on a Texas mortician who kills a wealthy widow but tries to make people think she's still alive. Paramount Theatre.

Austin Music Awards. The winners will be announced today, and tonight's show is open to the public as well as South by Southwest badgeholders. Scheduled performers include Alejandro Escovedo, Christopher Cross, Quiet Company, Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns with Mariachi Relampago, Jon Dee Graham and Shawn Sahm, Ruthie Foster and Carolyn Wonderland. 7:09 p.m. at Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces St. It's $15 to $20 for the general public. www. austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Awards/AMA. More details on other SXSW-related shows today, including free music at Waterloo Records and on South Congress Avenue, in today's Austin360 bets on Page D2 and inside today's special edition of Austin360.

Live radio shows, KUT and KGSR start their annual morning live performances today. KUT's shows are at the Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $10, which includes a breakfast taco and coffee. Money collected goes to the Shivers Cancer Center at Seton Hospital. The live shows continue through Saturday.

KGSR's popular SXSW broadcasts move to the W Austin Hotel, 200 Lavaca St., this year. They are 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. today through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Get in with a $5 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They'll have breakfast treats, too. Today's scheduled performers: My Jerusalem, Amy Cook, the Lumineers, M. Ward, Ben Kweller, Michael Kiwanuka, and Bob Schneider with the Tosca String Quartet.

Screening of ‘Crazy Eyes.' Lukas Haas stars as a wealthy L.A. dude who spends his days doing drugs and drinking. Lots of drinking. And then he spots a woman with "crazy eyes" and decides he has to have her. Adam Sherman directs. 4:30 p.m., Alamo South.

Screening of ‘The Imposter.' This documentary has to be seen to be believed. A 23-year-old French con man claims to be the long-lost son of a San Antonio family, and the family accepts him as their son, despite physical dissimilarities. 7:30 p.m., Alamo Slaughter.