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Meredith Rainey



Meredith is a contributing writer focusing on entertainment and community.  She has more than 5 years of broadcast writing experience, working for an Austin news station.  Before moving to Austin from Canada, Meredith worked for a national TV station and spent more than 5 years as a senior marketing consultant for the Norwegian government.
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Oh What a Night

Get lost in the '60s during Jersey Boys performance at Bass Concert Hall

By Meredith Rainey

There are few male voices in music as unmistakable as that of Frankie Valli. “[He] has one the most iconic voices in pop/rock history,” says Miguel Jarquin-Moreland, who plays ...

On Stage

Romantic, award-winning musical Once debuts in Austin

By Meredith Rainey

The often unsung heroes of the Broadway musical are the men and women who provide the soundtrack to the performances that touch our hearts. But from February 24 to March ...

Ameripolitan Movement

Dale Watson's crusade to save country music gains ground

By Meredith Rainey

A musical movement is gaining momentum thanks in large part to Austin-based honky-tonker Dale Watson. Watson has spent the last two years helping fuel the fire behind a new genre ...


Fresh from Broadway, Rain wows with electrifying Beatles tribute

By Meredith Rainey

If you ever saw the Beatles live, consider yourself very lucky. If you didn’t but wish you did, Rain is the next best thing.  Accomplished musicians in their own ...

Best of ACL

5 music pioneers join legendary Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2015

By Meredith Rainey

Lasting influence comes from originality, perseverance and the refusal to compromise your vision. These key characteristics that have made Austin City Limits an institution in music television have also made ...


Music of ABBA makes Austin return of Mamma Mia! a must-see performance

By Meredith Rainey

When my son was nearly two, he became enamored with the music of Mamma Mia!. No matter how foul his mood, the entrancing melodies of "Dancing Queen," "SOS" and "Super ...

Musical Revival

Musical masterpiece Anything Goes sails into Bass Concert Hall

By Meredith Rainey

If you're looking for a little escape this hectic holiday season, why not let the S.S. American take you on a romantic journey across the Atlantic? Anything Goes ...

Time of Your Life

Have the time of your life: Dirty Dancing's hot moves head to Austin

By Meredith Rainey

Recreating an iconic work in a different medium always comes with inherent risk, but the screenwriter of '80s super hit Dirty Dancing saw rewriting the film for the stage as ...

Broadway's Best

Austin Broadway season is back with the captivating story of Beauty and the Beast

By Meredith Rainey

Long before Frozen captured children’s imaginations, another classic Disney film charmed them and taught them that in spite of our differences, love can conquer all. The enchanting Broadway production ...

40 Fantastic Years

Austin City Limits kicks off 40th season with star-studded primetime special

By Meredith Rainey

Austin City Limits' recipe for success is seemingly simple: invite some of the best musical acts in the world to perform in an intimate setting and have a talented crew ...

Legendary Music

Texas badass Billy Joe Shaver proves he might just live forever with latest album

By Meredith Rainey

“I knew that the writing was good enough — that the cream would finally come to the top. I always knew, I just figured I’d be dead when that happened ...

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits blows roof off Moody Theater with 40th season celebration

By Meredith Rainey

If 40 seasons of Austin City Limits has proven anything, it's that KLRU knows how to put on a show. On Thursday night, the local PBS station threw a ...

'80s Ladies

K.T. Oslin reflects on her trailblazing time in the country music spotlight

By Meredith Rainey

If you are thinking about giving up your dreams — whatever they may be — K.T. Oslin would tell you not to. "There's always hope, honey. You ain't dead ...

A Wild Ride

Ingenious War Horse brings its wild ride to Bass Hall

By Meredith Rainey

Theater always asks us to use our imagination to some extent, but that’s even more the case with War Horse. The production, which uses ingenious puppetry to bring its ...

Limitless magic

Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris join Texas music royalty for ACL Hall of Fame celebration

By Meredith Rainey

The first Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction ceremony brought the show back to its original venue for one night: KLRU's Studio 6A on the University of Texas ...

Home on The Range

Heartbreaker Banquet's magical day of music ends with surprise headliner

By Meredith Rainey

Each year of Heartbreaker Banquet, the burning question swirling around the dusty road that runs through the center of Luck, Texas is, "Do you think Willie will show up?" Most ...

Texas Music Moment

Eli Young Band talks life on the road and traveling through 10,000 Towns

By Meredith Rainey

10,000 Towns is one of those albums where we had ample time to make sure the songs that we were picking were the right songs for where we are ...

Wicked Good

Blockbuster musical Wicked returns for three-week Austin run at Bass Hall

By Meredith Rainey

Mesmerizing. That’s the one word used to describe what’s been hailed as Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, Wicked, which has been charming audiences since its debut in 2003. The ...

Odes to Billie Jo

Green Day to Broadway: Musical American Idiot punks out Bass

By Meredith Rainey

Rock stars dabbling in Broadway musical magic is nothing new. Most recently, Cyndi Lauper penned the score for Kinky Boots, Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan co-wrote the music for Memphis ...

Bringing back the '50s

The star of Memphis talks race and rock 'n' roll before Austin debut

By Meredith Rainey

Actor Joey Elrose describes the real life man who inspired the character he plays in Broadway Musical Memphis saying, “He was in love with the music and he was a ...

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