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Meredith Rainey

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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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Sonny Boy Slim

Hometown hero Gary Clark Jr. thrills Austin crowd in anticipation of hot new album

By Meredith Rainey

To say Gary Clark Jr. has star quality is an understatement. Music industry folks and fans alike say the 6-foot-4-inch Austin High School graduate, who easily commands a room without ...


Keepin' it Country

Austin music stars team up for kick-ass Saxon Pub shows you can't miss

By Meredith Rainey

There's no faking chemistry, and Sunny Sweeney and Brennen Leigh don't have to. Friends for more than 10 years, the two Austin-based singer-songwriters have a great respect for ...


No Place Like Home

Broadway star launches one-of-a-kind performing arts school in Austin

By Meredith Rainey

Veteran Broadway and TV actress Janet Adderley has a number of important things pulling her back to her home state. “It’s the right thing in my life to come ...


Pat Green Comes Home

Texas country star Pat Green hits the road in support of his best album yet

By Meredith Rainey

After two decades in the music business, Pat Green has learned what’s most important. “My happiness is being around my family and hanging out with my wife … and certainly ...


No Limits

ACL Hall of Fame pays tribute to new class of music pioneers with star-studded show

By Meredith Rainey

A hall of fame is reserved for the greats: people who have made a lasting impression in the field in which they excel. The same holds true for the Austin ...


Leapin' Lizards!

Annie charms Bass Concert Hall with an adorable cast and memorable music

By Meredith Rainey

Annie, the classic story of a fiery redheaded orphan on a quest to find her parents, will have everyone singing, "The sun will come out tomorrow," with eight shows at ...


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 ...


Beatlemania

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 ...


ABBAcadabra

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 ...


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