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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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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 ...


Here Comes 'Trouble'

Randy Rogers Band brings Trouble home to Austin for Thanksgiving

By Meredith Rainey

In some circles, the night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest party events of the year, as old friends reunite in their hometowns. It seems fitting, then, that one ...


All That Jazz!

Broadway mainstay Chicago offers Austin audiences sex, scandal — and 'Razzle Dazzle'

By Meredith Rainey

Few musicals deliver the intrigue and entertainment value of Chicago. Now the longest running musical revival in Broadway history, the story of a fame-hungry housewife who enlists a hot-shot lawyer ...


Is There Life After Lubbock?

Jaston Williams, Joe Ely and Jo Carol Pierce celebrate legendary Lubbock crazies in Paramount show

By Meredith Rainey

“If you have ever known a crazy person, you will like this show.” That's comedian, actor and storyteller Jaston Williams's take on Lubbock, the far-flung Texas town he ...


"The Book of Mormon" at Bass

The Book of Mormon brings its blessings to the Austin stage

By Meredith Rainey

When edgy musical The Book of Mormon hit Broadway in 2011, the buzz was instant and enormous. Over the past two years, it has continued to draw diverse audiences — including ...


Band with A Bond

Court Yard Hounds' sophomore album Amelita delights with family harmonies and thoughtful lyrics

By Meredith Rainey

The old saying that blood is thicker than water definitely holds true for Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Best known as the founders of the Dixie Chicks, the two sisters ...


Landmark Programming

KLRU benefit raises funds to preserve the Austin City Limits archives, honors Lloyd Maines

By Meredith Rainey

“Nothing has the vibe of Austin City Limits and the kind of casual 'welcome to our home’ type vibe... It’s just one of a kind,” says Texas musician Lloyd ...


Disco Drag

Priscilla Queen of the Desert parades into Bass Hall with disco tunes and award-winning costumes

By Meredith Rainey

Do drag queens, a road trip to the Australian outback, more than 20 dance hits and hundreds of flamboyant costumes intrigue you? This is the formula for the feel-good Broadway ...


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