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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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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 ...

Texas Country

Randy Rogers Band drops new album Trouble ahead of headlining Lone Star Jam

By Meredith Rainey

Sharing a career and sharing a tour bus 200 days a year can result in some eerily similar ideas. “It was kind of creepy, but it’s the honest to ...

Lewis, Perkins, Cash & Presley

Million Dollar Quartet: The priceless event in rock 'n roll history bound for Bass Concert Hall

By Meredith Rainey

Sometimes it takes fate to create magic. On December 4, 1956, a spontaneous meeting of four rock 'n roll legends at Sun Records in Memphis resulted in a magical recording ...

SXSW buzz

SXSW interview: Elle King approaches her music career with a sense of humor

By Meredith Rainey

Elle King hasn’t had much time to rest during SXSW.  The up-and-coming singer with a raw sound that’s a mix of soul, blues, country and rock has a ...

Texas Heritage Songwriters

Remembering a legend: Darrell K Royal honored for his unending support of Texas songwriters

By Meredith Rainey

Few Texas legends are as loved as Coach Darrell K Royal. And few have loved Texas songwriters as much as "Coach." In addition to leading the University of Texas Longhorns ...

Unofficial SXSW

Heartbreaker Banquet returns with Hill Country reprieve during SXSW

By Meredith Rainey

Last year, hundreds of SXSW music fans reveled in the chance to stroll the main drag of Luck, Texas — Willie Nelson’s tiny western town in the Texas Hill Country ...

Texas Heritage Songwriters

An unscripted life: Roger Miller to be honored for prolific, humor-filled songwriting career

By Meredith Rainey

"One of a kind" is a phrase reserved for the likes of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe — and Roger Miller. Though Roger Miller has been gone for two decades, the impact ...

cultural comedy

Comedian Russell Peters brings side-splitting standup show to Texas

By Meredith Rainey

If you are not familiar with Canadian comedian Russell Peters, you should be — he’s likely telling jokes about you. Well, maybe not you specifically, but he’s probably mercilessly ...

Music Matters

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis release first full-length collaboration, Cheater's Game

By Meredith Rainey

When you speak with Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, two things are clear: they have a deep love for one another and a profound respect for each other’s talents ...

festival fever

Lone Star Jam expands to two days, announces 2013 lineup

By Meredith Rainey

Every year, the Lone Star Jam attracts larger crowds and a more impressive list of performers. Last year’s headliners included Randy Rogers Band, Josh Abbott Band and Stoney LaRue ...

fiddle found

Fiddler Ruby Jane Smith and old friend reunited one year after carjacking

By Meredith Rainey

Throughout life, we are often parted from friends, unsure if we will ever see them again. But Austin-based fiddler Ruby Jane Smith can attest that the time and distance that ...

Hakuna Matata

Costumes, makeup and puppetry combine to create Lion King magic in Austin

By Meredith Rainey

For nearly three decades, Gregory Young has been transforming performers into characters in theaters across the country. The former fashion student at Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan has been ...

female empowerment

Girl Scouts of Central Texas celebrates 100 years and allows girls to discover their potential

By Meredith Rainey

A lot about Girl Scouts' programming has changed over the past 100 years, but one thing has not: its mission. "The mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and ...

amp up

Revamped Arlyn Studios aims to make Austin the recorded Music Capital of the World

By Meredith Rainey

Ask any musician what matters most in a recording and they'll likely tell you quality. In an age when entire albums can be recorded on personal laptops, there's ...

dancing shoes

Award-winning teen dancer brings his happy feet to Austin in lead Billy Elliot role

By Meredith Rainey

Dreams can be inspired by unexpected things, including dancing penguins. Noah Parets says seeing the animated movie Happy Feet eventually led him to a lead role in the Broadway musical ...

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