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ABBAcadabra
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 ...
Keeping up with the Joneses
Dallas philanthropic duo Gene Jones and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson summoned the press, Texas Cultural Trust board members and friends, and arts patrons to AT&T Stadium on January 14 ...
New Books for a New Year
It’s only three weeks into 2015, but there’s a good chance you’ve already given up on your New Year’s resolution. Whatever — we have, too. This year ...
Artsty New Year
Happy 2015! Now that the holiday hangover is starting to wear off, we all need some edifying cultural experiences to help us through resolution season. These shows join multiple selections ...
Arts in Context
Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts in Context Shorts. This unique series celebrates stories about the ...
For Book Lovers
With several indie bookstores, a huge book festival every year and a cozy coffee shop on practically every corner, Austin’s a town that attracts — and breeds — readers. We've ...
TIME Taps Austin
Arguably the most discussed — and often controversial — media moment of the year, TIME's Person of the Year was revealed Wednesday. Here in Austin, it won't be who is ...
Gift of Art
Many of us have family, friends or both coming to town this month, and our local gallery spaces have got plenty of aesthetic nourishment to help us space out the ...
Musical Revival
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 ...
Art And About
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its first grant recipients for fiscal year 2015. The organization has awarded $29.1 million in the form of 1,116 grants ...
Cheer Up
Need an extra dose of cheer this season? Austin has no shortage of productions — from the traditional Nutcracker Ballet to Robert Earl Keen's Christmas show — that will put you ...
Mural City
Murals are an important part of our city's landscape and, arguably, the most iconic is Daniel Johnston's "Hi How Are You?" located on the Drag. The famous frog ...
Art on Display
For 22 years, Art from the Streets has been providing a creative outlet — and giving back — to Austin's homeless. The volunteer-led program, which provides art supplies and classes to ...
Holiday Reading Time
In our fantasy world, the holiday season means long, uninterrupted stretches of lounge time on our parents' comfy couches, lost in long novels. In reality, though, there are turkeys to ...
Ransom Center Expands
The Harry Ransom Center has snagged another major collection from one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century. Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist ...
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