Culture of Giving

Austin enjoys a vibrant and selfless non-profit community. These organizations are the thread that makes Austin one of the most caring cities in the world. Throughout the month of December CultureMap will feature the efforts of our favorite area non-profits in our Culture of Giving series. We want to help raise awareness of these great organizations and help them raise money. And what better time to help than now during the holidays? You can help too. CultureMap is partnering with I Live Here, I Give Here in order to make it easy for you to be a part of this community effort. Just look for the I Live Here I Give Here link at the end of each story to learn how you can immediately give back to these organizations that give so much to Austin.

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Texas Heritage Songwriters honored: You can have George Strait, we'll take Allen Shamblin

By Kevin Benz - February 28th, 2012

You will never mistake Terry Boothe for anything but a Texan. He played for Darrell Royal's Longhorns, chews on a cigar (he doesn't smoke it), spits in a cup, wears denim and... well... let's say a worn-in (not out ...

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Grounded in Music: These kids can rock

By Kevin Benz - February 11th, 2012

The kids got off the bus and walked through the Stubbs Barbeque gates. It was early afternoon so the outdoor stage venue was nearly empty except for the roadies, sound and lighting engineers and My Morning Jacket which was sound-checking three songs ...