September 24, 2017
  • Arts & Culture

    “Mexico Modern” reveals dynamic network of cultural exchange between Mexico and the U.S.

    Chronicling two decades of cultural exchange between Mexico and the U.S., the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945 showcases examples of modern Mexican art and design. Through exhibitions, books and articles, it also documents the ways this art was broadcast to new audiences, primarily in the U.S. The exhibition demonstrates how, in the 1920s and 1930s, Mexican [...]
  • Arts & Culture

    ESB-MACC celebrates 10 years of bringing together Latino diversity in its current facility

    On September 15, 2007, after several years of a master plan development, the long-awaited dream of the Latino, Chicano and Mexican-American artistic community became reality: a brand new contemporary-style building on 600 River St., in the heart of the Historic District of Rainey Street, was inaugurated. The construction was created to host the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, [...]
  • deportation

    As a country of laws, the U.S. must ensure immigration courts operate properly when it comes to deportation

    A common refrain dominates immigration discussions – “They broke the law and should be deported.” The message holds power, because it suggests that allowing immigrants cast as lawbreakers to remain in the country weakens the rule of law. But there are multiple problems with this sweeping justification for deportation that treats immigrants as offenders. Many immigrants have not broken any [...]
  • Arts & Culture

    Art, not hate, has many sides

    When simmering hate erupted in Charlottesville, when protesters and counter-protesters clashed, when armed demonstrators could have been mistaken for the glaringly absent law enforcement, there were two sides: those who stood for hate, and those who didn’t. Because, contrary to what some believe, hate doesn’t have many sides. Hate doesn’t offer the space for different perspectives — it only leaves [...]
  • charlottesville

    We must support more ‘Charlottesvilles’ in the future

    The City of Charlottesville resembles the best of a rural college town despite its problems. Economically, the town depends on balancing the relationships and interests of students with its residents. Historically, issues of racism, opportunity, class, crime and politics have embroiled the city and the campus of the University of Virginia as deeply as the recently revealed DNA connections between [...]
  • Music

    Save the date for HAAM Benefit Day

    The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), a local nonprofit that provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s working musicians, will host its annual, city-wide HAAM Benefit Day event on Tuesday, Sep. 12. Hundreds of music showcases and concerts will take place at various locations all over Austin including clubs, restaurants, and retail stores to help raise awareness and funds [...]

Pecan Street Festival – 40 years of Sixth Street fun

Arts & Culture
September 11, 2017 0

Now in its 40th year of operation, the Pecan Street Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on historic Sixth Street in downtown Austin. The Pecan Street Festival is the largest and longest-running, of Texas’ […]

Diez y Seis 2017

Arts & Culture
September 11, 2017 0

Diez y Seis celebrates Mexico’s independence from Spain and welcome in Hispanic Heritage Month in September. The 69th annual St. Johns Catholic Church Jamaica features AJ Castillo (6 p.m.) on Sept. 2 and Ricky Naranjo […]

In the Spotlight

The creative genesis behind Fantastic Fest 2017

by Meredith Cox in Film 0

One of Austin’s pivotal film festivals, Fantastic Fest, is set to return for its thirteenth year on September 21-28, with a new theme, new films, new events, and new experiences for film fans. “This year at Fantastic Fest we’re focusing on Arabic genre films,” says Evrim Ersoy, the creative director for Fantastic Fest. “This came about through a confluence of fortuitous spark of curiosity, subsequent fascination bordering on obsession, and a journey of discovery through research and countless illuminating conversations with brilliant experts in the subject material met along the [...]

To Do Música

  • To Do Musica

    Brown Sound News

    Leti Garza (formerly known as Leticia Rodriguez Garza) has announced a new album, “El Unico Para Mi” and [...]