April 25, 2017
  • Film

    New Alamo Drafthouse Mueller brings unique family-friendly fun

    Fans of the Alamo Drafthouse have been patiently awaiting the opening of its newest Austin location: the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller. Now the final touches are done, the new staff is trained and the sixth Alamo location in Austin is open and ready for film-goers. As the name suggests, the newest Alamo iteration is located in the rapidly developing Mueller neighborhood [...]
  • Arts & Culture

    Local, national and global visionary artists are back for Fusebox Festival

    Returning for its 13th year on April 12-16, Fusebox Festival is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The 2017 festival takes place over 5 action-packed days in dozens of venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists in all disciplines [...]
  • Politics

    Understanding extent of Russian election interference should be a non-partisan issue

    Since last year, I have called for a non-partisan, independent, comprehensive investigation of Russian interference in our democracy. The steady drumbeat of disclosures since the election revealing more contacts between President Trump’s associates and Russian government officials has only increased the urgency of this review. This is not an attempt to “redo” the election, but rather an important determination regarding [...]

Old Settler’s Music Festival

April 10, 2017 0

Austin never hurts for a good music festival. After the crush of a massive event like SXSW, sometimes it’s nice to get a little bit out of the city for a music event a little […]

Judge exposes ICE retaliation in Austin raids

April 5, 2017 0

On March 21, Grassroots Leadership reacted to a revelation first made in federal court on Monday, March 20 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin confirming that mass raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in […]

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In the Spotlight

Connecting with our city’s untold stories of the past through tech

by Cat Cardenas in Technology 0

Sifting through boxes of old family photos, Alan Garcia discovered an Austin that no longer existed. After moving to Austin from Mexico in 1988, Garcia’s parents found an apartment near The University of Texas where they frequented restaurants and local businesses that are long gone now. As he sorted through the photos, his parents helped him learn more about the city’s history. Garcia quickly realized there wasn’t a place that educated or even documented the stories of Austin’s Hispanic and black communities, so he decided to create an Instagram account, [...]

To Do Música

  • Music

    Brown Sound News, April

    Texas Folklife and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum announced that the finals for the annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest [...]

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