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Bass Concert Hall Turns 40 Years Old

Mar 17   |  Spectrum News

Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas just turned 40 years old. Stage supervisor Conrad Haden knows every nook and cranny, as well as every twist and every turn. Haden often works about 50 feet above the stage. He’s been working at the theater since its beginning.

Broadway shows plan to get back on the road this fall

Mar 11   |  The Washington Post

Musical theater lovers can now buy tickets for September performances of “Hadestown” in Orlando, a November run of “Rent” in Charlotte and December dates of “Hamilton” in Austin, signaling a performing-arts comeback this fall with Broadway leading the charge.

‘The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop’ show paintings at work

Mar 8   |  Sightlines

Westminister Abbey, the Sonoran Desert, a Pennsylvania trailer park, a night view of an island city, a rooftop panorama of Madrid. The behemoth paintings in “Behind the Scenes: The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop,” an exhibition currently staged on the stage of Bass Concert Hall, are singular as works of art.

University of Texas Professor Helps Acquire MGM Movie Backdrops for Students

Feb 9

When she’s not teaching painting, you’ll find Karen Maness putting the finishing touches on her own works of art. Maness teaches at the University of Texas in Austin, but the paintings she works with at UT are Texas-sized! They’re old movie backdrops Maness helped acquire from MGM, now housed at UT.

The Year of Living Separately

Jan 5   |  Sightlines

Texas Performing Arts partnered with Fusebox Festival to create a new production residency program that gave financial and practical assistance to locally-based performing artists. Such an initiative represented something beyond badly needed immediate and direct support for Austin dance-makers and theater-makers.

Music in the Morning

Nov 19   |  FOX 7 Austin

The Brannen Temple ElecTriO with Bobby Sparks and James Robinson perform on Fox 7's Good Day Austin.

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