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Family feuds for inheritance
June 10, 2012
Bickering over an inheritance is the basis of Texan playwright Horton Foote’s, “Dividing the Estate,” at ZACH Theatre.
Take two for overlooked films
June 10, 2012
26 year-old filmmaker Ryan Darbonne, inspired by 60s movement, starts his own film series called Cinema 41.
Cotone offers handmade Italian fashion on the Drag
September 6, 2011
Decorated with a beautiful French-Italian fusion and a touch of Texan flair, Cotone Clothing Boutique offers unique cotton-based pieces.
Seasoned punk rock trio comes of age
August 29, 2011
The Ettes have slowly gained momentum touring with big name bands such as The Black Keys, The Dead Weather and Kings of Leon.
Canadian comedian incorporates world cultures into act
November 4, 2010
Though born in Canada, funny man Russell Peters, whose parents are Indian, wanted to break away from the typical South Asian mold of choosing a practical career choice and instead opts for a more provocative occupation in the comedy business. The result, a successful career in comedy and an international tour, “The Green Card Tour.”
Interpols latest rock album goes back to its roots with huge payoff for fans
September 7, 2010
American rockers Interpol have released their new self-titled album.
Scott Pilgrim cast talks weaknesses, ideal superpowers
August 23, 2010
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” follows the life of 22-year-old Toronto native Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera, “Superbad”) as he falls for American delivery girl Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “Live Free or Die Hard”).
'Eat Pray Love' trumps romantic-comedy tropes
August 12, 2010
Director and “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has taken a break from choir and show tunes for a journey of self-discovery. “Eat Pray Love” is based on the memoir of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert that depicts her travels and the personal revelations that come with them.
'Scott Pilgrim' matures; Michael Cera doesn't
August 12, 2010
This summer’s movie season has been filled with mediocrity, from “Iron Man 2” to “Sex and the City 2,” but “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” brings something new to the table.
Pop band Love at 20 mixes 90s Brit, modern indie rock
August 11, 2010
From the ashes of the band Clap Clap emerges a new band called Love at 20.
Alt-rock group varies essence, tone of albums
June 18, 2010
Silversun Pickups have become a staple of the alternative rock scene since the release of their freshman album, Carnavas, in 2006.
'Inception' whirls into theaters with cinematic force
June 15, 2010
Visionary writer-director Christopher Nolan makes his return to cinema for the first time since “The Dark Knight” with “Inception,” a refreshingly intricate and visually stimulating alternative to the prequels, sequels and slapstick comedies that constitute this summer’s lineup.
Sorcerer misses magic, fresh tales for movie screens
June 14, 2010
Mixing a weak script with juvenile jokes, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” falls flat. The film has an interesting premise, but does not deliver in the slightest, proving to be a fun afternoon adventure only if you are under the age of 12.
Exhibit portrays shifting landscape of ethnic heritage
June 12, 2010
DiverseArts Culture Works’ New East Gallery is tucked away in the Saltillo Lofts on East Fifth Street. DiverseArts is a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting multicultural art in Austin. The gallery relies on donations from businesses and patrons for its operations.
Thrice continues to evolve, thrive
June 6, 2010
California rock veterans Thrice have six albums under the band’s belt since hitting the alternative scene in 1998. Fans may be more familiar with earlier material because of the band’s extensive touring with acts such as Dashboard Confessional, Brand New, The Get Up Kids and Alkaline Trio.
Sounds Under Radios alt-rockers strive to produce cinematic sound
June 2, 2010
Local alternative rock band Sounds Under Radio has been making a name for itself since 2007, with two independently released albums under its belt.