The women Chulita Vinyl Club share a passion for collecting records and an ambition to become DJs in a male-dominated field.
David Goujon celebrates Latino culture by referencing the controversial demolition of a neighborhood store.
Paul Bloodgood has been dancing since childhood. But the rigors of ballet and his own age mean his career is coming to an end.
byCésar E. López Linares
Because most mariachi band camp participants come from low-income families in South Texas, attendance at a University of Texas-Austin mainstay has fluctuated since the camp started five years ago.
byCésar López Linares
LGBT artists look to educate people about discrimination via festivals and individual projects. Several bills in the Texas legislature are under consideration that would directly impact the LGBT community.
The genre’s roots go back more than a century, and its fans are aging. But some musicians keep performing so that their heritage does not fade away.
byMary K. Cantrell
The National Endowment of the Arts supports dozens of Central Texas art organizations. But President Trump has targee the NEA for steep budget cuts.
Founded by honky-tonker Dale Watson, the prizes are a counterpoise to Nashville’s music.
byMary K. Cantrell
The opening of the Ancient Americas gallery is part of a five-year renovation project.
Richard Robertson made his first kite at age 8. Eighty years later, he’s still at it, with more than 200 kites stored in his garage.
Lench Martinez no longer recognizes the city he grew up in. The demolition of an East Austin pinata store inspired him to compose a reality rap about how growth and gentrification have pushed out minorities.
For the past 11 years, the aerial acrobats of the Blue Lapis Light dance company have gamboled across the sides of Austin’s mightiest high rises, transformed abandoned warehouses into performance sites, and even turned a bridge into a stage.
“The vinyl resurgence is not a hipster flash in the pan. It’s for real,” says one Austin record store owner.
Some take to the air for exercise. Others like the sensation of dancing in the air.
In the 1960s and ’70s, garage bands were just a stone’s throw away.