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Austin TX movies: Movie showtimes, reviews, tickets, film festivals, SXS...

Film? Music? Theater? Ginifer King Yes, yes and yes. “For the Record: Tarantino in Concert” combines all three, bringing some of the well-kn

7 years after fire, Midtown Live is back in business

Midtown Live is back, seven years after the East Austin club was gutted by flames, igniting tensions between the city's black community and

KEYE-TV could go dark for Dish Network customers

A contract dispute is threatening to knock KEYE-TV off the Dish Network lineup this week. A retransmission agreement between the satellite p

Alamo Drafthouse reports year-to-year revenue growth

Times are tough these days for many cinema operators, but that's not the case at Alamo Drafthouse. The Austin-based theater chain reported t

Austin TX television: TV listings, reviews, TV blog |

A million bucks in five days? No problem. The folks over at 90.5 KUT-FM met their fundraising goal - and then some - during a weeklong pledg

Austin TX music: Music listings, bands, music news, reviews, SXSW and AC...

Are La Zona Rosa’s days numbered? That’s the question Austin music lovers are asking today on Facebook and Twitter after the building the ve

Austin TX music: Music listings, bands, music news, reviews, SXSW and AC...

Formula 1 weekend just keeps getting bigger. This afternoon we learned some well-known musicians will be in town during the inaugural race,

Rodeo injects $68.8 million into Central Texas economy

South by Southwest isn't the only event pumping millions into Austin's economy. A report commissioned by the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo sh

Fox-owned cable networks could disappear from DirecTV

A contract dispute between DirecTV and Fox threatens to leave satellite customers with no way to watch the Texas-Texas Tech football game on

UT system OKs purchase of radio station for $6 million

The University of Texas System's Board of Regents on Thursday authorized the purchase of Austin radio station 98.

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America’s coolest city is … Houston? Really? (Full disclosure: I grew up in the Houston area, and even I’m more than a little surprised.) Au

Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business |

After a two-year absence, the Trail of Lights, an Austin Christmastime tradition since the 1960s, will return this December thanks to contri

Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business |

The ‘Great Lawn,’ the area of Zilker Park where the Austin City Limits music festival is held, should reopen Friday, said Victor Ovalle, a s

Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business |

New team. Same name. United Soccer Leagues is reviving the Austin Aztex, announcing plans Monday to bring development league soccer to Centr

Austin TX movies: Movie showtimes, reviews, tickets, film festivals, SXS...

Alamo Drafthouse is heading west. San Francisco, to be exact. San Francisco’s New Mission Theater The Austin-based theater chain announced p

Two projects in works on Lamar, near Whole Foods complex

Austin-based Schlosser Development Corp. will soon begin work on two new buildings in high-profile spots on downtown's western edge with a c

Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business |

UPDATE: According to an announcement: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, has de

Austin TX music: Music listings, bands, music news, reviews, SXSW and AC...

Wine Down Wednesday is back, offering visitors to the Second Street District live music, free grub and, of course, wine. Nakia plays May 30

Upgrades give Volente Beach Waterpark new name, dining options, image

Volente Beach Waterpark has new management, new dining options and even a new name. Now known as Shore Club Volente Beach, 16107 Wharf Cove

Will the new MoPac toll lane project cater to the rich and leave the res...

Those of you who paused on the front page on your way to my column (yes, I know, it's hard to wait) might have noticed a truly excellent sto