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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Two new photo exhibitions document radically different experiences, but they share a sense of life persisting in the face of dramatic upheavals. [06-26-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Plain Funny
Don't let Martha Kelly's librarian-like appearance fool you. Beneath the nondescript facade is a cold, dark streak of cynical comedic genius that inspires awe and laughter when it strikes. [05-29-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Esther's Follies: Forever Young
Even after 23 years, Austin's favorite musical comedy group, Esther's Follies, is still lively and spirited. [05-29-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Triumph in River City
With The Music Man, Austin Musical Theatre creates a River City that's bigger than some by-god real Texas towns. But it's a show whose heart may be the biggest thing of all. [05-22-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Riders on the Storm
With The Leaf Storm, choreographer José Luis Bustamante and songwriter Lourdes Pérez have become the wind, blowing past boundaries between artforms to share their vision. [05-08-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Dance of the Prodigal Son
Choreographer Stephen Mills left Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure and return, and the future of the company. [05-01-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Miracle Man
When an actor's bio claims 14,000 performances to his credit, you rather expect the fellow to have some good stories. And Eddie Bracken doesn't disappoint. [02-21-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Titus
This Shakespearean potboiler is shaped into an imaginative modern spectacle. [02-14-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

My Dog Skip
Even a sucker for sappy dog movies can find that a heavy dramatic hand can squeeze the sweetness out of any pooch. [01-24-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Across the Universe
Gearing up for a new tour of her hit show "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," Lily Tomlin talks about connectedness -- her connectedness with "The Search" and with audiences. [09-20-99]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

God Said "Ha!"
Julia Sweeney makes the "feel-good cervical cancer movie of the year." [05-10-99]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Billy Shakes, Superstar
What with a slew of new film adaptations of his plays and a Best Picture Oscar for a film bearing his name, William Shakespeare is a hot property in the late Nineties. Is there anything new to this newfound celebrity? [04-26-99]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Risen From the Ashes
If they gave Heismans for choreography, perhaps dance great Stephen Mills would be better recognized in his home town. [03-22-99]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Superman: Peace On Earth
Alex Ross and Paul Dini's new rendering of the Man of Steel reminds us what superheros can and cannot do. [12-20-98]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Comin' Up Roses!
Austin Musical Theatre's showbiz success story. [11-23-98]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Rude Awakening
Theatre collective Rude Mechanicals spent three weeks at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute and lived to tell about it. [08-03-98]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Lost in Space
Sally Jacques' site-specific work "Probe One: Impossible Destiny" asks, "Where are you?" [06-08-98]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Trip to Bountiful
Your guide to Fourth of July activities in the Greater Tuna area. [05-18-98]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Character Generator
The prodigious resume of Austin character actor Tom Parker, currently starring in the Live Oak Theatre revival of "I'm Not Rappaport." [01-20-98]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Articulations
A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene. [10-27-97]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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