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Arts & Leisure

Volume II, Issue 43
April 19 - April 26, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he comedians invaded Austin for the annual Big Stinkin' International Improv and Sketch Comedy Festival. Find out all the crazy details. Then sit back and enjoy a chat with one of The X-Files Lone Gunmen (and stand up comic), Dean Haglund, and follow his ride from the airport (ok, a little too much detail).

Take a look at the aging of the musical "Porgy and Bess," followed by reviews of stage performances of "The Civil War" and "On The Razzle" plus more.


Performance
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First Time for Everything [6]
The musical Porgy and Bess is an undisputed George Gershwin classic. Even so, some of the work's racial overtones haven't aged well since its creation over 60 years ago.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 
The Big Time [7]
Nashvillians make a triumphant appearance on the Broadway stage.
— Lisa A. DuBois, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Razzle Frazzle [8]
"On The Razzle" is well worth seeing, especially if you enjoyed the shrewd use of language in "Shakespeare In Love."
TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Mexican Revelation [9]
Chávez and Revueltas, as different as machaca and chorizo, are bonded by place and time.
— James Reel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 








Featured Articles
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Those Crazy Kids Will Do Anything ... [2]
The comedians have left Austin and the laughter has faded away, but we keep the 1999 Big Stinkin' International Improv and Sketch Comedy Festival alive for a little longer with its wrap-up coverage of BS4.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Stand Up to X-Files [3]
An interview with Dean Haglund.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
I Drive Dean Haglund [4]
The lone gunman has landed.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Food & Drink
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Wine X reviewed [5]
The age of niche marketing hits a new height with Wine X, an irreverent new magazine targeted at twentysomethings with a hankering for vino.
— Rebecca Chastenet de Géry, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [10]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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