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Exit 'Downtown,' Right on Sunset
In her latest project, singer Petula Clark sets aside her image as chirpy pop starlet to play mad screen diva Norma Desmond in the musical version of "Sunset Blvd." [03-28-00]
— Stephen MacMillan Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Viva la Revolution!
Installation art may be notoriously hard to define, but its role in art history isn't. It helped change the way we look at art. [03-20-00]
— Ben Willcott, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Scavenging for Home
The NATO bombing of Belgrade provoked playwright Lisa D'Amour to examine the intention behind her art and reasons for being an artist. [01-31-00]
— Lisa D'Amour, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Head of the Class
With Senioritis, the conclusion to his quartet of plays set at a Catholic high school in Houston, solo performer Rob Nash is all set to graduate -- to Off-Broadway, says Robi Polgar. [12-28-99]
— Robi Polgar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Visions of Sugar Plums
It may be old news to most of us, but every December thousands of children discover The Nutcracker for the first time, and it inspires many to take up dance. [12-20-99]
— Dawn Davis, 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

Transformation Is Its Power
Behind the veils of Middle Eastern dance, part two. [08-16-99]
— Barbejoy A. Ponzio, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Body Is the Music
Whether you call it Middle Eastern dance, Raqs sharqi, Oriental dance, or American Tribal, the dance form formerly known as "bellydance" is a real art form. [08-09-99]
— Barbejoy A. Ponzio, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Performing in the Moment
The reunion of four artists who energized the Austin performing arts in the Eighties is much more than a remembrance of things past; it's a lesson in being in the present and creating art in the moment. [05-10-99]
— Barbejoy Ponzio, 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

An Eye for History
From the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri to the front lines at Vietnam, photographer David Douglas Duncan had an eye on history being made, and he captured it in stunning detail with his camera. [04-26-99]
— Sam Martin, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Those Crazy Kids Will Do Anything ...
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. [04-19-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Stand Up to X-Files
An interview with Dean Haglund. [04-19-99]
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

I Drive Dean Haglund
The lone gunman has landed. [04-19-99]
— Margaret Moser, 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

Everybody Has a Body
A beginner's guide to watching and appreciating a dance concert. [02-01-99]
— Dawn Davis, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

A Painter's Work
When Austin's new airport opens this spring, travelers will be greeted by nine enormous paintings depicting a Texas family reunion. These images by Austin painter Fidencio Duran represent the work of a modern master. [01-25-99]
— Sam Martin, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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

115 Comics Walk Into a Bar ...
An inside look at a comedy cattle call as more than a hundred yucksters show up at an HBO Comedy Showcase in Austin for their shot at getting into the big Aspen Comedy Festival. [11-09-98]
— J.C. Shakespeare, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Snapshots on Photography
Two photography exhibitions at the Austin Museum of Art prompt a reflection on the political and the personal in photography: what we take when we take pictures. [10-19-98]
— Rebecca S. Cohen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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