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No Longer in Utopia, Utopiafest to Host Its Intimate Festival with a Big Lineup in Burnet

Utopiafest is leaving behind the land of perfection for what it hopes are greener pastures. For its 10th iteration, taking…

Austin Piano Great Marcia Ball is Still Tickling Them Ivories

When Marcia Ball gets to rocking—her long fingers pounding out barrelhouse keyboard rhythms, knees bouncing to the beat, the band…

Ray Wylie Hubbard Revisits the Snake Farm That Inspired His Famous Song

Any good songwriter knows when the muse strikes, write it down. For Ray Wylie Hubbard, it was maybe the 10,000th…

Explore Frontier Life in San Antonio at the Yturri-Edmunds Home

Before the first railroad line reached San Antonio in 1877, the villa was known as “the city of adobes,” according…

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair Returns to the Hill Country After Five-Year Absence

The Texas Arts and Crafts Fair, which the legislature deemed the official arts and crafts fair of the Lone Star…

Texas Book Fest Announces Full Lineup of 2018 Authors

Readers rejoice: the Texas Book Festival has announced the full list of 250 authors for its 2018 event. The field of…

Experience One of the Best Live Music Scenes in Texas at Houston’s Silver Slipper

In broad daylight, the Silver Slipper is hardly a looker. The compact building 4 miles northeast of downtown Houston is…

After Tackling Topics like Al Qaeda and Scientology, Texas Writer Lawrence Wright Is Now onto Examining the Lone Star State

Lawrence Wright doesn’t do well with downtime.  “I’m horrible, just horrible,” Wright says, lounging in his west Austin home. “I…

Frank X. Tolbert 2 Interprets ‘Incredible Creations of Nature’ in the Texas Bird Project

The art aficionados at the opening of Frank X. Tolbert 2’s Texas Bird Project exhibition in Austin were clearly enamored with…

7 Ways to Inspire a Love of Art in Your Kids

Sometimes it’s all in the packaging: Telling my 8- and 10-year-old children we’re going to spend an entire day looking…

Get a Concentrated Dose of Marfa’s Bohemian Counterculture at El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love

Arriving in Marfa, the high-desert ranching town with a lofty reputation as a mecca for modern art, first-time visitors sometimes…

Before There Were Mavericks, There Was Texas Legend Sam Maverick

Deep down, every true Texan wants to be a maverick. Whether your folks have been here for centuries or you…
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