Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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University Fashion Group hopes to ‘Transcend’ expectations in this year’s fashion show

Alexandra Hart April 18, 2013

Anticipation hung heavy in the air of the University Fashion Group’s general meeting Tuesday. Business-as-usual points were quickly attended to and members scattered after announcements to meet with...


How to spend your Texas Independence Day

Alexandra Hart March 1, 2013

Saturday marks the 177th anniversary of the nation of Texas’ independence. And while its run as a sovereign country was far too short-lived, there are ample reasons to celebrate the best state that’s...


Fourth annual WXWC introduces film fest

Alexandra Hart February 21, 2013

Deep in the heart of West Campus, a network of housing cooperatives lend themselves to affordable, social student living, as well as notoriously wild parties. This weekend, six of these co-ops —...


Indoor skydiving business takes flight in Austin

Alexandra Hart February 18, 2013

For decades, jumping out of flying aircraft and diving toward Earth has been a necessity for the military and, more recently, an adrenaline sport for civilians. But for those who have a fear of heights,...


Full Service to play at this week’s Local Live

Alexandra Hart February 15, 2013

Don’t call Full Service a reggae band. Or a metal band, or a surf-rock outfit. In fact, trying to assign the rockers a specific genre is futile. Even the guys in the band don’t like to classify...


Driver Friendly reflects on road to recognition

Alexandra Hart February 8, 2013

In a cozy apartment complex just east of the iconic stretch of South Congress Avenue, all seven of local pop-rock heroes Driver Friendly are packed into the living room of one of the units, laughing, joking,...


Piano professor releases performance album

Alexandra Hart February 6, 2013

In the halls of the Butler School of Music, muffled melodies barely escape the soundproofed practice rooms as students diligently rehearse on an array of instruments. But it is not only students working...


Barbecue joint brings touch of class to West Campus

Alexandra Hart February 1, 2013

An establishment must have a certain amount of self-respect to set up shop in a historic landmark, particularly the Franzetti Store, a piece of real estate dating back to 1869. Newly opened barbecue restaurant...


Fingers Crossed will perform at Local Live on Sunday for the first time since releasing its new album

Alexandra Hart January 25, 2013

Fresh out of the studio after recording its first full-length album, punk/hardcore act Fingers Crossed is anticipating a busy year. The quintet, originally from Houston, has relocated to Austin since its...


Beyoncé entertains despite lip syncing at presidential inauguration

Alexandra Hart January 23, 2013

News broke mid-Tuesday morning that national treasure Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the presidential inauguration may have been lip synced, compromising...


A chat with local electronic artist Corduroi

Alexandra Hart January 18, 2013

Electronic musician Cody Wilson, known onstage as Corduroi, has fared well in a city where indie music is king and the electronic scene is still gaining a foothold. The multi-talented artist (who also...


Hole in the Wall legacy to never be equaled

Alexandra Hart December 5, 2012

Tuesday marked the launch of the much-hyped, much-delayed opening of East Side King’s newest and first ever brick-and-mortar restaurant at the Hole in the Wall. This development no doubt has local...


Hip-hop artists Megz Kelli and Dougie Do play Local Live

Alexandra Hart November 30, 2012

Megan Tillman is soft-spoken and slight in stature; her rhymes are anything but. Together with former St. Edwards classmate Chris Beale as disk jockey and producer, she makes up Megz Kelli and Dougie...


Relocated band makes home in Austin, plays opening show at newly opened Holy Mountain

Alexandra Hart November 16, 2012

There’s no glitter left at 617 East Seventh Street, the space formerly occupied by Beauty Bar. The beehive-clad silhouettes and Neapolitan painted walls have been replaced with richly colored reclaimed...


Local Live with Levi Weaver

Alexandra Hart November 9, 2012

The trajectory of Levi Weaver’s career is a hard one to pin. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter’s rise has been one marked by unpredictability — with peaks and valleys ranging from...


Duo scores two film spots in Austin Film Festival

Alexandra Hart October 19, 2012

Perhaps cleaning mustard and mashed potatoes off of the walls of a school cafeteria is a less-than-glamorous spring break ideal, but for radio-television-film seniors Mystie Pineda and Irene Georghiades,...


Taylor Muse recounts his band’s inception and startling success

Alexandra Hart October 11, 2012

Somewhere in an unassuming East Austin neighborhood, a duplex-turned-homemade recording studio lends its space to the rapidly ascending local talent Quiet Company. The sound booths are a work in progress,...

The paranormal scene is alive and thriving in Austin

Alexandra Hart October 4, 2012

With Halloween on the horizon, ghost stories and haunted houses increase in popularity for those looking for a fright. But for Jackie Milligan, tales of the supernatural aren’t just a seasonal thrill;...

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