The Daily Texan

All content by Chris Boyd Peck
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The Hideout Theatre offers unique improv experience

May 3, 2017

The name may imply otherwise, but comedy at the Hideout Theatre is out in the open. The Hideout Theatre was founded in 1999 by Sean Hill to provide Austin with a space for improvisational theater. Current...

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Sherwood Forest Faire jousts through final weekend

April 19, 2017

About 40 miles from the UT campus, off US-290 E, is a place where families can be transported back to the era of King Richard the Lionheart — singing songs, watching armored men joust and catching...

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Texas deaf community fights for music access

April 12, 2017

Editor’s note: Some of these interviews were conducted with the help of an interpreter. The deaf community in Austin and around the world has found a way to embrace music without being able to...

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Student play gives voice to struggles of Syrian refugees

April 5, 2017

In the upcoming student play “A Singularity,” audiences will follow the story of a Syrian refugee trying to find her home and her identity as a woman, a refugee and an individual after losing...

Local bands are bringing the edge back to SXSW

March 10, 2017

Though South By Southwest is one of the many reasons Austin has earned the title “Live Music Capital of the World,” the festival is lacking in one of the largest and craziest live music genres:...

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Texans preserve the Battle of San Jacinto through reliving it

March 2, 2017

On most days, Mark Hegman is an engineer, but on April 22, he is General Sam Houston fighting for Texas’s independence at the Battle of San Jacinto.   The famous battle that led to the defeat...

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UT alumnus fights for local film funds

February 15, 2017

Before working as the Broadcast Advisor for Texas Student Television, UT alumnus Robert Zimmer made films. Despite wanting to shoot in Texas, he was unable to do so because of the lack of state incentives.  The...

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Black-led-and-directed horror film ‘Get Out’ screens at the Union

February 10, 2017

Outside the Union Theater most Thursday nights, eager students wait to get a chance to see the week’s free screening. Last night was no different with a special early screening of the upcoming film...

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UT alumnus fights to preserve the history of obscure film

January 30, 2017

Up the stairs and past the vast array of film projectors inside the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar sits a small office where UT alumnus Sebastian del Castillo and his partner Joe Ziemba cycle through...