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Explore Port Aransas’ nature and wildlife this summer

May 2, 2013

Soft sand and warm gulf water draws countless tourists to Port Aransas every summer. Conservation efforts made by the city allow visitors to enjoy clean, well-maintained beaches that are teeming with coastal...

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Artists find inspiration in Elgin

April 25, 2013

ELGIN — Jillayne Hunter and kb Thomason live in a minimalist oasis. With stark white walls, natural light and a Zen rooftop garden, the building looks like it could be found in downtown Manhattan....

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Local musicians find international audience on BalconyTV

April 17, 2013

Most bands perform in dark cave-like venues filled with cigarette smoke and graffitied bathrooms. BalconyTV, a global music web series that is produced in six continents, films musical performances on...

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Girl Guitar inspires women musicians

April 10, 2013

Upon moving back to Austin from New York City six years ago, local singer-songwriter Mandy Rowden found herself broke and unable to pay her cell phone bill. She thought teaching music might put her back...

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Artist exhibits community-wide cell phone photo project

March 29, 2013

Milwaukee-based artist Joseph Reeves is out to prove that anyone actually can be an artist with his current exhibit, “The Cell Phone Photo Gallery,” at Co-Lab Projects in East Austin.   Reeves,...

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Cohen New Works Festival showcases original student art

March 28, 2013

Featuring student-run plays, dance performances, art installations, commissioned pieces of music, outdoor site-specific works and multiple transdisciplinary events, the Cohen New Works Festival offers...

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Austin musicians change inmates’ lives through the power of music

March 20, 2013

Once a week at the Travis County Correctional Complex, the sounds of acoustic guitars can be heard resonating throughout the halls of the jail. Thanks to the guitar and songwriting lesson efforts of Austin...

Award-winning film “Computer Chess” makes SXSW debut

March 16, 2013

“Computer Chess,” written and directed by Andrew Bujalski, is a story set in the 1980s centered on a man-versus-machine chess tournament. The film follows a battle between technology and the...

What to wear to SXSW

March 11, 2013

South By Southwest heralds the beginning of springtime in Austin. The Daily Texan has put together some suggestions for how to look your best, regardless of whether you’re dancing, head-banging or...

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Latest juice cleanse trend could lead to healthier lifestyle

March 5, 2013

Tim Sans started the new year by resolving to make healthier choices. Still finding himself overweight after multiple failed weight loss attempts, he was unsure of what direction to take next. He turned...

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Local improv theater celebrates four funny years in Austin

March 1, 2013

As a city that boasts numerous comedians, clubs, troupes and its own annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Austin is attracting funny people left and right. Austin’s premier comedy theater,...

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Local blogger making waves in the journalism and film worlds

February 13, 2013

Lauren Modery documents Austin’s 20-something youth culture through her blog, Hipstercrite. Along with writing about varied themes such as music, film and pop culture, Modery also boasts talent as a...

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Former RTF students break into the Austin film scene

February 6, 2013

Ben Foster and Mark Dennis were paired together for a short film assignment in 2005. This month, they returned to Austin to begin filming their second feature length film. As Dennis and Foster join...