Pachanga Latino Music Festival 2010

The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, which took place on Saturday, May 22 at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin, was a lively party indeed. Now in its third year, the event had a stellar lineup, including local and international acts ranging from DJs to mariachis and traditional Tejano to electronica infused with Latin sounds. There was [...]

Out and Proud in the ATX

Just three months ago in Downtown Austin, two men were attacked near City Hall and brutally beaten because of their sexual orientation. Yes, this happened here in Austin – the recently named 9th most gay-friendly city in the U.S. by The Advocate, a national magazine that covers lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) issues. Protests [...]

Anthropos Arts: Bringing the benefits of music to all students

Tunes from Jazz to Meringue were heard in the Stubb’s Amphitheater on Sunday, May 16, as students from 12 different schools in the Austin area participated in the 11th Annual Student/Mentor Concert.   Students participating in the Anthropos Arts program showed their skills as they improvised solos alongside their mentors at their end-of-the-year performance. The Anthropos [...]

Cathedral of Junk: Condemned Art?

Since 1989, Vince Hanneman has been collecting throwaway items. It began with four hubcaps, and then came a shopping cart. Soon he had amassed enough junk to build a tower, followed by an arch and then a small room.  Today, his “Cathedral of Junk” stands at a height of 33 feet tall and contains 60 [...]

Imagine Austin: How does your Austin grow?

The City of Austin is planting the seeds of the future. It is asking for help from the community on how this garden should grow. Imagine Austin, a comprehensive two-year plan set forth by the City of Austin, wants to know how residents envision the city’s future. The City will use this public input to [...]