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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Entertainment, arts returning to former ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’ hot spot in East Austin

An East Austin recreation center that was once a hot spot on the so-called “Chitlin’ Circuit” for African-American entertainers is expected to return to its roots as a hub of live entertainment and creative arts. Last month Austin’s Parks and Recreation…

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Music venue owners see holes in ‘imperfect’ proposals to protect them

Music venue operators from many parts of Austin have reservations about a pair of proposals created to address friction between increasing residential development and entertainment-oriented businesses. At a summit for local music venues on Monday, operators from venues in East…

Friday, May 5, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Music venues may face new rules as city adjusts ‘agent of change’ proposal

Austin officials have made significant changes to a pair of proposed policies affecting the city’s live music economy, and will spend much of May presenting them to local boards and community groups ahead of an expected early June vote by City…

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

All ears on Red River as noise curfew pilot program kicks off

Today marks the official start of a six-month program that will bring later hours for live music to one of the city’s most well-regarded cultural centers. Known in city channels as the Red River pilot program, the change in city…

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin City Limits touts $277M economic benefit

An oversized $6.3 million check to benefit Austin parks might’ve been the physically largest number discussed during a Monday confab with city officials and promoters of the Austin City Limits Festival, but it was a different number that was the…

Monday, May 1, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

State music museum appears headed to Austin

The Texas House of Representatives appears to be the last legislative hurdle for a bill that would lead to the creation of a museum in downtown Austin dedicated to Texas music. The museum would be a multi-floor anchor of sorts…

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