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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City busking program brings public music performance into question

Austin’s long-debated policy concerning the legality of paid acoustic street performance – widely referred to as “busking” – returned as an issue of some discussion Monday, with the city’s music office attempting to change both the perception and enforcement of…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Live music proponents revive ‘agent of change,’ with eye toward fall

After it lay dormant since July, city leaders and music industry professionals are restarting the process that – it is hoped – will protect live music venues and nearby residential buildings from clashing over noise and general quality-of-life issues.Known as…

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Land trust and incentives for arts appear headed for Council

The creation of a land trust – a potential first for the city – is one of the tools City Council will consider next month in an attempt to keep artists and musicians from getting priced out of Austin. Council…

Friday, January 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Nonprofits pitching in on cultural land trust proposal

A group of Austin nonprofit organizations are working together on an effort that would see the city of Austin create a cultural land trust to buy and preserve properties around the city for use as theaters, studios, live music venues…

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin fields eight potential sites for new soccer stadium and practice space

City Council is weighing eight potential sites to house a professional soccer stadium and practice space after the Ohio-based Columbus Crew soccer team expressed an interest in moving here. But Council members decided to hold off on a final decision…

Monday, December 18, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Unclear regulations and development top music venue concerns

Thursday’s summit with music venue owners and operators saw a bit of political scheduling serendipity.Among the many issues discussed by them and other music community stakeholders was the fact that that afternoon City Council was set to consider a resolution…

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