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Tag Archives: South by Southwest

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

SXSWTF? Dissecting a music festival’s immigration PR meltdown

In today’s installment of “A Good Rumor Travels Around the World Before the Truth Can Put On Its Shoes,” we watch with fascination as music fans from all over the world make South by Southwest out to be the newest…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Shifting SXSW focus, permitting changes await music head upon return

Returning South by Southwest to its focus on industries and helping to usher components of the city’s plans to help the local music industry are high on the personal to-do list of Don Pitts, until recently the director of Austin’s…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

How the city handles SXSW cleanup

On Sixth Street just past midnight, small herds of young people mill in the street or near the entrances of bars – some smoking cigarettes, others looking at their phones. Virginia Alexander honks at them to move. She is trying…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

SXSW panel spotlights urban housing

Austin is no snowflake when it comes to issues of housing, affordability and density. Cities across the United States grapple with similar challenges even if they don’t have the robust economy that is driving growth here in Central Texas. Last…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mayors talk mobility at SXSW

South by Southwest’s claim to fame is its rich offerings for fans of technology, film and music, but this year it also offered a healthy smattering of civics for the so-inclined wonk. The Interactive portion of the festival featured a…

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Monday, October 12, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin’s music industry talks future, fees

This summer’s release of the Austin Music Census, along with recent and potential music venue closures, paints a dire picture of Austin’s celebrated music scene and has prompted a dialogue about the future of local artists and venues. That conversation…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

City fails to patch SXSW crash-pad issue

An East Austin home whose lease holders are housing musicians in exchange for promotion on social media has city officials flummoxed. Neighbors of the Waller Street property argue that it is an inappropriate use of the house, which is zoned residential.…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro committee to create partnership policy

Board members with the Capital Metro Operations, Planning and Safety committee directed staff to begin crafting a board policy that gives parameters around future sponsors and partnerships at their committee meeting Wednesday. On the heels of a presentation overviewing CapMetro’s…

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