December 12, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
It might be the best film about the 70’s to appear this decade. Opening nationwide on Friday, December 20th, this like-real fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation. American Hustle tells the story of inventive con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale, bloated and wearing a comb-over hairpiece), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (the stunning and cleavage-exploding Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (permed and leisure-suited Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes...more
December 10, 2013 BY MOLLY BAYME
Let’s face it: he’s a living legend. Mark your calendars, everyone, for the return of the inimitable Tony Bennett who is bringing his talents to the Long Center in Austin on January 18th. With his celebrated vocal skills and his noteworthy stage presence, Tony Bennett’s performance will be a performance you, your friends, or family won’t want to miss.
Bennett’s renowned tunes such as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” set strong foundations in the American music culture. Although his career, consisting of millions of records sold worldwide, countless...more
December 5, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
(MARTIN BURKE IN THIS WONDERFUL LIFE. PHOTO BY KIRK TUCK)
Think the holidays are too busy? Make time for ZACH Theatre this holiday season. The cultural gathering place brings you a trio of holiday shows this season including the Austin premiere of the charming one-man show, This Wonderful life, the classic A Christmas Story and Holiday Heroes that all offer fun for all ages.
The Austin premiere of This Wonderful Life plays thourgh December 29 on the Whisenhunt stage, starring Martin Burke of ZACH's The Santaland Diaries and Harvey. Based on the classic holiday film It’s a...more
December 3, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
The best of 1950’s is back. Memphis, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at Bass Concert Hall on December 10-15 for a limited engagement, thanks to Lexus Broadway In Austin at Texas Performing Arts.
It’s a bona fide hit. The critically acclaimed Memphis won four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and...more
November 25, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
We love that the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is kicking off its fourth annual Holiday Lights & Ice event (open to the public) on Wednesday, November 27 with Austin’s largest ice skating rink and 200,000 twinkling lights throughout the resort. It’s truly a sight to see.
The resort will also have a hot chocolate bar with holiday-flavored shots like caramel and peppermint and s’mores kits available, too. A portion of the proceeds from HL&I will be donated to...more
November 21, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
Bravo’s favorite comedian, Kathy Griffin, performs at the Long Center in Austin on November 22, in her swing through Texas that will land her in the Guinness Book of World Records. At her San Antonio show on November 24, the Guinness representatives will honor Griffin with the title for “Most Stand-Up Specials by a Comedian.” Now, that’s a record.
The 53 year-old funny lady tells us that she’s “humbled by the honor and can’t wait to set the award next to my Schmemmy’s and forthcoming Grammy Award.” Griffin has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, but has yet to take one home....more
November 19, 2013 BY MOLLY BAYME
The sixties are back and being appreciated more than ever. Jonathan Walford writes about the 1960’s fashion in Sixties Fashion: From Less is More to Youthquake to brilliantly reminisce upon the iconic fashion of the Sixties that still influences designers today.
As seen in the book, the innovative fashion of the Sixties were something to behold. Like 1960’s fashion designer, Jean-Louis Scherrer who had an immeasurable influence on the era’s styles. His luxuriously adorned designs were more than a sight for sore eyes. Scherrer’s designs along with many other 1960’s fashion icons,...more
November 14, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
It’s almost here. The hit musical Chicago is coming to Austin soon… on Nov.19 -24, 2013 brought by Lexus Broadway In Austin at Texas Performing Arts at Bass Concert Hall. Starring John O’Hurley, his stunning Terra C. MacLeod is set to steal the show in Austin as a triple threat: singer, dancer, and actress. She stars as Velma Kelly and has played the role of Velma Kelly around the world, from Broadway to the West End in addition to a myriad of other roles she has conquered in her career. She is, without a doubt, a seasoned veteran who will sing, dance and act her way into your hearts. We...more
November 12, 2013 BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN
(Photo: My Yacht Club F-1 founder Nicholas Frankl and Alexander Rossi at the My Yacht Club F-1 event in 2013)
In its second year, everyone coming in from all over the world is wondering what to do after they have been at the F-1 track. Our answer? Join the star-studded guest list expected at My Yacht™ Club’s exclusive event over Formula 1™ grand prix weekend in Austin this week, November 15-17. It features the most expensive club table in Texas, celebrity attendees and a special golden presentation to the winning driver. Sound like fun? Buckle up.
November 6, 2013 BY SAMANTHA SUBAR
Come meet the author of a simply scrumptious new read by Melanie Haupt. Her new book, “Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine Through the Generations,” is an Austin foodie’s dream, featuring everything from Franklin Barbecue to Scholz’ Beer Garten, including stories about the evolution of restaurant culture and the history of iconic Austin joints. With vintage shots and new photography by Dena Childs, it’s also a visual feast.
Haupt will be doing a series of meet-and-greets at several Austin locations, so you won’t want to miss meeting the expert of culinary culture for Texas’s...more
October 31, 2013 BY MOLLY BAYME PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAN JOSE HOTEL
Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, and El Cosmico are more than just idyllic hotels to enhance your vacations. The gifts of the holiday season are anxiously awaiting you at each of these hotel stores. Worried about finding the perfect holiday present? Search no more. The retail stores of Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, and El Cosmico have the necessities of this holiday season that you’ve been looking for this time of year.
With its Saint Cecilia Robe, perfume by Roux St. James, and Le Labo Body Products and Candles, Hotel Saint Cecilia, located in Austin, Texas realizes what...more