#MusicMonday: Veteran Austin-based Reggae Singer Alan Moe Monsarrat Releases New Solo Album

by Leean Vargas on November 23, 2020

With a career spanning over 50 years and countless albums with multiple acclaimed bands, Austin-based reggae artist Alan Moe Monsarrat has released his new album, “Agriculture.” Those countless albums with various bands include being a...

Inside Kendra Scott’s Shark Tank Experience

by Britni Rachal on November 19, 2020

You’ve probably heard or seen that Austin’s favorite and brightest jeweler has a new spot on national television. For this 12th season of ABC’s Shark Tank, Kendra Scott has made her debut as a guest...

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Now Playing Irving-Las Colinas: “Erma Bombeck” — Love, Laughter and a Life with a Lasting Legacy

by N.L.Thi-Hamrick on November 13, 2020

“If you can't make it better, you had better laugh at it. And if you can laugh at it, you can live with it,” beloved humorist Erma Bombeck once said. MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has taken...

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Five Minutes With Texan Actor Cody Linley

by Bob Valleau on November 12, 2020

Cody Linley is perhaps best known for his role as Jake Ryan (Miley Cyrus' boyfriend) on the Disney Channel's hit TV series "Hannah Montana." However, now 30, in addition to “Hannah Montana,” Linley has many...

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TXBites: Restare in Austin

by Marika Flatt on November 11, 2020

There’s an Italian dining jewel in North Austin that we adore. We’ve sung the praises of Andiamo not once but twice over the years. Yes, we are fans. And now, there’s more. Locally owned by...

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Five Minutes With Dallas Rock Band “The Dirty Shirts”

by Leean Vargas on November 11, 2020

Cameron Moreland and Nick Santa Maria met as kids doing volunteer work in Mississippi. Little did they know that fateful meeting would turn into a lifelong friendship that would shape them not only as friends,...

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Five Minutes With Former Mayor, Broker of Port Aransas Realty, Keith McMullin

by Leean Vargas on November 9, 2020

Having lived in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas, Keith McMullin can really appreciate the laid-back island pace that’s a world away from life in the largest Texas cities.  McMullin moved to North Padre Island...

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Five Minutes With Nickelodeon’s Newest TV Celeb, Texas Teen Star Bryce Gheisar

by Bob Valleau on November 16, 2020

Bryce Gheisar gave up his dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast and traded it for an acting career. So far, it’s paid off. And some. Gheisar is now co-starring in two Nickelodeon TV series (“The...

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The 8-Minute Workout Circuit: Chest and Back

by Brook Benten Jimenez on November 5, 2020

Most of us find that our posture could stand a tune-up. Two major muscle groups that seriously affect your posture are your pecs (aka chest) and back. These 6 exercises repeated through two circuits will...

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Randal Ford’s 7 Tips: How to Photograph Your Dog

by Bebe Brown on November 4, 2020

What says holidays more than a photo of your four-legged loved one to share far and wide this season? Here’s how to ace it for 2020, courtesy of award-winning Austin-based animal photographer Randal Ford. “As...

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Virtual Broadway: Patti LuPone Takes the Stage

by Britni Rachal on November 3, 2020

The lights may be off on Broadway this year, but that hasn’t stopped Patti LuPone from taking to the stage in a new virtual format. LuPone’s concert is part of a new concert series, Live...

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Five Minutes With Austin’s Callie Haverda, Teen Netflix Star

by Bob Valleau on October 29, 2020

At just 13, Austin native Callie Haverda already has a long list of acting credits to her name, from national commercials with the likes of Troy Aikman to her latest movie now on Netflix. In...

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Five Minutes With Mandy Rowden, East Texas Singer-Songwriter, Founder Girl Guitar

by Haven Lindsey on October 28, 2020

Hailing from East Texas, Mandy Rowden is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has been a practicing musician since she was six years of age. Based in Austin, Rowden has won numerous awards and, recognized for her...

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Revealed: The Secret Sauce of Hollywood’s Original Blockbusters

by Julie Tereshchuk on October 26, 2020

Just how did the great Hollywood studios make doorbusting blockbuster movies back before CGI, drones and other modern day techno wizardry? All is revealed in a first-time collaboration between San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum and...

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Fall Gift Ideas That Will Leaf You Smiling

by Leean Vargas on October 23, 2020

With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, the smell of sweet apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice and colorful fallen leaves fill the air. There’s plenty of things to enjoy this time of year. From cozy candles,...

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The Literary Talent Cup Runneth Over: Alright, Alright, Alright Texas Book Festival!

by Lisa Davis on October 22, 2020

The mission of the Texas Book Festival is simple — to “connect authors and readers through experiences celebrating the culture of literacy, ideas and imagination.” This year, authors hailing from all over the Lone Star...

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Texas Essentials: Porsche Nichole, Pretty Girls Boutique Owner, Fashionista

by Lisa Davis on September 17, 2020

With only a few dollars in her trendy handbag and a dream in her heart, Porsche Nichole set her biggest venture in motion.  The Texas native had always wanted her very own clothing boutique. However,...

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Child Sex Trafficking Survivors in Central Texas Find Hope and Healing at The Refuge Ranch

by Bebe Brown on August 25, 2020

In Texas alone, there were 79,000 young adults and minors being sex trafficked, according to a 2016 University of Texas Study. And those horrifying numbers are only increasing. The National Center for Missing and Exploited...

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#TravelTuesday: A Gem Among Dallas Gems

by Brook Benten Jimenez on November 10, 2020

For the epitome of arts, fashion, dining, and sophistication, welcome to Dallas Arts District. Pre-COVID, this newly developed part of downtown Dallas was the place to see and be seen. Whether catching a Broadway show...