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Behind the Scenes with the Crazy People Dancing, Singing and Changing in Zilker Park

by Kaitlin Street on July 20, 2018

" It’s kind of like running laps in a sauna." As an Austinite, I’ve grown up going to the Hillside Theatre with my family to see the annual Zilker Summer Musical. This year I decided...

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4th of July Fun at Dallas Arboretum

by Kaitlin Street on June 28, 2018

If you’re looking for some family fun this Independence Day, we suggest heading to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Relax on your day off by listening to live blues music enjoying a hot dog...

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Young Shakespeare Takes on Hamlet

by Kaitlin Street on June 27, 2018

For the 10th anniversary of Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare's teen company produced “Hamlet,” one Shakespeare’s most famous literary tragedies. The production ran from June 14 to June 24 at the Curtain Theatre, Austin's very own replica of an Elizabethan...

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This Summer’s Best Books for Middle Schoolers

by Kaitlin Street on June 12, 2018

As kids bust out of school for summer vacation, Ken Dunn, CEO and Founder of GoRead.com, picks page-turners that middle schoolers will love. Exploration of different genres, such as poetry and biographies, happens around middle...

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Five Minutes with Eric Korman, Fragrance Expert

by Kaitlin Street on June 11, 2018

 PHLUR is an Austin-based startup that is the first all-digital fragrance company. They’ve created an immersive online experience where customers view images, playlists and horoscope-like descriptions to pick their fragrance without smelling it first. CEO Eric Korman currently lives...

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The Best Summer Reads for Kids (Entry Level to First Chapter)

by Kaitlin Street on June 3, 2018

Beginning to read is such an exciting time for kids! Entry Level Readers As we head into the long summer days, Ken Dunn, CEO and Founder of GoRead.com, picks page-turners that the kids (and you!)...

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Five Minutes with Allison Castillo | Artist, Designer

by Kaitlin Street on May 10, 2018

"All my paintings are made up of many layers and textures--- just like life." Allison Hoffer Castillo, who comes from a long line of artists, grew up in Fort Worth. She established Allison Castillo Designs...


#TravelTuesday: Reader Photos From Around the World

by Kaitlin Street on March 27, 2018

Our readers love to travel --- almost as much as we do! Here are a few photos our readers have sent us from around the world to get you excited for the upcoming Spring Travel...