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Carl Hulse | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Changing with “The Times,” Journalist Carl Hulse Finds New Media Footing in “First Draft”

Journalist, editor, and rock ‘n roll drummer all describe Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. With over 40 years of experience in journalism, Hulse is no stranger to political reporting, but as media evolves and shapeshifts so does he. Check out an article below penned by Hulse, discussing his career to present day, and the way he’s changing the way we consume media as Managing Editor of First Draft. Read More ›

3M Box Office | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Listen Up! New Hours are here for the Long Center’s 3M Box Office

As our season starts heating up for the holidays—are the months passing quicker or is that just us?—we’ve got some changes happening in our 3M Box Office. We’re introducing new Box Office hours, which began officially November 6th! Read More ›

Just Announced! Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen to Talk “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” with Evan Smith, November 15th

For one night only, Alec and Kurt will take the Long Center stage to further illuminate their newest book with pages of 1000% truth, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” with newly-created videos and a very serious, deeply thoughtful live conversation moderated by the Texas Tribune’s own Evan Smith. Plus ALL the facts. (And a book with every ticket!) Read More ›

Maureen Dowd & Carl Hulse in Conversation | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Veterans of Print Journalism Dowd & Hulse to Discuss New Media for a New Age

In a apolitical climate that could be described as tumultuous at best, audiences are turning to reliable outlets and journalists to deliver their news. With the insanity of the current 24-hour news cycle, we’re looking toward industry pros to lead the way, and sometimes we need them to just share their opinion without all the fluff. Maureen Dowd & Carl Hulse are doing just that, November 18th. Read More ›

Much Ado About Nothing | Austin Shakespeare | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Austin Shakespeare: Much Ado About Creative Collaboration

Austin Shakespeare is back in the Rollins Studio Theatre this November, following up the fall’s staged reading of The Crucible. In a return to bard basics, Austin Shakes is presenting Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy of well-matched feuding lovers. We checked in with Director Ann Ciccolella to see what twists the company has up their sleeves. Read More ›

A Christmas Story: The Musical | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Long Center has Your Escape from the Holiday Hubbub, Musical Style!

Fall is here—at least we think that’s what this sometimes-cold-sometimes-hot weather we’re experiencing right now is. And these 50 degree mornings have us thinking about the next two months of holidays, family, and the tons of festive (and sometimes overwhelming) engagements that come with this time of year. This Season of Cheer we’ve got morning, afternoon and evening opportunities for escape from the buzz and hubbub of November & December. Grab a meal, stroll around our grounds and candy cane columns (of course they’re coming back this year!), and take in a show together. We’ve got two great options right here! Read More ›

Maureen Dowd | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Introducing Maureen Dowd — New York Times Journalist and Op-Ed Heavy Hitter

What a time to be in the media! With all the ups and downs of the last year, you may be looking for some clarity (or how to turn your television off!). But let us tempt you with a sophisticated night out instead. Maureen Dowd is coming to Dell Hall November 18th to talk frankly about the politics of now, joined by fellow New York Times journalist Carl Hulse. Read More ›

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert | the Long Center for the Performing Arts

A New Spin on A New Hope — John Williams’ Iconic “Star Wars” Score Continues to Dazzle 40 Years Later

With The Last Jedi hitting theaters this December, do your nostalgia right and see this new spin on A New Hope, October 11 & 12. Even better, lucky fans holding a VIP Meet & Greet ticket will get to experience a post-show Q&A with Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and Technical Director Luke Dennis to learn how it all comes together. Plus get a great seat to the show! Read More ›

Jeff Lofton | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Local Jazz Mainstay Jeff Lofton Brings His “Electric Thang” to Concert Club

Jazz artist Jeff Lofton—together with his groups The Jeff Lofton Trio and his Electric Thang—has quickly become a house name around Austin’s low-key bars and jazz lounges. We’re incredibly excited to have The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang in-house, October 25th, as a part of Long Center Concert Club. Read More ›

Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! | the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Check ya Later! Shopkins & Shoppies are Hitting the Streets in a New Live Production

The Funtastic Food & Fashion Fair is fast approaching, and you know what that means? The Shoppies and Shopkins of Shopeville are coming to Austin! Don’t be surprised if your 7-year-old spots one on the street. But how is the #1 children’s toy based on household items translating to a stage show? We did some research before it hits October 21st. Read More ›

Annie Leibovitz | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

How to Get Your Signed (Signed!) Edition of Annie Leibovitz’s “Portraits: 2005 – 2016”

The one and only Annie Leibovitz, the photographer who has practically created the looks, feels and voices of the nation’s major magazines—we’re talking Vogue, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. Add that she’s only traveling to Austin (!), Dallas, Toronto, New York and London, and this becomes one event you cannot miss. And better yet? You can ensure that you get a signed edition of her newest compendium before it even hits the shelves. Read More ›

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Watch out 2018 — The Long Center Winter/Spring Season Is Packing Some Very Murray Punches!

Hold on to your seats! Our 2018 Winter/Spring season of programming has been announced, and we’ve got all the international acts, black box experiences, and big personalities you’ve been looking for. Check out our newest lineup! Read More ›