This week's Mid-Week Intermission features a dear friend of the Long Center who is constantly helping our community flourish — the one and only, Pamela Benson Owens! If you know Pam, then you'll know she's a self-described "long-time entrepreneur" who helps organizations become stronger, more effective, and mission-driven.
From performing to advocating, today's Mid-Week Intermission comes from our friend Nakia Reynoso. Not only is Nakia a creator -- you might recognize his voice form our Good Vibes Only series or seen him on NBC's "The Voice" -- but he's also a mover and shaker among Austin's music community. Read on for more about his journey to the stage and the good work he and Austin Texas Musicians have done for this town.
That's a wrap for the 2021 Heller Awards for Young Artists (HAYAs), and might we say it was probably the coolest awards yet! We always knew this program was something special. What we never imagined, is that it would be the leader in virtual theatrical production. Without further ado, here are you 2021 HAYA Award Recipients.
What happens when the show can't go on? You create a virtual production, of course! This Mid-Week Intermission comes from friend Justin Kirchhoff who's changing the virtual game as Co-Founder & CEO of Co-Production House. He and his team have been hard at work with the Heller Awards for Young Artists, making sure the show really can go on with their LED volume technology. Don't know what that is? Read on and find out!
We think it's safe to say that this past year has been unlike any other... but Austin’s students, teachers, and arts education programs have persevered! When we started the Heller Awards for Young Artists in 2013 (you know, way back in the GAHSMTA days) our goal was always arts education and community building over competition. What we never imagined, is that it would be the leader in virtual theatrical production.
We always love featuring our friends at Austin Asian American Film Festival, but this month we had a special excuse... Dive into Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Ray Loyd, AAAFF Aritstic Director, as he shares in this Mid-Week Intermission what the 13th annual fest is up to, other local fests you'll want to check out, and his list of AAPI film recommendations you're gonna want to marathon.
Our selfie photo frame is back on the H-E-B Terrace May 6 - 9 for Mother's Day, with special complimentary photo sessions for Austin's frontline & healthcare workers.
2020 was a busy year for Scott Strickland, as we learned in this Mid-Week Intermission feature ahead of his Good Vibes Only performance, airing tonight at 8pm. Read all about how he reconfigured a record, got into community activism, and went through some big life changes.
Long Live Music caps off another round with a special Sunday Gospel Revival on April 4th. Read along to find out what makes this little-known family tradition so special.
Datura's rotating backing band is explained in this week's Mid-Week Intermission from Jessica Pyrdsa. See what Jessica's been up to during the past year while unable to perform, plus meet the three musicians making Datura complete on tonight's Good Vibes Only. It's always a new sound to look forward to!