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Category: LIVE ARTS

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Four Reasons to Cozy up at Home with the Long Center this Holiday

To gather safely or not to gather at all? We know this is the question on everyone's minds this year. Lucky for you, we've got four reasons to get comfy at home with your household (we mean pets, too) -- eggnog, hot chocolate, and chestnuts in hand -- for some entertainment this holiday.

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Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre Reimagines Contemporary Dance for the Virtual Stage

It's no secret that the way Austin creates arts has changed drastically in the last six months, and at the Long Center we've been fascinated by the ways creativity is booming and blooming (plus, how we can help). Our next Long Center Create Virtual Event with Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre is a perfect example of this, streaming live September 12!

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#RedAlertRESTART the Arts in Austin

This week, we're all about what we miss most about hosting event right now — YOU. So we're turning things upside down to show how much live experiences, concerts, theatrical productions, and gatherings mean to us, while highlighting ALL the individuals that make our industry and our city what it is.

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#CreateInPlace Staff Edition: Sophia Lawson

This week's Mid-Week Intermission features our Marketing Coordinator, Sophia Lawson. She's the most stylish person you'll ever meet, has the 3-1-1 on the best shows to attend on any given night, and knows what pizza joint to hit up after.

Of Mice & Music | Tapestry Dance Company | Long Center

The Other Nutcracker—Meet Tapestry Dance's Twist on the Classic Story

It’s Nutcracker season once again and, as Austin knows, that means it’s Ballet season (yay!). But add a touch of swing and jive to the classic story of Clara & her Nutcracker, and you’ve got Tapestry’s 10-season celebration of local artists and the traditional tale with Of Mice & Music – A Jazz Tap Nutcracker, running December 12th – 22nd in the Rollins Studio Theatre. Here’s an update from Artistic Director Acia Gray about this season staple.

Conspirare Christmas | Conspirare | Long Center

Get to Know Conspirare for the Holidays—Austin's Grammy-Winning Community Builders

Conspirare Christmas is an Austin tradition, but you may not know the community-building work Conspirare does year-round. Conspirare Christmas, the group's holiday spectacular, is coming up December 9th—take a special look at this ensemble by delving into Craig Hella Johnson's "collage" of sound, and get to know this year's special guests.

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Take a Tasty Journey into the Past with Pollyanna's "Texas Chili Queens"

Pollyanna’s newest production, THE TEXAS CHILI QUEENS, by Kathleen Fletcher, takes a look at some of our state’s first business women and their struggles to provide for their families and their attempts to build businesses that they could pass down to their daughters. The play, which will be presented in the Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center November 9 – 17, 2019, is a tasty journey into the past that has many implications for our present.