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Celebrate International Jazz Day at the LC with live music and host Christian Wiggs! Tickets available 👇
International Jazz Day International Jazz Day will be celebrated at the Long Center in the Kodosky Lounge on 4/30/22 from 3pm-6pm. In order of
If you're feeling like you need a change in perspective, today's your lucky day — Mid-Week Intermission checks in with Mia Florentine Weiss about the power of public art, the power of her sculpture LOVE HATE, and why the message matters. Get reading 👇 then swing by the LC and check it out for yourself.
Mid-Week Intermission Artist Edition: Mia Florentine Weiss - Long Center Check in with LOVE HATE artist Mia Florentine Weiss about the power of public art and why the message matters.
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is just around the corner, and our pals over at Baylor Scott & White Health have some words of wisdom — don't skip your warm up! Read on 👇 for the scoop on how to have a great race and prevent injury. And be sure to wave at the LC as you cross the finish line!
Injury prevention: It's all in the warm-up - Scrubbing In How can I possibly prevent a multitude of potential injuries in a short amount of time? Let’s face it, in today’s world we are lucky if we have enough time to fit in exercise, let alone an injury prevention program. However, there are some basic things you can do to help keep your body functioni...
Don't let the fun stop just because Monday rolls around! Instead, swing by the LC and catch Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández perform Mexican dance from the pre-Colombian, Viceroy, and Revolutionary eras. We promise it will be a delight to the eyes, ears, and heart 💜
Tickets 👉 bit.ly/BFolkloricoFB
Tickets to the 9th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artists are available now! If you have a passion for musical theatre and bright futures, this is the show for you 👇
Heller Awards For Young Artists Tickets on sale Thursday, March 31 at 8:00pm The Long Center presents the 9th Annual Heller Awards for Young
We love to amplify the work of female-identifying artists any chance we get, which is why we're thrilled to host Mia Florentine Weiss' iconic one-word visual poem, LOVE HATE. This profoundly simple work reads "hate" when viewing from one side, and "love" from the other, showing through experience that we can turn hate into love if we just change our perspective. To make this residency even more noteworthy, it was spearheaded by LC President & CEO Cory Baker and LC Trustee Amber Bradbury. We feel pretty dang lucky to be led by these strong, brilliant, and creative women 💪 Special thanks to Google for their support of this installation and all our community-building efforts.
📸 Suzanne Cordeiro
Mia Florentine Weiss' iconic LOVE HATE sculpture is an ambiguous yet powerful message that symbolizes how we can turn hate in to love. All it takes is a change in perspective. Visit the Long Center's Hartman Concert Lawn now until September to experience it for yourself.
Special thanks to Google for investing in our mission mission to be a hub for all curious and creative Austinites.
📸 Suzanne Cordeiro
With only 22 days to go before the 9th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artists, our excitement is nearing extreme proportions 🥳 See what Ceremony hosts // program alumni // LC faves Donelvan Thigpen and Jessica O’Brien had to say about the HAYAs and why they keep coming back to be a part of it in today’s Mid-Week Intermission 👇
Mid-Week Intermission Friend Edition: Donelvan Thigpen & Jessica O'Brien - Long Center See what our 2022 hosts of the Heller Awards had to say about the HAYAs and why they keep coming back in this Mid-Week Intermission.
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If you're already looking forward to a post-SXSW cool-down, we have just the ticket — enter the cool jazz sounds of Christian McBride, headed to the Long Center March 25th. A jazz legend by trade and whiz on the double bass, Christian will be accompanied by his New Jawn ensemble with an opening set by Austin native Brannen Temple.
Tickets 👉 bit.ly/CMcBrideFB
Intricate. Conceptual. Compelling.
Music icon Jose Gonzalez will bring his new album, Local Valley, right here to Austin next week. With support from Jess Williamson, Gonzalez will take you on a journey that proves "you don’t have to be loud to be heard."
Tickets 👉 bit.ly/JoseGonzalezFB
The rich music, technical rigor, and elaborate costuming of Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández have helped disseminate the zest of rich Mexican tradition and folklore throughout the world, and now they're headed to Austin. Don't miss your chance to experience it for yourself at the Long Center April 4.
LC faves Madison McFerrin, Magna Carda, Mélat, and more are headed to SXSW. Click 👇 to check out the full lineup.
Wet Leg, Moonchild Sanelly, DeVita, and 300+ Join SXSW Music Festival Discover the freshest batch of Showcasing Artists performing at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX March 14-20, 2022.
The Heller Awards for Young Artists are back in business!
We kicked things off on March 6 with a Virtual Nominations Ceremony, but in case you missed it, or if you want to relive the excitement, catch up on all things Nominations 👇 We'll see ya at the Award Ceremony on April 14!
Loosen Up Those Jazz Hands -- Here are the 2022 HAYA Nomination Announcements The Heller Awards for Young Artists are back in business! Ain’t it grand 🤩
Blippi is jumping off the screen and onto the stage for Blippi The Musical at the Long Center on May 12! Get curious through playing, doing and exploring, all while listening to your favorite Blippi tunes. Tickets available 👇
Blippi The Musical Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character, Blippi, off the screen and onto the stage with world class
A jazz legend by trade and whizz on the double bass, we got to sit down with Christian McBride for a brief moment during his whirlwind European tour to check in ahead of his Austin appearance March 25. Take an intermission from your week for a brief peek behind the tour van door 🎷
Mid-Week Intermission Artist Edition: Christian McBride - Long Center Jazz legend and double bassist Christian McBride is headed to the Long Center March 25th with band, New Jawn. We caught up with him ahead of his Austin appearance.
Blippi The Musical is headed to the Long Center on May 12! Get to know the energetic and loveable character of Blippi off the screen with this world-class production full of silliness, giggles, and amazing music. Tickets available Friday, so mark your calendars 📆
Frontline workers are the ones who make the world go 'round, and the folks at Baylor Scott & White Health know that from personal experience. We were humbled to have them in the house last night to help us express our gratitude. From all of us here at the LC, know that we see you, we love you, and we're grateful for all that you do. If you know a frontline worker, share some 💜 in the comments 👇
That's a wrap on this year's Amplify donation drive, and it's all because of you to you! Thanks for your support, and we'll see ya at an LC event real soon 💜
The annual Heller Awards for Young Artists Nominations Ceremony is TOMORROW! After all the past two years have put us through, we're excited to finally get back together and celebrate the musical theatre stars of tomorrow. Click 👇 to get pumped and 👉 to watch youtube.com/watch?v=ZL7SDgWS3y4
Back in Business: Heller Awards Nominations are This Sunday The 2022 Heller Awards for Young Artists Ceremony will be returning to Dell Hall! We’re kicking things off with a virtual Nominations Day stream March 6 at 7:30pm on YouTube. Watch with us!
We are STOKED to partner with Moontower Comedy to bring Fly on the Wall to Austin! Listen and laugh as Saturday Night Live alumni Dana Carvey and David Spade take you behind the scenes to reminisce about the most memorable stories and moments with friends of the show. 🎟🎟 available 👇
Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade Be a “Fly on the Wall” as Saturday Night Live alumni Dana Carvey and David Spade take you behind the
It's Amplify time, y'all! We’ve made it our mission to continue to lift up our artistic community by providing platforms, resources, and overwhelming support for local artists and arts orgs. This year, with your help, we know we can raise $50,000 and push that support even further, because we know our shared curiosity brings us closer together. Read up on 5 reasons 👇, and then support the cause 👉 bit.ly/AmplifyYourCuriosity
5 Reasons to Donate & #AmplifyYourCuriosity with the Long Center - Long Center This Amplify Austin, our shared curiosity is bringing us closer together. So, here are 5 reasons to donate and today!
The Long Center stands with Ukraine 💙💛
Your support during last year's Amplify Austin helped us do cool things like The Drop-In, Good Vibes Only, shows in Dell Hall and the Rollins Studio Theatre, and (most importantly) show up when our neighbors needed us. Check out the blog 👇 to reminisce, and while you're inspired, give again so we can continue to be here for you 👉 bit.ly/AmplifyYourCuriosity
Five Ways Last Year Surprised Us (and Made Us Laugh, too) This year was a tough one, but also one to celebrate. So, we’re doing just that with this list of Long Center highlights from 2021.
February and may be ending, but we believe in celebrating Blackness all year long. That's why we're such big fans of Black Austin Matters, a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. It’s hosted by Dr. Lisa B. Thompson and Dr. Richard J. Reddick, both faculty members and five star humans from UT Austin. Each month, they talk with other Black Austinites about their perspectives on what’s happening in our city. You can find full episodes at KUT Austin & KUTX 98.9, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
My KUTX: Black Austin Matters - KUTX Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights Austin's Black community and culture. This week, the hosts pick the tunes as our guest DJs.
Marmalade sandwich ✅
Tickets? Gotta get those!
Paddington is making his mischievous Long Center debut on March 13. We dare you to find something bear-ter to do 😉
Community connections are a big part of what we believe in here at the LC. When you make a donation during Amplify Austin, you're not just supporting us -- you're supporting these folks, too. Get inspired 👇 then get generous 👉 bit.ly/AmplifyYourCuriosity
Our Ten Favorite Austinite Stories from Mid-Week Intermission (So Far) - Long Center Appreciate our community through these favorite Mid-Week Intermission features from the last year. Hope you discover something new!
Austin’s huge growth rate (not to mention the extreme challenges of the past 2 years) has put unprecedented pressures on our city’s cultural spaces — that’s right, we’re talking about the fact that “space” has become even harder to find for arts organizations than it was pre-pandemic. Read on in this Mid-Week Intermission to learn what a Cultural Trust is, how it can help Austin arts, and how you can help, too 👇
Mid-Week Intermission Friend Edition: Anne Gatling Haynes of the Austin Cultural Trust - Long Center Read on in this Mid-Week Intermission to learn what a Cultural Trust is, how it can help Austin arts, and how you can help, too.
As we continue to celebrate , we want to shine a spotlight on blackaustintours. Founder and guide Javier Wallace is a true Texan and Ph.D. grad from The University of Texas at Austin whose love of history and community come together to help all learn the history of our neighborhoods. Join Javier and journey through centuries of histories, contributions, and experiences that are seldom told.
Black Austin Tours Let's take a deep dive into history!
Dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández with the goal to share the beauty of Mexican dance with the world. Your chance to see these treasured works here in Austin is just around the corner on April 4!
🎟 at bit.ly/BFolkloricoFB
Is your calendar out? Okay, good, because you're gonna want to mark this one down. Celebrate Black History Month with Six Square Austin's Black Cultural District, Black History Bike Ride, and the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center for a BHM Brunch + Bike on Feb. 27!
Details + 🎟 below.
Special thanks to Austin FC's Q2 Stadium for hosting our last Business Arts Council meeting! What's the Business Arts Council? So glad you asked 😊
Community connections are a big part of what we believe in here at the Long Center, which is why we created the BAC. This group of local business leaders knows that Austin's strong creative sector is a vital part of our thriving city, and we couldn't agree more 😉
Click 👇 to learn more about (or join!) the BAC.
After all the past two years have put us through, we're excited to finally get back together and celebrate the 2022 Heller Awards for Young Artists. We're kicking things off with a virtual Nominations Day stream on March 6, but you don't have to wait to celebrate. Start getting excited now with last year's opening number! Click 👇 to sign up for updates.
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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.
Enriching the lives of high school & college performers Unifying the ATX community one 5,6,7,8 at a time NO TUITION. EVERYONE DOES EVERYTHING. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. ONE-OF-A-KIND.
kidsActing is Austin's award-winning performing arts studio for children age 3-20.
The Texas Film Foundation was founded to support local nonprofits, photography and film students, and provide grants and scholarships for Texas students.
Santa Cruz Theater’s mission is to create a stable and conducive environment for arts excellence and community building by nurturing diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. People meeting people making memories
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Intimate theatre in Austin TX 1980 - 1996.
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Ruby Joule, Jolie Goodnight, Ruby Lamb, Layna D'Luna, Something Blue, & Alexander the Great
Zilker Hillside Theater has been home to engaging events, shows and concerts for over 60 years.