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Fred Soto’s musical chops lead to Tejano Roots Hall of Fame

Fernando Bustamante Soto, known to friends as “Freddy” or “Fred,” knows that reality all too well through his travels on a musical path of hard toil and persistence which has led to recognition for his unique talent. Starting out in Gonzales, Texas, his birthplace, the noted saxophonist started playing professionally at the age of 12 with bands in the area, from Tejano to R&B. Read More ›

Long Center makes history with first bilingual production

‘Bill W. and Dr. Bob’ tackles stigma of alcoholism and power of recovery Directly from off-Broadway, the Long Center for … Read More ›

The Atash sound: like an instrument played by God

Austin is ever evolving and many long-time residents roll with the changes, especially those that impact experiences, places or things we have grown fond of such as beloved musicians and venues. Read More ›

Sons of Santos developing a more intricate sound

Most bands have stories detailing the inspiration behind their names. Austin-based alternative folk band Sons of Santos, however, left their name up to their listeners. Read More ›

Mexic-Arte Museum presents Viva la Vida

In its 32nd year of what has become Austin’s largest and longest running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event, Mexic-Arte Museum presents the Viva la Vida (Long Live Life) Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, from noon-8 p.m., on the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. Read More ›

ESB-MACC Día de los Muertos

In 2015, the City of Austin’s Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center will have a variety of activities associated with our 6th annual Día de los Muertos event, the biggest annual event at the ESB-MACC, including sugar skull making, altar building and a car show. Our annual Día de los Muertos event will be held on October 24, from 2-7 p.m., at the ESB-MACC. Read More ›

Dia de los Muertos

With Austin’s growing pool of Día de los Muertos events, the Mexican holiday is observed in Texas’ capital like nowhere else. As the epicenter of all things Día de los Muertos, ubiquitous combinations of parties, processions and vigils will celebrate our heritage and culture from mid-October to the first week of November. Read More ›

Tejano Idol returns

The Austin Tejano Music Coalition (ATMC), formed in May, 2006, will play host to the 5th annual “Tejano Idol.” The vocal competition serves as a fundraiser to support the organization’s goals and mission to expand, support and promote the Tejano music genre, native to Texas. Read More ›

Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery Roberto Benavidez: Serrate Exhibit

The SVT Gallery at Salvage Vanguard Theater is hosting an exhibit of works by sculpture artist Roberto Benavidez from October 3-24. Read More ›

Foodways of Mexico: Delicacies of the Northeastern Mexican Semi-desert

Chef and food researcher Abdiel Cervantes Escalona will discuss how different settlers of Northeastern Mexico have shaped its cuisine, culture, and history on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at IBC Bank Read More ›

Diez y Seis de Septiembre

In Austin, the anniversary of the 1810 Mexican War of Independence against Spain is observed with more vibrancy and pride than any stateside locale.

Things kick-off with the free Community Diez Y Seis Celebration on Friday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street. Read More ›

Texas Music Museum highlights diverse music contributions

For many of us who are born and raised in Texas, or have resided here for any length of time, there’s a unique opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of music genres, whether intentionally or by accident. Yet, it is still possible to be unfamiliar with various styles, especially if music appreciation is not emphasized in schools or local museums’ resources are lacking. Read More ›