When Alejandro Rose-Garcia was in Nashville last month to open for the Avett Brothers, he swung by his new business manager’s office to sign some paperwork. Rose-Garcia, who performs as Shakey Graves, emerged from the office as the new president and chief executive of his own touring company, Immortal Fun.
The 5th and 6th graders in the Barton Hills Elementary School Choir are known for singing rock’n’roll songs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, including music by a few bands who are playing ACL. Last year, as I wrote for Texas Monthly at the time, that meant songs by Muse and Wilco.
Terry Lickona hasn’t been at Austin City Limits, the television show, for all 40 years, but he got there as soon as he could. Lickona, 66, became a producer on the show during its fourth season, in 1979, and (along with the show’s co-creator, Bill Arhos who retired in 1999) he’s been ACL’s defining personality and tastemaker ever since.
This post, first written on August 28, was updated on September 26.
If you were a betting man, you would have made some money taking Baylor against Texas last December 3. The Bears were favored by as many as 15 points, and beat the Longhorns 30-10.
Photographer James H. Evans’s favorite shoes are a pair of black, leather wingtips that he spray-painted bronze. He wears them nearly every day, usually with a dark suit, an ensemble that makes a certain sense when he’s shooting wintertime portraits in Marathon, where he lives, but less when he’s photographing landscapes in summer in nearby Big Bend National Park, where temperatures can hit 100 degrees by ten a.m.
- A Denton County man named Doug allegedly shot at firefighters and declared his intention to secede from the U.S.
Cristela Alonzo grew up outside McAllen in the sort of poverty that most of us can hardly imagine; for a while, her mother had to cook meals for Alonzo and her three siblings on a portable space heater. Today, the 35-year-old stand-up comic has risen far above her destitute childhood. She’s one of the most popular comedians on the college circuit, has appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show, and had her own half-hour special on Comedy Central. This month she’ll take her biggest leap.