When Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds taped an appearance on the music television series Austin City Limits, the program’s longtime producer, Terry Lickona said, “Can you believe, after 40 years for ‘Austin City Limits,’ 30 years for Nick Cave, this is the first time they’ve been on the stage in front of our cameras?”
To spread the word about the 54th Annual Jazz Festival,Texas Monthly and Corpus Christi brought the beach to downtown Houston. Hundreds of park-goers at Discovery Green watched a live sand sculpture demonstration by artists Mark Landrum and Jon Woodworth, who transformed 20 tons of sand into an intricate jazz design. Guests were also treated to live jazz music, fun giveaways, and great prizes.
Outside the Box
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.
This Saturday, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival kicks off near downtown Austin serving up an endless array of craft beers made by some of the state’s top breweries. It seems every day brings new brewery permits across the state. Especially with recent law changes that have helped bring more economic freedom to brewers.
Saved by Prickly Pear
A hiker gets trapped in Big Bend.
At an August 22 speaking engagement in New Hampshire, Governor Rick Perry declared, “We need to look at the states, which are lavatories of innovation and democracy.”