Entries by Brenda Thompson

Emancipet’s 20th Anniversary Gala Sept. 21; Alejandro Escovedo just announced for After Party

AUSTIN—Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Emancipet will have a big party to commemorate the occasion, its first-ever Gala on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the LINE Hotel, with a spectacular After Party featuring performances by renowned Austin musician Alejandro Escovedo and DJ Girlfriend ATX. Tables and sponsorships are available for the Gala, with individual tickets, […]

The Trail Foundation, City of Austin explore expanding partnership of Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail

A group of nationally renowned urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute will make recommendations next week to The Trail Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department on the feasibility of transferring operation of the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake to The Trail Foundation. The Austin American-Statesman ran an exclusive front-page story on the topic. https://www.austin360.com/news/20190819/exclusive-trail-foundation-could-take-over-hike-amp-bike-trail-parkland-operations In partnership […]

VOX Femina Los Angeles presents Hearts of Courage, also featuring Trans Chorus of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—The city’s premier women’s chorus, VOX Femina Los Angeles, presents Hearts of Courage, a celebration of Pride and tribute to the LGBTQ community, on Saturday, June 8th at 8 p.m. at Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School. Rounding off LA’s Pride week 2019, and the night before the traditional Pride Parade, VOX’s final concert […]

13 war veterans to have portraits presented at Belmont Village

Thirteen veterans of WWII and other historic wars will be presented with their portraits taken as part of the American Heroes: Portraits of Service project for Belmont Village Senior Living in West Lake Hills. Nationally recognized photographer and author Tom Sanders  took the portraits and collected the stories of these veteran residents last month, and will be on […]

Merick Strategies’ Bernstein Mass included in Austin Chronicle Top 10 list

In another accolade for Merick Strategies’ unprecedented, beyond-expectations production of Bernstein100Austin—the groundbreaking Austin production of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers—Austin Chronicle arts critic Robert Faires has named the production one of his Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018.

ThunderCloud Subs gives largest donation ever to Caritas of Austin from Turkey Trot proceeds

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented the largest single donation ever from the proceeds of the ThunderCloud Subs TurkeyTrot—$350,000—to Caritas of Austin just before Christmas. ThunderCloud has now raised nearly $3.8 million over the Trot’s 28-year history. Austin’s favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is the largest five-mile run in Texas. More […]

Freedom Solar launches Texas’ first solar financing vehicle

Freedom Solar Financial Services LLC, the first solar financial vehicle of its kind in Texas, has raised an initial round of $7.5 million in funding to finance commercial solar projects. Financing through Freedom allows companies to finance up to 70 percent of the cost of an entire solar installation and ensures that an investment in […]