Join the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles – TCLA for a special performance of Wickedly Trans—Voices from the Rainbow, on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. at ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. Enjoy a selection of songs inspired by the music of The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked. The […]
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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, […]
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 […]
AUSTIN—Electric scooters are not allowed on the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, and The Trail Foundation wants everyone to know. The Foundation is stepping up their public awareness campaign to spread the word. A humorous new video by Austin’s Beef and Pie Productions launched on social media and has been shared by thousands of fans, and new […]
AUSTIN — Emancipet recently returned from its most successful trip yet to care for pets and the people who love them in Puerto Rico. Emancipet is one of six organizations leading the surgical work in a historic initiative to spay/neuter and vaccinate more than 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]