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We’re excited that a new exhibition of works at The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, curated by international art advisor Filippo-Tattoni-Marcozzi, have been selected to expose, inspire, confront and reflect upon the use and abuse of the female body in contemporary art. The art has been chosen from the extensive works of The Goss-Michael Collection, one of the leading contemporary British art collections in the United States, which was founded by the late music icon George Michael and Kenny Goss in 2007.

Entitled “Beauty and Subjugation from The Goss-Michael Collection” - the show...

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It’s back by popular demand. The Book of Mormon, which played a record-breaking run in the past, returns to Austin on April 17-22, 2018 at Bass Concert Hall, presented by Broadway in Austin and we can’t wait.

Featuring a book, music and lyrics created by legendary creatives Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon musical sensation took the world by storm and won a slew of Tony Awards in its first run. Now is your chance to see it again, so don’t miss it. You may know Trey Parker and Matt Stone as creators of the outrageous animated TV show...

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Most ten-year-olds don’t seem this grown up. This year marks the 10-year-anniversary of Austin Fashion Week’s runway collections, presented by Fashion X Austin, will be April 5 through April 7. You may know that Fashion X Austin's Fashion Week is the largest week of fashion events in Texas and the 4th largest fashion week in the United States. In honor of the anniversary, lifestyle expert and designer Katie Kime will be designing the runway with execution assistance from Caplan Miller...with the inspiration of florals. Along with the runway collections will be a gallery of designers as...

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The Gentleman Driver, a new 90-minute documentary, is an inside look into the lives of four extraordinary businessmen who moonlight as race car drivers at the highest levels of sports-car racing.

The drivers who are daring? Ed Brown (President /CEO Patron Spirits Inc.), Ricardo Gonzalez (Chairman of the Board – ASUCQ), Mike Guasch (CEO Molecule Labs) and Paul Dalla Lana (CEO NorthWest Value Partners Inc.) are the subjects of the action-packed film.

Outside the racing world people remain unaware of the gentlemen driver phenomenon having never been...

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Spring entertaining soon? Look no further for a great serving idea. Today the Facundo Rum Collection, the luxury rum from the Bacardi family’s private reserves, launches an exclusive collaboration with Latin American artist Damian Aquiles. They’re unveiling ten one-of-a-kind luxury bar trays – each created as unique works of art. Art meets hospitality? Sign us up.

Marking his first exhibition in New York since 2004, Cuban artist Aquiles is collaborating with Facundo to celebrate the exciting and diverse world of Latin American art and culture that is inherent to the brand’s origin....

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Easter is this Sunday, and from egg hunts to Sunday brunch it’s a time when families and friends come together to celebrate a season of renewal and rebirth. Whether you are hosting an Easter get-together or have been invited into someone’s home, here are some tips from Sharon Schweitzer, an internationally renowned etiquette and modern manners expert, a bestselling author…and the founder of Access to Culture.

  1. Master the Menu: Whether you’ve hired a caterer or are cooking for the whole crew, inquire about any food intolerances or allergies before...
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Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts offers up the Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder that will play Bass Concert Hall March 20 - 25, 2018.

We love that Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat...

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One of the most influential artists of the past century, Ellsworth Kelly, has permanently put Texas’ capital city on the international art scene with his permanent installation at the University of Texas Blanton Museum of Art, fittingly titled Austin. We recently toured the new destination as well as his major pieces currently on display inside the main museum as a sneak peek for you....

To say that this is a major deal for Austin and Texas is an understatement. Austin was Kelly’s final work that capped off a remarkable 65-year career. Before touring...

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Texas, and Austin, are well-known for its philanthropy in helping make the world a better place. And, there will be many smiling children with critical illnesses who will receive their true heartfelt wish...thanks to the generosity of those in attendance at the inaugural Wishes & Dishes event that was recently hosted by Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas. In fact, over $120,000 was raised throughout the evening as guests enjoyed fare from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants including: La Traviata, Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile, La Condesa, Moonshine Bar & Grill, and...

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11th Annual Heart & Soul Draws Sociables, Honors Its Supporters

THE SCENE: Austin’s JW Marriott Hotel was the setting for a special afternoon recently that honored some of Austin’s most well-known and respected philanthropists. The 300-plus attendees of this year’s annual Heart & Soul luncheon were on hand for the gathering.

THE VIBE: From the moment you ascended the elevators at the JW Marriott, you could feel the inviting warmth Austin-chic crowd as they perused the event signature – a live auction of handbags...

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It's Hollywood's biggest night, and it's also the Super Bowl of fashion. The Oscars. Like the range of movies that were nominated and won, there was something for everything last night...

Here, our Lance Avery Morgan helms the red carpet round-up of some of our top picks...

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As anyone who came of age in the 70s, 80s or 90s can attest, television reruns from eras past were a major part of our upbringing. From I Love Lucy to Gilligan’s Island, and everything in between, those shows all had one thing in common. The lack of a fitting ending for the characters we knew and loved once the series ended.

What would the ending of some of our favorite shows we grew up watching in reruns be like? Would Lucy and Ricky have stay married or divorced and co-parented? Would the Professor and Mary Ann have gotten together while the Skipper and Gilligan...

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