Music en-us © 2005 - 2014 JG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:57:00 GMT Black Fret announces first batch of music grant award winners Ten $10,000 grants were awarded Nov. 8 to Austin musicians from nonprofit group Black Fret.

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Austin City Council—Oct. 23 Highlights from the Oct. 23 meeting of Austin City Council at 700 Lavaca St.

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Working in #ATX: Music industry Music is more than a recreational activity in Austin—it is major business.

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Noyes Fine Arts Foundation The Noyes Fine Arts Foundation is awaiting final approval and funding from a federal grant program in order to construct a theatre, which it plans to build near Katy Mills mall.

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Survey seeks answers to downtown parking problems A new survey asks Austin’s entertainment industry about downtown parking challenges.

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K-Star Country Radio When Silas Merritt “Si” Robertson from A&E’s hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” made an appearance at last spring’s Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Spring, KSVT radio host Lisa Christi wanted to meet him.

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Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Austin’s live music scene contributes $2 billion annually to the city’s economy, yet many of the performers in the “Live Music Capital of the World” are unable to afford health insurance.

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Live music series continues in Old Town Leander HitMaker Music School is hosting a summer concert series open to the public in the heart of Old Town Leander.

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British Invasion Wild Stallion Vineyards presents The Fab Five, a Houston-based tribute band performing hits of the Beatles and Rolling Stones

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Concert in the Park Series The Woodlands Township continues its Spring Concert in the Park Series.

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Cool Freddie E & The Crew Six years ago, Tomball resident and longtime vocalist Fred Elliff decided to rejuvenate a love from his youth—music and performing.

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Rock ‘N’ Rides event coming Feb. 28–March 1 Rouse High School is preparing to host a battle of the bands on Feb. 28 and a car show on March 1 to support the campus's band program.

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On-Airstreaming An Airstream trailer tucked into a downtown Austin retail space might not be something a casual window shopper would see every day, but the team behind On-Airstreaming said this uniqueness is what helps the company connects fans and musicians.

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Encore Records Encore Records appeared to be another casualty of technology, as the music, movie and apparel store closed its West Anderson Lane location in late 2011.

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Tomball's second annual Bluegrass Festival is Oct. 26 Tomball area residents will have an opportunity to hear music from fiddles and banjos at its second annual Bluegrass Festival Oct. 26.

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Austin ISD celebrates construction on districtwide performing arts center Construction has already begun on a 68,000-square-foot districtwide performing arts center slated to be open to Austin ISD students in the 2014–15 school year.

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Central Texas' first medical orchestra launches The Central Texas Medical Orchestra composed of doctors and other medical professionals—the first of its kind in Central Texas—will perform its first concert in October.

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Austin brand faces some challenges, but experts optimistic Local music and creative business experts said that despite some anticipated roadblocks, they are optimistic about the future of the Austin brand and the city's entrepreneurial, creative culture.

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Austin to host inaugural gaming, film and music technology conference The Captivate Conference will be launching in Austin this fall and will focus on the convergence of the gaming, film and music industries.

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Williamson County Symphony Orchestra Williamson County Symphony Orchestra travels throughout the county performing free concerts. Volunteers are needed to assist at performances, and musicians can visit the website to look for open positions.

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