Friday afternoon, T-Pain took to the stage inside the Austin Convention Center not to sing, but to have a conversation. A few hundred people say patiently awaiting his entrance, standing up to greet him as he walked on stage.
It’s called obsession, but Seth (Dominic Monaghan) calls it love. He’s a lonely dog pound worker, and the target of his affection is his former classmate Holly (Ksenia Solo), now a waitress and an aspiring writer.
The opening minutes of “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” are just like those of “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” – Paul Reubens’ lovable man-child leaps out of his slumber and prepares for another big day, using hefty gadgets and the most cartoony of methods to get dressed and eat breakfast. Fans of Pee-wee Herman will take pleasure in Reubens’ invitation to return to Fairville, but they won’t remember it long afterward.
As out-of-towners pile in and out of ACL Live at the Moody Theater to see the music venue’s SXSW lineups each night, most know little about the institution’s storied history. After Thursday’s premiere screening of “A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story,” those mysteries were put to rest.
At this year's 34th Annual Austin Music Awards, the celebration of local talent was tinged with the losses the community felt this year. From KUT and KUTX radio host Paul Ray to South By Southwest co-founder Louis Meyers.