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Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour Review

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Now if you’re like most of the world and have already fallen hard for Sam Smith, this review is something you could have written yourself. For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the best new artist, just wait. Sam Smith stepped into the scene in early 2014 with hits such as Latch and Stay…

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Magnum Photo Exhibit

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The Magnum Art Foundation and Exhibit have captivated people’s attention for over 66 years. Recently I had the pleasure of going to a Magnum Art Exhibit and getting to see many beautiful and breathtaking photos and footage of many places and people. The exhibit told stories of war, depression, Hollywood glamour and many untold secrets…

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Castle Hill: Why Graffiti?

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Other than being the live music capital, Austin, is also an art gallery of a city. There are official organizations that showcase art, but there are also individuals who broadcast their work independently: graffiti artists. Castle Hill, on Baylor Street, is the result of an unfinished mixed-use project: abandoned. Measuring 1.2 acres, the site is open…

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The Tiarra Girls: An Inside Scoop

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What were you interested in as an 8-year old? The average person would say TV and pop-tarts, but Tori Baltierra is not average. “When I was 8, I was interested in playing the guitar and singing. The thought came to my head when I saw my music teacher playing, and it occurred to me to…

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The Ghost Tree

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Straight in the heart of Austin on Lady Bird Lake stands a massive tree suspended above the water. Dead, ghostly white, and 35-feet tall, a humongous Cedar Elm tree serves as a memorial to all of the trees that have died in the recent drought. Surrounding the tree and hike and bike trail are thousands…

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101x presented The Neighbourhood last Friday at Emo’s

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Hey, let’s talk about The Hood… No not your hood, or mine, but The Neighbourhood! This up and coming alternative band from California rocked a sold out concert at Emo’s last Friday night.  The 9 o’clock show had music lovers in lines that were wrapped around the corner hours before.  This standing room only venue housed many people of…

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The Band Jamboree

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Bright lights, a green football field, and hundreds of cheering people filled the Toney Burger Center for the 41st annual AISD Band Jamboree. The annual AISD Band Jamboree is a showcase of Marching Shows from each AISD marching band, much like a gathering where all of us proud band nerds awe over each other’s marching…

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Ally Carter Author of The Gallagher Girls Series Visits

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On Monday, September 16th, ARS was honored to welcome New York Times Bestselling Author, Ally Carter, author of both the Gallagher Girls  and The Heist Society series. Ann Richards was the first stop on Ally’s tour for her most recent book, United We Spy, the conclusion to beloved Gallagher Girls series. The Gallagher Girls series follows…

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