Todd P and NRMAL announce Festival NRMAL lineup

Brace yourselves; Festival NRMAL, one of Mexico’s leading independent music and arts festival, is returning this spring to Mexico’s second-largest city: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Since its creation in 2010, Festival NRMAL has become the go-to festival for artists that for some reason can’t come to Austin for South by Southwest. Now into their fourth year, […]

Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival returns to East Austin

February 1-3, the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival returns for its second year. The 3-day festival will again return to the Moose Lodge in east Austin, showcasing nearly two dozen different conjuntos from all over Texas, including legendary performers, red-hot up and coming bands, and the stars of tomorrow. The current list of performers, may be […]

Festival Recap: Primavera Sound 2012

Barcelona. Very few cities provoke such raw emotions. I’m not quite sure if it’s the Spanish wind or the fact that you know that all the vices—even the ones you just thought about for a split second—are just a fingertip away. A city which has been a nursery for the creative and social outcasts.

A tree that’s no longer there: An interview with filmmaker Simone Rapisarda Casanova

Simone Rapisarda

Filmmaker Simone Rapisarda Casanova set out to capture what life is like in a remote fishing community and ended up chronicling life in the small village of Juan Antonio, Cuba. What he actually accomplished, however, is much more.

Interview: Cine Las Americas’ top executive, from volunteer to director

Eugenio del Bosque

The first thing Cine Las Americas’ executive director says is that he speaks fluent Spanish, because he’s Mexican—half chilango (from Mexico City), half regio (from Monterrey). He joined as a volunteer in 2002. “But I really wanted to do more,” says Eugenio del Bosque. He became the festival’s programmer the following year and its executive director in 2006.

Cine Las Americas brings the world to Austin

The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is true to its name: it’s an events that brings the world to Austin once a year. With a combination of big budget and indie features, documentaries and short films from all across the U.S., Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean, the final lineup for the 15th edition […]

Cine Las Americas announces opening and closing films

Cine Las Americas announces its opening and closing films for its 15th annual film festival. The opening film will be ¿Alguien Ha Visto A Lupita? (Have You Seen Lupita?) and the closing the film festival will be O Palhaço (The Clown). The festival runs from April 24-29.

[3/25] Preview: Austin Restaurant Week 2012

Austin Restaurant Week starts on Sunday. The annual event celebrates locally owned restaurants and fine dining. The participating restaurants will be offering special menus and three-course meals available only during Restaurant Week.

Photos: Nacional Records showcase at SXSW 2012

The atmosphere was festive, energetic and intimate at Nacional Record’s 2012 South by Southwest showcase, which featured performances by 3BallMty, La Vida Boheme, Ritmo Machine and Loquat.

‘Viva Vegan!’ author Terry Hope Romero to speak at Texas VegFest

Cookbook author Terry Hope Romero will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Texas VegFest in Austin. The festival, which will take place March 31 at Fiesta Gardens, aims to expose Texans to sustainable, healthy, plant-based diets. VegFest will include cooking demonstrations, free food samples, live music and children’s activities, all for a […]