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Texas Monthly Live!
May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC-5
On May 4, for the first time ever, more than 1,200 Texans will experience the magic of an issue of Texas Monthly reimagined for a live studio audience at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin. Mixing music, video, narration, and live performances, this special 90-minute editorial performance will take audience members on a gritty storytelling journey they’ll never forget. Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and Gulf States Toyota, Texas Monthly Live will feature live stories curated by Texas Monthly editors showcasing the breadth and depth of Texas. After the show, the event will continue across the street to a VIP after-party with cocktails, music, and the chance to pose on a faux Texas Monthly cover wall celebrating Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” theme. The after-party will also allow guests to mix and mingle with the editors, storytellers, and special guests themselves.
Doors: 6:00pm | Show: 7:00pm | After-Party: 9:00pm for VIP ticket holders*
*After-party begins immediately after the show ends.
• Sister, Where Art Thou? / Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth tracks down one of the first all-female country and western musical groups in history — who just happened to be behind bars.
• Journey to Mars / Executive Editor Katy Vine takes you on a hoped-for journey to Mars courtesy the latest leap in space travel: the plasma drive engine.
• The Greatest Producer You’ve Never Heard Of / Executive Editor Michael Hall explores the little-known history of the most influential music producer ever to come out of Waco.
• A Love Unearthed / Contributor Sarah Wilson excavates the prehistoric past of Big Bend and finds both personal and paleontological evidence of our shared human history.
• Borges in Texas / Senior Editor Eric Benson sheds light on an international literary figure and his late-in-life adoration of Austin.
• Mom – In Touch / Senior Editor Abby Johnston discovers a forgotten notebook with clues that, twenty years on, connect her to her mother.
• Staking Claims / Contributor Amparo Garcia-Crow draws connections between being the inaugural director of Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center and heir to Spanish land grant acreage to reveal an untamed Texas tale of invention and legacy.
• How to be a BBQ Snob / BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn answers the audience’s burning questions about Texas BBQ.
• Tips from the Texanist / Senior Editor David Courtney, Texas Monthly’s popular advice columnist known as The Texanist, offers wisdom on everything Texan.
• Musical composition, music direction, and lead performance by Carrie Rodriguez
• Musical accompaniment by Luke Jacobs (guitar), Roscoe Beck (bass), and Alex Marrero (drums, percussion)
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