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Vincent DiNino

Legendary UT band director Vincent DiNino dies

Austin American Statesman

Vincent DiNino, retired band director who built the Longhorn Band and a near-constant campus presence for more than a half-century, died Tuesday night in Bay City. 

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Justin Tucker

Renaissance Raven


Whether he’s splitting the uprights or singing arias, COFA alumni (BSOM '11) Justin Tucker puts on quite the performance.  He delivered the commencement address to his alma mater, the University of Texas College of Fine Arts, this spring. 

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014

The Method Gun actors on stage.

Rude Mechs' Method Gun Heads to UT


A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, the Rude Mechs’ widely acclaimed work The Method Gun returns to Austin, September 10-14.

Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Margo Sawyer

Art, architecture mix at different kind of Umlauf exhibit

Austin American Statesman

Visit the Umlauf Sculpture Garden May through October to see the work of Art & Art History's Margo Sawyer. 

Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cole Oman prepares to enter the stage,

Second Annual Longhorn Mariachi Camp

Austin American Statesman

The 2014 Longhorn Summer Mariachi Camp provided students training in the execution of their instruments and in vocal skills.

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Paul Toprac

UT student games to be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week.

Austin American Statesman

Paul Toprac, who is in charge of the GAMMA program shared that the program's Team Underdog Games, the developers of “Port of Call,”will have their game showcased this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo’s College Game Competition. 

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams (B.F.A. 1984) wins his fourth Tony Award

Scenic Design graduate (B.F.A. 1984) Kevin Adams has won his fourth Tony Award for lighting Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris.  

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Robert Schenkkan

Tony Awards for All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A.1975)

Seattle Times

All the Way, the play written by Robert Schenkkan (B.A.1975) about LBJ’s “accidental presidency” and the year leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and his election, just won a Tony Award for Best Play and Bryan Cranston won the Best Actor Tony in the lead role as LBJ!

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Photograph of Steven Dietz

Renowned playwright Steven Dietz's influence is heavy in D-FW scene

Dallas Morning News

Less than a year after Dallas Theater Center Presents Steven Dietz's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, it will stage a play by Andrew Hinderaker, who graduated from Dietz's playwriting class at the University of Texas at Austin. Colossal is being touted as a season highlight for 2014-15.

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Lucy Kerr

Student Lucy Kerr receives Mitchell Award grand prize

Texas Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance undergraduate Lucy Kerr earned the top prize in the distinguished University  Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence. Kerr’s senior thesis about changing perceptions of disabled people through applied modern dance garnered her the first place spot and a $10,000 grand prize.

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014