March 3, 2009 - We’re (Finally) Back Online, with a Busy Week Ahead!
Well, for the past
seven days here at AustinOnStage.com headquarters, we’ve
been without our primary computer - the one that we use to
update and create this website. The motherboard fried, so
we’ve been frantically working to repair it.
Consequently, we haven’t been able to update the
website for a full week.
But we’re back
in business again and working our fingers to death trying to
update the site as quickly as we can. And this week is
already shaping up to be another busy few days of major events.
Wednesday the 4th,
we’ll be at the State Capital bright and early for the Texas Motion Picture Alliance’s Lobby Day. We’ll be jon the
South Steps of the Capital bright and early to join more than
1,000 of our fellow film professionals to urge the Texas
Legislature to improve the state’s incentive program for
motion picture production and bring the business back to Texas.
we’ll head to Cannoli Joe’s for their
monthly Tex-Italian Wine Celebration.
The wine-tasting event has already raised more than
$10,500 for a dozen local non-profit groups, and this month the
beneficiary is Lee Elementary School. The celebration
takes place the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and jazz diva Larisa Montanaro -
our Sweethearts Cabaret co-star - will be performing in the
main room this month.
Thursday night I’ll
be returning as the emcee for the annual CulinARTS gala at the U.T. Texas Exes Ballroom. The
super soiree presented by the International Special Events
Society has become one of the social
highlights of each Spring, with proceeds benefiting the Wright House Wellness Center. This year’s futuristic themed
experience begins with cocktails and a fine art silent auction,
followed by a lavish dinner and special guest cooking
demonstration by Bud “The Pie
Man” Royer - the Texas
culinary icon and founder of Royers Round Top Cafe. I also have it on good authority that Hoover Alexander - another Texas culinary icon and head honcho
at Hoover’s Cooking - is planning to “crash”
the party and challenge Bud to a live cooking throw down.
I’ll have a full “front lines” report
on Friday of all the excitement.
out the week with a trip to the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo’s big annual Cowboy Breakfast on Friday morning
at Auditorium Shores. Since we live a block away, we
would be fools to pass up all the free biscuits and
gravy, sausage wraps, breakfast tacos, and assorted goodies. Plus there’s
always tons of entertainment - where else can you see a trick
roper spinning on the back of a live longhorn at seven in the
it’s back to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum for the original show The Shadow Of Giants. Native Texan
troubadour Craig Toungate portrays his great grandfather -
Texas pioneer settler and member of Sam Houston’s army
Meredith Toungatet - to weave the story of the Texas Revolution
from the day of the fall of the Alamo to the Battle of San
Jacinto, using original songs and narration based on eyewitness
And somewhere along
the line we have about ten days worth of website updates to
finish before the weekend...