Daily Archives: 04/24/2014

Fusebox: Golden Hornet’s Requiem

fusebox(CommunityMatters) The launch of this year’s Fusebox Festival couldn’t have gone better. Graham Reynolds’ & Peter Stophchinsky’s Mozart Requiem: Undead was beyond expectations. Each rewrote two pieces of Wolfgang Mozart’s unfinished Requiem Mass, and they invited other composers (Glenn Kotche, Caroline Shaw, Todd Reynolds, Adrian Quesada, Petra Hayden, Kate Moore, Justin Sherburn, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Brent Baldwin) to rewrite the remaining pieces. A 40ish person orchestra & the Texas Choral Consort under beautiful skies, outdoor at the French Legation. 

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Rep Joaquin Castro

(CommunityMatters) love this guy & so happy he & Julian are so dedicated

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Luke Hayes

(CommunityMatters) What a treat having Luke Hayes back in town for a long weekend. Dinner with two of our godsons.

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 at the Carillion – Will Roman, Steven, Eugene & Luke


Steve Adler for Mayor Campaign Launch

(CommunityMatters) exciting times – hope you’ll join us for the launch of Steve’s campaign at City Hall, May 4 3:30 to 5:30. Let’s take back City Hall.

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hey, I love it here. Think it’s one of the best cities in the world. Many enjoy a spectacular economy and standard of living, most a good one, and too many are left out of this prosperity. Traffic, underperforming schools and affordability threaten the Austin we know & love.

Steve spent years practicing civil rights law, leading & transforming important nonprofits, taking leave from his law practice for four legislative sessions to fight for equity & education during Texas legislative sessions and raising three beautiful, successful daughters. And, he hasn’t forgotten his roots (he & his brother were the first in their family to attend college – on scholarships) and today devotes time & energy seeing that first generation, potential college attendees have the resources & mentoring to go to college.

I love the platforms of the other candidates . . . and traffic, education and affordability have gotten worse during the last eight years. It’s time for a new way forward.

DC Staffers Visit Austin

(Community Matters) The Greater Austin Chamber’s Federal & State Advocacy Council sponsored a trip for DC staffers of our two senators & local congressman to visit Austin, tour, meet & greet, hear more about pressing issues. FWD.us sponsored a lunch and brought several business speakers enthusiastic about comprehensive immigration reform. Both senators and our congressional representatives participated. What a super investment of time and relationships. Every staffer I met was intentional about learning more about Austin and how their elected official could better represent the area.

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