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Grupo Fantasma released its fifth studio album, "Problemas," which was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. The Grammy award-winning band celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

Grupo Fantasma postpones Oct. 30 record release party

6:29 pm Oct. 30, 2015

Grupo Fantasma announced today that the band’s record release party, originally scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Mohawk, will be postponed until Nov. 12 due to severe weather.

The Grammy award-winning band celebrates its 15th anniversary

David Rodriguez playing with his daughter, Carrie Rodriguez in 2005.
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Texas singer-songwriter David Rodriguez dies

9:55 am Oct. 28, 2015

Singer-songwriter David Rodriguez, who gained popularity in Austin during the 1980s and early 1990s, died on Monday in the Netherlands, where he lived for more than two decades. He was 63.

During his career, David Rodriguez


Exploring Cuba via boxing at the Texas Book Festival

3:06 pm Oct. 18, 2015

Canadian writer and filmmaker Brin-Jonathan Butler spent more than a decade in Cuba where he examined the life-changing decision that boxing champions there face – stay in Cuba or defect to America and enjoy a

Sandra Cisneros at Central Presbyterian Church during the Texas Book Festival. Photo by Nancy Flores

Texas Book Festival celebrates Sandra Cisneros

9:10 am Oct. 18, 2015

Author Sandra Cisneros took a look at the raised pulpit at Central Presbyterian Church during the Texas Book Festival on Saturday and asked the packed audience in the pews, “Should I read from up there?”


Austin High Ballet Folklorico dancers, left to right, Lupita Hernandez, 18, Eunice Torres, 16, Diana Chavez, 15, and Gricelda Castillo, 15, walk toward the stage past a mural at the Mexic-Arte Museum at the 30th annual Viva La Vida festival and parade celebrating the Day of the Dead on Saturday October 19, 2013.  The event had children's activities, music, dancing and a parade.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Día de los Muertos celebrations in Austin

12:11 pm Oct. 14, 2015

When I was a kid, I spent several Día de los Muertos holidays polishing the gravestones of some of my grandparents and great-grandparents who are buried in Guerrero, Coahuila. It was never a sad affair.