KLRU’s Recent Stories
Arts Oct 19Ride the ‘border wave’ with this Mexican artist
Austin artist, Gerardo Arellano, blends expressionism and pop art to create what he calls "Border Wave" -- a style of imagery that is influenced by life on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican border.
Arts Jul 12Bollywood dance breaks down barriers in Austin
Calling himself a “global citizen”, Prakash Mohandas says the goal of his dance company is to foster understanding between people and cultures. “If people are able to come dance with each other and have fun with each other, that breaks…
Arts Apr 19How learning steel pan helps Austin’s underserved youth
The Austin Community Steelband is working to help low-income children make music with the steel pan.
Arts Apr 05The samba school where Brazilian rhythms meet country
At Austin Samba School, students are dressed in American-flag cowboy outfits and dancing samba. And class has just begun.
Arts Feb 16How a composer turned 6 abandoned pianos into a unique concert
Composer Nathan Felix was living in Los Angeles when he decided to write a piece for six pianos played at once. The catch? He doesn't play the piano.
Arts Jan 05Austin’s weekly vaudeville combines politics and magic
Step into the writer's room for Esther's Follies, and you'll likely find them singing around a table about the Supreme Court and 2016 presidential election.
Arts Nov 24In Austin exhibit, viewers immerse themselves in foam, light and sound
In Austin, 14 artists have come together to offer an immersive art experience with Strange Pilgrims, a large-scale group exhibition with experiential art at multiple venues.
Arts Oct 06Writing workshop empowers teens to defy stereotypes
The Barrio Writers program began in 2009 with small workshops at El Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, Ca., to give teenagers a voice to speak out on the issues they normally would not address in a classroom.
Arts Sep 15Austin artists build giant insect puppet bicycles
Featuring larger-than-life creatures powered by pedals, Austin Bike Zoo is a one-of-a-kind blend of puppetry and cycling.
Arts Jul 15Artist keeps Austin weird by combining his love of skater culture with fine art
An exhibit at the University of Texas in Austin asks viewers to look at skateboarding as a process of creation.