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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Spoon

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOAN MARCUS (BEAUTIFUL); TONY SPIELBERG (THE MAGIC FLUTE) JUMP RIGHT IN! THE 10 FESTIVALS (HELLO SXSW), AWARD CELEBRATIONS, AND STAGE EXTRAVAGANZAS YOU CAN'T MISS THIS SPRING. BY HANNAH MORROW Synonymous with the season, 1. South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (March 10–19, sxsw.com) will feature more than 750 panels, hundreds of films, almost 2,000 bands, and keynote and featured speakers like Nile Rodgers, Maria Kondo, Jill Soloway, and Van Jones. New this year: The fest is now one unified event, with 24 tracks, and badges have more access. Trade your platinum badge for a pair of boots and head to 2. Rodeo Austin (March 11–25, rodeoaustin.com), an ode to the official sport of Texas, complete with a stock show, fair, and live music by the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, and Fitz and The Tantrums. For modern conversations on creativity and collaboration, check out the free hybrid arts festival 3. Fusebox (April 12–16, fuseboxfestival.com), where Executive and Artistic Director Ron Berry describes the scene as "a third local, a third national, and a third international." Spring isn't just about what's to come; we can pat ourselves on the back at some big celebrity-studded events. The biennial 4. Texas Medal of Arts (February 21–22, texas medalofarts.org), recognizes the talent and philanthropy of Texan artists of all disciples; this year's honorees include FOREGROUND: The Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical makes its Austin debut at Bass Concert Hall. BACKDROP: Ballet Austin interprets the classic opera The Magic Flute. 48 AUSTINWAY.COM SCENE HOT TEST TICKET

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