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AWHQ 43rd Anniversary August 7th

On Wednesday,  August 7th, SouthPop will hold an Armadillo World Headquarters birthday party from 7:09pm to 10pm.  Shiva’s Headband will provide live musical entertainment.  The Center will display photos and posters from the ‘Dillo… like a bunch of the staff photos.  Staff, musicians, friends and aficionados are all welcome to attend.  The Burton Wilson exhibit is on display and includes …

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One Square Mile

Featured Video This video is from the Austin, Texas episode of the documentary series ONE SQUARE MILE and features an interview with Director Leea Mechling at the South Austin Popular Culture Center. You can watch the series and learn more about this video by going to the series website at www.onesquaremile.tv

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Austin Opera House: Way Down Texas Way

The South Austin Popular Culture Center is proud to announce an exhibit focusing on the Austin Opera House.  This concert hall, a partnership between Tim O’Connor and his friend Willie Nelson, opened in July 1977 with a special performance featuring Waylon Jennings.  This club was not your typical Austin-hippie-hangout; it was more known for its “outlaw” country slant. The Austin …

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Memorial Wall featured in Culture Map

One of Austin’s newest online news sites featured our memorial wall this weekend. “Their influence is felt every day and this event serves to acknowledge and pay tribute to them,” Shelley Seale wrote in her article, ‘The South Austin Popular Culture Center honors Austin artists with a memorial wall.‘ Have you come to visit yet? Let us know your impressions …

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Austin Cartoons Tribute Comes To Life

In February, 2011 Kerry Awn approached the South Austin Popular Culture Center about painting a mural on the premises. The mural would pay tribute to Austin cartoon icons. Characters created by the likes of Gilbert Shelton, Jim Franklin, Tony Bell, Sam Hurt, Mike Judge and Jack Jaxon would be painted on the back wall of the outdoor stage at the …

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New Mural In Progress

The Center recently experienced an attack by some taggers. They defaced the wall behind the stage where so many people had written messages over the last few years. Henry Gonzalez, the facilities manager, decided to start over and painted the wall white. However, he was concerned about what would appear next. What if someone considered it a large, public blank …

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Caught On Google’s Camera

When we say you can always happen upon the Center “by chance,” it’s because you can usually find Henry Gonzalez, the facilities manager, working on the art installations outside. He was even caught on Google’s street camera! The space around the Center is always evolving, from the outdoor gallery space to the memorial wall. So even if the doors to …

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SXSW Recomendations From Austinites

With first-time Austin visitors and outsiders about to descend on the city, one question is all over social media: What is there to do in Austin while at SXSW? FOOD: Erin Thompson: Eat local and buy local. Go Local Cards [get you a discount.] Find food trailers by neighborhood on FoodTrailersAustin.com Karen Webb: Eat at Torchy’s on the way downtown …

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Tour Outside Art Installations By Henry Gonzalez

“Sometimes people don’t even know to go into the building,” says artist Henry Gonzalez, arms crossed, as he looks over the art installations surrounding the South Austin Popular Culture Center. “This is the legacy I’m going to leave behind,” Gonzalez says. Each piece is a reflection of South Austin, and as one of the founders of the Center and creator …

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