061908 – This morning on the Today Show – Matt Lauer interviewed a lady from Travel & Leisure Magazine – Austin, Texas was first mentioned in “50 reasons to love the U.S.A.”…
“Because you don’t have to be 22 to get excited about Austin’s music scene. Known as a mecca for the indie–music set (thanks to the annual South by Southwest festival in March), Austin now has a venue for Bach, Mozart, and Stravinsky as well. On the edge of Lady Bird Lake, the Long Center for the Performing Arts houses the city’s ballet company and symphony orchestra. The performance hall, designed by Nelsen Partners and Zeidler Partnership Architects, is in tune with Austin’s unconventional spirit—70 percent of the structure was made from recycled materials, including the gigantic concrete ring that encircles the central building like a halo. On the lineup this summer: Austin’s Chamber Music Festival, the Austin Shakespeare Festival, and free weekend symphony performances on the public terrace.” Source: Travel & Leisure
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