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Alice Embree | Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons EventMonday, March 28, 2022
6:30 PM | Taylor Murphy Hall 101

Alice Embree, a lifelong activist and leading Texan in the student, antiwar, and feminist movements of the 60s and 70s, discusses her new memoir.

More information can be found on the CTMH Facebook page.

Why Bushwick Bill Matters: A Conversation with Charles Hughes

Bushwick Bill Event ImageThursday, November 4, 2021
12:30 pm | Online via Zoom
Advanced Registration Required

Join us on Zoom as historian Charles Hughes and Associate Professor of Social Work Raphael Travis discuss Hughes's new book on Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys.

Kathy Valentine in Conversation with Sarah Bird

Kathy Valentine event Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:30-8:00 pm
In person at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall or online via Zoom

Kathy Valentine was recently elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the iconic The Go-Go's, the first all-woman band to top the album charts with songs they composed. She will be joining us to talk about her acclaimed All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir in conversation with celebrated Texas novelist Sarah Bird. Songwriter for such The Go-Go's hits as Vacation and Head Over Heels, Valentine's debut book is a roller coaster of music, fame, family, the creative process, and struggles with addiction and excess; it’s also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, to live in the world with self-awareness, creative spirit, and compassion. Co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of the Southwest.

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HT94_TXST Presents | Chulita Vinyl Club

Chulita Vinyl Club Event ImageThursday, November 5, 2020
6:00 pm
Broadcast on IGTV

Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulitaidentifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture. Within CVC they individually identify with the following: Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating.

HT94_TXST Presents | Nina Diaz

Nina Diaz Event ImageThursday, October 15, 2020
6:00 pm
Broadcast on IGTV

Considered "one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today" (David Brown, KUT/NPR), Nina Diaz began her musical career at the age of thirteen when she co-founded the all female rock group Girl in a Coma (2002–2018). Three years later Girl in a Coma was signed to Joan Jett's Blackheart Records, thus beginning many years of extensive traveling, creating, and performing for audiences around the world both as a headlining act as well as a direct support for several highly acclaimed artists.

A Conversation on Jazz History | Pamela Hart and Dr. James Polk

Austin Jazz History Event ImageSaturday, September 26, 2020
2:00 pm
Facebook Live | @womeninjazzaustin

Hostile Terrain 94 Gallery Presents | Lesly Renaga

Hostile Terrain Event ImageHostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research and arts-education collective directed by anthropologist Jason De León. This art installation is intended to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border by focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” (PTD).

September 17, 2020
6:00 pm

The Broken Spoke | Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk

Broken Spoke Event ImageAuthor Donna Marie Miller and founder James White speaking on Austin's legendary honky-tonk.  With a special performance by Ben Stafford Rogers

November 20, 2019
2:00 pm
Brazos Hall

Houston Rap Tapes: H-Towns Hip-Hop History

Houston Rap Tapes Event ImageA conversation with author Lance Scott Walker and Journalist Dalyah Jones on Houston rap tapes and an upcoming Biography of DJ Screw.

October 9, 2019
Taylor Murphy 101


The Roots of the Texas Music Scene

L-R: Jason Mellard, Corbin Mock, Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Wade Bowen, Rich Kelly

The turn of the 21st century in Texas witnessed a renaissance of country songwriting and performance rooted in tradition and drawing on the vigor of the state's college towns. Join us for a panel conversation with the people who made the scene, helping to put it in historic perspective: Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, Rich Kelly, Corbin Mock, and Randy Rogers.


Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

6:00pm Light Refreshments

6:30 Panel Discussion

Taylor Murphy 101


An Evening with Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill

An Evening with Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill

Sunday, December 9, 2018
8:00 p.m. Doors
8:30 p.m. Concert
Seekatz Opera House, 265 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, TX 78130

$1000 VIP Meet and Greet; Limited Packages are available. For this option please email Robin at

$125 Dinner and Concert
Dinner at Krause's Cafe at 6:30pm and preferred seating and early entrance to concert. The menu will feature Herb Crusted Fire Roasted Prime Rib, Roasted Marble Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus.  Cash bar. 

$75 Concert
Seated concert with servers to tables; cash bar. 


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