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Cassie LaMere is the Event Marketing Director at Lexus of Austin and is a celebrity dancer in the Center for Child Protection’s 2014 Dancing with the Stars Austin. With the big night rapidly approaching, we wanted to get a dancer’s inside scoop on what it’s really like to train for a dance competition and to give back to the Center for Child Protection. Incorporated in 1989, the Center for Child Protection is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. The Center is a child-friendly, specially equipped facility where children who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused, or those who have witnessed a violent crime go for evidence gathering and intervention.

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There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching local Austin celebrities perform for a packed ballroom during the holiday season at Dancing with the...

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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar opens this Black Friday, kicking off the holiday shopping season with a dose of Austin flair. Running November 28-December 24 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, the show offers a wide variety of imaginative gifts from over 200 local artists guaranteeing you’ll find something for even the most impossible-to-shop-for people on your list.

Celebrating its 14th year, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is bigger than ever, even adding an additional room to accommodate the overflow. But size isn’t the only way the show has evolved over the years. This season, the bazaar will also offer loads of entertainment with movie screenings from the Austin Film Society, Artists Socials every Tuesday night where customers can meet select artists and discuss their work, as well as Make-A-Wish-Mondays when 10% of the night’s profits are donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas....

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TRIBEZA, Austin’s leading arts and culture publication since 2001, is seeking a print and online Editor. The Editor is the gatekeeper of the TRIBEZA brand and drives the content direction and brand continuity. The Editor is instrumental in setting the tone and direction for each issue, event, and online content selection, and also in translating the TRIBEZA brand through each of these channels.

The job requires flexibility, and the top priorities are to develop dynamic story ideas within the context of each issue, flesh out content and pair freelance writers and photographers best suited for each topic, maintain website content, oversee the monthly budget, manage in-house staff and freelance teams, as well as manage production of each issue of the magazine to meet deadlines. The position requires outstanding editing, writing, and time-management skills, as well as a full understanding of the TRIBEZA brand. The ideal candidate is highly organized and has fine aesthetic sensibilities, as well as qualifications as a master multitasker. The candidate should also have an...

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Austin’s reputable festival scene needs no introduction — but what about hardworking individuals operating behind the scenes? C3 Presents who produces the Austin City Limits has been drawing crowds of over 260,000 to Zilker Park each year for one of the country’s most loved music festivals. After the chaos of ACL settled, TRIBEZA caught up with a few of C3’s most valuable team members Emily Stengel (Events Services Manager), Lindsey Sokol (Festival Manager), and Erin Shorts (Box Office Manager) to hear a little about how they make sure the festival runs smoothly for fans as well as their own plans now that the chaos has settled.

Tell us a little about your role for the festival?

  • EMILY: With the support of an incredible team, I oversee the festival's front of house crowd services. This includes the delicious Austin Eats Food Court, the Austin-centric ACL Art Market, the featured non-profits in ACL Cares, Access Program for fans with disabilities, environmental efforts and the Volunteer...
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Now that we are nearing the middle of November, autumn temperatures have finally descended upon Austin, TX. With highs in the 70s, it’s practically chilly by Austin’s standards. This has many of us reaching for our sweaters and giving in to the temptation to bundle up, despite the fact it’s only 65 degrees outside. We’ve been patient, and it’s now time to indulge in some of the more cozy perks of autumn. To help you as you stock up for the cooler months ahead, we’ve asked photographer Kate LeSueur to share some of the things she’s reaching for this holiday season from local shops around Austin as well as some of her styling tips.

  • How would you describe your personal style?
  • Androgynous and comfortable. Quality and connection are key.
  • What kinds of things do you usually gravitate for when go shopping for yourself?
  • Trousers. A good white tee. Great sneakers.
  • What do you think are the most important elements in discovering personal style?
  • You have to trust your instinct. It's easy to get caught up in what's...
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While ACL pulses in Zilker Park, Mexico City stages Corona Capital, its own guitar fest that boasts much of the same A-list talent. The festival was a great excuse to check out the city’s infamous nightlife.

A compelling blend of historic and modern, and an ongoing cultural and culinary renaissance, has put Mexico City in the international spotlight for the last several years. With distinctive restaurants, hip cocktail spots, and sleek boutique hotels (overlooking ancient churches and castles), cool neighborhoods like Condesa and Roma (think Soho, 20 years ago) are drawing arts-minded visitors from around the globe. That shows no signs of stopping: of late, Mexico City (or DF in local parlance, short for Distrito Federal) is on everyone’s list. Check out the taco tour with famed Noma chef Rene Redzepi in T Magazine, and the recent fashion shoot in...

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TRIBEZA magazine, Austin's leading arts and culture publication since March of 2001, is seeking a qualified Events and Marketing Intern to assist our Events and Marketing Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help manage social media platforms
  • Assist with planning and executing TRIBEZA events
  • Track ad traffic on website and newsletter
  • Update website with new magazine content
  • Compile events for weekly e-newsletter
  • Assist with compiling events for the Arts and Entertainment Calendars
  • Proactively think about new ways to further the TRIBEZA brand
  • Assist with other various administrative tasks

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidate must be a college junior or senior
  • Candidate must be able to commit to 10-15 hours each week for the entire spring semester with some evening availability to work events
  • Must be detail-oriented and a master multi-tasker with the ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Willing to be flexible with schedule arrangements
  • Proficiency...
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With Halloween just around the corner, many of us are asking ourselves those last minute questions that seem to pop up this time of year, “do I own anything that can pass as a Halloween costume?” or the last resort, “should I even dress up?” Never fear, this Halloween we’re sitting down with Austin’s leading wig and make-up artist, Allison Lowery, Wig & Makeup Specialist at Texas Performing Arts, who has got a couple of tricks up her sleeve. Lowery is giving us an inside look into her process and even a tutorial on how to recreate one of her stunning looks on your own. Consider your costume search over.

For Lowery, almost every day is a day fit for dressing up. Lowery wrote the book on wig design (really, she has published three textbooks on the subject), and is well equipped to makeover anyone into something spectacular. “Usually when I get called in, people want something over the top,” Lowery says, which is easy to gather after just a quick...

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Apply for the Second Annual TRIBEZA Interiors Home Tour by downloading and submitting the application below.

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Rarely does a film adaptation of a great novel translate so beautifully as the classic "Gone with the Wind". Much of the lasting wonder surrounding the film nearly a century later is in part due to the costumes that are works of art in their own right—so much so that The Harry Ransom Center procured a selection of the original costumes for viewing this fall (through January 4). This weekend, fans of the film and the era’s fashion can revisit the throwback glamour once more with a special event at Julian Gold Bridal salon.

Designer and former Project Runway winner Austin Scarlett will showcase his bridal designs inspired by the film at Julian Gold Bridal this Saturday and Sunday. Guests can browse the trunk show and mingle with the designer over Champagne and light refreshments. Scarlett, whose designs have appeared in "The New York Times" and "ELLE" magazine will be at the salon Friday afternoon from...

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The Four Seasons Austin and the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery have some pretty sweet news to share. Through October 17-26, The Russell Collection will feature an enchanting selection of Peter Max’s iconic pop art pieces in their gallery, including new pieces that are Max’s homage to Marilyn Monroe. Additionally, Peter Max will be making two very special appearances in the gallery on Saturday, October 25 from 6-9pm and Sunday, October 26 from 1-4 pm.

The team at the Four Seasons Austin has decided to sweeten the deal. Through October 26, visitors can enjoy a Peter Max-inspired dessert at the Four Seasons restaurant, TRIO. Executive Pastry Chef Javier Franco was inspired by Max’s work and went to work to mix up a dish that would not only be delicious, but pay a tribute to the artist as well. “Peter Max is a vegan,” Franco says, “so it was very important to me that this could be a dessert that he could enjoy and that it would be a reflection...

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Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week came to a close with Blooms + Butter, an intimate and elegant dinner with special guest and the night’s chef, Gabrielle Hamilton. Set atop of The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, guests enjoyed the stunning view of downtown Austin and cocktails by Cointreau and The Botanist Gin.

Behind the scenes, Hamilton—whose culinary memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, became a best-selling hit—worked with Austin chef Larry McGuire his team from Jeffrey’s to prepare a dinner featuring recipes from her upcoming cookbook,...

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The annual TRIBEZA Fashion Show presented by Lexus of Austin showcased Austin’s individual style and rising status as a fashion destination of its own. Held at Fair Market with an edgy east side backdrop, the show was devoted to Austin's distinctive style. Matt Fajkus Architecture re-imagined the industrial space--a former warehouse turned event venue.

Outside, guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn served by Austin Cocktails and wine from The Austin Winery, anxiously awaiting the start of the show. Cointreau provided a fun, DIY style bar where guests concocted their own personalized beverages. Other attendees enjoyed the comforts of the VIP lounge provided by...

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On the brink of the autumn equinox, a stylish crowd gathered for Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week’s Southern Brunch at Rain Lily Farm to celebrate the final days of summer. Amidst freshly tilled gardens and fields, guests mingled and enjoyed live blue grass music and a sunny afternoon.

Austin Cocktails and The Botanist Gin provided mid-day cocktails (including gin & tonics garnished with herb sprigs for the latter) while guests anticipated a farm-fresh meal (and taste of the soon to open restaurant, Launderette) from chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki. Pop-up shops from Raven + Lily, The Hip Humanitarian,...

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Guests gathered last Friday night for Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week's annual men’s event, Smoked Meat and Metal, benefiting Project LOOP (Lessons On and Off the Pavement). Co-host Revival Cycles welcomed attendees to their space on Bolm Road, where Project LOOP constructed a half-pipe for talented skaters and bikers to showcase their skills on the deck, while local favorite Immortal Guardian shredded on a guitar nearby.

Inside the Revival Cycles garage, DJ Give’R spun R&B vinyl, while guests received an up-close look at the latest styles from HELM Boots and Traveller Denim (two additional hosts of the event) and other pop-up shops including Fort Lonesome,...

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Thursday night's rain didn't dampen the Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week Kickoff Party at Roadhouse Relics, where an intrepid group of Austinites gathered to celebrate the start of a week of unique events.

Special guests and Style Week Icons Cambria Harkey and Ben Edgerton (and wife Ann Lowe), were among the guests (Edgerton made an extravagant entrance stepping out of one of the latest Hybrid Lexus CT models, graciously provided by the official sponsor of TRIBEZA Style Week, Lexus). Inside, guests took shelter from the downpour amidst the awesome neon signs, and toasted the week to come with cocktails by The Botanist Gin, Remy Martin Cognac, and Pacifico, among others.

Between bites provided by Chi’lantro and East Side King, guests chatted about details of upcoming Style Week events, such as what chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, of Launderette, were cooking up for...

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Rachel Miller has always had an eye for stunning design and detail, which she brings to her warehouse of found and antique treasures, Red Rover Alley. After she graduated college, Miller traveled around the country collecting artfully designed pieces of furniture along the way. Through her collecting, Miller says that she learned the “art of blending beauty with comfort to make a house into a welcoming home.” When Miller first went across the pond to London, she fell in love with European design and knew she had to share her finds with family and friends. “The demand for fine European home goods and great gift items was contagious,” Miller says. Consequentially, she opened Red Rover Alley, so she could share her discoveries with the world.

The table settings for TRIBEZA Style Week’s Southern Brunch will be styled by Red Rover Alley. In the spirit of Style Week, Rachel Miller has given us five tips to take your next table setting from...

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As one of the nation’s premier neon artists and the owner of Roadhouse Relics, the neon art gallery that doubles as his workshop on South First Street, Todd Sanders’ story is literally glowing.

Sanders first rolled into Austin in 1992, when he was making his way south from East Texas on a road trip. Through a series of wrong turns, he found himself at the corner of 12th and Lamar, staring up at a neon bug that served as the illuminated sign for a convenience store. “At that moment I knew what I wanted to do,” Sanders says. Even though he’d spent a fair amount of time in alternate careers, he knew he wanted to be some kind of artist since kindergarten. A self-proclaimed “picker” in college, he would chase down scrap metal trucks, salvaging forgotten treasures and reselling them at a booth in the Canton Flea Market. Sanders then graduated to working for various sign companies around Austin. “I spent years learning the technical ways of the trade, and eventually opened my own sign making company.” In 2007 Sanders left...

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Robert Faires is asking audiences to join him this week as he singlehandedly unites England and France in a one man production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. To undertake such a production would be a lofty challenge for even the most fervent Shakespeare enthusiast, but it was a welcome treat for Faires. “As someone who had been a fan of Shakespeare since I was in junior high, I was fascinated by the idea of being able to perform an entire play of his by myself and doing it in such an openly theatrical way.” The idea for the production came to him where all great moments of genius inspiration take place--in the shower. “One morning I was stepping into the shower and I asked myself, if I were to do a solo version of a Shakespeare play, which one would it be? I began considering my personal favorites, but then I came to Henry V,” he says. “In the Prologue, the Chorus apologizes for not being able to show these historical events in all their scope and grandeur but says if the audience will just use its imagination it can imagine everything the way it happened. So I thought it was a...

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Many know Téo as the go-to spot to cool off with a scoop of gelato or to relax with a cup of coffee. Behind the counter, however, Téo is gearing up for the competition of a lifetime. Matthew Lee, Téo’s founder and native Austinite, is preparing to compete in the Gelato World Championship in Rimini, Italy this September. Lee will be the only American in Rimini to compete for the title of the World’s Best Gelato. To celebrate, Téo is offering one lucky gelato lover a round trip plane ticket to Italy to cheer on Lee at the competition. Additionally, the café is throwing a party on Wednesday, August 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with complimentary gelato and gelato cocktails, where the winner will be congratulated and guests can send Matthew Lee off with a little taste of Austin.

Using local Texas fruits and ingredients, Lee is working to craft the ultimate experience in every scoop. “The perfect scoop of gelato is the perfect temp (15 degrees Fahrenheit), smooth texture, warm in the mouth and full of the flavor you're eating. It...

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It’s official: Texas has turned on the oven. Hello, August!

Since we’re spending most of our time searching for the closest place with the AC on full blast, we tend to want to spend less time searching through our closet for something that is both stylish and appropriate for the heat (i.e. survival wear). To help you conquer this August in Austin, we’ve collected a list of items that will get you through the triple-digit temperatures while remaining chic. Because let’s be honest, you don’t sweat, you glisten.

ESTRELL MAXI DRESS: Here’s the dress that will have you feeling cool and comfortable at your next summer soirée. It is elegantly draped, features a pretty pattern, and won’t cling to you if you happen to find yourself outside.

NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL: The temperatures are red-hot, so you’re lips should be, too. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil gives an awesome finished look to any outfit. Plus, it’s the perfect formula that doesn’t smudge or melt in the heat.

PLEATED MIDI SKIRT: This is the perfect skirt for August. You can wear it with a light top...

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TRIO for Paws returns for its second year at The Four Seasons Hotel to benefit four of Austin’s most prominent animal welfare organizations: the Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive!, Emancipet, and Greyhound Pets of America. The fundraiser runs until August 29 at TRIO where a special menu is being offered that benefits the four participating animal welfare organizations. TRIO is hosting a Lawn Party and Silent Auction at The Four Seasons to kick off the fundraiser on June 19 at 5:30pm.

Each ticket to The Lawn Party and Silent Auction at The Four Seasons includes access to several exciting elements including delectable hors d'oeuvres by TRIO and Greyhound cocktails by the Lobby Lounge. Kerri Sholly of Four Seasons says “the people who attend the event tend to be fellow animal lovers so it's nice to spend time chatting and getting to know them...especially when you've got cocktails, appetizers and the beautiful setting of the Four Seasons back lawn as a backdrop.”

Guests can also look forward to music provided by DJ/Sommelier Mark Sayre and getting their furry fix...

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After months of auditions, Annaka Chesnutt, a native Austinite, was just named the latest CW Austin Star. This is the sixth year that the CW Austin has staged a contest to find their new star, a one-year title that will make Annaka the CW’s go-to person to for coverage on everything Austin and Entertainment (including the enviable charge of covering major festivals like ACL and SXSW). She will also be attending several local and station-sponsored events throughout the year. The competition began with an open call that allowed the CW to select four finalists. It was then up to viewers to choose the fifth finalist from a pool of 25 semi-finalists. Then, the final five completed several assignments that ranged from screen tests to interviews. Based on their performance, viewers voted online to select the new face of the CW. We got the chance to ask Annaka a few questions about her upcoming year with the CW and what she’s looking forward to the most.

What does it feel like after all these months of auditions to know you are the CW Austin Star?

It feels so surreal. I'm...

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Part of the appeal of a massage, or any spa treatment, is the opportunity to momentarily transcend the frenetic pace of our daily lives. An herb-scented body scrub or eucalyptus steam room tap into the same yearnings that find many of us at our desks, dreaming of aquamarine beaches and exotic flavors and blossoms. The trouble is, most of these fantasies involve purchasing an international ticket and wrangling for time off. This month there’s an easy way to get a dose of exotic escape without finding your passport.

For the last several months, Hiatus Spa + Retreat (611 W 5th St, 512/362-5777) has offered a “Monthly Retreat” for customers to indulge in unique body treatments tied to a specific destination that end with an appropriately themed specialty cocktail (massages + boozy vacation elixir, what more do you need to know?). In April, the spa celebrated Earth Day with “Stone Unturned” treatments (think heated stones and a potent rhum agricocle punch). Last month they offered Summer in Paris, which...

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