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This poster, for the Lost Gonzo Band at the Armadillo World Headquarters, is by Danny Garrett. The print was for a show on Feb. 7, 1980.

Vintage poster art exhibition at the Wittliff Collections

Now on view at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University’s Alkek Library is a major exhibition of more than 140 original vintage Austin music posters and handbills by more than 30 artists.
The exhibit, “Homegrown: Austin Music Posters, 1967 to 1982,” runs through July 3, 2015. A book accompanying the exhibition is forthcoming in the Wittliff Collections series by the University of Texas Press.

Last year’s Mardi Gras parade in the San Marcos Historic District.

Mardi Gras parade next weekend

Planning is well underway for the third annual Mardi Gras Parade along historic Belvin Street.  At a meeting held last week, representatives from a variety of neighborhoods within the San Marcos Historic District gathered at the home of one of the founders of the Krewe of Okeanos to finalize preparations for the parade, which is set to take place on Sat., Feb. 14 beginning at noon.

The outside of the Calaboose Museum last May during the Heritage Tour. Since the inside was closed for renovations, the museum created an exhibit outside of the 330th Aviation Squadron — the 1943 African American squadron located at Gary Air Base.  Former San Marcan Rev. Alphonso Washington was one of the pilots in the squadron. This exhibit will be up again for the grand re-opening.

Calaboose Museum grand re-opening

The re-opening of the Calaboose African American History Museum is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
The recently renovated space, which has been closed the past two years, honors the memory and legacy of the museum’s founder, the late Mrs. Johnnie M. Armstead.
The highlight of the grand re-opening is a new rotating exhibit focusing on black elected officials from San Marcos and Hays County.

Rodeo Austin hosts black-tie gala tomorrow

The annual Rodeo Austin Gala, sponsored by H-E-B and Horizon Bank, will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center. One of Austin’s largest black-tie events, the Rodeo Austin Gala will feature a four-course meal, cocktails, a live and silent auction and award-winning entertainment featuring The Band Perry with special guests, Two Tons of Steel.
The Rodeo Austin Gala will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. Guests will enjoy buffet-style dinner while enjoying a performance by the Texas country music group Two Tons of Steel.

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