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What's New @ Real Austin Texas

The Real Austin Texas Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to the Real Austin Texas website as well as links to special announcements or timely news articles.

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Jun 12, 2010, Festivals Austin, Austin Events, Austin Texas

Festivals Austin Page - Your comprehensive guide to miscellaneous and special interest events and festivals in Austin Texas.

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Jun 12, 2010, Austin TX Events, Austin Festivals, Austin Texas

The Austin TX Events Page - Your comprehensive guide to athletic-related Austin Festivals and Events.

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Jun 12, 2010, Austin Texas Events, Austin Festivals, Austin Garden

The Austin Texas Events Page - Your comprehensive guide to home, garden, and culinary related events and festivals in and around Austin Texas.

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Jun 11, 2010, Austin Theater, Austin Things to Do, Austin Attractions

The Austin Theater Page - Your resource for live theater in Austin, Texas.

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Jun 11, 2010, Austin Event Calendar, Upcoming Austin Events, Promote Your Austin Event

Austin Event Calendar - View upcoming special events in Austin (or promote your own for free).

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Jun 11, 2010, Black Arts Movement Austin, BAM Festival, Austin Events

Black Arts Movement Austin - June 4-19, 2010 - Austin, Texas

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Jun 10, 2010, Calling All Chicken Sitters

I came across this story today and couldn't resist sharing it and trying to do my part to make the world a little better place for baseball fans and chicken owners.

There's no date listed on the story itself, but presumably the chicken sitter is needed for the upcoming weekend of June 19-20, 2010.

For the full story, see below . . .

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Jun 10, 2010, Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park, Austin Concerts, Austin Events

The Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park series has been a very cool summer tradition since 2003. See current schedule here.

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Jun 9, 2010, Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks, Austin Fireworks, Austin Events

The Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks show typically draws 100,000 people to Auditorium Shores and the vicinity, making it one of the biggest annual events in Austin.

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Jun 9, 2010, Austin Events, Austin Festivals, Austin Texas

Incredibly, there are more than 150 annual Austin events and festivals, or about one every two days.

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Jun 8, 2010, Brew B Que, Buda Events, Austin Events

Texas Brew B Que? A festival dedicated to beer and barbecue? What could possibly be better? How about holding it on the 4th of July?

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Jun 8, 2010, Lonestar Riverboat - 2 Tickets For Only $10 - Be Quick

If you haven't already signed up for the free daily deal service from Living Social, today might be a good day to do so.

Today's Deal (6/8/2010) will get you two adult tickets for the weekend public tour aboard a Lonestar Riverboat for only $10. That's half off the regular price.

I bought one of these myself - I've never actually been on an Austin riverboat cruise before. Looks like a lot of fun.

If you want more background information on how the Living Social program works, check out the Austin Coupons and Daily Deals page.

Or just click the link below to be taken directly to Living Social to sign up and get today's deal.

But hurry - you'll still have to verify your email address and the deal expires at the end of the day.

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Jun 8, 2010, Zilker Summer Musical, Zilker Hillside Theater, Austin Events

The Zilker Summer Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater (2010 Production - Annie) has been entertaining Austin with free outdoor performances of Broadway musicals since 1959.

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Jun 7, 2010, Zilker Park, Austin Attractions, Austin Things to Do

NYC has Central Park; Austin has Zilker Park - Check out the full list of attractions and events at Zilker.

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Jun 7, 2010, Blues on the Green, Austin Concerts, Austin Events

One of the Austin's great music traditions, Blues on the Green, KGSR's hugely popular and free Austin summer music series, has been going strong since 1991.

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Jun 7, 2010, Austin Events June, Austin Festivals, Austin Texas

Austin Events June - With summer in full bloom in Austin Texas, June is a great month for outdoor music events. Check out the full list of all events and festivals here.

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Jun 7, 2010, Bastille Day Austin, Austin Events, Austin Festivals

Bastille Day Austin (July 17, 2010) is an annual celebration held on the grounds of the French Legation Museum.

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Jun 7, 2010, Unplugged at the Grove, Shady Grove, Austin Concerts

Unplugged at the Grove - April 15 - September 30, 2010 - Free concert series featuring Austin's top singer-songwriter performers.

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Jun 4, 2010, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Downtown Hotels, Austin Texas Hotels

Hotels in Downtown Austin, Texas - See full reviews and photos of Austin downtown hotels.

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Jun 3, 2010, Sheraton Austin Hotel, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, Downtown Austin Hotels

For a unique and luxurious experience, visitors choose the Sheraton Austin Hotel located next to the Texas State Capitol building and near the University of Texas campus. See review and best rates.

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Jun 3, 2010, Radisson Hotel Austin Texas, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Texas Hotels

The Radisson Hotel Austin Texas provides 12 stories of comfortable downtown Austin lodging for both the vacationer and business traveler.

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Jun 3, 2010, Omni Hotel Austin Texas, Omni Austin Hotel, Hotels in Downtown Austin

The Omni Hotel Austin Texas - Downtown, known for its four-diamond service, strives is to provide an experience that exceeds guests’ expectations. See full review and best rates here.

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Jun 2, 2010, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Hilton Hotel Austin Texas, Austin Texas Hotel

For those seeking excellent Austin Texas accommodations, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown offers both comfort and convenience. See review and best rates here.

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Jun 2, 2010, Embassy Suites Hotel Austin, Embassy Suites Downtown Austin, Austin Hotels

Centrally located near many of Austin’s cultural, entertainment, government, and business districts, the Embassy Suites Hotel Austin - Downtown affords easy access for both business and sightseeing.

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Jun 2, 2010, Courtyard Marriott Austin, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Texas Hotels

The Downtown Courtyard Marriott Austin is across the street from the Austin Convention Center and just two blocks from Austin's famous 6th Street live music scene. See full review and best rates.

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May 31, 2010, Hyatt Regency Austin, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Texas Hotels

Known for exceptional service and comfort, the Hyatt Regency Austin overlooks Lady Bird Lake and provides convenient access to Austin’s many historical, cultural and entertainment attractions.

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May 30, 2010, Keep Austin Weird, Keep Austin Weird 5K and Festival, Austin Events

An Austin original since 2003, the Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K (June 26, 2010) is an afternoon of fun, quirkiness, live music, more quirkiness, great vendors, and, of course, more quirkiness.

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May 29, 2010, Bridal Extravaganza Austin, Austin Events, Austin Weddings

Bridal Extravaganza Austin: Getting married in the near future? The Bridal Extravaganza is one event you won't want to miss.

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May 28, 2010, Texas Swing, Project Transitions, Austin Events

Texas Swing - Project Transitions fundraiser - June 4, 2010 - Scholz Garten - Austin, Texas

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May 27, 2010, Austin Cool House Tour, Texas Solar Energy Society, Austin Events

Austin Cool House Tour - June 6, 2010 - A great event and terrific educational opportunity to see the practical application of efficient and renewable energy design in new construction and remodels.

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May 26, 2010, Austin to Host Formula 1 Grand Prix

Huge Breaking News: The Formula One Group has chosen Austin as the site for the United States Grand Prix races from 2012 through 2020.

The link below is to KXAN's coverage of the news.

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May 25, 2010, Promote Austin Events, Austin Event Calendar, Austin Calendar

Here's your chance to promote Austin events (special or non-recurring events) for free.

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May 24, 2010, Austin Music Festival, Austin Music Events, Austin Events

Austin Music Festival Page (Austin Texas) - Comprehensive guide to Austin Music Events

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May 22, 2010, Austin Festivals, Austin Events, Austin Texas

Austin Festivals and Events - Your comprehensive guide to annual cultural and seasonal events in and around Austin Texas.

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May 21, 2010, Austin Pond Tour, Austin Pond Society, Austin Events

The Austin Pond Tour (June 12-13, 2010) has been an annual tradition since 1995. Organized by the Austin Pond Society, this self-guided, open house style tour features notable ponds all over Austin.

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May 21, 2010, Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Texas Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Austin - Probably the most luxurious downtown Austin hotel, the Four Seasons provides easy access to the Austin Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, and downtown entertainment.

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May 21, 2010, Stephen F Austin Hotel, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Texas Hotels

The luxury Stephen F Austin Hotel is centrally located in downtown Austin and within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center, Austin's famous 6th Street entertainment district, and more.

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May 20, 2010, Hyde Park Homes Tour, Austin Homes, Austin Events

The Hyde Park Homes Tour (June 19-20, 2010) is an event held each Father's Day Weekend and is organized the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association.

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May 20, 2010, Ballet Under the Stars, Austin Ballet, Austin Events

Ballet Under the Stars (June 4-5, 2010) is the annual production by the Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble at Austin's very cool outdoor Zilker Hillside Theater.

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May 19, 2010, Driskill Hotel Austin, Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin Texas Hotels

The Driskill Hotel Austin - Class, Luxury, and Elegance in Downtown Austin Setting - See Photos and Hotel Review

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May 16, 2010, Austin Things to Do, Things to Do in Austin, Austin Attractions

The Austin Things to Do page is for local and visitor alike. Whether you're going to be here for the rest of your life or just the next few days, there is no shortage of things to do in Austin.

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May 16, 2010, Austin Tourism, Travel Austin, Austin Travel Guide

Planning an Austin vacation? This Austin Tourism page is your resource to getting the most out of your visit.

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May 16, 2010, Austin Attractions, Austin Things To Do, Austin Tourism

Austin Attractions - 10 Popular Austin Texas Attractions for visitors and locals alike.

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May 13, 2010, Juneteenth Celebration Austin, Austin Events, Austin Festivals

The Juneteenth Celebration Austin (June 19, 2010) includes a 2K race, a parade, an historical community program, and, of course, a festival style Park Celebration held at Rosewood Park in East Austin.

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May 12, 2010, Austin Nonprofit, Austin Charities

Real-Austin-Texas.com is a proud supporter of worthy Austin nonprofit organizations. See the current and past monthly featured Austin nonprofits.

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May 11, 2010, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Austin Attractions

One of those 'off the beaten path' Austin attractions, even though it technically isn't, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is a perfect spot for a slow stroll in a relaxed outdoor setting.

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May 8, 2010, Austin Restaurant Guide, Austin Restaurants, Austin Restaurant Reviews

Austin Restaurant Guide - A Directory of Austin Restaurants and Austin Restaurant Reviews

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May 8, 2010, Austin Restaurants, Austin Restaurant Guide

Austin Restaurants - Check out these Austin Restaurant Reviews for an eclectic and subjective listing of noteworthy restaurants and eating establishments in Austin, Texas.

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May 7, 2010, Austin Pride Parade and Festival, Austin Pride, Austin Events

The Austin Pride Parade and Festival (June 3-6, 2010) - Highlights include two parades (Family and Pride), a 5K run through the streets of downtown Austin, and numerous art, artisan, and food vendors.

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