Events, SXSW Coverage

Threads: Butterfly Girl

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Abbie, I first met you on the big screen. You’re from Austin, close to where I live. You have a musician dad, and you would go with him on tours as the “merch girl.” But you were so much more than that. This one girl – Cary Bell – […]

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Threads: The Soul Behind Soul

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis This is Lee Fields and the Expressions. Fields says every night feels like the first time. “It’s a giving process, the people give…it’s about love,” Fields says. “Life is about love. So all of these songs touch these people and it’s so inspiring for me; it energizes me.” Fields’ […]

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Threads: Off the Cuff

Written and Produced by: Monica Solis Click here to download this episode of Threads. With a new year comes new resolutions. But they’re not that new. These are resolutions we’ve been making for years. While most of these are great things to aspire to, a lot of them are made to fit society’s notion of […]

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Events, Music

A Muddy Utopiafest Energizes With Music

Mud in the morning, mud at night, disconnected from the rest of the world, worries sliding off your shoulders, roaming open fields to the sounds of rock, bluegrass, and hip hop, eclectic: meeting kindred people with whom you howl at the moon. This is Utopia. Utopiafest was hosted by founder Travis Sutherland for its fifth […]

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SXSW film 2013: Captured in Seconds

Monica Solis KTSW News Discover some of the best advice and analogies SXSW film 2013 had to offer in a few, short clips. “Prince Avalanche” actor Paul Rudd makes fun of the notion of character development “Mud” actor Matthew McConaughey says he is not doing anything outside of acting anymore because there’s three things only […]

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SXSW film 2013: “In Your Dreams” Stevie Nicks gets real

Monica Solis KTSW News “In Your Dreams” Stevie Nicks gets real Step into the studio with Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, 70’s rock’n’roll muse, voice, and songwriter. “In Your Dreams:Stevie Nicks” directed by Dave Stewart and Nicks, documents the making of Nick’s most recent album In Your Dreams, her first in ten years. Get  a glimpse […]

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SXSW film 2013: Cast and Crew of “Coldwater” talk roles and social stigmas

-Monica Solis KTSW reporter SXSW 2013 presented Jordan Gaas-Poore’ and I the chance to sit down with some cast and crew of drama/thriller “Coldwater,” which debuted at the film festival. (See “SXSW Film 2013 : ‘Coldwater’ Review” for thoughts on the film) Here’s what director Vincent Grashaw, executive producer Joe Bilotta, and actors PJ Boudousque’ […]

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SXSW Film 2013 – “Coldwater” review

by Monica Solis “Coldwater” dives deep into hearts, and leaves no holds barred What do you get when you cross Call of Duty Black Ops “The Sergeant,” with a protagonist who resembles a young Ryan Gosling,with a production company that gets the art of cinematography and a director who debuts with a message you just […]

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