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  • SXSW 2014: Five movie stories, including 'Chef' and 'Veronica Mars'

    SXSW 2014: Five movie stories, including 'Chef' and 'Veronica Mars'
    With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
  • SXSW 2014: Jay Z and Kanye West reunite on Samsung's dime

    SXSW 2014: Jay Z and Kanye West reunite on Samsung's dime
    AUSTIN, Texas — Video images of fierce predatory animals flashed across several gigantic screens behind Jay Z and Kanye West at the Austin Music Hall on Wednesday night, a visual holdover from the rappers' collaborative tour in 2011 but also, it...
  • SXSW 2014: Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis represent the locals

    SXSW 2014: Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis represent the locals
    AUSTIN, Texas — Kelly Willis said she'd worn "a Saturday night dress" — a cherry-red number with a cartoon-dog print — but in fact it was Tuesday, the first evening of the annual South by Southwest music festival here. Historically,...
  • Pharrell to debut fragrance -- three guesses for its inspiration

    Pharrell to debut fragrance -- three guesses for its inspiration
    For those who want to smell like Pharrell Williams, your chance is coming this fall. The superstar producer-performer continues his recent pop culture breakout with the next logical move -- a fragrance. Williams has teamed with Japanese fashion...
  • SXSW Cares Fund raises $20,000 in less than 24 hours

    SXSW Cares Fund raises $20,000 in less than 24 hours
    A fund set up to benefit the victims and their families of this week's fatal car crash at the South by Southwest music festival raised $20,000 in donations less than 24 hours after it was established, organizers said. After the early morning incident on...
  • Car plows into SXSW crowd, registered attendee among 2 dead

    Car plows into SXSW crowd, registered attendee among 2 dead
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A car plowed into the crowd at the South by Southwest music festival early Thursday, leaving two dead and 23 injured, police said. One of the dead was a local Austin female, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Also dead...
  • SXSW 2014: A late night of K-pop, pure noise, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga

    SXSW 2014: A late night of K-pop, pure noise, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga
    AUSTIN, Texas — The state is known for its stalwart independent streak, but on the first night of music at South by Southwest, Austin was a place for the world to mingle. From L.A. buzz bands to K-pop superstars and pop-rap titans, Tuesday's late-...
  • 'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps

    'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps
    Rapper Rick Ross may have the top-selling album in the U.S., but the past week was a good one to be associated with an animated film. In the days following the March 2 telecast of the Academy Awards, songs from Disney's "Frozen" and Universal Pictures'...
  • SXSW 2014 back in party mode after tragedy; Lady Gaga in rehearsal

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Artists and venues slowly appeared to be returning to normal Thursday hours after a car plowed into a crowd of revelers, leaving two dead and 23 injured. Venues near the tragedy canceled afternoon events and stated that concerts for...
  • Vans to donate proceeds to SXSW victims; House of Vans shows back on

    Vans to donate proceeds to SXSW victims; House of Vans shows back on
    Apparel company Vans and Austin, Texas, club the Mohawk have announced they will make donations to the victims and families affected when a car plowed through a crowd of revelers at the South by Southwest music festival. The Thursday incident, which...
  • A tragic wake-up call for SXSW?

    A tragic wake-up call for SXSW?
    AUSTIN, Texas — A drum kit stood assembled and cans of beer were piled in a bucket. But otherwise, the outdoor stage at Cheer Up Charlie's was empty Thursday afternoon, an unusual sight for the ordinarily bustling South by Southwest music festival....
  • SXSW 2014: 'Fort Tilden,' 'Great Invisible' win top jury awards

    SXSW 2014: 'Fort Tilden,' 'Great Invisible' win top jury awards
    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced its jury awards on Tuesday night in a ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. “Fort Tilden” won the grand jury prize in the narrative competition. Written and directed...