Nakia and the Blues Grifters: “[The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians] has played a major role in cultivating the Austin music scene by keeping artists healthy and on stage. If you’re not sick you won’t have to miss a gig.” Photograph: Ben Porter

Some say all true art comes from suffering. Reenie Collins from the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) would argue the contrary. “A happy, he(...)

Macnas presents its pop-up theatre spectacle on 6th Street in Austin, Texas sponsored by IDA Ireland during SXSW

The Taoiseach may not have been present at this year’s South By SouthWest (SxSW) Interactive festival but the Queen of Ireland was an appropriate sub(...)