sxsw 2014 http://kut.org en SXSW Crash Survivor Hopes To Walk At High School Graduation http://kut.org/post/sxsw-crash-survivor-hopes-walk-high-school-graduation <p>One of the victims of the <a href="http://kut.org/post/two-dead-after-driver-plows-sxsw-crowd-suspect-custody">car crash into South by Southwest crowds</a> is now in the rehab stage of her recovery.&nbsp;<br /><br />Mason Endres can now hop on one leg and push herself in a wheelchair. But she’s still learning to walk again.<br /> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:43:09 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 10108 at http://kut.org SXSW Crash Survivor Hopes To Walk At High School Graduation Accused Driver in SXSW Crash Faces 20 Aggravated Assault Charges http://kut.org/post/accused-driver-sxsw-crash-faces-20-aggravated-assault-charges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man charged with capital murder in the </span><a href="http://kut.org/post/two-dead-after-driver-plows-sxsw-crowd-suspect-custody" style="line-height: 1.5;">crash into a crowd</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at South by Southwest is now also charged with 20 counts of aggravated assault.</span></p><p>21-year-old Rashad Owens has been jailed since the March 13 crash. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police say Owens was speeding away from a traffic stop when he drove through a barricade onto a street crowded with pedestrians.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:31:45 +0000 Trey Shaar 10080 at http://kut.org Accused Driver in SXSW Crash Faces 20 Aggravated Assault Charges After SXSW Tragedy, Austin Seeks 'Full Evaluation' of Crowds, Alcohol http://kut.org/post/after-sxsw-tragedy-austin-seeks-full-evaluation-crowds-alcohol <p>Questions raised by this year's South by Southwest festival and conference <a href="http://observer.com/2014/03/brand-vegas-sxsw-aint-what-it-used-to-be-and-neither-is-austin/">aren't restricted</a> to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/us/car-slams-into-crowd-at-sxsw-festival.html?_r=0">think pieces</a>: The Austin City Council is now asking for "a full post-event evaluation" of the ever-growing event.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The findings could result in changes to the way Austin deals with safety, crowds, permits, and even alcohol during SXSW and other events.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Coming off its 27<sup>th</sup> year, the SXSW event itself generated as many headlines as its performers and conference breakouts.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:49:48 +0000 Wells Dunbar 10023 at http://kut.org After SXSW Tragedy, Austin Seeks 'Full Evaluation' of Crowds, Alcohol Wes Anderson on Austin, His Actors and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' http://kut.org/post/wes-anderson-austin-his-actors-and-grand-budapest-hotel <p>Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is now in theaters across the country.</p><p>A&nbsp;South by Southwest audience got a sneak peek last week.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">highly-stylized filmmaker himself even made a </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">trip to Austin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">screening and an </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">extended Q&amp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A. That's something <a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-preview-trends-ones-watch-and-avoiding-long-lines" target="_blank">SXSW Film</a> Head Janet Pierson said</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;she'd been trying to make happen for about a decade</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:18:14 +0000 Laura Rice 9976 at http://kut.org Wes Anderson on Austin, His Actors and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Two Victims of SXSW Crash, Including Critical Patient, Are Fort Worth Teens http://kut.org/post/two-victims-sxsw-crash-including-critical-patient-are-fort-worth-teens <p><strong>Update</strong>: Curtisha Davis has been released from University Medical Center Brackenridge, a hospital spokesperson says. <a href="https://twitter.com/BrandonToddFOX4/status/446024297283203072/photo/1">According to Fort Worth media</a>, she has returned home. Her boyfriend, DeAndre Tatum, remains in critical condition.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two other Brackenridge patients (</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gracie Nguyen, Evan West) remain in fair condition;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at St. David's hospital,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mason&nbsp;Endres&nbsp;also remains in fair&nbsp;condition.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another Brackenridge patient (</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joseph </span>McCraney<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) remains in good condition.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Original story</strong> (1: 56 p.m.):&nbsp;KERA News in Dallas has details on two of the victims in last week's<a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-crash-update-third-victim-dies-injuries"> fatal South by Southwest crash</a>.</p><p>Two of the victims still hospitalized – 17-year-old Curtisha Davis and 18-year-old DeAndre Tatum – are current and former students at <a href="http://trimbletech.fwisd.org/pages/TrimbleTech">Trimble Tech High School</a> in Fort Worth. "Cheerleader Curtisha Davis is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days," <a href="http://kut.org/post/fort-worth-students-dealing-death-one-classmate-sxsw-injuries-two-others">KERA reports</a>."But DeAndre Tatum is still in a medically induced coma." The two are girlfriend and boyfriend.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:59:08 +0000 Wells Dunbar 9987 at http://kut.org Two Victims of SXSW Crash, Including Critical Patient, Are Fort Worth Teens Fort Worth Students Dealing With Death Of One Classmate, SXSW Injuries Of Two Others http://kut.org/post/fort-worth-students-dealing-death-one-classmate-sxsw-injuries-two-others <div>Students and teachers at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth are coping with a pair of tragedies. Just before spring break, junior Jocelyn&#160;Saucedo&#160;was fatally stabbed. And last week, a cheerleader and her boyfriend were among the two dozen injured in Austin when a car plowed into a crowd at the South by Southwest festival.</div><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:30:45 +0000 9986 at http://kut.org Fort Worth Students Dealing With Death Of One Classmate, SXSW Injuries Of Two Others SXSW Crash Update: Third Victim Dies From Injuries http://kut.org/post/sxsw-crash-update-third-victim-dies-injuries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A patient injured</span><a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-crash-update-capital-murder-charge-rashad-owens-victims-remain-hospitalized" style="line-height: 1.5;"> in last week's car collision </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">with South by Southwest crowds has died.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died this morning at University Medical Center Brackenridge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She was an Austin resident, according to social media.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:26:41 +0000 Wells Dunbar 9980 at http://kut.org SXSW Crash Update: Third Victim Dies From Injuries SXSW Crash Update: Capital Murder Charge for Rashad Owens; Victims Remain Hospitalized http://kut.org/post/sxsw-crash-update-capital-murder-charge-rashad-owens-victims-remain-hospitalized <p><strong>Summary</strong>: 21 year-old Rashad Owens has been formally charged in this week’s <a href="http://kut.org/post/two-dead-after-driver-plows-sxsw-crowd-suspect-custody?nopop=1">crash that killed two people</a> and injured 23 on Red River Street during South by Southwest. As of Saturday, he remains in custody.</p><p>Court documents show Owens had a blood alcohol content of 0.114, above the legal limit of .08. <strong><a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1087372-owens-affivdavit.html">Read the entire charging affidavit here</a>.</strong></p><p>Owens was charged with one count of capital murder. His bail was set at $3 million.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">More charges could follow.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South by Southwest concluded Sunday with a handful of events. A charity fund created for the crash victims and their families, </span><a href="https://www.austincommunityfoundation.org/?nd=donate_detail&amp;donation_id=2831&amp;return_nd=donate" style="line-height: 1.5;">SXSW Cares</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has already netted tens of thousands of dollars.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:10:15 +0000 Wells Dunbar 9965 at http://kut.org SXSW Crash Update: Capital Murder Charge for Rashad Owens; Victims Remain Hospitalized SXSW Crash Victim Gets a Hospital Room Show From a Favorite Band http://kut.org/post/sxsw-crash-victim-gets-hospital-room-show-favorite-band <p>As of Sunday morning, seven people remain hospitalized from Thursday's fatal crash outside of the Mohawk on Red River Drive.</p><p>Six are at Seton, with two in critical condition. St. David’s HealthCare discharged one patient Saturday and now has just one patient left, 18-year-old Mason Endres. Mason has been surrounded by friends and family during her hospitalization, but on Saturday she got a surprise visit.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139810056&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:25:07 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9977 at http://kut.org SXSW Crash Victim Gets a Hospital Room Show From a Favorite Band SXSW Filmmaker Spotlight: Austin's Journey to Live Music Capital in 'Road to Austin' http://kut.org/post/sxsw-filmmaker-spotlight-austins-journey-live-music-capital-road-austin <p>If there’s one thing Austinites love – it’s hearing people talk about how great Austin is. The film “The Road to Austin” features a lot of that. It premiered at <a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-preview-trends-ones-watch-and-avoiding-long-lines" target="_blank">South by Southwest Film</a>.</p><p>"The Road to Austin" is part documentary, part concert and features a lot of well-known voices – from Kris Kristofferson and Joe Ely to a couple of KUTX DJs&nbsp;– all talking about what makes the Austin music scene so special and how it became the live music capital of the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>KUT talked with <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FS15071" target="_blank">"The Road to Austin"</a> producer/director Gary Fortin:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139574400&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:36:34 +0000 Laura Rice 9967 at http://kut.org SXSW Filmmaker Spotlight: Austin's Journey to Live Music Capital in 'Road to Austin' Rapper Tyler, the Creator Arrested on Riot Charge http://kut.org/post/rapper-tyler-creator-arrested-riot-charge <div class="page" title="Page 1"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police have arrested a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;rapper who performed at South by Southwest after officials say he encouraged a crowd to push through doors keeping them out of an already overcrowded venue.</span></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:17:17 +0000 Ben Philpott 9975 at http://kut.org Rapper Tyler, the Creator Arrested on Riot Charge SXSW Filmmaker Spotlight: Exploring Truths, Lies and Cults in 'Faults' http://kut.org/post/sxsw-filmmaker-spotlight-exploring-truths-lies-and-cults-faults <p>Writer/Director Riley Stearns grew up in Pflugerville – but has been making his living in L.A. He says bringing the movie to <a href="http://kut.org/post/sxsw-film-preview-trends-ones-watch-and-avoiding-long-lines" target="_blank">SXSW Film</a> for its World Premiere is like a homecoming.</p><p><a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FS14983" target="_blank">“Faults"</a> follows a cult deprogrammer who is hired by some parents to kidnap and de-program their brainwashed daughter. But as the film progresses, the cult deprogrammer – and the audience – start to question who is really the most negative influence.</p><p>KUT talked with Stearns about his film:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139575932&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:39:00 +0000 Laura Rice 9970 at http://kut.org SXSW Filmmaker Spotlight: Exploring Truths, Lies and Cults in 'Faults' At SXSW Trade Show, Other Cities Say They Come to Pitch, Not Poach http://kut.org/post/sxsw-trade-show-other-cities-say-they-come-pitch-not-poach <p><strong>Update</strong>: KUT's Kate McGee appeared on WBUR's <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here and Now</a> to discuss governments pitching themselves at SXSW.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kut.org/post/cities-and-countries-pitch-themselves-sxsw">Read and listen:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities And Countries Pitch Themselves At SXSW</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Original story</strong> (March 12): At South by Southwest, tech companies may come to pitch the next big mobile app or hardware, but city governments are also here to pitch themselves as the best&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">place</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to create that next big app.</span></p><p>“There’s a collision of all the kinds of people were trying to attract, talented engineers looking for their next great opportunity, companies looking for a place to grow, or investors seeking deal flow," says Jenifer Boss, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he director of business development with the deputy mayor’s office in Washington D.C.. "And we want to take advantage of having all those people in one place."</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</strong><b style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</b></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:14:39 +0000 Kate McGee 9949 at http://kut.org At SXSW Trade Show, Other Cities Say They Come to Pitch, Not Poach Cities And Countries Pitch Themselves At SXSW http://kut.org/post/cities-and-countries-pitch-themselves-sxsw South by Southwest continues today in Austin, Tex., following yesterday&#8217;s tragic hit and run that left two people dead and 23 injured &#8212; and left many wondering if the festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the world has become too big and unruly.<p>As the festival continues to expand, cities and countries have been sending representatives to tout their homegrown musical artists &#8212; and do a little self-promotion &#8212; with the goal of attracting new business.<p>From the <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> Contributors Network, Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:07:51 +0000 9972 at http://kut.org Cities And Countries Pitch Themselves At SXSW PHOTOS: Scenes From SXSW 2014 http://kut.org/post/photos-scenes-sxsw-2014 <p>KUT's&nbsp;multimedia team has been documenting South by Southwest 2014 since its kickoff last week. Take a look at their street scenes below. And check out more pics on our sister station <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kutxaustintx/">KUTX's Flickr page</a>.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:34:18 +0000 KUT Staff 9971 at http://kut.org PHOTOS: Scenes From SXSW 2014