While Shreveport is fighting over who should manage the Municipal Auditorium, Austin has a mayor who says turn your TV off, get off your a** and go see live music.
The SXSW Music Festival 2007 just wrapped up in Austin. Over 1700 bands journeyed there for the annual festival. They even had live bands playing in reception areas of hotels. It's all a part of Austin's plan to be the Live Music Capital of the World.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010