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Wednesday, March 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tropical Hot Dog Panel

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The late Don Van Vliet--Captain Beefheart--was controversial in his day, and also the subject of many myths. But nearly everyone agrees now that the man was a visionary who completely overhauled blues and jazz to make music unlike any other. How did he make that music? What was it like for players to learn his music? Which myths are actually true? And why did he leave music to pursue an art career? Band members, friends and relatives celebrate his life and times and massive achievements.

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Billy Altman

CorrespondentLA Daily NewsBilly Altman is an award-winning cultural journalist and critic whose work has appeared in such places as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Sport, Inside Sports, TV Guide, People, Entertainment Weekly, msn.com... Read More →

Victor Hayden

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Gary Lucas

Gary Lucas plays Spanish "Dracula"

John Morthland

WriterN/AJOHN MORTHLAND, who began writing about music as a Rolling Stone editor in 1969 and was later editor of Creem, is a freelance writer based in Austin. He's the blues columnist for eMusic.com, food columnist for Texas Journey and a writer at large for Texas Monthly.

Langdon Winner

Thomas Phelan Chair of HumanitiesRensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

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