Spectrum News SXSW 2017

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SXSW 2016 Full Recap
Time Warner Cable News reporters Adam Balkin, Victor Diaz, and Eric Holland recap SXSW 2016 from Austin, Texas.Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:35 PM CDT
Backstage Pass: 2016 SXSW Review
Andy Langer takes look at the best highlights from the 2016 SXSW Music Festival. Friday, March 25, 2016 at 03:45 PM EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Demolition' Builds Buzz with SXSW Audience Award
The US premiere of Jake Gyllenhaal's newest film 'Demolition' stood out as one the big buzz builders at SXSW. TWCN's Victor Diaz talks to Gyllenhaal about the film's award winning premiere in today's Cinemas Spotlight. Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:45 AM CDT
Arrest Made In SXSW Shooting; Watch Raw Street Video
Austin Police arrested an individual after early Sunday morning, around 1’am, an individual shot into the air at 6th Street and Trinity. There were no injuries. Monday, March 21, 2016 at 08:26 AM CDT
SXSW Highlights Range From Mixology to Music Composition Gadgets
Adam Balkin shows us highlights from the SXSW Interactive Trade show, including Bluetooth liquor bottle caps and an app that turns your humming into sheet music.Monday, March 21, 2016 at 04:30 AM CDT
SXSW Gaming Awards: Winners and Finalists Review
The third-annual South by Southwest Gaming Awards were held Saturday night at the Hilton Austin Downtown.Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 02:28 PM CDT
SXSW Travelers Expected To Increase Airport Crowds
Austin Bergstrom International airport will be busier than usual on Sunday and Monday following South by Southwest.Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:15 PM CDT
SXSW Gaming Expo Features the Latest in Gaming
Hundreds of developers from around the world showcased their games at South by Southwest’s Gaming Expo on Saturday.Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:05 AM CDT
BET Issues Apology After Austin Murals Tagged in Guerrilla Marketing Campaign
Vandalism or clever marketing? That's the question many community members in East Austin are asking after an artist's mural was marked with tags promoting a television show. Our Carlos Garcia caught up with the artist and breaks down whether or not the tags are awful or lawful.Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 01:40 PM CDT
YouTube Video Shows APD Using Pepper Spray on SXSW Crowd
A video released on YouTube shows members of the Austin Police Department using pepper spray on a large crowd of people on Sixth Street. The video was posted online by...Friday, March 18, 2016 at 02:40 PM CDT
BET Responds to SXSW Graffiti Campaign in East Austin
Some people in Austin are crying foul after they say one group's attempt at SXSW advertising turned out to be more like vandalism. The owner of The Brixton, Tim Lupa, is upset with painted signs for Kelly Rowland's new show on BET.Friday, March 18, 2016 at 01:22 PM CDT
Final Free Show of SXSW
Hey there! Welcome to a special SXSW edition of Austin Livewire- offering picks and recommendations for Saturday featuring an entire lineup of shows that require no wristband or badge. Friday, March 18, 2016 at 08:12 AM PDT
'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Makes SXSW Premiere
Hard to believe more than 30 years have passes since Pee Wee Herman set out on his first big feature film adventure. Friday, March 18, 2016 at 08:54 AM CDT
Musicians From Across the World Taking to SXSW Music Stage
South By Southwest isn't just bringing in musicians from across the country, but across the world. Bands from dozens of countries will play the International stage. Our Stef Manisero got a chance to check them out.Friday, March 18, 2016 at 08:51 AM EDT
SXSW Pushing St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Outside Downtown
While some people may say downtown is the only place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, businesses across town say there are plenty of things to do outside of the city's center. It’s been said time and again that South by Southwest turns the downtown area into a frenzied parking jam.Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 07:29 PM CDT
Don Cheadle Premieres Biopic 'Miles Ahead' at SXSW
Music and film come together in the SXSW premiere of "Miles Ahead". Don Cheadle stars in the movie about the life of Jazz musician Miles Davis. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 07:49 AM CDT
High-Tech DIYers Showcase Unique Projects at SXSW Create Pavilion
Adam Balkin talks with everyday people tinkering and creating some sophisticated things at the SXSW Create Pavilion.Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 04:30 AM CDT
Musicians, Friends Pay Tribute to SXSW Co-Founder Louis Meyers
Friends are continuing to mourn the loss of Louis Meyers. The South by Southwest co-founder died on Friday, the first day of this year's festival. While his death weighs heavily on the hearts of many, musicians still gathered for the annual folk showcase he organized.​Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:25 AM EDT
REVOLTon6 Interview: Lena Fayre Explains Why SXSW Music Differs from Other Festivals
REVOLT TV and Time Warner Cable News teamed up for South By Southwest. We hosted about a dozen performers at Vulcan Gas Company on 6th Street for the REVOLTon6 event. That's where our Meg Bonacorsi caught up with Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lena Fayre.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:13 PM CDT
REVOLTon6 Interview: Tunji Ige Shares Why He Feels Blessed to Perform
Our Meg Bonacorsi caught up with Hip Hop up-and-comer, Tunji Ige, at the REVOLTon6 event at the Vulcan Gas Company. The Philadelphia native shares why his performance during this year's SXSW Music is special to him.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:41 PM CDT
REVOLTon6 Interview: Rapper Kevin Gates Shares Why He Loves Austin
Our Meg Bonacorsi scored a one-on-one interview with rapper Kevin Gates at the REVOLTon6 event at the Vulcan Gas Company. Hear what the rising star from Baton Rouge had to say about SXSW Music and why he loves performing in Austin.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 09:51 PM CDT
SXSW Music Picks for Thursday, March 17
South by Southwest music has officially started and to give you head start Andy Langer has done his homework and found the best official and unofficial music showcases for to check out on Thursday.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 08:00 PM EDT
First Lady Delivers Powerful Keynote Speech
First Lady Michelle Obama was at SXSW on Wednesday to give a keynote speech about "Let Girls Learn," an initiative to help more than 62 million girls around the world receive an education. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 07:38 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses 'Girl Power' at SXSW Music Keynote
Michelle Obama will take the stage at the Austin Convention Center Wednesday. But she won't be alone. The First Lady will be joined by music stars, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah and actress, Sophia Bush, for a keynote at South By Southwest Music. Our Victoria Maranan is at the Austin Convention Center to give us a sneak preview.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 08:01 AM CDT
'Tower' Takes Grand Jury Award at SXSW Film
South by South West handed out its film awards Tuesday night and one of the big winners hits close to home.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 05:00 AM PDT
Peddle Power: Pedicab Pilots Bring in Big Bucks During SXSW
With hundreds of thousands of people heading into Austin for South By Southwest, and plenty more on the way, expect downtown traffic to be worse than usual. But our Stef Manisero shows us how one group of people is hustling around the bustle.Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 06:58 AM CDT
City Code Officers Crack Down on Short Term Rental Hosts During SXSW
Raking in cash can be easy during South by Southwest if you rent your place out. But if you don't have a license to do so, it could end up costing you. Our Elizabeth Jeneault shows us how code officers are cracking down on those looking to illegally cash in. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 08:14 PM CDT
SXSW Highlights Challenges And Opportunities of Various Industries
South by Southwest celebrates its 30th year this year, and Tuesday is point in the conference where the focus shifts from film and technology to music. However, many people feel that there is a power to the festival that goes beyond the focus of the event.Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 03:42 PM CDT
SXSW Introduces New Digital and Interactive Instruments
At the SXSW Interactive festival, which is for a few days in March, there are new types of instrument that are digital and interactive. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 01:02 PM CDT
Adaptation of Cult Classic Among Premieres at SXSW
Comic book movies are all the rage at the box office but that doesn't mean every character is best fit for the big screen. One of the big TV series premiered at South By comes with a dark comic edge even though funny man Seth Rogen is one of the creators behind it.Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:23 PM CDT
Amid SXSW Excitement, Austin Groups Bring Attention to Homelessness
All eyes are on Austin and South By Southwest. Two groups -- Mitscoots and Foundation for the Homeless -- are taking advantage of the big event to bring attention to homelessness.Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM CDT
Craig Robinson Visits Austin for SXSW Film Premiere of 'Morris From America'
Funnyman Craig Robinson shows some dramatic chops in the film "Morris From America." He plays a father who is relocated to Germany with his 13-year-old son. The movie premiered Monday night at South By Southwest Film and our Victor Diaz was on hand to get reaction from Robinson. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 08:41 AM CDT
Hum On!: Samsung App Turns You Into a Musical Genius
Ever wanted to write music, but don't know the first thing about musical notation? Our Adam Balkin continues to find interesting new technology at South By Southwest Interactive, including an app that turns you into a musical genius.Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 08:23 AM CDT
Sugar. Spice. And Everything Nice at SXSW!
Flying by the Long Center, the Powerpuff Girls premiered the reboot of their series at SXSW to an audience of young and young-at-heart. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 09:09 AM EDT
J.J. Abrams, Andrew Jarecki Draw Big Crowds at SXSW
Two of the film industry's biggest names took the SXSW stage on Monday. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director J.J. Abrams was joined by HBO's ‘The Jinx’ director Andrew Jarecki to discuss how technology is changing the business.Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 05:56 AM CDT
Future of Food Technology Showcased at SXSW
The capital city has quickly become a city celebrated for its culinary culture, and what better place for some of the more creative food innovators to show off their products than South By Southwest. The 'Future of Food' pavilion featured more than a dozen companies showcasing the latest innovations in food technology. Some inventions include at-home beer brewing systems as well as a smart bar tending system.Monday, March 14, 2016 at 07:37 PM CDT
How to Stay Safe On and Off the Road During SXSW
Many people are planning on heading out to one of the many South By Southwest events and it’s important to remember to be safe.Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 12:37 PM CDT
President Obama Talks Apple vs. the FBI at SXSW
People that could not fit inside the Long Center watched the live video feed of Obama on Friday hearing the president’s comments on technology.Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 03:48 PM CST
Texas Film Awards Roll Out Red Carpet for 2016 Class
The Texas Film Awards honor some of the best home grown talent in show business. Comedian Carol Burnett called San Antonio home as a child, she was the most celebrated honorees at Thursday night's show. Our film reporter Victor Diaz caught up with all of this year's inductees.Friday, March 11, 2016 at 05:56 AM CST