People We Love: Interview with John Aielli

For 50 years, John Aielli has been supporting Austin arts communities on Austin airwaves. A long-time fan of Esther’s Follies, we sat down to talk at the KUT studio in the Belo Center for New Media. This is an excerpt from our spirited conversation. Laura: How were you first introduced to Esther’s? John: Well, there…

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Couples Who Laugh Together, Last Together

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are looking for romantic activities to share with their sweetie. Since Esther’s Follies is the go-to source for a great date night in Austin, learn about the benefits of laugher and the surprising ways laughter strengthens your relationships. Laughter Creates a Stronger Bond Every adult knows that as we get…

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5 Austin Staycation Experiences-Starting at 7 Dollars!

Most people either don’t use their vacation time, use it for boring things like recovering from an illness, or just can’t seem to find time to leave town. If you want to stay in town for your next vacation and experience some fun hidden gems of Austin, this blog is for you. Whether you have…

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Interview with Esther’s Featured Magician Ray Anderson

Austin audiences have been swooning over Ray Anderson for decades. They love his sharp humor, his rapid-fire improvisation skills, his handsome smile, but most importantly his breathtaking large-scale magic illusions in the Follies show. We sat down together to talk about his career, magic and more. This is a short excerpt of our conversation. Laura:…

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People We Love: Interview with Judy Maggio

Judy Maggio is a respected, veteran journalist who spent 3 decades as a lead news anchor in Austin. She currently hosts the Engage Breakfast Series and operates her own communications consulting firm. A longtime fan of Esther’s, we sat down over coffee to talk details about Austin, why she loves Esther’s Follies, and her insider…

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