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Meredith Rainey



Meredith is a contributing writer focusing on entertainment and community.  She has more than 5 years of broadcast writing experience, working for an Austin news station.  Before moving to Austin from Canada, Meredith worked for a national TV station and spent more than 5 years as a senior marketing consultant for the Norwegian government.
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Pat Green Comes Home

Texas country star Pat Green hits the road, with a stop in Galveston, to tout his best album yet

By Meredith Rainey

After two decades in the music business, Pat Green has learned what’s most important. “My happiness is being around my family and hanging out with my wife … and certainly ...

On Stage

Once and forever: Unconventional Tony-award winning musical explores the power of love

By Meredith Rainey

The often unsung heroes of the Broadway musical are the men and women who provide the soundtrack to the performances that touch our hearts. But this week, the orchestra pit ...

Time of Your Life

There's more to love in Dirty Dancing stage adaptation, sexy lift, added moves & giggles included

By Meredith Rainey

Recreating an iconic work in a different medium always comes with inherent risk, but the screenwriter of '80s super hit Dirty Dancing saw rewriting the film for the stage as ...

Music Matters

Outlaw country music legend talks about shooting a man in the face — and a Texas life well lived

By Meredith Rainey

“I knew that the writing was good enough — that the cream would finally come to the top. I always knew, I just figured I’d be dead when that happened ...

Texas Music Moment

With deep Texas roots, Eli Young Band travels through 10,000 Towns

By Meredith Rainey

10,000 Towns is one of those albums where we had ample time to make sure the songs that we were picking were the right songs for where we are ...

Road Show

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals bring The Beat with an all-request show

By Meredith Rainey

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will make House of Blues its lion’s den when the Roar Tour comes to Houston on Sunday night. We caught up with the band ...

Lost and Found

Gems of kindness surface amid mom's search for Ruby Jane's stolen violin after Houston carjacking

By Meredith Rainey

“It was by the grace of God that that boy didn’t shoot us. We were really, really lucky.” A still shaken but determined JoBelle Smith spent part of her ...

Fiddler Faces Setback

Robbed at gunpoint in Houston, teen fiddle phenom Ruby Jane Smith needs help to get her instruments back

By Meredith Rainey

There are few things more valuable to musicians than their instruments, let alone their lives. Back in September, Ruby Jane Smith was on top of the world, playing the Austin ...

Hello Dolly!

Dolly Parton: Downhome diva to bring Church of Dolly to Houston

By Meredith Rainey

One of the first 45's I ever bought when I was a kid was the theme song to the movie 9 to 5. I'd seen the movie at ...

Let's Talk Logistics

From group texting to app optimizing: How to keep track of your friends at ACL

By Meredith Rainey

It’s not always that easy to find your friends in a crowd of 60,000-plus people. Trust me, I have tried to do so — with limited success — for years ...

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