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2016 SXSW

2016 SXSW

March 11, 2016 - March 19, 2016
March 11, 2016 - March 19, 2016


South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive lasting for 5 days, Music for 6 days, and Film running concurrently for 9 days.

SXSW is run by the company SXSW, LLC which organizes conferences, trade shows, festivals, and other events.[1] In addition to the three main South by Southwest festivals, the company runs three other conferences, two in Austin: SXSWedu, a conference on educational innovation,[2] and SXSW Eco, an environmental conference;[3] and one in Las Vegas: SXSW V2V, a conference focused on innovative startups.[4]

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Barack Obama
bornAugust 4, 1961
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Resides inWhite House
Michelle Obama
bornJanuary 17, 1964
Willie Nelson
Musician, songwriter, producer, actor, activist, singer
bornApril 29, 1933
Abbott, Texas, U.S.

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Barack Hussein Obama II (US Listeni/bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ˈbɑːmə/ bə-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mə;[1][2] born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African American to serve as president, as well as the first born outside the contiguous United States. He previously served in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008, and in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004.

Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. He grew up mostly in Hawaii, but also spent one year of his childhood in Washington State and four years in Indonesia. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988 Obama enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation he became a civil rights attorney and professor, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Obama represented the 13th District for three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the U.S. Senate. Obama received national attention in 2004, with his unexpected March primary win, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his landslide November election to the Senate. In 2008, Obama was nominated for president, a year after his campaign began, and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton. He became president-elect after defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated on January 20. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

During his first two years in office, Obama signed more landmark legislation than any Democratic president since LBJ's Great Society. Main reforms were the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare"; the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 served as economic stimulus amidst the Great Recession, but the GOP regained control of the House of Representatives in 2011. After a lengthy debate over the national debt limit, Obama signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In foreign policy, Obama increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, reduced nuclear weapons with the U.S.-Russian New START treaty, and ended military involvement in the Iraq War. He ordered military involvement in Libya in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi, and the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

After winning re-election over Mitt Romney, Obama was sworn in for a second term in 2013. During his second term, Obama promoted greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans, with his administration filing briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional (United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges). Obama also advocated gun control in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and issued wide-ranging executive actions concerning climate change and immigration. In foreign policy, Obama ordered military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.

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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer who was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American First Lady. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and spent her early legal career working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her husband. She subsequently worked as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Barack and Michelle married in 1992 and have two daughters.

Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She returned to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and again during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where she delivered a speech in support of the Democratic Presidential nominee, and fellow First Lady, Hillary Clinton.

As First Lady, Obama became a fashion icon, a role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating.[1][2]

Performing Artists221

Top Albums by Performing Artists217

Top Songs by Performing Artists160

Performing Bands207

Top Albums by Performing Bands227

Top Songs by Performing Bands155

Artists on the Rise9

Featured Films24

Notable Speakers51


Austin Convention Center
The Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center located in Austin, Texas. The building is the home of the Texas Rollergirls, and was also home to the Austin Toros basketball team, until their move to the Cedar Park Center in nearby Cedar Park in 2010.

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South By Southwest Wednesday: Ann Arbor Class of '65 -- Iggy Pop and Bill Kirchen
  –  March 17, 2016
Two members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. High School class of 1965 performed at South By Southwest Wednesday. One of them played “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” One did not. The one who played it wasn’t Jim Osterberg. It was Bill Kirchen. The one who didn’t is ...
The South by Southwest Film Festival always delivers fun, spirit and this year Obama
  –  March 11, 2016
If audiences have come to expect one thing from the South by Southwest Film Festival, it is the unexpected. Even as it has grown in size and stature, the festival has worked hard to maintain a rambunctious spirit that one returning filmmaker describes as ...
SXSW 2016: Our Foolish Recap
  –  March 24, 2016
Austin's annual South by Southwest festival is a glimpse into our future. Tech-savvy start-ups and multibillion-dollar enterprises alike are eager to show the world their newest projects and latest technologies. Our attendance at SXSW is an investment in ...
The 20 Best Bands We Saw at SXSW 2016
  –  March 23, 2016
We did it. We survived another year in Austin. From tacos to torrential rain storms leaving us stranded on Willie Nelson’s Ranch, South by Southwest 2016 was certain an adventure. And yes, of course, we witnessed some incredible live music. Here are the ...
SXSW 2016 on BitTorrent: 10.33 GB of Free Music
  –  March 19, 2016
TorrentFreak spoke to Ben Stolt who spends several hours preparing the releases each year, in part for his personal pleasure. “My motivation is in part selfish, because, like many others, my friends and I all use the contents of the torrent to prepare ...
Zion.T with The Session, MAMAMOO, Love X Stereo at K-Pop Night Out Showcase, SXSW 2016
  –  March 18, 2016
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‘Teenage Cocktail’ Review: An Intoxicating Exploration of Young Love and Passion | SXSW 2016
  –  March 18, 2016
The power of young love can be intoxicating, especially when it’s brought to screen with such nuance and respect for raw emotion. Teenage Cocktail taps into the innate appeal of high school love stories but also has a unique edge that makes it a riveting ...
11 things we learned at SXSW 2016
  –  March 17, 2016
When President Obama took the stage last Friday to kick off South by Southwest, he uttered two words that made the audience roar: "Thanks, Obama." He was having fun with one of the Internet's favorite memes. You burned your toast this morning? #ThanksObama.
5 marketing trends surfacing at SXSW 2016
  –  March 13, 2016
SXSW Interactive 2016 kicked off this week with thousands of marketers descending upon Austin, Texas for food, fun, and a glimpse at new and emerging technologies that will impact how brands connect with consumers. Even in its 23rd year, SXSW Interactive ...
SXSW 2016 Review: TEENAGE COCKTAIL, A Potent Mix Of Love, Lust, And Something More
  –  March 13, 2016
Ah, young love! Unexplored emotions come tumbling together, and every thought feels awkward. The gestures are fumbling, tentative, and clumsy: Where do I put my hand? Is it OK if I do ... that? Far more than a straightforward teen romance, however, Teenage ...
SXSW 2016 Review: ‘Beware the Slenderman’ is a Horrifying Look at the Power of the Internet
  –  March 12, 2016
If the demonic apparition of "It Follows" inspired real criminal behavior, it might look something like the infamous 2014 case in Waukesha, Wisconsin, when a pair of 12-year-old girls stabbed their best friend 19 times and left her to die in the woods.
SXSW 2016 Exclusive | The Tipsy Poster for ‘Long Nights Short Mornings’
  –  March 11, 2016
Shiloh Fernandez stars in the new drama premiering at SXSW, and we've got your first look at the one-sheet. Audiences tend to like movies about big stuff, like superheroes fighting aliens or guys in hockey masks killing camp counselors or post-apocalyptic ...
SXSW 2016: 9 Things Poised to Break Out
  –  March 11, 2016
SXSW 2016 kicks off today in Austin, Texas. The annual industry showcase for upcoming music, movies and technology is celebrating its 30th edition this year and in doing so has big plans in store: President Obama today will participate in the keynote ...
5 apps to watch at SXSW 2016
  –  March 11, 2016
South by Southwest Interactive has finally arrived. But while you can plan for the sessions, keynotes and parties, there's one element to the conference attendees may still wondering how to prepare for: their smartphones. Each year, it seems, SXSW serves ...
SXSW 2016 Midnighters, Short Films, and Festival Favorites Announced
  –  February 9, 2016
South by Southwest is just over a month away, and just in case you weren’t excited enough already, the festival has just unveiled this year’s Midnighters lineup. Highlights include Mike Flanagan‘s Hush, a new Fede Alvarez thriller, and the ...

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