Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

The story of Thanksgiving usually starts with the 3-day celebration of harvest by the Pilgrims and native Americans in the fall of 1621 in the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts. It was not a holiday, it was a gathering. George Washington issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789 at the close of the Revolutionary War and other […]

Educators help create transformative schools

Educators help create transformative schools

By Sujata Dand Two-year old Rosa Ramirez quietly sets the table for her classmates at the Lumin Bachman Lake Community School. First, she puts down the placemats, next — the cups for water, and finally — the spoons. “Cuchara,” she says. “Spoon.” “She is getting ready for lunch,” her teacher says with a smile. There […]

Team wins gold in ‘Frostbite’ regatta

Team wins gold in ‘Frostbite’ regatta

By Lisa Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) rowing team competed in its last fall regattas of the 2018 season at the Frostbite Regatta on November 10, and Bill Braxton Regatta on November 11, both in New Jersey along the shores of the Cooper River. With five crews and 45 athletes, this was DUC’s first appearance […]

A Christmas Carol

STAVE TWO. THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS When Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that, looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber, until suddenly the church clock tolled a deep, dull, hollow, melancholy ONE. Light flashed up in the room upon the instant, […]

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Rev. Law makes history

Rev. Law makes history

By Jacque Forsher Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has announced the calling of the Rev. Virzola Jo-Nan Law (pictured) as its new senior minister, making her the first woman and the first black minister to serve in this capacity. Rev. Law will be only the fourth senior minister since 1934 for the 112-year-old congregation, […]

Award-winning conductors take over Winspear stage

It’s another historic moment in music. The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present the six conductors of the 2018 class of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors — live, in concert, with a host of talented young opera singers, as well as The Dallas Opera Orchestra. This concert will take place on […]

Meadows offers $2,500 as top prize

By Carrie Sanger   The Meadows Museum, SMU, is accepting applications now through Jan. 31, 2019, from area artists for the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an […]

‘The Haunting at Hill House’ better than a movie night

By Chic DiCiccio At one point in one of the 10 episodes of “The Haunting of Hill House,” simultaneous shrieks reverberated off the walls of this house. It was a jump scare so unexpected and jarring that you’ll easily glaze over and forget that it interrupted some truly gut-wrenching, smart dialogue. It is so damn […]

Calendar

Fri 11/09 Dorothy Dandridge, b. 1922 Carl Sagan, b. 1934 Mary Travers, b. 1936 Lou Ferrigno, b. 1951 1857 – Atlantic Monthly 1st published 1906 – Teddy Roosevelt became 1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country – Panama. Sat 11/10 Martin Luther, b. 1483 Donna Fargo, b. 1945 Ann Reinking, b. 1949 Brittany Murphy, […]

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