Dallas City Hall moving

Dallas City Hall moving

By Nancy Black Dallas City Hall is leaving downtown and coming to a neighborhood near you. On Friday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dallas City Hall on the Go! will be in the Lakewood Library parking lot. The program provides select city services at locations throughout the city in a convenient mobile unit.   […]

Local actors bring Shelley’s classic to life

Local actors bring Shelley’s classic to life

By Shari Goldstein Stern If you think you’re about to see a play that’s true-to-the film version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” which you’ve seen a dozen times, you aren’t. “Thought provoking” is not a likely way someone might describe Hollywood’s “Frankenstein,” and the show’s a far cry from Mel Brooks’ outrageously funny “Young Frankenstein.” Instead, […]

Romantic renditions part of tradition

By Shelia Huffman Fellowship Hall was transformed into a romantic Cabaret showcasing beautifully appointed tables to host Sunday’s annual Valentine dinner, a Central Christian Church tradition. Lunch was an Italian themed buffet of signature lasagna, garden salad and Parmesan rolls from Dallas landmark Jimmy’s Food Store. Decadent desserts featuring chocolate, strawberries and other confections associated […]

‘Classical boom’ ready to hit the stage

From Staff Reports Two creative musicians are ready to change the way people think about music. Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus (pictured at right), who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” […]

Young crooner brings back oldies

Young crooner brings back oldies

By Shari Goldstein Stern Back in the day, singers like Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee and Bob Hope were crooning songs including “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “The Very Thought of You,” and “Blue Moon” in supper clubs everywhere. Their work was written with passion by composers like Dorothy Fields and Harry Warren. Such were […]

Abrams way off beaten path with ‘Cloverfield Paradox’

Abrams way off beaten path with ‘Cloverfield Paradox’

By Chic DiCiccio In an effort to release a movie that is actually worse than the Will Smith-starring “Bright,” Netflix has snagged the distribution rights to the J.J. Abrams-produced “The Cloverfield Paradox.” The only smart decision regarding this movie involves marketing. Netflix made it available for streaming the moment that the Super Bowl ended on […]

Short-rib enchiladas rule at Don Chingon

Short-rib enchiladas rule at Don Chingon

By Sara Newberry The newest spot for Tex-Mex on Lower Greenville is Don Chingon, which opened last fall and is the latest concept to come from The Syn Group, who are also behind the Social House in Uptown. The goal was to a create a fun atmosphere and a fresh spin on Tex-Mex cuisine. The […]

Crime Watch: February 16 – 22, 2018

Feb. 5 – 6:35 a.m. 9500 Block, Forest Ln. (75243) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle. Feb. 5 – 4:34 p.m. 9800 Block, McCree Rd. (75238) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect broke into the complainant’s vehicle and stole property. Feb. 6 – 8:14 a.m. 9000 Block, […]

E.T., phone Earth!

By Nancy Black I think it’s time for a little alien shake up here on Earth. We humans are all way too set in our ways. We go about our day-to-day lives expecting everything to be status quo. Sure, as people, we hit bumps along the way, but we are a resilient species. We bounce […]

Could your dog be a canine blood hero?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Although I’m a blood donor myself, I never thought about dogs donating blood until I saw a Facebook post for a new canine blood bank in Grapevine. As the proud mama of an American Staffordshire Terrier (a bully breed), I loved reading that pit bulls make good blood donors. Perhaps my […]