‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

By Chic DiCiccio The prologue of “The Equalizer 2” is set onboard a passenger train in Turkey where Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall is disguised as a Muslim bookworm. He’s sporting a kufi and wearing what is quite possibly the fakest beard in American movie history. This opening seems like it wants to set McCall up […]

Home town heroes using success to benefit others

Home town heroes using success to benefit others

By Max Black  Pentatonix, an accapella group from Arlington, TX, has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15 million subscribers, yielding more than 3.3 billion video views. Most recently, Pentatonix released the first collection […]

PTA auction departs for NYC on Nov. 9

PTA auction departs for NYC on Nov. 9

By Sarah Gantt Lakewood transformed into the city that never sleeps today. The theme of this year’s auction party was unveiled at Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade with a NYC skyline-themed float. The Manhattan entourage rolled down Lakewood Boulevard’s concrete jungle, exciting the crowds with bits of Frank Sinatra and Jay Z playing in the […]

Chefs ready to compete

Chefs ready to compete

Fifteen celebrity chefs will bring their talent and heart to the table in support of the Promise of Peace Gardens (POP) as they compete for the most “out of this world” okra dish in Dallas. The POP Emanuel Community Garden is hosting this year’s Okrapalooza on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. POP gardens […]

Local artists get grooving in the gardens

Local artists get grooving in the gardens

By Krista Gabbert Enjoy the thrill of live music at twilight with Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum for its fourth season this July. Each Friday event features a curated selection of local artists and musicians performing intimate sets in picturesque settings throughout the 66-acre gardens. On July 27, the garden features Jake Paleschic, Becky […]

To-go items preserve planet at Nature’s Plate

By Amity Thomas Nature’s Plate, the local go-to vegan eatery based on sustainable, plant-based meals is addressing the current challenges with plastic and making its largest step yet into sustainable packaging for the grab and go concept. In conjunction with the launch of new summer offerings, compostable containers will begin to replace the current recyclables. […]

‘Zaap’ means delicious, and it is

By Sara Newberry Zaap Kitchen Lao & Thai Street Eats is a new spot on Greenville Avenue offering Lao and Thai food. What is Lao food, you ask? Well, it’s the native cuisine of Laos, a small landlocked country located between Thailand and Vietnam. It’s similar to Northern Thai and Vietnamese cuisines in that it […]

Duvall gets first-ever award for ‘acts of kindness’

By Emily Maldonado CC Young is excited to announce its first annual Good Neighbor Award, which honors a resident or community member for their acts of kindness around the senior living campus. This year’s award will be presented to former CC Young resident Lynn Duvall for her dedication to feeding, walking and general care of […]

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

By Chic DiCiccio Based on all the marketing, you could jokingly imply that Dwayne Johnson fights a building in “Skyscraper.” Once you see the film, you’ll quickly realize that’s no joke. Johnson/Guy Who Sometimes is Called The Rock pretty much spends three-quarters of this insane, preposterous action movie, well, actually fighting a building. While it […]

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