Focus is in the kitchen at Pho Hanabi

By Sara Newberry Tucked in a busy strip mall, Pho Hanabi is easy to miss. But next time you find yourself hungry and near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Lake Highlands Drive, treat yourself to a delicious Vietnamese meal. You’ll be glad you did. Walking in, the space feels somewhat cavernous, especially during off […]

Is your cat smarter than a fifth grader?

Is your cat smarter than a fifth grader?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers In my last column I wrote about a few indoor activities to entertain your dog when it’s too hot to spend time outside. Cat parents face this challenge year-round. Bored cats can become stressed and destructive. What can you do to stimulate your cat, mentally and physically? Enrichment activities allow cats […]

Pride part of local actor’s performances

Pride part of local actor’s performances

By Shari Goldstein Stern “Hey Mikey, he likes it,” theater directors say when working with Texas native Mikey Abrams. Some people are just meant to take the stage, and such is the case with this triple-threat. You might call him a comedic actor, dramatic leading man, dancer, singer or drama queen. He is all of […]

Day of Peace event set for Sept. 21

Day of Peace event set for Sept. 21

Peacemakers Inc. is hosting its 10th and final luncheon on Sept. 21 in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace. On this special occasion the organization will be honoring Peacemakers Friends, Members and Supporters. The event includes two guest speakers: Dr. T. David Mason, the director of the University of North Texas’ Peace […]

Women conductors ready to wow crowds

Women conductors ready to wow crowds

By Suzanne Calvin The Dallas Opera announced the names of the six conductors selected to participate in the fourth annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place Oct. 28 – Nov. 10 in Dallas. • Sonia Ben-Santamaria (France) • Priscila Bomfim (Brazil) • Sarah Penicka-Smith […]

Organic wind art on view until Aug. 31

Organic wind art on view until Aug. 31

By Krista Gabbert With the ever-changing explosions of colorful summer foliage and flowers, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, presented by Reliant, has been extended through August 31 at the Dallas Arboretum, coinciding with August Dollar Days. For the entire month, main garden admission is $2, another $2 for the Rory […]

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ stays true to Pooh

Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ stays true to Pooh

By Chic DiCiccio   There are companies that understand branding … and then there is Disney. For example, Disney took an animated movie from 1967 based on a collection of stories initially published in 1894 and turned it into one of 2016’s critical and box office hits, “The Jungle Book.” If Disney can market stories […]

Secrest laser focused on art

Secrest laser focused on art

By Rebecca Zook August brings artist Jacob Secrest to The Dutch Art Gallery with his solo show and demonstration. The artist will be painting live Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 31. Art Therapy “The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you […]

Summer Salad with Ricotta

Summer Salad with Ricotta

2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved if large 2 peaches, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves 1 cup ricotta Salt to taste In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. […]

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

By Karissa Condoianis Calling all Fair-food fanatics out there — the time is finally here! Tickets are now available for purchase to the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fans will soon have the chance to serve as taste-testers for the 10 finalists in the Fair’s coveted culinary competition. This will also give guests a […]

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