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Ketelsen wins 2018 Maria Callas Award

By Suzanne Calvin   The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: the supremely gifted American bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen (pictured at right) for his portrayal of Leporello in the critically-acclaimed spring production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” This prestigious award, named after one of […]

Summer meals now available at area libraries

From Staff Reports This summer, 19 Dallas Public Library branches are providing free lunches and snacks to children and teens under age 18, in partnership with the nonprofit hunger organization Equal Heart. Free lunches and snacks are available at these branch libraries: Audelia Road, Monday-Friday, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bachman Lake, Monday-Friday, noon to 12:45 […]

‘Tag’ catches audience’s hearts, and funny bones

By Chic DiCiccio The trailers for “Tag” are a bit deceiving. Sure, it’s based on a true story about grown men playing a game of tag for 30 years. They wear disguises, infiltrate the other player’s workplace, and risk bodily harm in order to simply lay a hand on another guy. It’s silly, hilarious and […]

Vol. 10, No. 2

June 6 – 1:53 a.m. 5300 Block, E. Mockingbird Ln. (75206) Burglary of a Building: Unknown suspects broke the glass door to the building, entered the complainant’s business and attempted to open the cash register. June 6 – 10:01 a.m. 9600 Block, Forest Ln. (75243) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole […]

You can’t CON me, Dallas!

By Nancy Black I have the distinct pleasure of being the parent of a media-crazed 14-year-old. Part of that joy is traveling with a teenager to Pop Con conventions. One, called PAX West, is in Seattle each year. PAX South is in San Antonio. And IndyPopCon? Well, it’s in Indy. While my child is wandering […]

Timeless classic’s theme rings true today

Timeless classic’s theme rings true today

By Shari Goldstein Stern With the #MeToo movement underscoring so much of what’s currently in the news, the arts can teach us that this abysmal conversation isn’t really “new” news. The historical roots of men regarding women as property are inescapable. More than three centuries ago, a French novelist named Pierre Cholerlos de Laclos wrote […]

Cats’ secret messages may need decoding

Cats’ secret messages may need decoding

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Midnight zoomies. Kneading your shirt. Curling up in a shoe box. Have you ever wondered why your cat engages in some of these strange behaviors? These seemingly unusual behaviors may serve an adaptive purpose stemming from cats’ evolutionary origins. Kat Miller, Ph.D., director of anti-cruelty and behavior research at the ASPCA […]

Surfs up at lake for sunscreen swap

Surfs up at lake for sunscreen swap

By Lisa Miller Although Dallas is landlocked, TropicSport, a reef-friendly, mineral sunscreen and skin care line headquartered here, says that’s no reason to forego celebrating International Surfing Day. As part of the company’s nationwide celebration of International Surfing Day, TropicSurf is urging the public to trade in its chemical sunscreen by hosting a sunscreen swap […]