Plenty of reindeer games on TV

Plenty of reindeer games on TV

By David Mullen Christmas Day is usually reserved for families, friends and family that wouldn’t be friends. It is supposed to be a time of peace, generosity and reflection. Songs have been written about how it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is not synonymous with touchdown passes, knockout punches and two-minute penalties […]

Forget reindeer. How about a Yule goat?

Forget reindeer. How about a Yule goat?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Six white boomers,  snow white boomers, Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun. Six white boomers,  snow white boomers, On his Australian run.  In Australia, where it’s too hot for Rudolph and his fellow reindeer, male kangaroos (boomers) pull Santa’s sleigh. Australians sing about six white boomers who, after delivering all […]

‘Six’ a must-see for live theater enthusiasts

‘Six’ a must-see for live theater enthusiasts

By Shari Goldstein Stern Six queens, each with a juicy story about her former husband, Henry VIII, tells hers with spicy detail in over-the-top vocals and out-of-this-world dance numbers. They rock to the music of the remarkable, Tony Award winner for the 2021/2022 Broadway season’s Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics), “Six.” With 23 nominated […]

Black Bean and Red Pepper Soup

Black Bean and  Red Pepper Soup

2 tablespoons  vegetable oil  1 onion, diced 1 tablespoon chili powder  2 cans black beans  1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained 1 jar fire-roasted red peppers, drained and diced  1 cup chicken stock Salt and pepper Sour cream and green  onions, for garnish  In a stock pot, heat vegetable oil over medium high […]

Wading in a winter wonderland

Wading in a winter wonderland

By David Mullen There’s no place like Christmas in San Diego. In 2022, California’s coastal paradise becomes Major League Baseball’s winter wonderland and home to its largest holiday bazaar.  For baseball fans, owners and teams, the 2002 Baseball Winter Meetings — held at the Marriott Marquis on San Diego Bay December 5 through 7 — […]

Uptown Players present unconventional tale

Uptown Players present unconventional tale

By Shari Goldstein Stern Laura Lites triumphs as a force to be reckoned with in her always-challenging roles for Dallas theater.  As Pamela in Uptown Players’ (Uptown) current production of “Head over Heels” (HOH), Lites fills the stage with another uncanny performance. Running now through December 18 at Kalita Humphreys Theater, HOH is a must-see […]

Love is theme for Chorale’s holiday

Love is theme for Chorale’s holiday

The Turtle Creek Chorale, the most recorded male chorus in the world, will close its 42nd season with two performances of “Love is All You Need” this December. The program will focus on what the holiday season is all about — love! Whether Dallasites are surrounded by love from family, from chosen family, or from […]

Lamb and Spinach Pasta Bake

Lamb and Spinach Pasta Bake

1 pound ground lamb 5 scallions, sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 3 cups baby spinach  3 cups Greek yogurt 8 ounces crumbled feta, divided 1 pound cooked rigatoni  Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F.  Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Add lamb and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, […]

Artist ready to dig in with new classes

Artist ready to dig in with new classes

From Staff Reports White Rock Artist Rebecca Boatman has started offering two-hour clay workshops in her East Dallas studio. She brings experience from teaching for 35 years in both public and private schools including North Lake, Richland and Brookhaven Colleges. The workshops include all supplies and expenses and are suitable for all levels of experience, […]

Being charitable, long-running radio host starts last

Being charitable, long-running radio host starts last

By David Mullen From Dallas City Hall Plaza at 1500 Marilla St. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m., more than 25,000 marathon and half-marathon runners representing the world will rush toward the starting line at the 50th BMW Dallas Marathon. Don’t look for New Country 96.3 morning radio host Mark “Hawkeye” Louis.   He […]