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 […]

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 […]

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Years ago my dog Snowie was bitten on his face by a snake. Snowie was rooting around in the bushes when he disturbed a snake (probably a copperhead), which bit him several times. His face quickly became extremely swollen. In a panic, I immediately called my vet. The vet recommended I […]

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

By Shari Goldstein Stern What “The Sound of Music’s” Von Trapp Family Singers did for Austria, so the Anderson family does for Dallas. The late Ray and Joan Anderson made a name for themselves and their family in the area’s live theater, ingraining in their two daughters a solid performance legacy. Sisters Linda Anderson Frank […]

You had me at ‘cheese’

You had me at ‘cheese’

The Promise of Peace (POP) Gardens and Bar & Garden are pairing up for a wine tasting. Wonderful wines along with delectable cheeses from The Mozzarella Co. will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon until 5 p.m. Bar & Garden Dallas is a small-batch spirits, natural wine and craft beer store, which also […]

Bath House hosts 20th annual FIT FEST

Bath House hosts 20th annual FIT FEST

By David Meglino The Bath House Cultural Center celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) in 2018. The festival was founded in 1998 as an effort to aid local theater companies without a permanent performance space. The festival features eight companies with one-act plays, paired in two-show blocks. The shows are […]

Pork Chops Al Pastor-Style

Pork Chops Al Pastor-Style

1 can crushed pineapple 3 packets sazon seasoning with cilantro and achiote 2 tablespoons ground annatto seed Juice of 2 limes 4 thick pork loin chops (about 2 pounds) 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced 2 onions, cut into wedges Lime wedges, for serving Olive oil Salt and pepper In a resealable bag, combine the crushed […]

Holographic imagery brings Holocaust to life

Holographic imagery brings Holocaust to life

By Shari Goldstein Stern The Museum of Biblical Art (MBA) on Park Lane at Boedecker across from NorthPark Center might easily be missed if it’s not on your radar. When you do visit, your first impression will be of a distinctive collection of metal sculpture on the well-manicured grounds. If it’s cooler than 95 degrees, […]

Masons honor Edwards for love of East Dallas

Masons honor Edwards for love of East Dallas

For her long and outstanding contributions to East Dallas, Edwin J. Kiest Masonic Lodge #1310 presented Judy Edwards (pictured above, second from left) with the 2018 Community Builder Award. The award was created to enable a Lodge to recognize outstanding non-Masons who have distinguished themselves through their service to the community and have followed the […]

Stroke survivor explores cold wax ‘unpainting’

Stroke survivor explores cold wax ‘unpainting’

By Pam Massar July brings artist Lis Adams Reed to Dutch Art Gallery with her solo show “Magical Mystery Tour” of cold wax SoulScapes. Cold wax is a clear medium with the consistency of “canned frosting.” Painting in layers, Reed essentially covers up one finished painting after another, then decides when it’s time to “unpaint” […]

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