Fans rave about guitar show
Recently, The Dallas International Guitar Festival celebrated 34 years of bringing people from all walks of the music world together. Vendors showcased the latest in guitars and guitar paraphernalia while dozens of bands performed on multiple stages, entertaining the huge crowds throughout the three-day festival. Local favorites Somebody’s Darling helped close the show Sunday on the Ernie Ball Outdoor Stage at Dallas Market Hall.
WELCOME TO WHITE ROCK Community ready for new adventures at Fair Park
Is it too much to ask for a Fletcher’s Corny Dog while lounging in air-conditioned comfort on a hammock under a palm tree? In Dallas in June? And ride North America’s largest Ferris wheel, the Texas Star, in August? Rusty Fitzgerald doesn’t think it’s too much to ask, nor does Neil Fletcher.
This Saturday, May 4, Summer Adventures in Fair Park (SAFP) will debut at 10 a.m., adding another sparkling gem to the State Fair’s crown.
“Rather than d...
Patients, celebrities hit runway for cancer research
Six-year-old Valeria Renteria is an artist and runway model in the 25th Annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m. (champagne reception and silent auction at 10 a.m.) in the Chantilly Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, 75207.
Long-time Honorary Co-Chairs Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach will join Luncheon Co-Chairs Jennifer DeLaughter and Elizabeth Farr, both of Lake Highlands...
FILM Festivals more abundant than filming
The Angelika Film Center played host to the 43rd annual USA Film Festival April 24-28.
Twenty-four different independent films (often with big Hollywood names), foreign films, documentaries, select classics, as well as several shorts all found a home at the Mockingbird Station movie house last week. According to their website, “The Festival is a non-profit dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of excellence in the film and video arts...
Public gets first look into new Bush Center
These Bush Center attendees (pictured above) were among the first of the general public to visit the newly opened Bush Library and Museum on Wednesday, May 1.
According to Deputy Director Emily Robison (pictured in the striped coat), some came from as far away as Colorado and Michigan. One man was there an hour and a half before the doors opened because he wanted to be the first one inside.
“The comments I keep hearing are that people have be...
Tommy's Carwash taken over by film crew
A funeral service at a carwash? TLC television network and Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home say (or sing, rather), “at the carwash, yeah!”
On Saturday, April 6, a drove of production crewmembers arrived at Tommy Terrific’s Carwash located at 5021 Ross Ave. in Dallas to film an episode of the “Best Funeral Ever.” The series was officially picked up by TLC and will air its season opener featuring Tommy Terrific’s Carwash later this year.
Prairies Day event set for May 4
The North Texas Master Naturalists announce an exciting, fun and educational event on the Bath House Cultural Center grounds on White Rock Lake, Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Love Our Native Plants and Prairies Day will be a free family event with activities for the kids (such as making seed balls and cornhusk dolls) around the picnic tables on the north side of the Bath House. “Twice Upon a Time” storytellers will be there, along wit...
It takes a kitchen sink? Yes, police say!
On Tuesday morning this past week, a group of Lake Highlands citizen activists got together with Dallas police officers to thank them for their recent successful efforts to track down and arrest a suspect in the serial rape cases plaguing the East Dallas neighborhood. Former District 10 Councilman Bill Blaydes, past president of the Lake Highlands Area Improvement Associations (LHAIA) Steve Wakefiled, Bill “WB” Vandivort, Ted Hill of the Dalla...
Bush Center, bass fish'n and Bluebonnets Gotta love White Rock!
White Rock resident Juan Guerrero (pictured below) was encouraged by some friends of his to write to White Rock Lake Weekly about a bass he caught at White Rock Lake on Monday night, April 8, at 9:20 p.m.
Guerrero said he was fishing with rubber worms when all of a sudden his line went tight and his fishing pole bent all the way down, and the fight was on. It took him around five minutes to bring the fish in, and when he saw its head, he kne...
Children's Garden to open in September
After many years of research and construction, the Dallas Arboretum will open the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
The 8-acre garden will feature more than 150 interactive exhibits, including areas to explain how energy comes from water, the sun and wind; a wetland where children will learn to do pond dippings and read animal tracks; a Texas Skywalk that will feature a look at life in the tree tops and ...