First Arab film fest proves a success
The history of the Lone Star State is filled with firsts, accomplishments and successes. Yet another triumph can be added to that proud inventory with the Angelika Theater’s hosting of the first annual Arab Film Festival Texas (AFFT) April 19-21.
The AFFT was presented by The Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI), an organization of faculty members from The University of North Texas. Their aim is to coordinate and s...
Foundation gives $1.8 million to STEM
W.W. Caruth, Jr., Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has announced a $1.8 million grant to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation to train the best and brightest students in the DCCCD STEM Institute.
The STEM Institute helps high-achieving students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) earn degrees and prepare for careers in their respective fields. Caruth Foundation’s grant will ...
A home a Hobbit could love Mysterious 'underground house' for sale
The Underground House. The Bunker. The Cave. A Teletubby home. If you have driven past 2001 N. Buckner Blvd., you know the house. Now, after 22 years since it was built, it is for sale.
Owner Bill Coleman and his wife are downsizing after two decades of sequestered, eco-friendly living.
“Oh yes, I will miss it,” he said. “It’s been a wonderful home, just a tranquil place to live. But we need to prepare for the next season of our lives, and we ...
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...