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Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 15, 2018
Friday If you’re going to live in a place as hot as a desert, you might as well see something that fits the climate. The Uptown Players are staging the Tony-winning musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Priscilla: Queen of the Desert at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek...
Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. Marches on With a Truck Yard Cheesesteak Pizza | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 14, 2018
All-American is a series that looks at beloved, longstanding North Texas eateries and examines their histories while exploring how the food has changed — for the good or bad — over the years. The Cheez Whiz is drizzled on as a finale. The “pizza slayers,” each wearing a leather holster...
The Dallas Morning News Has a New Restaurant Critic | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
Longtime Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner announced her departure to developer Rebees nearly a year ago, and since then, Mark Vamos has been filling in as interim critic. Now, the DMN has a new critic: Michalene Busico, a longtime friend and former colleague of Brenner. “I...
Cole Hamels' Biggest Start of the Season Is Friday Night | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
It wasn't supposed to be this way. The 2018 Texas Rangers were supposed to be fringe contenders, hanging on to probably false wild card hope until mid-August or early September. They weren't going to make the playoffs, but they weren't going to be that bad, either. Instead, it has been...
DJ Mark Schectman Returns to Radio To Host Locals Only on KVIL | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
After a month off, DJ Mark Schectman will return to the radio airwaves at 8 p.m. Sunday. The longtime host of The Local Ticket has a new show and a new place to call home. Now on the Entercom-owned Alt 103.7 (KVIL-FM), Schectman’s Locals Only show will be a continuation...
Z-Trip To Bring Sleight-of-Hand Magic to It’ll Do’s DJ Booth Friday at Scratch Session | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
Scratch Session, Banjos to Beats' summer DJ series at It'll Do, is in full swing. The first installment was two weeks ago with DJ Nu-Mark, and legendary mixologist DJ Z-Trip will preside over the turntables Friday night. On a phone call Wednesday afternoon, Z-Trip expressed his excitement to be a...
Teenage Sexx Changes Band Name to Upsetting, Releases New Album | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
The boys in Teenage Sexx are all grown up and have changed the name of their band to Upsetting. Teenage Sexx started as a garage-punk solo project formed in 2014 in singer and guitarist Caleb Lewis’ trailer park bedroom in Kervin, Texas, when the singer was only a teenager. It...
Landlord Khraish Khraish and Mayor Mike Rawlings Have Good Meeting. No, Really. | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
I’m not going to get all kumbaya on you, and this is not the scene at the end of the horrible 1970s movie with the slow-mo and the violins and the running through the field of poppies and the big smooch-o-rama at the end. But I need to tell you...
Take Stock of Your Legal Risks Before Joining Dallas' Scooting Masses | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
Whether you're a young couple breezing through a Design District apartment complex or Observer freelancer Danny Gallagher acting on a whim, there's a better than zero chance that when presented with cheap, two-wheeled motorized transportation on demand, you've given in. There's also a better th...
Music News: Twenty One Pilots, Jorja Smith and More Announce Fall Concerts | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
Some cool up-and-comers will be heading to area venues over the next couple of months. Additionally, a few old souls are revving up the engines to stop by, and a punk rock icon brings his other creative interests to town. British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith has announced a North American headlinin...
Girls Rock Fort Worth To Host Saturday Showcase | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2018
An 8-year-old stops near a snack bar to grab a new pair of purple earplugs before heading to band practice. “We’re going to need these,” Ellie Johnson says. ”Our band is loud.” Johnson is part of Girls Rock Fort Worth, a weeklong summer camp that uses music education and workshops...
Focus Daily News | July 13, 2018
Ant Man and The Wasp Is A Summer Hit If you’re looking for a light-hearted escape from the recent wave of super hero movies where even the good guys get killed, Marvel Cinematic Universe has a lovely summer surprise with Ant-Man and the Wasp. This is the most fun I’ve had at the movies all [R...
Focus Daily News | July 13, 2018
AT&T Performing Arts Center With Dallas Theater Center Presents Hairspray The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center will co-present HAIRSPRAY at the Winspear Opera House. As the first show in the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series 2018/2019 season, the smash ...
Daughter-Father Comedy Boundaries Won’t Let Vera Farmiga Catch a Break | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
... It’s nice that writer/director Shana Feste’s family comic drama Boundaries shows an adult woman reluctant to let her vagabond dad back into her life — for good reason
Ant-Man and the Wasp Doesn't Quite Stomp Out Ant-Man's Pleasures | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Reed and Rudd deliver plenty of the goofy antics we’ve now come to expect from Ant-Man: size-change cock-ups, charming incompetence on the macho bluster front, etc.
Sorry to Bother You Smashes Corporate America and the Rules of Movie Storytelling | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
... The plot’s developments at times could seem tenuous, but I found them totally daring and confident, as though Riley knew the rules of every screenwriting guide and the demand for “realism,” and he said, “Nah, I’m good,” because he had bigger points to make ...
Pappas Bros. Riffs on the Pimm's Cup With a Watermelon Twist | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Our friends at Pappas Bros. decided that the original Pimm's Cup was a fantastic place to start; so, the summer riff on the traditional tipple brings in a bit of watermelon.
Shoals Shakes Up Brunch By Serving a Completely Different Menu Every Time | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
For Shoals Sound and Service, having a Deep Ellum establishment with a stellar bar program and a ridiculously good bologna sandwich isn’t enough. It has to have brunch. What’s different about brunch at Shoals, though, is that you can get a different menu and different style of food almost every....
Pretend You're Married to a Stranger and Hit Up These Dallas Date Spots | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Married At First Sight Dallas is underway, and viewers will get a peek into Dallas nightlife when the three couples — who don't know each other — will hit up some area date spots to try and get to know each other. Here is a list of all the places...
Man Wrongfully Accused During 2016 Police Ambush Sues Dallas, DPD | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
For several hours in the immediate aftermath of the downtown Dallas ambush that left five police officers dead on July 7, 2016, Mark Hughes was the most wanted man in America. Now, more than two years later and with his name fully cleared, he is suing Dallas and the Dallas...
Randy Rogers Opens New Venue in Roanoke With Rock Libations | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Randy Rogers has had an overproductive summer. The country star born in Cleburne, Texas, has been caught in the middle of a hectic touring schedule while preparing for the release of his ninth studio album. But in the name of diversification, he’ll add just a bit more to his plate this w...
6 Places to Visit Where Movies Were Filmed in DFW | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
The magic of moviemaking convinces an audience that it's seeing far-away, sometimes magical places when in reality it’s a series of green screens and camera tricks. The streets of Victorian-era London are just a soundstage in Atlanta, the deserts of Egypt are a plot of land in New Mexico and...
This Dallas Seafood Joint Makes One of the Best $17 Cheeseburgers Around | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Shark jaws hang over the front door, which means you’re somewhere else right now. Oyster brine and lemons — the bartender slices neat zest strips — create the cologne in the air. This is Dallas’ Preston Hollow Village, but once inside Montlake Cut, there is a retreat disguised as a...
Deafheaven Vocalist George Clarkes Talks New Album Ahead of Dallas Show | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
It is a busy Tuesday morning in California for Deafheaven vocalist George Clarke, who is getting ready to set off on a U.S. tour that will support his band’s fourth studio album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. Clarke has one day left before his first tour stop in Phoenix. He’s driving...
New Study Shows Texas Doing the Least It Can to Increase Voter Turnout | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Texas voter turnout is abysmal at every level. It doesn't matter if you're voting in a school board election, for your next mayor, for your favored presidential nominee or for the president; you're among the minority in the Lone Star State to show up and make your voice heard. The...
Dallas Observer Mixtape with Stetra of LOLO | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 12, 2018
Stetra has been in the DJ game for just under a decade, but in the last year, she has left her footprint all over Dallas nightlife, helping to move dance floors from The Statler to Beauty Bar to The Nines. As a member of the LOLO crew, she has become...
Let's Make Dallas Look Like Barcelona, Then Give Pigs Flying Lessons | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
I told you Monday about the possibility — probably remote — that the new Margaret McDermott (Santiago Calatrava) Bridge over the Trinity River downtown might wind up being demolished before it can open for its first day of traffic. In some of the responses I got, I think I was...
Richardson's Communion Cooperative Reimagines the Dallas Coffee Shop | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
In a former auto garage tucked away off Northwest Highway, two longtime friends and veterans of the Dallas coffee industry have created the city's most forward-thinking coffee shop yet — not in Dallas itself, but in a quiet corner of Richardson. Gorgeous handcrafted wood accents fill the industria...
Sydney Anderson Teams Up With Fellow Musician Zach Balch for Her First EP | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
Breaking into the country music scene as a woman isn't easy. Sydney Anderson, a local musician, has found herself playing with a lot of cover bands and singing the national anthem too many times to count as she prepares to release her first original EP, which is self-titled. When it comes...
Four Corners Brewing Sells to Beer Behemoth Behind Modelo, Corona | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
Dallas brewery Four Corners has been acquired by Constellation Brands, the beer behemoth that owns brands such as Corona Modelo Especial, Modelo, Pacifico and, more recently, craft breweries Ballast Point and Funky Buddha. Four Corners opened in West Dallas — adjacent to Trinity Groves — in 2012...
Glenn Beck Might Be Losing More Than His Media Empire After Tense CNN Interview | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
TheBlaze, the conservative cable media company established in Dallas by former Fox News host and chalkboard enthusiast Glenn Beck, seems to be struggling to stay afloat. And based on Beck's recent CNN interview, that's starting to get to its founding father. Beck built his media business in the old ...
Trump's Trade War Leaves Texas at Head of Dark Path | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
Late last week, President Donald Trump opened the latest front in his ever-expanding trade war, announcing 25-percent tariffs on a long list of Chinese imports. The Chinese government responded in kind, creating similar tariffs on a bevy of U.S. agricultural products. While neither the U.S. nor the ...
Steam Theory Brewing Opens Today in Trinity Groves | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
About a year after Trinity Groves lost its brewery — Four Corners, which moved to the Cedars and was recently acquired by the maker of Modelo and Corona — another brewery is opening up in the West Dallas restaurant incubator. Steam Theory Brewing Co., a restaurant and brewery, begins soft...
Toys 'R' Us Is Gone, But Here Are 8 Other DFW Toy Stores To Visit | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
Toys ‘R’ Us announced in March that it was closing all of its stores, ending the saga of its massive bankruptcy and struggling sales. On Friday, the company finally closed all of its locations. Toys ‘R’ Us faced competition from online companies such as Amazon. It seemed to be making...
Bath House Cultural Center Hosts FIT for Theater Companies Without Homes | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
On four of the hottest weekends of the Dallas summer, the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake will host some of the city’s most forward-thinking performers and artists when Dallas’ Festival of Independent Theatres returns for its 20th iteration. This year, the festival will also featur...
Forget High-Speed Rail — DFW Could Be Getting a Hyperloop | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
High-speed rail, the white whale of North Texas transportation planners, has some competition, the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Council plans to announce Wednesday. In addition to rail, the RTC will consider Virgin's Hyperloop One technology in an upcoming environmental impact study of ...
Relax: You Can Now Play Video Games at D/FW Airport | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport just added another way to pass that slow time before your flight. Gameway has opened two gaming lounge terminals — the first of their kind. “Airports are a very boring place,” says Jordan Walbridge, president and founder of Gameway. “You're trapped the...
Arlington's Pending Smoking Ban Leaves Some Bar Owners Unhappy | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
Edward Redmond wasn’t always a rebel bar owner. Redmond owns the Plaza Pub, which has been serving cold beer in east Arlington to smokers and nonsmokers alike since the 1950s. But the grace period for Arlington’s new smoking ordinance, which bans smoking inside bars, will expire soon, leaving so...
This Weekend: Peach Fest, Bastille on Bishop and National Ice Cream Day | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 11, 2018
It’s summer, which means that grocery store shelves are brimming with peaches. Sweet, juicy peaches with tender skins and firm flesh that gushes like a river with the first bite. Well, not really. Most peaches you pick up in the grocery store fall short of the stone fruit of our...
Focus Daily News | July 11, 2018
LANCASTER—The City of Lancaster is committed to continue being clean and green, while providing a healthy, safe and vibrant community for its citizens. In support of Keep Lancaster Beautiful and the Great American Clean-up efforts, the City of Lancaster welcomes residents to participate in its upc...
Focus Daily News | July 11, 2018
Brad Zimmerman’s autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy runs July 12-29 at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson. The story of the author’s struggle to fulfill his dream of being a comedic actor in New York, “My Son the Waiter” has received great rev...
Focus Daily News | July 11, 2018
ELLIS COUNTY — It has been an interesting year for candidates in the elections across North Texas. The recent Democratic runoff race for Joe Barton’s congressional seat has been no different. Ruby Woolridge filed a lawsuit last week in regard to her run for the 6th Congressional District democra...
Cabritos Los Cavazos Brings Dallas a Beloved Mexican Culinary Tradition | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
Goat carcasses unfurl over the grill like flags in the breeze. It’s a massive grill, at least 3 feet across and as long as a small car, not quite an earthen pit in a backyard but as close as you can get indoors without offending the health inspector. Part of...
Texans on the Campaign Trail React to Trump’s SCOTUS Pick | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
Texas candidates in the November midterm elections were quick to weigh in on President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said on Twitter tha...
Look Who's Comin' to BrewFest 2018 | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
September will be here before you know it, and that means one thing: BrewFest. The Dallas Observer's annual beer festival — which packs more than 500 local, national and international craft beers into the Dallas Farmers Market every year — is going down Sept. 8. If you don't have tickets...
Talking Podcasts, Live Shows and Cowboys Fantasy With the Fantasy Footballers | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
Hundreds of people will file into Deep Ellum's Canton Hall on Friday night to listen to three regulars and a special guest — not atypical for a venue that's slated to host musicians such as Lil B, The Mountain Goats and Kurt Vile over the next couple of months. This...
Hands Tied: Planned Hustler Sex Shop in Lake Highlands Causing Problems | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
Some people in a Lake Highlands were dismayed earlier this summer when a Hustler sex shop raised its “COMING SOON” banner at a property near the LBJ service road and Abrams Road. A middle-class neighborhood in Dallas protesting an adult store isn't exactly shocking. More surprising is that the D...
After Being Robbed at Gunpoint, Chelsah' Lyons Decides To Defend Herself | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
With summer in full swing, the blistering heat continues to come down even onto the sidewalks shaded by tall buildings, like Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu of Dallas, a martial arts studio. One might think taking a step indoors is the best escape from the dehydrating air that engulfs this sweaty season...
6 Music Open-Mics To Try Out in DFW | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
There’s a song in your heart you need to play for the world, but the world isn’t exactly coming to your doorstep to hear it. You’ve checked the mailbox, and once again, there is no contract from a record label inside. With an overabundance of talent and nowhere to showcase...
Cowboys Cornerback Charged With Road Rage Aggravated Assault | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | July 10, 2018
The Cowboys' already thin secondary might be getting a bit thinner. Second-year cornerback Marquez White faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly brandishing a gun at a fellow driver on the Dallas North Tollway late last year. White admitted Monday to flashing the gu...