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Rich Redmond, Drummer for Jason Aldean, Hasn't Unpacked His Suitcase in 20 Years | Dallas Observer Rich Redmond, Drummer for Jason Aldean, Hasn't Unpacked His Suitcase in 20 Years
Although drummer Rich Redmond has called Nashville his home for 20 years, his time living and playing in North Texas had a major impact on him. Redmond is best known for his work with country rocker Jason Aldean. He's been Aldean's drummer since the beginning of Aldean's career, touring with...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
Hot Joy's Quirky Tiki Cocktails Are a Party in a Glass | Dallas Observer Hot Joy's Quirky Tiki Cocktails Are a Party in a Glass
We're just gonna say it—we'd plunder a village for Hot Joy's Pirate Booty cocktail.
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
Frustration and Suspicion of Family Mount in the Case of the Missing 3-Year-Old Richardson Girl | Dallas Observer Frustration and Suspicion of Family Mount in the Case of the Missing 3-Year-Old Richardson Girl
Nearly two weeks have passed, and 3-year-old Sherin Mathews is still missing. According to her father, Wesley Mathews, she disappeared at 3 a.m. Oct. 7 while standing in an alley about 100 feet from their home in Richardson. Mathews, 37, told Richardson police he put his daughter in timeout in the...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
Space Toilets and Other Otherworldly Sights From the Perot Museum's New Space Exhibit | Dallas Observer Space Toilets and Other Otherworldly Sights From the Perot Museum's New Space Exhibit
At first, it sounded like a flock of birds had been released into the back of the auditorium at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The source of the high-pitched chatter became evident as dozens of fifth-graders from Garland ISD's Watson Technology Center filed into the room. Even guest...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
State Representative Uses Harvey Weinstein Scandal as Ammo to Nuke Texas Film Commission | Dallas Observer State Representative Uses Harvey Weinstein Scandal as Ammo to Nuke Texas Film Commission
State Rep. Matt Shaheen of Plano has been one of the leading voices calling for the abolition of state spending and programs designed to help bring film and TV productions to Texas. Earlier this week, Shaheen used the growing sexual abuse scandal involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to widen the...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
Watch George W. Bush Take on Trump in New York Speech | Dallas Observer Watch George W. Bush Take on Trump in New York Speech
During President Barack Obama's terms, Dallas resident and former President George W. Bush, for the most part, kept his mouth shut about matters of policy, following in a long line of ex-presidents who declined to criticize their successors despite obvious political differences. But on Thursday, Bush made his clearest stretch...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
Voting Yes on Fair Park Bonds Is Playing Roulette Against a Rigged House | Dallas Observer Voting Yes on Fair Park Bonds Is Playing Roulette Against a Rigged House
All right, I beg you, just this one time. Break with habit. Normally, I assume you are like me. You never really read all that fine print on a city bond proposal when you go to the polls. If it’s something about more money for the cops or the libraries,...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
Dallas Man Busted for His Role in Gas Station ID Theft Ring | Dallas Observer Dallas Man Busted for His Role in Gas Station ID Theft Ring
Carrollton police have arrested a Dallas man they believe worked with five others to steal more than $500,000 from drivers whose identities they stole off at gas station pumps across North and East Texas. According to Carrollton cops, Yoandi Valdez, 33, worked with a crew that installed internal skimmers on...
Dallas Observer | October 20, 2017
A$AP Mob Packs the House but Can't Overcome the Death of its Founder | Dallas Observer A$AP Mob Packs the House but Can't Overcome the Death of its Founder
A$AP Mob Bomb Factory, Dallas Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 When Steven Rodriguez died in 2015, it was unclear what would happen to the Harlem hip-hop collective he founded, A$AP Mob. Rodriguez, better known as A$AP Yams, was the band's visionary leader and tastemaker. Recovery from the loss has taken some time. A...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
Dallas Police Say 911 Call Center Back on Track After Crisis | Dallas Observer Dallas Police Say 911 Call Center Back on Track After Crisis
Dallas Police Department officials announced Wednesday that they've solved many of the issues that led to soaring 911 wait times during a crisis that stretched from last fall into the spring. Staffing levels have been increased, facilities have been improved and police officers, called into emergency duty taking 911 calls,...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
My Day at the Fair, From Trained Porcupines to Indian Motorcycles | Dallas Observer My Day at the Fair, From Trained Porcupines to Indian Motorcycles
When I go to the state fair, as I did yesterday with my wife, I’m looking for three things. Something the same as always. Something different. And something really and truly fun. I have to have all three, or I’m not going. Yesterday my two same as always things were...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
Amid Settlement Rumors, Ezekiel Elliott Speaks Out on Why He's Fighting Suspension | Dallas Observer Amid Settlement Rumors, Ezekiel Elliott Speaks Out on Why He's Fighting Suspension
For most of the year-plus that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has fought domestic violence allegations made by his ex-girlfriend, Elliott has preferred to let his lawyers, his dad or Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speak for him. Wednesday, as rumors surfaced that Elliott's battle with the league over...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
Whip-Smart, Playful Adaptation of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> Makes You Listen for the Heartbreak | Dallas Observer Whip-Smart, Playful Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice Makes You Listen for the Heartbreak
In playwright Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the droll, headstrong protagonist, Lizzy Bennett, tells her sisters that love is a game. So it makes sense that WaterTower's production of the play, onstage through Nov. 5, opens with a basketball game. Actors sit on the benches, waiting...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
What to Do This Weekend: Dallas Coffee Day, Texas Veggie Fair and Beerland | Dallas Observer What to Do This Weekend: Dallas Coffee Day, Texas Veggie Fair and Beerland
Whether you're a staunch vegan, cocktail enthusiast or sober AF coffee guzzler, there's an event this weekend in DFW to keep you busy and full. Go nuts: *****  A couple of events and many drinks remain before Fort Worth Cocktail Week comes to a close. On Thursday night, a curated...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
Trap DJ Stonewall Klaxon Shares His New Music on the Latest <i>Dallas Observer</i> Mixtape | Dallas Observer Trap DJ Stonewall Klaxon Shares His New Music on the Latest Dallas Observer Mixtape
Unlike generations of DJs before him, Stonewall Klaxon has been glued to a laptop making tracks since he was 11 years old. He played in rock bands before developing an interest in electronic music and eventually finding his niche in trap music. Stonewall Klaxon deejays frequently, which gives him a...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
CiboDivino's Sunny, Breezy, Wine-Addled Patio Hosts the Loveliest New Brunch in Dallas | Dallas Observer CiboDivino's Sunny, Breezy, Wine-Addled Patio Hosts the Loveliest New Brunch in Dallas
CiboDivino is a flexible business, bending with the varied needs of its patrons. It is a restaurant for those who crave a Neapolitan-style pizza or maybe just a night free from dishes. It is a budget-friendly wine bar with an open patio playing host to those looking to imbibe a...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
NHD Pokes Fun at NHD Pokes Fun at "Macho" Thin Lizzy Song With Cover and Music Video
During an afternoon off in late 2015, Dallas-based trio NHD found themselves riffing on acoustic guitars in band member Salim Nourallah's apartment. What started as horsing around turned into a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town." The song is the lead track on the trio's debut...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
Texas Restaurant Association Claims State Regulators Are Flouting the 'BBQ Bill' | Dallas Observer Texas Restaurant Association Claims State Regulators Are Flouting the 'BBQ Bill'
The Texas Restaurant Association and a bipartisan group of state legislators say the Texas Department of Agriculture has put its thumb on the scale, flouting a new state law intended to lift a regulatory burden on restaurants. House Bill 2029, passed unanimously by the Senate and with only one "no"...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
The Roots Gave an Athletic Performance in Irving, Backed by Dallas Pops and Famous Friends | Dallas Observer The Roots Gave an Athletic Performance in Irving, Backed by Dallas Pops and Famous Friends
A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop with the Roots, Dallas POPS, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper and Bilial The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 Chaka Khan emerged like a flamenco dancer, fluttering a silken hand-fan with “CHAKA” etched into its folds. She was the surprise...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
Music News: Grizzly Bear, Kenny Chesney, Paul Oakenfold and More | Dallas Observer Music News: Grizzly Bear, Kenny Chesney, Paul Oakenfold and More
Spring will bring an opportunity to see a country megastar perform, and everyone's favorite polka artist will be here to serenade folks with some of his biting commentary on top of a new Deep Ellum venue's delivery of some star power. There's all of that and a bit more in...
Dallas Observer | October 19, 2017
I Got a Face-Numbing Vampire Facial Using My Own Blood and Lived to Tell | Dallas Observer I Got a Face-Numbing Vampire Facial Using My Own Blood and Lived to Tell
Halloween is everywhere. Advertisements for haunted houses are all over our Facebook feeds, pumpkin spiced foods are stacked high in grocery stores and movie theater marquees bear the names of classic scary movies. This year, celebration of the holiday can even be incorporated into your skin regimen. I’ve been hearing...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
10 Best Honky Tonks in Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Observer 10 Best Honky Tonks in Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas-Fort Worth loves country music. It launched country legends Bob Wills, Charley Pride, the Dixie Chicks and Ray Price, and there are plenty of cowboy bars and honky-tonks in the area where you can hear the next big thing. If you're into 10-gallon hats and ostrich boots, here are 10...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
Texas Supreme Court Intervention May Doom The San Francisco Rose on Greenville | Dallas Observer Texas Supreme Court Intervention May Doom The San Francisco Rose on Greenville
In 1977, Dallas welcomed its first “fern bar,” San Francisco Rose, and thus began the city’s love affair with trendy bars and kitschy cocktails. The fern bar concept was born in the mid-'60s, when the original TGI Fridays opened on 63rd Street in New York City. The only remaining bar...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
PBS Does West Dallas, and Nobody Comes Out a Hero | Dallas Observer PBS Does West Dallas, and Nobody Comes Out a Hero
Last week, the national PBS television program Frontline did a long story focused on West Dallas landlord Khraish Khraish, part of a series on the national affordable housing crisis. Khraish is somebody I have written about a lot in the last year, and the Frontline piece evoked strong feelings in me —...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
Exclusive: Watch Willie Nelson's Son Cover Tom Petty | Dallas Observer Exclusive: Watch Willie Nelson's Son Cover Tom Petty
Lukas Nelson, son of Willie, performed with his band, Promise of the Real, last week at House of Blues. His famous last name may the reason you attend one of his shows, but his talent is the reason you'll stay. His star wan't even dimmed when he stood next to...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
21 Things to Do in Dallas This Week | Dallas Observer 21 Things to Do in Dallas This Week
ThursdayBy now, we know what to expect from House Party Theatre: surprises and unexpectedly good theater. The nontraditional theater company has racked up accolades since its inception in 2014, putting together smart and concise pieces that range from goofy to downright intellectual. HPT’s latest play, Shadow Woman by Claire Carson,...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
Paxton's Posse of State Attorneys General Weighs In On Texas Detention Center Abortion Case | Dallas Observer Paxton's Posse of State Attorneys General Weighs In On Texas Detention Center Abortion Case
This afternoon in Washington D.C., the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Trump administration will square off in an ongoing legal skirmish over the attempt of a teenage immigrant in a detention center to get an abortion. With Texas law in the spotlight, it's not surprising that the state Attorney General Ken...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
Dallas Poetry Slam Headliner Saul Williams Recaptures His Anger | Dallas Observer Dallas Poetry Slam Headliner Saul Williams Recaptures His Anger
For the better part of two decades, musician, poet, writer, rapper, actor and philosopher Saul Williams has been challenging the status quo.  “At the end of the day, I just make beats while the world burns,” Williams tells the Observer.  He's a quiet man with a reserved disposition and speaks in...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
The Art of the Pitch at the State Fair of Texas | Dallas Observer The Art of the Pitch at the State Fair of Texas
Mattresses. Rock candy. Blenders. Knives. Pots and pans. Caricature artists. These are some of the things you’ll find in the vendor halls at the State Fair of Texas. Oh, and of course, pitchmen and women roping you in with witty puns and kitschy gimmicks. But behind the smiles and fluorescent...
Dallas Observer | October 18, 2017
How Hoodie Allen Left a Job at Google to Climb the <i>Billboard</i> Charts | Dallas Observer How Hoodie Allen Left a Job at Google to Climb the Billboard Charts
For many people, landing a job at Google is the job of a lifetime. Steven Markowitz left his job at Google in 2011. Markowitz, who goes by the stage name Hoodie Allen, has since had a No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart, and he released his third studio...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
Why I Stopped Eating Food at the State Fair of Texas | Dallas Observer Why I Stopped Eating Food at the State Fair of Texas
Why I stopped eating food at the State Fair of Texas? Because it's expensive, that's why.
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
The Pros and Cons of Seeing <i>Hair</i> With Your Parents | Dallas Observer The Pros and Cons of Seeing Hair With Your Parents
Just before the show started — after I'd taken my seat between Mom and Dad in the front row at the Dallas Theater Center's in-the-round production of Hair — an usher started talking about the view we were going to get. Dad's attention was on his Toblerone, but Mom saw the...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
After Only a Few Months in Business, Cedar Springs' Q Tacos Shuttered to Make Way for Pizza | Dallas Observer After Only a Few Months in Business, Cedar Springs' Q Tacos Shuttered to Make Way for Pizza
Q Tacos at Macho's Cantina opened on a busy corner of Cedar Springs in April. By midsummer, the restaurant had closed. Now a pizzeria is planning to open in its place. Q Tacos was meant to be a late-night taco window with a separate bar serving Cedar Springs-friendly cocktails like...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
New Council Member Kevin Felder Turns a South Dallas Sacred Cow Into Chili Meat | Dallas Observer New Council Member Kevin Felder Turns a South Dallas Sacred Cow Into Chili Meat
Since T.C. Broadnax took office as Dallas city manager in February, I have had the feeling he was waiting to see just how sacred some of the city’s sacred cows were. Yesterday, he got a clear message that at least one of them, the weirdly named South Dallas Fair Park...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Will Open Season With Cautionary Tales | Dallas Observer Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Will Open Season With Cautionary Tales
After a tour in South Korea, artistic director Joshua Peugh’s home away from Dallas, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance will open its fifth season in its hometown of Dallas this weekend. Big Bad Wolf and Les Fairies will focus on dance pieces inspired by cautionary tales, or as Peugh describes, “the ways...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
As Jerry Jones Takes Heat for Anthem Stance, Mark Cuban Tries to Have it Both Ways | Dallas Observer As Jerry Jones Takes Heat for Anthem Stance, Mark Cuban Tries to Have it Both Ways
Dallas' prominent sports team owners are going in different directions when it comes to players protesting the national anthem. On Monday, leaders of Dallas' African-American community excoriated Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his stance that any Cowboys player protesting during the national anthem won't play for the team. Later...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
New Court Order Means Ezekiel Elliott Can Play This Sunday | Dallas Observer New Court Order Means Ezekiel Elliott Can Play This Sunday
Ezekiel Elliott remains eligible to play for the Cowboys, thanks to a ruling from U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty Tuesday night. The judge granted Elliott a temporary restraining order, allowing him to continue playing until a preliminary injunction hearing or Oct. 30, whichever comes first. Elliott's request for a preliminary...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
Cite-and-Release for Pot Possession Will (Finally) Start in Dallas in December | Dallas Observer Cite-and-Release for Pot Possession Will (Finally) Start in Dallas in December
Starting Dec. 1, no one busted in the city of Dallas for possessing 4 ounces or less of marijuana will be required to spend the night in jail. With a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Dallas County Commissioners Court cleared the way for the policy to take effect. Instead, individuals cited for...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
Comedy Theater Will Teach Improv Techniques to Caretakers of People With Alzheimer's, Autism | Dallas Observer Comedy Theater Will Teach Improv Techniques to Caretakers of People With Alzheimer's, Autism
Improv comedy may seem like a trendy way for people to get out of their comfort zones on the weekend or a way to keep a crowd entertained with a two-drink minimum. But it's also a form of philosophical strength training that applies to many facets of life off stage...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017
10 Things We Learned From Chip Gaines' New Book | Dallas Observer 10 Things We Learned From Chip Gaines' New Book
Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff hits bookstores everywhere today. The book is written by Chip Gaines of Waco, aka one-half of HGTV's Fixer Upper. We read the book to fully understand how stupid stuff can lead to smart things and more about what the "rugged and handsome"...
Dallas Observer | October 17, 2017