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From Mexican Food to Pepperoni Pizza, Four Healthy Versions of Indulgent Dallas Dishes | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 26, 2018
You forgot about your New Year's resolution months ago, so pizza and barbecue plates aren't out of the question — but it's summer in Texas, so maybe it's a good time to try slightly lighter versions. If you wanna treat yourself in a halfway healthy manner, sample one of these...
The Mammoths Return to Dallas, Where the Band Got Started, To Record New Album | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
The Mammoths are an Austin band with Dallas roots, and they are ready to show off their fusion of blues-rock and psych-soul to the city where it all came together. The band started when David Kapsner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Michael Jekot (lead guitar, vocals) and Tyler Rush (bass, vocals)...
One of Dallas' Best New Banh Mi Is Only Available When Time Allows | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
The most underestimated breakfast food in the arsenal is the meatball. There’s something about garlic-studded pork spheres, screaming awake in a sizzling-hot pan, that sends an ancestral happiness ricocheting down the strands of your DNA. Meatballs are a serene village vacation compared with the g...
Watch Dallas Cowboys Receiver Terrance Williams Go Head Over Handlebars Before Public Intoxication Arrest (Video) | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
An incident Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams will likely never live down started with an empty Lamborghini wrapped around a light pole in the middle of Lebanon Road in Frisco early Saturday morning. Police found the car, a blue 2017 Huracan, and went looking for Williams, the man liste...
In Bed With Jacob Metcalf and Hilly Holsonback | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
"In Bed With" is a Dallas Observer series in which we delve into the homes and personal lives of Dallas music industry professionals.  “I have a theory that all of our neighbors are swingers,“ says musician Jacob Metcalf as he walks up the stairs to the apartment he shares with...
Music News: Bob Dylan, Epic Jam Bands and Reunion Tours Galore Are Headed This Way | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
Compared with last week's bevy of concert announcements, this Friday's collection is a bit lighter. However, there are still things to get excited about, like the legendary Bob Dylan, a boy band holiday extravaganza and a Texas-style birthday bash. The one and only Bob Dylan continues his never-endi...
Dallas' Tomi Lahren Has Had a Bad Week | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
Conservative media yakker Tomi Lahren had such a rough week that even Kathy Griffin came to her defense. The pummeling began Sunday. Lahren, a Dallasite and contributor to Fox News, was having brunch in Minneapolis when fellow brunchers heckled her, calling her, among other things, a racist. La...
Dallas Musicians Form Supergroups, Create Film Scores for Sci-Fi Fest | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
Blade Runner, Terminator, Alien, 12 Monkeys and The Fifth Element will come to life when five local supergroups present their 25-minute original scores at 8 p.m. Saturday on the Ruins stage for Sci-Fi Fest. If you missed the announcement two months ago, King Camel’s Jeff Brown put together a ...
Lupe Valdez Owes More Than $12,000 in Back Taxes | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
Two days after wrapping up the Democratic nomination for governor, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez faced her first bit of general election adversity Thursday as information emerged that she is delinquent on 2017 taxes for seven properties in Dallas and Ellis counties. According to informati...
Dallas Native and The Voice Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Will Perform a Benefit Show for Camp iHope | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
Craig Wayne Boyd won The Voice Season 7, the show’s highest rated season, singing a song that hit No. 1 on Billboard’s American country music charts. The Dallas-bred country singer, who won the singing competition with Blake Shelton as his coach, is returning to his hometown Sunday for a benefit...
Carrollton Gets Second Gaming Cafe — Less Than 400 Feet From the First | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 25, 2018
Can two PC gaming cafes function 400 feet away from each other? The city of Carrollton has hit the gaming market and recently approved the construction of AK PC Gaming Cafe, the city’s second gaming cafe. It will be open 24 hours per day and is set to open in...
Focus Daily News | May 25, 2018
GLENN HEIGHTS—City officials want residents to know its drinking water is safe to drink. According to Glenn Heights City Staff a report on April 26, 2018 by CBS Channel 11 entitled, “North Texas Cities Fail to Test Safety of Drinking Water” was not accurate when a map identified the City of Gl...
21 Things To Do in Dallas This Week | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
Thursday The robots will soon overtake us, and Alexa will be their queen. The world’s most chipper shopping assistant is more intuitive than Siri, more confident and more pop culture savvy. It’s her job to connect you with you with binge-worthy, earwormy content as well as with household cleanin...
What Can You Expect At White Rabbit Red Rabbit? Who Knows? | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
Kevin Moriarty is tight-lipped. “This could be the most pointless conversation you will ever have,” joked Dallas Theater Center's artistic director when asked about DTC’s upcoming production of White Rabbit Red Rabbit. “Nearly everything you ask, I will dodge and weave.” Iranian playwright...
Texas Women Could Bear the Brunt of Trump's Family Planning Funding Changes | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
Some of the most vulnerable people in Texas could be facing a health care crisis if a new rule proposed by the Trump administration goes into effect. Rolled out in full late Tuesday, the proposed change to the Department of Health and Human Services Title X family planning program would...
DFW's Newest Barbecue Spot Serves Smoked Meats From an Old Shipping Container | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
The Box Garden, the self-described patio on steroids that's the newest addition to the burgeoning Legacy West development in Plano, opened for business the weekend of May 18, with singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe headlining the festivities. In addition to being a live entertainment venue, the Box ...
With Brunch Fondue and a Rooftop Patio, Harlowe MXM Ups the Brunch Ante in Deep Ellum | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
Dallas has enough brunch places that you can try them all without repeating a spot, but one spot in Deep Ellum might tempt you to go a second time. Or a third. Harlowe MXM sits at the northwest corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Main Street, offering a brunch menu...
Cole Beasley — Yes, the Dallas Cowboys Receiver — Is a Bona Fide Rapper | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
Although he’s not the first athlete to make a rap album — Shaquille O’ Neal’s early '90s foray into the genre, for example, was celebrated for its attempt more than the results — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley might be the most unlikely to make a go at free-styling...
We May Not Really Know Whose Side We're on in Police Shootings | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
In the entire incident report chronicling the shooting death of a Dallas police officer and two other nonfatal shootings by a man at a Dallas Home Depot store April 24, the most terrible and heart-stopping line is this: “Body camera footage shows that as Officers [Crystal] Almeida and [Rogelio] Sa...
NFL's New Anthem Rules Don't Change Anything for the Cowboys | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
The Cowboys' tumultuous 2017 season had a little of everything. It had two three-game winning streaks and one season-killing, three game losing streak. It featured defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence becoming the All-Pro his backers always thought he could be and wide receiver Dez Bryant taking the fall...
After Reviewing Video, Attorney Apologizes for Sexual Assault Claims Against DPS Trooper | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
The story had all the hallmarks of a potboiler for the internet age — race, police misconduct, violence against women, Twitter, police cameras. A black North Texas woman accused a white law enforcement officer of sexually assaulting her during an arrest. She hired a civil rights attorney to repres...
How Dallas Arts Organizations Are Getting Millennials to Their Theaters | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
“Why is theater so old?” Morgana Wilborn, the 33-year old woman who runs the education department at Dallas Theater Center, says with a laugh. According to numbers provided by DTC, of the 17,801 people who attended a performance at the theater last year, 74 percent were older than 35 and...
American Idol Contestant Ron Bultongez Dedicates His First EP to City of Plano | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 24, 2018
North Texans like to kick Plano around. To its detractors, it’s an area apparently devoid of culture or anything worth venturing north of LBJ Freeway for. But the Collin County town saved Ron Bultongez's life. Bultongez, a singer-songwriter, was on the ABC reboot of American Idol. When he initiall...
Lupe Valdez Defeats Andrew White, Making the Left and Probably Greg Abbott Very Happy | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
At around 8 p.m. Tuesday, just five votes separated Lupe Valdez and Andrew White in the runoff for the Democratic primary for Texas governor. By 10 p.m., White, speaking from his home in Houston, was congratulating Valdez for her win while Valdez supporters packed a banquet room inside Ellen’s in....
On Chesil Beach Gets the Emotions of a '60s Honeymoon Right But Not Quite the Intimacy | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
The young newlyweds are violin virtuoso Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and history grad Edward (Billy Howle), each very much in love with but still painfully awkward around the other
Texas Backs Off Changes That Could've Led to CBD Confiscation, for Now | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
The Texas Department of State Health Services has tapped the brakes on a proposed protocol that could've seen all food and supplements containing cannabidiol oil removed from Texas store shelves, thanks to a deluge of comments sent to the agency last month in support of the products. "The proto...
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
Most people’s recent memories of Kanye West probably include him wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat or talking about how slavery was a choice. Some, however, still like to remember West for his earlier influences on music with his soulful and culturally forward lyrics. The Live Playlist ...
Meet the Dallas Makeup Artist Working on Jeffree Star's Makeup Campaign | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
Makeup artist Kim Jones, a Dallas native, has worked with some of the most well-known makeup artists in the country, including Jeffree Star and Patrick Starrr. While under the wing of Dallas photographer Jessy J., Jones established her career and got the opportunity to work with Star on hi...
Stuff Happening at City Hall You Can be Optimistic About, Maybe Possibly | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
Under the old rules at City Hall, the term “economic development” meant “friends of City Council members looking for money.” Dallas pursued an economic development strategy based on heavily subsidizing grocery stores, funding race car museum startups and making large grants to chicken joints...
Dallas Gets Yet Another 'Pan-Asian' Restaurant With Imoto, Opening Next Month in Victory Park | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
The Asian-fusion boom in Dallas has yet to bust, and this week another new restaurant has thrown its hat in the pan-Asian ring: Tracy and Kent Rathbun's Imoto, "an upscale dining experience serving favorites from various Asian cultures in a contemporary style, with sharable plates and a traditional ...
Spencer Wharton Dedicates New Album's Title Track to Lower Greenville's Crown and Harp | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
For Spencer Wharton, a local singer-songwriter and talent buyer, the closing of Crown and Harp, a 20-year-old Lower Greenville bar and music venue, was a story of love lost, emptiness and significant life changes. The end of the Dallas venue led Wharton to write the title track of his upcoming...
The Bacon Brothers Find Their Calling with Songs and Guitars Beyond Hollywood | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
It isn’t too often that you’ll find a Hollywood A-lister spending about 40 nights per year on the road, hard at work as a touring musician. Then again, Kevin Bacon has always marched to his own beat. Since beginning his acting career in the late '70s, he has consistently followed...
What To Do This Weekend: Star Wars Pizza, Thai Fest and a Margarita Meltdown | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
May the fontina be with you at Cane Rosso's Star Wars pizza celebration. To commemorate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Cane Rosso is rolling out Ham Solo pizzas. Including three different types of ham — because when it comes to processed pork, there can't be too many varieties...
Hope Abounds as Colin Allred Prepares to Take On Pete Sessions | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
Five-and-a-half months from now, on another Tuesday night and after another watch party, Colin Allred and his merry band of supporters will know if all the hope they felt as they gathered in North Dallas on primary runoff night was real. They'll know whether or not longtime incumbent Congressman Pet...
Feeling Low? Maybe It's Because Music on the Radio Is Getting Sadder | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
Pop music has gotten sadder in the last 30 years, according to a study published in the Royal Society Open Science journal. Researchers used more than 500,000 songs released in the United Kingdom from 1985 to 2015 to analyze what makes a song successful, as in reaching the top charts...
New Year, New Recognition, New Album — 2018 Is Looking Good for Dorrough | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
Veteran Dallas hip-hop artist Dorrough is off to a strong start in the second quarter of 2018. On May 16, Mayor Mike Rawlings and Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway presented Dorrough with a key to the city of Dallas. The ceremony also announced that July 28 will officially be known...
Mario Cantone, Robert Wuhl and Laraine Newman Read the Holy Scriptures of the Stars for Celebrity Autobiography | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
The tell-all celebrity autobiography is more than just an easy way to make another buck for a person who's lucky enough to spend any amount of time in the spotlight. It's become a comedy goldmine for writer and performer Eugene Pack and the other stars he sends out onstage with...
From Tapioca to Cauliflower, the Best Nontraditional (and Gluten-Free) Pizza Crusts in Dallas | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
As mock life coach and YouTube comedian JP Sears observes, “Being gluten-intolerant is the hottest trend in the New Age community since we found out you don’t have to eat animals. Gluten is the new animal you don’t have to eat.” The gluten-free diet is hot. What could be the...
Gaps in Santa Fe Shooter Stories Keep Mental Illness' Stigma Alive | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 23, 2018
When somebody picks up a gun and takes it into a crowded area to kill people, the world quickly asks why. This search for answers naturally happens in the public, on Twitter or Facebook, in side conversations, and in news media. The press is here to add meaning to any...
Focus Daily News | May 23, 2018
Academic Signing Day Celebrates Full Scholarship Recipients DESOTO—On May 18, DeSoto High School hosted an Academic Signing Day for the Class of 2018. Sixty-eight DHS scholars accepted full academic or military scholarships for college. The Class of 2018 has been a class of champions on the field ...
Focus Daily News | May 23, 2018
7-Eleven Midlothian Grand Opening 5/24 If you’re one of the Midlothian locals counting down the days until the 7-Eleven opens, the countdown ends tomorrow. That’s right, just before the Memorial Day weekend heats up, 7-Eleven Midlothian celebrates their Grand Opening. Get ready to fuel u...
Focus Daily News | May 23, 2018
DESOTO—After a close Democratic Primary to succeed longtime Texas lawmaker Helen Giddings, former Hutchins city manager Carl Sherman Sr., came out on top. “Thanking God for the victory and an incredible wife, family, awesome underline campaign team and fantastic supporters,” said Sherm...
Focus Daily News | May 23, 2018
DALLAS—Dallas Heritage Village Junior Historians Kabilan Murugan, 14; Lydia Radke, 15; Sarah Rutherford, 17; and Kara Simmons, 14, recently installed a new photography exhibit in Browder Springs Hall, at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St. in Dallas. The exhibit, titled “The Path of Pre...
Focus Daily News | May 23, 2018
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy and Mansfield High School went home with major honors from the Seventh Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards May 17. Darnell Robinson won Best Supporting Actor and Isabelle Artista won Best Supporting Actress awards for their performances in...
Comedian Tig Notaro is Just Happy to Be Here, Whether on the New Star Trek or Doing Stand-Up | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 22, 2018
Tig Notaro relishes the challenges of doing stand-up, but doing a charity show like the one she'll be doing on May 31 at the Eisemann Center for Cancer Support Community North Texas takes the challenge to another level. "I would say I do one every other month for some sort...
Dallas DA Will Seek Death Penalty in Home Depot Cop Shooting Case | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 22, 2018
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted Armando Juarez, the man suspected of killing Dallas police Officer Rogelio Santander, on a bevy of felony charges related to the shooting of Santander; Santander's partner, Crystal Almeida; and Home Depot loss prevention officer Scott Painter on April 24. Dall...
Here's Why People In Dallas Are Getting Cited-and-Released for Marijuana Possession | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 22, 2018
In dribs and drabs over the first part of the year, numbers from Dallas' cite-and-release pilot program have come out, painting a portrait of marijuana enforcement in the city. Over the first five months that the program, which allows those busted with pot to receive a citation to come to...
North Texas Becomes America’s Top Destination for Laotian Food | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 22, 2018
Dallas’ next culinary revolution began in a quiet specialty grocery store in Irving, a small shop where boxes of imported foods line the metal shelving all the way up to the ceiling. Here, in 2004, a woman named Boonmie Phennara fired up a Bunsen burner to make dinner for visiting...
Tucked Inside an Oak Cliff Art Gallery, Huatey Cafe and Bar Pours Stellar Latin American Spirits | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 22, 2018
Finding a new neighborhood hangout isn’t always an easy charge in Dallas — unless you happen to walk into the Mercado 369 artisan gallery in Oak Cliff and make your way to the back. Nestled amid breathtaking hand-worked pieces that come from all corners of the Americas you’ll find a...
The Dallas Symphony's Season Finale Pairs Beethoven with a Major World Premiere | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | May 22, 2018
This weekend, Jaap van Zweden concludes his tenure as music director of the Dallas Symphony with performances of perhaps the most famous work in the orchestra’s repertoire: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. But there’s another piece on the program, a major world premiere of a new work written especi...