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Frame4Frame, a Celebration of Art, Music and Film Kicks Off its Third Season | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
Several local artists have joined the mix with films exploring themes ranging from natural hair to forbidden love and unjust justice. Their work will be highlighted during the Frame4Frame festival which runs Sept. 20-23. Dallas filmmaker Reginald Titus Jr. says he made Natural Hair the Movie after h...
Check Out the Final Lineup For Tacolandia 2018 | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
Tacolandia has it all: mariachi bands, beer and cocktail cash bars and, of course, unlimited taco samples from a wide range of Dallas restaurants, not just taquerias. Take a look at the taco-slingers who have signed on for this year's event, taking over Dallas Farmers Market from 4 to7 p.m...
Kim Petras Wants To Be Seen as an Artist and not Just
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
The video of Troye Sivan strutting through the Rose Bowl with Taylor Swift as a guest at Swift's concert reached more than 7 million likes on Instagram. But Sivan is now back onstage with a new woman by his side — a newbie to stardom. Kim Petras is a force...
Stench of Politics: Texas Congressional Candidate's Smelly Plan To Deter Sign Thieves | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
It's a regular complaint from candidates every election: Someone, most likely their wicked opponent, is stealing the candidate's signs from roads and yards. Jana Lynne Sanchez, the Democrat running to represent Texas’ 6th Congressional District, has come up with a plan to fight back. Her campaign ...
The Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Dallas | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
The most kid-friendly restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth, most equipped with playgrounds and plenty of booze for frazzled parents.
This Oak Cliff Husband and Wife's Barbecue Pop-Ups Have a Cult Following | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
Some people like to paint with watercolors, some do handstands on a yoga mat. Others might debate philosophy at a hipster coffee joint. For Brandon Mohon — outside of his 9-to-5 gig and raising his daughter with his wife — that creative outlet in his spare time is spent amid...
Activists Call Out Arlington PD After Cowboys Stadium Protest Arrests | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
Sunday night's protests before and during the Cowboys' home opener in Arlington against the Giants and the demonstrations' aftermath are like a Rorschach test for how one feels about the current state of policing in North Texas. If one is inclined to take the side of those protesting the recent...
Texas Attorney General Spokesman Mocks Kavanaugh Accusations on Social Media | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 18, 2018
Monday afternoon, the Republican Attorney Generals Association (RAGA) sent out a proud email, patting one their most prominent members on the back. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has a new op-ed out, you see, in which he tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times' audience all the things he's done to ...
Focus Daily News | September 18, 2018
On Tuesday, September 11, the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce held their annual “911 Evening of Remembrance” at the Hilton Garden Inn in Duncanville. This annual celebration was initially started by Steve Martin in 2002. Martin was in business in the community and felt that somebody should do so...
The 10 Best Concerts of the Week: Childish Gambino, Yo La Tengo and More | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
The weather's cooling off and the concerts are heating up this week. Eighties post-punk band Killing Joke kicks things off Monday night at Granada Theater, Andrew WK is sure to put on a great show Friday night at Trees and Childish Gambino plays American Airlines Center on Sunday. Killing JokeWith.....
It's Been a Good Couple of Weeks for Beto O'Rouke | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
Sen. Ted Cruz is still the favorite in his race for re-election. He's got plenty of cash on hand, has yet to trail his challenger, El Paso U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, in any publicly released poll and, according to the number-crunchers at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, has about a 66 percent...
10 Things Dallasites Love Complaining About | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
Everyone complains. Not only is it easy to complain, it’s also popular. Take a look at the comments section of literally anything on the internet and you’ll see groups of strangers complaining to one another. After they finish arguing over which complaint mattered the most, they log off to tell....
How One Man's Career Making B-Horror Movies Led to Sammy's Bar-B-Q | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
It had never been about brisket. Prior to 1992, the Prichard family business had everything to do with crab monsters, butcher-knife wielding slashers, or, in one case, murderous, rampaging tomatoes. It’s the same old story: Jim Prichard had spent three decades in the movie production and distribut...
K-Pop Boy Band BTS Visits and Enlivens Fort Worth for the First Time | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
If boy bands have taught us anything, it's that well-rehearsed choreography set to pop music will always attract hordes of frenzied teenagers dubbed as fans. Such was the case when Korean pop band BTS hit the stage Saturday at the Fort Worth Convention Center, the first of two consecutive sold-out.....
UNT Primed for Best Football Season Ever After Blowout Win in Arkansas | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
The University of North Texas football team had a chance Saturday to set the table for a season that could put the formerly moribund program on the national map for the first time in decades. All the Mean Green had to do, after starting their season 2-0 with wins over...
Nachos, Daiquiris and Boudin In One Place? Welcome to 3D Cantina | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
The combination of tacos, nachos and boudin might seem a little odd, but if you’re driving down Martin Luther King Boulevard near Fair Park, that’s exactly what you’re going to find at 3D Cantina & Daiquiri. And honestly, it's damn good. First, let’s talk about the name. The 3D stands...
Under the Knife: Q&A on Dallas Plastic Surgery Trends | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
Thinking about going under the knife or simply receiving some pokes with injectables? We sat down with two of Dallas’ busiest plastic surgeons to get the scoop on the latest Dallas trends. Dr. Michael Lee is affiliated with Park Cities Cosmetic Surgery, and you may recognize Dr. Mark Deuber from.....
After Years of Gains Thanks to Obamacare, Texas Uninsured Rate Ticks Up | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 17, 2018
After four straight years of Affordable Care Act-inspired gains, Texas' uninsured rate for adults took a step back in 2017, according to newly released numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. About 4.8 million Texas adults, 17.3 percent of the population, do not have health insurance, up from 4.5 milli...
Focus Daily News | September 17, 2018
Blake Shelton Performs At Billy Bob’s Texas on September 20 Blake Shelton will perform a FREE Pop Up Show at Billby Bob’s in Fort Worth this Thursday, September 20. Yes, its FREE. How do you get tickets? You can line up for wristbands starting at 10:00am on 9/20! Guests with wristbands c...
Focus Daily News | September 17, 2018
DALLAS—Attorney, author, teacher, pastor, and expert storyteller Mark Lanier recently spoke at Dallas Baptist University. Addressing the students at a weekly chapel service, he shared about what truly matters in life. “What really counts?” Lanier began. “Some people would say what really cou...
Focus Daily News | September 17, 2018
Texas Outdoor Writers Association will hold their second annual Fall Stampede Oct. 19-21 at Shaw’s Bend Social Club and the Brune family ranch outside Columbus, Texas. New this year: Four public shooting competitions—Long Range, Pistol, Sporting Clays, and Archery. Manufacturers will have a venu...
Focus Daily News | September 17, 2018
DESOTO—DeSoto Independent School District will host the Female Leadership Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6 at DeSoto High School located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto for young ladies in grades 5-12. The Female Leadership Forum is an empowerment initiative to encourage students to...
Focus Daily News | September 17, 2018
GLENN HEIGHTS — Earlier this year, during his annual State of the City Address, Glenn Heights Mayor Leon Tate announced he planned to step down from his seat at the end of 2018. By presstime, Tate has still not confirmed the plans he announced in April, but soon it turns out that he might not [...
Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 15, 2018
Friday If you love nonstop controlled skids and the smell of smoking rubber — endless clouds of it — and are so much more interested in variables such as angles, lines and style than speed that you don’t mind watching 1,400-horsepower muscle cars driving at speeds that would get them...
Ultimate Cocktail Experience Creates Four Pop-Up Bars With 40 Cocktails | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
Enjoy cocktails for a great cause on September 22 at the Ultimate Cocktail Experience.
Comedian Kevin McDonald Performs and Teaches This Weekend at Stomping Ground | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
It turns out it actually doesn't take long bouts of cocaine-fueled creativity or brainstorms produced by heavy-duty hallucinogens to come up with some great sketch comedy material — unless of course you count the first writing staff of Saturday Night Live. What it does take is creativity, num...
Texas State Board of Education Rewrites History. Stalin Would be Proud. | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
In 2010, the Texas State Board of Education voted to change history. Now, students, teachers and activists are trying to fix it. The board held a hearing Tuesday and a first reading of proposed revisions to the social studies curriculum standard on Wednesday, but the night ended in the board...
Conservative Willie Nelson Fans Are Apparently Unfamiliar With Willie Nelson | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
Willie Nelson is going to headline a free concert for U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke at Auditorium Shores in Austin on Sept. 29. It's an interesting headline — one that shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, given Nelson's history of support for marijuana legalization and his work for Farm...
Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Agree to Three Debates | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger for re-election, El Paso U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke will hold three debates over the six weeks-plus that remain in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election, their campaigns announced in dueling press releases late Friday afternoon. The first of the debates will be...
Check Out What Appears To Be Amber Guyger's Pinterest Account | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
In the hours and days between shooting Botham Jean and her name being made public, Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger appeared to scrub as much of her life as possible from the internet. By the time Guyger's name was widely known, she and her family had disappeared from Facebook, Twitter...
Southern Food In Carrollton? Ms. Mary's Southern Kitchen Is a Hidden Gem | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
Amidst the swarm of white-owned, white-run Southern restaurants in DFW, Ms. Mary's Kitchen in Carrollton is cooking-up authentic, real-deal Southern food from this black-owned restaurant that doesn't require driving south just for good cornbread.
Arlington Attempts to Get Cultured With The Brewing Arts Festival | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
Aldo Fritz was getting his master’s degree in real estate in 2012 when he first came to Arlington to attend the University of Texas. Like many other UTA grads, he didn't stick around once he got his degree, but zipped off for the bigger, brighter lights of Dallas, where for...
Music News: Iggy Azalea and Edie Brickell Highlight the New List of Shows | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 14, 2018
Are you ready for fall? The concert calendar appears to be, as most of the new announcements rolling in are centered on filling up the itineraries of the area's venues. However, this being Dallas and all, the heat is likely to stick around much longer than we would all like...
Focus Daily News | September 14, 2018
5th Annual Heart of Duncanville 5K Registration Open DUNCANVILLE—The Duncanville ISD Education Foundation is hosting the 5th Annual Heart of Duncanville 5K, a premier run/walk on Saturday, October 13, 2018. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Education Foundation who generates & d...
Focus Daily News | September 14, 2018
Lancaster Judge To Hear Animal Cruelty Case LANCASTER—This week, the SPCA of Texas, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Animal Services seized and the SPCA of Texas took custody of 19 allegedly cruelly treated dogs from a property in the 1000...
Focus Daily News | September 14, 2018
Screams 2018 Promises More Scares!!!! WAXAHACHIE—Screams is all new and completely transformed for 2018! Think you know Screams, then think again! The 23rd season of Screams will begin on Friday, September 28, 2018 with all five of its haunted houses completely redesigned and enhanced for the 2018...
Focus Daily News | September 14, 2018
GLENN HEIGHTS—Interstate 35 southbound has been shut down for about 30 minutes now due to a possible jumper near the Bear Creek exit. City officials have confirmed eye witness accounts. Police and Fire officials are on the scene. “Public safety teams have been deployed and have the situation...
Fine China's Sino-French Connection Cocktail Really Pushes It | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
One of the unique cocktail options at Fine China is the Sino-French Connection. It's a melange of brightly colored ingredients — dried lime, hibiscus, orange, grapefruit and sage — with a pour over of Takara Soju.
Vidorra Gives Deep Ellum a Mexican Food-Inspired Rooftop Patio Brunch | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
Vidorra might not earn rave reviews for its enchiladas, but that’s OK, because you’re not here for lunch or dinner. You’re here for brunch. And on that score, this Deep Ellum eatery offers hope. It’s run by the same folks as Stirr down the street, and the similarities are noticable...
Pop Culture Therapists Weigh In On Married At First Sight | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
On Tuesday night's episode of Married At First Sight, we saw the three Dallas couples enter the home stretch and try to really get into the groove of their relationship. Bobby and Danielle still aren't fighting. Mia and Tristan plan to move to Houston. And Amber and Dave simply cannot...
The Gloriously Lurid Mandy Knows Just What to Do With Nicolas Cage | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
Cosmatos delivers (as fans say) on the blood and guts, on cathartic slaughter, on the disreputable pleasure of watching a bereaved hero regard a new weapon and envision nasty uses for it
Anastacia Quinones Is Out at Cedars Social | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
On Valentine's Day, the Cedars Social — the long-suffering Cedars cocktail bar and restaurant — reopened as the Cedars Socíal under new management: Restaurateur Monica Greene, chef Anastacia Quinones and bar manager Leann Berry. It became a modern Mexican restaurant with a lunchtime taco b...
See Dirk Nowitzki and Other Celebs Play Tennis For $20 | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
Celebrities playing tennis in the name of a charity. For its third year, the Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic will be Sept. 15 at the Southern Methodist University Tennis Complex. The players included in this year’s Classic are Andy Roddick, 2003 U.S. Open champion; Tommy Haas, German AT...
Activists Shut Down City Council Meeting to Demand Police Review Board | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
Dallas civil rights activists united Wednesday afternoon at Dallas City Hall to call on the City Council to create a citizens' police review board with the power to subpoena and discipline officers. At a lunchtime press conference, organizers demanded that the city beef up its review board following...
15 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Gritznic Backyard Jam Music Festival | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
We told you about the Gritznic Backyard Jam back in June, but if you drank to forget every Dallas news item of the last few months, we got you. Now that the weekend is coming up and you’re trying to make impressive plans, here’s your reminder of why you should...
Canadian Band Sloan Likes To Play the Deep Cuts in the States | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, power pop maestros Sloan have never made a huge dent in America, but it seems the people who know Sloan adore them. Formed in 1991 with musical comparisons to Cheap Trick, Sonic Youth and Kiss, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, Jay Ferguson and Andrew Scott have...
Victory Park Has a New Dessert Spot: Popbar, Serving Gelato on a Stick | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
Victory Park continues its overhaul with the addition of a new concept that's now open: Popbar, "famous for its handcrafted gelato, sorbetto and yogurt served in a new way — on a stick," according to a press release. Located at 2420 Victory Park Lane, Popbar makes all its pops in-house daily,...
DFW's Saddest Bowl Game Inexplicably Survives | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | September 13, 2018
The post-season college football game formerly known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl and now, seriously, known as the Servpro First Responders Bowl, will live on at least two more years, the Dallas City Council made sure Wednesday with an 8-6 vote. As a result, two college football teams will...
Focus Daily News | September 13, 2018
Our Publisher Marlon Hanson provides some insight on how newsrooms and publishers once handled anonymous sources It has been many years since I was with a major newspaper (the New York Daily News 1970-1981 and the Dallas Times Herald 1981-1987), but given today’s remarkable Op Ed in the New Yo...
Focus Daily News | September 13, 2018
2018 Big Tex Choice Awards Winners Those of us who’ve been going to the State Fair of Texas every year since we were kids have favorite food stands that are mandatory stops for the first day of the fair. These include such popular items as Fletcher’s Corny Dogs; Belgian waffles, turkey legs or f...