Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Ivy Tavern Celebrates 5th Anniversary August 23-25

The Ivy Tavern is celebrating its 5-year anniversary the weekend of August 23-25 with a series of music and entertainment events. Friday, August 23 is a return to the 1980’s with DJ Jen Miller, starting at 9:00 PM, spinning all the best hits from this totally tubular decade. Prizes will be awarded at random for amazing outfits from the era so dress to impress in your best Polo shirt (collar flipped and double-layered, of course), shoulder pads, or anything neon and hair teased high. Whiskey Pants will take the stage Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 PM and entertain the crowd with their flawless vocal style and evocative melodic elements. This acoustic duo has a wide musical repertoire stemming from an array of influences. Kirk Tatom and Greg Beutel have been active in the Dallas music scene for years and have played for such bands as Deep Blue Something, Grand Street Cryers, and most recently, Evamore. Lastly, The Ivy Tavern’s weekend celebration will cap off with a Sunday FUNday on August 25 featuring the joyful Reggae sounds of Watusi, playing live from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Chefs For Farmers Food & Wine Festival Returns November 1-3

Chefs For Farmers, the premiere food and wine festival of Dallas, returns November 1-3 with an extensive chef, artisan and farmer lineup and many memorable experiences. In one mouth-watering, calorie-filled culinary festival, Chefs For Farmers celebrates rockstar chefs engaging with local farms for ongoing business. The festival highlights Dallas as an established food city that needs to be celebrated. The weekend attracts foodies of all ages (21+) with its “come as you are”, no-fuss, party with live music, DJs and plenty of engaging activities. The festival is a collection of the greatest and most talented in the Dallas culinary scene. Chefs For Farmers VIP lounge recently upgraded with this year’s theme being “The Fried Chicken & Champagne Campaign” presented by Thermador & Capital Distributing, hosted by Top Chef John Tesar and featuring additional Top Chef Bravo chefs. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

An Audio Walk Down Memory Lane with Jody Dean

Turn your radio on to KLUV 98.7 FM on Saturday nights and you’ll hear “Saturday Night Special With Jody Dean,” an all-request show that has been running from 7 to midnight Saturdays on KLUV. The legendary radio DJ likes to use the last hour of that time slot to air “Dusty Attics,” where Dean talks with Dallas-Fort Worth celebrities about songs that mean the most to them. Consider it an audio walk down memory lane. I had the BEST time with Jody recently going through the soundtrack of my life. If you missed the show live, you can listen (and watch) the show HERE.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Born To Make Art: Visual Learners May Be Especially Well-Suited for Creative Careers

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My son recently graduated from high school, so we are having a lot of conversations in our house right now about how to pick a college major and how to figure out what you want to be "when you grow up." How do you know what job will bring you joy and purpose - and still pay the bills? There are many reasons why a person might ultimately choose one career path over another. For some, it's about following in the footsteps of a respected parent or personal role model. For others, it's about stability and practicality. For still more people, it's about following their bliss and going where their innermost passions lead them. For instance, if you're someone who loves painting, drawing, or designing, it only makes sense that you'd be seriously considering a career in the arts. However, knowing an artist's life sounds like a possible fit for you is one thing. Being certain of it is another. If you're truly interested in whether you were born to be a professional artist, you should know that your learning style may be the proof you're looking for. Here's a closer look at how you can determine how you learn best, as well as identify the careers that are the best potential fits for you:

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ben Higgins to Host 'Bachelor Live on Stage' - and Dallas is on the Tour!

Today a press release hit my inbox that stated, "The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to Dallas to help you find love." Wheeeeee! Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan favorite Ben Higgins, The Bachelor Live on Stage will be at the Theatre at Grand Prairie on May 16, 2020 and fits an entire season of “Bachelor” drama into one evening, giving members of the audience the opportunity to find love in their own community, complete with a rose ceremony. Each stage show will introduce an eligible hometown bachelor to local ladies from the audience searching for a chance at love. And, for the first time ever, Bachelor Nation will have a say in the rose ceremony. Along with the audience, Ben will guide the bachelor in his journey to find love, from the first impression rose to group date challenges and the coveted one-on-ones. Watch it all unfold live on stage. If the leading lady accepts the final rose, the night could end with the start of a beautiful romance. The tour is the latest extension of the hit “Bachelor” franchise, which already includes “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” spin-offs, all produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. “The Bachelor” television series, heading into its 24th season on ABC, airs in 31 countries around the world.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 26 at 10am via AXS.com or by calling (888) 929-7849. For more information on The Bachelor Live on Stage, please visit bachelorliveonstage.com.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dallas Zoo Fundraiser Invites Supporters To Be Wild At Heart

Zoo To Do Event Chairs, Dawn and Steve Moore, unveil this
year's theme, Wild at Heart. (Photo: Thomas Garza)

On Thursday, June 13, supporters of the Dallas Zoo gathered for a private party at the Dallas Zoo’s Simmons Safari Base Camp where the details for this year’s exciting Zoo To Do fundraising event were revealed. Servers wandered through the crowd with bites, while guests enjoyed watching the elephants stroll through the Giants of the Savanna habitat and got up-close and personal with several of the Zoo’s residents including a Eurasian eagle owl, African crested porcupine, radiated tortoise, and a friendly pair of flamingos. Kevin Hanrahan, President of the Dallas Zoo’s Board of Directors, welcomed everyone and announced Dawn and Steve Moore as this year’s Event Chairs and their three children, Brett Moore, Blair Raggio, and Brooke Moore as the ZTD2 Co-Chairs. Hanrahan then introduced Darryl Griffin, Executive Vice President Advancement at the Dallas Zoo, who informed attendees that this is the 28th year of Zoo To Do which, for the past four years, has raised over one million dollars to support the Zoo’s mission of Creating a Better World for Animals. “With Dawn and Steve Moore volunteering to lead this year’s event, we are excited about all of the possibilities that this will unveil for us.” said Griffin, “We thank you for your efforts in support of our work to save animals from extinction. We care for more than 2,000 animals, representing over 400 species, more than half of which are part of AZA Species Survival Plans.”

Friday, June 21, 2019

KidneyTexas Transforms Lives With Annual Fundraiser

Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Luncheon & Style Show in an effort to raise money for designated beneficiaries and awareness for a disease that affects millions of people each year. Celebrating its 20th year, KidneyTexas, Inc. will host The Runway Report Transforming Lives 2019 Luncheon and Fashion Show on September 24 at Brook Hollow Country Club. Fashions will be featured in a runway presentation produced by Jan Strimple. In the preamble to the fashion show, supporters who have donated or received a kidney or who have made a large financial commitment to others living with or impacted by the disease share their personal stories and walk the runway. The purpose of KidneyTexas, Inc. is to provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, the search for a cure and prevention of kidney disease and other kindred or contributory diseases; and to develop more adequate provision for the care of persons suffering from such diseases. Debilitating kidney diseases impact approximately 20 million people in the United States today. Groups at high risk include African Americans, Hispanics, senior citizens and people with diabetes. In Texas , there are over 30,000 people on dialysis and 4,000 on a transplant list. The number of patients on dialysis is anticipated to double this decade. Since 1999, the dedicated volunteers of KidneyTexas, Inc. have worked in tandem with our generous underwriters to raise over $3.5 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease. Tickets start at $250. Visit www.kidneytexas.org for more information.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Celebrity Perspective with Ashley Berges wins Telly Award

Congrats to Ashley Berges who has won a bronze Telly Award for her original unscripted online series, "The Celebrity Perspective" which airs on Amazon Prime. Berges is a TV producer, syndicated radio talk show host of 'Live Your True Life Perspectives', therapist, life coach, author, and motivational speaker.

Ashley's show concept is dedicated to connecting the viewing audience with their favorite celebrities, these celebrities revealing true life adversities that they have overcome, and they share their hurts and triumphs. This format exposes that we're all dealing with similar life-issues and we can learn from one another. Mid-way through the show, Ashley hands the floor to the celebrity, where they can ask her anything they want. This segment demonstrates that Ashley is willing to take it, not just dish it.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

New Sultry Summer Cocktails From Truluck's

Truluck's has just debuted a new cocktail menu featuring TEN new cocktails to kick off the sultry Summer season. From fruity cocktails to mellow libations, this menu has something to tantalize the taste buds of everyone. Available in the Stone Crab Lounge and on the dinner menu served in the upstairs dining room, Truluck's uses the best possible ingredients and techniques to ensure that every drink served is an experience. Only fresh fruit and hand-squeezed citrus juices are used every day. They use premium spirits and pour all sodas and mixers from bottles. Enjoy Half-Price Cocktails, Featured Wines, and Selected Appetizers in the Stone Crab Lounge daily from 4:30-7:00 pm. To add to the experience, guests can also enjoy live entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 6:00 pm! Cheers!

Truluck's has two Dallas locations:
Uptown: 2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-220-2401 Southlake: 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX 76092, 817-912-0500

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Star-Studded Crowd Helps Raise $1.1 Million Raised at This Year's Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational

Pat and Emmitt Smith with Robin Roberts and partner, Amber Laign, at the 2019
Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Gala - Photo Marcy Meeks 

On Friday, May 3, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts hosted the 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational presented by title sponsor Healthcare Highways in celebration of ten years of service, philanthropy and positive community impact for Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities in North Texas. Guests began the evening, sponsored by Dee Lincoln Prime, at the Omni Frisco Hotel with a red-carpet arrival and cocktail hour sponsored by Brown-Foreman Herradura, followed by dinner sponsored by E Smith Advisors, and a live auction sponsored by Waste Management. Legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback and real estate icon Roger Staubach and his wife, Marianne, served as Honorary Chairs with Mahisha and John Dellinger serving as the 2019 Event Chairs. Each year, the highlight of the evening’s program is the designation of awards bestowed upon community leaders who are leveraging their platforms to support others.