Archive for February, 2013

All aboard the Dallas Brew Bus!

Posted by    |    February 28th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

logoIt’s no secret that Texans love beer and our love for craft beer is getting bigger and bigger. Give Texans any occasion, special or not, to get together with friends and a cooler full of beer will inevitably show up. These days it’s not uncommon to see these coolers stocked not only with Budweiser and Corona but also with local craft beers like Bombshell Blonde and Thirsty Goat Amber. Why? Because craft brewers put a lot of time, effort and love into making their beers unique and flavorful whichtaaapz2 has resulted in both creating a loyal fan base and the continuing growth of the North Texas brew community

Dallas is home to several of these craft breweries who work passionately to bring you beer that makes you lick your lips after every sip and go “dang, that beer is tasty!” But if you’re not yet familiar with the Dallas craft beer community let Dallas Brew Scene  enlighten you with their second Dallas Brew Bus on Saturday, March 23rd. This bus will take you on a fun (and informative) beer journey to three Dallas breweries, FireWheel, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Community Beer Co.

At each stop you’ll get to sample several of the brewery’s beers, learn how they’re made and meet the people who make them. There will also be snacks (whoo!) provided by LUCK and food trucks set up at each of the breweries just incase you need a little extra sustenance.

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Cameron Ernst’s Walking Dead Video Will Make You Smile

Posted by    |    February 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Remember the dashingly handsome artist behind the Love is Louder anthem who won a trip to the Grammy’s last year? That dashingly handsome gentleman is local musician, Cameron Ernst, and while he may not be looking as handsome or as dashing in this video (or in this picture), it is definitely worth a look.

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Ernst and his friend Mark recently entered the Walking Dead “Always One of a Kind” Fan Contest with this video entry. Each video entry must be 60 seconds or shorter and the winners receive a free trip to Los Angeles to meet the cast of The Walking Dead. Free stuff = good stuff.

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The Hand of Tex

Posted by    |    February 26th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Well this is interesting. What we have here folks is a brief video showing us the computer “sculpting” process of  Big Tex’s new hands. Since the state icon’s untimely demise last year the State Fair of Texas has been working tirelessly to restore the great greeter in time for the 2013 State Fair and felt this was the best way to let us know that everything is coming along just fine.

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Untapped Festival Update: partnership with Paste Magazine & three new festivals

Posted by    |    February 25th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

With the Untapped Festival about two months away, we knew there would be some updates for the highly anticipated union between Paste Untapped Festivalbands and beer. Not only have they released a list of local breweries that will be participating in the festival, they just announced their partnership with Paste Magazine. The union also produced three more Untapped festivals in Dallas (this summer), Nashville, and Atlanta.

Press Release 

February 25, 2013, Dallas, TX The following was published on Paste’s website this morning“Paste Media Group is proud to announce Paste Untapped, a series of music-and-beer festivals across the country, in partnership with Spune and The Common Table.

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The Oscars 2013: The 85th Annual Academy Awards

Posted by    |    February 25th, 2013 at 11:56 am

Courtesy of Google Images

Courtesy of Google Images

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 marked the celebration of the 85th Annual Academy Awards.  Following a very exciting year in film, this year’s Academy Awards was a show filled with comedy, dancing, music, and emotional acceptance speeches from some of Hollywood’s finest.  Oscar host Seth MacFarlane gave audiences a taste at his style of humor while targeting several Hollywood figures throughout the night, and as always, there were several expected award winners as well as a few surprises.

Below is a recap of last night’s winners:

Weekend To Do: Anything Goes at Winspear Opera House

Posted by    |    February 22nd, 2013 at 5:25 pm

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Watching Roundabout Theatre Company’s delightful (and a little bit saucy) production of Anything Goes at the Winspear Opera House last night reminded me why Thoroughly Modern Millie is my favorite musical. In fact, Anything Goes (first opened in 1934) is remarkably similar to the 2002 musical. There’s a good boy, a good girl, a caricature of a man with a very deep singing voice, an ambitious actress, an overtly sexual redhead, and (shockingly) two men of Asian decent.

Despite the major differences in their debut, the two musicals place an important emphasis on two things: the free-spirited, ambitious woman is the true star of the show (Reno in Anything Goes and Millie more obviously in Thoroughly Modern Millie) and neither takes themselves too seriously. Somehow everyone ends up happily ever after, despite ridiculous obstacles, and somehow, everyone ends up engaged.

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House of Blues Looks Forward to a “More Vibrant” Future

Posted by    |    February 22nd, 2013 at 4:45 pm

hob 20th anniversary Since the first House of Blues location opened its doors in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1992, the popular music venue has been a hub of truly exceptional blues, jazz, gospel, and roots-based rock and roll. It was founded by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi (wife of the late John), and Hard Rock Café co-founder Isaac Tigrett to be just that, as well as a home for original folk art and a source for quality, southern-inspired cuisine.

Since Live Nation acquired HOB in 2006, the two companies have been dedicated to giving back. In honor of the venue’s 20th anniversary, $1 from every concert ticket sold during the 20 month celebration will go towards “Action for the Arts,” a program that promotes cultural understanding and encourages creative expression. Additionally, in the spirit of the founding values of House of Blues, venues across the nation provided 20,000 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in 2012.

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Dallas’ Bean Named BMI’s “Pick of the Month”

Posted by    |    February 22nd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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Since shooting her first House of Blues show last summer, we’ve been prepared to expect big things from local artist, Bean. We saw an effervescence and a joy behind her music that would help her float effortlessly among the sea of pop hopefuls. And while she still has a ways to go before hitting T. Swift status, it’s been remarkable to watch her journey so far.

Her newest accomplishment: being named BMI’s “Pick of the Month” this February. She’ll perform tonight, February 22, 2013 at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. BMI’s “Pick of the Month” has been designed to showcase hand-picked, up-and-coming artists, exposing them to the music industry and the public through a top-notch venue and discounted admission.

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Fort Worth Music Festival 2013

Posted by    |    February 21st, 2013 at 4:51 pm

fwmusicfestHey! The Fort Worth Music Festival is coming up from May 18th to May 19th and this year it’s taking place at Panther Island Pavillion. That means not only will you get to enjoy live local music, art and culinary creations, you’ll also get to enjoy access to the Trinity River where  you can have fun fishing, tubing, kayaking or any other number of water activities while the festival goes on around you. Think how nice it would be to just drift around in a tube, eating BBQ while live music plays. A musical lineup hasn’t been announced yet but check back with us and we’ll be sure to have the updates as soon as they arrive.

Untapped Fest has Upped the Ante with Performances by Sarah Jaffe and TENNIS

Posted by    |    February 19th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Remember the great little party block party that was supposed to happen at Common Table but got so large that it had to move tountapped festival fort worth Trinity Groves last September? The Untapped Fest is back and has continued to evolve into a full-fledged cultural affair. It’s evolved so much in fact that the festival has moved to Fort Worth, to be held at Panther Island Pavilion on April 20.

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