Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Posted by    |    February 4th, 2014 at 12:39 pm


Mariah Carey Performs “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Posted by    |    December 5th, 2012 at 10:28 am

I like everything about this.

Big Tex in Flames This Morning – Texas Mourns the Loss of an Icon

Posted by    |    October 19th, 2012 at 11:11 am

big tex in flames

photo courtesy of Lynda Kingsley

Today we say farewell to one of Dallas’ favorite icons, Big Tex. The 60-year-old Texan went up in flames Friday morning at Fair Park due to what the fair’s vice president of marketing believes to be the result of an electrical short.

Tex’s hands are the only casualties of the fire that engulfed the 70-foot figure within 5 minutes. Big Tex has been the star of the State Fair of Texas since his first appearance in 1952.

The fairgrounds remain open but it will be a strange and solemn day indeed without a warm greeting from the tallest man in Dallas.

Video Coverage from KWTX


YouPlusMedia and the Big Freeze at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Posted by    |    May 23rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial takes place May 21 – May 27 where famous names like Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler will hit a golf ball or two. YouPlusMedia is hanging out at the prestigious and beautiful Colonial golf course in Fort Worth, Texas, and we brought the Big Freeze with us.  Sponsored by Cadillac and Supreme Golf, the Big Freeze and YouPlusMedia are located in the Cadillac Tent just off the 10th hole. We’ll be here taking 360-degree photos Wednesday May 23 to Sunday May 27 from 9am-4pm, so make sure to come take a break in the air conditioning and say cheese. Click here to see what your Big Freeze photo could look like.

The iPad Viewing Kiosk at the Big Freeze


Texas Black Film Festival This Week

Posted by    |    February 2nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Robert Townsend.  Lynn Whitfield.  Irma P. Hall.  These are just a few of the legendary actors who you might not recognize by name at first, but would recognize the second their face came on to the big screen. Right now, the Texas Black Film Festival is not only honoring these three (whose works include Eddie Murphy RAW, The Josephine Baker Story, and Soul Food,) but giving new filmmakers the chance to showcase their latest creation to hungry audiences.

Kicking off this past Wed. night, the sixth year of the festival brings short films, classic films, docu-series, feature-length, and educational screenings at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas.  If you’d like to be a part of this amazing event that runs until this Saturday, check out http://www.texasblackfilmfestival.com/.

You’ll find film dates, times, descriptions, and volunteer information.  Don’s miss the chance to honor black filmmakers and Texas talent this weekend!


House on Holiday Hill

Posted by    |    December 21st, 2011 at 6:00 am

WARNING: Flashing lights, and lots of them.

‘Tis the holiday season; the period for Christmas lights and inflatable yard décor. In this video, a Utah homeowner takes decorating to a whole new level with a musical light show…on a house. I’m thinking this person has too much free time on his or her hands. Timed perfectly to the song rhythm, this yard wins ‘Most Entrancing Of the Season’ with 45,000 lights brightening up the night all Christmas long.

Thanks to this video, I now feel like a total Christmas decoration slacker. Does lighting a Christmas-scented candle count?

Christmas Mobile Mobile

Posted by    |    December 20th, 2011 at 6:00 am

I don’t know about you, but when I get a new cell phone, the old one goes straight into a box in the back of my closet. I do not recycle them.  I do not donate them. To be completely honest, I doubt I’ve ever looked at them again.

However, this company had a rather creative idea for their old phones. Programmed to the tune of “Carol of the Bells,” this mobile chandelier greets guests waiting in the lobby of a London company.

To add another element of awesomeness to this invention, anyone can go online and create their own mobile jingle to play through the chandelier. All you need is a keyboard and a web browser.

Gaylord Texan Resort is Staycation Paradise

Posted by    |    December 19th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

There’s something so special about the Gaylord Texan Resort that it’s hard to sum up how this one magical place makes you feel.  If you’ve ever been in the Lone Star Atrium past the hotel lobby, you can attest to the awestruck wonder you feel the first time you see it.  After watching fun television segments with fabulous PR Director Martha Neibling on the “Lonestar Christmas” spectacular, my husband asked to stay there for his birthday weekend.  Truth be told, this was as much of a gift for me as it was for him!  Visiting the Texan is one thing; staying there is another.  When you hear people rave about the amazing hospitality and fun attractions, take note.  They aren’t just blowing smoke. (more…)

Is Dallas a Misunderstood City?

Posted by    |    December 5th, 2011 at 11:35 am

If you’re from Dallas, you know it’s a pretty cool place. Maybe you love the fact that you can afford a sweet apartment in a safe, classy area and you have enough of your paycheck left over to assemble a fashionable, semi-designer wardrobe. Ah, the price we (don’t) pay to live in a (topographically un-) beautiful city.

If you’re not from Dallas, you probably imagine “Big D” residents riding to work on horseback; their fluffy, big hair flying in the wind beneath a 10-gallon hat accompanied by a (large) matching belt buckle. In your mind, this person, without even uttering a word, has a thick, ‘southern’ accent.

If you live in Dallas, you know this image is merely a stereotype. You know that if horses were present downtown, they’d have to be confined to a tiny, PETA riot-worthy stable, or otherwise suffer the fate of our crazy, rambunctious driving habits. Maybe you’ve never even seen a horse in Dallas. Unless you take riding lessons or something; and even then, you probably have to drive out to a stable in Fort Worth.

Alas, this image is what the media perpetuates. But are we (we being the typical Dallasite) guilty of aiding this stereotype? (more…)

The Houses October Built – Review

Posted by    |    November 30th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

The Houses October BuiltI was invited to a documentary movie private screening in McKinney, Texas last Saturday Night. My first thought was, “Why McKinney, Texas?” In retrospect, it couldn’t have been shown in a better place.

On the invitation it listed an address of a beautiful large home within Aero Country East Airport. We parked in the field next door and there were cars that transported us across the runway to a large airplane hangar. As we entered, we could now see it has been transformed into a movie theater .

The guests ranged from young hip socialites to older professionals.

Fresh off their Grand Prize win at Shockfest Hollywood where they were asked to open for Eli Roth (Hostel & Inglorious Basterds), the filmmakers entered the room. Originally both from Plano now residing in Los Angeles, The Director and Producer, Bobby Roe and Zack Andrews, came to the front and thanked us for attending. They also made a couple special thanks to the cast members that were in the crowd.

Now to the feature presentation.

The film, “The Houses October Built” is a documentary that sheds light on what really goes on in Halloween Haunted Houses. Both the good and the downright demented. On their IMDb page, it mentions that, “In October 2011, over 30 million people will visit Halloween Haunted Houses.” That is a very large number if you ask me! But it’s factual, I checked. (more…)