Posted by You+Dallas | June 8th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
This show was filmed in June, 1965 at the Kiel Opera House in St Louis. Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show from the opera house that evening. The Rat Pack was playing Vegas, but visited.
Carson sang in public and Quincy Jones was there, conducting the Count Basie band; he is visible in the background.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | April 26th, 2013 at 3:43 pm
For the majority of my high school years I was under the impression I was too cool for prom, but I broke down senior year and decided “what the heck? I’ll go and see what all the fuss is about.” Well as it turned out, for my school’s prom anyways, the fuss was completely unwarranted. I thought it was going to be a night of just me and my fellow students getting into a big room and dancing the night away to a at least decent DJ while sipping punch and chowing down on hors d’oeuvres. What I got was lame Vegas themed evening where the place where you played fake black jack and roulette was bigger than the room where the dance floor was, the DJ wasn’t even decent and everyone seemed like they were already ready to be somewhere else as soon as they got there, pretty underwhelming.
The fact that my prom was not near the magical night I expected it to be makes me extra excited for the second annual Prom Squared event. Seriously, even if you did have an awesome prom experience when you were in high school, this one will be awesome-er! How can I make such a claim? Well first of this prom is a party for a cause that will be helping support Promise House and their ongoing efforts to “move teens in crisis to safety and success.” Plus you can ditch the old gymnasium decorated in streamers cliche, this prom will be taking place at the historic Kessler Theater. Bolsa Restaurant will be catering the event with their nom-worthy selections and this time no lame DJ! Actually no DJ at all at this prom, instead you get a live prom band in the form of Dallas’s own rising star and funky R&B front man Larry g(EE) and his band.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | March 12th, 2013 at 1:47 pm
For three decades now They Might Be Giants have been making wonderfully weird and nerdy rock music that will seriously make any day, good or bad, better. Just listen to songs like Istanbul or Birdhouse in your Soul and try not to smile. I bet you an ice cream sandwich you smiled, or at least chuckled. They’ve also successfully made some of the coolest kid’s music you’ll ever hear with albums like Here comes Science and Here comes the ABC’s which is basically the same They Might Be Giants sound only you learn about the periodic table of elements or what makes the sun shine while jammin’ out.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | March 7th, 2013 at 12:05 pm
It’s just as good as you think it would be.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | March 1st, 2013 at 3:09 pm
It wouldn’t officially be March without the largest Celtic gathering in the South: The North Texas Irish Festival. Held in Fair Park for over 30 years, the NTIF is held Friday March 1 to Sunday March 3 with everything from Scottish Clans to a Celtic Village, Deloreans to chalk artists.
Presented by the Southwest Celtic Music Association, the weekend’s performers include world famous bands and performers like Grand Dérangement, Patrick Ball, FullSet, The Elders, Arvel Bird, and many more true Irish and Celtic performs. Other stages will feature traditional Irish Step dancing from groups like The Fèis while professional chefs serve up traditional Irish cuisine as well as some familiar dishes with a new twist. Bring on the bangers and mash!
Posted by Caitlin Clark | February 22nd, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | 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 to 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.