Posts Tagged ‘dallas’

KLIF and the Kennedy Assassination

Posted by    |    November 22nd, 2012 at 12:35 pm

David Von Pein did a nice job of creating a place to house 3+ hours of audio footage from Dallas, Texas, radio station KLIF, beginning at 11:30 AM (CST) on Friday, November 22, 1963, one hour before U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in downtown Dallas.  You+Media’s headquarters is located in the old KLIF studios at 2130 Commerce, so we have a particular interest in this topic.

We linked to several of the files.  You can get the rest on You Tube.

Part One goes into some background on the general sentiment of Texans, where Kennedy was not as popular.  They talk about security and how a few weeks prior, Adlai Stevenson received a fairly rough reception in Dallas.

Part Six is part regular radio broadcasting and then the first bulletin comes across the wire at the 1:44 minute mark where they break into the regular broadcast to announce that three shots had been fired at the motorcade.  The next news brief comes at the 5:36 mark where they mention someone might be wounded and the motorcade has arrived at Parkland Hospital.  At the 8:41, Joe Long reports a Code 3 and they talk about a white male and the rifle.

Part Eight:  Joe Long at the 3:14 mark reports about the Texas Book Store Depository and how they have sealed off the building looking for a would-be Presidential assassin.  Gary De Laune comes on the air at the 5:35 and says that both had been “cut down”.  Joe Long says unconfirmed reports Governor Connally and President Kennedy were wounded.  Gordon McClendon, an iconic radio man, reports from the Trade Mart at the 9:54 mark.

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“Big Things Happen Here”: Dallas Announces New Branding and Marketing Campaign

Posted by    |    October 26th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Dallas Tagline Big Things Happen Here

Dallas’ first ever multimillion-dollar multimedia campaign will be announced at today’s annual meeting of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. The $5 million branding and marketing campaign will help Dallas rise in the ranks as a top convention destination city. The campaign took eight months to craft and used input from Dallas residents and Dallas-based marketing agency TracyLocke.  With millions in potential revenue for hotels, restaurants and taxi drivers at stake, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings believes the campaign “is not just about the hotel rooms. This is about creating, year after year,” a reason for visitors to come back.

The campaign was made possible this year when the creation of the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District was approved. It will last at least five years and will include 100-plus hotels within the city limits including the NYLO in South Dallas and the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Hotel owners agreed to be taxed to create the money pot used to boost marketing in the city. The tax, which hotels began collecting this summer, is paid by a 2 percent fee charged to hotel guest and is estimated to bring in up to $10 million a year. Philip Jones, chief executive of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, estimated the new Dallas branding campaign will cost up to $5 million.


“Dallas Double Take” at Fountain Place

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

This evening, the Omni Grand Opening Experience continued for a “Dallas Double Take” event at Fountain Plaza, presented by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Meeting planners walked the blue carpet up to the entrance of Fountain Plaza where they were greeted by members of the DCVB and led up to the 19th floor of the iconic Fountain Place building.

Inside, meeting planners sampled food from sponsors such as Stephan Pyles, Private Social and Marquee Grille. The planners chatted amongst themselves, drinks in hand, when a voice came overhead.

“I’d like to introduce Mr. Dallas himself, Mr. J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman.” (more…)

Bridging Downtown Dallas

Posted by    |    February 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am

You know that beautiful arched bridge that we have been admiring from afar, looming 400 feet above the Trinity River in downtown Dallas? That is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, and you’re invited to the events and activities being held to celebrate its opening this weekend, March 2-4.

The festivities kick off Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. and winding down at 11. Enjoy music by Lyle Lovett, the Street Corner Symphony and DJ Lucy Wrubel, who will be spinning bridge music all night. There will also be pedicabs, food vendors, celebrity chefs, and fireworks for the grand finale. Tickets for this event are $200.

On Saturday, the Trinity Commons Foundation invites the community to come out bright and early to start their day with the Trinity River Levee Run. It’s only $30 if you take advantage of preregistration. The run starts on the West Dallas side of the bridge, navigates through the Design District, and loops back. Check-in is at 7 a.m. (more…)

Dallas Farmers Market Announces 17th Annual Hoedown, A Tribute to Mama Ida Papert

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2011 at 6:00 am

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Slip on those cowboy boots because it’s time for the Dallas Farmers Market 17th Annual Hoedown. This year will be unlike the others not only because the Market will be celebrating its 70th anniversary, but it will also be a tribute to the founder of the Farmers Market, Mama Ida Papert, who passed away January 2011.

Texas classic rock band the Lil’ Blue Pills is set to perform along with auctions featuring local art, vacation packages, and more.

The event will take place at Fair Park, Food & Fiber Pavilion (1233 S. Washington Avenue Dallas, TX 75210) on Thursday, November 3.

The annual hoedown is hosted by Dallas Farmers Market Friends.

For more information about the event and ticket purchase click here.

McKinney Avenue Contemporary presents Pamela Henderson

Posted by    |    September 21st, 2011 at 12:16 pm

On September 22, visitors to Mercantile Coffee House will have an exclusive opportunity to view and interact with contemporary paintings in a non-traditional atmosphere. Mercantile Coffee House has teamed up with the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) as a part of their community outreach program. The partnership fosters up-and-coming talent with monthly exhibitions in an effort to cultivate contemporary artistic vision in downtown Dallas.


Dallas on the Future of the Downtown Tunnels System

Posted by    |    August 24th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Earlier this year we released our video on the Downtown Dallas Tunnels System, featuring Jack Gosnell’s narration regarding the past and present of the city’s underground heat-escape. Dallasites spend their work hours indoors and opt for the tunnels system as a means to go out for lunch, keeping their sweat glands in tact, leaving restaurant owners above ground to suffer from the lack of warm bodies roaming the streets. This week, Robert Wilonsky and the Dallas Morning News reported on the city’s future plans for the tunnels system and whether or not they will survive once the Downtown Dallas 360 plan is implemented. A decision has not yet been reached and could be a couple years away. For more information regarding the Downtown Tunnels, view the above video.

Crow Collection After Dark

Posted by    |    August 10th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The deeply religious in nature, sacred art form, also known as Tibetan art, dates back to the 11th century. But that doesn’t mean that this century doesn’t get to experience its compiled masterpieces influenced by different cultures across the globe.

The Crow Collection After Dark, Friday August 19, in The Arts Plaza of Downtown Dallas is hosting an evening exhibit of the Mystical Arts of Tibet. It will be a sight to see but will also have activities to partake in, such as making your own sand paintings, prayer flags, and Tibetan friendship scarves.


Dallas Mavericks Parade Through Downtown

Posted by    |    June 21st, 2011 at 10:37 am

Despite the scorcher on June 16, some 250,000 people showed up to support their Dallas Mavericks as they paraded down Victory Avenue in downtown Dallas in celebration of their NBA championship.  When I say paraded, I mean it literally.  The saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Well, let’s just say that this celebration was BIG.

With cars of different kinds and floats decorated to theme, the Mavs road down the street in style.  Cuban led the pack in a black mustang convertible, hoisting the gold trophy over his head. And without a doubt, Dirk Nowitzki was the center of attention with his loyal fans yelling “M-V-P!” as he passed by.


Get your green thumb on. Plant a tree!

Posted by    |    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:27 am

The temperature is warming and Spring is in the air. With your newfound green thumb, why not kick off the season of love by doing your part to help beautify Dallas?

This Saturday, March 26th at the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm, Dallasites will gather to plant trees from 8 a.m. to noon at Richland College. As TXU Energy joins hands with Texas Trees Foundation, volunteers will flock from all over the DFW metroplex and the numbers are expected to be upwards of 600 people.