Archive for May, 2011

Concerts in the Garden

Posted by    |    May 26th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I’m going to be at The Dallas Arboretum tonight seeing the Dallas-based Beatles cover band, A Hard Night’s Day, and hopefully watching my 1-year-old show off his dance moves. Will I see you there? They’ve got a great line-up of concerts this summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, including Brave Combo, Petty Theft and the Spazmatics! Pack a cooler, bring a blanket and chairs and enjoy the views from the lawn and the sounds of local favorites! Check out their website for a full list of dates and shows.

A Love Story

Posted by    |    May 16th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Meet East Dallas residents Austin Davenport & Christi Hockel – and experience a  love story unlike most.  Theirs is one of heart-warming inspiration.  Two people, two triumphant spirits…2,000 miles apart.

a letter to Lakewoodstock

Posted by    |    May 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Dear Lakewoodstock,

I’ve been anxiously awaiting your arrival. You’ve been marked in my calendar for months. And now…only one day stands in between you and me…and I can barely contain my excitement.

Why do I love you so?  Below are the reasons I think you’re tops.

1.  Sometimes, I get hungry. But I know at Lakewoodstock, the local vendors of Lakewood Village Shopping Center will be on hand with food and beverages to enjoy. And that, fun festival, is just plain yummy.

2.  Sometimes, I like to be sung to.  And there you are, dear festival, with live music all day from bands like The Electro-Magnetics, Homespun Remedies, The Sutcliffes, Hunter Hendrickson, Local Honey, Colin Boyd, Southbound Lane, Club Wood, Plowboy, Thin White Dukes, Tres Leches Trio, Darryl Lee Rush, Jackson Eli, Jim Suhler & Jason Elmore, Jill Allison Bryan, Doug Bryan, Rahim Quazi, Nick Chatum, and Jay Gummer.

3. Sometimes, I like to impress my family by taking them to do cool stuff.  You’ve got activities for both the young and the young-at-heart, like face-painting, puppet-making, shrinky dinks, a photo booth, laser tag, a bungee trampoline, a video arcade and a climbing wall…just to name a few. (more…)