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PAINTINGS WITH A PURPOSE MATISSE MARCH MADNESS

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MENDING BROKEN

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ere at BSCENE, we're so happy that it's finally starting to look and feel like spring across East Texas. It's a great time of year to get out and explore this wonderful area. As a matter of fact, BSCENE made the trip over to T. Blanco's in Longview for our March 2013 Cover Unveil, featuring hometown hero Trina Griffith. A few of us had never been to T. Blanco's before, but we had such a great time. Sadly, we were sad to hear that T. Blanco's recently suffered a fire and had to shut down for a bit to make repairs. But when they reopen, we will absolutely be going back! Spring in East Texas doesn't last that long, so we've got to take advantage of it while we can. Time seems to go by faster and faster: here at the office, at home watching my kids grow every day and all through life. It's important to get out there and enjoy life as it comes to you, because it goes by too fast... especially if you're having fun! Man, did we have a great time with this issue's

We always knew she'd be a success, but we never dreamed she would blossom into one of the most talked about musicians in the world in a few short years cover story. We always talk about how much there is to be proud of in East Texas, and No. 1 on that list is always the people. All you've got to do is look at a list of the world-renowned athletes, entertainers, doctors, performers, artists, business people and more to realize that East Texas offers a lot more than its fair share. Now, you can add one more name to that already-impressive list: Kacey Musgraves. We first met Kacey several years ago, when she was still a teenager opening up for other acts around the area while making her name. We always knew she'd be a success, but we never dreamed she would blossom into one of the most talked about musicians in the world in just a few short years. We're proud of East Texas’ people, and Kacey is a shining example of just how far we can go. We're already a third of the way into 2013, and

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I can't even believe it! There was spring break and so many incredible events all around East Texas that it's tough to even keep up! But this is BSCENE, so you know we're not going to miss a thing! This issue is packed full of events from across the area – featuring all the great occasions, from the business world to our amazing charity organizations. Our photographers logged a record number of miles on the roads and photos on their cameras. So be sure to check each event, because there's a great chance you'll find a photo of someone you know! We're so excited about this April issue because it gives us a chance to welcome the return of even better versions of our newest and best sections. The Arts is back with a bang this issue and features photographers, musicians and artists from all walks of local life. East Texas is blessed to have many artisans practicing their craft, and we're lucky to be able to enjoy it every day at venues across the area. It's a true showcase of talent. If you want to talk about a showcase, I can say that this issue's Style Section is one of my favorites, without a doubt. The spring weather, the new clothes, the amazing photos and the models Dana and Trey Hughey combined for spectacular and vibrant Style File shoot. The Style IQs are right on par too, featuring even more from the outstanding boutiques and stores of Tyler, Longview, Kilgore and places in between. The Cook Well Section features interesting new takes of everyone's favorite homestyle dish: mac and cheese. From southwestern spice to the elegant cordon bleu, culinary expert Leigh Vickery has just what you need to punch up this classic dish for spring. Really, you can flip to any page in BSCENE and find something interesting! From the events, to the stories to the advertisers, we have a hard time telling readers where to start first! But don't worry, you'll have a little bit of time before the next issue comes out. And don't forget, along with the magazine you can follow along with everything BSCENErelated through our website, BSCENEMAG. COM, BSCENE TV, Facebook and Twitter (@ BSCENEMAG). So until the next issue, we'll be hard at work and we can't wait for you to BSCENE! BSCENE

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o what do we know about April ... conventionally, I mean? “April showers bring May flowers” is what they say. Well, barring the fact that this is East Texas, the only thing truly predictable about the weather is how unpredictable it is on a day-to-day or even an hourly basis. But for whatever reason, we tend to get a lot of rain in during this month and it's followed up by the beautiful green leaves and the blooming flowers across East Texas. I hate it. Well, I don't “hate” it. But I genuinely prefer the opposite. I love a bright sunny day as much as the next guy. I'll take the afternoon and hit the golf course; or my girlfriend, Whitney, and I will take my dog to the park so he can drag us around the jogging trail for an hour. We have a

The rain offers a break from having to water my yard, and it seems to make things slow down just enough to give the appearance of a calm, easygoing day – and I don't really get many of those. great time doing all of this, and the blue skies and wispy clouds set a great mood. Yet in those April days where the sky turns to a series of grays, one more indistinguishable and dour than the one before, I get a little excited. I love the rain, and I always have. When I was younger, a rainy day where it wasn't 32 degrees meant I got to go into the woods behind our house and explore overflowing creek beds, old train tunnels and bridges in a rather “extreme” environment. I always loved playing sports in the rain, too. It sort of evened the playing field between me and the guys who were quicker. Speaking of sports, what adult didn't love playing football in the mud as a kid? That was the best! These days I'm not really as intrigued by exploring the woods around my place in Tyler, or trying to drag friends out of work-induced

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hibernation to play a game of “mud football.” However, I still really enjoy rainy days. I'll form a nice pile of pillows and blankets on the couch and settle in for a movie marathon or some late-season soccer matches. The rain offers a break from having to water my yard, and it seems to make things slow down just enough to give the appearance of a calm, easygoing day – and I don't really get many of those. Maybe it's not everyone's preference, but I like rainy days, and I know I'm not alone on that count. What's probably less popular is my opinion of May. Hooray for the sunshine and all that, but I don't like May flowers. Some of my thoughts on the subject were documented in the last issue of BSCENE. (Call in today for your back issue!) Apart from those qualms, I can have some pretty wicked allergies, and that May pollen is no good for people like me. When everything is dusted with a nice, thick coat of yellow death powder, my nose, eyes and throat mount an open and vicious rebellion on the rest of my body. I look like I've just watched every Nicholas Sparks movie back-to-back and then went to a funeral in the onion section of a farmer's market. It's miserable, and there's nothing I can do about it until it passes. I prefer my flowers in smaller doses (for example: my involvement with the Texas Rose Festival in the fall), than in one terrible sensory and allergic assault. So you can call me a curmudgeon if you want. I'll probably just make fun of you for using a word like “curmudgeon” after 1947. Then, I'll head back to my house to sleep in and watch the Liverpool match while it rains outside. I do love April.

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pring is the best time of year if you ask me. First, I love spring fashion. It's all about bright, fresh colors and the East Texas heat hasn't blasted the opportunity to wear cute blazers or jeans yet. Second, it's possibly the best time of year for outdoor events. The weather is mild and perfect. The 70 F days and slightly cooler nights lend themselves to enjoy the beauty of East Texas! There have been quite a few social functions on the radar lately. The Women's Symphony League welcomed patrons to the “The Grand Ball” annual gala. Harvey Hall was transformed into the picture of elegance in black and white for one evening. In10City, the dance band for the event, played awesome song mashups! The committee and chairmen Jennifer Hathaway-Dixon and Kristi Roberts should be commended for putting together a glamorous event!

THE Collective and Artistic Dance Concepts want to send a huge thank you to BSCENE for such an amazing article and a beautiful ad. We are so blessed and honored to have had such amazing talent write about us. Thank you BSCENE for your excellence in everything you do! You guys rock! BONNIE HOTMAN-PEHL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE COLLECTIVE

My husband John and I were so flattered to be asked to participate in the BSCENE Style File photo shoot. Your glam squad worked magic on two individuals whose picture taking experience is mostly limited to an annual holiday card photo op. The clothes that we modeled served as a reminder that we are so fortunate to have such fabulous boutiques at our finger tips right here in East Texas offering wardrobe options at all style and price points! It made me extremely proud of our Tyler and Longview businesses and want to shop local and encourage others to do so. Thanks for thinking of us... and I was also pleased to cross walking across the rooftops of downtown Tyler in five-inch heels off my bucket list! MARISSA MARTIN FEBRUARY 2013 STYLE FILE MODEL I just wanted to let you know that our experience with BSCENE magazine was great. This was our first time advertising in BSCENE Magazine and Baylee was very helpful in guiding me through the process of choosing the best ad layout for our business. We were thrilled with the result! Thank you and we look forward to working with you again!

If you live in or around Tyler, consider it your civic duty to visit the tr ail at least once. Now, lets talk spring events. Longview Cattle Barons' is one such event where the weather is typically beautiful and perfect. My friend Donna Blalock and the Cattle Barons' committee in Longview are so smart! They know why it's called “April showers” and that East Texas weather can be unpredictable. Not only have they had it at a covered venue the past few years, this year they are moving it indoors to Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center – just in case. The theme: “Urban Cowboy” is sure to be a great one! If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, there's still time before the ball on April 27. Tons more spring events for outdoor lovers in the area are on the horizon too! Tyler's Azalea and Spring Flower Trails play host to many locals and tourists each year. There are multiple events associated with the Azalea Trails from the Historic Home Tour to the Candlelight Tour, to the arts and craft fairs and even the Tyler Azalea 10K. If you live in or around Tyler, consider it your civic duty to visit the trail at least once. It's the perfect opportunity to get active outside with family and friends. Plus, you never know when you might see a BSCENE photographer out on the Trail! Until next event,

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THE MAGAZINE OF EAST TEXAS 903.509.4703 • info@h3-media.com BSCENEMAG.COM • BSCENETV.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BSCENETX TWITTER.COM/BSCENEMAG PRESIDENT / CEO Shawn Michael Haney VICE PRESIDENT Kelly Laine Haney ACCOUNTING Kelly Laine Haney ADVERTISING SALES Baylee Brown, David Carter, Sonya York EDITOR IN CHIEF William Knous SOCIAL EDITOR Holly Head CREATIVE TEAM Noel Martin, Lindsey Todd Morgan, Kim Jackson Wheeler EDITORIAL TEAM Holly Head, William Knous, Interns: Poonam Patel, Samuel McCurry CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sam L. Brown, Laura Krantz, Shane Payne, Dr. Aubrey D. Sharpe, Veronica Terres, Leigh Vickery PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Paul Anderson - Longview Convention & Visitors Bureau, Casey Jay Benson, Better Business Bureau, Heather Gatlin – Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Susan Guice, Susan Guthrie & The City of Tyler, Jason Hoffmeyer, Shanice Johnson, Lindale Chamber of Commerce, Longview Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Scott Lieberman, Alex M Photography, Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, Randy Phillips Photography, Matt Rubano, Aubry Roach, Brandy Smith, Bryan Stewart, Angel Sonnentag, Paige Weisgram, White Photography STYLE FILE Models: Dana & Trey Hughey Photography: Noel Martin Hair: Irene N. Jones - Beauty Bar Makeup: Holly Head Special Thanks: SPCA Of East Texas

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The Better Business Bureau of East Texas held a Morning Mixer in Longview at Jack’s A/C and Heating on February 26.

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NEWS / VIEWS / FACES What is “STREET SCENE”: glimpses of glitter, photos of friends, a few lines of life and laughter. Like a school's yearbook, Street Scene chronicles life in East Texas. You'll find businesses and others commemorating anniversaries. Celebrations and charities gloss these pages, accompanied by faces you know. Music, theater and other cultural events also make the scene.

Judges and supporters gathered at PATH on March 1, to decide which Girl Scout Troop was the winner of PATH’s Port-O-Potty decorating contest as part of their annual St. Potty’s Day toilet tissue drive.

Service First Mortgage welcomed members of the community to their ribbon cutting ceremony, held March 1, celebrating their opening of a new office.

Representatives from the Lindale Chamber of Commerce, Texas Rose Horse Park and the Super Ride XI: International Festival of the Equestrian Arts event put pen to paper on January 28, signifying the continuing relationship to keep the internationally recognized event in East Texas.

Tyler Open MRI recently joined the Tyler Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 8.

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Kevin L. Ferrior, Attorney at Law, held a ribbon cutting at it’s new location in Tyler, on February 7.

Motivated and successful women from across East Texas converged at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Center for the 15th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference on February 26.

The newly formed Association of Fundraising Professionals were inducted in the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Hollytree Country Club on March 5.

The Tyler Chamber welcomed a new member to the group with a ribbon cutting ceremony for McKinzie Chiropractic & Nutrition on March 1.


Local dignitaries delivered meals to area residents as part of Meals on Wheels Ministry's annual Mayors for Meals event on March 20.

Members and guests of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce met up to mix and mingle at the East Texas Food Bank on January 24, for the monthly installment of the Business After Hours event.

Steele's Feed & Seed hosted the 25th Annual Customer Appreciation Day at it's location in Troup, on March 16.

PATH hosted an open house at it’s location in Tyler on March 7.

Patrons and members of the Tyler Museum of Art enjoyed a sneak preview and wonderful reception for the show “Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935” on February 9.

Parent Services Center of Tyler celebrated the 25th anniversary of their founding at the Cascades club house on February 22.

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Friends, supporters and board members rallied together for the Camp Tyler Honors Campers Donor Reception at the home of Patty and Hub Coleman on January 31.

On March 7, Chick-fil-A donated 6,527 bowls of soup to the Salvation Army – one for each bowl of soup sold during the month of February at all three restaurants in Tyler.

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”As early on as I can remember, my vocal coaches told us to see or be or do something different when you get in front of the camera. Now, I'm trying to unlearn that. You're supposed to just be yourself. Through my whole life, it's been 'do and act and be' [a certain way], and now it's easy to see that's fake.” - Kacey Musgraves

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hose are the kinds of statements you're qualified to make after spending a decade in the music business, earning your way to television guest spots and top-selling music based on hard work and talent. That said, Kacey Musgraves promises she is just your average, run-of-the-mill 24-year-old young woman. But her claims are suspect. Most of us didn't have a record deal with one of the biggest labels in the country at 23, or a new album set to release in midMarch to undoubted critical fanfare. Even fewer have two songs at the top of the charts simultaneously: one as a writer, the other as a singer/songwriter Then, there are the multiple Academy of Country Music Award nominations to contend with. Musgraves is up for: Video of The Year, Newcomer of The Year, New Female Vocalist of The Year, and Female Vocalist of The Year; based almost entirely on the strength of her single, “Merry Go Round.” We're willing to wager those are not the type of activities most people fill their time with at 24. At this point, you probably know at least the basics of the Kacey Musgraves story. Brought up in East Texas – Golden, Mineola and Sulphur Springs, actually – she has been singing and writing since she was almost old enough to do it (she's also been exceptionally good at it ever since). On the Western Swing circuit she “did a lot of yodeling and wore a lot of fringe,” Musgraves remembered. She performed on the “Today Show,” at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and was on Season 5 of “Nashville Star” (and somehow didn't win). It's a nice story, without question, but things are different now. Kacey Musgraves is on the edge of something truly great. She's poised to make the transition from a fresh new talent, to an international country star. And like any star-about-to-be, she's standing at a gas station outside Indianapolis. “Things are little different for me now than the last time we talked,” she said, perched outside her bus on the way to another tour stop. “I'm not complaining about it, believe me, but the schedule is a lot fuller these days. When I look at it, it crosses my eyes sometimes!” Her current tour is with heavy hitters Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kenny Chesney. “It seems like there is something new every day that blows my mind … It's just crazy, more than I could ever ask for!” Sometimes, she sounds her age. In her music and in the way she speaks, there is an air of wonder and hope. Yet, it's always tempered with practicality. Sure, it's “crazy” to be on tour with Kenny Chesney and nominated for so many awards. Then again, she's been a constantly booked gig since before she could drive to her own shows. There's depth and real soul in her music. Maybe more than anything, Musgraves is someone coming up, stepping into that rarified music business air where you've got to walk red

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carpets and you rarely get to see your own dog. She may be 24, but she's been called an “old soul” since she was 12. “I don't have a problem with people saying that – I would hope they say it's in a newer way or has a fresh spin on it,” Musgraves said. “I feel like an old soul, if that means anything. My first car was a '67 mustang. I've always gravitated toward older styles and music. I'm influenced by older things, the late '60s and early '70s … I'm not sure [if country music] has anything to do with that, but I think (as a person) I'm into older things. If you look in my house, it's vintage furniture

“You have your whole life to write for your first record. You don‘t have that luxury the second time around,“ and clothes, but it's something I gravitate toward. Luckily, there is that 'old school thing' in country music, which some people don't like, but that really inspires me.” This old soul is now living in a new world, and a quick listen to her breakout single “Merry Go Round” is an auditory testament to it. Musgraves has recorded and released several independent albums, but “Same Trailer, Different Park” (now on Mercuryt Records) was her first foray into major label territory. Understandably, she approached the process with a mix of eagerness and trepidation. “Realistically, [the biggest difference from earlier albums was] the budget...” Musgraves admitted. “You hear horror stories about labels that come in and try to change what [artists] do immediately. That was something I was always wary of, but I've been really lucky in that they literally signed over a budget to me, let me take my time and trust my vision and my co-producers' visions. We really got to be who we wanted to be, say what we wanted to say, and make the sound we wanted to make. We took our time with it, and it was really fun. It's not something that was rushed, and it wasn't remotely shaped at all by an outside opinion.” Well, maybe it was a little bit rushed. Like many creatives, Musgraves thrives in the face of challenge and pressure. She admits to being a “last minute person, as far as things coming together sometimes.” So it's not a bombshell to find out that she was left with two newly finished songs to record, with a deadline looming 24 short hours away to turn in the finished album. “When I'm under the gun, sometimes the best results come out of that...” she said. “It was literally the last minute and I'm saying 'these have to go on the record!' We had one day to produce them both, when usually we'd have a few days to do it. But we had to do


everything – all the instruments, vocals – and make it right. There was no room for error, and there wasn't any.” Unsurprisingly, both songs made the final cut. If the single is any indicator (and her past attempts can be considered warm-ups), then her new album promises to be something special. It's an album where the songs span a few years of writing, figuring herself out. There are breakups and get-togethers, circles of friends changing and moving to a new state. There's a lot of living packed in those two years that shaped who she is right now. When Musgraves speaks about “Same Trailer, Different Park,” you can sense her confidence in its quality, as well as the pressure that's already looming for her follow-up. “You have your whole life to write for your first record. You don't have that luxury the second time around,” Musgraves acknowledged. “It's scary! You're having to 'beat yourself ’ – your skill. Anything you've proven the first time around you have to match or exceed. It's pressure you've put on yourself, which is even weirder.” That is surreal, but maybe not as much as being nominated for several of the most prestigious awards in country music before her album was even released (her album came out

March 19, weeks after the ACM nominations). Musgraves, for her part, was understandably astounded; even to be nominated in the Newcomer category. Because, as she said, she's really new. “I'm very thankful, grateful and very shocked,” Musgraves said. “Then, to be included in the other categories too – with women who have been professionally doing this way longer than I have – it's just, like, 'wow!' It makes me feel good, like I'm doing something right because it's my peers that are the ones putting me in that category; the people I work with and around.” But she's also afraid that things are happening too soon. “It's also scary because I want my career to last for a long time, and to be knocking so many things off my bucket list so early on is a little daunting. I want it to last. I like being the newbie: experiencing new things. But being a new artist only comes around once. I don't want that to go away.” But that's Kacey. She's so young, but she's been in the game longer than a lot of her peers. She's legitimately surprised and honored to be nominated, but still has the wherewithal to look beyond the hype of the moment. Her video for “Merry Go Round” is an superb example of this duality. The video’s footage was shot

almost exclusively on an iPhone, in a friend's kitchen. It's a couple of young people who said, “lets make a video,” and then pulled it off in a familiar but creative way. Now, it's up for Video Of The Year, and that's not lost on Musgraves, either. “I'm in a category with people who've spent thousands and thousands of dollars [on their videos]. It's interesting the way technology has watered down the music scene, because anyone can be a musician or be a photographer. But at the same time, you can use that in a positive way … It just shows how the times are changing.” The country music genre isn't really known for changing a whole lot with the times. There are familiar themes and cadences that are often repeated throughout its history; and that's a huge part of the appeal, quite frankly. It's a comfort, something familiar. But country music also allows artists and songwriters to fully inhabit an established world. Compared to electronic music or whatever incarnation of rock and roll genres are currently popular, there isn't as much pushing of the boundaries merely to sound different for difference's sake. It allows Kacey Musgraves to find her lane and get more comfortable in her own skin – to grow up. “Where I fit in doesn't really influence my decisions,” Musgraves explained. “I feel

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like I do what I do. I'm glad I'm not right on top of anybody else's … avenue. For awhile I was kind of frustrated because I felt like a lot of female artists really had two options: either be the 'burn your house down' woman or be the 'wilting flower,' and both are kind of annoying to me now. Why can't you sing about what's important to you or your environment or just being human? Why does it have to be either/ or? I tried to stay away from putting myself in situations writing songs where I was angry like that, because it doesn't inspire me. I'm not an angry person. Sure, I get upset like everyone else. I get sassy like everyone else – and there are moments like that on the record, in bits

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and pieces. But as a theme, I don't want to be the [harping] angry, Southern female. I just feel like it's been done. I feel that, more than anything, we're all in this together. We're all kids trying to act like adults trying to figure this stuff out. We're all screwing up...” So far, Musgraves might be trying hard to figure everything out, but she hasn't screwed up very much at all. She's accomplished an incredible amount, but she isn't ruthlessly compelled to chase success. Her music is written from inspiration when it strikes, and she isn't too lazy to get out of bed to jot down a particularly good lyric or melody. She loves to sing and perform, to play to a packed theater on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” but she thinks of herself as a songwriter, first. Perhaps most importantly, she doesn't have a checklist of childhood goals that she's killing herself to cross off one-by-one. She's got perspective. “I don't really have 'set goals,'” Musgraves said, without regret. “I feel like that can almost set you up for failure: if you go into things with these lofty expectations versus going into it without any. I just want to make good music, and music that makes people feel good. If you do that, I don't feel like you can really lose – and that will resonate with people anyway. I try not to really have [goals] like that in mind. I mean, winning Song of The Year would be [phenomenal], I wouldn't hate that,” she said, laughing. “But, mainly I think it's just experience, not accolades; getting to tour with Willie Nelson or Alison Krauss or Loretta

Lynn – people who I really look up to.” Musgraves never speaks too hurriedly. As the conversation winds down (she has to get back on the bus – she always has to get back on the bus) she does seem to slow down a little bit when asked if she is on her own track or just for the ride. “I'm just kind of holding on,” she said. “I'm trying to make each moment, live in each moment and appreciate each thing that's happening while really trying to do my best and be a good friend and member of my family. They've been there through it all and since day one. I will not let any success that may come my way get in the way of how I communicate … When people ask 'Where do you see yourself, what do you want to accomplish'... the honest answer is that, really, I just want to be happy. Whatever comes with that, who's to say? “I'd love to be able to tour and be successful and put out records that are respected and thought of highly in the songwriting world. But I'd rather be thought of as a great songwriter than a great singer. We'll see where it goes. I've always said if the artist thing goes away tomorrow, then I'd be really happy just writing songs and doing that for myself or other people. I feel like fewest expectations possible equals more happiness in the long run … but I wouldn't be mad if I won a few awards.” by William Knous

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ports evolve. All it takes is 5 minutes on YouTube to look up a basketball game from the 1950s and then watch LeBron James dunking from half-court to realize that the games we love grow and develop to become something new. Contribute it to equipment or skill. It could be the media or the public’s access to instruction or equipment. The reasons are a myriad, as are the variations and avenues of growth of the games we play. Perhaps the most basic of these athletic endeavors is running a race. That’s not to say running is simplistic – the training, strategy and skill involved is minute in detail and vast in scope. But, the idea of getting from point A to point B is positively generic when compared to the byzantine rulebook of something like football. Well, you can plant a big, wet, muddy kiss on them, because the days of a simple race are long gone. We now live in the time of competitions like the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and Zombie Dash. These are souped up, often weekend-long exercises in endurance, strength and just getting really, really dirty. They are getting more and more popular by the day. Certified trainer and owner of 360 Fitness, Michael Prince, has done these types of extreme races before and has no problem seeing and understanding their current rise in popularity. “They’re just a lot of fun,” Prince said. “It’s outdoors; it’s in the elements; it’s done in a teamwork environment. It’s like a big game that stresses overall fitness.” Prince explained that these races take the things you do in the gym, from functional training to pushups to running on the treadmill, and translates them to a real-world environment. “It’s not just about being able to bench press a certain amount of weight in the gym, but to take those movements and things

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you learn in the gym and apply them to active, total body movements in the real world. It’s a total-body workout turning strength, endurance and effort into a huge, life-size game.” That plays into a recurring theme among everyone we talked to about these races – the real world application. The fitness professionals we consulted all agreed that these extreme races appeal to a lot of the “weekend warriors” out there for that reason. It’s a common fact of life often glossed over in the fitness world but, even though everyone can work on being healthy, not everyone is an athlete. “For people who have and have not played sports, this is a venue that they can train for and go and feel like they’ve really accomplished something, athletically,” said XTC Owner and trainer Tony Cruz. “There is a skill to it, and it requires a lot of physical fitness, but they don’t have to learn something on a regular basis to be proficient at this. You don’t have to master the art of throwing a curveball or hitting a cross-court forehand. That stuff takes years of discipline. This way people can compete in an unconventional environment and have a great time. Plus, there are no tools or special equipment needed.” This side of extreme races is a huge appeal for the average person. We don’t all have the ability to go and play a game of football, the equipment B S C E N E M AG.COM


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to compete in a cross-country mountain bike race or the skill to play baseball. But, you can build strength, focus and confidence while working toward a goal. “It’s similar to participating in a confidence course, like many people have done on company retreats or at a camp,” said Prince. “You learn to work with a team of people, building spirit and helping one another to achieve. And, when you do those things in a real-world environment it’s that much more impactful … There’s a difference between doing a curl in the gym with a barbell (going through a defined set of planned, functional movements), and picking your body up and trying to throw it over a high wall. You can prepare your body for it, but there’s nothing like doing the real thing. And, that’s kind of the drive that pushes people along and encourages them to compete.” For people that compete in these races regularly, it’s a mixture of all these things that come together to create an environment of fun, relaxation and sport. When Cindy Brady took on her first Mud Run

chased through a town by flesh-eating monsters. But, it’s all voluntary and dependent on the race itself and the skill level of runners. You have the option of sitting out certain elements, and there’s always medics and assistants on hand. Those elements are where the races get their “extreme” moniker and what might turn off some people about taking part. However, our experts said that, within reason, these events aren’t dangerous. “They aren’t inherently dangerous, at all,” said Prince. “We just help people to train hard and prepare as much as you can for this sort of thing. If you want to make it to the finish line, get yourself ready for it.” Cruz agreed: “It’s just like any other sport: if you don’t train or prepare yourself at all, your likelihood of being injured will quickly increase.” But, as with any sort of physical exertion, workout or athletic event, one of the beneficial facets of these races is that it offers a goal. In physical fitness, goals are very important and the too-general idea of “getting in shape” can

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be tough to pin down, because it doesn’t really have a deadline. Our pros say that having something specific to work toward can be a huge help. And if that goal happens to include jumping over burning logs, climbing up a huge cargo net or being chased across the countryside by ravenous zombies, then that just makes the workout all the more fun. by William Knous wknous@bscenemag.com

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a couple of years back, it was a chance to put into practice what she’d been working on in a way that she’d never imagined. “I know I would never have done just a run,” Brady said. “I don’t want to do a marathon or a distance run or anything like that. But the cool thing about this is that you get dirty and you get to test your ability against other people, you climb and jump. There’s fire, barbed wire... elements you’d never get a chance to encounter running on a track at a high school.” Leading up to it, Brady said she and her friends were working out so hard at their gym, gaining strength and endurance but they were thinking, “What are we going to do with this? What do we have to show for our work?” The Mud Run offered them a chance to have fun doing something athletic while taking a great road trip with friends. “It’s this great thing where we travel to Houston or Dallas or Austin and get to have a work out, have fun, take a trip and come back with a great story,” said Brady. “Basically, anywhere I can find one, I sign up for it. Then, there are the crazy elements that we look forward to that add a whole new dimension to the experience; things like running and jumping off a box car into a pool of water – that one I wasn’t so crazy about.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg, because there are as many inventive elements and obstacles as there are races themselves. If you can think it up, it’s probably appeared in a course before. There are high walls to climb over, ice-filled ponds to swing over, barbed wire to crawl under, wood ladders to ascend and mud slides to descend. You might swim or jump over burning logs. You might have to run through electrified wires. In the Zombie run, you will literally be

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DOCTOR LUKE SOCIETY AWARDS / 2.15.13

The Bethesda Health Clinic held it’s Annual Doctor Luke Society Awards ceremony at Willowbrook Country Club in Tyler on February 15. This years’ honorees were oncologist Dr. Arielle Lee and retired pediatrician Dr. William Starling. The award recognizes individuals whose tireless efforts, in their personal and private lives, reflect the patron Saint Luke’s spirit and who give excellent service and care.

DIANE THOMASON, DRS. GRACE & JOHN ENGLISH

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FO OD THE MISSING LINK TO REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS As April kicks off, that means it is almost halfway into 2013. I don't know anyone that doesn't have some type of fitness goal for the year, whether it is for swimsuit season or general health. So let's revisit your goals for 2013. Are you any closer to your desired results? Many that are still sticking to their fitness resolutions are enjoying results. Congrats! You actually put it into action! However, I bet many of you still want to get in shape or you want to get healthy. You decided to join the hottest new gym in town so you have chosen XTC Fitness and Sports. You met with the Sales Team led by Rick Range, and they set you up with a great deal to join the gym. While talking to them you decided to hire one of the amazing Personal Trainers on staff, like myself, or you chose to take one of the 69 Group X weekly classes. Perhaps one or several months have passed and you are working so hard and it's frustrating you're not getting the results you hoped for. Now what? You come to me and ask what the problem is, so I ask you a series of questions. They always start like this: “What did you eat today?� At XTC, we know that nutrition is key to health and fitness. We supply you with many opportunities through nutrition consultations. We also have an amazing smoothie bar with many selections including shakes for all goals, protein bars and a variety of flavored green teas to boost your


metabolism. For the person on the go, we also offer our meal delivery program: just warm it up and eat! As a nutrition coach and trainer, I listen to people's daily regimen and tell them what I think the problem might be. For some, it's as simple as: they are eating "bad" foods. (Let's be honest, usually you know if you are eating the wrong things.) Fast food, sugary foods, fried foods and so on... does this sound familiar? However for others, eating a healthy diet may not be so obvious. You tell me you eat healthy but the weight isn't coming off. You still can't see the abs, or your legs are still too flabby. Most people think that to lose weight it's all about portion control, which isn't necessarily true. It may be that you should be consuming 1,800 calories a day and you're only eating 900. Some people think, “Well, that will keep me skinny,” but skinny doesn't mean fit or healthy. Some may even call you “skinnyfat.” When you drive your car, you make sure you have gas, right? It's the same thing with your body. Food is necessary to get your body moving and to function properly. The questions we really need ask are “Am I eating enough,” and “Am I eating the right things?”

The key is: figuring out your calories; which depends on age, weight and goals. There are several tools online or apps available one can use to figure this out, or you can speak to a nutrition expert. After you calculate your daily calories, they can be applied to a meal plan. When scheduling meal plans, I get clients to work up to eating five to six times a day, or every three hours. This helps keep your metabolism high, this in turn burns calories, which then burns fat. I know what you're thinking, “I can't eat that much during the day.” Yes, you can! At first it may be hard to get used to. Once you force yourself through breakfast and a mid-morning meal, your metabolism increases, and it becomes easier. Your stomach will be letting you know on-theclock that it's time to eat again! Also, when you eat clean foods (meaning more organic and less processed foods), you will see even better results. There will be a definite difference in your inches and weight once you get this routine in gear. We have listed a sample meal plan to give an idea what yours should look like. This is just a small sample, and the amount of calories will vary depending on your goal. It may be necessary to tweak the plan a little. The more into working out you get, the more specific you can get with the diet. But at first, keep it simple and take this information as a step in the right direction. By Sam L. Brown

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MATISSE MARCH MADNESS / 3.16.13

East Texas CARES hosted the eighth annual Matisse March Madness at The Market At The Crossing on March 16. The event brings artists and buyers together to help the families in East Texas suffering from HIV/AIDS as well as HIV/AIDS prevention. Event Co-Chairs, Anwar Khalifa and Rabbi Neal Katz, delighted guests with music provided by the George Faber Combo and food by Bernard and Zaza’s.

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KIM MORRIS, ADRIENNE HAMPTON

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COVER UNVEIL / T. BLANCO’S / 2.28.13

The BSCENE crew traveled to T. Blanco’s Mexican Café for its first ever cover unveil in Longview on February 28. Guests sampled the delicious hors d’oeuvres, T. Blanco’s famous margaritas and moved their feet to the grooving beats of DJ Funktion Authority. Roller derby squad, The East Texas Bombers joined the party and Real estate guru, Trina Griffith, made the cover, capping off our March issue featuring the best places to live in East Texas.

JACKIE BOWES, CATHY & DR. PHIL HAWNER, TRINA GRIFFITH

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CATHY HARTLEY, DAVID CARTER, BRITNEE RUTLAND

MONICA ORCHARD, DAVID FLYNN, ADRIANA FERNANDEZ, LINDSEY MANLEY

"My mother always encouraged me to be the best I can be and to just strive for anything I wanted to strive for and that I could do it!" -Trina Griffith, REALTOR, Summers Realty

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Rhinoplasty is a surgery that reshapes the nose and sometimes also addresses a deviated septum. Elective or cosmetic rhinoplasty is a procedure that can change to proportions of the nose in relation to other facial structures, leading to improved facial harmony and balance. Rhinoplasty surgery can change the width of the nose, reshape the nasal tip, reduce nasal humps that appear in profile or correct nasal depressions. It is a common misconception that the nose can be made to look like someone else’s nose and patients frequently bring in photos of celebrity noses as examples of what they would like the nose to look like after surgery. Rhinoplasty can modify a patient’s own structures, but it cannot morph them into someone else’s anatomy. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and is usually an outpatient day surgery. The nose will be swollen for several weeks after surgery and it can take up to one year to see the final result. Complications are rare but could include poor scarring, septal perforation and contour irregularities. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure. Another minor surgery may be necessary to reach the intended aesthetic goal.

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HISTORIC TYLER CANDLELIGHT PARTY / 3.15.13

Historic Tyler launched their annual Homes Tour and other slate of events for 2013 with the Candlelight Party on March 15, at the home of Mo and Doug McSwane. The event featured delicious light hors d’oeuvres, tempting cocktails, beautiful live music and a wonderfull and inviting atmosphere at one of the grandest and most beautiful historic homes to grace the Tyler area.

JOHN MUSSELMAN, TRICIA & STEVE WIGGS

DEBBIE & DR. STEVE KEUER

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name Over a year ago, I looked in the mirror and wasn’t happy with what I saw. I was larger than ever and decided it was time for a change. I decided to join a gym to make exercise the solution to my weight problem. I officially became a member of 360° Fitness and now I absolutely love it here. It’s like the classic television show, “Cheers." Sometimes you want to go, “Where everybody knows your name.” I fell in love with weight training and cardio in 360° H.E.A.T., a program that combines a variety of exercise types so your body never gets used to a routine. I’ve since learned that my absolute favorite way to work out is with a group. It helps

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to keep me accountable, makes us all push ourselves, and we have a blast training together. Going to the gym gives me energy and confidence in all areas of my life! I’ve lost 37 lbs., kept it off for over a year and it feels great! I want to be a positive example of health to my little girls (who already know how to do a perfect push-up, by the way). If you want to make a positive change in your life: Find what you love to do: whether it is strength training, group workouts, cardio, or personal training, and do it! Just start something and I promise you, you’ll get addicted, too.

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ANNETTE & RICHARD CAMPBELL

This year, the American Heart Association Tyler Heart Ball dubbed “A Louisiana Saturday Night,” was held at Villa di Felicitá in Tyler on February 23. The annual event chaired by Janis Kings, benefits the American Heart Association. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet, a live and silent auction and the highlight of the evening, the performance by multi-platinum recording artist Sammy Kershaw. Honorees for the evening were Keith Ingram and surivors Ashley and Benjamin Brown.

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DINING GUIDE

BREAKERS

A SEAFOOD JOINT

ITS CRAWFISH SEASON AT BREAKERS. COME IN AND GRAB A POUND OF FRESH, LIVE, LOUISIANA CRAWFISH PILED HIGH WITH CORN AND POTATOES.

5106 Old Bullard Road • Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.534.0161 www.breakerstyler.com • Hours of Operation: MON – WED 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. THURS – SAT 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., SUN 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

CHEZ BAZAN

FRENCH BAKERY & CAFÉ This second generation, family-owned/operated bakery is much more than a great place to share a simply delicious pastry and gourmet coffee. Chez Bazan offers stellar catering services and truly innovative cake and pastry design to accompany their unparalleled bakery and café. This spring, when making your wedding plans, come see us first! Our wedding cake designs are completely fabulous. Remember to “like” us on Facebook!

5930 Old Bullard Rd • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.561.9644 • chezbazan.com Café Hours: 11a.m. – 2p.m. M-S Bakery Hours: 7a.m. – 6p.m. M-F, 8a.m. – 4p.m. S, Closed Sundays

CHICK-FIL-A EAT MORE CHICKEN

Looking to eat better in the New Year? Try out the Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken and Fruit Salad! Slices of grilled chicken breast on a fresh blend of Romaine and Iceberg lettuce surrounded by shredded red cabbage, carrots a subtle blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses and a refreshing variety of fruit – fresh strawberry slices red grapes, red and green apple pieces and mandarin orange segments. Chick-fil-A Chargrilled and Fruit salad contains only 220 calories. We support healthy appetites! 5716 South Broadway Tyler, TX • 903.534.4692 3830 Troup Hwy Tyler, TX • 903.561.2324

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RUSTY TACO

TACOS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY! We are here for all of your Taco needs! Whether you are craving mouthwatering brisket tacos or looking for a breakfast taco to start your day, we have it all! Rusty Taco offers a simple menu of tasty and authentic tacos prepared fresh every day, using many of the cooking techniques found in Mexican kitchens. The food is served quickly in a unique and fun atmosphere. Also, remember us for all of your catering needs! Locally owned and operated!

1714 S. Beckham • Tyler, TX 903.596.8225 7922 S. Broadway • Tyler, TX 903.939.3000 3312 N. 4th St. • Longview, TX 903.663.2940

JULIAN’S ASIAN RESTAURANT

FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOD & COCKTAILS “So Fresh, So Lite and Still SO GOOD”

We have something for every style of foodie (Noun 1. Foodie – a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink) “Step Out of Tyler and Into Julian’s”

Don’t forget WE CATER!

KITCHENS

HARDWARE & DELI & KITCHENS STEAKHOUSE The picture was taken by one of our customers and sent out on Facebook along with the following quote; “ Wow, the Steerbutt with bleu cheese butter, medium rare, is exceptional. The blackberry cobbler with ice cream is outstanding as well.” (Steve Ameen, Holly Lake Ranch, Texas). Come in and see why we are impressing customers like this from all over East Texas. Bring your favorite adult beverage and enjoy great food and live music every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. Let us surprise you. Reservations are encouraged.

119 East Broad Street Mineola, Texas 903.569.2664 BS CENEMAG.CO M

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CORK

FOOD & DRINK Enjoy modern Euro-Asian cuisine, from our famous Shrimp Mezcal & Lamb Chops to the market-fresh Sushi & Seafood Cork Food & Drink is a unique casual dining restaurant with an extensive wine list, live music, hand-crafted cocktails & fabulous dining! Open for LUNCH & DINNER, & BRUNCH on Sundays!  We also cater. We are located in the Times Square Shopping Center! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. corktyler.com 5201 S. Broadway Ave Ste 162 • 903.363.9197 

Villa Montez LATIN CUISINE

Spend your spring with Villa Montez! Choose from a menu of the finest, freshest ingredients prepared with care and skill by Executive Chef Carlos Villapudua. Or work with our expert staff to create a catering feast that will ensure your spring soiree is a smashing success. We offer multiple venues and innumerable menu options for your private or company gathering this season. Book now and dine in one of Tyler’s most beautiful settings, both indoors and out – Villa Montez won BSCENE’s Best Of 2012 Readers’ Choice Best Patio award. We mix the magic and glamour of Old Tyler with a progressive, flavor-filled, adventurous menu and a spectacular wine list. 3324 Old Henderson Highway • Tyler 903.592.9696 • http://villamontez.com Menu starting at $7.99

RIBMASTERS

THE MASTERS OF BARBECUE Ribmasters has some of the finest, award-winning ribs in the country. We’ve got some of the best smoked turkey in all of East Texas, and our pulled pork, sausage and smoky, tender brisket are out of this world! And, of course, you already know that Ribmasters has amazing barbecue, delicious sides and desserts. Stop in and see us for lunch or supper... You’ll be glad you did.

312 N. Houston Bullard, TX • 903.894.5016 9502 FM 773 Murchison, TX • 903.469.3001 803 Hwy 110 Whitehouse, TX • 903.839.0530

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The ULTIMATE comfort food Ask any adult what food he or she enjoyed most as a child – and still craves now – and you’ll probably hear “macaroni and cheese” somewhere high on the list. Ask any kid (even the picky eaters) what they are willing to eat, and yes, the beloved mac and cheese rises to the top again. It’s rare to find a person who doesn’t like noodles smothered in a creamy cheese sauce! Unlike hot dogs or peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese is one of the most versatile, kid-friendly meals that can be dressed up into something gourmet. If you change the shape of the pasta or add a few special ingredients, then you’ve got a “grown-up” meal without too much effort at all. In these recipes, the shape of the pasta is merely a suggestion. As long as the pasta complements the ingredients, different shapes are another way to keep the dish interesting. If you want to use a different shape, or use up something already in your pantry, go right ahead! Our Southwestern Macaroni and Cheese adds hints of jalapeños and pepper jack cheese, and you can even add chicken to make it a one-dish dinner. Ham and Swiss is a perfect combination in so many dishes, and we knew it would be a winner tossed with pasta and cream in our Macaroni and Cheese Cordon Bleu. However, we haven’t forgotten about those of you looking for healthier choices in your diet. You will enjoy our Whole-Wheat Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli. HINT: When cooking the pasta, it’s important to use a very large pot with plenty of water to give the pasta space to move. Generously salt the water with at least 2 Tbs. of salt after it comes to a boil, so the salt will dissolve quickly and not damage your pots. It’s also easy to prepare the pasta ahead of time. by Leigh Vickery

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Southwestern Macaroni & Cheese (SERVES 4-6)

1 tsp. kosher salt 1 pound corkscrew pasta (suggested), cooked according to package directions 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 cup finely diced green bell pepper ¼ cup finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers (stems and seeds removed) 3 cups heavy cream 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (optional) Salt and black pepper to taste • Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Then add the butter, onions, bell peppers and jalapeños. Sauté until it's softened (about 5 minutes.) Add the heavy cream. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to medium. Simmer until cream is reduced slightly (about 3 minutes.) Add the cheese and chicken. Stir well and cook over medium-high heat until cheese has melted and mixture thickens (about 3 minutes.) Season with salt and pepper. • Stir sauce into cooked-and-drained pasta. Place over medium heat and simmer for 2 minutes.


Macaroni & Cheese Cordon Bleu (SERVES 4-6) 1 pound spiral pasta (suggested), cooked according to package directions 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 1 ½ cups thinly sliced mushrooms ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 cup prosciutto (cut into thin strips) 3 cups heavy cream 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

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cream. Bring to a boil, stirring to scrape any browned bits from the pan. Lower the heat to medium, and simmer 3 more minutes. Add the Swiss cheese. Stir well, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese has melted and the mixture thickens (about 3 minutes.) • Stir sauce into cooked-and-drained pasta. Place over medium heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes to thicken and allow pasta to absorb flavors, stirring occasionally.

• Place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Then add the butter and mushrooms. Season with salt and black pepper. Sauté over high heat until the mushrooms brown (about 5 minutes.) Add the prosciutto and sauté (2 more minutes.) Lower the heat to medium-high and add the

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Whole Wheat Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

12 oz. whole-wheat elbow macaroni 12 oz. fresh broccoli florets 1 Tbs. unsalted butter 1 Tbs. olive oil 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 2 cups skim milk 1 cup fat-free chicken broth 2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese Salt and fresh pepper to taste 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs • Cook pasta and broccoli together in a large pot of salted water.  Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large, heavy skillet, heat butter and olive oil together. Add onion and cook over low heat about 2 minutes,  add flour and cook another minute, or until the flour is golden and well combined. Add the milk and chicken broth and whisk until it comes to a boil; cook about 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes smooth and thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Once the sauce has thickened,  remove from heat,  add the  cheese and mix well until the it's melted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and broccoli and mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray on top. • Bake for 15-20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to brown breadcrumbs.


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T. BLANCO'S

TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD Tired of the cold weather? Come out to T. Blanco’s and enjoy a sizzling plate of hot fajitas! Whether you are craving traditional Mexican food, hamburgers, salads or seafood, you are sure to find something to soothe your hunger. Come try our Mojo Seasoned Grilled Shrimp, Margarita Chicken Salad, Sunset Fajitas, or one of our many other delicious Mexican plates. We have an excellent selection of beer, wine, and drinks including frozen Crown® and Coke and Margaritas. Every day we offer a different lunch special and Saturday is Fajita-Rita day. If you are planning a spring wedding, call now, we have a variety of catering packages available as well as a party room for rent. Come out to T. Blanco’s for a dining experience like no other. T. Blanco’s is a private club with memberships available. 1045 Gardiner Mitchell Pkwy, Lakeport, Texas 903.643.0100 • www.tblancos.com Mon – Thu: 11:00 – 8:00 • Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 9:00 • Sun: CLOSED

YAMATO

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR ONE FREE KID’S MEAL ON SUNDAY! (WITH PURCHASE OF TWO ADULT HIBACHI DINNER ENTREES)

2210 WSW Loop 323 • Tyler 903.534.1888 • www.yamatotexas.com Find us on Facebook!

ZAZA’S

MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE Craving a taste of Northern Italy? Then Zaza’s is the place for you to satisfy your appetite with a modern twist on fine Italian cuisine. The extensive Northern Italian menu includes steaks, roasted chicken, stuffed quail, salads, a large variety of pastas, and freshly made handtossed pizza. Having more than 5,000 square feet, Zaza’s provides both a small and a large private room for all kinds of parties and gettogethers. With quality food and great service, Zaza’s is sure to make you an offer you shouldn’t refuse!

The Ridge Shopping Center 6899 Oak Hills Boulevard Tyler, TX 75703 903.617.6050 BS CENEMAG.CO M

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TASTING ROOM

Spring In

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Spring is here, so it's time to head outside and enjoy a cold brew! For your next outdoor event, barbecue or patio session; check out these craft beers from Chicago's Goose Island Beer Company by way of R&K Distributors.

Summertime

A Kölsch beer brewed in the traditional German fashion, you’ll find yourself enjoying and savoring each sip of this perfect summer session ale.

312

Inspired by the city of Chicago and densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that's immensely refreshing.

Honker's Ale

Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer.

IPA

This throwback brew is highly hopped to preserve a distinct taste. The result: a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle and long hop finish.

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SMASHBURGER SMASH.SIZZLE.SAVOR

Smashburger was born to satisfy the modern burger lover by offering the best cooked-to-order burger you have ever tasted and all the good things that go with it. Where smash means we literally smash 100 percent Angus beef at a high temperature to sear in all the juicy burger goodness, and our seasoning blend and fresh toppings take our burgers over the top. Where sizzle means the service is friendly and fast – a place that values your time. Where savor means a place that is modern and cool where you can sit back and enjoy a better burger that doesn’t break the bank. Smash.Sizzle.Savor 3314 Troup Hwy Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.526.7982 3080 N. Eastman Rd., Ste. 115 • Longview, TX 75605 • 903.663.2319 7484 S. Broadway Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.534.3719

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EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY COME FOR THE TEXAS CUISINE, SPIRITS & LIVE MUSIC…STAY FOR A UNIQUELY SOUTHERN GOOD TIME.

TRY OUR NEW MENU ITEMS PRIME RIB STUFFED JALAPENOS THE POBLANO WEDGE SALAD BURGER TEXICAIN CHILAQUILES ATUN LAGO SHRIMP FISH TACOS CHILI-LIME CHICKEN LOST PINE SALMON OPEN FACE POBLANO 18 OUNCE “BROOKS CUT” RIBEYE CHICKEN, SHRIMP & TENDERLOIN FAJITAS

LADIES’ NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 9:00 P.M. ACOUSTIC MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY AT 7:00 P.M.

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PREMIUM QUALITY • COMMITTED SERVICE

Distributors, Inc.

CELEBRATING

50 YEARS

IN EAST TEXAS 1963 - 2013

R&K DISTRIBUTORS HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTING BEVERAGES TO EAST TEXANS SINCE 1963 Founded in 1963 by Rose and Kenneth Kirkpatrick, R&K Distributors has been a family owned operation for 50 years. With branch locations in Longview and Nacogdoches, R&K covers an area that spans 18 counties throughout the East Texas region. The company’s portfolio includes products from five different breweries, including the exclusive rights to the Anheuser Busch brands. For 50 years, R&K has committed itself to the highest standards of service to retailers, providing quality products to the consumer and supporting the communities in which is does business. Search for: R&K Distributors (LOOK FOR THE LOGO)

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SERVING UP A TASTE OF TYLER!

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yler has been a-tastin’ the “Taste of Tyler” for 29 years and there’s no end in sight. This year’s event was a milestone for this longstanding Tyler tradition and the brain child of the East Texas Restaurant Association. It marks the retirement of the legendary founder of the event, Jerry Bower, from the East Texas Restaurant Association board and the passing of the torch to Bob Westbrook, Association President, to take the event to new levels of success. Bower says, “It’s time for new blood and ideas,” and Westbrook counters, “We are standing on Jerry’s shoulders and 29 years of achievement.” In any case, exciting things are certainly in store for the Taste of Tyler. The event kicked off at the reception with Bob Westbrook presenting Jerry Bower a plaque honoring him “for 29 years of service to this event and the restaurant industry and brutal honesty.” Mr. Bower is oneof-a-kind, and a very respected professional. He’s not going away, just laying back a little. This year’s extravaganza boasted 28 specially-invited restaurants, quality musical entertainment groups in each of the three tasting areas and a plethora of vendors for beer, wine and the East Texas Food Coalition’s local, food-related artisans and farmers markets. Every effort was made to maximize the diversity of menus and restaurants. The mix was super, and they spared nothing to make the respective booths appealing and inventive. While the stated theme of the event was “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” the functioning thought behind all the planning was “Buy Local,” said Westbrook. With that in mind, our good friend, Pierre DeWet, sponsored the beautiful Kiepersol Estates Winery booth at center stage of the large hall for tasting his outstanding locally grown and prepared “products of the vine.” A highlight of the show is the voting for “The Best of The Taste of Tyler.” The ballots have all been counted, and the results are in. The best dessert went to Sadler's pies. And yes, Rob’s Momma still makes them at Sadler's Kitchen, and they are hands-down the best in East Texas! The best entrée was over-thetop for Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q's ribs. Those of us who are regular attenders of “the Taste” know to run straight for Nick’s “lip smackin'” pork ribs. They go quick! The best decorated booth went to Oliveto Italian Bistro, which was superbly done BS CENEMAG.CO M

in every detail, including their delightful staff. The “Man” wandered from booth to booth with BSCENE photographer Bryan Stewart, tasting and sipping the entire night through. Every restaurant and vendor deserves an honorable mention! But, three hors d'oeuvres especially caught our attention for taste and execution. Villa Montez Latin Kitchen served a beautiful tastebud teaser of grilled salmon over pesto rice. Donna Brook’s Lago del Pino offered its one-of-a-kind macaroni and cheese that is full of flavor and comfort. The “Man��� could eat a truck load! They also laid out their “you can’t find anywhere else” meatloaf meatballs. Then, our special lady, Kamla Utz of Jake’s Tyler, decked out stunningly in red and black, displayed for our enjoyment a delectable taste of seafood chowder with salmon, halibut, shrimp and scallops in a cream sauce with bacon and potatoes. Just too good! The entire affair was a great and well done party. Just what the “Man” likes. This being the third year of the partnership of the East Texas Restaurant Association and the Tyler “Sunrise” Rotary for the Taste, what can the future hold? For one thing, bigger and more fun Tastes of Tyler. And hold on to your seats, when Westbrook was asked about the future, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, “Could there be a wine and food festival in our future?” Hmmm… by Dr. Aubrey Sharpe

“EVERY RESTAURANT AND VENDOR DESERVES AN HONORABLE MENTION!” - DR. AUBREY SHARPE

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WING STOP THE WING EXPERTS

Wingstop is not fast food; our wings are made with care and served up piping hot. Every order is made fresh when you order it; nothing sits under a heat lamp. In addition to hot fresh wings our sides are homemade. Fresh Cut Seasoned Fries are cut daily in every restaurant from Idaho Potatoes. If you haven’t tried any of our sides you are missing out! Nine Special Wing Sauces Original Hot, Cajun, Mild, Atomic, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Teriyaki, Louisiana Rub and Hawaiian. Locally owned and operated. Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – Midnight Phone ahead or order online at wingstop.com. Proudly Serving Tyler and Longview Wingstop. The Wing Experts.

TCBY

AT TCBY, IT’S YOUR LIFE. YOUR YOGURT. YOUR WAY Come try our 16 exciting flavors! We offer four types of yogurt that include 98 percent Fat Free, Non-Fat, No Sugar Added/Non Fat, and a nondairy/nonfat sorbet. We have over 35 different toppings that are sure to please even the most choosy of eaters.  Sprinkle on a few toppings or pile them high – at TCBY, it’s Your life. Your yogurt. Your way. T-Shirts now available at both locations. We have a variety of colors and styles to choose from, so stop by and grab your favorite one! Locally Owned and Operated! tcby.com 4754 S. Broadway • 903.561.4955 1690 S. Beckham • 903.747.3437

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What makes Jersey Mike’s so terrific? The secret’s in the sub! We start with the highest quality meats and cheeses. Add onions, lettuce, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices. Even our bread is baked fresh daily, right in each store. But what really sets us apart is that each and every sandwich is made fresh to order. Meats and cheeses are sliced fresh for each sandwich, and piled high on the in-store baked bread right before the eyes of the customers. Just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike’s almost 50 years ago! Locally Owned and Operated! 1690 S. Beckham • 903.747.3437 4754 S. Broadway • 903.561.4955 3312 N. 4th • 903.663.3362 2199 Gilmer Rd. • 903.297.4962

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grass HER: French Connection tee, Kensie lace shorts, Spinout; Echo hat, Mary V's by Shelby; Oakley sunglasses, Cavender's; Vaneli “Eudosis” cork wedges, Bridgette's Shoe Collection; Pandora watch, Metalsmiths disc earrings, ring and bangle; Rick Murphey the Jeweler. HIM: Ted Baker shirt, Peter Millar shorts, Hush Puppies “Leo” suede sneakers, Eyebobs “Huge Hefner” sunglasses, Harley's; Seiko Divers' watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler.


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HER: Charlotte tank, Krazy Larry pants, Morgan Abbigail; Versace headscarf, Mary V's by Shelby; Oakley Aviators, Cavender's; Ivanka Trump “Haiden” wedges, Bridgette's Shoe Collection; Philip Gavriel bracelets, Metalsmiths hammered hoops, Citizen Eco ceramic watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler. HIM: Minerals tee, Gran Sasso scarf, 7 For All Mankind pants, Thomas Dean espadrilles, Harley's; Seiko sports watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler.


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HER: Elizabeth McKay dress, Mary V's by Shelby; My Delicious Shoes “Jones” heels, Apricot Lane; Apricot Lane fashion sunglasses; Mastaloni pearls, ring and necklace, Citizen MOP watch; Rick Murphey the Jeweler. HIM: Hartford shirt, LBM sports coat, Altea pocket square, Hartford shorts, Brighton Belt, Hush Puppies “Leo” suede sneakers, Harley's; Citizen Blue Angels watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler. DOGS: Harry Barker collars, Spinout.

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STYLE FILE HER: Blue Pepper blouse, Simisue cami, Umgee lace shorts, Steele's Seed & Feed; Pura L贸pez wedges, Bridgette's Shoe Collection; Citizen MOP watch, yellow gold hoops, citrine ring, Rick Murphey the Jeweler. Models: Dana & Trey Hughey Dogs: Onyx (front), Honey, C.J. (back) Photography: Noel Martin Hair: Irene N. Jones - Beauty Bar BSCENE No. 64Holly Makeup: Head

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Embroidery

Ethnic print top by JoyJoy, $95. Chartreuse pull-on pants by Krazy Larry, $110.

Orange dress with blue embroidery by Jade, $120.

White top with blue embroidery by Jade, $110. Cobalt, straight-leg pants by Mesmerize, $99.

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Ikat scarf by Two’s Co., $22

Enamel bangle bracelet by Two’s Co., $22.50

Glass stone Earrings, handmade by local artist, $30


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MINED

DENIM denim look

Get spring’s denim on and make it your own with great

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GET THE LOOK: RETRO Joaia Retro sunglasses $12, fashion hoop earrings $14, Velvet Heart chambray shirt $48, Apricot Lane. Simi Sue cami $17, Cello skinny jeans $30, Jomax pumps $52, Crystal Spur. Vintage print scarf for hair.

GET THE LOOK: BOHO Pink Pewter headband $20, Good Work(s) wrap bracelet $16, Miss Me ankle skinny jeans, That Girl’s Boutique. Beaded earrings $12, Joaia aviators $12, ChiQle denim shirt $64, Tribal belt $44, Liliana boots $54, Apricot Lane. Simi Sue cami $17, Crystal Spur. Model: Torrie Maae

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HEALTHY HAIR& FABULOUS STYLE

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THE BETTER THE HAIR, THE BETTER YOU FEEL

BY VERONICA TERRES

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ike a lot of women, I would rather have somebody else’s hair than my own. My very fine, stick-straight hair has always made getting ready quite a challenge. In the dead of summer’s 100-plus temperatures, my hair fights to withstand any feeble attempts at adding volume by teasing, upside-down blow-drying or Velcro rolling my strands. It’s all done in vein after the hold seemingly melts away after just 30 short minutes. In winter, I walk around looking like I just stuck my finger in an electrical socket. But, too frustrated to fight the static attack, I let my tresses float loose. My friends with curly locks don’t seem to feel my pain, as they are often battling the opposite ends of vthe game. Because I accepted defeat, I never felt it necessary to invest in any kind of quality hair products. Usually, whatever hair products are on sale in the grocery store aisle are what end up in my cart. But I really

had an “ah-ha” moment when hair stylist Jeffrey Ward at All Doll’d Up, explained that investing in good hair products is just like investing in good skin care: it’s about trying to achieve overall health, strength and quality. Not to mention, Ward explained “the better your hair looks, the better you feel,” and introduced me to the luxury product hairline of Oribe (pronounced Or-bay). With award-winning products that are a celeb favorite, this line may be the answer for those struggling with their tresses. For me though, the proof is in the pudding. So, Jeffrey took time to try the line on my hair and to show how quality products can hold up to even the most stubborn locks. “Product is the most important thing in styling your hair,” he explained. “You won’t be able to achieve styling without good product.” What he recommends and what actually held the 1940s modern-day curl hairstyle he did on me, are the following:

INVESTING IN GOOD HAIR PRODUCTS IS JUST LIKE INVESTING IN GOOD SKIN CARE: IT’S ABOUT TRYING TO ACHIEVE OVERALL HEALTH, STRENGTH AND QUALITY. ULTRA RICH SHAMPOO A little goes a long way with this shampoo. The extra-gentle shampoo was chosen for my color-treated, fine hair and has no parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride. Because it’s free of those ingredients, it doesn’t create a big lather; but a little goes a long way. CONDITIONER FOR MAGNIFICENT VOLUME This body-building, gel/cream moisturizer is the perfect treatment for my limp locks giving them lift and ease in combing and styling hair.

VOLUMISTA A volumizing mist, like Volumista Mist for Volume, amps up the fullness of hair, especially for those with fine hair. It gives natural body and brilliant shine. THERMAL PROTECTANT Jeffrey explained that a volumizing product and thermal protectant go together like salt and pepper – you need a little bit of both. A thermal protectant like Oribe’s Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray smooths and strengthens hair, providing

softness for a more workable style. It also repairs split ends, nourishes, softens and strengthens the hair, explains the Oribe website, and gives the hair healthy body and shine. Simply spray on damp hair from mid-shaft to ends, then dry section by section to blow out even straighter hair. For those who are in love with their own product line (or if you haven’t discovered one yet); consult with your hair stylist for products to help achieve healthier, stronger, hair. They can also recommend products to create and hold any style.

CRÈME FOR STYLE Like a foundation for hair, this product should be added to the perimeter of the hairline (or the weakest hair area) after towel drying hair. Its technology helps unruly hair or a defiant part by retraining the direction it falls. Jeffrey explained, “It’s for the client that says, ‘I’d love to do a different part, but my hair just won’t go that way.’” Apply this from the hairline to mid-shaft. GEL SERUM When applied wet, this volumizing product acts like a serum: giving a stronger hold. When applied dry, it acts like a gel: giving hold without stiffness. “Using something like a gel serum is what’s going to create memory; like using a round brush to create body without dropping curl from hair,” Ward explained. Apply Gel Serum from mid-shaft of the hair to the ends.

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arm blankets, crackling fires, and hot chocolate create a cozy home during the harsh winter months, but once that cold wind turns to warm breezes, it’s time to do a little spring cleaning and spring decorating. “By this time, Easter is coming. You want to put away everything that feels heavy and hard,” says designer Ronda Blalock of Larry Lott Interiors in the Bergfeld Shopping Center.

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“Instead, opt for decorations that feel airy and fresh – like linen flapping on a clothesline in a soft breeze under a golden sun.” Shedding those cozy items means carefully cleaning and storing them, while bringing in objects that mimic all the beauty outside. Here are just a few ideas to make inexpensive changes that will have big impact.

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Finally, one of the long-awaited joys of spring is the bouquet of fresh aromas. Blalock says people often forget to think about the power of scents when decorating, which can create a complete experience within a space. Spring fragrances include crisp linen, green grass, orchard items like apples and pears, and light florals. Choose candles for their colors, as well as their fragrance. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with rose all year round,” Blalock adds.


Linens And Spring Address all the textiles in your home, which can make a big difference in its “feel.” Carefully put away those heavy throws, wool pillow covers, and chunky duvet covers until fall. Instead, think clean and crisp. Choose linens and cottons in cool, pastel colors or blues, corals and aquas that mimic the ocean. Patterned pillow covers should have floral designs or beach themes as well, to add to that feeling of being outdoors. To take it a step further, remove heavy drapes designed to block the cold and replace them with sheers that will dance in the breeze and allow sun to light the room. You can also take up rugs designed to keep feet warm on wood or tile floors and bring in a scattering of sisal or cotton striped area rugs. "In the spring, people also want to recover their outdoor furniture," said Texture owner LeRae Musslewhite. "We will use colorful pillows and new covering. Inside the home people love having slipcovers made. Those will make things feel light, fresh and airy. Plus, that's not a 'forever' commitment like reupholstering something. You can switch them seasonally and they look great!"

Arrangements That "Ahh" Start by taking advantage of what Mother Nature has to offer to freshen up your rooms. Replace heavier floral arrangements with light, airy designs that bring the best of spring from the outside indoors.

Liven the Loo Don’t forget about your bathroom, one of the most-used rooms of the house. To add a little extra spring to your routine, make use of items that stay on your counter every day. Blalock suggests pouring colorful handsoap into a clear cruet or storing mouthwash in a clear wine bottle to carry the beach theme into the bathroom. Also, put away heavier hand towels, and opt for fresh, simple linens. Add a white wicker stool or give a spring nod to your shower curtain by replacing it with a lighter color or floral design.

This can also include bringing other natural items inside and grouping them together by type or color, such as fruits, seeds, petals, shells, or even smooth stones that remind you of a stroll through the garden. Place them in baskets, glass vases or clear, footed hurricanes for a unique look that takes advantage of natural colors and textures to create atmosphere.

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“Bring in bright florals, strictly blooms, and place them in clear, glass vases,” says Blalock, adding not to make it look to formal or fussy. “You want it to look like you just went outside and cut them.”

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March 1, Chairmen Kristi C. Roberts and Jennifer Hathaway-Dixon welcomed patrons to The Women’s Symphony League of Tyler’s black tie affair themed, The Grand Ball, at Harvey Hall in Tyler. The night honored the Junior Symphony League Class of 2013 and offered a sleek, high-end evening of elegance with all black and white decor. Guests were able to test their luck with casino games and a silent auction. A delicious, candlelight dinner was catered by FRESH, and In10City provided the evening's entertainment. Patrons also had the opportunity to purchase a Ramsey Fritz Jewels Treasure box filled with merchandise and gift certificates for only $75, with one lucky buyer winning a gentlemen’s Philip Stein watch valued at $2,200!

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CHRIS GIBSON, DR. ASHLEY & JOHN FELDMAN

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The Longview chapter of Habitat for Humanity held it’s annual “Raisin’ the Roof” fund-raiser at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview on February 19. All proceeds raised from the event go toward the first home the chapter will build for 2013. Guests enjoyed great food, live music and the chance to enter this year’s raffle including a $2,200 Galatea pendant necklace, and a fournight, five-day stay (for six) in Park City, Utah, worth $3,600.

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JASON STONE, ROBYN HABA, LAJUAN HOLLIS, KENNETH TRAVIS, BLAKE WEBBER, MICHELLE MILLER, DENNY GALVEZ, HEATHER KELLEY

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ochelle Rodriguez has a great eye. Not that kind of eye, though I’m sure her husband and daughter would say hers are lovely. Rodriguez has a discerning and indelible eye for fashion and what is truly beautiful, and she’s parlayed that vision into a successful and exceptional fashion operation. Rodriguez credits Tyler as her hometown after moving here at age 9 and attending school in East Texas through her time as a Rangerette at Kilgore College. After a lifetime spent dancing, she moved on to The University of North Texas in Denton and danced for the Dallas Mavericks. Then, it was dance that took her to Los Angeles after college, where she worked as professional dancer in a number of shows and performances, including a USO tour across the world. Luckily for those who now love her clothing designs, it was her love of dance that led her to the fashion industry. “I’ve always had a love of fashion, ever since I was very little,” Rodriguez admitted. “I noticed the dance world, at least in L.A., was becoming almost a fashion show. I was spending more time making my outfits for auditions and planning what to wear than I was thinking about the actual dance. So, I spent a lot of time creating and designing and I found a love for it. I decided to throw away my dancing shoes and went back to school for two and a half years at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.” Studying fashion and design in Los Angeles was a perfect fit for Rodriguez, who already developed her sense of style. “When I was young, I played dress up,” she laughed. “I would put on all the costume jewelry in my grandma’s closet, and I’ve always loved the ‘Old Hollywood’ type of style.” While in school, Rodriguez completed internships with several large fashion manufacturing companies to learn the heart and soul of the business. “I learned very early on that it was not design,” she said ruefully. “It’s 10 percent design and 90 percent everything else – the factory, the sewing, the pattern making.” After her internships but while still in school, Rodriguez was hired to run design and production with a company called Pretty Punk that manufactured Swarovski Crystal-studded, distressed T-shirts. “I learned a ton there,” Rodriguez recalled. “The owner was young, only a few years older than me; and it was an inspiration to jump, so to speak. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit … so I didn’t think twice about starting my own line. In hindsight, I probably should have worked with someone for quite a bit longer,” she laughed. In 2007, Rodriguez partnered with a friend to get things started – and what a first year it was! Her sales rep got her line in over 60 stores, all the way from L.A. to Atlanta and Dallas. “We were doing very well,” Rodriguez said. “Then, the economy went down in 2008 and [my label] was too new to sustain the business. Boutiques were closing all over, credit cards were being declined.” It was decision time for Rodriguez: sink or swim. In order to keep things going, she decided to move back to Texas after eight years in LA. “It was a transition, that is for sure,” remembered Rodriguez. “I moved in with my mom for a few months; and it was a tough time, without doubt. After starting that way, I’ve spent the last four years to put the pieces back together.” But it turns out that coming back to Texas couldn’t have been a bigger blessing. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Rodriguez said, imbued with confidence. “It gave me a chance to rebuild slowly. Like any artist, I was able to really work on my craft,

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figure out my style and figure out ‘my girl.’ I wanted to figure out who I wanted to be in this big sea of fashion. There are tons of designers, and having that down time and that kind of failure has allowed me to pick things back up on a slower pace and really find myself ... I also met the love of my life and we have a 2-year-old daughter. That’s part of the blessing as well.” And underneath the trials and tribulations, Rodriguez's talent and fashion perspective has never been in question. Perhaps the business didn’t succeed, but her designs were always successful and very well received. So, as she re-sets her foundation, currently her bread and butter is a line of dance wear called “Sparkle.” “It’s runwayinspired dance costumes for high school teams, competitive groups, college teams and so forth. That line has allowed me to have the creative freedom I’ve always wanted with my Rochelle Rodriguez line,” she said. She describes her design aesthetic as “Bianca Jagger meets Audrey Hepburn.” It’s a 1970s-influenced rocker chic mixed with “Old Hollywood” glamour. It falls somewhere in the middle between raucous and traditionally conservative – but always with that touch of elegance and mystique. She’s now taking that style and offering it to people through her website (rochellerodriguez.com) in a way that offers custom and ready-to-wear fashion to an audience that might not have been able to access it before. “I love working one-on-one with my customers,” Rodriguez said, excitedly. “I also don’t like selling something that has been marked up three times. I want to be able to stay at a certain price point, and skipping the middle person allows me to do that and give my customers something of high quality without having to pay through the roof for it … And this time, I want to grow more slowly, rather than

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being in 60 stores across the country right from the start … I believe I have a good following here in Texas. There are only a handful of designers based here in Dallas, doing production here, and we all know each other. The public likes to wear local.” Her newfound freedom has led Rodriguez to continue developing her signature line in ways she hadn’t imagined before: “I had one of my friends from college, actress Erin Cummings, has been wearing my stuff for the last five or six years. She wore my dress on the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival last year. I definitely want to keep pushing in that direction, and I have a selection of gowns for that type of event.” Perhaps most impressively, before Christmas, Rodriguez launched six new dresses for the holidays. They were all offered for under $200, and $25 from each sale went to a Dallas-based charity called Johnathan’s Place that provides emergency shelter for abused children (ages newborn to 18). “That’s something I’ll be doing four times a year with the dress line,” Rodriguez said. “I’ll have something coming out in spring, summer, fall, and for the holidays... It will be a sales push that includes a donation to a specific charity.” Be it charitable donations built into her sales, dressing award-winning thespians on the red carpet or outfitting your alma mater’s dance team on their way to nationals, Rochelle Rodriguez is constructing something gorgeous. Through all the ups and downs of the business, through the closing boutiques and rebuilding process, her goal in fashion and design hasn’t changed that much. She wants to bring what she sees as "beautiful" to the public. “Ultimately, the goal is a store,” Rodriguez said hopefully. “We would do custom wedding or evening gowns, or even make ready-to-wear and custom designs more available to everyone, not just the very wealthy. In the corner there would be a little wine bar, a place for women to come, relax and talk about fashion with their girlfriends. They could pick out something really special from the store or maybe have something special made. That’s the dream.” by William Knous


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NO LONGER A HARMLESS HOLIDAY, APRIL FOOL’S DAY IS A PARADE OF CRUELTY Hey guys, I've got some big news. I'm talking about some seriously giant, earth-shattering news. This news? This is large news. BSCENE is going to a weekly format and will be printed on hologram paper that projects 3-D images into your eyes! Plus, we're hiding a $100 bill inside 3,000 copies spread across East Texas... April Fool! See what I just did there? That was a an April Fool's Day joke ... Which is to say, it wasn't a joke at all, but rather a mean-spirited and completely falsified situation set up to give you hope or fill you with terror, then smash it on the rocks of false humor and spite along with your battered psyche. That is, unfortunately, the go-to move for April Fool's Day jokes these days. Radio stations trick No. 1 fans into believing they've won tickets to see their heroes in concert and meet them backstage. Magazines run made-up stories about events or people that never existed. A particular example springs to mind from Esquire a few years back citing a worldwide surge in wild animal attacks claiming that nature was “finally fighting back.” While the vast minority of these are undeniably funny, most still have more in common with the vile little kid from third grade handing out wedgies to unsuspecting passersby than they do with highbrow comedy. But perhaps I missed Seinfeld's last album of all April Fools material. Hours of in-depth research on the origins of April Fool's Day can lead to some very enlightening revelations about the history of the holiday. (Actually, I just looked on Wikipedia for 5 minutes ... April Fool!) Apparently, like many of our holidays that now share little in common with their original intentions, April Fool's Day comes from an amalgamation of the Roman holiday “Hilaria” and the medieval “Feast of Fools” in Spanish-speaking countries. During these celebrations, people played lighthearted pranks on each other – you know, like

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hiding your neighbor's cow-milking stool. “Hark! Look upon the face of thine friend Tybalt! Ye olde classic!” However, I wouldn't be surprised if one particularly sour inhabitant of the village would go around telling cruel lies to their friends and neighbors about incoming invasions of barbarians or starting rumors about a newfangled “Black Plague.” People probably just got angry and stopped having fun after awhile, leaving the holiday to that idiot and his compatriots to ruin more and more over time so that, now, we're left with just the mean spirit and not the authentically funny, cow-milking stool pranks. So, I say it's time we flip it back around on those who would spoil the once-great holiday of April Fool's. I propose we use April Fool's Day as an annual litmus test for friendships or to vet new people in our lives. It would work a little something like this: set someone up with a chance to play a truly horrible April Fool's Day prank on someone. Maybe it's getting them to pretend to be a doctor and give bad news? Maybe it's organizing a fake carjacking in a bad neighborhood? Whatever it is, we give the test subject the chance to either royally ruin someone's day – or back out and be a decent human. Then, once they make a decision, every else jumps out from where we are hiding and yell “April Fool's!” followed by either “You passed! Welcome to the cool kids' club,” or “Pack your stuff, you have to move away because you're a terrible person.”

BSCENE IS GOING TO A WEEKLY FORMAT AND WILL BE PRINTED ON HOLOGRAM PAPER THAT PROJECTS 3-D IMAGES INTO YOUR EYES! PLUS, WE'RE HIDING A $100 BILL INSIDE 3,000 COPIES ACROSS EAST TEXAS... There are some kinks to work out in this plan, I'll admit. But it's got promise! If it sounds a little bit like entrapment to you, that's too bad. You've got to crack a few eggs if you want to make an omelette... then make sure someone isn't going to mush your face in it. by Will Knous

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