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ISSUE 13: WINTER 2014

FEATURES 30 CULTURE WARRIORS During World War II, a group called the Monuments Men waged a war within a war, recovering great works of art from Nazi forces who had pilfered them — and Dallas native Robert Edsel made it his life’s work to tell their story. BY DAVE MUSCARI

38 TEXAS ROYALTY With politics in her blood, former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison forged a lasting legacy. She speaks with DHM on her new life back in Dallas, reaching across the aisle and today’s “toxic” political environment. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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26 STEPPING OUT Inventive and determined fashion designers from Big D are making big names for themselves with forward-thinking collections — and they’re putting Dallas back on the fashion map. BY FARAH FLEURIMA

38 ON THE COVER: Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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13 THE RUNDOWN A quick tour through what’s got the Dallas Hotel Magazine staff buzzing right now.

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46 THE SCENE Dallas’ cultural events span varieties that suit every visitor’s taste. Mark your calendar with the best of the city’s offerings.

59 ATTRACTIONS Spending time in Dallas is always a trip less ordinary. Learn about local attractions that make for unique experiences and excellent adventures. 67 DINING Big D’s innovative restaurants and talented chefs mine flavors from all over the globe. Check out this guide before planning your next culinary adventure. 72 OUR PARTING SHOT Texas native Scott Pelley takes on the hot seat as the anchor for CBS Evening News.

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53 SHOPPING From high-end boutiques and malls to trendy vintage shops, DHM shows you Dallas’ top spots to shop.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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With 2013 already in the books, and a brand-new set of 365 days on the horizon, all of us at Dallas Hotel Magazine are excited to enter our fourth year of publication. There were so many terrific things to celebrate in Dallas, and we loved telling you about them. We start 2014 with a flourish and a profile of one of Texas’ most celebrated people, former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. After 19 years in Washington, D.C., she is back in Texas for good…and busier than ever. We catch up with one of the state’s best-known political figures for her take on everything from why she spurned a run at the White House to a new life in the private sector back in Dallas. “I tell people: I didn’t find this thing. It found me.” That’s how a local writer describes his

connection to a fascinating, real-life story with its roots in World War II. It involves a group of courageous unsung heroes who saved millions of pieces of art stolen by the Nazis. His book about these Monuments Men was recently made into a motion picture starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon. Meet the Texas storyteller who focused a critical new light on an important global cause headquartered right here in Dallas. When it comes to fashion, you may not know them now, but you soon will. Meet some of Dallas’ hottest up-and-coming designers, including a Project Runway finalist! Looking for something fun to do in our town? Check out The Scene as well as our expanded listings to help you find the top

spots to shop, dine, see and be seen at while exploring all the wonderful things available in the Dallas area. Enjoy your stay here in the most exciting city in Texas, as well as this brand-new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine with our compliments. It’s the definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.

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Rolex Real Estate

Richard Eiseman Jr. carries on the family tradition of proudly helming Dallas’ institution Eiseman Jewels. The company recently opened a dedicated Rolex space in shopping destination NorthPark Center.

For 50 years, Eiseman Jewels has been bringing sparkle and shine to the DFW area with its spectacular collections of diamonds, designs, jewelry and more. With an unparalleled reputation for highly personalized customer service, the family-owned and operated company took luxury to new heights this past November, opening a devoted Rolex space in NorthPark Center. Eiseman opened the Rolex space to deliver an experience on par with the discriminating expectations of luxury-timepiece owners. It features a private viewing area and a complete service center using advanced technology with highly trained

service technicians. With over 800 square feet, the store, located adjacent to Eiseman’s long-standing salon, features an extensive collection of exclusive timepieces. “As an official Rolex jeweler, we are proud to offer Texas a new world-class dedicated space in which to showcase Rolex,” says Richard D. Eiseman Jr., president of Eiseman Jewels. “Not only does this addition allow our Rolex-trained associates to offer an unparalleled shopping experience, but also enables us to add state-of-the-art repair services onsite to ensure decades of satisfied Rolex owners.” The new store, connected to the original Eiseman location

through an internal breezeway, will offer complimentary engraving with any purchase, regular free cleaning of the case and bracelet, complimentary new purchase appraisal and plenty of other amenities, which will surely be appreciated by the discriminating watch-owner. The opening kicks off a year of festivities for the Dallas jewelry stalwart as it commemorates its 50th anniversary. Eiseman was one of the first tenants of the famed NorthPark Center when it opened and still occupies the same space to this day.

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All About TED

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You’ve probably heard the talk about TED. Since 1984, the TED conference series has been reaching curious audiences worldwide with Ideas Worth Spreading. Covering everything from sustainable agriculture to futurist technologies and from behavioral science to metaphysics, the TED talks bring advanced topics to mass audiences. And now they’re in Dallas. The TEDxSMU Tuesday series is now in its fifth year on the Southern Methodist University campus. The biannual discussion program is part of the licensed spinoff talks called TEDx, which has brought TED’s unique brand of collaborative knowledge sharing to cities around the world. SMU was a perfect fit for TEDx, with the campus’s Innovation Gymnasium, an ingenious 1,200-square-foot facility that

combines a design studio, a machine shop and a garage. When not hosting meetings of the minds, the gym is a functioning workshop that can put the expertise of the SMU Skunkworks students to work on any project that can fit inside its doors. Offered in the fall and spring, SMU’s version of TED Talks focuses on multimedia presentations and interaction among attendees. Past speakers at TEDxSMU events have included tech-industry CEOs, a piano prodigy, nuclear physicists, the president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and many more. This spring, TEDxSMU Tuesdays will feature a mix of interactive sessions. For those just looking to dip a toe into TED’s waters, the casual discussion series gathers knowledge seekers together to watch previous TED Talks streamed from TED.com.

The ensuing discussions are engaging and in-depth, while still being accessible to the casual philosopher. Also in the spring of 2014, the TEDxSMU Young Fellows will present mini-salons at each of the seven schools on campus. The topics will vary as widely as the schools themselves. Each salon will be a combination of live speakers, past TED Talks and group discussion. All events are free and open to the public. In the spirit of truly open idea sharing, recommendations for talks and topics are accepted from all potential attendees, not just SMU students. Visit the event calendar at TEDxSMU.org for information on speakers and specific dates, times and locations, as well as information about one-off events throughout the year. — GINGER BELLAMY


Silent hAmmer>>

Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest ‘Quietly’ Developing in Dallas

You could say Matthews Southwest President Jack Matthews speaks softly and carries a big jackhammer. For over two decades, the London, Ontario, native and his Lewisville-based team have quietly gone about the business of developing — and redeveloping — Dallas. His focus has been on the city’s once-distressed Cedars District, a light industrial area with a colorful past. In the late 19th century, this southside neighborhood boasted sought-after addresses and was the epicenter of Dallas’ Jewish population, but by the late ’20s, residents were exiting in droves for the quiet confines of northeast Dallas. In the ’60s, the majority of the enclave’s Victorian homes were destroyed to make way for highways and other urban projects.

Enter Matthews, who, even as an outsider, recognized the neighborhood’s potential. He brought about South Dallas projects including South Side on Lamar (urban lofts and retail), the new NYLO Dallas South Side boutique hotel — with its ultrahip rooftop hangout SODA bar — and the state-ofthe-art Omni Dallas Convention Center, which changed Dallas’ convention footprint overnight with 110,000 square feet of meeting space. Buoyed by Matthews Southwest’s financial and emotional investment, the area has re-emerged as a haven for artists, musicians and creative types seeking inspiration and a place to hang their hats. All of which begs the question: Can profitable development and altruism co-exist? Matthews has a pragmatic answer.

“If we’re not making money, I can’t keep getting investors to back us,” he says. “But I definitely don’t want to go through the world and have it only be about making money.” In addition to its civic projects, Matthews Southwest has also ventured into the DFW suburbs. The 1500-acre Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community on Lake Lewisville is Matthews’ residential pride and joy, a haven for families young and old seeking a resort lifestyle entwined with traditional values. A former hockey player and wrestler, Matthews admits golfcourse development was the furthest thing from his mind, but he’s now the proud owner of two of DFW’s highest-ranked courses, The Tribute Golf Links and Old American Golf Club. Old American, designed by renowned architect Tripp Davis and PGA

Tour player (and Dallas native) Justin Leonard, opened in 2010 and was hailed as one of the best courses in the country. “Golf is such an important part of the Dallas sports culture,” says Matthews. “Being involved with The Tribute and Old American has been a rewarding experience, and when it comes to The Tribute community, the best is yet to come.” When pressed on how often he gets to play golf, Matthews cracks a sly grin and cops to being too busy. Given Matthews Southwest’s body of work in Dallas, one has to believe him.

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Tick Tock>>

Your Bucket List

Donna Phillips

What’s on your Bucket List? You know, those things you must do before you take your last breath and, ahem, kick the bucket. Perhaps it’s traveling to the Great Wall of China, parachuting out of an airplane at 10,000 feet, or heading into the African bush for a big game hunt. Maybe you’re more attuned to racing a red-hot Lamborghini at dizzying speeds or adventurously scaling one of the world’s highest mountains? Or it could be something a bit tamer, such as shaking hands with a sports hero or celebrity, learning to swim, ride a bicycle or conquering a fear of snakes or flying. We asked a group of prominent people around Dallas to share something from their interesting bucket lists with us. — DAVE MUSCARI

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Krys Boyd

Radio talk-show host of KERA’s Think Write the kind of book I’d like to read. Travel somewhere beautiful and spend an entire summer there. Learn to speak much better Spanish. And someday, far in the future, be a grandmother as amazing as the one I had.

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Carol Reed COM M UNITY

James D. Smith

Gordon Echtenkamp

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Sean Lee

Dallas Cowboys Linebacker I would like to travel the world. Sail the tropics and the Virgin Islands. Skiing in the Swiss Alps also sounds good. I would also like to parasail and go on safari in Africa.

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President and CEO, Dallas Metropolitan YMCA My best escapes have involved white sand and blue water, but they have all been close to home. So I need to try Hawaii, Australia or some exotic islands that I don’t know about yet. In August, I went skydiving with my two sons — exhilarating, but there’s more to do. I’m looking forward to being courtside with the Cameron Crazies at a Duke basketball game. I’d like to watch a Green Bay Packers game being played on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field — though from the climate-controlled comfort of the press box. Visit the completed Freedom Tower Memorial in New York City and see all of the surrounding development.

Political campaign consultant Speak fluent French (I can now count, read a menu, handle all shopping terms and generally order people around); travel the Silk Road(a series of routes through Asia connecting East and West linking China to the Mediterranean); learn to ski well enough get down a blue diamond slope [intermediate trails] without embarrassing myself, in a very cute outfit I might add; attend the Davos Economic Conference in Switzerland; and be hosted by George Clooney at his house on Lake Como.

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Michael Martin Murphey

Three-time Grammy-winning Singer Songwriter Tour Ireland and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and the Holy Land. I would also like to travel on foot and by horseback on the John Muir Trail (which runs through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks). Finally, I would like to ride the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana (a Congressionally designated wilderness area located in western Montana, named in honor of the late American forester and conservationist).


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I Heart Pizza

Who doesn’t love a great slice? When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, man, that’s amore. Thankfully, Dallas features some of the best pizza joints in Texas. We wanted to introduce you to a variety — saucy, spicy, thin crust, doughy crust, light or heavy, but all yummy — Big D does pizza right. Most are close to the downtown area. — DAVE MUSCARI

Campisi’s Egyptian Lounge

The family-owned and operated restaurant (5610 E. Mockingbird Ln.) is the place where many Dallasites had their first slice of pizza. Open since 1946, walls are lined with autographed pictures of sports and entertainment celebrities. Thin-crust pizza cut in strips and salads are delicious. campisis.us

Cane Rosso

Located in Lakewood (7328 Gaston Ave.) and Deep Ellum (2612 Commerce St.), this spot features a wide variety of authentic Neapolitan pizzas, plus tasty homemade pastas, sandwiches and more. ilcanerosso.com

Coal Vines

The thin-crust pizza served with delicious olive oil here is among the best in Dallas. Located across from Crescent Court (2404 Cedar Springs Rd.) and near Uptown nightlife, it boasts a vibe that is trendy and hip. coalvines.com

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

A little further north of downtown is this terrific restaurant. There are plenty of Italian dishes at Dough (11909 Preston Rd.), however the pies are the specialty. doughpizzari.com

Eno’s Pizza Tavern

This Bishop Arts District restaurant features good pizza and a ton of different draught and seasonal beers. Eno’s (407 N. Bishop Ave.) is a warm, cozy spot, perfect for a cold winter night. enospizza.com

Fireside Pies

What started in an old cottage on Henderson Avenue in Dallas has become a huge hit. Today, the wood-fired ovens are the starting point of a variety of pizzas. The original (2820 N. Henderson Ave.) is still a bustling spot, with other locations in Dallas, Plano and Grapevine. firesidepies.com

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria

With locations at Park Lane (8060 Park Ln.) and at ultragroovy West Village (3636 McKinney Ave.), these restaurants feature a full range of Brooklyn-style Italian food and wine, however the focus is clearly pizza. grimaldispizzeria.com

Louie’s

A down-to-earth bar run by two Italian brothers in the Lower Greenville area (1839 Henderson Ave.), it features one of the best thin-crust pizzas in Dallas. Maybe you saw it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2009?

My Family’s Pizza

Formerly known as Pizza by Marco, this place has been around for more than 50 years. It recently expanded near downtown (1919 Skillman St.) with the original still located in North Dallas (10720 Preston Rd.).

Olivella’s

One of our favorites is a quaint little place with indoor and outdoor seating just across from SMU (3406 McFarlin Blvd). The Truffle, the Snow White and Regina Margherita are all favorites. olivellas.com

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Seeing Green>>

Go Green On Greenville:

Dallas’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From catching a concert at the Granada Theater to having one too many at a dive bar like Lee Harvey’s, there are certain rites of passage if you want to say that you’ve truly lived it up in Dallas. And if want to claim the party crown, you can only do it once a year by braving the crowd on Greenville on St. Patty’s Day. The St. Patty’s Day parade has been a Dallas staple since 1979, and the celebration has survived everything from hostile city council votes to funding shortfalls (the latter of which was resolved by none other than Mavericks owner Marc Cuban). Proving once again, everything is bigger in Texas, the energy of this neighborhood parade rivals those in larger cities, attracting more than 100 floats from local businesses and more than 100,000 spectators.

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Festivities begin at 11 a.m. after a charity 5K run, and the floats range from the most authentic of Irish organizations to scantily clad revelers from Dallas’ top restaurants and bars. While there have been efforts in recent years to make the event more family friendly, the event still veers a bit toward PG -13. Afterward, stick around the neighborhood for the Dallas Observer’s annual St. Patrick’s Day concert. Headliners are only occasionally Irish, but it’s always a unique experience. Past performances have included appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg to The Toadies. You don’t have to go far from the parade route to find more St. Patty’s Day fun. Set your sights on The Dubliner, Greenville Avenue’s classic Irish pub, and you’ll likely find yourself in the

middle of a sprawling block party. The gathering of green-clad celebrants engulf every bar and restaurant in the area, including The Blue Goose, Terilli’s, Stan’s Blue Note, Cafe Brazil, Hurricane Grill, Mick’s and more. If you want to try your luck in Uptown, Dublin transplant and bar owner Feargal McKinney has you covered. Blackfriar is the more authentic of his pubs in the area, although you’ll probably also want to check out his Idle Rich pub as you wade through the Uptown’s luckiest block party of the year. — GINGER BELLAMY


Event Soup>>

SPOTLIGHT Comedy

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AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre

From Saturday Night Live to Comedy Central, the Brooklyn-born funnyman is always a hit on the stand-up circuit.

Art

THROUGH FEBRUARY 16

Edward Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process Dallas Museum of Art

More than 100 works by the famed artist include watercolors, prints and drawings, in some cases shown for the first time.

Sports

FEBRUARY 18

Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat American Airlines Center

A number of future NBA Hall of Fame players will be on the floor as the Dirk and his Mavs battle LeBron James and the defending World Champions.

Music

MARCH 18

Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Groove to a potpourri of rhythms from the South African musician and the group known for their stirring vocals on the Paul Simon classic “Graceland.”

Recreation MARCH 21-23

Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Downtown Dallas

The annual race takes runners through picturesque areas and features a variety of music, plus a pre-event expo with tons of running and fitness gear.

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Forget Chinese, French or Italian. You’ve come all the way to Texas — home of the steer — and you want some meat. From mouthwatering ribeyes to succulent strips, the best steaks in the country can be found right here. Because there’s nothing better than that first bite of premium beef grilled to perfection, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best steakhouses in Dallas. At each one you’ll find fine dining, excellent service, extensive wine lists and prime cuts of beef you will be raving about for days.

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Welcome to Big D! Home to the Original Bob’s Steak & Chop House. Bob’s is the place to be seen and served in an elegantly understated and relaxed ambiance. Step into Bob’s and you will feel as if you had been transported back to a classic evening of the late 19th century. At any moment, you can expect to see an international celebrity or a local sports legend, but make no mistake, Bob’s focus is on fabulous food. Since opening the first Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Dallas in 1993, Bob’s has been synonymous with the finest cuts of prime steak, chops, and fresh off the boat seafood. The flawless combination of lively atmosphere, splendid service, fine wines and spirits, and extraordinary fare has elevated Bob’s to the highest echelon of dining excellence. Indeed, reviewers have called Bob’s the best in town, while others rank the steakhouse among the best in the country. Come visit the legendary steak house and you’ll find that Bob’s has perfected the 21st century dining experience.

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4300 Lemmon Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214. 528. 9446 www.bobs-steakandchop.com

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and adds the benefits of amazing guests, impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Rd. 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 2222 McKinney Ave. 214.741.2277 mortons.com

Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining consisted of the best food, service and atmosphere. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties as well as groups of up to 900, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Pkwy. 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

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NICK & SAM’S Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob’s offers experienced service and an extensive wine list to top off the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s. LEMMON 4300 Lemmon Ave. 214.528.9446

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2680 Cedar Springs Rd. 214.871.9991 placeatperrys.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

SER STEAK+SPIRITS Hilton Anatole, Floor 27 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy. 214.761.7479 sersteak.com

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CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

OCEAN PRIME

2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

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500 Crescent Ct., No. 135 214.303.0500 thecapitalgrille.com

Offering upscale American cuisine, Al Biernat’s specializes in prime steaks and seafood. Enjoy a semi-casual atmosphere and an award-winning wine list featuring more than 650 selections from around the world.

3008 Maple Ave. 214.871.7444 nick-sams.com

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The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars to the depicted Dallas Cowboys greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm. 701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

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Stepping Out Inventive and determined fashion designers from Big D make names for themselves and their forward lines the country over. DHM spoke with a few of the hottest up and comers. WRITTEN BY FARAH FLEURIMA

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e know Dallas doesn’t have the couture reputation of a city like New York, but ever since Neiman Marcus debuted downtown in 1907, Dallasites have had a passion for fashion — whether it be on a catwalk at a charity fashion show, in Highland Park Village’s designer stores and boutiques, or at the World Trade Center. These days, local designers are the ones drawing the attention of the fashion forward to Big D. The city has steadily built a reputation as the producer of some serious talent thanks to these artists, including a few who’ve lit up TV shows like Project Runway. Here we talk to three — one native who’s now based in L.A., and two Dallas dwellers — who are bringing style respect to Big D with their apparel and accessories lines.

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“I think of a particular kind of man at the beginning of every season — usually an artist of one form or another — that I find inspiring. Then I dress him in BLKLN. It’s quite simple.”

Jim Duran BLKLN Austin native Duran got his fashion passion while doing PR for apparel labels in New York City. Upon his move to Dallas three years ago, he set out to build his own men’s apparel brand. BLKLN epitomizes modern urban style with edgy aesthetics and sleek lines. Duran says inspiration comes from within. “I think of a particular kind of man at the beginning of every

season, and I usually actualize him through picture form — usually an artist of one form or another — that I find inspiring,” Duran says. “Then I dress him in BLKLN. It’s quite simple.” Despite his label’s futuristic style, Duran says he aims to keep pieces accessible to most men. “I do pride myself on making fashion-forward clothing that is very wearable,” he says. “I might design a waist-cropped, floral

raglan, but the fabrication and design are such that it can be worn very comfortably.”

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Mila Hermanovski The season seven Project Runway finalist is a Dallas native whose artistic ambitions began when she attended Greenhill School. After studying apparel design at the Rhode Island School of Design and toiling as an assistant at Calvin Klein, she began working in the world of TV and movie costume design. The L.A.-based designer’s creations have appeared in Tron: Legacy, Star Trek Into Darkness and the ABC show Castle, among other productions. But Hermanovski’s yearning to dress the public in ready-to-wear never wavered, and in 2010, she was approached about trying out for Project Runway — she went on to be one of three finalists in season seven. 28

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Since her spring 2011 collection debut at Los Angeles Fashion Week, she’s been crafting her eponymous line, showing a penchant for versatile, futuristic sportswear in a mix of fabrics. “I do use a lot of black, but I like for there to be texture and dimension, so I like to play with different fabrics in the same garment to make it interesting,” Hermanovski says. “Why just do the same pocket, when you can do leather?” To that end, she’s created components such as loose, enveloping tops and jackets as well as numerous leggings featuring patterns incorporating soft knits and sturdy leather accents. Her

holiday-themed line sparkles with touches of bronze and shimmer meant to light up the room. Despite the comfort factor of her clothes, however, Hermanovski always keeps an eye on sex appeal, and ultimately, she takes joy in designing for a wide spectrum of women. “Nothing feels better than hearing feedback from a girl who’s 22 and a woman who’s 65, and they both respond to my clothes.” Hermanovski’s apparel is carried at the Snider Plaza boutique Piermarini.


“I do strive to keep my designs very classic and delicate so as to be desirable for multiple types of women with varying styles and fashion senses.”

Amy Leber Traeh Jewelry After she graduated college with an interior design degree, Amy Leber realized her talent for jewelry-making was so good that she was literally selling the pieces off her back. She began putting more of her energy into her Traeh Jewelry line in the hopes of turning it into a powerhouse brand. “This past year is the first year that both of my daughters are in school four full days a week, and this made me realize that I actually finally have time to focus on my jewelry design,” she says. She made tremendous inroads earlier this year, landing her

delicate yet strong earrings and bracelets at Piermarini boutique and steadily building her clientele base. “Deciding to showcase some pieces in Piermarini has turned out to be the perfect portal from which to make my designs accessible to my clients in a location that is centralized,” she says. While she gleans inspiration for her year-round Collection line from everyday happenings, she says her upcoming holiday line, slated to hit shelves by December, “is inspired by simplicity, all the while retaining elegance and beauty.”

That aesthetic comes through in her pieces, all sharing thin, wiry frames that connect vibrant stones or simple loops — strength and delicacy intermingle in every creation. It’s a combination that Leber’s customers find compelling and keeps them coming back. “I do strive to keep my designs very classic and delicate so as to be desirable for multiple types of women with varying styles and fashion senses,” she says. “My biggest goal for Traeh in the upcoming year is for women to continue to desire and covet my pieces.”

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During World War II, a group called the Monuments Men waged a war within a war, recovering great works of art from Nazi forces who had pilfered them — and Dallas native Robert Edsel has made it his life’s work to tell their story.

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“It’s a wonderful story and AN absolute privilege for me to represent these men and women, to tell their story, be an advocate for them and really honor them by putting that legacy to use.”

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MONTE CASSINO, ITALY, MAY 27, 1944: Monument Man Lt. Col. Ernest T. Dewald (center) makes his way up to the ruins of Monte Cassino.

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“In the case of the monuments, they were all put back like they were before the war, such that our eye is tricked or deceived into not thinking or wondering about it.” cultural treasures and later, rescue priceless works of art stolen by Nazis. Decades after the fact, a Dallas man has made it his life’s mission to tell the story of these U.S. and British-led treasure hunters and their heroic feats long lost in the fog of history.

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During World War II, German soldiers systematically pilfered the continent’s finest works of art, under direct orders from Adolf Hitler. They stole select pieces for the Fürher’s personal collection while destroying some of the so-called degenerate works he reportedly scorned in the spirit of racial cleansing. Nazi officers pillaged treasures by masters including Leonardo Da Vinci, Jan van Eycks and Michelangelo in ruthless, premeditated fashion at the behest of Hitler. According to historical records, the original batch of stolen works shipped from Paris to Germany filled more than two dozen railroad cars, destined for Nazi leaders’ personal collection at his museum in Austria. Even the No. 2 man in the Nazi Party, Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, had an insatiable quest to add works of art to his burgeoning collection. By the time of his arrest in May 1945, Goering had more paintings in his personal art collection than exist

today in the European painting collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Unbeknownst to Hitler, one group stood in his path. The Monuments Men, as they came to be known, risked their lives, courageously scouring Europe to locate and preserve significant works of art stolen by Nazi forces, and prevent cultural destruction. If not for this small but valiant band, some of the world’s greatest art might never have survived. It sounds like something out of a spy novel, but these are true stories involving real people. And while Robert M. Edsel — the Dallas author behind a series of intriguing books on the subject, including one that’s fueled a new motion picture featuring a cast of Oscar-winning actors — may not be Herman Wouk quite yet, with the release of this film, he just might be on his way. “I tell people: I didn’t find this thing,” says Edsel, in a recent interview from his Dallas office. “It found me.”


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LA GLEIZE, BELGIUM, FEB. 1, 1945: The Madonna of La Gleize (above), was fully exposed to one of the harshest winters on record after the Battle of the Bulge destroyed the church in which it was housed. Monument Man Walker Hancock (left, in helmet) helps residents relocate the statue to a more secure site.

Edsel knows the story inside and out. He has written a series of celebrated books about the World War II art hunters including Rescuing Da Vinci, published in 2006, and his 2009 book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, which took contemporary awareness of the intrepid exploits of the group to a new level. His newest book, Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures From the Nazis, a New York Times Best-Seller, tells the story of these heroes’ exploits in Italy including the dramatic neardestruction of da Vinci’s The Last Supper by an Allied bomb. HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT After selling his oil and gas exploration company for a tidy sum in the ’90s, Edsel made a momentous life change, traveling to Europe and settling in Florence, Italy, in 1996. Through an instructor, he began to casually study art and architecture. In short order, the

mind of the St. Mark’s graduate, SMU alumnus and former college and aspiring professional tennis player expanded. “I couldn’t see it at the time, but all of this put me on a path that one day led to having this epiphany,” he says. While sitting on the renowned medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge, the only major bridge in Florence spared from destruction by the Nazis, he wondered. “If Europe was so beaten up by the war, as we know it was — with tens of millions of lives lost and so many cities destroyed — where did the works of art go? How did they survive? Who saved them?” “I was hugely embarrassed that it never occurred to me to even ask the question.” So he started digging, quizzing his European friends. “They all looked at me and said, ‘Wow, that’s a great question; what’s the answer?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. You live here, you ought to know.’ ‘Well, we never thought about it.’ And that has been the theme now for a decade and a half.”

He was captivated. The provocative story with international implications that stretched before him was hidden in plain sight. “In the case of the paintings and sculptures, they were all put back like they were before the war, such that our minds are tricked into not thinking about it,” Edsel reasons.

“If Europe was so beaten up by the war, where did the works of art go? How did they survive? Who were the people that saved them?”

“But there’s a disconnect. I know that city was beat up, however these works of art are all in the same museum and everything looks perfectly fine. How did that happen? We don’t think about it; we just assume that it was always that way…but it wasn’t.”

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ALTAUSSEE, AUSTRIA, MAY 1945: Monument Man George Stout (above) constructed a pulley to lift Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna out of one of the many mine chambers (left) in which the Nazis had constructed wooden shelves to house the enormous number of stolen works of art.

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Edsel’s curiosity kicked into high gear. Among his reading materials on World War II, one book piqued his interest: Lynn H. Nicholas’ The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War. Academic in tone, it touched a nerve with Edsel. Nicholas’ book contained references to

ORDINARY PEOPLE Working on his own projects, Edsel sharpened his focus on the guys in their 40s who had life made by largely unknown Monuments Men — educators, historians, any standard … walk away from that, museum curators and others risking their lives to protect works of who formed an unlikely team recruited specifically for their art. Why would they do that?” deep knowledge and proficiency regarding monuments, works of this sophisticated group of art art and cultural objects in Europe. hunters known as Monuments Throughout his research he Men, prompting Edsel to want received consistent reinforcement to know more. “It left me with from friends and associates more questions, so I traveled to but curiously scant interest Washington, D.C., knocked on her from publishers. He received door and introduced myself.” Her encouragement whenever he book was already in the process of broached the subject with people. being made into a documentary “When they’d ask, ‘What are

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by 2001, but the project had stalled. “My funding enabled the filmmakers to resume work, but I also helped open doors to some of the places they wanted to film, at auction houses and at the Hermitage [Museum in St. Petersburg.]” He refers to the film in gracious terms calling it “an artistically successful endeavor.”


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MERKERS, GERMANY, APRIL 12, 1945: Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower inspect the German museum treasures stored in the Merkers mine.

HEILBRONN, GERMANY, 1945: This Self-Portrait by Rembrandt, being inspected by Monuments Men Dale V. Ford and Harry Ettlinger (right), was stored for safe-keeping in the Heilbronn mine.

you working on?’ I’d say, ‘I don’t know all the details on this but there is this group known as Monuments Men. Here’s what they did…. But tell me about what you’re doing?’ And — it still happens — people would say, ‘Forget what I’m doing. Go back to what you’re doing. How come I’ve never heard about this?’” These unexpected military heroes increasingly fascinated him. “Why in the heck would a bunch of guys in their 40s who had life made by any standard — with established careers, most of them with families — walk away from that, risking their lives during combat to protect works of art. Why would they do that?” Why do ordinary people do extraordinary things? In the case of the Monuments Men, their contribution to history inspired and motivated Edsel. “That’s the beating heart of the story, in my view, that hasn’t been told,” he says. “It’s not focusing on the bad guys, but focusing on the good guys and in the process, figuring

out why they did it. And how did they get General Eisenhower’s support. And how did everything get back the way that it was?” Clearly, American leaders, including Eisenhower, understood the sweeping ramifications a worldwide war could have on the objects that define cultures, nowhere more so than in Europe.

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is not going away.” But the idea began with these dedicated men and women. Monuments officers remained on duty in Europe years after the war, sorting through the stolen material in hidden warehouses and salt mines. By the time the last Monuments officer returned home in 1951, more than five

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million objects stolen by Nazi had been returned to the countries from which they had been taken. It looked, in some cases, almost as if nothing had ever happened. “We can’t even get our head around that today — it’s staggering,” marvels Edsel. “It is an epic achievement. All the lessons we need to know about how to go about protecting works of art in the future reside the past.” THE FOUNDATION In the case of some of the veterans Edsel’s interviewed, they admitted to innocently collecting souvenirs. They would say, “We took these things because we knew when we came home and told people we were in Hitler’s home, no one would believe us.” In many cases, the officers had no idea the value or significance of the object. Today, that material from the war that has been stored in attics or hung on walls for years is being handed off, creating a new need for artistic recovery. “Amongst those things are going to be a lot

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“If you destroy an entire generation of people’s culture, it is as if it never existed,” says George Clooney’s character in a trailer for the new motion picture, The Monuments Men. “That’s what Hitler wants, and it’s the one thing we can’t allow.” The two-time Academy Award winner directed and stars in the feature, which is set for a February release. The cast includes some of biggest names in show business: Oscar winners Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett, plus Bill Murray and John Goodman. Clooney and Grant Heslov wrote the screenplay based on Edsel’s book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. Along with Ben Affleck, the pair won an Oscar for their work as coproducers of the 2012 thriller Argo. “I spent a lot of time working with George and Grant Heslov, and I have the utmost admiration for them,” says Edsel. “This is a massive commitment for George and Grant. They believe in it and think it’s a fabulous story.” “I’ve had a chance to tell the story that I wanted to tell through my writing,” says Edsel. “And I, of course, have the historical record that I must observe. They’re producing a Hollywood film that tells the story their way. I advised them at the outset and consulted along the way. Grant and George have been great students. They deviated from the historical record where they, as storytellers, elected to do so. It has been a wonderfully collaborative process.” Clooney portrays a character based on Lt. George Stout, a reservist placed on active duty with the U.S. Navy in 1943 who volunteered to serve in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section (MFAA). Damon plays a role based on the service of U.S. Army Lt. James Rorimer, a curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and another of the Monuments Men. Blanchett brings to life a character based on the great French heroine, Rose Valland, an art historian and decorated French Resistance member who spied on the Nazis while they assembled their stolen artwork and shared this critical information with Rorimer. “These actors have poured their hearts into this thing,” says Edsel. “These people are all at a stage in their careers that they can do the things that they want to do. They’re choosing to do this because they think it’s important — and it’s a great story” The Monuments Men was shot in Germany’s Berlin/Brandenburg region and in the Harz Mountains, known for its rugged terrain. Scenes were also shot at the famous Babelsberg Studio in Potsdam, where The Blue Angel (Marlene Dietrich) and Fritz Lang’s science-fiction epic Metropolis were filmed. Edsel believes the film will bring an unparalleled visibility to the foundation’s mission and shine new light on the accomplishments of so many unsung heroes. “There were people out there, not just Monuments Men, but hundreds of volunteers throughout Europe who risked their lives to protect these things,” he says. “Three years from now, when everyone is talking about cultural property and the discovery of objects missing since World War II, we can point them to the wake of the film The Monuments Men.” “People are going to leave [the film] knowing that the U.S. and Great Britain set the standard for how to protect these things,” says Edsel. “And when we go to museums and churches and other things today, we will be reminded of how fortunate we are that so many of these priceless treasures survived. We owe these people a debt of gratitude we cannot ever repay.”

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of missing objects from the war,” he says emphatically. “It is a hugely exciting time.” Edsel believes that as the World War II generation’s items are passed to their children, it may be met with a degree of indifference. “If there are documents that are at risk of being thrown away; if there are other works of art or cultural objects that people may have picked up not realizing the importance of them; if there is one object and two kids, it’s probably going to get sold.” As the population ages, and the number of World War II veterans rapidly declines, the clock ticks dramatically faster. In 2007, Edsel founded The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, a not-forprofit entity which seeks to honor and preserve these heroes’ legacy as well as recover works of art that are still missing and return them to their rightful owners. He currently serves as chairman of the board of the organization, which was honored by former


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MERKERS, GERMANY, APRIL 1945: Hidden inside the Merkers salt mine was Nazi Germany’s gold reserves and paper currency alongside all but the largest paintings from the KaiserFriedrich Museum in Berlin In today’s dollars, the value of the gold found in Merkers would be almost $5 billion.

President George W. Bush with the National Humanities Medal in 2007. In 2011, he was honored with the Texas Medal of Arts for Literature for his two books on the Monuments Men, but his work with the foundation remains his biggest passion. Edsel focuses on bringing appropriate visibility to a forgotten accomplishment. “It is to convey a message about a time when we had these enormously important selfless people. Even the 40- and 50-year-olds, who were schoolteachers, art professors and artists, thought, ‘Damn it, we have a contribution to make, too,” he says. “It’s not just 20-year-old guys going into war, we can do something to help win this war and preserve freedom. And it’s for the arts, and we want to help.’” He believes the significance of the monuments officers’ work stretches well beyond World War II. “The issue of preservation of cultural treasures is on the front page of our newspapers every single day whether it’s Syria, Mali,

ACERNO, ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: Pvt, Paul Oglesby of the 30th Infantry Regiment pauses to observe this severely damaged church, an all-too-common scene throughout Italy.

and Cairo — that issue is not going away.” In the meantime, he says hundreds of thousands of documents and important works of art remain lost. “That’s a huge role of the Monuments Men Foundation: to illuminate the path home for these missing works of art.” As a speaker, Edsel is in demand, lecturing 15 to 20 times a year. With the release of the new film, he believes that will increase dramatically over the next year. He estimates that he’s addressed 30,000 people in just the past six years, including presentations at presidential libraries and almost every major museum in America including the Art Institute in

Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and The National World War II Museum in New Orleans as well as at universities and some private businesses. “It’s a wonderful story and an absolute privilege for me to represent these men and women, to tell their story, be an advocate for them and really honor them by putting that legacy to use,” says Edsel. “I wonder if people would make those kinds of sacrifices today? I hope so — I don’t know, and I hope we don’t find out.”

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old, innovative and entrepreneurial, Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison is pure Texas. With deep, historic roots to her home state, she’s worked her way from coastal Texas up through Houston, Austin and Dallas all the way to Washington, D.C. Her work ethic, she says, came early in life from watching her father, Allan Bailey. A local Realtor, he often worked seven days a week, she remembers. “He was never a 9 to 5 guy,” she recalls, saying it was not unusual for him to show a property on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day,

“It looks toxic right now [in politics]. I do feel like it’s the worst I’ve ever experienced since I have been in the arena.” “I admired him so much. I always saw him going the extra mile…. He was a wonderful man.” That work ethic has carried her

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to astonishing achievement after achievement. As Texas’ first and, so far, only woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, she distinguished herself and impacted millions of Americans with her dedicated efforts on issues including defense, transportation, healthcare, education and tax relief. Ladies Home Journal named her one of the 30 most powerful women in America, and Forbes ranked her among the world’s 100 most powerful women. At various times in her career she was considered a potential presidential candidate. By the close of her tenure, Hutchison was the most senior female Republican senator, and the fifth most senior female U.S. senator. DEEP TEXAS ROOTS Born in Galveston in 1943 and raised in nearby La Marque, Hutchison had politics in her blood. Her great-greatgrandfather Charles Taylor and his law partner, Thomas

Rusk, both signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Rusk went on to become the first U.S. senator from Texas. Smart and popular with friends, she performed well academically in high school. Hutchison enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where she participated in sorority activities and was a Longhorn cheerleader. “I didn’t find a husband like most of my classmates did, so I started thinking of what I was going to do that would be a career,” she says. “I applied [to law school] and decided to go after my junior year.” Armed with a law degree from UT in 1967, Hutchison assumed she would follow the expected route and find a position at a law firm. But in the provincial South of the 1960s, societal roadblocks made that all but impossible. “Law firms didn’t hire women out of law school at the time I graduated,” she recalls. The job search dragged on a few months


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Former Sen. Hutchison appears on WFAA program Inside Texas Politics with former anchor Brad Watson (left) and Dallas Morning News political reporter Gromer Jeffers (center).

before she decided to try a different approach. On a whim, the young graduate stopped by Houston’s KPRCTV. She had no educational background in journalism or television for that matter. “But what I was doing wasn’t working, so why not get some other kind of experience?” she says. Her moxie paid off, and the city’s NBC affiliate offered her a job. Around the same time, she also landed an offer as an assistant city attorney in Houston. She took the television job, and became one of the state’s first female broadcast reporters. “Because I had a law degree, they asked me to cover the legislature full time [when it was in session],” she says. “When we were not in session, I covered the courthouse,” she says. Reporting gave her an intimate understanding of the legislative process and familiarity with the members of the state house and senate. “I loved it.”

TRADING JOURNALISM FOR POLITICS In the early 1970s, a republican official suggested the young journalist consider running for the legislature. “I thought, ‘I can do this. I’ve watched them. I can do it,’” she says. In 1972, Kay Bailey became the first republican woman elected to the Texas House of Representatives at only 29 years old. Hutchison served in the Texas House until 1976, when President Gerald R. Ford appointed her vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. She left politics in the late 1970s to work in banking. It was during that time that she married her second husband, Ray Hutchison, a former chairman of the Texas Republican Party, who made an unsuccessful run for the governor’s office. The couple met when they were both state legislators. She was elected Texas state treasurer in 1990. That’s about when longtime Dallas Morning

Hutchison raised nearly $7 million before she even officially announced her candidacy for Texas governor in 2009.

News political-writer Wayne Slater began covering her. “I remember traveling with her to Midland in 1993 for a fundraiser at the home of a wealthy GOP contributor,” recalls Slater. “The names in the living room were pretty much a Bush 41 donor list.” Among the group, says Slater, was Clayton Williams, a wealthy and well-known Republican oilman who had lost a heated governor’s race to Democrat Ann Richards in 1990. Hutchison won the 1993 special election to fill former U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen’s seat when he joined former President Bill

“I always look for the extra thing that you can do that makes things better or makes something doable when people think it isn’t.” Clinton’s administration. She became the state’s first woman to hold the office, and captured the distinction as Texas’ only non-

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presidential candidate to receive more than four million votes in a single election. She was re-elected to a full six-year term in 1994 and again in 2000, with more votes than any other statewide candidate in Texas history. POLITICAL GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS In the early 2000s, there was speculation that Hutchison would challenge Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican primary. But she declined and sought another term, winning the 2006 U.S. Senate election by a landslide. Three years later, assuming Perry was not seeking re-election, she decided to run for governor. Early polling looked positive as Hutchison gathered an impressive list of endorsements including former President George W. Bush, former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and even Texas baseball hero Nolan Ryan. But, Perry made a surprise announcement to run again. By the fall, her early lead faded, and

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In 1972, Hutchison became the first republican woman elected to the Texas House of Representatives at 29 years old.

she lost to Perry in the primary. “What strikes me, and Senator Hutchison pretty much agreed in an interview in late 2012, was how off her timing was when she finally decided to run for governor,” says Brad Watson, a former Texas political journalist who covered the campaign trail with several candidates, including Hutchison. Watson also moderated a number of senatorial and gubernatorial debates that were all broadcast

held back in the interest of party unity. By the time she jumped in, the political climate had changed, and she paid dearly for that when Perry beat her badly in 2010. Looking back, she acknowledged timing is everything in politics. That was certainly a painful lesson for her.” A lifelong conservative, she has said she doesn’t view herself as a feminist, but recognizes the fact that she is a role model for many

“I did think about running for president earlier. But after [former President George W.] Bush was elected I thought, ‘You know, another Texan is just not going to have a chance.’ I really thought there would be Texas fatigue.” statewide. “She was in a much stronger position to challenge Gov. Perry in 2006 or even 2002, but she

Texas women. She’s thoughtfully philosophical about advice based on her own years of experiences. “When a door closes, open a

window,” she says firmly. “Never give up. You’re not going to have everything easy, but just don’t give up. You’ll eventually get what you wanted, or something better.” Several times during her tenure it was thought Hutchison would make her own run at the White House. She admits it was, at one point, a viable option. But, ultimately, circumstances and timing made her reconsider. “I did think about running for president earlier,” she says. “But after Bush was elected I thought, ‘You know, another Texan is just not going to have a chance.’ I started going in a different direction.” “Kay was on short lists for the vice-presidential slot for a number of presidential candidates, as she should have been,” says Gray Mayes, who worked as Hutchison’s North Texas director for a few years in the 1990s. “She has broad support from a major, wellpopulated state.” Watson thinks a presidential


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Photo courtesy office of Kay Bailey Hutchison

Hutchison met Gov. Rick Perry and gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina in their second debate (above and right) in January 2010 leading up to the primary.

campaign could have been difficult for a variety of reasons. “With the further turn to the right by GOP primary and caucus voters in Texas and around the nation, it would’ve been a tough challenge,” he says. Slater has a similar outlook. “She would have had problems with the Tea Party faction in her party, especially in the early states of Iowa, South Carolina and Florida,” says Slater. “After eight years of Bush, there was clearly a sense of Texas fatigue that wouldn’t have been helpful. That said, had she entered the race, she might very well have emerged as a star, first because Hillary Clinton’s prospects early on would have led some voters to see Sen. Hutchison as a good challenger on the GOP side. And with the right presidential nominee, she might very well have been a strong addition to the ticket as a vice presidential candidate.”

ACIDIC POLITICS While an avid Republican and a commanding force in the party during her tenure, Hutchison was often lauded for her unique ability to reach across the aisle. Her successor, Tea Party leader Ted Cruz, has drawn considerable fire from critics for deficiencies in this arena. Last October during the anxious 16-day U.S. government shutdown, a piercing editorial in The Houston Chronicle went so far as to say, “Cruz has been part of the problem

to miss the vitriolic nature of the country’s current political scene. “It does look terrible…. It looks toxic right now,” she laments. “One of my observations about Kay is that she deliberately aspired to separate friendship and collegiality from politics,” says Mayes of her years traveling the state with Hutchison. “Therefore she was able to sustain many successful and productive relationships on both sides of issues and on both sides of the aisle in Washington.”

“When a door closes, open a window. Never give up. You’re not going to have everything easy, but just don’t give up. You’ll eventually get what you wanted, or something better.” in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.” While the former senator may be flattered by such talk, she does not seem

As a candidate and in office, Slater says Hutchison pursued a collaborative style of politics that he referred to as, “increasingly rare in Washington.”

“She’s very competitive, but open to negotiation and compromise across the aisle to accomplish whatever she was trying to do, especially when it involved programs and projects for Texas,” adds Slater. “Her colleagues trusted her, and in the Senate, she developed a reputation for integrity.” For Hutchison, however, politics remains politics. She concedes that, at least in some respects, the game has always been played the same way. “You look back at the early campaigns, Thomas Jefferson, and all of the campaigns through the years, there have been some horrendous times. [It may have been] done by leaflets, but it was just as mean and nasty as some of the things we hear now.” Every politician has goals. For Hutchison it was simple: “I wanted to make a difference and I wanted to be effective,” she says. “And if you’re going to be effective, you are going to accomplish things. To do that

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Former Sen. Hutchison kicked off her campaign for governor in 2009 with an event at her alma mater La Marque high school.

in a body of 100, representing 50 different states, you’re going to have to work with people to overcome hurdles.” After 19 years, Hutchison stepped down from her Senate seat in 2013, returning to work in the private sector. In political circles she was known for an unwavering dedication to her state, working equally as hard for large cities such as Dallas and Houston as she did for hundreds of small towns and communities throughout Texas. Hutchison championed important agendas — from space exploration and the role of NASA to the Trinity River project in Dallas. She distinguished herself serving in the Senate leadership, having first been elected Vice Chairman of the Republican Conference and later Chairwoman of the Republican Policy Committee. Hutchison was the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Appropriations Subcommittee

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Hutchison to speak on life lessons at the Dallas Women’s Museum in March 2009.

for Commerce, Justice and Science. She also played critical roles impacting and influencing national defense as Chairwoman of the Military Construction Appropriations Sub-Committee and while serving on the Defense Appropriations Sub-Committee.

counsel, advising clients on issues including energy, transportation, banking and more. Her husband has been with the firm for years, and now, rather than being separated by the more than 1,000 miles between Dallas and Washington, D.C., they work under the same roof. “I love the variety of the things that I am able to do…the law firm, the speaker’s bureau…I’m on a couple of advisory boards that are really wonderful, and then I’m on some charitable boards,” she says. “And

and back in a private space, she seems satisfied, albeit busier than ever. “I thought it would be a little bit more where I could control it, but it isn’t yet,” she laughs. “It’s still controlling me. “Frankly, if I had too little to do I’d really be miserable,” she observes. “I guess too much is WELCOME HOME the better part of the problem. I Now for the first time in nearly really like the private sector.” two decades she is back in Dallas In December 2012, after she full-time, living with her husband announced her retirement from and their pre-teenage children, the senate, the Dallas Citizens daughter Bailey and son Houston. Council honored Hutchison with a special tribute. Sen. John Cornyn summed up many “Take care of the little problems and the big people’s feelings about her when he said, “No one can replace problems. That is what I thought my job the role that Kay has played.” The University of Texas at was when I was elected, and that’s the kind Austin recently established the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center of legislator I was.” for Latin American Law within the School of Law. Last April, “It is an adjustment, but it’s all of it together is just great. So the Dallas City Council voted been great,” says Hutchison. happy to have the opportunity to unanimously to rename the city’s On the heels of her retirement do the things that I missed.” As for downtown convention center in from the Senate, she joined working out of the intense daily her honor. She says the gesture Bracewell and Giuliani as senior glare of the political spotlight, touched her heart and was a


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Former Sen. Hutchison is also an author, having penned several books on leading women in history, including American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country, Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers and Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas.

complete surprise. “I couldn’t have been more humbled to have something so permanent be named for me in the city that I’ve worked for and lived in and loved,” she beams. “I was truly thrilled. I never would have thought of it, but it was such a wonderful gesture.” LASTING LEGACIES When she looks back, Hutchison has much to be proud of. But what stands out for her? “It’s the big things,” she says. “In the legislature, I passed the first law that included mass transit in the highway department, because I thought it was time for cities to have the same emphasis that our highways had.” She is particularly pleased with the Bailey-Weddington Bill, which she worked on with Sarah Weddington, a law school classmate and Texas attorney who argued Roe vs. Wade before the United States Supreme Court. “It was getting fair treatment for victims of rape,” she says.

“Clearly, sponsoring the Homemaker IRA was an important moment in defining her political legacy nationally,” says Slater. Renamed last year in her honor by Congress, the bill provides stay-at-home spouses the opportunity to save the same as people who work outside the home. “Without her, there wouldn’t have been a Trinity River project, and maybe no Wright Amendment,” adds Slater. Hutchison sees the Trinity as a crucial community component for generations to come. “It is going to add amenities and recreation as well as flood control, highways,” she says. “It’s really going to make a difference for our city.” She also points to other successes, including her work on passing the Overseas Base Closing Commission, “[so] our domestic bases wouldn’t be closed while we were spending military construction money overseas,” says Hutchison. “Dianne

Feinstein (D-California) and I did that.” The pair also championed a nationwide version of the Amber Alert, originally a DFW system named in honor of Amber Hagerman of Arlington, who was abducted and killed in 1996. The alerts have been credited in aiding the rescue of hundreds of children nationally. “Both as a junior and senior senator, she was the go-to person to make sure that hospitals, highways and military bases in Texas weren’t neglected,” says Slater. As for lasting legacies, it would seem that there are many. “Sen. Hutchison took care of Texas,” says Watson. Slater agrees. “I think two things underscore her lasting importance as a senator,” he says. “One was her success protecting Texas and bringing projects and programs to the state. The other was her contribution to healthy bipartisanship at a time when our politics are increasingly polarized and nonproductive.”

“Her legacy can literally be seen in bricks, mortar and concrete around the state in the many projects she successfully fought for over the years,” says Watson. “But she also made a big difference in the lives of others.” Mayes’ view of the Hutchison legacy has a slight twist. “I would expect that she would point to her children as the next generation of a long lineage of Texas leaders and contributors,” she says. “I think history will highlight her milestones as a woman; and her ability to build and lead coalitions and accumulate important achievements on behalf of Texas and the United States, in often challenging circumstances.”

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MARCH 26

Cher

American Airlines Center

Dallas’ cornucopia of cultural events spans varieties that suit every visitor’s taste. DHM whittles it down to the best of Big D’s offerings.

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Before its three-year run ended, Cher’s last tour, “The Farewell Tour,” was renamed “The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour.” It was one of the most successful ever by a solo artist, with a record-breaking 325 dates and over 5.5 million tickets sold. Eight years later, the 67-year-old chanteuse with a deep catalog of hits takes to the road again with her “Dressed To Kill Tour” that will hit nearly 50 cities. Staged to celebrate her latest album, Closer to the Truth, the show will surely feature plenty of costume changes, lots of sequins, elaborate choreography and songs you’ll be sure to sing along with! It’s the 26th studio album for the singer who began her career as one half of ’60s duo Sonny and Cher. As a solo artist, she’s released nearly a dozen hit songs.


CALENDAR JANUARY 16

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre

Marilyn: Forever Blonde

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Rick Springfield

JANUARY 22–26

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre

He’s been an actor and a best-selling author, but Rick Springfield maintains that his first love was rock ’n’ roll. Don’t miss the award–winning artist as he digs deep into a catalogue that includes 17 hit songs. Enjoy songs off his most recent release, Songs for the End of the World, as well as hits like “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Jessie’s Girl.”

JANUARY 10

JANUARY 17–FEBRUARY 8

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre

Will Rogers Memorial Center (Fort Worth)

From Saturday Night Live to Comedy Central, the Brooklyn-born funnyman is always a hit on the stand-up circuit.

This legendary event draws hundreds of thousands of spectators with world-class rodeo, livestock, kid-friendly exhibits, live music, carnival and shopping.

Leon Russell, Hot Tuna This unique pairing of monster talents brings the Oklahoma rock legend together with Tuna founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassady.

JANUARY 17

JANUARY 24–26

Fair Park Music Hall

Irving Convention Center (Las Colinas)

Indulge in a fiery food experience. The ultimate party designed especially for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts.

JANUARY 17–18

JANUARY 25

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

Fountain Place

Big D Climb

Ingeniously funny and intriguing, this talented band of illusionists redefines modern dance with unique uses of the body as a prop.

Race up 52 flights of stairs to raise money for cancer research and patient services during the biggest stair climb in North Texas.

JANUARY 17–20

JANUARY 29

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Blue Man Group Few performance art teams elicit more response than this group — an outstanding blend of music, art, movement and color.

The USS Enterprise’s Sulu slows down to narrate this unforgettable concert experience, which includes music from Star Trek, Close Encounters and more.

David Garrett AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

The pop-classical crossover violinist brings his whirling energy to the Dallas stage. With his mane of long, blond hair and model good looks, the German-born, Julliardeducated musician who trained under Itzhak Perlman has been hailed by critics all over the globe.

Zest Fest

Observational, sarcastic, self-deprecating and fairly family-friendly, the 50-something comic is one of America’s top touring stand-up acts.

Pilobolus, TITAS

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 14

House of Blues

Enjoy three spectacular nights of stunning dance from the world’s most renowned dance companies.

Brian Regan

Sci-Fi Spectacular with George Takei, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

JANUARY 22

JANUARY 25

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McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)

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JANUARY 16–18

International Association of Blacks in Dance Festival

JANUARY 4

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

From early gigs with Ralph Stanley to his work with Emmylou Harris and later as a solo artist, Skaggs is world-renowned. Country, jazz, bluegrass and pop — he’s played it all. He’s also collected 14 Grammy Awards over his 50 years as a performer.

Ghost: The Musical

In the Mood Celebrate the greatest generation through the music of Miller, Dorsey, Goodman and Sinatra, plus six singer dancers and high-flying swing dancing.

Arlington Music Hall

JANUARY 28–FEBRUARY 9 Fair Park Music Hall

Joan Marcus

Colin Quinn

A haunting production that is funny, scandalous and heartbreaking all at the same time. Marilyn Monroe poses for her final photo session and tells her personal story in her own unforgettable words. Conceived by award-winning producer and writer Greg Thompson, the script has been painstakingly researched from hundreds of quotes from Marilyn herself.

Adapted from the popular ’80s motion picture smash starring Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg, this sizzling new production brings the romantic heat. It also features a sensational musical score from Grammy winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard.

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American Airlines Center

Poor David’s Pub

Sara Hickman

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Paul Simon and Sting

FEBRUARY 14

FEBRUARY 7

Gungor

The Door (Deep Ellum)

They’re drawing positive comparisons to top-tier acts such as Sufjan Stevens and The Civil Wars. Catch the Grammynominated ensemble on the way up. Husband and wife duo Michael and Lisa Gungor front the band with songs that are beautiful, if not a little mysterious.

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Concerts don’t get much bigger than this one. In a rare double-headlining show featuring two superstars, audiences will be treated to the talents of two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. With countless hit songs and Grammy Awards, they’ll be digging deep into their respective treasure trove of hits, performing recognizable numbers solo and in combination.

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Alfie Boe

The spectacular tenor returns to Dallas with a new special. Best remembered for his work on Broadway in La Bohème as well as a series of recordings, Boe is an international operatic sensation who has crossed over into a number of genres. Let the swooning begin!

American Airlines Center

They sold more records in the ’70s than any other band, chronicling life in that decade in a way few others could. The record-setting group performed opening night at the AAC in 2001. Now they return with another Dallas show on their History of the Eagles tour.

Harlem Globetrotters American Airlines Center

The new tour of this would-famous troupe lets you decide the new rule that get added to the Globetrotters game!

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

Arlington Music Hall

FEBRUARY 14

This Dallas performer’s crossover mega-hit “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” changed the face of country and pop music worldwide.

Poor David’s Pub

FEBRUARY 6, 7 & 9

Bernadette Peters, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Sarah Hickman This Texas music stalwart launched from the Deep Ellum scene in the ’90s with her album Equal Scary People. She returns to town with a new album on Valentine’s Day.

Meyerson Symphony Center

FEBRUARY 15

She’s among Broadway’s brightest stars. Her work includes Mack and Mabel, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and more.

American Airlines Center

FEBRUARY 7

Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins Majestic Theater

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

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Death and the Powers, The Dallas Opera

FEBRUARY 1

FEBRUARY 24

Enjoy an intimate evening with one of the world’s most important living composers. This chamber music concert is a rare opportunity to hear Philip Glass with the exceptional violinist Tim Fain, one of the few soloists for whom Glass has composed solo material.

FEBRUARY 12–16

A terminally ill billionaire downloads his consciousness. Without bodies…are we still human? Science and drama mingle in Tod Machover’s cutting-edge production.

Real-life friends challenge each other to the most outrageous dares ever. If laughter is contagious, these guys should be quarantined.

Philip Glass: An Evening of Chamber Music

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FEBRUARY 19

Eagles

FEBRUARY 1

Charley Pride

FEBRUARY 11 Majestic Theatre

After graduating from UNT, she made a name for herself with sunny pop songs launching out from the Deep Ellum scene in the ’90s with her first album, Equal Scary People. Today, she’s a Texas music stalwart who’s collaborated with countless music legends. With over a dozen albums to her name, she returns to town in support of a new album on Valentine’s Day.

Khaled Hosseini, SMU Tate Lecture Series McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)

His novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns sold more than 38 million copies and published in 70 countries.

Jeff Dunham This native Texan has sold over four million DVDs. Forbes says he’s the third highest-paid comic behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. FEBRUARY 21

Pat Metheny Unity Group House of Blues

With 20 Grammys under his belt, the guitarist incorporates elements of jazz, bop, blues and fusion into his sound. FEBRUARY 28

Pixies

South Side Ballroom

The alternative band from Boston made a big mark on music in the late ’80s and ’90s. They’re on the road rocking as hard as ever.


march MARCH 18–30

Fair Park Music Hall

Multiple locations

Savor Dallas

Cylla Von Tiedemann

The Wizard of Oz, Dallas Summer Musicals

MARCH 20–23

CALENDAR

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s inventively creative new production of the classic has been reconceived for the stage by the awardwinning team that delighted with their revival of The Sound of Music. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard.

MARCH 1

Amos Lee Majestic Theatre

Folk, rock and soul are all integral elements of this singer songwriter’s repertoire. His Mission Bell CD was a huge hit. MARCH 4–16

We Will Rock You, DSM Fair Park Music Hall

This worldwide musical smash features Queen’s big hits, including “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Will Rock You.” MARCH 5

Sharon Corr Kessler Theater

The Irish singer and violinist from legendary group The Corrs sings a unique blend of Celtic pop and rock. MARCH 7

Josh Wolf & Brad Wollack of Chelsea Lately House of Blues

Infamous for recurring roundtable roles on Chelsea Handler’s hit TV show, the two comics are punchy and irreverent.

Kessler Theater

Fair Park

Her career launched with “O Superman” in the ’80s and has continued to flourish as a cutting-edge tour de force.

The world as you know it is gone. The original zombieinfested 5K obstacle run invites you to jump, slide and climb your way to safety while being chased by the merciless undead. Waiting at the end of this adventure is the Safe Zone, home of the Apocalypse Party.

MARCH 21–APRIL 6

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Best known from their years with Drew Carey’s improvisational show, these two hilarious comics are among the most inventive performers around.

MARCH 8

Laurie Anderson

Die Tote Stadt, The Dallas Opera AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

Before Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo, Korngold’s dark tale of obsession set the standard for suspense. MARCH 27–30

Fort Worth Wine + Food Festival Sundance Square (Fort Worth)

MARCH 14–15

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Eisemann Center (Richardson)

MARCH 13

In true Texas spirit, this Cowtown festival hosts local talents and other featured guests with over 20 events. MARCH 30

Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off Congregation Tiferet Israel

This annual event began in 1993 and is still brimming with fun, food and fellowship. It’s tasty as well as healthy. MARCH 30–JUNE 29

See rare Islamic art and scientific objects that highlight the use of light in decoration and studies in the Arab world.

Meyerson Symphony Center

His songs reached mountaintops and touched the hearts. Vocalist Jim Curry personifies John Denver as he performs songs such as “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” while backed by the DSO.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Lower Greenville Avenue

Go green! Since 1979, it’s been the biggest celebration of all things Irish in Dallas. See all the fabulous floats, music, crazy costumes and big fun. Take DART and skip the traffic snarls altogether. Erin go bragh y’all.

MARCH 18

Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World Dallas Museum of Art

Music of John Denver, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Maverick Lecture Series College Park Center, UT Arlington DFree/ Shutterstock.com

MARCH 1

The most delicious food and wine festival in Texas gives attendees a chance to savor wine, food, beer, spirits and the arts. With more than 60 great chefs presenting delicious cuisine and an exciting array of over 400 premium wines, Savor Dallas will surely satisfy the most discriminating palate. Discover the best of food and drink in cool and exciting locations.

For millions of Americans, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the source for analysis and insight on medicine and healthcare. A practicing neurosurgeon, he is the multiple Emmy Award– winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, reporting every day and on his weekend show Sanjay Gupta, MD.

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Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

It’s no longer played at the Cotton Bowl per se, but this year’s game promises a hotly contested match up as Oklahoma State takes on Missouri.

JANUARY 1

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Syracuse vs. North Texas Cotton Bowl (Fair Park) JANUARY 4

NCAA Football National Championships Toyota Stadium (Frisco) FEBRUARY 15

Supercross AT&T Stadium (Arlington) FEBRUARY 22

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam AT&T Stadium (Arlington) MARCH 1

Professional Bull Riders: Iron Cowboy V AT&T Stadium (Arlington) MARCH 2

RFD-TV’s $2M One-Day American Rodeo AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Dallas Mavericks Basketball American Airlines Center JAN. 3 VS. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS JAN. 5 VS. NEW YORK KNICKS JAN. 7 VS. LOS ANGELES LAKERS JAN. 11 VS. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

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VS. ORLANDO MAGIC VS. PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS VS. DETROIT PISTONS VS. HOUSTON ROCKETS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS VS. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS. UTAH JAZZ VS. MIAMI HEAT VS. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS. CHICAGO BULLS VS. PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS VS. INDIANA PACERS VS. BOSTON CELTICS VS. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES VS. DENVER NUGGETS VS. NEW JERSEY NETS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS

Dallas Stars Hockey

SMU Men’s Basketball

American Airlines Center JAN. 2 VS. MONTREAL CANADIENS JAN. 4 VS. DETROIT RED WINGS JAN. 12 VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS JAN. 14 VS. EDMONTON OILERS JAN. 16 VS. BOSTON BRUINS JAN. 21 VS. MINNESOTA WILD JAN. 23 VS. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS JAN. 25 VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS JAN. 27 VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE JAN. 30 VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS FEB. 8 VS. PHOENIX COYOTES FEB. 27 VS. CAROLINA HURRICANE MARCH 1 VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING MARCH 3 VS. BUFFALO SABRES MARCH 6 VS. VANCOUVER CANUCKS MARCH 8 VS. MINNESOTA WILD MARCH 10 VS. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS MARCH 14 VS. CALGARY FLAMES MARCH 22 VS. OTTAWA SENATORS MARCH 25 VS. WINNIPEG JETS MARCH 28 VS. NASHVILLE PREDATORS

All home games at Moody Coliseum (SMU campus) JAN. 4 VS. UCONN HUSKIES JAN. 15 VS. SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS JAN. 21 VS. RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS FEB. 1 VS. MEMPHIS TIGERS FEB. 6 VS. TEMPLE OWLS FEB. 8 VS. CINCINNATI BEARCATS FEB. 19 VS. HOUSTON COUGARS MARCH 1 VS. UCF GOLDEN KNIGHTS MARCH 5 VS. LOUISVILLE CARDINALS


EVENTS THROUGH APRIL 27 Robert Smithson in Texas (Exhibition) Dallas Museum of Art

JANUARY 25 Caminos del Inka, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 18–MARCH 2 Godspell (Musical) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

MARCH 6 George Thorogood and the Destroyers (Blues, Rock) House of Blues

JANUARY 26 Hypnotic Donut Dash 5K (Recreation) Fair Park

FEBRUARY 19–23 DFW Auto Show (Exhibition) Dallas Convention Center

JANUARY 2–5 Taylor Williamson (Comedy) Improv (Addison)

JANUARY 26 Dance Theatre of Harlem (Dance) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 20–23 The Fantasticks (Musical) Eisemann Center (Richardson)

MARCH 7–8 ReMix: Tango to Argentina, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) AT&T Performing Arts Center, City Performance Hall

JANUARY 3–4 Ben Creed (Comedy) Hyena’s

JANUARY 27 Oral Fixation Presents “Silver Lining” (Performance) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Hamon Hall

FEBRUARY 20–23 Verdi’s Requiem, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center

JANUARY 28–FEBRUARY 1 Serenade & Gloria, Texas Ballet Theater (Dance) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 21 Imagine Dragons (Rock) American Airlines Center

JANUARY 2–4 Shen Yun (Dance) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

JANUARY 9–FEBRUARY 15 Harmony of Light: Charles Cramer
(Photo Exhibition) Sun to Moon Gallery
 (Dallas Design District) JANUARY 10–12 The Bad Boys of Broadway (Performance) Casa Manana (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 28 Jake Bugg (Pop) House of Blues

JANUARY 10–12 An Evening of Prokofiev, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 31–FEBRUARY 2 Schumann Symphony No. 4, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 11 Brandon Rhyder (Country) Granada Theater

JANUARY 31 Andre Watts, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center

JANUARY 17 Dailey & Vincent (Bluegrass) Arlington Music Hall JANUARY 17 Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov (Folk) Kessler Theater JANUARY 17 Corey Smith (Country) House of Blues JANUARY 17 Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin) (Rock) Granada Theater JANUARY 17–MARCH 2 Oedipus El Rey, Dallas Theater Center (Shakespeare) AT&T Performing Arts Center JANUARY 20–23 Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall, (Fort Worth) JANUARY 23–26 Brahms Symphony No. 4, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center JANUARY 24 Mason Jennings (Indie) Granada Theater JANUARY 24–26 Michael Blackson (Comedy) Improv (Addison) JANUARY 25 The Ten Tenors on Broadway (Ensemble) Eisemann Center (Richardson) JANUARY 25 Matt Wertz (Pop) House of Blues

JANUARY 31 Tish Hinojosa (Folk) Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 1 Cycling for Survival (Recreation) Equinox (Highland Park) FEBRUARY 1–2 Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Hamon Hall FEBRUARY 14–16 AutoRama Custom Show Car Series (Auto Show) Dallas Market Center FEBRUARY 7–9 Chris Mann, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Pop) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 7 Austin Lounge Lizards (Pop, Blues) Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 8–9 Dallas Comic Con (Convention) Convention Center (Irving) FEBRUARY 14–16 Love is in the Air, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center

FEBRUARY 22 Superhero Scramble (Obstacle Course) Cousins Paintball Park (Forney) FEBRUARY 22 Dr. Dog (Rock) House of Blues FEBRUARY 23 Cowtown Marathon (Recreation) Will Rogers Memorial Center (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 23 Robert Randolph and the Family Band (Jam, Rock) Granada Theater FEBRUARY 25 Neutral Milk Hotel (Indie Rock) Majestic Theatre FEBRUARY 27–MARCH 2 Ravel’s Bolero, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center FEBRUARY 28 Keller Williams & More Than a Little (Jam) Granada Theater FEBRUARY 28–MARCH 2 Dallas Home and Garden Show (Trade Show) Market Center FEBRUARY 28 Dropkick Murphys (Rock) House of Blues MARCH 1 Kibbutz Dance Company (Dance) AT&T Performing Arts Center, City Performance Hall MARCH 1–9 Cats (Performance) Casa Manana (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 28–MARCH 2 North Texas Irish Festival (Festival) Fair Park

FEBRUARY 16–JUNE 15 Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary (Exhibition) Dallas Museum of Art

MARCH 3 Jon Batiste & Stay Human (Jazz, Pop, Blues) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 17 Oral Fixation Presents “No Stings Attached” (Performance) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Hamon Hall

MARCH 4 Garry Kasparov (Lecture) McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)

MARCH 7–9 Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) MARCH 7–APRIL 6 The Fortress of Solitude, Dallas Theater Center (Musical) AT&T Performing Arts Center MARCH 8 Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely (Country) Arlington Music Hall MARCH 9–10 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Hamon Hall MARCH 11 Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones) (Rock) Gas Monkey Bar & Grill MARCH 11–16 I Love Lucy: Live On Stage (Musical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) MARCH 14–15 Mike Bonner (Comedy) Clarence Muse Café Theater MARCH 17 Oral Fixation Presents “Elephant in the Room” (Performance) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Hamon Hall MARCH 19 American Idiot (Musical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) Dallas Sheraton MARCH 20–22 Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No 2, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center MARCH 21 Dancing Beyond Borders, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Dance) W.E. Scott Theatre (Fort Worth) MARCH 21 Blackberry Smoke (Rock) House of Blues MARCH 21–22 Bluebonnet Brew Off (Beer) Irving MARCH 27–30 Chopin’s Piano Concerto, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center MARCH 27 Forbidden Broadway (Musical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

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SHOPPING

SHOPPING CENTERS ALLEN PREMIUM OUTLETS Home to 100 designer namebrand outlets such as BCBG Max Azria, Coach, Cole Haan, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Lacoste and Last Call by Neiman Marcus, it also offers savings up to 65 percent!

entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln. 214.452.7180 mockingbirdstation.com

THE PLAZA AT PRESTON CENTER An urban oasis, Preston Center’s walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants suiting every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsie’s. 8311 Preston Center Plaza Dr. 469.232.0000 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

820 Stacy Rd. Allen, Texas 972.678.7000

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GALLERIA

Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony Style and Karen Millen — plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. From its legendary ice rink to chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a destination. 13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE

NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Guests also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expy. 214.361.6345

This shopping village is as close as northparkcenter.com you’ll get to Rodeo Drive. Built in the 1930s, this ultrachic corner of high-end shopping in Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports boutiques such as Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John and more. 47 Highland Park Village 214.559.2740 hpvillage.com

MOCKINGBIRD STATION Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and

Plaza at Preston Center

Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Street 214.922.9622 westvil.com

JEWELRY BACHENDORF’S The first Bachendorf’s store opened in 1977 featuring highquality handmade custom jewelry and an extensive collection of watches. Today, Bachendorf’s continues the family tradition of offering the finest designer timepieces and collectibles. PRESTON CENTER 8400 Preston Rd. 214.692.8400

DIAMOND DOCTOR With roots as a true wholesaler, Diamond Doctor sells the same high-quality diamonds to its customers as it does to retail partners. Stones are purchased from mines, allowing Diamond Doctor to offer top-quality GIA Certified diamonds for a

fraction of the price. Service is personalized with strict attention paid to desires and preferences. 972.342.6663 8127 Preston Rd. diamonddoctor.com

EISEMAN JEWELS The destination for luxury jewelry, Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark distinguishes itself among America’s best with a unique collection of designs, timepieces and colored and white diamonds of sizes not available in most U.S. cities. Named the Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S. in 2010, Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years. NorthPark Center, Ste. 514 214.369.6100 eisemanjewels.com

JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY A destination for those in search of inspired, extraordinary jewelry, Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry is referred to by clients as one of Dallas’ best-kept, modern secrets. The jewel-box gallery exclusively represents many of the finest, most-talented contemporary jewelry artists in the world. 6131 Luther Ln., No. 210 214.691.5400 jerryszor.com

YLANG|23 YLANG|23 is owned by Joanne and Charles Teichman, who opened the store in Dallas in 1985 and quickly attracted a clientele who can afford anything but prefer the fine workmanship of renowned designers shaping trends all over the world. 13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1300 972.980.0819 ylang23.com

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SPECIALTY SHOPS ALLIE COOSH Designer Paulette Martsolf dreamed of coming to Texas to design women’s clothing and Clothes Circuit jewelry, opening this store in 1989. It has since become a women’s CLOTHESHORSE ANONYMOUS paradise, and her designs have Internationally recognized, become world-known. Clotheshorse Anonymous is 6726 Snider Plaza a fashion mecca of women’s 214.363.8616 designer resale with 26,000 allie-coosh.com consignors and growing!

BERETTA GALLERY

Legendary Dallas Fashion at Astonishing Resale Prices.

11661 Preston Rd., Ste. 236

Located in Highland Park Village, 972.233.7005 clotheshorseanonymous.com Beretta Gallery is the destination for those wanting to indulge in the rich heritage of Beretta. Today, Beretta continues the almost 500-year-old tradition of producing custom-made shotguns and side-by-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.com

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CLOTHES CIRCUIT This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. A knowledgeable, creative staff makes all the difference in this one-of-a-kind store with great prices. 6105 Sherry Ln. 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

Open 7 days a week 6105 Sherry Lane @ Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75225 (214) 696-8634 – www.clothescircuit.com

One of Dallas’ premier boutique destinations, Forty Five Ten boasts a reputation for offering the best of the best. Set in a beautifully renovated historic building, it houses a world-class mix of the top collections for women, men and the home. Its acclaimed café, the T Room, is a chic lunch spot. 4510 McKinney Ave. 214.559.4510 fortyfiveten.com

INDIGO 1745 A boutique for men and women specializing in premium denim and sportswear, Indigo 1745 carefully selects its products to fit a calm, cool lifestyle. Whether looking for clothing, bedding, accessories or a special gift, you’ll find this shop excites the senses


SHOPPING and offers something that is personal for you and your style. 370 W. 7th St. 214.948.1745 indigo1745.com

NEIMAN MARCUS DOWNTOWN

Dallas Starts Here CAFÉ HERRERA SMASHBURGER POUF TWIN PEAKS LAVO COLLECTIONS CASTLE NAIL SPA URBAN OUTFITTERS WEST ELM GAP MOVIDA TRINITY HALL ANGELIKA FILM CENTER AMERICAN APPAREL CENTRE

First stop: Mockingbird Station. Go where shopping, dining and entertainment are only the beginning. Take the DART Rail past the expected — and take your free time even further.

When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors, and the best hotel was $3 per night. From day one, the goal at Neiman Marcus was to showcase the finest merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain its guiding tenets today. 1618 Main St. 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

PEEPER’S AMERICAN EYEWEAR Since 1976, Peeper’s has been offering the very finest in prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the Southwest. As shopping trends have changed, Peeper’s has stayed on the forefront of the latest in luxury eyewear. Today, Peeper’s is exclusively located in Highland Park Village, catering to the needs of those who wish to wear the absolute finest in eyewear. 64 Highland Park Village 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

and traditions of the old West combined with contemporary style and handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier mens and ladies apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States. NorthPark Center, Ste. 2184 214.217.6200 pintoranch.com

Q CLOTHIER This store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, topcoats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built using handselected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil. 85 Highland Park Village 214.780.0555 qcustomclothier.com

SCOTT+COONER In 1995, Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner-Collins brought their architecture and design experience to the Southwest. Today, with over 20,000 square feet of showroom space, Scott+Cooner represents 70-plus lines of classic and contemporary furniture, modern lighting designs and incredible European kitchen systems. 1617 Hi Line Dr., Ste. 100 214.748.9838 scottcooner.com

STANLEY KORSHAK

Pinto Ranch

PINTO RANCH At this shop you’ll find more than just western wear, you’ll find a lifestyle. Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, Pinto Ranch embodies the romanticism

Named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily, the esteemed bible of the fashion business, Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store, purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. It also carries the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear and accessories. Discriminating bridesto-be should visit the bridal salon. 500 Crescent Ct., No. 100 214.871.3600 214.473.9700 stanleykorshak.com


It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas, yet his legacy lives on at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Through nearly 400 historic

television and radio broadcasts, films, photographs and artifacts, the Museum continues to tell the story of President Kennedy’s life, death and lasting impact.

Monday Noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. See what others are saying on TripAdvisor.

411 Elm Street | Dallas, TX 75202 | 214.747.6660


MAKE A DAY OF IT! Amon Carter Museum of American Art www.cartermuseum.org

Coming soon: Art and Appetite, a delightful culinary adventure featuring iconic paintings by Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol. On view February 22–May 18, 2014. Admission is free. Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Nighthawks, 1942. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection

Kimbell Art Museum www.kimbellart.org

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection opens February 16. Visit the NEW Renzo Piano Pavilion; admission to the permanent collection is always FREE. Photo by Robert LaPrelle

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth www.themodern.org

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates on view February 9 through May 11, 2014. David Bates, Black Water I, 1987 (detail). Oil on canvas. 78 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas. © David Bates

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ATTRACTIONS

EVENT CENTERS AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER The American Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment. Home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Stars, it features 142 luxury suites and room for 20,000 fans. The AAC brings the hottest sports, concerts and family entertainment to town.

AT&T STADIUM

DALLAS FARMERS MARKET

Take a tour of the eighth wonder of the world, the $1.15 billion AT&T Stadium in Arlington, featuring the largest LED screen in existence.

One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown right here in Texas. Also offering specialty and international products, the Dallas Farmers Market provides a unique shopping opportunity.

900 E. Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, Texas 817.892.4161 dallascowboys.com

EISEMANN CENTER Located in the heart of Richardson’s business and technology area, the Charles W. Eisemann Center has been recognized as one of the leading performing arts facilities serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

2500 Victory Ave.
 214.222.3687 americanairlinescenter.com

AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10acre urban park, the center plays host to some of the most virtuosic artists and performers as well as premier touring productions.

2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, Texas 972.744.4600 eisemanncenter.com

MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER

2100 Ross Ave. 214.954.9925 attpac.org

Elegantly fused into the surroundings of the Arts District, the Meyerson Center has become a landmark. Renowned architect I.M. Pei’s masterpiece is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also plays host to various music legends throughout the year.

RANGERS BALLPARK IN ARLINGTON

This beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270acre complex. You can entertain your clients in one of the spacious, 2301 Flora St. open-air suites or try your luck at 214.670.3600 a foul ball where the proximity dallassymphony.com of the fans to the action is among the closest in the major leagues.

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1000 Ballpark Way
 Arlington, Texas
 817.273.5222 texasrangers.com

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Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

1010 S. Pearl Expy. 214.939.2808 dallasfarmersmarket.org

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM Situated near the historic West End District, this colorful aquarium is home to an array of vibrant marine life. A unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans and numerous seas and rivers offers a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. 1801 N. Griffin St. 214.720.2224 dwazoo.com

DALLAS ZOO Go on an urban safari just south of downtown Dallas and discover wildlife from around the world. The zoo is home to the only koalas in Texas, along with kangaroos, lorikeets and more from Down Under. The 11-acre Giants of the Savanna showcases elephants, lions, giraffes and other favorite African species. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. 469.554.7500 dallaszoo.com

This rare gem encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks is the centerpiece of Dallas’ cultural life. With arts venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, this area is home for art lovers. 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 4600E 214.744.6642 thedallasartsdistrict.org

MUSEUMS AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART This museum houses one of the nation’s pre-eminent collections of American art, from early 19th-century expeditionary art to mid-20th-century modernism and contemporary photography. The museum is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two great artists of the American West. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART Located in the Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. 1717 N. Harwood St. 214.922.1200 dallasmuseumofart.org

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART This 12,000-square-foot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed array of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, India, China and Southeast Asia. 2010 Flora St. 214.979.6430 crowcollection.org

GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER AND LIBRARY

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and the American Presidency. Explore the interactive museum galleries, sit in the Oval Office, enjoy the Texas Rose Garden, eat lunch, shop in the Museum store and stroll through the 15acre park filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers. 2943 SMU Blvd. 214.200.4300 bushcenter.org

MEADOWS MUSEUM The Meadows Museum is a resource of Southern Methodist University that serves a broad international audience. The museum presents an exciting series of special exhibitions, public lectures, symposia and gallery talks featuring university professors, visiting scholars and artists. 5900 Bishop Blvd. 214.768.2516 meadowsmuseumdallas.org

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly KIMBELL ART MUSEUM Quality is of the highest importance changing selection of works in the compilation of masterpieces from the Raymond and Patsy that call the Kimbell home. Come Nasher Collection, including ethnographic and archaeological visit the new $137 million Piano Latin American pieces and Pavillion opposite the museum’s original building designed by the American modernist pieces in both its indoor galleries and great Louis I. Kahn. outdoor sculpture garden. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 817.654.1034 kimbellart.org

2001 Flora St. 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

MODERN ART MUSEUM FORT WORTH

PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. You will find over 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space at The Modern.

The culmination of decades’ worth of work, this 180,000-squarefoot facility extends beyond the typical museum experience, offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits. 2201 N. Field St. 214.428.5555 perotmuseum.org

3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth, Texas 817.738.9215 themodern.org

THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Home to priceless documentary and photographic records, the museum offers self-guided tours providing an intimate view to those seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 411 Elm St. 214.747.6660 jfk.org


ATTRACTIONS: GOLF

bent grass greens with the right balance between nature and golf.

THE CLIFFS RESORT

1400 Texas Star Pkwy. Euless, Texas 888.839.7827 817.685.7888 texasstargolf.com

Perfectly blended into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake, the resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800yard, par-71 course fool you, The Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas. 160 Cliffs Dr. Graford, Texas 940.779.4040 thecliffsresort.com

COWBOYS GOLF CLUB These fairways are sure to test your skill at the world’s first NFL-themed golf resort. Perfect for business travelers, corporate tournaments or special events, this golf experience is one of the best in the Lone Star State. 1600 Fairway Dr. Grapevine, Texas 817.481.7277 cowboysgolfclub.com

THE GOLF CLUB AT CASTLE HILLS Tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood, Castle Hills flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully orchestrated through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60foot elevation changes. Designed with both the tour-caliber player and novice golfer in mind, The Golf Club at Castle Hills is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy. 699 Lady of the Lake Blvd. Lewisville, Texas 972.899.7400 castlehillsgolfclub.com

TEXAS STAR Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy world-class golf, Texas-style. Located 10 minutes from DFW Airport, this hidden jewel features

TOUR 18 DALLAS Easily Dallas’ most unique golf course, Tour 18 replicates some of the greatest golf holes in America and offers a rare opportunity to play each under carefully simulated conditions. Offering one fantastic challenge after another, Tour 18 creates a rare and memorable experience. 8718 Amen Corner Flower Mound, Texas 817.430.2000 tour18-dallas.com

THE TRIBUTE GOLF CLUB Honoring the birthplace of golf, the Tribute delivers a magnificent experience inspired by the celebrated courses at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Troon in Scotland. Whether you’re entertaining clients or planning a tournament, or if you want your regular foursome to experience golf in all its glorious tradition, you won’t want to miss the Tribute. 1000 Lebanon Rd. The Colony, Texas 972.370.5465 thetributegc.com

WESTIN STONEBRIAR RESORT Tom Fazio, designer of Pinehurst No. 8, Shadow Creek, The Quarry at La Quinta and other unique creations, adds another breathtaking 18-hole golf course to his name. Dramatic landforms, softly contoured greens and masterful bunkering make this championship course in Frisco a golfer’s oasis. 1549 Legacy Dr. Frisco, Texas 972.668.8000 westinstonebriar.com


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FW area offers rich textures of art, culture and lifestyle—from its dramatic skyline to its vibrant business climate, from its fashion-forward shopping to its friendly neighborhoods. The new downtown Arts District has put Dallas on the world stage, while the opening of the iconic Calatrava Bridge and Klyde Warren Park have created exciting new ways to connect with neighbors and neighborhoods across the city. And the future looks even brighter with the launch of the Trinity River Corridor Project, furthering the connection between Dallas and one of its greatest natural resources. Whether being with friends and family, savoring the city’s fare, cooking a gourmet meal or curling up in front of a fire, one enjoys being “at home” in Dallas.


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DINING

III FORKS Serving the ultimate in TexasFrench cuisine, III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining was a perfect combination of great food, service, atmosphere and music. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties as well as gatherings of up to 900. 17776 Dallas Pkwy. 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

cuisine have made it one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms. 4537 Cole Ave. 214.559.0325 adelmos.com

AL BIERNAT’S Offering upscale American cuisine, Al Biernat’s specializes in prime steaks and seafood. Enjoy a semi-casual atmosphere and an award-winning wine list featuring more than 650 selections from around the world. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

BABOUSH This restaurant, born inside a traditional market in Marrakesh, embodies the market’s way of life. Named for Moroccan slippers, Baboush lets diners slip into a Moroccan state of mind while dining on exotic small plates inside a sleek, vibrant space. 3636 McKinney Ave., #160 214.599.0707 baboushdallas.com III Forks

ABACUS This eclectic Dallas restaurant pushes the envelope with its fusion cuisine. Legendary chef and owner Kent Rathbun offers world cuisine ranging from Thai, Spanish and Japanese to “homeboy” dishes like bacon and eggs. 4511 McKinney Ave. 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

ADELMO’S RISTORANTE Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Adelmo’s intimate setting, personalized service and enticing

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

prosciutto, fig preserves, apples, CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & toasted pine nuts and P’tit Basque CHOP HOUSE cheese. Enjoy the fine cocktails Open for almost 20 years, and pocket-friendly wine list. Chamberlain’s serves the finest steaks, seafood and prime rib 614 W. Davis St. in a traditional fine-dining 214.943.1883 bolsadallas.com atmosphere. Chef Chamberlain will dazzle your taste buds in CANTINA LAREDO a relaxing atmosphere sure to Serving authentic Mexican please, washing away the hustle in a sophisticated space, this and bustle of a busy lifestyle. spot offers delicious dishes 5330 Belt Line Rd. complemented by signature 972.934.2467 sauces. Serving only the freshest chamberlainsteakhouse.com fish, quality beef steaks and handrolled enchiladas, Cantina CINDI’S NEW YORK DELI Laredo sets itself apart. See Enjoy authentic New York and website for more locations. Southern-style favorites right here 6025 Royal Ln. No. 250 214.265.1610 cantinalaredo.com

THE CAPITAL GRILLE A block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers works of art, like steaks dry-aged on-site. With an extensive wine list, Capital Grille surrounds diners with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale spot.

This noted steakhouse is consistently ranked as one of the top in the country. The experienced service and extensive wine list top off the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s.

500 Crescent Ct. 214.303.0500 7300 Dallas Pkwy. Plano, Texas 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

4300 Lemmon Ave. 214.528.9446 555 S. Lamar St. 214.652.4800 bobs-steakandchop.com

Located in Hotel Palomar, Central 214 is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. This warm and energetic restaurant features approachable, regional American cuisine highlighting rustic flavors.

BOLSA This cozy Dallas spot features a seasonal menu focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features

CENTRAL 214

5680 N. Central Expy. 214.444.9339 central214.com

in North Texas at one of Cindi’s many locations. From reubens and matzo ball soup to pancakes, and chicken and dumplings, Cindi’s offers delicious breakfast and lunch selections, plus fresh bagels, breads and pastries. See website for more locations. 7522 Campbell Road, No. 117 972.248.0608 cindisnydeli.com

Cindi’s New York Deli

CITY CAFÉ Come enjoy this exceptional white-tablecloth bistro. The menu changes seasonally, remains New American– California. Impressing even distinguished chef Julia Child, City Café has been recognized in

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DINING Texas Monthly, Food & Wine and Wine Spectator and received AAA’s Diamond Award. 5757 W. Lovers Ln., Suite 101 214.351.2233 thecitycafedallas.com

CROSSROADS DINER This restaurant offers homestyle goodness combined with traditional diner fare and features great recipes, fresh ingredients, a comfortable environment and genuine hospitality. 8121 Walnut Hill Ln. 214.346.3491 crossroads-diner.com

a nightcap and experience the best of Dallas nightlife. 2332 Leonard St. 214.550.9500 hotelzazadallas.com

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas over 20 years ago. The restaurant embodies the rich tradition of classic American steakhouses and adds the benefits of amazing guests, impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Rd. 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Innovating the American steakhouse experience, this restaurant features a modern approach toward classic steakhouse recipes. With in-house dry-aging and flavor-filled recipes prepared by a top culinary team, the Chop House is consistently ranked as one of the best steakhouses around. 1717 Main St. 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

DALLAS FISH MARKET The nationally acclaimed eatery in the heart of downtown Dallas features the best fresh seafood prepared in New American recipes. With an emphasis on seasonal and small catches from the best purveyors worldwide, it’s no wonder Dallas Fish Market has enjoyed national acclaim. 1501 Main St. 214.744.3474 dallasfishmarket.com

DRAGONFLY Diners here enjoy a collision of global cuisine in a playful, intimate atmosphere. Dragonfly offers fabulous views of the Dallas skyline. After dinner, stop by the Urban Oasis nightclub for

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

EDDIE V’S Setting the standard for fine dining, Eddie V’s features awardwinning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail. 4023 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.890.1500 eddiev.com

FEARING’S RESTAURANT Chef Dean Fearing has created seven spectacular dining settings in one restaurant. Diners can sample Dean’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties and the restaurant’s gracious, attentive service in a succession of unique indoor and outdoor environments. 2121 McKinney Ave. 214.922.0200 ritzcarlton.com

FERRARI’S ITALIAN VILLA Offering prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood accompanied by heartwarming entrées prepared from 100-year-old Sardinian family recipes, Ferrari’s gives every guest a taste of traditional Italian fare. Ferrari’s boasts two locations, private dining rooms, patios and even a full bocce-ball court. GRAPEVINE 1200 William D. Tate Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.251.2525 ADDISON 14831 Midway Rd. Addison, Texas 75001 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

THE FRENCH ROOM Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel features a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an award-winning wine list. It has garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years. 1321 Commerce St. 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

place for dinner, before a game, during happy hour or after work. 2400 Victory Park Ln. 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com

THE KITCHEN TABLE Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at the Kitchen Table. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. The Kitchen Table also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. 400 N. Olive St. 214.922.8000 sheratondallashotel.com

THE LANDMARK RESTAURANT The Warwick Melrose Hotel culinary team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award, the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. The Landmark offers favorites including pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and Dallas-style specialties for brunch. 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

JAVIER’S Straying from the Tex-Mex concept that includes tacos and enchiladas, Javier’s focuses on a more realistic image of Mexico City dining. The low-lit dining room at Javier’s is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging plants. If you come searching for the traditional Tex-Mex restaurant, you will be disappointed, but if you come looking for a taste of the heart of Mexico, you’re at the right place! 4912 Cole Ave. 214.521.4211 javiers.net

KENICHI A modern restaurant and lounge, Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi. Kenichi’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great

Lark on the Park

LARK ON THE PARK Lark on the Park is a new contemporary, urban restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. Lark introduces two new exciting chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley, and features seasonal cuisine with a global influence.


enjoy authentic new york and southern style favorites

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to mouthwatering, hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite served by a family of friendly and professional staff.

DINING Illustrators are heavily featured on chalkboards throughout.

3699 McKinney Ave., No. 200 469.533.5663 mcrowd.com

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. 214.855.5275 larkonthepark.com

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

LE MÉRIDIEN RESTAURANT

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown combines generous portions of high-quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.

Nestled in the heart of Dallas’ famous Galleria area, Le Méridien Restaurant offers fine dining with eclectic cuisine featuring fresh ingredients. Stroll down to the contemporary bar for a nightcap with friends.

2222 McKinney Ave. 214.741.2277 mortons.com

13402 Noel Rd. 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

NOBU The dining room of Nobu’s Dallas outpost recalls the New York City location of Nobu but adds a touch of Texas charm. Nobu Dallas can be your destination for dinner in the dining room or at the bar, drinks in the bar lounge or a private function in the skylight room.

MANSION RESTAURANT Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The Mansion’s talented culinary team offers guests one of the most inviting, approachable and valuable dining experiences in Texas.

400 Crescent Ct. 214.252.7000 noburestaurants.com/dallas

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

MEDDLESOME MOTH A great bar with great food, this gastropub offers a full bar and features 40 draft beers with a few live ales and at least 75 bottles to help round out the selection of the city’s best beer menu. Palm Restaurant

Kevin Marple

The M Crowd’s first Mexican food concept started in 1991 and has become a Dallas classic. From famous, homemade salsa

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829 E. Lamar Blvd. Arlington, Texas 817.265.9174 piccolomondo.com

PYRAMID RESTAURANT & BAR The Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid sports sleek contemporary decor and an exciting menu. The culinary philosophy draws inspiration from local purveyors and emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in an effort to minimize its carbon footprint and support the local economy.

The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars and Dallas Cowboy greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm. 701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

converted into a restaurant and bar surrounded by art. 2501 N. Harwood St. 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

TILLMAN’S ROADHOUSE Tillman’s is a place for really good food, drinks and music in a fun, casual, come-as-youare environment. An update on the classic Texas roadhouse, Tillman’s offers regional menu favorites, familiar tunes and genuine Southern hospitality, all energized with a modern twist. 324 W. 7th St. 214.942.0988 tillmansroadhouse.com

1717 N. Akard St. 214.720.5249 pyramidrestaurant.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE This well-known Dallas steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and some of the best steak in the country. Whether it’s dinner for two, a business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris can accommodate your needs.

SMOKE

PALM RESTAURANT

MI COCINA

Established 25 years ago, Piccolo Mondo has become one of the most popular and famous Italian restaurants in the Metroplex. This Mid-Cities location features a beautiful piano bar, a banquet room and a delicious menu.

17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

1621 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.628.7900 mothinthe.net

Meddlesome Moth

PICCOLO MONDO

This restaurant pays homage to an old-fashioned smokehouse, with cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Employing time-honored cooking techniques and a commitment to local ingredients, Smoke offers down-home cooking done right. 901 Fort Worth Ave. 214.393.2300 smokerestaurant.com

SAINT ANN RESTAURANT With the largest garden patio in Dallas, St. Ann Restaurant is located in the Harwood district. The historic St. Ann’s School was

Tillman’s Roadhouse

T/X RESTAURANT Step into T/X Restaurant for innovative dishes that showcase fare with a Texas twist. T/X offers guests cuisine built around radiant flavors, colors and textures, perfectly in tune with Dallas’ fashionable and timeless style. 2927 Maple Ave. 214.871.7111 lemeridiendallasstoneleigh.com


OUR PARTING SHOT

On the Hot Seat WRITTEN BY DAVE MUSCARI PHOTO BY DAVID WOO

It takes a Texan to understand the Texas mindset. That’s probably why CBS News sent anchor Scott Pelley to AT&T Stadium in October to sit down with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Photographer David Woo, a Pulitzer winner, caught the two men on camera while preparing for an interview on the network’s evening newscast. Pelley is a Texas native, born in San Antonio and raised in Lubbock, where he began his journalism career in his teens at a local newspaper, later working at a local television station. He also has deep roots in DFW. Pelley worked as a reporter at KXAS and then for a number of years at WFAA, where his reputation

grew. In 1989, he joined CBS News in New York City and later as a Dallas bureau correspondent. After years on the road, he was named the network’s chief White House correspondent in 1997. He gained notoriety for his hardball questioning during interviews, gritty reporting from war zones throughout the Middle East and in far-flung locations such as Antarctica. While a correspondent, he also worked on 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II. In 2000, he landed the first interview with the new Presidentelect, George W. Bush. Three years later, while working with 60 Minutes, Pelley and his colleagues broke the news of a second invasion of Iraq.

On June 6, 2011, Pelley became anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, succeeding Katie Couric. He has been recognized with nearly every major industry accolade for his work, including three George Foster Peabody Awards, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, 18 national Emmy Awards and five Edward R. Murrow Awards.

A Dallas-based television executive and writer, Dave Muscari is editor at large for Dallas Hotel Magazine. If you have a special Dallas experience or story to share, we would be pleased to read it, and consider printing it as a Parting Shot in the magazine. Email your story to our publisher, Pete Northway at pete@dallashotelmagazine.com. 72

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Checkout upon arrival.

Experience the serene atmosphere of the Omni Dallas Hotel’s signature Mokara Spa, a calming oasis in the heart of downtown. Begin your retreat in the relaxation room, and then make your way to a true spa escape as you enjoy your choice of body treatments. Complete your total departure by indulging in our delectable dining options, from farm-to-market creations at Texas Spice to savory fare at Bob’s Steak & Chop House.

214-744-6664 • omnihotels.com/dallas

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