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FEATURES

ISSUE 17: WINTER 2015

CONTENTS 30 CANCER BLOWS

36 TRES HOMBRES

44 PEAK PERFORMANCE

After receiving a diagnosis for multiple myeloma, Dallas Symphony principal trumpet player Ryan Anthony put his talents to work to raise awareness of the deadly disease by organizing a once-ina-lifetime gathering of some of the world’s top brass. BY DAVE MUSCARI

After more than four decades, ZZ Top, “that little ol’ band from Texas,” is still red-hot, bluespowered and completely righteous. BY DAVE MUSCARI

Dallas Opera’s newly commissioned work, Everest, promises an unforgettable musical expedition. BY HEIDI KLEIN

40 SIGNATURE STYLE

She’s been a model, an actress, a producer and has starred in commercials, but the role for which she’s known best is the tear-stained, vodka-swilling Sue Ellen Ewing from the TV series, Dallas. BY DAVE MUSCARI

A new book, Bragging Rights: The Dallas-Houston Rivalry, takes an entertaining look at the competition between these big-city brothers. BY DAVE MUSCARI

42 HOW WE ROLL Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce unveils Ghost Series II in Dallas. BY ELLEN RITSCHER SACKETT

48 ON THE COVER: Actress Linda Gray may be a “California girl,” but we think her ties to Dallas make her an honorary Texan. Photo courtesy of Linda Gray

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Golden Thread, the successful jewelry line designed by Texan Jennifer Welker, combines some things old with some things new. BY FARAH FLEURIMA

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58 THE SCENE In Dallas, we’ve got events to suit everyone’s style. Check our calendar for the best of the city’s culture and entertainment during your stay.

65 DINING

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Whether you want a quick bite or a savory sit-down meal, there’s plenty of places from which to choose in Dallas. Take a glance at our guide before heading out on your next culinary excursion.

71 SHOPPING From trendy boutiques and highend malls to hip vintage stores and more, DHM knows the smart spots to shop in Big D.

81 ATTRACTIONS What will make your visit memorable? Allow DHM to recommend what to do and where to go for fun and adventure in and around Dallas.

88 OUR PARTING SHOT DHM pays homage to the glowing-red neon Pegasus sign that has served as a beacon for visitors to Dallas since the 1930s.

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When you travel with DFWTC, one of our professionally trained chauffeurs will arrive at your pick up destination on time and ready to assist you with anything you may require for your travels. Each of our vehicles is stocked daily with fresh bottled water and a morning newspaper. Upon your return, a driver will await you at your arrival area and take you directly to your destination, quickly and comfortably. DFW Town Cars prides itself on our “on-time” service. We constantly monitor the status of your arriving and departing flights allowing us to confirm your terminal, gate and flight information – always keeping you on schedule. Whether you’re traveling alone or require coordination for large groups, our extensive fleet of luxury vehicles allows us to provide professional top of the line transportation. Your time is very important and for your convenience, payment arrangements are handled at the time you make your reservation.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

ISSUE 17: WINTER 2015

WELCOME

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While most of our readers were busy preparing for the holidays, we at Dallas Hotel Magazine were hard at work bringing you our first issue for 2015. We call this the Winter issue, but those familiar with Big D know that, despite the calendar, warmer days are close at hand. We’re glad you’re here to experience Texas at this time of year. Welcome! In this issue, we talk with a show-business icon with a definite Texas connection. Former fashion model Linda Gray has starred in motion pictures, television and stage productions and is a celebrated producer and director, but she’s best remembered as the longsuffering Sue Ellen Ewing on two groundbreaking versions of the well-oiled, super-sudsy drama Dallas. What a great story! Dallas versus Houston: Few debates in the Lone Star State trigger more passion, and this one even inspired a book.

Whether the topic is sports, weather, culture, cuisine or the economy, DHM takes a close look at which city owns the real bragging rights in Texas. In our star-studded trio of homegrown music stories, we’ll meet the composer behind the opera, Everest, a story about a perilous journey up the daunting mountain. The production enjoys its world premiere by the acclaimed Dallas Opera in January and February. We’ll also check in on ZZ Top, “that little ol’ band from Texas” that’s been red-hot and blues-powered for more than four decades. And if you’re in town in early March, you won’t want to miss “Cancer Blows,” a once-in-a-lifetime gala featuring some of the world’s top trumpeters, including Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet, Ryan Anthony. From the championship game of college football’s new playoff to a sizzling array of concerts,

theater and more, 2015 is starting off with a Texas-sized bang in Dallas-Fort Worth — and it’s all in The Scene, a comprehensive rundown of the area’s pro-sports schedules and guide to topname entertainment and events. Plus, we have complete, detailed listings of area restaurants, attractions, shopping hot spots and more. As always, enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine with our compliments. It’s the definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.

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iehard Dallas Cowboy fans can now wear their pride near their sleeves. Swiss luxury watch company Hublot recently has launched three custom, limited-edition Dallas Cowboys-branded timepieces, inspired by the team’s colors: blue and silver. Hublot will produce a limited edition of 50 numbered pieces for each model, with “Cowboys, Special Edition” and its specific number engraved on each case-back. The Classic Fusion models for men (45 mm in diameter) and ladies (42 mm in diameter) sport a polished titanium, satin-finished case and bezel. The King Power model’s case is 48 mm in diameter in micro-blasted black ceramic. The men’s timepieces have see-through case backs that reveal the watch’s automatic chronograph movements. The Dallas Cowboys star applique can be found at 5 o’clock on each model in commemoration of the five Super Bowl games won by the Dallas Cowboys since its

inception into the NFL (National Football League) in 1960. The star featured on the ladies’ watch is set in diamonds, as is its polished titanium bezel set with 42 diamonds for a total of 1.35 ct. The Cowboys logo is printed on the side button at the 4 o’clock. “The Dallas Cowboys are proud to partner with such a prestigious brand as Hublot,” says Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson. “Hublot shares our vision for passion, innovation and style. I know of no better way to enter into the world of international luxury brands than through this unique and extraordinary venture with Hublot watches.” As the Dallas Cowboys’ official luxury watch and timekeeper, Hublot is engaged in a multi-year partnership with America’s Team that includes clocks on the stadium walls and on the HD jumbotrons above the field for the pre-game countdown at all the home games. Hublot is also

the naming rights partner of the VIP parking entrance. “We have a long-standing history with the world of professional sports, says Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe. “We were the first luxury brand to enter the game of football (soccer) as well as NBA with the Miami Heat, and we are thrilled to become the first luxury brand to ever partner with an American football team.” The watches are sold exclusively in Dallas at Hublot’s Dallas boutique and at a new pop-up location in the Cowboys’ Owner’s Lounge at AT&T Stadium. All three editions are packaged in a watch box inspired by the luxurious AT&T Stadium and include a signed mini-helmet. The cost for the men’s Classic Fusion Dallas Cowboys watch is $20,600; the ladies’ version is $20,000, and for the King Power Dallas Cowboys edition, the price is $25,200. hublot.com.

“America’s Team” Timepieces Swiss watch company Hublot teams up with the Dallas Cowboys

— ELLEN RITSCHER SACKETT

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the Dallas Arts District, West End Historic District, Main Street District, Reunion District, Civic Center District and Victory Park. Before 6 p.m., the route terminates at the convention center, but after 6 p.m., service continues on to the Cedars and Southside area, Dallas’ newest entertainment destination. Along the D-Link loop in downtown Dallas, riders may access several hotels and restaurants and many of the city’s most popular destinations, including Klyde Warren Park (a deck park that spans Woodall Rodgers Freeway), the Old Red Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Sixth Floor Museum and American Airlines Center. A short trip across the Trinity River on the Jefferson Street viaduct takes riders to Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District, a bustling area filled with eclectic boutiques, galleries and bookshops and a variety of trendy eateries. The Oak Cliff route

also includes stops at the historic Kessler Theater, iconic Texas Theatre and Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Passengers at any stop may easily determine arrival time of the next bus by sending a text to 41411 with the word “dart” followed by a space and the Stop ID number, a 5-digit identification number displayed at each stop. Get around downtown and the Bishop Arts District with the help of the D-Link map on page 85. For more information, including additional routes and timetables, visit dart.org/dlink. — ILENE JACOBS


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othing says “I’m turning 40 years old” like zipping up in a flight suit and flying 160-miles-per-hour in an indoor vertical wind tunnel. This statement wasn’t spoken by a superhero having a midlife crisis, but by one woman who decided this important milestone only could be properly reached if it were celebrated with her family at iFly Indoor Skydiving. The birthday girl Angela Brutsche and her husband, two children, sister-in-law and two nieces joined the ranks of indoor skydivers who visit iFly locations each year with the shared dream of experiencing the skydiving sensation without jumping out of an airplane. “We suited up in helmets and masks, and, during a brief training session, the instructor shared some good tips on how to be flexible and watch for hand signals, which was helpful since the wind tunnel is extremely loud,” Brutsche says. “You also have an uncontrollable desire to

smile and that’s the last thing that you should do because you will drool.” Many engineering hours resulting in 33 international patents have been invested the iFly concept, which originally was intended as a safe practicespace for skydivers. The dual-loop recirculating wind tunnel is powered by four 10-foot radial fans that sit on top of the building and blow air down its sides into a basement; the air is then forced upwards into the flight chamber, generating a wall-to-wall air cushion on which a flyer can safely float. “Each time you jump out of an airplane at a normal altitude for a tandem jump, the free-fall portion takes approximately 45 seconds,” says Stuart Wallock, iFly chief marketing officer, whereas each wind-tunnel flight lasts 60 seconds. “Flying in the wind tunnel is a much more efficient method of learning how to fly, from a time and cost factor.” According to Wallock, iFly offers

indoor flying to anyone aged 3 to 103; however, skydiving participants must be 18 years old. Students learn about physics in a real-life setting. The indoor skydiving outing was Brutsche’s husband’s idea. “He has a knack for encouraging life outside the comfort zone, and iFly was an adventurous way to celebrate with the whole family,” she says. “Watching my family flying was nearly as much fun as participating myself. We laughed a lot that day, and we laughed even harder after watching the video footage. It’s definitely a memorable way to spend a birthday.” For $69.95, first-time flyers can earn their wings with two flights, a comprehensive training session and a personalized flight certificate. Group and party rates are also available. houston.iflyworld.com.

Up in the Air At iFly, experience the sensation of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane. Rusty Brutsche

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A TIP FROM CHEF SARAH “When it comes to jam, look for jars that say “special reserve.” They are a couple of dollars higher, but they really pack more punch in the flavor department. I also snag jars from small-town gas stations and grocery stores when I travel through the country on business. Those little family jam makers are the best at creating delicious recipes with interesting flavor combinations, and their jams usually are made with local fruit.”

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just love how Valentines Day has evolved, now that I am a mother. I have three Valentines to snuggle and smooch every year — my two little boys and my husband Dereck. While I still find time to cook a romantic meal for my husband, these cookies are a treat for all of the men in my life.

Chef Sarah Penrod shares one of her favorite cookie recipes

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1 ½ cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Favorite jam Powdered sugar for decorating Two heart-shaped cookie cutters, one larger then the other Sifter for powdered sugar Metal spatula In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, and add vanilla.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture a little at a time until a firm dough forms. Cover and chill at least one hour (or overnight). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a floured surface, roll out dough ¼- to ½-inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into hearts. For every cookie top, cut out a heart using the large cutter, and then use the small cutter to cut out an additional heart within the first heart. The tops need to be handled very gently as they are moved to the cookie sheet with a floured metal spatula. I recommend putting all of the tops on one cookie sheet and all the bottoms on another, because the tops will cook a little bit faster. Move all of the cookies onto greased cookie sheets and bake 6 to 8 minutes. Watch the cookies closely, and remove from the oven when the edges just begin to

brown. Cool completely. Sift the powdered sugar onto the tops of the sandwich cookie (the pieces with the heart-shaped holes). On the bottoms of each cookie (the solid heart cookies) spread a bit of jam and place the powdered top halves onto each cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and enjoy with milk. — SARAH PENROD

Sarah Penrod is a fifth-generation Texan and third-generation chef best known for launching Texas cuisine into the spotlight with her cookingshow concept, The Lone Star Kitchen, on Food Network Star. The former beauty queen, country singer and actress recreates classic Texas cuisine with an elevated twist in a style she calls “New Modern Texan.” Although her family members have been cooking Lone Star-style for 150 years in restaurants and hotels, she was the first to be a classically trained chef. Originally from Denton, Texas (near Dallas), Chef Sarah now lives in the Bay City area near Houston.


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or business and leisure travelers between Dallas and Dubai, Emirates’ A380 airliner provides a grand, elegant experience a world above all others. Heralded as the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the 488-seat double-decker aircraft takes the concept of flying to a new level with 14 private first-class suites, a 76-seat business-class section and 398 spacious seats in its economy class. Emirates A380 isn’t just the most luxurious aircraft in the world, it’s also considered the most environmentally friendly, burning up to 20 percent less fuel per seat than its competitors. Passengers in all classes aboard Emirates A380 can expect top-notch service, wider main deck cabins, advanced mood lighting systems, onboard WiFi and exceptional gourmet cuisine. In addition, each seat comes equipped with ice Digital Widescreen, a comprehensive entertainment system featuring more than 1,800 channels of

films, TV programs, music and podcasts. During the daily, 14-hour, 45-minute flight between Dallas and Dubai, passengers in firstand business-class sections enjoy perks such as personal mini-bars, privacy dividers, exclusive storage areas and seats that convert to beds. Also onboard is an upperdeck lounge area in which firstand business-class passengers may stretch their legs while enjoying canapés and cocktails. In addition to flying in mini-hotel suites, first-class flyers can shower at 40,000 feet. Two state-of-theart shower spas, complete with heated flooring and Emirates’ Timeless Spa toiletries, enable first-class passengers to arrive at their destinations revitalized and refreshed. Since 2012, Emirates has provided daily non-stop service between DFW and Dubai on its 267-seat Boeing 777, transporting more than 460,000 passengers between the two cities. “Commencing an A380 service

to Dallas/Fort Worth allows us to provide the region with an additional 222 seats on the route each way daily, which will allow a greater number of people access to Emirates’ home and hub of Dubai and our global network beyond, including India, Africa and the Far East,” says Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Hubert Frach. The non-stop service between the two cities has been crucial in connecting Dallas, home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters and 18 Fortune 500 companies, with the energy hubs of the Middle East. One of the world’s top five tourist destinations, Dubai is known for its largerthan-life amenities and luxurious hotels. The city also offers business travelers a safe haven in which to conduct business. Dallas-Fort Worth is one of five U.S. gateways serviced by an Emirates A380. Others are Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Houston.

Luxury Airliner Fly to Dubai from Dallas in the world’s largest, lavish passenger plane.

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SPOTLIGHT

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game on January 12 at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and the first championship is settled on the field once and for all. The winner takes home the coveted national championship trophy, which symbolizes the best team in college football. Spectacular concerts connected to the big game include CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live on January 9, featuring superstars Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big and Rich and Brett Eldredge,

broadcasted live on the country music cable network from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. On January 10, guitarist Lenny Kravitz takes his turn with an old-school rock show at the American Airlines Center for AT&T Playoff Playlist Live. The following night, January 11, Grammy winner Sting performs on the same stage, digging into his trove of hits from The Police and his solo career.

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elcome to the newest era of college sports, the first-ever major college football playoff system. It’s been a long time coming, and now that it’s finally here, DHM provides a few ins and outs for the fans visiting North Texas. The post-Bowl Championship Series era takes center stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in January as the first-ever College Football Playoff (CFP) system gets out of the starting gate. This determines the national champion. Here’s how it works: Four teams clash in two semifinal games; the respective winner advances to the championship

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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 rib-eyes 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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Bob’s Steak & Chop House is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the county for a reason. We serve the best prime steak you’ve ever had. Our service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the

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drinks are stiff. If you’re not a regular already, come by and let us show why we’re so proud of what we do and why you should be.

At our original Dallas location, Co-Owner & General Manager, Jessica Smith will help ensure that you have a perfect dining experience.


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House is memorable for days to come.

This family-style restaurant serves up Brazilian flavor. The restaurant offers an all-you-caneat meal that includes meat as it is prepares in most areas of Brazil. The server will bring samples of 11 varieties of meats along with side dishes and salad, all for a fixed price.

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518 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson 972.907.1862 blue-charcoal.com

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks re-creates 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 Parkway, Dallas 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

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ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKS & SEAFOOD Designed to dazzle but not be pretentious, Arthur’s invites you to dine with them in the same way friends invites you to their home. The menu features prime-aged steaks and fresh seafood flown in daily. Desserts are all house made and Arthur’s features an extensive, affordable wine list. Most important, the service is always attentive and professional. 15175 Quorum Drive, Addison 972.385.0800 arthursdallas.com

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PLANO 4701 W. Park Blvd., Plano 972.519.1642 deelincolnsteak.com

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE

CULPEPPER STEAKHOUSE 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. 4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.528.9446

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Cool River incorporates fine dining, a chic, high-energy bar and an exquisite Cigar & Cognac Lounge. Some even call it, “The Celebrity Playground of the Metroplex.” The ultimate dining experience is extended to accommodate private parties, celebrations and business meetings. Each of its rooms delivers a memorable experience with excellent food and quality service in an upscale atmosphere.

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DALLAS 2626 Howell St., Dallas 214.754.4949

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.652.4800

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.

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mous with steak, and that expertise is not only showcased in her delicious prime cuts, but also in how she rethinks the burger.

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. UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500 PLANO 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE This Addison steakhouse only serves premium ingredients. It selects the finest cuts of beef, beautifully marbled and prepared to perfection. Its dedication to quality cuts of beef ensure that every meal at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop

At this favorite Rockwall steakhouse, enjoy prime cuts of meat with a selection of more than 230 wines from which to chose. The attentive service, menu selections and the ambiance is what keep the regulars coming back time and time again. 309 E. I-30, Rockwall 972.771.1001 m.culpeppersteakhouse.com

DAKOTA’S Dallas’ underground marvel has been a downtown dining tradition for locals since it opened 30 years ago. Its unique location creates an ambiance unlike any other, and its patio has long been considered one of the city’s most romantic spots. The Midwestern grain-fed beef is aged a minimum of 28 days. 600 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.740.4001 dakotasrestaurant.com

DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Innovating the American steakhouse experience, this restaurant features a modern approach toward classic steak-house 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., Dallas 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

DEE LINCOLN STEAK & BURGER BAR This Dallas favorite showcases an approachable menu with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Dee Lincoln’s name is synony-

This restaurant planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago and 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 Road, Dallas 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

DUNSTON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE The new Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse has the look and feel of a comfortable, high-end steakhouse without the high prices. Plenty of USDA “Prime” steaks are on the menu along with many of the original choice cuts. Also making the transitions to the new building are the traditional home-cooked favorites like chicken fried rib-eye and fried catfish that Dunston’s is famous for. 8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513 dunstonssteakhouse.com

FIREPIT STEAK & FRITES This North Dallas neighborhood favorite grills its beef, chicken and other meats to perfection on an open flame. On the menu is a fixed priced option called The Formula: An 8-ounce Angus strip filet smothered with FirePit Secret Sauce with truffle frites and the restaurant’s unlimited Palmito Walnut Salad. 8141 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 972.955.2225 firepitsteaks.com


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HOFFBRAU STEAKS

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The West End location is a family-owned Texas steakhouse in the heart of the Historic Wend End in downtown Dallas. The décor is casual and rustic with unique country comfort Texas atmosphere. This restaurant features high-quality USDA choice steaks, cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Quality, comfort and value are three key ingredients that make this experience like no other. The menu features tender, juicy steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, succulent shellfish, fresh salads, irresistible desserts and an outstanding wine list. The steaks are aged for tenderness with a special blend of added seasonings, which gives them a unique flavor that enhances the flavor of the high quality, well-aged beef.

311 N. Market St., Dallas 214.742.4663 hoffbrausteaks.com

JAXX STEAKHOUSE This neighborhood favorite, formerly Jaxx Cafe, offers casual fine dining at its best, with uncompromised service in a romantic 1930s, Boston-style setting. Enjoy Jaxx’s prime aged beef and come see why baseball’s famed legend Mickey Mantle was a regular patron for years. 14925 Midway Road, Addison 972.458.7888 jaxxsteakhouse.com

PLANO 6101 W. Park Blvd., Plano 972.403.0430 IRVING 859 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving 972.556.9188 kegsteakhouse.com

KENNY’S WOOD FIRED GRILL This Addison hotspot is reminiscent of a 1940s Chicago-style chophouse that’s classy and relaxed with a warm atmosphere. The menu features wood-grilled seafood, prime-cut meats and traditional American classics with a twist. Every meal begins with the famous

popovers that are warm, flaky and fresh from the oven with a crispy outside and doughy center that’ll have you begging for more. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.392.9663 kennyswoodfiredgrill.com

KIRBY’S Since 1954, this steakhouse has served the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern prime beef and fresh seafood, daily chef features and a spectacular collection of Old and New World wines. Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, excellent service and cuisine makes it among the best steakhouses in the area. 3305 E. Hwy. 114, Southlake 817.410.2221 kirbyssteakhouse.com

KNIFE The menu melds classic and modern steakhouse dishes with all-natural, born-and-raised beef, pork and lamb and dry-aged prime cuts prepared in cast irons and steakhouse broilers. Additional specialty

cuts include chuck flap, outside skirt, tri tip, culet, beef cheeks, beef tongue, oxtail and rich, exotic Akaushi beef. Other meats include grass-fed bison and lamb and specialty breeds of port, chicken and seasonal game birds, and house-made sausages, hotdogs and brats and more. 5680 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.443.9339 knifedallas.com

KOBE STEAKS Experience creative hibachi cooking in a fun-filled atmosphere, where specially trained chefs demonstrate knife-wielding skill and showmanship as they prepare fresh meals before your eyes on hibachi grills. Specialties include carefully chosen steak, seafood, chicken, and vegetables, and a fabulous flaming onion volcano. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150 kobesteaks.net

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PALM RESTAURANT

In Texas, where beef is serious business, this restaurant has earned its reputation. Its famous roasted prime rib is carved tableside in a luxurious club-like setting. Expect to find the warm hospitality, exceptional service and award-winning food that has made Lawry’s a Dallas favorite since 1982.

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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 Steak House can accommodate your needs.

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

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There’s no better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm than The Palm, whose doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars and Dallas Cowboy greats, the restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas.

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701 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.698.0470

2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.741.2277

Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, this Uptown steakhouse features some of the finest cuts of meat, seafood and pork chops in town pairing well with its extensive wine list of more than 450 selections. Also featured is a chef’s table, raw bar and wine bar with complementary caviar.

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17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE This award-winning steakhouse’s story began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass, and thus became known for creaking the best beef Texas. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality and is one of many restaurants owned by the Landry family and serves only prime cut of meats along with campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from scratch daily.

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This restaurant prides itself on its straightforward approach to serving guests the best steaks available by buying only the highest-quality ingredients and using a timeless recipe so that the meat is flawless each and every time. The restaurant’s dry aged steaks are the stars of the show.

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10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas 214.366.2000

4101 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 972.243.9440

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PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE

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3008 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.7444

Steak or seafood? Here you can choose the best of both. Add in world-class wines, award winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance and take-your-breath-away service. Ocean Prime’s passion is to give you an extraordinary supper club experience. Located at Rosewood Court in Uptown, Ocean Prime is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440 ocean-prime.com

OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE Overlooking the winding river in the two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse is one of Gaylord’s signature restaurants featuring a stylish yet contemporary design. After dinner, visit the secluded lounge for signature cocktails and then, indulge in a fine cigar from a traditional Spanish cedar humidor on the cigar terrace. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817.778.2215 gaylordhotels.com

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SILVER FOX

2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.871.9991

14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688

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.

and an urban feel, with artwork produced by Dallas artists and design houses.

This award-winning menu is offered in a comfortable, casual elegant setting. The restaurant serves hand-selected USDA-aged prime beef cuts that are brought in fresh daily. For a memorable dining experience, try one of its specialties such as Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, chateaubriand and flaming desserts. Here you will find a spectacular selection of world-class wines. 2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

THE PLACE AT PERRY’S This Dallasite-owned and operated restaurant just celebrated its first year at its new Cedar Springs location with an upbeat, lively atmosphere. Dallas’ premier modern day steakhouse experience is filled with ambient natural light

13561 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 469.330.0152 3000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.781.2202

With a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline, Ser offers guests a casual, sophisticated atmosphere with an urban feel. Ser displays a collection of antique car mascots — early 20th century automobile hood ornaments that are collectors’ items. Enjoy prime cuts of the finest beef and market-fresh seafood, unique appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine program. Hilton Anatole, Floor 27 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 214.761.7479 sersteak.com

A USDA prime-beef emporium, Silver Fox is one of the few exclusively prime steakhouses in America. Silver Fox’s delectable menu also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, jumbo sautéed scallops and succulent Australian lobster tail. Four locations in the area; visit the website for full details. FRISCO 1303 Legacy Drive, Frisco 214.618.5220 RICHARDSON 3650 Shire Blvd., Richardson 972.423.8121 silverfoxcafe.com

TEXAS LAND AND CATTLE This restaurant features more than 60 dishes and beverages on its menu that use local Texas products, including genuine Black Angus beef from Stephenville, sticky toffee pudding from Austin, Blue Bell vanilla ice cream from Brenham, corn and flour tortillas from Dallas, Daisy Brand sour cream from Dallas, bourbon pecan pie from Humble, Tito’s Handmade Vodka from Austin and Dr Pepper products from Plano. 3130 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.526.4664 10250 Technology West, Dallas 214.353.8000 texaslandandcattle.com

Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE Savor the finest cuts of steak, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere at the chef-owned Y.O. Steakhouse and discover for yourself why Jim O’Connor of the Food Network declared the Y.O. Steakhouse as “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.” 702 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com


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After receiving a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, DALLAS SYMPHONY trumpeter RYAN ANTHONY vowed to make a difference for others facing similar blood diseases. He invited Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and other top brass players to help raise awareness of this deadly cancer for an emotionally charged musical evening for the ages.

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wo years ago, trumpeter Ryan Anthony wasn’t feeling quite up to par as he finished a guest performance with the famed music ensemble, Canadian Brass. After experiencing a few unusual aches and pains, the otherwise healthy, 43-year-old sought diagnostic testing. While doctors reported irregularities, several told the principal trumpet player for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra that he probably was fine. But Anthony wasn’t fine. In fact, he suffered from multiple myeloma, a deadly cancer that

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usually manifests in much older patients. He began therapy at the Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas in preparation for a stemcell (also known as bone-marrow) transplant in spring of 2013. During treatment, Anthony heard from many members of the international trumpet community. He semi-seriously joked that, after recovery, he’d enlist their participation in a benefit concert and call it “Cancer Blows.” Anthony’s idea morphed into a real event, and “Cancer Blows” takes place on March

4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. The extravaganza brings together some of the most famous trumpeters in the world, including Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Loughnane (from the band Chicago), Canadian Brass alumni, and a host of other professional musicians. Also, members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Grammynominated University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band will join forces for the concert. Anthony says he’s hoping for a sell-out and is planning to record the concert for release on DVD


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Former Tonight Show bandleader and legendary jazz artist Doc Severinsen will take the stage on March 4 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas.

Guest performer Jens Lindemann is an international trumpet soloist and clinician and a former member of the renowned ensemble, Canadian Brass. He is currently on the music faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Arturo Sandoval is one of the headliners who was invited to perform for the “Cancer Blows” gala concert to raise awareness for multiple myeloma and other blood diseases.

and CD. “The primary goal of the event is to raise awareness of multiple myeloma and, to a lesser extent, stem cell transplants and other blood cancers on a regional and national level,” says Anthony. Two additional events are scheduled prior to the concert: “Meet The Principals,” featuring current and retired principal trumpet players from major American symphonies, and “One on One,” a day of master classes and clinics by the artists. The events benefit Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

An after-party, ticketed separately, will follow the concert. Not long ago, multiple myeloma was considered a death sentence, with a lifespan of only a few years. While the cancer remains incurable today, research has greatly extended the life expectancy of newly diagnosed patients, and a cure now seems possible. When Anthony first received the diagnosis, his goal was to see his young children through high school. Now, because he has responded well to treatment and is in complete remission, Anthony dares hope for more.

If you are unable to make the concert but would like to help blow away cancer, send a donation to Cancer Blows/The Ryan Anthony Foundation, 1515 North Town East Blvd., Suite 138–449, Dallas, TX, 75150. Donations are tax-deductible. Visit CancerBlows.com for tickets and more information.

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he dispute is as old as Texas, dating all the way back to the 1800s when both cities were founded just five years apart. Dallas versus Houston: Which is the best city in the Lone Star State? Fewer than 300 miles separate the state’s two largest metropolitan areas, yet the historic gulf that exists between them is deep, wide and sometimes downright icy. Big business, sports teams, celebrities, politicians, geography, weather, arts and culture, history, even barbecue … the lists go on and on, and the arguments will likely never end. Dallas claims athletes Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Roger Staubach (NFL Hall of Fame quarterback), while Houston is home base for J.J. Watt (Houston Texans

defensive end), Craig Biggio (Houston Astros, ret.) and Hakeem Olajuwon (NBA Hall of Fame center). How do Houston entertainers Beyoncé Knowles, Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) and Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) stack up against Dallas performers Erykah Badu (“On and On”), Selena Gomez (“Come and Get It”), Luke Wilson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums) and his brother Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)? Care to compare Houston resident President George H.W. Bush or Dallas resident President George W. Bush (also known in Texas as “41” and “43,” respectively)? Billionaires Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, or Houston native and computer magnate Michael Dell? And of course, who could forget baseball legend Nolan

Ryan? As former CEO of the Texas Rangers and executive adviser to the Houston Astros, he’s a fixture in both cities! For a new book called Bragging Rights: The Dallas-Houston Rivalry, authors Carolyn Kneese, John DeMers and Lynn Ashby did their homework. They talked with some of Texas’ most knowledgeable sources from various sectors in both cities such as former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has lived and worked extensively in both places, and Dallas philanthropist Ruth Altshuler. There are interviews with Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the celebrated Dr. Denton Cooley, who founded the Texas Heart Institute and performed the first implantation of a completely artificial heart. Sir Ben Stevenson, who holds the distinction of being

Bragging Rights: The DallasHouston Rivalry was written by Carolyn Kneese and John DeMers with Lynn Ashby and was published last year by Bright Sky Press. It is available on Amazon.com and BrightSkyPress.com.

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artistic director at major ballet companies in Houston and currently in Fort Worth, weighs in as do former Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini, Dallas super chefs Dean Fearing and Kent Rathbun (a chef/restaurateur in Dallas and in Houston), as well as top Houston restaurateurs Tony Vallone and Robert Del Grande. And that’s just a sampling; there are plenty more. The result is 206 delightful pages — a quick, albeit provocative read that — author Lynn Ashby makes a pretty fair case for each city’s claim for top-dog status. You can argue the finer points and choose your poison — tornadoes over hurricanes, or maybe blast-furnace versus steam-bath summers — but in the end, the answer is in eye of the beholder. Kneese has lived in both places, and claims the original motivation for writing the book came from years of being quizzed about the differences between the two cities. “I was shocked to learn that many folks have never

“HOUSTON is hard hats and cowboy boots. DALLAS is tassel loafers and chardonnay.”

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been to the other city,” she says. Ashby agrees. “A whole lot of people in one city have not been to the other and don’t want to,” he says. “But Southwest Airlines makes a fortune shuttling people between the two towns hourly.” Bragging Rights also points out that Texas’ Hatfields and McCoys actually share more in common than either will probably ever notice, or admit. “We started out questioning which city is better, but in the end, we learned that they truly complement each other,” says Kneese. “Each has special strengths and covets what the other has,” she says. “For example: Dallas leads in sports, has the largest arts district in the U.S., third busiest airport in operations in the world, was just voted best skyline in the world (Readers’ Choice poll in USA Today), and is home to America’s largest State Fair.” She says Houston has a different set of assets, but equally as impressive as its neighbor to the north. “NASA, the largest medical center in the world, second-busiest port in terms of tonnage, top U.S. market in exports and third largest consular corps in the U.S.”

As for competition between the cities, during the interview process, DeMers says the authors were always mindful of the “r” word. “Asked about the rivalry with Dallas, every single Houstonian accepted that there is one and talked with impressive balance about why and when and how, usually choosing or preferring Houston, of course,” he says. But when the boot was on the other foot, “No one in Dallas seemed comfortable with the idea, and several refused to talk with us if we were going to use the dreaded word ‘rivalry,’” he says. “It was weird, it was unexpected, and it surely means something. In talking with Dallas people, we learned to not utter the word at all. After all, we wanted them to talk with us.”   So the rivalry is real or perceived? “It is true,” says Kneese. “Most newcomers to either city tell me they visit Austin or San Antonio, but not Dallas or Houston. Maybe the bullet train will bring us closer together!” DeMers is from New Orleans, he says, “which means I can be fascinated without

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“H-TOWN” getting into fistfights.” Of the dozens interviewed, Kneese says Altshuler stood out due to her “heartfelt response” regarding the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial. She also admires socialite and political activist Joanne King Herring, who referred to her hometown of Houston as a city of “snap, crackle [and] pop.” Kneese is impressed with former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Chase Untermeyer’s description of the broad base of power in Houston and Dallas attorney Mike Boone’s comments about his city’s competitive spirit. “Both citizens are very proud of their cities and their accomplishments,” Kneese says. If there were a single defining moment or one special thing about both cities, what would it be? “It’s not very sexy, but the Houston Ship Channel opening,” says Ashby. “NASA begat Space City, Astros this and that, and made Houston world famous.” As for Big D, well, perhaps the answer is a bit more predictable. “When the world thinks of Dallas they think of J.R. (and that’s getting a bit dated) and JFK,”

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says Ashby. DeMers points out that both cities have rich histories of racial, ethnic and religious diversity, “but they couldn’t be more different in the way they perceive the issue.” “For one thing, Houston simply has more than Dallas of any and all of those distinctions — again, that crazy, bluecollar rather than blue-blood work ethic that welcomes all willing to pitch in and get the job done. “Not one Dallasite I talked with mentioned diversity as one of the things he or she loves most about the city, and not one Houstonian failed to mention it,” says DeMers. “It was striking, even stark. If that’s just the Kool-Aid Houston drinks (and statistics, of course, say it’s not), then Houston drinks it by the pitcher every single day.” It’s been said that Dallas wants to be East Coast, West Coast and Old South all rolled into one while Houston couldn’t care less: true or false? “I think the two cities and their people have been in the past quite different,” says Kneese, “but in recent years

are becoming very similar in perspective. “The cities and their people have worked very hard to be the best, and we hope they and the next generation have the staying power to retain that image.” Perhaps Ashby sums it up best when he says, “Dallas and Houston are their Christian names, but Texas is the family name. Squabbling siblings.” “Houston is hard hats and cowboy boots, Dallas is tassel loafers and chardonnay. Houston looks to the oil fields. Dallas looks to Wall Street. — author Carolyn Kneese

“We started out questioning which city is better, but in the end, we learned that they truly complement each other.”

But both are proud to be Texans. We also share The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, the state Capitol, history, distrust of politicians, our songs and the Alamo.”

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After more than four decades, ZZ Top, “that little ol’ band from Texas,” is still red-hot, blues-powered and completely righteous. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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hat a long, strange, topsy-turvy trip it’s been for that little ol’ band from Texas. From playing clubs and small halls in the early ‘70s to emerging as America’s undisputed king of bluespowered arena rock in the ‘80s, ZZ Top has been there, done that — and then some. The band helped usher in the MTV era with a rash of combustible music videos, including the kitschy “Legs,” “Give Me All Your Lovin’,” and “Sharp Dressed Man.” Today, ZZ Top continues to record and tour voraciously, always with the volume and energy levels turned up to 10. The formula is simple: just three guys playing music together for more than 40 years.

As guitarist Billy Gibbons told The New York Times a few years ago, “We’ve been in this band longer than school, longer than marriage, longer than anything else we’ve ever done.” As ZZ Top heads towards its fifth decade, how does the band maintain such a razor-sharp edge? And what makes this trio of hard-rocking Texas hombres tick? You may be surprised.

From A to ZZ All three band-members are native Texans. Gibbons hails from Houston; drummer Frank Beard is from tiny Frankston in East Texas; and bassist Dusty Hill was born and reared in East Dallas. To his family and friends,

Joe Michael Hill has always been “Dusty.” He grew up in the Lakewood section of Dallas and attended Woodrow Wilson High (class of ’67). Dusty followed in the footsteps of his big brother Rocky, a well-known guitarist around Dallas, who was mentored by blues legends Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. Through the years, Rocky achieved virtual cult status among purists as an anti-Eric Clapton, harboring a disdain for glossy production and instead, maintaining a rigid preference for a more unadulterated approach to blues. As a young teen, Dusty began playing bass in a band with Rocky and refined his skills by sitting D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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ZZ Top has recorded 15 studio albums. La Futura was released 2012, the band’s first in nine years, and featured the hit “I Gotsta Get Paid.”

in with Dallas musicians. Both brothers later played with the illustrious bandleader Freddy King, and Dusty still counts the experience among the critical, building-block highlights of his career. Later, Frank Beard joined the Hill brothers in local bands such as The Deadbeats, Warlocks, and Cellar Dwellers, and the psychedelic ensemble, gibbons became American Blues. As they played friends with jimi teenagers, with influential rhythmhendrix, who and-blues pioneers Fats Domino, Big Mama publicly referred Thornton, Howlin’ to him as “the next Wolf, Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry. great american In the late ‘60s, guitarist.” American Blues left Dallas for Houston. Rocky Hill was more interested in playing traditional blues, while Dusty Hill and Beard charted a different musical course. Gibbons played in a seminal Houston group, The Moving Sidewalks. It had a strong fan base and produced regional hits with “99th Floor” and “Need Me.” Along with pioneers, such as Roky Erickson and his 13th Floor Elevators, Gibbons also pushed musical boundaries, playing concert dates with The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart, The Doors, The Music Machine, The Beau Brummels, The Electric Prunes, Mitch 38

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Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Steppenwolf, John Mayall, Ten Years After, Stevie Wonder and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons became friends with Hendrix, who publicly referred to him as “the next great American guitarist,” which was serious props for the talented young Texas musician. “Jimi was … truly a nice guy … on the shy side, but friendly and instructive in every possible way. We’re still in awe of both his inventiveness and the fact that he befriended us.” In 1969, Gibbons formed the original version of ZZ Top, releasing the single, “Salt Lick.” Beard, who had gigged with Gibbons in The Sidewalks, came aboard and brought along his bass-playing friend from Dallas; ZZ Top’s permanent line-up was set. The band’s unusual name is a genre-bender. In Gibbons’ autobiography, “Billy F. Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead,” the guitarist describes a wall inside a former apartment covered in tattered concert posters. The artists included Texas soul singer Arzell “Z.Z.” Hill and B.B. King. Gibbons thought about combining names into B.B. Hill or maybe Z.Z. King, but settled on ZZ Top. ZZ Top’s First Album was recorded in Tyler, Texas, and released in 1971. Brash and bluesy, the band’s freshman effort set quite a tone with its

sexually charged themes, such as “(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree” and “Bedroom Thang.” A year later, ZZ Top released Rio Grande Mud, which featured the single, “Francine,” with Hill handling lead vocals, and “Just Got Paid.” Both would become two of the band’s early signature tunes. ZZ Top’s breakthrough came with the release of Tres Hombres, its first Top 10 record, which featured a generous helping of Hill’s thick, thundering bass lines and Gibbons’ blistering blues guitar on numbers such as “Jesus Just Left Chicago” and “Hot, Blue and Righteous.” There also was a growling little boogie called “LaGrange,” which was based on a John Lee Hooker riff. It paid homage to an infamous smalltown bordello memorialized in the campy Broadway musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Both the single and the album thrust the band into the limelight. Gibbons’ musical talents notwithstanding, his flair and flamboyance have afforded him the lion’s share of the band’s spotlight. But Hill’s meaty contributions are far from unsung, and some of ZZ Top’s best-known songs feature his lead vocals. From the early days is “Francine,” and course, “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” from Tres Hombres where Gibbons


Lasting Power and the Texas Connection It’s difficult to overestimate ZZ Top’s impact on popular music. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said as much in 2004 when he introduced the band at its induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Hill thanked his family and “any record company with the tenacity to sign us.” Beard, the group’s most inconspicuous member, summed up the honor well, saying, “Most of my life has been a pleasant surprise. And this is too. Thank you.” La Futura, released in 2012, was the band’s 15th studio album and the first such release in nine years. The record met with commercial and critical success. A 40-song, greatest-hits, careerspanning compilation, The Very Baddest, dropped last July, along with Live at Montreux, a sizzling

Everyone in ZZ Top is a native Texan. Frank Beard (left) is from Frankston in East Texas; Dusty Hill (middle) is from Dallas; and Billy Gibbons (right) is from Houston.

in-concert DVD. The band supported it with a sweeping summer and fall tour, reuniting with an old friend, English rockguitar legend Jeff Beck, for dates in Europe and the U.S. Don Davis, program director at Dallas classic-rocker KZPS-FM, calls the band a “core artist” for the station. “In a typical week, ZZ Top [is] consistently one of the top five most-played artists,” he says, referring to the group as “a sentimental favorite.” “I think Bo and Jim [the station’s morning team] played ‘I Gotsta Get Paid’ every morning for a month after the release [of La Futura],” Davis says. The diverse musical styles of Texas artists helped influence the band’s distinctive sound. Echoes of bluesman Robert Johnson, western swing pioneer Bob Wills, jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, classical pianist Van Cliburn and a number of iconic rock players can be heard in bits and pieces in ZZ Top’s music. While the band routinely mixes in elements of jazz, classical and roots-rock, its music has stayed contemporary by incorporating electronica, new wave and punk/ surf rock, without straying too far from its blues base. The trio knows its deep well of material like the rugged Texas terrain on which they grew up. In fact, ZZ Top maintains an open set list during live performances, allowing it to dip into days

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sings “beer drinkers,” and Hill responds with “…and hell raisers.” Perhaps the group’s bestloved number is “Tush,” from the 1975 album Fandango! With a shout-out to Hill’s hometown, the half-studio/half-live sizzler still receives plenty of airplay on rock stations and is counted as the group’s first-ever Top-40 record. The band toured non-stop throughout the U.S. and abroad, hauling equipment that featured a Texas-shaped stage; special rigging for large set pieces including cactus, armadillos, tumbleweeds, stuffed (and live) longhorns; and more. But after years of grinding gears, it was time for a break. ZZ Top returned from the road, put down its instruments and took a well-deserved, extended hiatus. When the band came back together in the late ‘70s, both Gibbons and Hill had grown long beards, reportedly unbeknownst to each other, and a new, idiosyncratic wrinkle was added to the band’s ever-expanding mystique. To this day, both men sport facial hair of “doormat proportions,” as Gibbons has noted. Ironically, despite his surname, Beard remains mostly clean-shaven.

Armed with the legendary fuzzy guitars, ZZ Top pioneered music videos in the early days of MTV with campy rockers like “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

gone by. “We want to keep it interesting for ourselves as well as the audience, so we try to figure out how to do songs we haven’t done in 30 years,” Gibbons explains. “It keeps us on our toes and makes for what Dusty calls ‘spontinyouity.’” The musicians also have explored additional artistic avenues. Hill has made a number of high profile, on-screen appearances, including those in HBO’s acclaimed “We’ve been in this series, Deadwood, and band longer than Back to the Future, Part III. school, longer He even played himself in an episode of Mike than marriage, Judge’s King of the Hill. longer than Gibbons had a recurring role on FOX’s Bones, a anything else dark comedy inspired by we’ve ever done.” real-life forensic stories. He’s also recorded — Billy Gibbons and performed with a variety of acts including Kid Rock, Queens of the Stone Age, Hank Williams III and Nickelback. With a lasting career that speaks for itself — the tours, recordings, live performances and aforementioned the Hall of Fame induction — what will be ZZ Top’s finest legacy? “Here’s a band that did what it did with tone, taste and tenacity,” Gibbons says. “And had a real good time doing it.”

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Jewelry designer Jennifer Welker had a career as a prenatal nurse before becoming a fashion empress.

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ennifer Welker tapped into jewelry making as a creative release while working a high-stress job as a neonatal intensive care nurse. She poured enough energy into her side passion to generate a new career. Golden Thread, her Texas-born line of modern personalized jewelry with oldfashioned touches, launched in 2010. Think jewel-studded monogrammed pendants and initials threaded on delicate bracelets. Welker says the key to leaping successfully from medicine into fashion was refocusing her drive and passion. “The two careers I’ve had are actually stark opposites,” the entrepreneur says. “However, I tapped into my type-A, high-energy, adrenalinejunkie-ICU nurse-personality to help me move forward.” Welker, 31, spent hours doing online research for supplies and manufacturers, and called everyone she could think to help. “I heard the word ‘no’ a lot and ran into quite a few dead ends, but eventually I ended up connecting with the right people,” she says. Since the brand’s launch, fashion lovers and celebrities have discovered Welker’s

British socialite Pippa Middleton wears the Golden Thread framed gold disc with initials and a diamond, which retails for $680.

pieces — including Jenna Bush (daughter of former president George W. Bush), Camila Alves (Brazilian designer and wife of actor Matthew McConaughey) and English royal sibling Pippa Middleton. Her pieces have been featured in such magazines as InStyle, People, Redbook and Women’s Health and on NBC’s Today Show. “I took a risk and sent Pippa Middleton one of my monogrammed pendant necklaces. I knew there was a 99 percent chance she wouldn’t receive it, but there was the 1 percent chance that she may.” Welker says. “I saw the photo of her in the necklace, and I couldn’t believe it!” The muses and designs for Golden Thread are close to Welker’s heart. “I draw much of my inspiration from the unique architecture I find when traveling,” she says. “The clover shape we have in our signature collection is seen in historic architecture throughout Europe,” she says. “The crest was inspired from my family history. My maiden name is McKenzie, and with our Scottish family crest and tartan proudly displayed through our home growing up, I wanted to incorporate a part of my

history into the collection.” The monogrammed gold disc seen dangling around Middleton’s neck — with curly initials etched onto a preciousmetal pendant — is a throwback piece given a modern spin, like so many Golden Thread creations. “I founded Golden Thread to redefine classic monogrammed jewelry, with a focus on quality, innovation, sophistication and affordable style. Our line is customizable, which sets us apart from other jewelers,” Welker says. “You can stack, layer and mix and match colors.” Indeed, pieces like gold and gold-filled cuff bracelets, midi rings and bangles beg to be layered for a fun, on-trend look. Keeping things simple with a single piece works well, too, as can be seen in numerous photos of Middleton, who often wears her Golden Thread pendant. “My line actually appeals to all generations.” Welker says. “It seems that we’ve discovered the treasure chest for 10-year-old girls to very established middleaged women. The collection really does have something for everyone, from timeless classics to trend-forward pieces.”

Where To Find Golden Thread Jewelry In addition to shopping online, you can find Welker’s wares at the following Dallas-area retailers and boutiques. Find more locations at GoldenThreadShop.com.

Mine Boutique 4423 Lovers Lane, Dallas MineDallas.com

Beyond Baroque 2530 Fairmount St., Dallas BeyondBaroque.com

Gemma Collection 6715 Snider Plaza, Dallas GemmaCollection.com

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Rolls-Royce launches the latest in its Ghost series with additional enhancements.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chose Dallas for its North American launch of Ghost Series II.

Only primary controls are visible on the Ghost Series II veneer dashboard as to maintain a clean, uncluttered appearance. Additional controls are unobtrusive until needed.

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olls-Royce Motor Cars chose Texas for its recent North American launch of the latest in its Ghost series. Appropriately named Ghost Series II, this Rolls-Royce, like its predecessor, was designed for the person who literally and figuratively prefers to be in the driver’s seat. Less formal, with lines softer than Rolls’ more stately, chauffeur-driven Phantom, the Ghost is geared for a “new generation of clients.” According to Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, these are the “captains of industry, entrepreneurs and successful business men and women who are the wealth and job creators in our economies.” Having achieved their goals, he says, they reward themselves with “the ultimate symbol of success.” Müller-Ötvös describes the Ghost Series II as “an oasis of calm in a frenetic business world.” The difference between the Ghost, which launched in 2009, and the Ghost Series II might be likened, say, to upgrading from iPhone 5 to iPhone 5s; although the model’s design did not change substantially, the invest-

ment may be well worth it for the additional features and modifications the newer model provides. Instantly apparent is the redesign of the high-tech LED headlights, its distinctive “eyes,” surrounded by unbroken daytime running lights. The whiter, brighter light delivers a more-focused beam that allows for greater depth of vision when turning and deflects glare from oncoming drivers. Other exterior changes include resculpted bumpers and a new hood design and hood ornament — the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy — that tilts slightly forward. Interior modifications include those to front and rear seats for greater comfort, enhanced clock fascia and instrument dials, leather customization and the addition of two new crafted veneers. Engineering enhancements include re-engineered front and rear struts, new steering gear and improved hydraulic rear axle bearings that enhance stability while reducing vibrations. The Ghost Series II now boasts Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT), which debuted in RollsRoyce’s sporty Wraith model in 2013. This feature, which comes

The 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 engine can propel the Ghost Series II from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 5 seconds.

standard with the vehicle, allows the car to “see” information provided by GPS mapping data. SAT ensures that the vehicle is always in the correct gear and anticipates the driver’s next move, based on location and his or her driving style. The car’s Bespoke Audio sound system is state of the art. It features numerous speakers with theater and studio settings distributed throughout the car within its trunk, cabin and roof lining. A highly sensitive microphone monitors ambient exterior noise and adjusts volume and tone-settings accordingly. The car’s onboard hard drive holds up to 20.5 GB, which translates into approximately 5,700 music items, downloadable via one of two USB ports and searchable via the intuitive Sprit of Ecstasy Rotary Controller using a smartphone-inspired touchpad. The starting price of the Ghost Series II is $286,000, with and average price of $350,000; however, when it comes to customization and enhancements, there are no limits.

ROLLS-ROYCE DEALERS IN TEXAS Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dallas at Park Place 5300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.443.8240 RollsRoyceDallas.ParkPlace.com

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston 1530 West Loop South, Houston 713.297.2837 RollsRoyceofHouston.com

The iconic Sprit of Ecstasy — affectionately called “Emily” — has graced the hood of every Rolls-Royce since the ornament was first introduced in February 1911.

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n May 1996, an ill-fated expedition to the summit of Mount Everest left eight dead. This winter, Dallas Opera recreates the tragedy in its world premiere of Everest at the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House on January 30, with three subsequent performances on February 1, 4 and 7. Acclaimed British composer Joby Talbot, best known for his film score, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “leapt at the chance” when Dallas Opera called and asked if he would be interested in discussing a new commission. Works by Talbot, a versatile composer, have enjoyed success in the concert hall, on television, in rock collaborations and on the ballet stage. Here, he shares some of his impressions about the creation of his first opera. DHM: How was the tragic Everest expedition chosen as the subject for this opera?

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JT: Making something based on the disastrous 1996 expedition up Everest was initially the idea of librettist Gene Scheer. At Dallas Opera’s behest, Gene came to Toronto to the North American premiere of my Alice In Wonderland ballet, and we met and instantly hit it off. We discussed various possible themes for a collaboration. Gene had had the idea for a while, and when he told me of it, I was instantly struck by the operatic potential of a story that contains all the elements of high drama: love, death, heroism, hubris, selfsacrifice and redemption. DHM: Can you briefly describe your experience working with librettist Gene Scheer [of Moby Dick fame]? JT: The two of us talked and talked about the outline of the piece for about a year and a half before Gene felt ready to put pen to paper. I didn’t want to start work on the music ‘till I had all the words in front of me, and,

when the completed libretto finally arrived on my desk about a year ago, I was raring to go and couldn’t have been more thrilled with what I read. DHM: Was a trip to the mountain part of your research? JT: I made it as far as the foothills of the Himalayas on a trip to China last year. Although I’ve had to use my imagination to try to describe what it must have been like trying to survive a blizzard overnight at 29,000 feet, I was given a clue by the difficulty I had in even climbing the hill near our hotel, at a modest 9,000 feet. Altitude sickness is a killer above a certain height. Even the slightest physical effort becomes a herculean task, and even thinking straight starts to become impossible. This nightmarish scenario is one of the key things I’m trying to portray in the music to Everest. DHM: Are there challenges in the presentation or staging of Everest?


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Conductor Nicole Paiement leads the Everest workshop cast with Joby Talbot, Gene Scheer, Keith Cerny and the Everest production staff.

Gene Scheer, known to Dallas Opera audiences for his Moby Dick libretto, has penned a powerful text for Everest.

Composer Joby Talbot with Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny.

JT: I think these days pretty much anything is possible onstage, especially when you have collaborators of the caliber of the Everest team. I’ve seen the set and costume designs for Everest, and the way in which we plan to present the top of the world is going to blow people away! DHM: Your score for the ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is enchanting, colorful and clever and displays your skill as an orchestrator. Everest is a completely different kind of adventure. How do you use the orchestra to present this story? JT: Thank you! The summit of Mount Everest and Lewis Carroll’s “Wonderland” are clearly very different places, so the musical-sound worlds will be vastly different also. Having said that, both pieces strongly feature percussion. In Everest, I use deep drum notes and explosive gong and cymbal sounds to capture the roar of the storm and the eerie creaking of the glacial ice.

DHM: Did you find the one-act format limiting? JT: I’ve been able to really compress the emotional action into something that I hope will be an absolute roller-coaster ride of a piece. So much happens in the space of one act, in terms of the drama, that I hope our 75-minute piece will whiz by and leave the audience deeply affected by this tragic, yet redemptive, tale.

UPCOMING DALLAS OPERA PERFORMANCES Catalani La Wally, Act IV; Talbot/Scheer Everest Four performances, Jan. 30–Feb. 7. Mountain danger, doubled in these two one-act operas. Lovers are united at last by death in an alpine avalanche in Act IV of La Wally, and eight hikers lose their lives to a fierce storm at the summit of Mount Everest.

Puccini La bohème Six performances, March 13–29. A chance encounter on a dark and snowy evening in Paris ignites a spark between demure seamstress, Mimi, and bohemian poet, Rodolfo. This beloved opera tells a tumultuous tale of passion, poverty and love to its bitter end. Tchaikovsky Iolanta Four performances, April 10–18. Blind from birth and kept from the world by her protective father, Princess Iolanta is unaware that sightlessness is not the norm until love comes knocking at the garden gate. A simple question asked by an entranced stranger changes Iolanta’s life forever. For tickets and more information, visit DallasOpera.org.

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Lında Gray Linda Gray’s tear-stained, vodka-swilling Sue Ellen Ewing on the popular prime-time soap Dallas is one of television’s most memorable characters. Not only did Gray leave her unique stamp on pop culture with the role, but the award-winning actress, named to People Magazine’s 2013 list of Most Beautiful Women, remains an American icon. BY DAVE MUSCARI


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inda Gray radiates good vibes. Her breezy West Coast attitude and sunny smile light up just about any room she enters. After more than a half-century of steady employment as a working actor, Gray is rich with Hollywood tales. These include stories about her years on one of TV history’s most successful franchises in which she played the same character twice, albeit two decades apart. It’s a remarkable distinction that likely few, if any, performers other than her Dallas co-stars can claim. In 1978, when the young California actress signed on to star in a Texas version of the Montagues and Capulets with a sudsy soap-opera twist, she had no clue what to expect. Big D was still struggling to move beyond the dark shadow of the Kennedy presidential assassination and desperately needed an image makeover. Gray and her fellow actors shined a welcome, restorative light on North Texas’ largest city when Dallas became the epitome of “appointment television.” The then-daring series, with storylines slicker than Texas oil, enjoyed a spectacular run from 1978 to 1991, with 357 original episodes. In 2012, TNT aired an updated version of the show, which was cancelled recently after only three seasons. Looking back, it’s been the ride of a lifetime for Gray. She cherishes her memories and still has a lovefest with her adopted home in Dallas. “I’m proud to be an honorary Texan,” she told us last fall when we chatted. “It has a bit of magic; they’re kind, smart – they’re engaged. And they’re so generous. People like that are 50

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endearing to me. There is a warm caring that they have — and it’s not surface. They’re there, and they care.”

Early Career Like many actresses of her generation, Gray launched her career in the ‘60s working as a model. “I went to a Mother’s Day fashion show with my mom,” she remembers. A week later, the show’s photographer stopped by Gray’s all-girl Catholic school to inquire about her. “Everybody was very protective in those days,” she explains. He set up a meeting with Gray’s parents and received their blessing. The Culver City, California, high school student was a natural; her fresh face and All-American Girl look lit up the frame. “I started doing commercials … for United Airlines and cigarettes. I was one of the Salem girls, way back when.” Gray starred in commercials for Blue Chip stamps, a competitor to S&H green stamps, and spots for Noxzema skin cream and other high-profile products. “About 400 altogether,” she says. Gray made enough money to pay her way through college. Later, after she married and became pregnant, she says she “would sit on a stool and they would photograph me from the neck up while washing my hair for Alberto Culver shampoo.” One opportunity led to the next, she says, resulting in an extra bit of income. “And with the babies, being newlyweds … it was a lovely addition to the income we had.” Around the same time, in the late ‘60s, a photographer she knew rang her up. “I had worked with him a lot as a model

… he asked if I could come in and do a photo shoot, and that it would only take about an hour.” The result was one of the most iconic images in motion picture history: a young Dustin Hoffman awkwardly admiring a shapely, slightly out-of-focus leg assumed by many to be that of Anne Bancroft’s character, Mrs. Robinson, in The Graduate. The photo was displayed on thousands of promotional posters for the Oscar Award-winning film produced by Buck Henry and Mike Nichols. “[The photographer] needed my leg,” she says. “I thought, OK, great. Dustin wasn’t there. There were no shutters. Today, it would be a cut-and-paste thing.” It was all in a day’s work for the young model. “I had done a one-hour job, was paid $25 for that photo shoot, and off I went.” In 2001, when Gray reprised the role of Mrs. Robinson onstage at Gielgud Theatre in London, someone noted, “Wasn’t that your leg on the poster?” “Well, yeah, it was,” Gray remembers with a laugh. “They loved that in London, they thought it was so great, but I hadn’t given it much thought. ‘Oh yeah, I did that in 1967 or something.’ It was just a lovely coincidence.” “My life has been a series of speed bumps,” Gray says. “You kind of go along and all of the sudden there’s a little bump, and you’re turning left or right.”

The Making of a Television Star With hundreds of commercials on her résumé by the ‘70s, Gray smoothly transitioned to acting. She worked on programs such as McCloud, starring Dennis Weaver, and Marcus Welby, M.D., which


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featured Robert Young. Around that same time, she met Patrick Duffy, and they began a 37-year friendship and professional partnership. “We had a mutual make-up artist. One day he said, ‘On the way home, I have to stop by and see Patrick Duffy.’ I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s the Man From Atlantis! I had a little crush on him. We walked into his house, and I was very shy. Then he said, “Oh, you’re the girl on All That Glitters.” In retrospect, Gray understands the uncommon nature of the pair’s enduring friendship, particularly in Hollywood. “I don’t care whether you work at the bank, or the supermarket — wherever — I think it’s rare to remain friends with people you work with, especially in this business,” she says. “It’s kind of a special thing.” In 1978, Gray’s career took another speed bump. It began innocently enough when she joined an ensemble cast of actors working on a five-part mini-series about a wealthy, dysfunctional family. She had never before set foot in Texas. “We stayed in the NorthPark Inn, which doesn’t exist anymore,” she says. “It was quite something … wasn’t at all elaborate, pretty Spartan.”

Larry Hagman was cast as Gray’s TV husband, J.R. Ewing, a deliciously immoral oilman. In real life, Hagman was a native Texan born in Fort Worth to legendary Broadway star Mary Martin and reared in nearby Weatherford. But Hagman had forged a career of his own with spicy roles in hallmark pictures such as Fail-Safe with Henry Fonda, and Harry and Tonto, which brought an Academy Award to actor Art Carney. But, at the time, Hagman was best known as the hapless U.S. Air Force Major Anthony Nelson who played opposite Barbara Eden in the TV sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie. The show made Hagman a household name. If anyone understood the nuances of Hollywood actors shaken and stirred within the Lone Star landscape, it was Hagman. In Dallas, he amounted to the perfect “tour guide,” as Gray refers to him, squiring the group around the area in colorful fashion. “We all kind of clung to each other,” she remembers. “We were like these gypsies, a little tribe.” The group convened daily in Hagman’s hotel room, his bathtub filled with ice and Champagne. Gray believes this was how and where the actors

truly connected. “Funny, funny, funny things would happen, but that was our bonding,” says Gray. “And I think it was the magic ingredient to the success of the show.” After the original, five-part mini-series aired on CBS, the group was left to wonder about what they had created, according to Gray. The show seemed radically different than anything else on broadcast TV in those days. “It was kind of a nighttime soap opera. We didn’t know what the reaction would be,” she says. But the network must have recognized the potential. “They said, ‘Wow, this is nice. We like this.’ So they picked us up as a series. That was really the beginning, and it was so much fun,” says Gray. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Woo has photographed the cast many times, both the actors in the original series and those in the TNT sequel. In the 1990s, Woo shot pictures on the set in a Las Colinas studio while filming one of the program’s several reunion specials. “Linda, Larry and Patrick were like The Three Musketeers,” he remembers. “You could tell they respected and truly loved one another.”

“It was this amazing combination of actors and passion and wanting to do a great job. It was a bit of magic.”

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Off the set, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman, who played the despicable J.R. Ewing, husband to Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), were good friends. She considered him to be “fun and generous.” Dallas cast members Larry Hagman (left), Patrick Duffy (standing) and Linda Gray (right) pose with Michael Preece, who directed 63 episodes from season 4 through 14.

“My personal feeling is: when a group of actors get together, and they like and respect each other, it shows on the screen.”

In the summer of 1978, the actors who had worked so hard to forge a bond returned to Dallas to film the beginning scenes of the show, which would air until it was cancelled in 1991. “My personal feeling is: when a group of actors get together, and they like and respect each other, it shows on the screen,” says Gray. “We loved our job and were passionate when we got to the set. It was this amazing combination of actors and passion and wanting to do a great job. It was a bit of magic.” “There was an onus attached to Dallas [due to the JFK assassination] during that time,” she says. “I thought, ‘Wow, how interesting that the show focused on a more positive thing. A lot of times, people look at the city as though it is to blame for tragedy. Clearly it is not.” “You couldn’t TiVo or record [the show] — none of that stuff,” she says. “You sat there with Grandma or Mom and Dad — or snuck down the stairs — to see it. A lot of people would not take phone calls during that time. This was important television.”

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she, Hagman and Duffy felt trepidation when invited to join the cast. “We thought, Wait a minute -- what if they just want to use us as bait then turn it into some kind of tacky show?” Hagman was the most verbal. “We thought [it] better to not do anything at all and have people remember [the show] with great love and respect than to jump into something that wouldn’t be of that [high] caliber.” After receiving and reading a script, Gray says the trio liked what they saw. “We all signed on and said, ‘OK, you know — fingers crossed.’ You really don’t know. You’re just blessed by the fact that you’re working, and you get to play a character. Honestly, I don’t know any actor [whom] I can remember having played the same character 20 years later. What a distinction. It was all that good stuff.” Gray says when it comes to television, there are no sure things, and even they are of little use in predicting success. “You go in hopeful that you have a chance to chew on those words, breathe a little magic into them and make something out of what you’ve been given to do as an actor.” In 2012, the group began working on TNT’s version of the classic show. Dallas premiered with decent buzz and ratings. It was exciting for Hagman, Duffy

and Gray to reprise signature roles from the original program, and, by all accounts, they were having a ball. “I was a fan of the show when it first came out [in 1978], but I wasn’t what you’d call ‘avid,’” says Joy Tipping, a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News who has covered Dallas extensively. While in Europe just after the original show premiered, she says she grew weary of “people asking me how many horses and oil wells I had.” However, Tipping says, she adored [the TNT version] from the start. “Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy just ‘owned’ it, and the newcomers had great chops, too,” she says. “I blog about it, where I’m allowed — encouraged, even — to have opinions and the occasional rant.” She says, “I thought for what it was trying to be, a nighttime soap opera, it was just about perfect.​” But by late November 2012, the winds shifted dramatically. Just as the new show was finding its sea legs, Hagman died unexpectedly. “I do [miss him],” Gray says in a somber voice about her longtime friend. “But I feel that ornery little guy — that cutie — is all around.” She is reassured by the fact that Hagman passed away doing “exactly what he wanted to do.” “I thought the show coming


back for this new go-‘round, was such a blessing for Larry … he got to play J.R. Ewing yet again after a 20-year hiatus,” says Gray. “He got to come back, bigger than ever and be that crazy, dysfunctional J.R. Ewing. That was special. And that was a role that he was born to play. You know, he was back on top, bigger than ever, and happier than ever.” The last time Woo saw the pair together they were strolling arm-in-arm at the grand opening of the Omni Hotel adjacent to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. “They’d come full circle,” he remembers. “They walked through the lobby together smiling — the perfect goodwill diplomats for our city, thrilled to be together again.” Last October, TNT pulled the plug on the cable channel’s version of Dallas after three years in production. Gray thought viewers felt cheated by the cancellation and that the cable channel raised the white flag too early in the process. Undaunted, Gray insists all was not lost, saying, “It ain’t over till it’s over, in my book.” She applauds loyal fans who have stepped up to the plate in support of the program and quotes Peter Finch (in his role as newscaster Howard Beale in the movie Network), saying, “… they’re madder than hell, and they aren’t going to take it anymore.” Via her various columns and blogs, which have received thousands of page views, Tipping says she’s worked to keep fans informed about what they might do to try to help save the show. “People in Dallas are very keen on what happens on Dallas,” she says. “[Linda Gray] and Patrick Duffy are the show’s history,” says Tipping. “She has portrayed Sue Ellen’s emotional roller coaster of loving/hating J.R., and loving/ hating drinking brilliantly. I think if someone were to pick the show up without her and Duffy, it would fail miserably.​” Unfortunately for the cast and diehard fans, no other network

“My life has been a series of speed bumps. You kind of go along and all of the sudden there’s a little bump, and you’re turning left or right.”

has picked up the show as this magazine goes to press. “TNT is finished with us,” Gray says, wistfully. As for the rest of Gray’s career, with or without a steady dose of Dallas in her life, she says she’s not about to ride off into the sunset. She spent the holiday season in London, starring as the Fairy Godmother in a familyfriendly stage production of Cinderella, and will star in a black comedy called Wally, which is being filmed in California early this year. “People say, ‘You could retire now.’ I say ‘what does that mean? It does not compute.’” Retirement, she says, simply isn’t a word in her vocabulary. “I’m one of those people like Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, two of my favorites,” she says. “They are also working actors, and that’s who I consider myself to be.” Much like her dear friend Larry Hagman, Gray believes that she, too, has been blessed. “I’ve worked a lot,” she says. “But it’s an attitude that you have to have about life. If you want something, that’s what you go after. That’s just who I am — I recognize it, and sometimes I drive myself crazy [because of it]. But that’s how it is with me. I love to work and have obviously done it all my life. And I will continue.”

When in Big D LINDA GRAY RECOMMENDS The Great Outdoors “I immediately go for a walk when I arrive. Now that Klyde Warren Park is part (a lovely part) of the new landscape of downtown Dallas, it’s one of the first places I head to. On a Sunday I head over to White Rock Lake where I can take a long walk around the lake with friends on a Sunday and see families, babies in strollers, bikers, dogs, joggers, et cetera. I love the energy there!”

Favorite Fare “Restaurants are amazing there now. When we first arrived to begin filming the original Dallas, we seldom went downtown. We did spend time at The Palm where we first met Al Biernat. What a treasure he is, and now having his own restaurant, Al Biernat’s on Oak Lawn, makes it all the sweeter when I go there now. He is an amazing restaurateur and a lovely human being.” “I also enjoy many new restaurants that were never there in the ‘80s: Tei-An, Gemma, Meso Maya, Le Bilboquet, Savor Gastropub, True Food Kitchen, and of course, The Mansion (where we stayed during our filming in the ‘80s). There are so many restaurants that I have not tried yet but hope to very soon: Knife was highly recommended, Oak and many more on the ‘to experience’ list.”

Retail Therapy “When we are [in Dallas] filming, there isn’t a lot of time to shop: Shops don’t open at 5 a.m.! I do love Highland Park Village! It is charming, and I love simply walking around there. Such beautiful shops. Forty-Five Ten is amazing. Brian [Bolke] has such great taste!” “Also, I am a regular at the Apple Store in the West Village because I am always doing something to my computer that needs fixing. They must cringe when I walk in, saying, ‘Here she is again, wonder what she did now?’ Phillip the store manager is so wonderful and patient with me, and I am crazy about all the people who work there.”

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Set in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this innovative double bill centers on a free-spirited young woman, sung by American lyric soprano Latonia Moore, who realizes too late that love delayed isn’t always love denied. Then, on the slopes of Mt. Everest, luck and the weather can turn quickly as dreams die, even for the most valiant of men. Composer Joby Talbot’s first opera, a world premiere, confronts the events surrounding an ill-fated expedition. Extraordinary casts and cutting-edge staging highlight these productions. (Turn to page 44 to read our interview with Joby Talbot.)


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JAN. 17

Will Rogers Memorial Center

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

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Ayodele Casel, courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center

Ronald K. Brown Evidence Dance Company

This 23-day extravaganza is filled with Old West tradition and history. For 118 years, it’s been nation’s oldest livestock show, now featuring more than 22,000 head of world-class livestock on exhibition and professional rodeo action. Enjoy interactive educational exhibits, live music, a carnival, great food, nearly 200,000 square feet of shopping and more.

Choreographer Ronald K. Brown and his New York-based contemporary dance ensemble, Evidence, celebrate the music of Stevie Wonder. Brown’s stories and movements express traditional themes of community, ritual and all that has gone before. His choreography, Grace, was recently seen in Dallas as performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company.

JAN. 1–4

JAN. 14–18

JAN. 17

JAN. 23

Winspear Opera House

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Granada Theater

Majestic Theater

Theatrics, technology and percussion merge in an experience described as “visually stunning,” “wildly inventive” and “hysterically funny.”

Based on the animated classic, millions of fans have seen the Broadway show. Experience the music, romance and enchantment of this new production.

These guitar heroes inventively mix their two genres: blues/jazz and rock in a musical showcase based on their 2014 album, Eclectic.

“The ultimate Beatles tribute band” looks and sounds close to the original Fab Four and has brought the Beatles’ music to audiences around the world.

Blue Man Group

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

JAN. 2

A Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern

The Fab Four

JAN. 18 JAN. 15

Mario Frangoulis

Anjelah Johnson

JAN. 23–25

Fair Park Music Hall

Kenny G, Fort Worth Symphony Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Join an evening of worship with the pastor of America’s largest church who ministers to millions via broadcasts, books and podcasts.

The crossover tenor who performs all genres is best known for “Vicero, Perdero.” He starred in De-Lovely, singing “So In Love” with Lara Fabian.

The former NFL cheerleader earned comedic stripes on MADtv. Among her best-known characters are Tammy, the sharp-tongued nail salon employee and Bon Qui Qui.

JAN. 8­–11

JAN. 15–18

JAN. 22

JAN. 26

Improv (Addison)

American Airlines Center

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Jaap van Zweden conducts pianist Conrad Tao in Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic concerto and Carlos Chávez’s Sinfonia India.

This human sound effect machine is an offthe-wall, animated character that points out the absurdity in an illogical, pop-culture-obsessed world.

As one of the most prolific pop artists of all time, the Piano Man brings his cache of hits including “My Life,” “Allentown,” and “Uptown Girl.”

Remember Miller, Goodman, Shaw, Dorsey and more in this 1940s musical revue complete with a 19-piece big band, authentic costumes and dancing.

JAN. 9

JAN. 16

American Airlines Center

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Dallas Symphony Meyerson Symphony Center

Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Country stars join forces for CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party Live during festivities surrounding the college football national championship. JAN. 10–11

Lenny Kravitz, Sting American Airlines Center

Two major rock stars headline one concert each for the College Football Playoff weekend as part of AT&T Playoff Playlist Live concert series.

Winspear Opera House

Pablo Francisco

Billy Joel

The Grammy-winning smooth jazz saxophonist is one of the best-selling artists of all time with over 75 million record sales worldwide.

In the Mood

JAN. 22

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx

Russell Peters

JAN. 30

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Big Head Todd and the Monsters House of Blues

Founding member DeYoung brings Styx’s hits to the stage, including favorites such as “Come Sail Away,” “Lady,” “Babe” and more.

The Canadian actor and comedian uses humor to highlight stereotypes and is a TV favorite with specials on Showtime and performances on Comedy Central.

JAN. 16

JAN. 23

Arlington Music Hall

Kessler Theater

Paula Poundstone

Their bouncy calling card, “Let Your Love Flow” became a ‘70s sunshine anthem. Since then they’ve cranked out a steady stream of country and pop hits.

The Austin-based six-string guitar master, accomplished songwriter and gifted singer rose to fame following an Austin City Limits performance.

City Performance Hall

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The Bellamy Brothers

Monte Montgomery

The Colorado band that formed in the mid-‘80s has a deep following of fans of its rock-blues sound. Its 1993 album Sister Sweetly went platinum. JAN. 31

The American stand-up comedian, heard weekly on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, is known for her wry humor and quick, often spontaneous wit.

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FEB. 16

FEB. 24–MARCH 8

American Airlines Center

Kinky Boots, Dallas Summer Musicals

Matthew Murphy

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Maroon 5

Fair Park Music Hall

Dallas is the band’s second stop on its world tour, featuring its fifth album, V, released last year. The pop rockers from L.A. have been among music’s most successful since exploding onto the scene in the ‘90s. Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Levine and his band mates continue to soak up the spotlight and crank out hit after hit, selling over 25 million albums worldwide.

Broadway’s new high-heeled hit won six Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical and Best Score. Set in a nearly bankrupt shoe factory, an unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed. Inspired by a true story, the production features direction and award-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious book by Harvey Feinstein.

FEB. 5

FEB. 12

FEB. 20

FEB. 26

Majestic Theater

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Arlington Music Hall

American Airlines Center

His “Stripped Down” show, an intimate solo performance with music and storytelling, treats fans to experience the pop-rock icon in a personal way.

The multimedia show by the long-running moptop tribute act takes the audience on a musical journey of the world’s most celebrated band.

Her Grammy-winning work with The Judds (“Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me”) and as a solo artist (“Tell Me Why”) has made her a country megastar.

The Mexican-born singer-songwriter and sixtime Grammy nominee is a major Latin music star with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Rick Springfield

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles

Wynonna Judd

FEB. 12–14 FEB. 6

Unite Forever Gala

Mrs. Independent

FEB. 27 FEB. 22

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

Buffy Sainte-Marie Band Kessler Theater

Superstars Usher and Blake Shelton headline this extraordinary gala celebrating 90 years of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Robin Givens and Priest Tyaire star in the touring stage production about a modern-day marriage caught between two ends of the financial spectrum.

FEB. 6

FEB. 12–15

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Miranda Sings Majestic Theater

Off-key, egotistical and annoying, the talent-deficient character is an Internet sensation, played to comedic perfection by Colleen Ballinger. FEB. 10–22

The Book of Mormon Winspear Opera House

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the musical religious satire won nine Tony Awards and has become a theater classic. FEB. 12

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band American Airlines Center

The “Ride Out” tour features new tunes from Seger’s latest album along with some unforgettable oldie-but-goodies as well.

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Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Dallas Symphony Meyerson Symphony Center

The singer-songwriter whose work has focused on issues of indigenous peoples of the Americas includes subjects of love, war, religion and mysticism.

Gordon Lightfoot Winspear Opera House

With mega-hits such as “If You Could Read My Mind,” Carefree Highway” and Sundown” the Canadian singer-songwriter helped define folk-pop.

FEB. 19

FEB. 26

Choctaw Casino and resort (Durant, OK)

Winspear Opera House

2Cellos

The Dallas native plays his special brand of Space Cowboy blues hits including “The Joker,” “Jet Airliner” and others.

The duo’s version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” was a YouTube sensation. Hear their spin on Guns N’ Roses, U2, Coldplay and more.

FEB. 20–21

FEB. 26–MARCH 1

Meyerson Symphony Center

Meyerson Symphony Center

Disney in Concert, Dallas Symphony Relive memories with scenes from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and more, accompanied by the DSO, conducted by Richard Kaufman.

Arlo Guthrie Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The folk icon performs the entire Alice’s Restaurant Massacree for the first time in a decade on his Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour. FEB. 28

FEB. 25

The orchestra performs Richard Strauss’ symphonic work, A Hero’s Life, and Brahms’ first large-scale orchestral piece with Yefim Bronfman, piano.

Steve Miller Band

Juan Gabriel

George Lopez Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The comedian, actor and talk show host is popular with audiences worldwide. His network TV show and HBO special have made him a star. FEB. 28–APRIL 12

Dallas Blooms Dallas Arboretum

The botanical garden’s stunning floral displays highlight more than 500,000 spring bulbs — tulips, daffodils, pansies, violas — plus brilliant azaleas. FEB. 28

Winter Dreams, Dallas Symphony Lawrence Foster conducts Enesco Rumanian Rhapsody No. 2, Barber Violin Concerto with concertmaster Alexander Kerr and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1.

Lang Lang, Fort Worth Symphony Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

The international star pianist joins the symphony’s gala concert for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.


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John Doe

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

MARCH 20

Greenville Avenue at Blackwell Street

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Go green, y’all! A small neighborhood parade of pickups and flatbeds evolved into the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Southwest. More than 90 floats, colorful costumes and whacky characters converge to celebrate all things Irish in North Texas. Bring your shillelagh, and enjoy the eclectic crowds on upper and lower Greenville Avenue.

This fabulously flirty, funny frolic features four famous females! Andrea McArdle (Annie), Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, A Catered Affair), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Maureen McGovern (“The Morning After,” “We May Never Love Like This Again”) come together for a fantastic night filled with song and dance, laughs and the warmest of memories.

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MARCH 6

MARCH 14–15

MARCH 20

American Airlines Center

South Side Ballroom

Fair Park Music Hall

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

On the heels of a sold-out Dallas show in 2014, the iconic classic rock band is back for another round of shows, including this one at the AAC.

L.A.-based singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham (Crazy Heart) shares a double bill with country-punk rock band Lucero from Memphis. Twin Forks opens.

Some of the world’s finest dancers, including Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from Dancing with the Stars, compete, and the audience chose the winner.

The Guatemalan heartthrob has sold 20 million albums and is among the most respected Latin American singer-songwriters of all time.

MARCH 7

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

John Mellencamp

MARCH 13, 15, 18, 21, 27 & 29

The Georgia native has sold more than 80 million records with 35 number one Billboard hits including “Here In the Real World” and “Dallas.”

McFarlin Auditorium

Winspear Opera House

The Grammy winner known as “the voice of the heartland” is touring in support of his latest album, Plain Spoken, with special guest Carlene Carter.

Will love master the ravages of poverty? Puccini’s passionate masterwork is a romantic celebration of that touch of bohemian in all of us.

Since 1982, this event has grown to more than half-a-million square feet of new cars, trucks and SUVs. Compare styling and pricing of every major line.

MARCH 14

MARCH 26–29

Winspear Opera House

Various Locations

Honor the distinctive nature of Cowtown’s culinary traditions. Enjoy the works of celebrated chefs and wine makers all in one taste-filled weekend. MARCH 26–29

Fleetwood Mac

Ryan Bingham and Lucero

Dancing Pros Live

MARCH 6

Alan Jackson

MARCH 25–29

MARCH 6–7

Maya Beiser, TITAS

MARCH 7

La Bohème, The Dallas Opera

Jeanne Robertson

City Performance Hall

Lisa Lampanelli

All Vows, the virtuosic cellist’s latest program, incorporates works from her album, Uncovered, with arrangements by Nirvana and Led Zeppelin and more.

Majestic Theater

She’s racy, controversial and among the hottest names in stand-up comedy. Ethnicity, religion and more, almost nothing is off limits in her act.

Uproarious and squeaky-clean, the 6’ 2” humorist, a former Miss North Carolina, is laugh-out-loud funny with sharp observations and a quick wit.

MARCH 6–8

MARCH 12

MARCH 19–22

Fair Park

American Airlines Center

Various locations

Catch world-famous headline entertainment, plus sample authentic food and culture at the area’s largest annual gathering of all things Irish.

The country music queen who won last year’s CMA Female Vocalist and Album of the Year awards continues her Certified Platinum Tour with a stop in Dallas.

Enjoy wine, food, spirits and the arts together at this citywide festival that features premium libations and more than 65 chefs who prepare signature dishes.

MARCH 6–8

MARCH 13

MARCH 20–APRIL 5

Meyerson Symphony Center

Choctaw Casino and Resort, Durant, OK

Charles’ protégé revives his spirit with renditions of “Georgia on my Mind,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and more Ray Charles and Motown hits.

The Matchbox Twenty singer-songwriter’s solo career has soared with three Grammys and hits such as “Push,” “Bright Lights” and “Real World.”

North Texas Irish Festival

Ellis Hall Plays Ray Charles

Ricardo Arjona

Miranda Lambert

Rob Thomas

Savor Dallas

DFW Auto Show Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Fort Worth Wine + Food Festival

Symphonie Fantastique, Dallas Symphony Meyerson Symphony Center

Jaap van Zweden conducts the bewitching Berlioz masterpiece and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Daniil Trifinov in his DSO debut.

The King And I, Dallas Summer Musicals

MARCH 27

Fair Park Music Hall

House of Blues

Siam is the setting for this richly textured tale. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s score and Jerome Robbins’ ballet makes for a musical classic.

The 78-year old, named one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, plays a mix of blues, rock and jazz.

Buddy Guy

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All home games played at American Airlines Center

Dallas Stars

Jan. 7 Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 27 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 20 Feb. 22

vs. Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets

Feb. 24 Feb. 28 March 2 March 10 March 13 March 16 March 18 March 20 March 24

Dallas Stars

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks

All home games played at American Airlines Center

vs. Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic vs. Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs

Jan. 3 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 20 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 13 Feb. 19

NBA.com/Mavericks

vs. Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers vs. San Jose Sharks

Feb. 21 Feb. 27 March 1 March 3 March 15 March 19 March 21 March 23 March 30 Stars.NHL.com

SMU Basketball

FEB. 28

PBR Built Ford Tough Series Iron Cowboy VI

All home games played at Moody Coliseum

vs. Memphis vs. East Carolina vs. Houston vs. UCF vs. Cincinnati vs. UConn vs. Temple vs. Tulsa

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JAN. 15–18

Dallas Safari Club Convention

JAN. 1

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Michigan State Spartans vs. Baylor Bears

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AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

JAN. 12

College Football National Championship Game AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

After years of heated debate, it’s finally a reality. The first-ever playoff championship will be settled on the field once and for all (Teams TBA).

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Jan. 8 Jan. 17 Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 5 Feb. 14 Feb. 19 March 8

vs. Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames

JAN. 24–25

Harlem Globetrotters

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

American Airlines Center

Join 50,000 conservationists, outdoor and hunting enthusiasts at the annual gathering. Last year’s convention set a new attendance record.

Jaw-dropping dribbling and trick shots take off when America’s Team takes the court. Get in on an autograph/photo session after the game.

JAN. 17–19

JAN. 31

American Cheerleader Association National Championship

Big D Climb Comerica Bank Tower

Convention Center (Fort Worth)

FEB. 1

JAN. 19

Convention Center (Irving)

American Airlines Center

FEB. 7

JAN. 23–25

Dallas Fair Park

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

FEB. 21

WWE Raw

American Volleyball Challenge

The Texas Half Marathon

Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K

Monster Truck Jam AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

MARCH 1

Cowtown Marathon Will Rogers Memorial Center (Fort Worth) MARCH 6–9

Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship American Airlines Center MARCH 6–8

DFW Golf Show Irving Convention Center (Las Colinas) MARCH 7

AT&T American Cup AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Top gymnasts face off in this spectacular competition. Past champs include Comaneci, Retton, Liukin and Patterson. MARCH 22

Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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Café Madrid

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.

Set in an intimate cottage, the menu provides guests the opportunity to experience a variety of Chef Zenner’s innovative creations during their dining experience. The menu incorporates global influences in soulful, contemporary dishes that change on a regular basis. The wine list is approachable and eclectic.

Celebrating 25 years as Dallas’ original Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, Cafe Madrid offers patrons a cozy, intimate dining setting reminiscent of the little cafés found on the streets of Madrid. Family owned and operated, Café Madrid features such Spanish classics as paella, fried calamari, shrimp in garlic, and grilled quail. The restaurant has been honored for its unique wine list, which includes 85 varieties of Spanish wines and sherries.

4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

3407 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.855.5551

Adelmo’s Ristorante

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Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Adelmo’s intimate setting, personalized service and enticing cuisine have made it one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms. 4537 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.559.0325 adelmos.com

Avanti Ristorante Avanti features Northern and Southern Italian dishes made with fresh seafood, steaks, veal and pasta. Its small, intimate dining room with a sleek, uptown bistro atmosphere is convenient to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line. For mouth-watering entrées and live nightly music, this popular spot is not to be missed. 2720 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.871.4955

Bijoux This classy and quiet West Lovers Lane destination provides fantastic New French fare from chef Scott Gottlich, offered in six-course tastings with à la carte options available. Also available is a vegetarian tasting menu and an extensive wine list. 5450 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.350.6100 bijouxrestaurant.com

Bistro 31 Located in Highland Park Village, this European-style establishment offers everything from Italian to Spanish to French influences. Serving only fresh, gourmet ingredients, the menu changes with the seasons, and the restaurant offers an extensive wine list.

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87 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.420.3900

Baboush

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This Lebanese restaurant, located in the West Village, offers a fresh new take on Mediterranean cuisine and ambiance. 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., Dallas 214.599.0707 baboushdallas.com

Barter 2014 Tastemaker Awards’ celebrates Dallas’ rich culinary history and pays homage to Texas cuisine at Barter. Executive chef Andrew Dilda collaborated with chef Tim Love to design a menu that honors Dallas’ culinary traditions and flavors, turning to the city and its diversity as a muse to inspire a take on contemporary Texan cuisine. 3232 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.969.6898 barteruptown.com

Bolsa This cozy Dallas spot near the Bishop Arts District in a historic building features a seasonal menu that changes regularly, focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features prosciutto, fig preserves, apples, toasted pine nuts and P’tit Basque cheese. Enjoy the fine cocktails and the pocket-friendly wine list.

pretations are accompanied by a boutique international wine list. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080 canarybygorji.com

Cantina Laredo

4501 Travis St., Dallas 214.528.1731 cafemadrid-dallas.com

Café On The Green The imaginative chefs serve American cuisine with a gentle Texan accent at this quaint eatery that is one of five eateries in the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The restaurant over looks the villas and the Resort pool. It is sophisticated but relaxed dining at its best. 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving Irving, TX 75038 972.717.2420 fourseasons.com/dallas

Café Pacific An institution in Dallas dining for over 34 years, Café Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. This friendly neighborhood seafood and steak restaurant has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance. 24 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.1170 cafepacificdallas.com

Serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated space, this spot offers delicious dishes complemented by signature sauces. It serves only the freshest fish, quality beef steaks and handrolled enchiladas. See website for more locations. 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas 214.265.1610 cantinalaredo.com

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill Truly a seafood lover’s paradise, Chamberlain’s offers up tasty dishes such as the Honduran tilapia served with green beans, bell peppers and mushrooms. Its evolving, seasonal menus balance signature creations with timeless favorites. An extensive wine list provides the perfect pairing for any evening. 4525 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.503.3474 chamberlainsseafood.com

Cindi’s New York Deli

Canary By Gorji

614 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.943.1883 bolsadallas.com

Boulevardier Chef Nathan Tate teamed up with Brooks and Bradley Anderson to create a casual urban bistro serving French food and affordable wines in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. On the menu is one of the better French soups in town that features a crunchy baguette with caramelized onions and nutty Gruyère. 408 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.942.1828

Charming and intimate, this 10 table, fine dining restaurant specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine, prime steaks and seafood. Chef Gorji, Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion, offers savory selections including wild boar, lamb, beef pomegranate, braised octopus, quail, inventive appetizers and salads. The creative culinary inter-

Enjoy authentic New York and Southern-style favorites right here 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, Dallas 972.248.0608 cindisnydeli.com

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Cool River Café

Crossroads Diner

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 is no wonder Dallas Fish Market enjoys national acclaim.

City Café

Come enjoy this exceptional white-tablecloth bistro whose New-American-California-style menu changes seasonally. Impressing even distinguished chef Julia Child, City Café has been recognized in Texas Monthly, Food & Wine and Wine Spectator and received AAA’s Diamond Award. 5757 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.351.2233 thecitycafedallas.com

This see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Cool River specializes in steaks and southwestern cuisine. It is the ultimate dining experience with excellent food and service in an upscale atmosphere that’s perfect for private parties and business meetings.

This restaurant offers homestyle goodness combined with traditional diner fare and features great recipes, fresh ingredients, a comfortable environment and genuine hospitality.

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

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Crú Food and Wine Bar

Crossroads At The House Of Blues Whether you’re in the mood for the tender center-cut Adobo rubbed pork chop or the shrimp and grits with its seductive and crispy fried grit cake, there’s a little something for every rockstar on this menu. Chef Aaron’s menu is bold yet classic and has a contemporary twist leaving your taste buds singing all the way home. 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas 214.978.2583 houseofblues.com

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Dallas Fish Market

8121 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 214.346.3491

This romantic food and wine bar offers a choice of more than 300 wine selections and 40 premium wines offered by the glass as well as taster pairings and wine flights to pair with a Napa-style menu. Visit the website for more locations. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas (West Village) 214.526.9463 Plano 7201 Bishop Road, Plano (The Shops at Legacy) 972.312.9463 cruawinebar.com

1501 Main St., Dallas 214.744.3474 dallasfishmarket.com

Dish Located at the swanky Ilume residence, Dish diners can expect only the best ingredients melded together to create classic dishes with a twist at an affordable price. Describes as “modern comfort food,” the menu features items you will want to eat every day, with a revolving seasonal menu. 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.522.3474 dish-dallas.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 a nightcap and experience the best of Dallas nightlife. 2332 Leonard St., Dallas 214.550.9500 hotelzazadallas.com


Driftwood

The French Room

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For a unique spin on seafood, head to the Bishop Arts District to experience Driftwood’s casual but exceptional quality menu. For the adventurous, try the chargrilled octopus. For something more traditional, the menu features smoked salmon and ahi tuna.

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 garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years.

642 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.942.2530

1321 Commerce St., Dallas 214.742.8200

Wood cooking is a noted specialty at Hibiscus — especially when applied to pasture-raised steaks, poultry and game from nearby ranches. Much of the restaurant’s pristine seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find high quality Texas wines along with spirits with local heritage.

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Eddie V’s

The Front Room

Setting the standard for fine dining, Eddie V’s features award-winning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail.

Located in the chic Kimpton Hotel Lumen, this Park Cities diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and anyone else in the downtown and Southern Methodist University area looking for a great meal in a beautifully decorated space.

4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500 eddiev.com

Fearing’s Restaurant

6101 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas 214.219.2400 hotellumen.com

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Javier’s Javier’s offers traditional cuisine from Mexico City. The low-lit dining room is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging plants. This is one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants and a favorite spot for entertaining out-of-town guests. 4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.521.4211 javiers.net

FT33

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2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 214.871.8883

2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.0200

The Grape

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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. 1200 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.251.2525 14831 Midway Road, Addison 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck Known as one of the greatest chefs in the world, Wolfgang Puck brings his restaurant knowledge atop Reunion Tower giving the patrons a beautiful sky-high view of the city. Five Sixty provides Asian-fusion cuisine in a revolving atmosphere. 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas 214.741.5560 wolfgangpuck.com

1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.741.2629

This small, neighborhood restaurant is a long-standing Dallas favorite. Chef-owner Brain Luscher and chef du cuisine Danyele McPherson change the blackboard menu offerings regularly, offering bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations. 2808 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214.828.1981 thegraperestaurant.com

The Grill On The Alley Located in the Galleria Dallas, the famous signature dishes include prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood pasta and freshly prepared salads, which are complimented by an extensive wine list. The Grill features unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high-energy bar with hand crafted cocktails. 13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 214.459.1601 thegrill.com

Hard Rock Café With a menu full of mouth-watering American classics, memorabilia from the biggest names in rock, signature cocktails, and a full complement of city-specific merchandise to commemorate your visit, the Hard Rock Café Dallas is one trip you just have to make.

Lark On The Park

2927 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas 214.827.2927

Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious, attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant.

This Dallas hot spot located in the Design District features seasonally inspired modern cuisine. Matt McCallister, chef and co-owner of FT33, serves up one of the best charcuterie boards in the city. Don’t miss the whipped chorizo and the oyster mushroom sausage.

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Kenichi Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi that is considered some of the best in Dallas. The restaurant’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great place for dinner, before a game, during happy hour or after work. It is located in the heart of Victory Park under the South Tower of The W Hotel.

The Kitchen Table Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at this restaurant located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. It also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. 400 N. Olive St., Dallas 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., Dallas 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

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. Illustrators are heavily featured on chalkboards throughout. 2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275 larkonthepark.com

Le Méridien Restaurant Nestled in the heart of Dallas’ famous Galleria area, Le Méridien Restaurant, inside the hotel by the same name, offers fine dining with eclectic cuisine featuring fresh ingredients. Stroll down to the contemporary bar for a nightcap with friends. 13402 Noel Road, Dallas 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

Mansion Restaurant Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion, located inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The legendary restaurant’s talented culinary team offers guests a most inviting and unforgettable dining experience in Texas. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

Max’s Wine Dive Come hang out at this laid-back, unpretentious restaurant and wine bar in the West Village where you can rock out to music on the juke box and enjoy gourmet comfort food paired with reasonably priced selections from the extensive wine list. 3600 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3483 maxswinedive.com/dallas

2211 N. Houston St., Dallas 469.341.7625 hardrock.com

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DINING Meddlesome Moth

Neighborhood Services Located in the upscale Park Cities, haute blueplate specials headline Chef Nick Badovinus’ ingredient-driven New American menu, delivering creative twists on homestyle cuisine with delightful cocktails and an extensive wine list. 5027 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.350.5027 nhstheoriginal.com

Nobu A great bar with great food, this gastropub in Dallas’ Trinity Design District offers a full bar and features the city’s best beer menu, including 40 draft beers with a few live ales and over 85 bottles. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.628.7900 mothinthe.net

Mi Cocina The M Crowd’s first Mexican food concept started in 1991 and has become a Dallas classic. From famous, homemade salsa to mouthwatering, hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite served by a family of friendly and professional staff. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 469.533.5663 mcrowd.com

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East meets Woakest at this Japanese restaurant with Southern charm. The menu features new-style Japanese dishes as well as Dallas specialties, such as tuna tataki with cilantro dressing, seared toro with karashi sumiso, scallops with jalapeño salsa and ranchero ribeye steak. Guests can sit in the dining room, in the sushi bar or have drinks in the bar lounge. 400 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.252.7000 noburestaurants.com/dallas

Oak Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a

worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.712.9700 oakdallas.com

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Commitment to freshness sets this seafood restaurant apart from others. Only top-of-thecatch fish from the world’s most reputable suppliers is served, and each dish is carefully crafted to ensure the restaurant’s high standards of quality and flavor are exceeded. The menu is based on market availability, therefore the selections change each day. 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.759.2277 theoceanaire.com

Parigi Featuring New American cuisine with French and Italian accents, Parigi has been an Oak Lawn favorite for 20 years. Elegant dining, delicious food and excellent service make this restaurant a must for anyone looking for an upscale option with a perfect patio — great for sampling from the wine menu. 3311 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.521.0295 parigidallas.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. 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.720.5249 pyramidrestaurant.com

RA Sushi Head to Addison north of Dallas for sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails in a hip, lively, upscale environment. Whether you’re into traditional nigiri and sashimi or want to explore some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, you are in for a treat. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905 rasushi.com

The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain Experience full-service, European-style dining by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the dining room that overlooks an ivy-covered French Quarter-style garden courtyard. Wines and champagnes are served in glittering cut crystal, and the table is set with


antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.2516 hotelstgermain.com

Saint Ann Restaurant And Bar

Shinsei

Steel Restaurant & Lounge

The chic Park Cities hot spot offers an assortment of sushi and Asian fusion specialties. Simplicity is the key in the spicy tuna roll, which is filled with plenty of fish and just enough wasabi to awaken your senses.

Located in the Oak Lawn area, Steel is an esteemed Dallas sushi restaurant and lounge. This elegant, contemporary interior sets the perfect mood for anything from a romantic date night to an important business meeting. It features an unmatchable sushi selection, along with unique IndoChine, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine.

7713 Inwood Road, Dallas 214.352.0005

This modern restaurant and bar is located in the Harwood district in Uptown between the American Airlines Center and Klyde Warren Park and boasts the largest garden patio in Dallas. It has a refined but casual atmosphere and an extensive menu. Originally, the two-story red-brick building built in 1927 was Dallas’ first school for Hispanic children.

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Smoke This restaurant at the Belmont Hotel pays homage to an old-fashioned smokehouse, with cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Chef/owner Tim Byres employs time-honored cooking techniques and recipes and a commitment to local ingredients.

2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas 214.393.2300

Sambuca

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Located in the heart of Uptown, Sambuca is Dallas’ only rockin’ dinner club that features live music every night. It’s open for lunch daily, and the restaurant features specials, such as the half sandwich, soup and salad entrée. The outdoor lounge is shaped like a fishbowl, with great views of the band.

Soda Bar

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Relax above the city streets of downtown Dallas at the rooftop Soda Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side hotel. The stylish lounge and adjacent pool are perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail while soaking in magnificent views. Soda Bar also features a casual grill for tasty meals and small plates. 1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080 nylohotels.com

Spoon Bar & Kitchen Chef John Tesar directs his attention to seafood at this fine-dining locale in Preston Center. Spoon has an upscale menu ranging from raw bar offerings to globally influenced plates like butter-poached Maine lobster with sauce gribiche. Come visit this elegant, dimly lit setting, with marble tables and creamy white walls.

2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597

8220-B Westchester Drive, Dallas 214.368.8220

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The fresh grill and wine bar, located at The Shops at Legacy, invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casual, sophisticated atmosphere. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852 seasons52.com

Stephan Pyles This notable fine-dining restaurant named after its chef-owner serves New Millenium southwestern cuisine that’s highly innovative with a multi-cultural mix from Texas, South America, Spain, the Middle East and the Mediterranean using smoky, spicy, aggressive and bold flavors. The restaurant is an easy walk from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Dallas Arts District.

Taco Diner

Savor

The gastropub and main restaurant at Klyde Warren Park is located in downtown’s 5.2-acre deck park. Its chef-driven menu designed by Executive Chef John Coleman and Chef Partner Joe Scigliano offers favorite pub fare with a twist of unique flavor combinations. The restaurant was the first to offer premium wines on tap to Dallas, guaranteeing a fresh glass of wine each time, with no cork taint.

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Several of the recipes on the menu pay homage to Chef Stephan Pyles’ family and culinary heroes. A culmination of elements that signify a singular, “True Texas” dining experience in the city, where Uptown and downtown Dallas connect. Local foods, wines, beers and spirits are showcased in an atmosphere of gracious Southern hospitality. 2203 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.550.6966

Tillman’s Roadhouse

3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.219.9908

1807 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.580.7000

2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820

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The M Crowd’s second Mexican food concept, Taco Diner, focuses on the bold flavors found in traditional Mexico City taquerias. With an emphasis on fresh fish, salads and classic tacos, Taco Diner presents a lighter approach to Mexican cooking in a fun, high-energy atmosphere. 3669 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.521.3669 mcrowd.com

Tei-An Chef-owner Teiichi Sakurai’s brilliant cuisine at this Japanese atelier in the Arts District showcases amazing handmade soba, sushi and more esoteric specials, all served in a “Zen-like” interior. Don’t miss the rooftop cocktail bar available to those dining at the restaurant.

This local favorite in the Bishop Arts District offers for good food, drinks and music in a fun, casual, come-as-you-are 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, in an atmosphere that’s both lush and rustic. 324 W. 7th St., Dallas 214.942.0988 tillmansroadhouse.com

Truluck’s This comfortably elegant surf-and-turf restaurant is known for its award winning fresh seafood direct from its own fisheries as well as USDA-prime and Angus beef. Customers can order by the glass or by the bottle from Truluck’s exceptional and extensive wine list. 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.220.2401 trulucks.com

Victory Tavern This stylish but unpretentious restaurant, located directly across from the American Airline Center at Victory Park, serves a modern take on American culinary classics. The restaurant is lively before a game but settles down afterwards and becomes a more upscale dining experience. 2501 N. Houston St., Dallas 214.432.1900 victorytavern.com

1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828 tei-an.com

Texas De Brazil Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style meal that includes pork, steak, and chicken served on large skewers and sliced tableside onto your plate by the attentive wait staff. Visit the fresh and extensive salad bar to accompany your delightful meal.

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2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414 15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000 texasdebrazil.com

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SHOPPING

SHOPPING CENTERS

Mockingbird Station

Allen Premium Outlets

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

Discover savings up to 65 percent on merchandise from 100 designer name-brand outlets such as BCBG Max Azria, Coach, Cole Haan, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Lacoste and Last Call by Neiman Marcus. 820 Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.7000 premiumoutlets.com/allen

Galleria

Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock.

The Shops at Legacy

Collectibles, Chico’s, Pottery Barn, Lucky Brand Jeans, Eddie Bauer, Coach, Bebe Anthropologie and J. Crew. 1256 Main St., Southlake 817.329.5566 southlaketownsquare.com

West Village Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this chic hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and highend boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley.

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Consisting of 2,665 acres, Legacy is a master-planned business, retail, and residential community that is located in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. The Shops at Legacy accommodates over 50,000 individuals who live and work in the area. The shops include Bachendorf’s, Ella Bleu, The Lash Lounge and William-Sonoma.

NorthPark Center

7200 Bishop Road, Plano 214.473.9700

JEWELRY

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Bachendorf’s

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.922.9622 westvil.com

The Shops at Willow Bend

This shopping destination is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Karen Millen and Zara — plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. From its legendary ice rink to the amazing Westin Galleria hotel and chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a must-do while in Big D. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village This shopping village is Dallas’ equivalent to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Built in the 1930s, this ultra-chic 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, Dallas 214.559.2740 hpvillage.com

One of the top shopping destinations in the country 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 can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.361.6345 northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

This shopping destination is located north of Dallas in one of the nations most affluent and fastest growing suburban markets, Plano. It is the only shopping center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer both Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and one of only 14 in the nation to feature these fashion department stores. 6121 West Park Blvd., Plano 972.202.7110 shopwillowbend.com

Snider Plaza This charming place to shop is a Dallas jewel. In one of the most peaceful, family-friendly neighborhoods near Southern Methodist University, it has catered to the well-manicured sensibilities of those dwelling in the surrounding Park Cities for generations. In one small area, shop for home décor, specialty clothing, spa treatments, furniture or gourmet items and more.

The first Bachendorf’s store opened in 1977 featuring high-quality handmade custom jewelry and an extensive collection of watches. Today, Bachendorf’s continues the family tradition of offering the finest designer timepieces and collectibles and is located in North Dallas’ Preston Center. 8400 Preston Road, Dallas 214.692.8400

Barse

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Barse Jewelry offers designer sterling silver, bronze, copper and silver overlay with a focus on opaque stones, especially through custom cuts and placements. Barse customers love the detail that goes into each piece, which bears an unusual detail that reveals the special touch that Barse fans love.

Southlake Town Square

1252 Main St., Southlake barse.com

6709 Snider Plaza, Dallas

This shopping destination spot in the suburb of Southlake between Dallas and Fort Worth hosts some of the more prominent retail establishments and restaurants, a movie theater and the Hilton Southlake hotel. Here you can find Talbots, Cache, Banana Republic, Brighton

deBoulle Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and has

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SHOPPING built a reputation as one of the preeminent, independently owned jewelers in the United States. The sophisticated deBoulle salon has a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa located in the Highland Park area. 6821 Preston Road, Dallas 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

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. 8127 Preston Road, Dallas 972.342.6663 diamonddoctor.com

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Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry This is a destination spot for those in search of inspired, extraordinary jewelry, 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 Lane, Dallas 214.691.5400 jerryszor.com

Markham Fine Jewelers

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 214.369.6100

8355 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco 214.705.9913

4412 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.706.9935

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8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170 matthewtrent.com

William Noble Rare Jewels This jewelry store, located in posh Highland Park Village, has been in business for over 20 years. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry, and fine watches. Now, William Noble has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest, and it is still growing. 100 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.3890

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Ylang 23 Owners Joanne and Charles Teichman have met the designers, know the collections and can even find pieces from previous seasons. Bringing you the ultimate level of service, they can help find the perfect gift and take time to giftwrap and ship the order within a day to your specifications. The store has recently moved and is now open in a beautiful new location.

3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.879.9944

8300 Preston Road, Dallas (The Plaza at Preston Center) 972.980.0819

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This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wearit-five-ways Nikki dress. She also operates from her studio in South Side on Lamar. Ferrin purchases buttons and other accessories that she uses in her designs as part of her Freedom Project to help support, Sak Saum, a Cambodian ministry dedicated to help exploited men and women. 1409 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.565.0055

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The pieces designed by the store’s namesake have evolved to reflect the artist’s experiences and maturity. Showers’ world of reference has been deeply informed by extensive travel and adventure, especially the exotic influences of Africa, Thailand and the Far East. The unique stones and gems found in these places are central to Elizabeth’s designs. She says, “Imperfection is what makes each stone perfect. My designs are created to highlight what’s special about each individual stone.”

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This jeweler has North Texas’ best selection of one of a kind bridal rings, certified diamonds, wedding banks and diamond semi-mounts alongside the Dallas area’s finest collection of designer jewelry; including Italian designers Roberto Coin and Marco Bicego. Markham’s own line of diamond jewelry features GIA-certified diamond stud earrings and pendants, which independently documents your diamond’s real value, a certification many jewelers do not offer.

This beautiful store located at The Plaza at Preston Center, designs and manufactures nearly every piece of jewelry on-site. Trent’s styles range anywhere from simple to ornate. Choose from colored stones, such as aquamarines, rubies, green tourmalines and sapphires. Come visit Trent and let him design your next family heirloom. Located at NorthPark Center, this destination for luxury jewelry 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. It was named “Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S.” by National Jeweler in 2010. Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years.

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his aesthetic. Here you can shop for men and women’s clothing along with special luggage items. 70 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.346.0010 billyreid.com

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Adeline For a constantly changing selection of quality and fashion-forward finds at affordable prices, don’t miss this quaint boutique for trendy fashions, such as bandage skirts and other items in tribal prints as well as Hazel dresses and Vintage Havana ponchos.

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Aftershock Find a wide range of accessories, scarves and jewelry at this flagship store for British retailer Aftershock London. The store’s motto is “affordable glamour.” Come visit this newly opened store in Preston Center and a favorite among the Dallas social scene. 8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 214.363.4699 aftershockplc.us

Allie Coosh Designer Paulette Martsolf dreamed of coming to Texas to design women’s clothing and jewelry. Since it opened in 1989, it has become a women’s paradise, and her designs have become known worldwide. 6726 Snider Plaza, Dallas 214.363.8616 allie-coosh.com

Betty Reiter Located in Preston Center, this boutique features European lines that focus on construction and texture. Rich colors, timeless pieces, and exclusive labels make this cozy boutique a destination spot for clients all over the country. 4030 Villanova St., Dallas 214.373.9990 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

Billy Reid Located in Highland Park Village, the owner’s vision is to build a designer brand around his authentic lifestyle and establish retail shops that reflect his upbringing, his personality and

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 Lane, Dallas 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

Club Monaco Founded in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco is an international lifestyle brand that offers affordable luxury with a modern sensibility. Club Monaco appeals to the creative consumer: cultural influencers who mix fashion must-haves with timeless classics. Its brand represents a distinctly urban-casual point of view, best defined as a sophisticated play of opposites: mixing vintage with new, hard with soft and eclectic with minimal. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.219.2301 clubmonaco.com

Cowboy Cool Cowboy Cool is an inventive shop located in the West Village that blends traditional Western wear with a contemporary edge. With its horseshoe sales counter, crocodile carpet and old-school décor, the flagship store offers an engaging experience the moment customers walk through the door. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.521.4500 cowboycool.com

Daniel Taylor Clothier Located in Dallas’ upscale commercial-residential center known as the West Village, Daniel Taylor Clothier is “the discerning classic men’s outfitter,” offering neatly cut trousers and shirts in both casual and business wear. With top brands such as Samuelsohn, Ike Behar, Carnoustie, Peter Millar, Bucatchi, Scott Barber, Martin Dingman, Bill’s Khakis, Dion Neckwear, JZ Richards Neckwear, Hickey Freeman, Equilbrio, and Skip Gambert Custom


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8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 972.490.1285

Lela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and handcrafted details has brought a fresh point of view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated women that embody a spirit of effortless elegance.

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 hand-selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil.

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We are convinced that this is the best shoe store in town. You can also find men’s and women’s clothing here from well known brands, and it’s definitely a well-thought-out blend of brands—Temperley, Balmain. This is truly the place to visit if you are looking for that perfect pair of shoes to compliment your wardrobe whether it’s a special occasion or just a night out on the town.

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69 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.599,6283

Tootsies

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SHOPPING Shirts, makes Daniel Taylor Clothier the perfect place to shop. 3600 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.521.0433

Men’s and women’s specialty boutique, located in Dallas’ West Village, offers a variety of designer apparel and accessories. It offers a wide selection in low quantities at its 3,000-squarefoot shopping venue, ensuring that customers purchase exclusive pieces that won’t be seen on anyone else in the area. Expect to find a majority of on-trend up and comers, as well as a few established labels, and complimentary in-house tailoring on all apparel. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.295.7622 demerarausa.com

Elements Shoppers will find personalized assistance in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you need a great fitting pair of jeans or a complete wardrobe update, Elements’ sales team will help you find exactly what you are looking for from the best selection of modern clothing, accessories and gifts. 4400 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.987.0837 elementsclothing.com

Five and Ten This chic concept boutique in Highland Park Village from Forty Five Ten offers clothing for him and her, fragrances from lines like Diptyque and Comme des Garçons, pet accessories from Mungo & Maud, accessories from Costume National, Proenza Schouler, and more. If you’re looking for that fashionable coffee table book, you’ll find a great selection here. 60 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.252.0510 shopfiveandten.com

Forty Five Ten 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., Dallas 214.559.4510 fortyfiveten.com

The brand, still vibrant more than a century after its inception, continues to champion the spirit of the store’s visionary founder. It strives to always delight and serve fashionable women, to seek out the best of the New & the Next™ and to always experiment and innovate. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.265.7440 henribendel.com

Indie Genius If you love Etsy, this is your place, located one block from the Bishop Arts District. This 5,000-quare-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design. 409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.991.0075 beindiegenius.typepad.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 and offers something that is personal for you and your style.

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Meaning “I love” in Russian, Lublu has a fun and flirty, yet elegant and sophisticated vibe. Dynamic patterns and luxurious fabrics, along with chic silhouettes have become a signature of Kira Plastinina, the designer. The brand’s DNA stands apart in the fashion arena, while always embracing three key themes – feminine, daring and savvy - which describe the collections and the designer perfectly. 8311 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas 214.346.3422

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.969.9993 tootsies.com

HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

Since 1976, Peeper’s has offered the 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 located in Highland Park Village, with more than 1,000 designer frames to choose from. 64 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

Pinto Ranch

The Dallas’ Design District showroom offers Old World treasures with modern elements in creative expression. “Focusing on the mix, not the match,” says Schaeffler, who combines different époques and styles, to avoid decorating in one distinct look. Schaeffler wants clients to derive decades of enjoyment, creating a space that reflects a family’s unique personality with the right mix of unique furnishings. 1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816

Ken’s Man’s Shop

6025 Royal Lane, Dallas 214.369.5367

Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premier shopping destination for women’s contemporary attire, dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Designers such as Alice and Olivia, Jay Godfrey, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Sachin and Babi, and Theyskens Theory are featured.

Peeper’s American Eyewear

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This store for men, located at Preston and Royal on the northeast quadrant, is a classic contemporary haberdashery with understated elegance and unique details. Founder Ken Helfman and his team chose every vendor “from the sleeve to the accessory.” The store also provides in-store consulting, conference calls, email support, social media outlets, free wraps, courier services and onsite closet consultation and office presentations by appointment.

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Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, Pinto Ranch, located at NorthPark Center, embodies the romanticism and traditions of the Old West combined with contemporary style and handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier men’s and ladies’ apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States.

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8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200

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This boutique offers an extraordinary fine art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables, perfect for special occasions, wedding and holiday presents, and corporate gifts. The dazzling displays and unique selections of contemporary crafts promise great finds. 6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828


Gary Riggs Home Inside the 45,000-square-foot retail showroom, nationally noted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an array of extraordinary environments, with everything from ultra contemporary and modern, to very traditional, to an eclectic mix. 5217 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

Home on Bishop

This leader in European high-end furniture has always been in a class of its own. With a network of 240 stores in 40 countries, the company just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Known for its high quality, European know-how, and customization, each furniture piece is born of a close collaboration between the brand, designers, and manufacturers, many of which can be customized to specifically suit your needs. 1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 972.239.4430 roche-bobois.com

Smink Modern Living

Shoppers seeking to satisfy their own unique taste will find Home on Bishop a comfortable, affordable place to add design and flair to their home décor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving by constantly being replenished with fresh new merchandise. 502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.434.1421 homeonbishop.com

Indie Genius If you love Etsy, this is your place, located one block from the Bishop Arts District. This 5,000-quare-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design.

As one of the largest Italian modern furniture dealers between the coasts and throughout its 20 year history, Smink has been dedicated to the education of its clients — always encouraging them to enlist the expertise of local design professionals. The company has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public. 1019 Dragon St., Dallas 214.350.0542 sminkinc.com

Southwest Gallery Located near the lavish shops of the Galleria, this beautiful gallery boasts one of Dallas’ most expansive collections of fine 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. It features an array of stunning works from Western to Contemporary art displayed in 16,000 square feet of sensational space. 4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395 swgallery.com

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Beretta Gallery

Nest As the destination for exclusive gifts and home décor, Nest procures a well-edited selection of the latest gifts, furniture and curiosities from around the world. Nest has been a destination for unique gifts and home accents for over a decade. 4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444

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Located in Highland Park Village, Beretta continues the almost 500-year-old tradition of producing custom-made shotguns and sideby-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.com

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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.

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Neiman Marcus Downtown

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Stanley Korshak 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. The bridal salon caters to discriminating brides-to-be. It was named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily and is considered the esteemed bible of the fashion business. 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.871.3600 stanleykorshak.com

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., Dallas 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

The California-based company recently opened its first Texas location, offering trés chic products for the home, from indoor- and outdoor-kitchens and laundry appliances to personal wellness systems, bath fixtures and decorative plumbing. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 469.250.9750 pirch.com

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Dallas Zoo Come see why we’re the best!

Our award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit is the only multi-species exhibit in the U.S. to mix elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more all in the same habitat. • Voted one of the 10 Best Zoos in the U.S. by USA Today and its readers • Named one of “10 Amazing Zoos in the World” by MSN Traveler/ Reader’s Digest • Earned its second consecutive Certificate of Excellence award as one of the world’s best businesses from TripAdvisor

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Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10acre urban park, the center plays host to many top-name artists and performers as well as premier touring productions.

Addison Circle Park Enjoy interactive fountains, a water garden, fields for active recreation and walking trails at this park that’s conveniently located just north of Belt Line Road between Addison Road and Quorum Drive. It’s adjacent to the popular urban area known as Addison Circle.

2100 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.954.9925 attpac.org

Bass Performance Hall

15650 Addison Road, Addison 972.450.2851

Dallas City Performance Hall DCPH serves as a multi-disciplinary center to present cultural performances by emerging and mid-sized organizations that represent the breadth of artistic and cultural diversity within the City of Dallas. The dynamic theater and front lobby are designed to encourage interaction from the street to the stage. DCPH is the place to discover the next generation of great artists, local arts organizations, and be captivated with the creative Dallas spirit.

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Allen Event Center

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This multi-purpose arena in a suburb of North Dallas plays host to a number of regional sports teams and many top performing artists. Visitors can shop at retail stores and grab a bite to eat at the nearby Village at Allen.

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The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block and opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people. It is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many touring productions present top entertainment on its stage.

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

4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth 817.212.4325 basshall.com

2500 Victory Ave., Dallas 214.222.3687

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

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This charming building near the Bishop Arts District offers comfortable seating for theatergoers with the private balcony suites for an intimate theater experience. The theater’s excellent acoustics are ideal for plays, concerts, seminars, films and conferences. The building was donated to TeCo Theatrical Productions, a nonprofit multicultural theater company.

Annette Strauss Square The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s outdoor performance venue is named for a late former mayor of Dallas, Annette Strauss. Located adjacent to Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, Annette Strauss Square provides a serene setting for outdoor performances, festivals and events.

215 S. Tyler St., Dallas 214.948.0716

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Casa Manana This iconic treasure, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District, is also known as the “House of Tomorrow.” Originally an outdoor amphitheater, Casa opened in 1936 as part of the official Texas Centennial Celebration, and now it presents live professional theatre and educational programs. Carter Rose

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3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth 817.332.2272 casamanana.org

This ballpark is home to the Frisco RoughRiders Class AA minor league baseball club. It won awards for its unique design and feel by architect David M. Schwartz, who wanted to create a village-like park within a ball park. It hosts numerous functions in addition to minor league baseball games, including corporate and charity events, wedding receptions, City of Frisco events and church services. 7300 Rough Riders Trail, Frisco 972.731.9200 frisco.roughriders.milb.com

Gexa Energy Pavilion This outdoor performing arts center in Dallas Fair Park hosts some of the top entertainment to come through North Texas. The covered pavilion seats more than 7,500 people while the sloping lawn accommodates many more. The venue is operated by Live Nation Concerts. 1818 First Ave., Dallas 214.421.1111 gexaenergypavilion.com

Granada Theater Dallas’ historic live music venue and event space originally opened as a 700-seat first-run movie house after it was built in 1946. Owner Mike Schoder took over the ownership of the building in 2004 and transformed it into a visionary music destination. It now serves as a beacon to the best indie, jazz, country and alternative music in Dallas. 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214.824.9933 granadatheater.com

Gilley’s Dallas This is the home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley

and a world-class entertainment venue. Gilley’s is open every day, hosting corporate events, conventions, live music concerts, private parties, weddings, banquets and more. 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.2021 gilleysdallas.com

Kessler Theater The acoustics are near perfect in the listening room inside this intimate, art-deco theater, praised by many of the top artists who have performed there. This historic Oak Cliff theater that was nearly destroyed in 1957 when a tornado swept through Dallas is now the space for a neighborhood civic center, a bar, gallery, office space, and can provide room for corporate events. 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.272.8346 thekessler.org

Majestic Theater One of the most elegant and historic performing arts venues in the Southwest hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events and fundraisers. The Theatre is also available for corporate meeting and private functions and is managed by the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. 1925 Elm St., Dallas 214.670.3687 dallasculture.org

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Dallas Arboretum The Dallas Arboretum, among the most renowned and impressive gardens in the country, offers an array of popular annual events, musical performances and educational programs for children and adults. Stroll amongst the spectacular flora and fauna blooming in season located on the southeastern shore of Dallas’ White Rock Lake. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6615 dallasarboretum.org

Dallas Arts District This rare gem is the largest arts district in the nation, encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks. Arts venues include the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian

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Art and Trammell Crow Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. An urban green space built over Woodall Rogers Freeway serves as an inviting gathering place for Dallas and its visitors.

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Fair Park A national historic landmark and a Texas favorite, Fair Park shows off the world’s largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture. Serving as Dallas’ fairgrounds location as early as 1886, today the 277-acre park hosts the annual Texas Longhorns versus Oklahoma Sooners college football game as well as the renowned State Fair of Texas.

2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642 thedallasartsdistrict.org

Dallas Farmers Market One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown in Texas. The market provides a unique shopping opportunity that also offers specialty and international products.

1121 1st Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas 214.939.2808

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria This unique indoor ice skating experience is located in the middle of one of Dallas’ premier shopping centers, surrounded by hundreds of stores, shoppers and restaurants. Skaters can take a lesson, have a party, or just go for a spin at the coolest ice rink in town.

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Dallas World Aquarium This colorful aquarium near the historic West End District 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.

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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 Freeway, Dallas 469.554.7500 dallaszoo.com

Dealey Plaza The historic West End district of downtown Dallas is the location of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 to preserve the plaza, street rights-of-way, buildings and

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In 1995, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. It commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses, made by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose. Visitors often come here for photo-ops.

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223

Recently ranked in The Dallas Morning News: Guide “Top 10 Jaunts of 2013,” a visit to the Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and experience this fantastic view of Dallas.

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Main Street Garden

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

1902 Main St., Dallas 214.744.1986

This tribute to an extraordinary man was dedicated in June 24, 1970, and in the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County. The memorial, a square, roofless room, 30 feet high and 50 by 50 feet wide, sits in the middle of the block with narrow openings facing north and south. The walls consist of 72 white pre-cast concrete columns, most of which seem to float with no visible support 29 inches above the earth. 646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660 jfk.org

Klyde Warren Park The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. Come enjoy this highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.716.4500 klydewarrenpark.org

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This horse-racing track and entertainment destination in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grand Prairie has two live racing seasons each year: The Spring Thoroughbred Season runs from early April through mid-July an the Fall Meeting of Champions runs from early September through mid-November. It hosts races such as the annual Lone Star Million Day – a series of six stake races with a total purse of more than $1 million – and it was also the location for the Breeder’s Cup in 2004. During the summer, enjoy fireworks, live music, and many more special events almost every weekend. Holding nearly 8,000 racing fans, the enclosed air-conditions grandstand is the best spot to place your bet and cheer on your favorite horse.

This garden, bounded by Main Street, Commerce Street, Harwood, and St. Paul, is a community gathering place for downtown residents, employees, and visitors. The park is equipped with Wi-Fi, a great lawn, toddler play area, dog run, fountains, City Park Cafe, and public art installations. It is also available for special event rentals.

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.392.3361

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

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McKinney Avenue Trolley The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys run 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. A ride on one of the trolley cars provides a unique and charming opportunity to experience this historic, upscale district. 3153 Oak Grove Ave., Dallas 214.855.0006 mata.org

One Arts Plaza The $125 million multi-use structure is the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District that is prominently located at the eastern end of Flora Street. It is a focal point of the entire district and provides an urban oasis for those who live, work and visit the area. Adorned with dynamic fountains, it comes alive with five restaurants, live music and outdoor entertainment making it a true destination spot. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 972.820.2236 oneartsplaza.com

Corner of Griffin and Young Streets, Dallas 214.953.1184 visitdallas.com

Reunion Tower

300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

Southfork Ranch No visit to Dallas is complete without making the pilgrimage to the scenic ranch northeast of Big D that is the home for the fictional Ewing family of the popular, long-running television series, Dallas. Visitors can experience the opulent lifestyle made famous by the Ewings, see where the show was filmed and view show memorabilia. The original series ran for 13 seasons and in 2012, a new Dallas show was introduced, featuring familiar characters and a new generation of Ewings. Southfork is now a premier special events and meeting destination for reunions, holiday parties, corporate retreats, training sessions and more. 3700 Hogge Road, Parker 972.442.7800 southforkranch.com

White Rock Lake The 1,015-acre city lake is located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas. It is one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system and is the location of many special events and runs. White Rock Lake offers a variety of active and passive activity options and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting. 8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas 214.670.4100 dallasparks.org


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

American Still Life includes paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron. February 14–August 2, 2015, free admission. Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (detail), 1812, oil on panel, acquisition in memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson, President of the Board of Trustees, 19612013, with funds provided by the Ruth Carter Stevenson Memorial and Endowment Funds

Kimbell Art Museum www.kimbellart.org Great Art. Great Buildings. Celebrating its first anniversary, the Kimbell’s Renzo Piano Pavilion joins its landmark Louis Kahn Building to house one of America’s most distinguished collections. Admission is free to the permanent collection. Paul Cézanne, Man in a Blue Smock (detail), c. 1896–97, oil on canvas. Acquired in 1980 and dedicated to the memory of Richard F. Brown

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth www.themodern.org

On view February 21-August 23, FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video, an exhibition showcasing over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection.

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


MUSEUMS Amon Carter Museum of American Art The museum in Fort Worth’s cultural district 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 817.738.1933

Dallas Museum of Art

Meadows Museum

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.

The museum is a resource of Southern Methodist University that serves a broad international audience. It presents an exciting series of special exhibitions, public lectures, symposia and gallery talks featuring university professors, visiting scholars and artists.

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Frontiers of Flight Museum

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

The museum is located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport. Housed in a modern 100,000 square foot facility, the museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther.

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Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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The non-profit museum is devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.

The culmination of decades’ worth of work, this 180,000-square-foot facility extends beyond the typical museum experience, offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits.

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

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

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

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dallasholocaustmuseum.org

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Experience the unique attractions, including the Odditorium, the mind-bending Mirror Maze, the challenging LaserRace, the sweet Candy Factory, and meet the stars at the Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax. You’ll see shrunken heads, two-headed animals, decorated Tibetan skulls and more strange sights that prove that fact is stranger than fiction.

Don’t miss the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive exhibit galleries that feature artifacts from its permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, a gift shop and a research library and archives.

601 W. Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.2391 grandprairie.ripleys.com

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth 817-336-4475 cowgirl.net

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Mark Knight Photography

211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500

This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Its collection includes masterpieces by artists including Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The museum’s two buildings were designed by renowned architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano.

Ripley’s Grand Prairie

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Kimbell Art Museum

Dallas Holocaust Museum

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crowcollection.org

100 S. Houston St., Dallas 214.745.1100

2001 Flora St., Dallas 214.242.5100

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300

2010 Flora St., Dallas 214.979.6430

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, it is one of 19 Holocaust-related Museums in the United States and the only Holocaust Museum serving North Central Texas.

The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, including ethnographic and archaeological Latin American pieces and American modernist pieces in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden.

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The 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.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Located on the picturesque campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU), the Bush Center invites you to learn about the former U.S. president and his wife during his 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 15-acre park filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers.

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The museum inside the courthouse offers new historical discoveries in abundance — not only in the galleries, but also within the building itself. Original construction of the Old Red Courthouse took place in 1892, undergoing many transformations throughout the years. Authentic features and architectural elements have been uncovered to display a truly magnificent piece of Dallas County history.

cavanaughflightmuseum.com

Crow Collection of Asian Art

3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400

Old Red Courthouse

3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth 817.738.9215

4572 Claire Chennault St., Addison 972.380.8800

The former Dallas Museum of Natural History is now called the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park, where it is headquartered. The Fair Park Campus is consolidated in the former Dallas Museum of Natural History building and features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty, Light Play and historical dioramas.

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., Dallas 214.747.6660 jfk.org


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OUR PARTING SHOT

The Flying Red Horse High atop the historic Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas glows Pegasus, one of the city’s most beloved landmarks. When the original enameled porcelain-and-neon horse was installed in 1934, the Magnolia Building — a then-impressive 29 stories — was the tallest in downtown and dominated the Dallas skyline. On a clear night, Pegasus’ bright-red glow could be seen as far away as 75 miles. Taken from Greek mythology, the winged stallion in flight was the logo for the Magnolia Petroleum Company, which erected the

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revolving sign to welcome visiting oilmen to the first meeting of the American Petroleum Institute. The sign was constructed of not just one, but two identical horses, each measuring 40 feet long and 32 feet high and outlined in red-neon tubing. They were placed 14 feet apart on a 50-foot tower designed to resemble an oil derrick. Following the merger of Magnolia Petroleum Company with Socony Mobil in 1959, Pegasus became the symbol of Mobil Oil Company. Forty years later, Mobil merged with Exxon, and the

weathered sign that no longer glowed was taken down. However, that same year, a new sign, stronger and built to last, was installed just in time to ring in the new millenium; at the stroke of midnight, Pegasus glowed red once more. So amid the skyscrapers of downtown Dallas, look high for the flying red horse, a symbol of power, strength, loyalty, beauty and progress, aiming for the sky.


THE MAN. THE STORY. THE LEGACY. Fifty Years. Thousands of Stories. An event that forever lives in the memory of a nation and the world. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, interpreting and presenting contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Visit and discover President Kennedy’s enduring influence. Mon, Noon – 6 p.m.; Tues-Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

ADD YOUR STORY TO THE ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

If you have a recollection of the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s, contact us at oralhistory@jfk.org. And when in Dallas, we invite you to come hear for yourself.

411 Elm Street | Dallas, TX 75202 | 214.747.6660 Dallas Times Herald Collection / The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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