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A Texas Fashionista Takes New York By Storm
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MIKE MODANO A U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer enjoys the fruits of a legendary career. BY DAVE MUSCARI 26
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TEXAS ROSE Dallas designer Lela Rose takes New York fashionistas by storm. BY DAVE MUSCARI 46
HERO ON THE HILLTOP Can Larry Brown save SMU basketball from oblivion? BY DAVE MUSCARI 68
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is my favorite season in north central Texas. The sizzling summer weather starts to cool down in the evening. The State Fair of Texas, America’s largest, is in full swing. And one of our pet pastimes returns: football season. The Dallas Cowboys rank among the most recognizable brands anywhere. Hope springs eternal this time of year because, at least in some respect, as go the Cowboys…so goes Dallas. This edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine marks the beginning of our third year. And I can’t think of a better way to kick off this issue than a cover story with one of our city’s most sensational stars: Mike Modano. The recently retired Dallas Stars hockey record breaker is set to enter the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this fall. Mike has much to smile about these days. We go up close and get the scoop. Texas is synonymous with fashion design. One of the hot names in the industry is a Dallasite named Lela Rose. Perhaps you’ve read about her in Vogue, Glamour or Marie Claire? Or, maybe you wear her clothes? She designed for actresses including Ashley Judd, Selma Blair and Jessica Simpson. Her annual New York runway shows bring out her fans including Susan Sarandon, Mandy Moore and Shantel VanSanten. In this issue we show off some of her playful fashion with an elegant sensibility. After 20-plus years of forgettable seasons at SMU, there is a new head coach on campus who needs no introduction. Larry Brown is the only coach to win both an NCAA Division I men’s basketball title, and an NBA Championship. The nagging question is whether a guy who has coached 14 different college and pro teams over four decades, will actually make Dallas the final stop of his legendary nomadic career. Dallas photographer Leonard Volk shares 50 years of memorable images from here at home, and all over the world. And finally our intrepid golf writer Steve Guckenheimer is back with another entertaining “Golf Worth the Trip” column about a great getaway to the mountains of North Carolina, and some of America’s challenging courses. The Scene has expanded and contains more up-to-date listings on everything from performance, concerts and sporting events, to a variety of seasonal events, and traditional community activities, all designed to help plan your time in Big D. No matter what you choose to see and do, we hope you enjoy your stay here in our hometown. Please 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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In Dallas there are few professional athletes whose stars have shone as long, or as bright as Mike Modano. After almost 20 years in the market, the former Dallas Stars hockey standout commands the same level of respect afforded local sports legends such as Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, or even current Mavericks basketball heartthrob Dirk Nowitzki. Heads turn whenever and wherever Modano enters a club, a concert, restaurant or sporting event around town. And with news of an impending divorce from celebrity wife Willa Ford announced on August 8, he will undoubtedly rejoin the ranks of the areaâ€™s highest profile bachelors. It is clear that Dallas loves Mike Modano, and he, in turn, loves Dallas right back.
DynaMo! U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Legend Mike Modano
Modano poses for a family photo with dogs Sunni (left) and Bear
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“We were in a market that obviously didn’t know much about hockey. We knew we had a lot of work to do. I thought it’d take five or six years to build this thing, and kind of educate people...” Modano practically grew up on skates. Born in Livonia, Michigan, a large suburb of Detroit, he started playing hockey at age seven. By the time he was 15, Modano moved north of the border to Prince Albert Saskatchewan, Canada joining the Prince Albert Raiders. In 1988 he graduated from high school and was the Minnesota North Stars’ overall first draft pick at age 18. After a Cinderella run at the Stanley Cup in 1991, Modano moved with team owner Norm Green from Minneapolis to Dallas in 1993, during the heyday of the Dallas Cowboys. So was coming to Dallas from Minneapolis in those days akin to landing on Mars? “Probably exactly like that,” said Modano. “There were some rumors about us moving to two or three different cities that were kind of in the running at the time. Once they decided on Dallas we all felt we were leaving the heartbeat of hockey in the United States for the other side of the spectrum.” He was a stranger in an even stranger land. “I really didn’t know at that time what to think about it,” said Modano. “I had never even been through Dallas, never been there before. Knew nothing. So I came down early in the summer to do some looking around. I did some radio stuff…a couple of appearances.” Vying for fan’s attention in an area already congested with future NFL Hall of Fame players and a team in ultra high gear, the Stars and their young leader had their work cut out for them. “We were in a market that obviously didn’t know much about hockey,” said Modano looking back.
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“We knew we had a lot of work to do. I think that was the part that felt the most unattractive about the move…having to teach people the game of hockey.” Team president Jim Lites, a Michigan attorney who had honed his promotional skills working circus shows with Kenneth Feld Entertainment, then later in the front office of the Detroit Red Wings in the 80’s, cranked up the Stars marketing machine. “I thought it’d take five or six years to build this thing, and kind of educate people,” said Modano. But Lites and company worked their marketing magic, and much faster than anyone could have ever anticipated. “In the spring we had a couple of play off rounds and saw the atmosphere…I think everybody had a different thought about the possibilities down here,” said Modano. New hockey leagues sprung up. Kids substituted footballs for pucks, crowding suburban cul-de-sacs with wooden sticks, rollerblades and nets to emulate the fresh crop of sports celebrities in town. “The game of hockey…it’s a hard sport to play,” said Modano. “It’s a tough sport to play down here because you don’t have the access like you do up north. You don’t have the winters when you can go play on a pond, or a lake. Once you see kids playing street hockey (laughs)…you help grow the popularity of the sport to the point where you see a lot of kids loving the game, and a lot of Texas kids moving on to college or juniors, or playing in the pros. And those numbers keep increasing.” The franchise clicked, and sparked a brand new love affair with Dallas sports fans. It turned a city steeped in decades of football folklore into an icy hot bed of hockey on the dusty plains of North Central Texas.
Photo courtesy of The Dallas Stars
“That was one of the real bright spots about coming down here,” said Modano. “It was almost like a new canvas… you could kind of paint your picture of your life, the impact on kids, and what you wanted it to look like.” Playing in the aged Reunion Arena, the team established itself with local fans and media. With his dashing good looks and flashy smile, the twenty-something Modano was clearly the team’s poster boy.
“Over time I just fell in love with the city. I love the state.” In 1995 Green sold the team to Dallas businessman Tom Hicks and the pieces began to fall into place for the team’s most successful period. After only six years in Dallas, Modano helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup in a tense win over the Buffalo Sabres in 1999. The next season the Stars lost the Cup finals to the New Jersey Devils.
In 2001 the gleaming American Airlines Center opened its doors. The $500M Texas sports palace debuted in July with an Eagles concert, and by the fall was the new home of the Stars and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Stars games at the AAC were a hot ticket. They became a haven for celebs, and the place to see-and-be-seen in Dallas. The team was also doing well: the Stars made the NHL playoffs every year from 2002-2010, due in large part to Modano’s leadership on and off the ice. Amidst retirement and trade rumors, during his final game with the team on November 21, 2010, Modano scored a dramatic shootout goal against the Anaheim Ducks to win the game 3-2 while fans screamed “One Mo’ year” and “Say it ain’t so, Mo’!”
“Maybe the referees threw me a farewell bone,” Modano told the local press in characteristic self-deprecating fashion on his final goal against the Ducks. Referees and opposing players alike joined the team’s faithful to give No. 9 an extended standing ovation on what turned out to be his final game in a Stars uniform.
His place in the hockey record books seems almost endless. As a Dallas Star he scored 557 goals, had 802 assists and scored 1,359 points with 156 power play goals and 92 game-winning goals. Overall Modano played in 21 NHL seasons, finishing his career with 561 goals, 1,374 points and seven career hat tricks (when a player scores three goals in a single game). He is a three-time Olympian and holds the league record for most postseason points (145) by an American. “Some people down here still think I’m from Canada,” laughed Modano.
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Celebrating a goal
with former Stars teammate Philippe Boucher.
Holding puck with
which he broke the NHL American-born points record on November 7, 2007 in San Jose.
Stanleyâ€™s Cup after the Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres in six games to claim hockeyâ€™s most coveted prize.
for Team USA in three different Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal in 2002, and three World Cups where he and his teammates also claimed silver in 1991 and gold in 1996.
Serving as Captain for
the Western Conference NHL All-Stars in 2003, one of his seven All-Star appearances.
On this page Acknowledging the crowd after his final home game with the Stars on April 8, 2010. Modano scored the game-winning goal in a shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Photo courtesy of The Dallas Stars
When Modano left the Stars prior to the 2010-2011 season to play one year with the Detroit Red Wings, he became the league’s last active player who played for the North Stars when the team was in Minnesota. Looking back, Modano calls his experience in Detroit simply “bittersweet.” “I was angry that I wasn’t staying in Dallas…that I wasn’t given the opportunity to finish my career here…that part was really disappointing, and still is.” But there were also plenty of positives to playing for the Red Wings. “The flip side was that I went home to play for one year,” said Modano. “I played in my hometown…and my parents got to watch me play a handful of games my last season.” “So it was good in that sense that I got to see them, and be around them a lot more. They were there every game…hanging out…we’d do dinner at least once a week together somewhere or at the house. It was pretty neat. The injury put a damper on things, because I would have loved to have gone back there for one more year.” On September 21, 2011, after 21 years in the NHL, Modano announced he would be leaving the ice for good. He met the media in a tearful press conference to announce his retirement. The Stars signed Modano to a oneday contract, which allowed him to retire with the team he suited up for in nearly all of his 21 seasons in the league.
transition from not playing hockey,” he says. “It was harder than I thought it would be. I thought I’d have an easy time letting go.” Predictably, there are some aspects of the game that he says he misses, and others that he does not. “(I don’t miss) the travel…it’s has always been tough in Dallas – our location’s not the best for division,” said Modano. “We don’t have a divisional game within our time zone. We’re the only ones in the league that faces that. There was the preparation, the meetings, practices and all of the obligations of being a player.” “The thing I loved to do at the end was just playing the game, and being involved in the play-offs. As you get older and you’ve experienced those things, that’s what you want to get back to. One more last run at the play-offs.” Dallas is clearly Modano’s home now. He could have lived anywhere, but he says, “Over time I just fell in love with the city. I love the state. The people have been great. The quality of life down here is unbelievable compared to a lot of cities. I didn’t have any places high on the list to go live, but I knew I would come back here and make it my home. After being here for 17 years there were a lot of relationships built outside the game of hockey, a lot of friends.” The Mike Modano Foundation also occupies a lot of his time. “That was one thing we addressed when I got back to Detroit…that we needed
“I am still in the transition from not playing hockey. It was harder than I thought it would be. I thought I’d have any easy time letting go.” “I thought I’d get through the first sentence,” said an emotional Modano at the start of a near 30-minute announcement. “It looks so easy on paper.” He tearfully expressed gratitude to his coaches, friends, fans and family. He even thanked the employees at Reunion Arena and the American Airlines Center whom, he said, “never forgot a face.” “I tell kids, it does go fast and will be over before you know it. When I was 18 and the older guys in Minnesota told me that I just rolled my eyes and said ‘you are 35 and old. You’re going to be out of the game soon, so why would I listen to you?’” Last July Modano reached another major milestone in his career. He was part of the 2012 class inducted in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame along with longtime New Jersey general manager Lou Lamoriello and New York Ranger Eddie Olczyk. The class will be enshrined on October 15, on the ice at the Plaza of the Americas adjacent to the Marriott City Center in Dallas. It will mark the first time a city in Texas has hosted the induction. The fact that the ceremony is in Dallas represents another significant step forward for the game in Texas. “The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame is the nation’s shrine and it’s terrific to bring the formal induction ceremony and dinner to Texas,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey in making the announcement. “The Class of 2012 is extraordinary and we anticipate a record crowd for what will be a spectacular evening.” While he waits on the induction, the man thousands of Stars fans cheered as “Big Mo’,” is adjusting to a much different life. “I am still in the
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to broaden our mission statement. We obviously always will be geared towards kids, and abused and neglected kids and we wanted to get into some other areas. I always felt an area that was overlooked were the wounded soldiers that had come home and have a tough time transitioning. And K-9 rescue; just being a lover of dogs, we wanted to get into that area too. So we wanted to focus on those three areas…we’re building relationships with people in town that are associated with those types of things. Hopefully it builds and builds.” Modano is upbeat and optimistic about the future in his adopted hometown. He believes there is loads of opportunity ahead of him. No matter what he decides he will do. “There are tons of people that are big sports fans…big hockey fans… that has opened a lot of doors to maybe get involved in some things,” said Modano. It is all part of a process he refers to as “addition by subtraction.” While he isn’t exactly sure what he will ultimately do with his life beyond hockey, he seems to like the idea of experimenting with a few ideas. “Trying things out and seeing what I’m excited to do and be a part of,” he said. For a man still very much in the local spotlight, he doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry. “It just takes time. There is no rush to make a decision. No panic or deadline.”
Mike Modano is on Facebook and Twitter @9Modano, and MikeModano.com.
Photo courtesy of The Dallas Stars
At top: Laughing at Masters of Ceremony WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen and Stars play-by-play commentator Ralph Strangis at his Foundationâ€™s Shoot for the Stars Gala on September 8. Above: Shaking hands with former Stars teammate Brett Hull at the 2011 press conference announcing his retirement. To the left: A recent check presentation to The Mike Modano Foundation from JC Penney, which will benefit City House, a shelter for homeless and abused children in Collin County.
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She’s the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew, Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew; You can talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee. But the Yellow Rose of Texas is the only girl for me. - The Yellow Rose of Texas
Texas Fashionista in a New York State of Mind
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t is hard to imagine a last name more apropos of her home state of Texas. In the case of Lela Rose, it fits perfectly, like one of her signature fitted tweed pencil skirts, straight out of an episode of Mad Men. She is a shock of blonde hair with a luminescent smile, possessing a high level of laser focus and energy to match.
Step inside of her flagship boutique in Highland Park Village. It is filled with girlie-girl fun, a characteristic of her work. In design circles, she has become well known for her lighthearted blend of unconventional Rose graduated from the University of Colorado in the early 90’s, where she fabrics, optimistic colors and textures. Her immersed herself in art, painting and sculpture. While a student she was struck by the punchy prints and playful sense of whimsy create area’s spectacular natural beauty -- the sublime colors and breathtaking profiles of the a distinctive level of casual accessibility, while landscapes, which continues to influence her work to this day. Rose began working hand-finished craftsmanship and attention to the with fabrics through various school art projects. Then she learned to sew. At CU Rose smallest details contribute to the near-effortless built a small business designing vests made from vintage scarves. sophistication in her designs. After college she attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City. It is She grew up in Dallas, the daughter of socialite widely recognized as one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the world. parents Deedie and Edward “Rusty” Rose. Her For years Parsons has been a training ground for some of the world’s most illustrious father is well known in these parts as the founder designers and artists including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, of a successful investment firm. Once upon a time Norman Rockwell, Jasper Johns, Edward Hopper and more. She spent two years at he was also a co-owner of professional baseball’s Parsons then went to work with New York designer Christian Francis Roth. Fashion Texas Rangers. The team’s managing partner at the insiders were talking about Roth’s works in glowing tones, making him one of the time was George W. Bush, who left to be governor industry’s hot new properties of the day. Later, she worked with designer Richard Tyler in Los Angeles, and in 1996 she launched her own collection working out of of Texas and later…you know the rest. her apartment. Initially Rose cut her teeth by working directly with a variety of private clients. Then in 2001 everything changed. She designed gowns worn by Dallas natives Jena and Barbara Bush at their father’s Presidential inauguration. Needless to say, the fashion world was watching. Soon Rose expanded her reach and was working directly with New York-based Bergdorf-Goodman and Neiman Marcus in her hometown. Her list of clients grew as well, and began to resemble a who’s who of Hollywood.
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The grid and cable influences for the lace and plaid patterns featured in her fall collection was imaginatively inspired by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, the architect behind Dallasâ€™ stunning new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Cable-stayed plaid side pleated dress
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Zigzag knit, sulfur knitted wool straight skirt
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Ivory silk cloqueÂ´ dress with twisted metal embroidered shoulder
he designed for actresses including Ashley Judd, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Selma Blair and Dallas native Jessica Simpson. As if that’s not enough, Rose even designed the dress that The Muppet’s bountifully beautiful Miss Piggy wore to the 2005 Emmy Awards.
In 2007 Rose’s visibility took another giant step forward (no pun intended) introducing a line of affordable-footwear and handbags for Payless Shoes. She also launched a marvelously romantic collection for brides and bridesmaids, punctuated with her special touches. These days she is regularly featured in the most important fashion publications -- Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Based in New York, Rose is never too far from Dallas. She opened a Highland Park Village store in 2011, and has featured designs that directly reflect fundamentals of her hometown. For example, the grid and cable influences for her lace and plaid patterns featured in her fall collection was imaginatively inspired by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, the architect behind Dallas’ stunning new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. She also designs many of her own textiles, and features a variety of e visited with the styles in sizes up to 16. ultra-busy fashionista for a quick question Her work has an exciting blend of and answer session. influences. It has a definitive organic She was simply quality to it, inspired by architectural charming. elements as well as the work of various artists such as German abstract DHM: As a native Texan, how have your roots and photorealistic painter Gerhard influenced your work over the years? Richter…complex yet accessible and causally elegant in tone. LR: I love how Texas women are always dressed. Even when I was growing up, I was aware that Rose’s shows are see-and-be-seen the women around me were turned out for any events in New York with Hollywood occasion, no matter how casual. Thought was glitterati and international fashion put into how one looked. This has been a main VIPs perched elbow to elbow along influence for the kind of clothing that I like to the runways. Oscar winner Susan design. Texas women are not afraid of color. Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri, Nor am I. Rarely do I want to see something in Mandy Moore, Shantel VanSanten, black; I always much prefer something bright and AnnaSophia Robb, Brad Goreski and colorful. have all been spotted ringside soaking up the Texas designer’s latest work. DHM: You started a business while still a college student; that must have been good training for what was to follow throughout your life?
LR: I was always an entrepreneurial and creative child, so putting the two together was natural to me. It helped me gain confidence to know that I could do things on my own. DHM: You have been enormously successful. In the beginning, were your parents supportive of your goal to be a fashion designer? LR: My parents have always been supportive, but I know they worried about my going into fashion. So many people are drawn to the industry and I think they were worried I was going to have my
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heart broken if it didn’t work out for me. Now that I am a parent, I completely understand their trepidation. DHM: Beyond fashion designers, who are some of the artists that have influenced your work? LR: Santiago Calatrava, Gerhard Richter, Jim Hodges, Richard Avedon and William Klein. DHM: We Texans have been known to guild the lily now and then. Without naming names, have you ever had a client ask you to design something that was so over the top, even you couldn’t believe it? LR: I am rarely ever surprised by requests as customers seem to have a strong point of view when special ordering. However, when I had to explain what a San Antonio fiesta festival gown was to my New York-based design team, their expressions were priceless. With that being said, we never had so much fun being creative, not only with the customer but with the fabric, embroidery and, of course, the color! DHM: Do you see Dallas as a prominent center for fashion and design in general? LR: Absolutely! Over the last decade, Dallas has made quite the commitment to contemporary art and architecture. People all over New York City now ask me about Dallas and talk about the cultural hub it has become. As it is true that Dallas has grown, let’s remember that Dallas is the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, one of the great showcases of fashion!
Photography by Kristina Bowman
Lela Rose’s store in Highland Park Village, Dallas
Actress Susan Sarandon at Lela Rose runway collection during Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week on September 11, 2011 in New York.
DHM: As you have described, your Spring/Summer 2012 collection featured elements reminiscent of everything from faded neon signage to rusted machine parts at Coney Island. Are you heavily influenced by organics? LR: Living in a city that is always moving and changing influences me. I bike everywhere and find that every ride is an adventure; I always see something new. DHM: Tell us about your fall collection. LR: The Fall 2012 collection centers around the fusion of structure and movement as seen in the works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava’s focus on the poetics of motion combines romanticism with functionality as seen in linear labyrinth organza, hazed scape embroideries and carbonized silk. As both an architect and engineer, Calatrava’s signature bridges and railway stations set the backdrop for long, angular silhouettes. Floor length daytime dresses in cable-stayed plaid and grid lace stove pipe sleeves effortlessly balance geometry with natural fluidity.
DHM: How would you describe a typical day in the life of Lela Rose if there were such a thing? LR: I wake the kids up and we all drink a delicious protein smoothie made with lots of spinach to get us going. I then ride the kids to work on my giant bike (along with Stitch, our dog). Once I drop them off at school, I will usually head over to the Union Square Greenmarket and shop for whatever looks good (spring and summer are naturally the most bountiful). Then I head into the office to review email, designs, fabrics, patterns, etc. I spend most of my day working on the upcoming collection. Sometimes that means choosing fabrics, draping and sketching (I feel like I am at arts & crafts camp sometimes!). I bike home about 6:30 in the evening and start dinner for the family. We all eat together most nights and then play some cards or Yahtzee, which is my daughter’s favorite game. DHM: What do you miss most about your hometown? LR: My family, spending time at the ranch, good Mexican food, and a not too cold winter!
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SHOPPING Welcome to our spotlight on shopping featuring Dallas’ many trendy, historic and eclectic destinations. Dallas has more stores and shopping centers per capita than most U.S. cities or metropolitan area. From high-end boutiques and malls to the eclectic vintage shopping, we have the place to shop for your heart’s desire. SHOPPING CENTERS GALLERIA
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Recognized by USA Today as “One of the top 10 places to spend it all,” Galleria Dallas is one of the most dynamic shopping environments in North Texas. An international collection of shops and boutiques sets the standard for world-class shopping in Dallas. Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home to Thomas Pink, TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony Style, ZARA, Karen Millen and American Girl Boutique and Bistro – plus favorites like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture and Sephora. From its legendary ice rink, to its fusion of hip fashion and chic dining, Galleria Dallas truly is a Dallas’ premier shopping destination.
The Plaza at Preston Center is a unique urban oasis in the heart of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhood, where beautifully landscaped walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants for every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsie’s. Come experience The Plaza at Preston Center for yourself.
13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75240 972.702.7100 www.galleriadallas.com
HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE This Dallas shopping village is as close as any shopper will get to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive in Dallas. Built in the 1930s, this ultrachic corner of high-end shopping in the midst of Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports an eclectic mix of fashionable boutiques including Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John, and many more. 47 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.2740 www.hpvillage.com
NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center is an ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment experience offering the finest collection of more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques including, Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors – Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s and AMC NorthPark 15. Guests also enjoy exceptional restaurants, a world-class art collection, award-winning architecture and non-stop events.
8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive Dallas, Texas 75225 469.232.0000 www.theplazaatprestoncenter.com
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MOCKINGBIRD STATION Hop on the DART train and head to Mockingbird Station, a conveniently located, unique urban village and premiere destination for shopping by day and entertainment by night. With 40 shops and restaurants, luxury lofts, a variety of events and entertainment venues including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center, the Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. Although the Station experience by day or night is unparalleled, the common thread is the lively energy you always feel there. 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane Dallas, Texas 75206 214.452.7180 www.Mockingbirdstation.com
Visit Dallas’ newest hot spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment. West Village is home to the Magnolia Theater, which supports independent film and arts. Nestled at the northern tip of popular Uptown Entertainment District, you can take the M-Line Streetcar for free to this great new escape in trendy Dallas dining and shopping. McKinney Avenue & Routh Street 214.922.9622 www.westvil.com
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SHOPPING ANTIQUE STORES GERALD TOMLIN ANTIQUES Tomlin Antiques is a second generation Dallas business offering a personalized selection of investment quality antiques. The firm specializes in 18th and 19th Century period antiques from around the globe. For the past 17 years the main gallery has been located in the historic Highland Park Shopping Village in Suite 54 near the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road. 54 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75205 214.526.3702 www.tomlinantiques.com
FORESTWOOD ANTIQUE MALL One of Dallas’ favorite shopping destinations, Forestwood Antique Mall offers 4,000 square feet chocked full of antiques. Walk around for hours looking at everything from fine china and crystal, antique Staffordshire and Majolica to estate jewelry. Visit the quaint tea room and enjoy homemade desserts, gourmet coffee and scrumptious daily specials. 5333 Forest Lane Dallas, Texas 75244 972.661.0001 www.forestwoodantiquemall.com
JEWELRY BACHENDORF’S 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 jewelry, timepieces, and collectibles in Dallas. 8400 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75225 214.692.8400
DEBOUCLLE Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent, 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 Dallas. 6821 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75205 214.522.2400 www.deboulle.com
EISEMAN JEWELS It is very clear to Richard Eiseman Jr. what makes Eiseman Jewels different than other stores. That is because he happens to be an expert on the subject, knowing firsthand what it takes to be successful in today’s marketplace. At Eiseman, he knows the importance on building customer loyalty and the value of consistency. NorthPark Center, Suite 514 Dallas, Texas 75225 214.369.6100 www.eisemanjewels.com
JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry is a destination 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. Retail location or by appointment: 6131 Luther Lane #210 Dallas, Texas 75225 214.691.5400 www.jerryszor.com
13350 Dallas Parkway #1415 Dallas, Texas 75240 972.392.9900 7401 Lonestar Drive Plano, Texas 75024 972.596.2090 www.bachendorfs.com
Formerly known as Ylang-Ylang, YLANG|23 is owned by Joanne and Charles Teichman, who opened in Dallas in 1985, and quickly attracted a clientele who can afford anything, but prefers the fine workmanship of renowned designers who shape the trends in the U.S. and Europe.
Owners Cindi Ray and Wendy Dunham bring you an extraordinary look at fine American art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables. Gorgeous glass works are perfect for the home, office or as gifts. The dazzling display of American designer jewelry and ceramic pieces with glass are a great find as well as some wonderful scarves, and more.
13350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300 Dallas, Texas 972.980.0819 www.ylang23.com
WILLIAM NOBLE RARE JEWELS William Noble has been in business for 20 years and is located in one of the most prestigious locations in Dallas, Highland Park Village. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry, and fine watches. Now WNRJ has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest and is still growing. 100 Highland Park Village, Suite 370 Dallas, Texas 75205 214.526.3890 www.williamnoble.com
S P E C I A LT Y S H O P S ALLIE COOSH This unique shopping store bears the stamp of Canadian designer, Paulette Martsolf, who had a dream to come to Texas where she could design women’s clothing and jewelry. Opened in 1989, Allie Coosh has since become a women’s paradise and Paulette Martsolf’s designs have become internationally renowned.
6137 Luther Lane (Preston and Northwest Highway) Dallas, Texas 75225 214.368.2828 www.carlyngalerie.com
CLOTHES CIRCUIT There’s no going back to retail shopping when you discover one of the nation’s top designer resale sources—Clothes Circuit. This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. Clothes Circuit is a friendly destination for in-theknow shoppers and Dallas visitors who know the value of beautiful, well-made clothing and accessories. A knowledgeable, creative staff makes all the difference in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience with unbelievably great prices! 6105 Sherry Lane Dallas, Texas 75225 214.696.8634 www.clothescircuit.com
Dallas Starts Here LOFT URBAN OUTFITTERS GAP WEST ELM AMERICAN APPAREL VICTORIA’S SECRET REIKYU SUSHI ROCKFISH SEAFOOD GRILL CAFÉ EXPRESS STARBUCKS URBAN TACO TRINITY HALL IRISH PUB ANGELIKA FILM CENTER HYENA’S COMEDY CLUB THE PEOPLE’S LAST STAND
6726 Snider Plaza Dallas, Texas 75205 214.363.8616 www.allie-coosh.com
BERETTA GALLERY Located in the exclusive Highland Park Village, Beretta Gallery is the destination for those wanting to indulge in the rich heritage of Beretta. Today Beretta continues on almost 500 year-old tradition of producing custom made shotguns and side-by-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75207 214.559.9800 www.dallas.berettagallery.com 38
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First stop: Mockingbird Station. Go where shopping, dining and entertainment are only the beginning. Take the DART Rail past the expected — and take your free time even further.
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Are you dreaming of a good night’s sleep? DUXIANA has everything to make that a reality with our handmade bed from Sweden. Offering a wide array of European linens, down pillows and comforters DUXIANA has everything you need for the perfect night’s sleep.
When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors, and the best hotel was $3 per night. From day one, our goal at NM is clear: to showcase the finest merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain our guiding principles today.
6134 Berkshire Lane Dallas, Texas75225 214.739.8133 www.duxiana.com
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FORTY FIVE TEN Forty Five Ten has become one of Dallas’ premier boutique destinations, with an international reputation of 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, all merchandised with its own distinct point-of-view. It’s acclaimed café, the T Room, has become a chic lunch spot in the city. 4510 McKinney Ave Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.4510 www.fortyfiveten.com
GARY RIGGS HOME A 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 (across from the Galleria) Dallas, Texas 75240 214.547.1054 www.garyriggshome.com
KEN’S MAN’S SHOP Located at Preston and Royal on the N.E. quadrant. The keystone to Ken’s Man’s Shop’s on going success has to lie in their unique ability to “clothe relationships and generations,” as they have been doing for decades. 6025 Royal Lane, Suite 309 Dallas, Texas 75230 214.369.5367 www.kensmenshop
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PEEPER’S AMERICAN EYEWEAR Since 1976 Peeper’s has been offering the very finest in prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the Southwest. As shopping trends have changed, Peeper’s has stayed on the forefront of the latest in luxury eyewear. Today, Peeper’s is exclusively located in Highland Park Village, catering to the needs of those who wish to wear the absolute finest in eyewear. 64 Highland Park Village Dallas, Texas 75205 214.522.0352 www.peepersdallas.com
SCOTT + COONER In 1995 Lloyd Scott and Josy CoonerCollins brought their architecture and design experience to the Southwest. Today with over 20,000 square feet of modern furniture showroom space in the Dallas Design District and downtown Austin, Texas. Scott+Cooner represents 70+ lines of classic and contemporary furniture, the top modern lighting designs, and the most incredible European Kitchen Systems in the Southwest. Chose from one of the most comprehensive collections of modern from such lines as Cassina, Flexform, deSede, Flos, Ingo Maurer, and Walter Knoll. 1617 Hi-Line Drive, Ste. 100 Dallas, Texas 75207 214.748.9838 www.scottcooner.com
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6134 Berkshire Lane Dallas, TX 75225 214.739.8133
Bishop Arts District Home to over sixty independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theatres and art galleries.
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Tillman’s is a place for really good food, drinks, and music in a fun, casual, come-asyou-are environment. Tillman’s is an update on the classic Texas roadhouse. Regional menu favorites, familiar tunes, no-one is a stranger hospitality — all energized with a modern take. A combination of both rustic and lush in everything from the menu to the décor make Tillman’s a good-time any time destination, whether it’s for a quick drink, a casual dinner or a special occasion.
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indigo 1745 A boutique for men and women delivering premium denim, sportswear and accessories to enhance your stylish yet relaxed lifestyle. Indigo 1745 captures your independent spirit whether it’s modern vintage, cowboy casual or urbane chic. This smartly appointed boutique with engaging staff welcomes you to shop or just hang out in a relaxed environment that feels a little like your personal over sized closet.
324 West 7th Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214-942-0988 tillmansroadhouse.com
A 5,000 square foot creative compound, featuring over 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. If you love Etsy, this is your place! Also a host to over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing, and design. One block outside the Bishop Arts District. 409 North Zang Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75208 214-991-0075 makeitindiegenius.com
Monday, 12 pm to 4 pm Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 am to 7 pm Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm (except 1st Thursdays of the month when we are open until 9 pm) Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Fresh, local ingredients. A seasonal menu. The best cocktails in the city. D Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and Dallas Observer’s ‘Best Place To Take A Date’ and ‘Best Patio’ makes Bolsa a great choice for lunch or dinner 7 days per week.
370 West 7th Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214-948-1745 indigo1745.com
614 West Davis Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214-943-1883 bolsadallas.com
SHOPPING SMINK MODERN LIVING Smink Incorporated has been a Texas institution for more than twenty-three years – bringing design, luxury furnishings, fine art, photography and accessories to the west. Started in 1988, Smink has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public. 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. 1019 Dragon Street Dallas Texas 75207 214.350.0542 www.sminkinc.com
STANLEY KORSHAK Stanley Korshak has earned plenty of accolades, including being named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily, the esteemed bible of the fashion business. But Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. They carry the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear, from Valentino to Brunello Cucinelli, the chicest shoes and bags from the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, and the most fabulous jewelry on the planet, like Yossi Harari’s 24-karat gold creations. Discriminating brides-to-be should visit the Bridal Salon. 500 Crescent Court #100 Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.3600 214.473.9700 www.stanleykorshak.com
TOOTSIES Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premiere 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 + Babi and Theyskens Theory are featured. 8300 Preston Road #200 Dallas, TX 75225 214.696.9993 www.tootsies.com
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Chances are the name of your high school or college sports team was a rough and tumble handle, designed to strike fear in the hearts of your most bitter rivals. Badgers, Bears, Cougars, Dragons, Eagles, Hawks, Lions, Mustangs, Panthers, Rams, Tigers, Wildcats…get the picture? Since there are so many schools in Texas, the wide variety of names for sports teams seems endless. However, at Dallas Hotel Magazine we have our favorites. Our crack research staff did a bit of legwork in honor of fall football season to provide a sampling of some of the more off-the-wall mascots in Texas sports. Try these on for size: Everybody knows that Temoc is “comet” spelled backwards, right? This weird little blonde-haired, blue skinned character is the official mascot of the University of Texas-Dallas. He has been known to cheer the UTD Comets on at baseball and basketball games, even an occasional chess tournament leading the school’s distinctive battle cry: Whoosh! Located in the eastern section of Dallas, Mesquite High School opened its doors in 1901. Its sports teams are affectionately known as the ‘Skeeters, named after, you guessed it: mosquitoes. The mighty Dustdevils of Texas A&M International University, number 7,000 strong on the Laredo campus. The men’s basketball squad was 2011 NCAA Division II Heartland Conference champs.
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What’s black and gold, and claws their way to victory? The Calhoun High School fighting Sandcrabs, of course. With 13 football playoff appearances since 1937, Calhoun’s 10-win season in 2009 was its best since 1960. One of the more memorable mascots belongs to the mighty Exporters of Freeport’s Brazosport High School. Commonly known as “B-Port” by locals, school teams sport red, while and blue uniforms, and won a pair of state baseball championships in the 1960s. Itasca High School is home of the ferocious Wampus Cats. Located south of Dallas towards the north end of the Texas Hill Country, this cougar-like cat with a mythological background allegedly had six powerful legs: four for running and two for fighting. Here kitty, kitty… “Unicorns pride is justified,” so goes the school motto at New Braunfels High, which opened in the mid 1800s. Apparently, the Germans who settled the area mistakenly thought that Prince Carl of SolmsBraunfels, whom the town was named for, had a unicorn on his coat of arms. Turns out it was actually a lion. Doh!
Munday High School’s Moguls got their name way back in the twenties when a student reportedly stumbled across it in an open dictionary. Moguls were fierce warriors who fought on horseback, conquering India with their ingenious battle tactics. In case you’re wondering, the girls’ teams at Munday are known as Mogulettes. Imagine naming your mascot after the infamous Pied Pipers of Hamelin, the mythic German rat-catcher who lured the pesky rodents out of town with his magic flute. Hamlin High School did just that, making the Pied Pipers of Hamlin High one of the most distinctive monikers in all of Texas sports. Moulton High opened at the turn of the century. German and Czech students, many who could barely speak English, originally populated the school. It resulted the team’s rather curious spelling of a might mascot that lives on to this day. Go Bobkatz!
Dave Muscari is a writer based in Dallas. His high school team in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama was the Sidney Lanier Poets.
Could SMU be the ultimate challenge for a Hall of Fame coach? WRITTEN BY dave muscari
Over the past 25 years Southern Methodist University hasn’t been what you might call a hotbed of college basketball. Snake-bit may be more like it.
You would have to go all the way back to 1993 to find the last Mustang basketball team to even appear in an NCAA Division I men’s tournament (they lost in the first round of the Midwest Regionals 80-71 to Brigham Young). And the last SMU team to win a NCAA tournament game was five years before that. Only a dozen Pony players have ever gone on to professional careers of any consequence. Quinton Ross, Jon Koncak, Ira Terrell and Jim Krebs logged the most time on NBA rosters. Ross played for five different NBA franchises, including his hometown Dallas
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Mavericks leaving just prior to their championship season. Koncak may be best remembered by the infamous moniker “Jon Contract,” in reference to an over-the-top, multi-million dollar deal he once signed with the Atlanta Hawks. Terrell, another Dallas native, was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1976 and played three more seasons before leaving the NBA. Older die-hard fans may remember the sensational hook shots of Jim Krebs. He played seven seasons with the Lakers before becoming a banker in Beverly Hills. Krebs died in 1964 after a limb from a neighbor’s tree crashed down upon him. He was only 29 years old.
Back to snake-bit. There has been a long and winding line of head coaches to confidently stride through the revolving door of Moody Coliseum only to exit defeated and deflated, head down and tail firmly between the legs. “The coming and going of coaches was really all that was ever covered, while the games became increasingly irrelevant,” said WFAA-TV sports director Sean Hamilton, who has covered local sports for 20 years. “It got to the point where a lot of the DFW sports anchors wouldn’t include SMU basketball highlights or scores unless the opposing team was of significance.”
SMU introduces Larry Brown as their new basketball coach in front of Moody Coliseum on April 23, 2012. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE
Dave Bliss was a talented Ivy League guard at Cornell, and later a Bob Knight coaching disciple who worked under “The General” at Indiana University. He had also been an assistant on Knight’s staff at West Point where his starting point guard was a skinny Polish kid from Chicago who went on to a pretty decent career of his own. You may remember him: in 2011 Mike Krzyzewski became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history with 903 wins, surpassing the previous record held by -- you guessed it -- Bob Knight. Bliss had devoted his life to the game and SMU was darn glad to have him. He spent eight successful years there as head coach before exiting in 1988 under a murky cloud of suspicion surrounding persistent rumors of paying players. The charges against Bliss surfaced around the same time of the school’s well-known football “death penalty.” The last thing SMU needed was to have both its football and basketball programs under an NCAA microscope. When Bliss bolted for the University of New Mexico, John Shumate took the reigns. He was primarily known for being an All American center on the 1974 Notre Dame team that ended UCLA’s fabled 88-game winning streak. Shumate soon stumbled, and passed the baton to Mike Dement, an up and coming young coach at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dement over-achieved at UNCG, moving the program to Division I and notching a schoolrecord 23-wins in his final year. Unfortunately, he never caught fire at SMU. In fact, the best 48
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Dement could muster was a third place WAC finish and a first-round ouster in the NIT. Then there was the affable Jimmy Tubbs; a one-time SMU assistant for a dozen years who left Kelvin Sampson’s staff at Oklahoma to become the Mustang’s head coach. Tubbs was a popular guy around town. He had won a state championship at Dallas’ Kimball High School. However he lasted only a couple of seasons before leaving over allegations surrounding potential NCAA violations in 2006. Just three years later, Tubbs died suddenly at age 60. Which brings us to Matt Doherty. The New York native had played at the University of North Carolina for the legendary coach Dean Smith. After college Doherty toiled for 10 years as assistant, first at Davidson College and later at the University of Kansas under head coach and fellow UNC alum, Roy Williams. He got his first head-coaching gig at Notre Dame. It lasted one year until, as the late Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant famously declared upon leaving Texas A&M for his alma mater, “Mama called.” Doherty’s tenure at Notre Dame had been solid. The team posted a strong 22-15 record, and went all the way to the finals of the NIT. Irish eyes were smiling. But the tug of Tar Heel blue was simply too much for him to resist. Smith’s long time assistant, Bill Guthridge, took over the UNC program for three seasons after the school’s most famous coach stepped down. Smith had led the program for 36 years.
Enter Larry Brown, who turned 72 in September. The name alone commands equal amounts of respect, instant credibility and at least a pinch of curiosity. As a player, the Brooklyn born 5’ 9” guard starred at North Carolina for Frank McGuire and Dean Smith. He was a member of the 1964 U.S. Olympic team that won a Gold Medal, before moving to the ABA where he played for five different teams and was named MVP of the upstart league’s first all star game. He is the only basketball coach in history to win an NCAA Division I men’s national championship, which he did in 1988 at Kansas, and an NBA Championship, with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.
Photo: Courtesy of University of Kansas Athletics Department
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Then Guthridge announced he was also retiring. Most figured one in a long list of distinguished alumni -- basketball royalty including Williams or George Karl -- would step up to the plate, and assume responsibility for the program. It wasn’t like there was a shortage of coaches with deep Carolina connections to choose from. However, for one reason or another things didn’t quite work out that way. In the end Matt Doherty was named the Tar Heels head basketball coach. Doherty’s three seasons at his alma mater could be characterized in one harsh word: turbulent. In 2001 he was named NCAA Coach of the Year after a 26-7 record. However after an 8-20 record in his second season, followed by a 19-16 campaign the next, the former Carolina All American was done. He resigned, and fled Chapel Hill for Miami where he became head coach at Florida Atlantic University. Doherty spent one year at FAU before accepting the job at SMU amid much fanfare. But after six seasons on the Hilltop, with little more than an anemic 80-109 record to show for the effort, Doherty was fired last March with a year left on his contract.
Now for the curious part: during his nomadic career Brown has logged time with 14 different college and professional teams. He is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight different teams to the playoffs. His last stop on the coaching carousel was in Charlotte, his ninth NBA team, where he was 9-19 by late December 2010 and did what he’d done many times before: he resigned. What on earth would prompt a world famous Hall of Fame coach with a history of moving every couple of years back onto a college court, in Dallas and at SMU of all places? Sportswriters and fans were scratching their heads. For starters SMU is scheduled to move from Conference USA to the Big East in July of 2013. Most theorized that Brown loved the idea of recruiting in talent-rich Texas, and double-loved the thought playing in the Big East, which he called “…a tremendous thing for this university,” in an ESPN radio interview last April. With Larry Brown attached to the team, selling young players on SMU’s new and improved basketball program is getting easier by the day. First, there is the Crum Basketball Center, a $13M state-of-the-art training and practice facility for the men and women’s programs that opened in 2008. Next, the 55-year old Moody Coliseum is in line for a renovation to the tune of $40M including luxury suites, spiffier concourses and a club lounge. Finally, the pièce de résistance: competing against some of the most storied programs in the game including St. John’s, Seton Hall and Cincinnati is a heck of a lot sexier than Texas State, Wagner or Alcorn State, all of which are on SMU’s schedule this fall. As a native New Yorker, Brown surely must be feeling the allure of playing in Madison Square Garden once more, and coming full circle in his career. Dallas-based sports programming producer Barry Mendelson thinks that is precisely the case. “Think about it, playing UCONN, Villanova and the others every year in the Garden for the Big East Championship,” said Mendelson. “For a New York kid it just doesn’t get any bigger or better.” And he should know. Mendelson has deep basketball roots too, having worked for the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and the New Orleans Jazz where he signed superstar shooter Pete Maravich. Like Brown, he is a New York native. He was also
Photo: Courtesy of SMU Athletics Department
“I’m 71...I’m not looking to retire quickly. We’ve got a heck of a job ahead of us…” executive vice president of the Garden in the 80’s, so he understands and appreciates the fascination. “Basketball is his life’s calling,” said Mendelson. “And to a guy like Larry Brown, Madison Square Garden is Mecca.” The Big East conference that SMU enters in 2013 will look different than it does today. Syracuse and Pitt announced they would be leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next July. “The Big East is not what it used to be,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told The Syracuse Post-Standard in July while coaching as an assistant with Krzyzewski on the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team. Brown knows all of that. He also clearly recognizes the playing fields are different today than when he left Kansas in 1988. For one thing, AAU coaches have a tighter death grip on young players than ever. NCAA compliance issues are infinitely more complex, and for a guy who has not coached on a college campus in more than two decades that alone could be a stiff challenge. Then there is the white elephant in the room: Brown’s age. “I’m 71. And that is something you have to be concerned about…I’m not looking to retire quickly. We’ve got a heck of a job ahead of us,” he told ESPN. “I want us to be relevant in Dallas, primarily…and in Texas,” said Brown. “I want parents to be able to see their kids play. There is so much talent around here. I think if you can get the better players out of here, you’ve got a chance to be pretty darn good every year.” When he was introduced at a news conference, Doherty attended reportedly at Brown’s
suggestion. The pair met the team together after Brown’s hiring, tacitly signaling Doherty’s approval. Brown went into full throttle evaluation mode, and swiftly provided a bit of locker room shaky-shaky. He informed starting point guard Jeremiah Samarrippas, as well as a trio of non-starters they would no longer be on the team. Athletic director Steve Orsini said all of the players could remain at SMU as a student on scholarship. If they wanted to transfer and play somewhere else, Orsini said big-hearted Brown and his assistant coaches would help them find another school. Meanwhile, Brown announced the hiring of Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich to a “coach-in-waiting” position at the generous salary of $700,000 a year. This means Jankovich will collect some serious money, and succeed Brown when he finally decides to hang up his Chuck Taylors, whistle and white board once and for all. And if that wasn’t enough to whip things up on the Hilltop, on May 17, just four weeks after Brown was hired, SMU President Gerald Turner suddenly fired Orsini. Turner said, “After several discussions over the last few weeks, it became apparent to me that it was necessary to make this change. While we both are committed to the support of our studentathletes and coaches, a unified effort is required for future progress in our athletics programs.” Nevertheless, Brown has said he sees Dallas and SMU as the perfect place at the perfect time in his life. He likes the neighborhood and neighbors like Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. Brown sees them as another advantage for his newest program. Bold talk, but will it stick? Is SMU the ultimate coaching challenge for 40 years of the Larry Brown traveling medicine show, and is Dallas truly the final stop on the magical mystery tour? Or, will history repeat itself once again with Brown losing interest, folding up his tent and moving on to the next team in the next town. It’s happened before.
Top left: Brown coached the Detroit Pistons to an NBA championship in 2004. Two years earlier he was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Bottom left: In 1988 Brown brought Kansas Jayhawks an NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship and was named Coach of the Year. Top right: Larry Brown on-court at SMU.
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ENTERTAINMENT OCTOBER 5
Pat Metheny House of Blues With nearly 20 Grammys to his credit, the Missouri native has earned his reputation as one of the world’s top jazz guitarists. Since bursting onto the scene in the 70’s, Metheny has continued to tour, record and break new ground working solo, as well as with acts including Gary Burton, Joni Mitchell and more.
David Byrne and St. Vincent McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)
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Best remembered as the driving force behind Talking Heads, Byrne has recently collaborated with former Dallas artist Annie Clark (St. Vincent). Their tour supports a new album, Love This Giant. The sound is being described as “infectious and hook-laden,” avoiding the traditional rock band set up in favor of distinctive brass arrangements.
The dream pop group took off in the wake of “Caring is Creepy” and “New Slang” landing on the quirky Garden State soundtrack. These days the band is enjoying big success and a loyal following. The release of a new album, Port of Morrow, last March is the focal point of the current tour for the indie rockers.
The Oklahoma native gained her first fame on “American Idol” and never looked back. She is the first female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year. Her debut album was certified seven-times platinum yielding a trio of number one hits, “Inside Your Heaven, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.”
The Shins House of Blues
Carrie Underwood American Airlines Center
Rufus Wainwright Meyerson Symphony Center One of modern music’s hot artists brings his acoustic elegance to town. The son of talented folksinger parents, the late Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, this exceptional singer crosses into both pop and opera. A multi-instrumentalist, Rufus Wainwright brings a thick catalog of music to the stage for an evening of first-rate entertainment.
Madonna American Airlines Center It has been more than 20 years since “The Material Girl” played Big D. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star is back in town for a highly anticipated, two-night stand in support of the sensational MDNA Tour, which kicked off last May in Tel Aviv.
Oak Ridge Boys Eisemann Performing Arts Center (Richardson) From a simple southern gospel group to pop superstars, one of America’s best-loved quartets has produced country and crossover hits by the dozens. Enjoy a wealth of stories, memories and songs including hits “Elvira,” “Y’all Come Back Saloon,” and “Seven Nation Army.”
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals House of Blues The Vermont group is best known for their bluesy hard rock with a touch of country. Potter’s vocals on the Jefferson Airplane’s psychedelic classic, ”White Rabbit,” appeared in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” while a variety of their songs have popped up in TV shows including “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Michael Martin Murphey Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
The Dallas native made a name for himself with 70’s hits “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines.” His annual “Cowboy Christmas” concert features traditional favorites with songs straight off the western frontier featuring special, seasonal twists. Enjoy a perfect evening of entertainment for the entire family. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE
From comic relief to soul, rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical and just about everything inbetween, North Texas concert halls and stages sizzle with performance just about every night of the week. Here are some of the artists scheduled to appear around the area. All events listed are subject to change.
concertS OCTOBER 2 Red Hot Chili Peppers American Airlines Center
OCTOBER 3 Ryan Bingham Country Palladium Ballroom OCTOBER 4 The Australian Pink Floyd Show Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
OCTOBER 5 Tracy Grammer Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse
OCTOBER 5-7 Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center
OCTOBER 18 Arturo Sandoval Jazz Kessler Theater
NOVEMBER 4 Jackson Browne Folk Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
OCTOBER 18-21 Divine Dvorak, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center
NOVEMBER 7 Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
OCTOBER 19 Dirty Dozen Brass Band House of Blues
OCTOBER 19 Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir Sacred Majestic Theater OCTOBER 19 Elizabeth Willis Poor David’s Pub
OCTOBER 6 Trout Fishing in America Poor David’s Pub
OCTOBER 7 Eric Johnson Granada Theater
OCTOBER 19 Carrie Rodriguez Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse
OCTOBER 10 Bombay Bicycle Club Granada Theater
OCTOBER 20 Louis CK Comedy Majestic Theater
OCTOBER 11 Antibalas World Music Kessler Theater
NOVEMBER 8-10 Britten’s War Requiem, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center NOVEMBER 9 Eliza Gilkyson, Kevin Welch and Gretchen Peters Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse NOVEMBER 16 Kevin Hart American Airlines Center
Texas Country NOVEMBER 17 Al Stewart Folk Poor David’s Pub
OCTOBER 20 Folk Rhett Butler and Joel Guzman AT&T Performing Arts Center (Hamon Hall)
NIOVEMBER 17 Glen Phillips and Grant-Lee Philips Kessler Theater
NOVEMBER 23 Blue October House of Blues
OCTOBER 21 Matt Wertz Kessler Theater
NOVEMBER 28 Rush Rock American Airlines Center
OCTOBER 11 Ray Price & Don Williams Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
OCTOBER 12 Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx Meyerson Symphony Center
OCTOBER 26 Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
OCTOBER 27 Jason Aldean Gexa Energy Pavilion
NOVEMBER 30 Andrea Bocelli Opera American Airlines Center
OCTOBER 28 Vicente Fernandez American Airlines Center
DECEMBER 12 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas 2012 Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
DECEMBER 22 Brave Combo’s Annual Christmas Party Poor David’s Pub
DECEMBER 28 Ray Wylie Hubbard Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse
NOVEMBER 2 Marc Broussard Winspear Opera House
DECEMBER 29 Robert Earl Keen Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
NOVEMBER 2 Keller Williams Granada Theater
OCTOBER 12 Peter Mayer Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse OCTOBER 13 Melissa Etheridge Majestic Theatre OCTOBER 13 First Aid Kit Kessler Theater OCTOBER 13 Pierce Pettis Poor David’s Pub
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NOVEMBER 1-4 Beethoven’s Fifth, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center
DECEMBER 31 A Night in Vienna, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
Arts & Culture OCTOBER 6 - FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College African American Museum, Dallas Fair Park
Canadian Brass with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center
Hale Woodruff’s renowned murals were commissioned in 1938 to commemorate the 1867 founding of Talladega College in Alabama and celebrate its success as one of the nation’s first all-black colleges. This stirring exhibition represents a moment in history that shaped the world as we view it today.
The quintet of virtuoso musicians that form the legendary Canadian Brass are known internationally as “the world’s most famous brass group.” From masters of Baroque to popular songs and standards, the Canadian Brass and the DSO will reach new heights of entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and Texas-style fun for the entire family.
November 23-25, 27-30 and December 1-2, 4-8
Cottonwood Art Festival Cottonwood Park (Richardson) After more than four decades this yearly event has become one of region’s top arts festivals. It draws over 240 local, regional, and national artists exhibiting museum quality work, as well as a selection of local and regional bands. Admission is free to the two-day happening in Richardson, just north of Dallas.
Cirque Chinois Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) National Circus of the People’s Republic of China was established in 1953, making it one of the longest-running and most illustrious circus troupes in Asia. As one of the more acclaimed acts in China, the colorful program features an exciting combination of trapeze artistry, balancing acts, juggling and dance, all set to song. The ensemble is currently on tour and taking its latest show to audiences across the globe.
Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
The signature eye-level high leg kicks in perfect unison on a chorus line, signals the most famous dance company in American is back in town. Now they bring their extraordinary skills wrapped in a bit of Christmas magic to North Texas for this series of special shows for the whole family.
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Texas Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker Winspear Opera House Take a trip to a magical place filled with waltzing snowflakes, a flying carpet, glittering swan sleigh, mischievous mice, adorable children and breathtaking dancing set to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score. This beloved production is suitable audiences of all ages, and a perennial favorite for Texas families to enjoy
Texas Ballet Theater Presents Peer Gynt The Music Hall At Fair Park
Jekyll and Hyde Winspear Opera House
A stunning tale of betrayal, seduction and true love features the bad boy of ballet, set to the music of Grieg and based on Ibsen’s story of the same name. This neo-classical ballet, choreographed by Ben Stevenson, continues TBT’s mission of bringing artistic excellence to North Texas stages.
Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novella about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father’s mental illness. Rock of Ages Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis stars in the dual title role.
DECEMBER 31 BIG D NYE Victory Park
Billed as Dallas’ version of Times Square, Victory Park is the scene of this gigantic annual New Year’s Eve affair. Celebrities, bands, plenty of noisemakers and a massive fireworks display make this free evening of Texas-sized entertainment a can’t-miss event each year. The show is broadcast locally on WFAA (Channel 8), and syndicated to nearly 20 media markets including Houston and New Orleans.
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food & wine OCTOBER 5-7
Oktoberfest Southlake Town Square (Southlake) Nearly 50,000 people attend this yearly DFW area event. Stroll through the beautiful town square and check out the unique, handcrafted arts booths. Enjoy terrific food and live music, plus the ever-popular wiener dog race.
MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Downtown Dallas This annual marathon, half marathon, five-person relay and corporate challenge is one of the most anticipated annual events. Formerly known as the White Rock Marathon, thousands of participants will wind their way through downtown along a route that features new start and finish lines, and a trip over the magnificent Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Festival at the Switchyard (Carrollton) The third annual city-sponsored festival offers arts and crafts, live music by Lifehouse and Sister Hazel, food, shopping and more. There are plenty kid-friendly activities from bungee trampolines to a variety of midway games.
Chili Pepperama Old Town Shopping Center It’s fiery foods, sizzling hot music and more. Sample a variety of Chili from a diversity of Dallas restaurants and vote on your favorite at this one-day event.
Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas It’s French wine with a distinctive Texas twang when this annual festival returns for its 29th year. Enjoy the food and wine tasting, entertainment, silent auction, dancing and music.
sPORTS OCTOBER 6
Kellogg’s Gymnastics Tour of Champions American Airlines Center
health & fitness OCTOBER 27
13.1 Dallas Half Marathon & Uptown 5-Mile Run Downtown Dallas The half marathon course features iconic views of Dallas’ elegant arts district, the SMU campus and stately homes along Turtle Creek. It is also a USA Track & Field certified course.
Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot Dallas City Hall For over four decades Texans have kicked off their Thanksgiving morning with this traditional run through downtown. Families with kids and more serious-minded runners hit the bricks all for a worthy community cause: supporting the Metropolitan Dallas YMCA.
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Welcome to a high-flying experience designed to celebrate the sports’ beauty and proficiency. 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin leads an impressive cast, including members of the men’s and women’s 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams.
State Fair Classic: Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M Cotton Bowl This SWAC football contest brings thousands of alumni from all over the U.S. to Big D every year. If the game slows down, the halftime show is nothing short of a full-on extravaganza featuring a classic “battle of the bands” showdown.
Red River Rivalry: Texas vs. Oklahoma Cotton Bowl The annual game between the Longhorns and the Sooners has gone on for more than a century. Burnt orange versus crimson and cream with some of the game’s most talented players on each sideline, set against the colorful backdrop of the State Fair of Texas.
SPORTS The Sporting News named Dallas-Fort Worth among the best sports cities in America. With the Stars, Mavericks, Cowboys and Rangers, to name a few of the majors, local sports fans can get their fix on just about any field of play. Plus there is a variety of major college teams to root for. Here are some select picks this season that have local fans excited.
Sponsored by American Airlines Center
SMU Football Gerald J. Ford Stadium on SMU campus October 18
vs. Memphis (Homecoming)
vs. Southern Miss
C-USA Championship Game (TBA)
TCU Football Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth October 6
vs. Iowa State
vs. Texas Tech (Homecoming)
vs. Kansas State
University of North Texas Football Apogee Stadium (Denton) October 16
vs. Arkansas State (Homecoming)
vs. South Alabama
Dallas Cowboys Football
Dallas Mavericks Basketball
Dallas Stars Hockey
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
American Airlines Center
American Airlines Center
vs. Houston Rockets†
vs. Chicago Blackhawks
vs. Chicago Bears
vs. Phoenix Coyotes
vs. New York Giants
vs. Phoenix Suns†
vs. Cleveland Browns
vs. New Orleans Hornets†
vs. San Jose Sharks
vs. Washington Redskins
vs. Charlotte Bobcats†
vs. Carolina Hurricanes
vs. Philadelphia Eagles
vs. Charlotte Bobcats
vs. Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitols
vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
vs. Portland Trailblazers
vs. New Orleans Saints
vs. Toronto Raptors
vs. Los Angeles Kings
vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
vs. Edmonton Oilers
vs. Washington Wizards
vs. Pittsburgh Penguins* vs. St. Louis Blues
Texas Motor Speedway 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth
vs. Golden State Warriors
20th Annual Fall Goodguys Lonestar Nationals October 5-7
vs. New York Knicks
vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
vs. Los Angeles Lakers
vs. Minnesota Wild
NASCAR Camping Winstar World Casino 350k November 2
vs. Detroit Pistons*
vs. Nashville Predators
vs. Sacramento Kings
*Note, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks both play at the AAC on Dec. 1 at different times.
vs. Philadelphia 76ers
vs. Miami Heat
vs. Denver Nuggets
vs. San Antonio Spurs
NASCAR Nationwide Series: O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge November 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA Texas 500 November 4
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Internationally acclaimed artistic director makes his home in Texas.
With impeccable credentials and a worldwide reputation, Ben Stevenson is widely considered among the most important figures in the development of regional ballet in the United States. For more than four decades he has been an integral part of the world’s fine arts community. And while he is English by birth, it is his achievements in American ballet as a teacher, choreographer and company director that may best define his extraordinary career. The Portsmouth, England native received his dance training at the Arts Educational School in London. Upon graduation he was awarded the prestigious Adeline Genee Gold Medal, the highest recognition given to a performer by the Royal Academy of Dancing. At the age of 18, he partnered with the celebrated Alicia Markova in Where the Rainbow Ends. He was soon invited to join the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet by Dame Ninette de Valois, where he worked closely with leading international dance figures including Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko. Later Sir Anton Dolin invited Stevenson to dance with the London Festival Ballet. As the Ballet’s principal dancer, he performed leading roles in all the classic ballets. 56
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In 1967 English National Ballet asked Stevenson to stage his first, and highly successful, production of The Sleeping Beauty, which starred the legendary Dame Margot Fonteyn. A year later Rebekah Harkness requested that Stevenson come to New York City to direct the newly formed Harkness Ballet. After choreographing Cinderella in 1970 for the National Ballet in Washington, D.C., he joined the company in 1971 as co-artistic director with Frederic Franklin. That same year he staged a brand new production of The Sleeping Beauty in celebration of the inaugural season of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Stevenson moved to Texas in1976 when he was appointed artistic director of Houston Ballet. For the next 27 years he painstakingly nurtured the small provincial group into one of the nation’s largest dance companies, performing to critical international acclaim. He enthusiastically developed the Ballet’s repertoire by acquiring the works of some of the world’s most-respected choreographers staging the classics, commissioning new works and choreographing originals. In 1978, Stevenson traveled to China on behalf of the U.S. government as part of a cultural exchange program. Since then he has returned almost every year at the invitation of the Chinese government to teach at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy and introduce Western dance forms including jazz and modern dance, to
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choreographers of the Royal Ballet, and were influential in my development as a dancer and choreographer…particularly Kenneth MacMillan. It was a joy working with Margo Fonteyn in my productions of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. The company and I were so lucky to have not only her talents but also her positive energy. I had the honor of partnering with Alicia Markova in Where the Rainbow Ends when I was just 18 years old. How terrifying! She didn’t kill me so it must have been okay. DHM: As choreographer you have created some of the world’s most breathtaking ballets. Do you have favorites? their students. He was instrumental in the creation of the choreographic department at the Beijing Dance Academy in 1985 and is the non-Chinese honorary faculty member at both the Beijing Dance Academy and the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 2003, Stevenson left Houston when he was named artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater in Dallas and Fort Worth. Since then, the Ballet has experienced tremendous growth and new acclaim. He has expanded the Company’s repertoire, staging both the classics and choreographing original works. The Ballet’s international company now includes dancers from countries including England, Cuba, Ukraine, Israel and Brazil. Community educational programs have also grown as enrollment at the Ballet’s academies has reached full capacity. In 2009, the TBT was named the resident ballet company at the two of the area’s premier performance venues: the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House in Dallas. As a choreographer Stevenson has created some of the world’s most breathtaking ballets including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, as well as original productions of Peer Gynt (which opened Norway’s essential Bergen Festival Gala in 1983), Coppélia, Don Quixote, Dracula, The Snow Maiden and Cleopatra. His repertoire of original works also includes both romantic and neoclassic pas de deux that have received critical acclaim and international honors. Additionally, he has staged performances for some of the world’s known international companies such as English National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, La Scala in Milan, Munich State Opera Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, London City Ballet, Ballet de Santiago, as well as a long list of U.S. companies.
As a teacher and instructor, Stevenson has trained and influenced thousands of dancers from around the globe. His students have performed with the world’s premier companies including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet, Les Grandes Ballets Canadien, The National Ballet of China, Birmingham Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and more. For his contributions to the world of international dance in 1999 Stevenson was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) by Queen Elizabeth II. He has received numerous honors for his choreography including three gold medals at the International Ballet Competitions of 1972, 1982 and 1986. In April 2000, he was presented with Dance Magazine’s top recognition, one of the most prestigious honors on the American dance scene. In 2005, he was awarded the esteemed Texas Medal of Arts presented by Texas Cultural Trust Council.
BS: Naturally some ballets can be more successful than others. My favorite is usually the one I’m working on at the time. DHM: Texans seems to have a rather unique passion about and devotion to the Arts…would you agree? BS: Some cities in Texas do have a passion for the Arts and others are more inclined to sports. My hope is that all the cities can find appreciation for the Arts and continue to teach its importance to future generations. DHM: In a time when so many arts organizations are experiencing a variety of challenges, TBT seems to be thriving. What is your secret for success? BS: I believe financial success occurs in three ways: the product you put on the stage, having a great director of development and good marketing.
“A focus on artistry is so important for the future of ballet.”
We caught up with the distinguished artistic director for a few questions about his remarkable career, and vision for the future. DHM: Early in your career you performed with some of the world’s legendary names in ballet including Alicia Markova, Margot Fonteyn, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. How did they influence you life and work? BS: Your question makes me realize how fortunate I’ve been to work with such wonderful people…Fredrick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko were resident
DHM: If you look closely at your crystal ball, where do you see U.S. and Texas ballet companies going over the next few years both in terms of artistically and from a business standpoint? BS: My hope is that ballet companies will be able to continue to do new works by up and coming choreographers. A focus on artistry is so important for the future of ballet. From a business standpoint, fasten your seat belts: it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
ATTRACTIONS Dallas is home to world class restaurants, art galleries, and shopping centers. But for a unique adventure, here are a few local attractions we think warrant your attention.
EVENT CENTERS AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER Since opening in July 2001, the American Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment and has become the premier venue of the South. Its grand complex with sweeping vistas and inviting passages comprise five concourses, 142 luxury suites and rooms for 20,000 fans or 18,532 hockey fans. Designed by world-renowned architect David M. Schwarz and Dallas based HKS, Inc., the American Airlines Center is a combination of traditional architecture and hi-tech wizardry. The American Airlines Center is flying high and bringing the hottest sporting events, concerts, and family entertainment to Dallas. 2500 Victory Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.222.3687 www.americanairlinescenter.com
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, four spectacular new venues and a ten-acre urban park, the center plays host to Dallas’ most virtuosic artists and performers as well as premier touring productions from around the globe. 2100 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.954.9925 www.attpac.org
THE BALLPARK IN ARLINGTON On April 1, 1994, a new era for the Texas Rangers began with the opening of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex, which solidifies Arlington, Texas as an entertainment giant in the Southwest. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, completed in just 23 months, is a state-of-the-art building with the utmost in customer convenience. You can entertain your clients in one of the spacious, open-air suites or try your luck at a foul ball where the proximity of the fans to the action is among the closest in the major leagues. 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, Texas 76011 817.273.5222 www.texasrangers.com
DALLAS FARMERS MARKET
Christened as “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys are five-time Super Bowl champions. Take in a game at the new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington encompassing the largest LED screen in the world. This eighth wonder of the world is open for tours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
One of the largest outdoor markets in America, the market is where the locals go for much of the freshest produce, much of it grown right here in Texas. Also offering specialty and international products, the Dallas Farmers Market provides a unique shopping opportunity.
900 E Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011 817.892.4161 www.dallascowboys.com
MESQUITE CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO Mesquite championship rodeo is the premier western family attraction. The doors open at 6:30 so come early to enjoy face painting, cowboy autographs, visit the western store, eat Bar-B-Q, or ride a pony! The real action starts at 7:30! Bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback, barrel racing, and steer wrestling are enough to get anyone excited! 1818 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149 972.285.8777 www.mesquiterodeo.com
MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER Elegantly fused into the surroundings of the Dallas Arts District, the Meyerson Center has become a landmark on the Dallas skyline. Renowned architect I.M. Pei’s masterpiece is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also plays host to various legends of music throughout the year. 2301 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.670.3600 www.dallassymphony.com
G E N E R A L AT T R A C T I O N S DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT This rare gem encompassing 68-acres and 19-blocks is the centerpiece of Dallas’ cultural life. With arts venues such as the Dallas Arts Museum, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, this neighborhood is the Taj Mahal for art enthusiasts. 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 4600E Dallas, Texas 75201 214.744.6642 www.thedallasartsdistrict.org
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1010 South Pearl Expressway Dallas, Texas 75201 214.939.2808
DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM Situated in an old warehouse near the historic West End District, this colorful aquarium is home to an array of vibrant marine life. A unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans, and numerous seas and rivers offer a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. 1801 N Griffin St Dallas, Texas 75202 214.720.2224 www.dwazoo.com
DALLAS ZOO Go on an urban safari just south of downtown Dallas and discover wildlife from around the world. The new Koala Walkabout 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 South R L Thornton Freeway Dallas, Texas 75203 469.554.7500 www.dallaszoo.com
FAIR PARK A national historic landmark and 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 explosive Texas versus Oklahoma football game as well as the renowned State Fair of Texas. Dallas, Texas 75210 214.426.3400 www.fairpark.org
THRIVING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME ENTERTAINED BY ANIMALS AND PLANTS OF THE MAYA CULTURE SURROUNDED BY MARINE LIFE FROM AROUND THE WORLD IMMERSED IN A SOUTH AMERICAN RAINFOREST UNIQUE VENUES FOR EVENING EVENTS
1801 N. Griffin Street Dallas, Texas 75202 - West End District
THE DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM www.dwazoo.com 214-720-2224
MUSEUMS AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American art, from early nineteenthcentury expeditionary art to midtwentieth-century modernism and up to contemporary photography. The museum is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Beyond the art and architecture, visitors can enjoy the Museum Store + Café, which offers a range of art-inspired products, beverages and baked goods. 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART Located in the downtown Dallas Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. 1717 North Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.1200 www.dallasmuseumofart.org
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART Opened in 1998, the 12,000-squarefoot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed collection of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, Indian, China and Southeast Asia. 2010 Flora Street (Between Harwood & Olive) Dallas, Texas 75201 214-979-6430 www.crowcollection.org
KIMBELL ART MUSEUM The masterpieces range from the ancient to modern times, and contain a small group of less than 350 works. Quality is of the highest importance in the compilation, including Cezanne, Matisse, Caravaggio, and collections
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of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities. Asian, Precolumbian, Oceanic and African arts are also incorporated into the exhibit. 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.654.1034 www.kimbellart.org
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER The birth and growth of the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection started more than fifty years ago. In 1950, Raymond and Patsy traveled to Mexico, where they became interested in pre-Columbian art and bought the first works in what would become a sizable collection of objects from ancient Latin America. Over the years the they purchased other ethnographic and archaeological works and also acquired a number of important American modernist works. The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden. 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 242-5100 www.nashersculpturecenter.org
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. You will find over 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space. Once you’ve visiting the galleries enjoy a light meal or snack at the Café Modern and gaze at the large reflecting pool, outdoor sculptures and beautifully landscaped grounds. 3200 Darnell Street Ft. Worth, Texas 76107 817.738.9215 www.themodern.org
On the Silk Road and the High Seas chinese ceramics, culture, and commerce September 1, 2012–January 27, 2013 : Peacock blue fish vase with ormolu mount. Qing dynasty, Jiaqing reign (1796–1820), gilt bronze mounts in Louis XV style, 19th century. Porcelain, overglaze enamel or enamel-on-biscuit decoration. Norton Museum of Art, Gift of The Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection, 2003.181.2a-b. ©Norton Museum of Art.
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Rare doesn’t begin to describe the collection of ancient Dead Sea Scrolls now on display at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center. See 12 never-before-exhibited fragments, including portions from the oldest known copies of Exodus, the Psalms, Daniel and more. Plus, view the infrared secrets of the scrolls in our high-tech Scriptorium, and unearth – and keep – actual 2,000-year-old pottery sherds at the Qumran Simulated Dig Site. Learn more and get your tickets at SeeTheScrolls.com.
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Parchment fragment from Isaiah B scroll. Courtesy of The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Photo credit: Gabi Laron
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The Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet. ™
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GOLF WORTH THE TRIP North Carolina Links WRITTEN BY steve guckenheimer
Grandfather Golf and Country Club, located near Grandfather Mountain, sits 4,000 feet above sea level in North Carolinaâ€™s picturesque Linville River Valley. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE
Scenic Banner Elk is home of the exclusive Diamond Creek Golf Club
felt one part relief and one part anticipation as my wife, Marsha, and I took off from D/FW International Airport on our way to Charlotte, North Carolina. It was mid-August and we were pleased to be escaping 13 consecutive days of scorching 100-plus degree temperatures in Dallas for cooler weather in the scenic mountains of North Carolina. I had set a goal to play golf over the next 10 days on seven of the finest golf courses in North Carolina, as rated by a panel of judges from Golf Digest Magazine.
idyllic setting captivated us. The Ellis Maples course is mountain golf in its purest form. There are no weak holes. Each one plays as an entity unto itself. The genius of the routing is that every fairway is visually isolated from the others. So while I could not see other holes from my immediate fairway, I could admire the surrounding mountains, especially the prominent Grandfather Mountain which reaches more than a mile above sea level. Thoughtful course management is the key to conquering GGCC, as it is not one to be overpowered. This initial outing was a great start.
The first stop was Grandfather Golf and Country Club (GGCC). It sits 4000 feet above sea level in the Linville River Valley. From the moment we saw Loch Dornie and drove across its dam, the
After navigating the twists and turns of rural travel, we reached our second destination: the Tom Fazio course at Diamond Creek Golf Club in Banner Elk. With its dramatic waterfall cascading
down a quarry rock wall into a small tranquil pond, the par three 17th is the signature hole. I was told Fazio built the remaining 17 holes around it. He transformed what was already spectacular acreage, nestled along the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, into a stunning variety of 18 intriguing holes. The fairways took me up and down along a picturesque rolling terrain. Flat lies? Not many on this 87th ranked beauty on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Courses.” Diamond Creek is an exclusive private retreat. The club does not allow unaccompanied guest play, so I was grateful for the opportunity of playing with one of the assistant professionals and he was a terrific partner. He graciously put me at ease while at the same time demonstrated how well the game can be played.
Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina is one of the finest golf courses in the U.S.
Diamond Creek Golf Club in Banner Elk is nestled among the beautiful slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains
e left the mountains for a few days to drive to the Sandhills region of the state. Pine Needles Golf Club (PNGC) was the third stop on my list of seven spectacular courses. It ranks 49th on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Public Courses.” PNGC has a storied past—it has played host to three U.S. Women’s Opens in the last sixteen years—2007, won by Christie Kerr; 2001, by Karrie Webb; and 1996 by Annika Sorenstam. Both men and women are equally challenged by the sensational Donald Ross course; with several par fours reaching over 450 yards from the back tees, par golf is not guaranteed for either gender. One approach shot plays uphill, another goes downhill, and level approaches must carry hazards with precision. Ross’ design is such that no two holes play the same. PNGC is located in Southern Pines, just down the road from another of his golf master works, Pinehurst No. 2. First opened in 1907, much as with Pine Needles, Pinehurst No. 2 has undergone numerous renovations. It was restored by Coore & Crenshaw, Inc. last year to return it to the essence of Ross’ original design in preparation for back-to-back June 2014 U.S. Men’s Open and U.S. Women’s Open. It is currently ranked 33rd by Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Courses.” Although the upcoming Open’s are about two years away, the Pinehurst Resort is already protecting the greens from too much play and heat by limiting starting times for only two hours during the morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. during the hot summer season. Green fees start at $329, however there was no shortage of avid golfers gobbling up the 12 spots available each day during my stay. Since I had played No. 2 on a previous trip, I booked the resort’s No. 4 and No. 8 layouts. They are rated 67th and 72nd respectively on Golf Digest’s “Top
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100 America’s Public Courses.” The No. 8 course gets less play because it is located a few miles from the resort’s main clubhouse which runs No. 1-5 out of its pro shop. The other two courses, No. 6 and No. 7, are also located away from the main clubhouse. Part of the fun traveling to play golf is meeting new people. As a “single,” I am often paired with complete strangers. A shared round of golf has a way of turning people who have never met before into friends. That was the case when the starter at No. 8 introduced me to three gentlemen. I quickly discovered they were lifelong buddies who grew up in the same Philadelphia neighborhood.
Although Wally now makes his home in Myrtle Beach, he had traveled most of the night to meet his two friends for a few rounds at the storied Pinehurst Resort. Drew and Mark had driven down from Philly earlier in the week and were playing 36 holes a day awaiting Wally’s arrival. It was a real treat to play with those fellas. They even set aside Cowboys/Eagles rivalry for a few hours. However, when Drew found a Titleist Pro V1 adorned with a Texas Rangers logo, he immediately handed it to me commenting he could not keep it in good conscience. Soon Marsha and I were on the road again for a five-hour drive back to the mountains, this time
southwest of Asheville. The area around Cashiers and Highlands boasts a pair of wonderful private clubs rated in Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Courses.” Wade Hampton Golf Club, currently 20th on the list, was named for the famous Confederate General who later became the Governor of South Carolina. Serious players make up the membership of this golf-only prestigious club. I had the privileged to be invited to play a morning round by a member and two of his friends. The Fazio-designed course features holes that challenge the membership as well as guests. The routing carved below and between the surrounding mountains was impressive. The course’s marvelous use of natural hazards was innovative, particularly the perilous small creeks that wound in and out on many of the holes. Mounds along the creeks cleverly hid the trouble that awaited an errant shot. Wade Hampton Golf Club and the friendly competition of our foursome made my sixth outing one of the most memorable. My final North Carolina round of golf began with some casual banter with a staff member at the entrance to Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club. He was stationed at an unmarked gatehouse set back from a narrow road. He gave us directions to continue up the mountain for about a mile. As prearranged while we were both in Dallas, my gracious host and I met on the driving range. After a brief warm-up we headed to the Faziodesigned course. In my opinion Mountaintop should be rated higher than 74th on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 American Courses.” It is stunningly beautiful. The views are magnificent from several tee boxes perched more than 100 feet above manicured fairways. The elevation changes are the most dramatic of all the mountain courses I played on this trip. Many of the greens have false fronts or shaved gathering areas. As a result, I finished most holes using
my “Texas Wedge.” Needless to say, the day of golf at Mountaintop was a perfect ending to this August golf escape. Our journey took us from the mountains east of Asheville to the Sandhills of Central North Carolina, then returning to the mountains southwest of Asheville. The 10-day excursion included seven rounds of golf, five on Fazio creations. Although he calls North Carolina home, this prolific designer has also had an impact in the Dallas-Fort Worth area having built a trio of award-winning courses. His most celebrated offering is Dallas National Golf Club, which has earned the 66th spot on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” Its unexpected elevation changes are impressive, and unique to the native prairieland of North Central Texas. The Vaquero Club in Westlake is ranked 7th in the state on The Dallas Morning News “Top 100 Courses in Texas.” If you want to be treated royally, the Vaquero Club offers the ultimate in country club amenities. Fazio also built a resort course at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, a little over 20 miles north of Dallas. Simply called “Fazio-atStonebriar,” it is a shared facility for club members and guests of The Westin Stonebriar Hotel. After crisscrossing North Carolina with more than 1,200 miles in our rental car, I had accomplished my goal of playing seven of the state’s top-ranked courses in just 10 days. It was definitely golf worth the trip. Fore! Steve.Guckenheimer@usi.biz
Pine Needles Golf Club in the Sandhills region of North Carolina has played host to three U.S. Women’s Opens in the last 16 years. Christie Kerr pictured above, won the title in 2007.
GOLF Golf is a year-round possibility in Dallas, and there are tons of places to play in and around the area. After many afternoons of research, the editors at Dallas Hotel Magazine have selected a few courses that are well worth the green fees.
The Cliffs Resort
Perfectly blended into the flow of the scenic west Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake, The Cliffs capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, Par-71 course fool you, The Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas. 160 Cliffs Drive Graford, Texas 76449 940.779.4040 www.thecliffsresort.com
Tour 18 Dallas Easily Dallas’ most unique golf course, Tour 18 replicates some of the greatest golf holes in America and offers a rare experience to play each under carefully simulated conditions. Offering one fantastic challenge after another, Tour 18 creates a rare and memorable experience. 8718 Amen Corner Flower Mound, Texas 75022 817.430.2000 www.tour18-dallas.com
The Tribute Golf Club Cowboys Golf Club These fairways are sure to test your skill at the world’s first NFL-themed golf resort. Perfect for business travelers, corporate tournaments, or special events, this golf experience is one of the best in the Lone Star State. 1600 Fairway Drive Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.481.7277 www.cowboysgolfclub.com
The Golf Club at Castle Hills Tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood, Castle Hills flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully orchestrated through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60-foot elevation changes. Designed with both the tourcaliber player and novice golfer in mind, The Golf Club at Castle Hills is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy. 699 Lady of the Lake Boulevard Lewisville, Texas 75056 972.899.7400 www.castlehillsgolfclub.com
Texas Star Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy “World Class Golf, Texas Style”. Located ten minutes from D/FW Airport, this hidden jewel, features Bent grass greens, with the right balance between nature and golf. 1400 Texas Star Parkway Euless, Texas 76040 1-888-TEX-STAR, 817-685-7888
Honoring the birthplace of golf, The Tribute delivers a magnificent experience inspired by the celebrated courses at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Troon in Scotland. Whether you’re entertaining clients, planning a tournament, or want your regular foursome to experience golf in all its glorious tradition, you won’t want to miss The Tribute. 1000 Lebanon Road The Colony, Texas 75056 972.370.5465 www.thetributegc.com
Westin Stonebriar Resort Tom Fazio, designer of Pinehurst #8, Shadow Creek, The Quarry at La Quinta and other unique creations adds another breathtaking 18-hole golf course to his name. Dramatic landforms, softly contoured greens, and masterful bunkering make this championship course in Frisco a golfer’s oasis. 1549 Legacy Drive Frisco, Texas 75034 972.668.8000 www.westinstonebriar.com
SEEING WELL LIFE THROUGH A LENS “I believe we are all artists if we allow ourselves that freedom.”
WRITTEN BY pete northway PHOTOGRAPHY BY leonard volk
Leonard Volk’s life reads like a storybook, or, more appropriately -- a picture book. He was born in Dallas in 1928, a year before the start of the Great Depression. Following his late father’s path, Volk was educated at some of the most prestigious schools in the U.S. including Phillips Academy and Yale University. His father was the esteemed Harold F. Volk, an admired figure in the city’s history. Harold’s father Leonard and his brother George founded Volk Brothers, a retail specialty store, in 1890. It was a popular Dallas institution, as well known to local shoppers as Neiman Marcus. Harold Volk served in military intelligence during World War II, landing his strategic team on Omaha Beach. He later provided 74
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critical information on Nazi atrocities used at the Nuremburg Trials. Back in Dallas he set the tone for the family’s civic involvement as a founder of the Community Chest Trust Fund, an important early “safety net” for local social-service agencies, which later became The Dallas Foundation. One of his most significant achievements was the development of Volk Estates in University Park. Today, the small but exclusive enclave features mansions surrounded by beautiful parks on all sides with picturesque Turtle Creek. Grandfather Leonard Volk’s stately Tudor home was among the first built in the area, and remains a landmark. As with his photography, over time young Leonard Volk’s view of the world developed,
expanded and grew dramatically. On the heels of his own college experience, Volk joined the military, serving in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in post war Germany. He also traveled around Europe. Volk wanted to capture and remember the various sights he found noteworthy. “When I was a child, l used a Kodak Brownie camera to take pictures of our Chihuahuas, family events, trips, and that rarity for Dallas -- snow,” he told the Dallas Observer in a 2011 interview. But this was different. “I became an enthusiastic photographer in Limburg, Germany on January 3, 1950,” said Volk, pinpointing the exact date, “when I bought my first good camera,” a Leica IIIc. The experience changed his life.
Montmartre Steps Paris
In a Paris Park 1950
Italian Streetscape 1950
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At the Paris Zoo 1955
Under Central Expressway, Dallas 1985 Waiting
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Photograph things you care about strongly. Because you are unique, your images will show it. - Leonard Volk
Later, after studying at MIT, Volk returned to his hometown in 1959 with a Bachelor of Architecture. He distinguished himself professionally for the next 30 years, most of the time as a principal of Selzer Associates. Throughout his career he also supported a variety of volunteer efforts and actively committed to working on community goals such as neighborhood improvement and affordable housing. In 1989 Volk retired from the practice of architecture, and in 1995 from his volunteer activities. He was honored as an esteemed Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a recognition awarded to fewer than three percent of U.S. architects. He refocused his energies on photography, and began editing nearly five decades of work while immersing himself even deeper into the craft. His stark, black and white images have been honored by prestigious publications such as B&W Magazine and have been featured pieces in gallery exhibitions in Texas, California and New York.
“…Making an image is only half the job. The other half is communication sharing it with others, so that they may share my experience…” Volk believes his art is rooted in a simple notion he refers to as “seeing well.” “For me seeing well combines concentrated visual sensation and feeling of connection with what I see,” he wrote in his book of photographs and essays, “everyday.” The pictures featured in the 164-page book were shot over a 60year period beginning in 1950 and published in 2011 at age 83. His life-long emphasis on “in-the-moment” shots, popularized by “street photographers” such as the great Henri CartierBresson, is as intriguing as it is captivating. And his work radiates with faces and scenes, shadows and angles crisscrossing the world before the eye of the artist. The motivation can be double edged. “The experience feels as though it comes from outside and inside simultaneously, stimulation from the outside and recognition
from the inside, sometimes with one side the stimulator and sometimes the other.” “Regardless of primacy, the experience of right-brain unity with the subject becomes the event, involving intellect and feelings, past and present,” Volk explains. “Seeing well is for me rare and brief. Sometimes it occurs by happy accident, when a sight seizes full attention. If seeing well is to be done on purpose, it requires silencing words and achieving the musician’s concentration. Volk’s commitment to community service in his hometown continues to this day. He is currently involved in a project with Family Gateway. The Dallas County nonprofit provides transitional housing and other services to homeless families with children. He is working on a series of photographs that will appear in a new book, tentatively entitled “Faces of Hope.” Volk’s photography is available at Gallerie Noir in the Dallas Design District, www.gallerienoir.com, or learn more at www.leonardvolk-photography.com. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE
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GALLERY GUIDE CARLYN GALERIE Owners Cindi Ray and Wendy Dunham bring you an extraordinary look at fine American art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables. Gorgeous glass works are perfect for the home, office or as gifts. The dazzling display of American designer jewelry and ceramic pieces with glass are a great find as well as some wonderful scarves, and more. 6137 Luther Lane (Preston and Northwest Highway) Dallas, Texas 75225 214.368.2828 www.carlyngalerie.com
CHRISTOPHER H. MARTIN STUDIO GALLERY Part of the Dallas art scene for 18 years, Martin is highly recognized for his reverse glass abstract paintings. His vibrant large-scale originals currently grace the walls of his eponymous galleries in Aspen, Los Angeles and Dallas. Inspired by the patterns and rhythms of nature, Christopher harnesses water, wind and heat to create intricate layers of iridescent paint on acrylic with spectacular effect. 1533 Dragon Street Dallas, Texas 75207 214.760.1775 www.christopherhmartin.com
GALLERY GUIDE LUMINARTé GALLERY LuminArté Gallery showcases mid-career local, national, and international contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent in a harmonious balance of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Owner Jamie Labar and her expert team of curators work to present a range of perspectives while developing a standard of talented creative expression. Artists represented include Ron Burkhardt, Robin Antar, Esther Wertheimer, John McLaughlin and Alejandro Leyva, whose artworks endeavor to communicate to a broader audience, while typifying current trends in the international art world. The gallery’s newly minted artist studios and workshop serve to promote local talent, to educate and to invite community participation in the arts, providing a forum for diverse interaction and expression in a comfortable yet energetic setting in the heart of the Dallas Design District. LuminArté Gallery is a member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA). 1727 E. Levee St. Dallas, Texas 75207 214.914.4503 www.luminarte.com
JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY Referred to by clients as “one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets,” Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry represents the best contemporary jewelry artists from around the world. The jewel-box gallery reflects the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm of the Szor family, creating an intimate, comfortable shopping atmosphere for its clients. Every piece in the gallery is personally selected, with a focus on easy-to-wear versatility, handmade quality, exceptional value and exclusivity – most of the collections offered can only be found in Dallas at Jerry Szor’s. Artists represented include Antonio Bernardo, Denise Betesh, Pedro Boregaard, Pamela Froman, Sarah Graham, Lauren Harper, Barbara Heinrich, Reiko Ishiyama, John Iversen, Lauren K., Russell Trusso and Erich Zimmermann. In addition, the gallery represents the chic, stainless steel and leather handbag collection from Wendy Stevens. 6131 Luther Lane, Suite 210 (upper level) Dallas, Texas 75225 (in Preston Center) 214.691.5400 www.jerryszor.com
WILLIAM CAMPBELL CONTEMPORARY ART Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art. 4935 Byers Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.737.9566 www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com
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GALLERY GUIDE SMINK SMINK has been a purveyor of fine products for living, for more than 23 years. We have gathered great manufacturers that represent the products of many famous designers and gently, we have added more fine artists. We encouraged our clients to see that there is no differentiation between the muse of a furniture designer and the muse of a world-class painter. The process of delight and epiphany is so similar, that the only difference at the end of the day is how you will utilize the final product. Art and design begin as the same twinkle of light, the same blast of enthusiasm and the same sheer joy. It is creation; Genesis, if you will. 1019 Dragon Street Dallas, Texas 75207 214.350.0542 www.sminkinc.com
SOUTHWEST ART GALLERY Located near the shops of the Galleria, Southwest Gallery offers one of Dallasâ€™ largest collections of fine 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. Servicing the art needs of Dallas for 45 years, this beautiful gallery features an array of stunning works from antique to contemporary art in a 16,000+ square foot sensational space. 4500 Sigma Rd. Dallas, Texas 75244 972.960.8935 800.272.9910 www.swgallery.com
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Beautiful American blown glass from artists across the U.S, a jewelry selection that can hardly be believed, and a fine assortment of clay work both table ready and decorative. Carlyn Galerie is a must see. 6137 Luther Lane - Preston Center Dallas, Texas 75225 214. 368. 2828 firstname.lastname@example.org Open seven days a week.
CARLYN GALERIE October 7-November 18 Glass Pumpkin Harvest
LUMINARTé GALLERY October 6-28 “Imagine” An International Art Exhibition
December 1-24 Celebrating The Holidays
October 6 Opening Artists Reception 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER H. MARTIN STUDIO GALLERY October 13 Dragon Open event
JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY October 23-24 Fern Freeman Jewelry Trunk Show October 26-November 4 Participating in Partners Card 2012
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December 1 Opening Art Reception for Gary Faye 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
November 3-December 21 “A Tree in a Field” A Texas / Israel Connection
November 17 Dragon Open event
SMINK October 13 Opening Art Reception for Dara Mark 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
SOUTHWEST ART GALLERY October 13 John Cook Don’t miss the opportunity to meet John Cook and see his latest impressionistic view! 1 p.m.-5 p.m. November 10 Kent Wallis Don’t miss Kent Wallis with his newest collection of superbly executed paintings blending the schools of romantic realism and impressionism. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL CONTEMPORARY ART September 8-October 19 John Fraser Recess & Relief Otis Jones New Paintings October 26-November 21 Bob Wade Cowgirls and Critters November 30-January 5 John Holt Smith
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Kimbell Art Museum
Through October 28 Lucian Freud: Portraits
October 6–January 6 To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection
October 7–December 30 The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece FREE admission
Lucian Freud, Girl with Roses, 1947–48. Oil on canvas. 41 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. British Council Collection. © The Lucian Freud Archive. Image: Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive
Walt Kuhn (1877–1949), Plumes, 1931, oil on canvas, acquired 1932, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Frederic Leighton, May Sartoris (detail), c. 1860, oil on canvas. Kimbell Art Museum
DINING IN A CITY that boasts one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita, Big D is truly a food-lovers town. Dallas long ago found its way onto America’s culinary map with innovative restaurants and talented chefs mining flavors from all over the globe, and serving a variety of cuisines.
This eclectic Dallas restaurant pushes the envelope with its fusion cuisine. Legendary chef and owner Kent Rathbun offers a world cuisine ranging from Thai, Spanish, Japanese, and “home boy” dishes like bacon and eggs. In the recent renovation, even the restaurant menu was completely overhauled as well as the décor.
Don’t miss Tristan Simon’s cozy Mexican chic place to dine on Henderson Avenue. Be sure to order the avant-garde street corn served in husk boats. In addition, Alma is noted for innovative craft cocktails and a wine list that draws exclusively from Latin wine growing regions.
4511 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.3111 www.abacus-restaurant.com
ADELMO’S RISTORANTE Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with the wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Be prepared to be pampered by both the personalized service and the enticing cuisine in this intimate setting. Located on Cole Avenue just off Knox Street, Adelmo’s has established itself as one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms. 4537 Cole Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214.559.0325 www.adelmos.com
AL BIERNAT’S Al Biernat’s offers upscale American Cuisine, specializing in prime steaks and seafood with a semicasual atmosphere. Come in and let your knife glide through your 15 oz. filet mignon, dine on a fabulous caramelized salmon, or perhaps savor a giant east coast lobster. Enjoy award-winning wine from their extensive wine list which features more than 650 selections from around the world. 4217 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.219.2201 www.albiernats.com
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2822 N. Henderson Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 214.827.2820 www.almadallas.com
AVANTI RISTORANTE Avanti Ristorante offers a small and intimate dining room with a sleek, uptown bistro atmosphere convenient to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line. Avanti features Northern and Southern Italian dishes made with fresh seafood, steaks, veal and pasta. For mouth-watering entrées and live nightly music, Avanti Ristorante is not to be missed. 2720 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75204 214.871.4955 www.avantirestaurants.com
BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Bob’s Steak & Chop House is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country for a reason. Bob’s serves the best prime steak you’ve ever had! Their service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the drinks are stiff. If you’re not a regular already, come by and let them prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s Steak & Chophouse. 4300 Lemmon Avenue 555 South Lamar Street Dallas, Texas 75219 Dallas, Texas 75202 214.528.9446 214.652.4800 www.bobs-steakandchop.com
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This cozy Dallas spot has a wonderful seasonal menu focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features prosciutto, fig preserves, Fiji apple, toasted pine nuts, and P’tit Basque cheese. Enjoy the finely crafted cocktails and pocket friendly wine list.
Created by Paul Draper, Dallas’ top restaurant designer, Central 214 welcomes diners in to a lively atmosphere that has become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. This warm and energetic restaurant, located inside the Hotel Palomar, features regional American cuisine highlighting rustic flavors, approachable and familiar American food, and a celebration of the diverse and substantial traditions of American cooking.
614 W. Davis Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214.943.1883 www.bolsadallas.com
CANTINO LAREDO Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. They offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with Portobello mushroom or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. By preparing only the freshest fish, grilling only Certified Angus Beef steaks and hand rolling every enchilada, you can surely taste the difference. See website for all locations. 2031 Abrams Road 5550 West Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75209 Dallas, Texas 75214 214.350.5227 214.821.5785 www.cantinalaredo.com
THE CAPITAL GRILLE A block away from the Arts District, The Capital Grille’s executive chef is creating his own works of art. From dry-aging steaks on premises to helping select the perfect wine complements from a list of over 350, Capital Grille will surround you with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale Grille. For a less formal occasion, visit “Princess Leah” in the bar for a tasty treat from the bar menu and a signature pineapple “Stoli-Doli”. 500 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.303.0500 www.thecapitalgrille.com
5680 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75206 214.444.9339 www.central214.com
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CHARLIE PALMER AT THE JOULE Charlie Palmer is housed in an expansion of the former Dallas National Bank, a 1920’s era building listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the only Gothic revival style “skyscraper” tower in the city. Executive Chef Scott Romano puts a personal twist on classic steakhouse dishes like Poached Black Tiger Shrimp in Bloody Mary vinaigrette and Dry-Aged NY Strip Steak with bone marrow flan, and the wine selection includes an assortment of food-friendly wines such as white and red Burgundies as well as Pierre Peters- Champagne. Cantina Laredo
1530 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.261.4491 www.thejouledallas.com
THE CLUB The Magnolia Hotel, one of the cities’s most recognized buildings where “Pegasus – The Flying Red Horse,” is illuminated at night and shines brightly as the icon of Dallas from atop this beautiful, upscale hotel. The Club is a swank and sophisticated gathering place located in this boutique hotel, where corporate and leisure travel guests can come to socialize, eat, and relax. 1401 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.915.6500 www.magnoliahoteldallas.com
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YOUR SENSES. Slip into Cool River and surround yourself with a mix of fine food, live music and exotic cocktails. From dining to dancing, from the bar to billiards, excitement is swirling around every corner at Cool River.
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Cool River incorporates fine dining, a chic, highenergy 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 their rooms delivers a memorable experience with excellent food and quality service in an upscale atmosphere. 1045 Hidden Ridge Irving, Texas 75038 972.871.8881 www.coolrivercafe.com
CROSSROADS DINER Where homestyle goodness meets traditional diner with great recipes, fresh ingredients, comfortable environment and genuine hospitality. 8121 Walnut Hill Ln. Dallas, Texas 75231 214-346-3491 www.crossroads-diner.com
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The Crescent Club offers impeccable hospitality, service and cuisine. During the day and early evening, The Bar provides a warm, inviting rendezvous for Club members to entertain friends or clients. Four nights a week, The Crescent Club offers live music for couples to glide across the leather dance floor. The Bar is a setting like no other, where its distinguished members can feel very much at home in an atmosphere of warm hospitality, personal service, fine food and drink and gracious surroundings.
The nationally acclaimed Dallas Fish Market, in the heart of Downtown Dallas, features the infinite best in fresh seafood and fish prepared in New American recipes that combine the best seasonings with fish from global waters. An emphasis on seasonal and small catches from the best purveyors worldwide. Critical acclaim includes Best Seafood list praise from Bon Appétit, The Dallas Morning News and D Magazine, and Best New Texas Restaurant list accolades from Texas Monthly.
400 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.3200 www.crescentcourt.com
1501 Main Street (at Akard) Dallas, Texas 75201 214.744.3474 www.dallasfishmarket.com
DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Dallas Chop House is innovating the American Steakhouse experience with a modern, fresh approach of classic steakhouse recipes, featuring in-house dry aging of prime and choice beef and flavor-filled recipes prepared by one of the United Sates’ top culinary and operations teams. Recognized by The Dallas Morning News as among the Best Steakhouses in North Texas for 2010, and on D Magazine’s Best list in 2011. 1717 Main Street (at St. Paul) Dallas, Texas 75201 214.736.7300 www.dallaschophouse.com
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KENICHI DALLAS IS A MODERN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE THAT FEATURES CONTEMPORARY ASIAN CUISINE AND WORLD-CLASS SUSHI. VOTED “BEST SUSHI IN DALLAS” BY CITYSEARCH 3 YEARS IN A ROW, KENICHI IS NOT ONLY KNOWN FOR ITS SUSHI, BUT ITS UPBEAT AND MODERN ATMOSPHERE MAKE IT A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN AN EVENING BEFORE A GAME OR CONCERT, OR THE PERFECT PLACE TO HOST A HAPPY HOUR EVENT AFTER A DAY OF WORK.
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2400 Victory Park Lane Dallas, Texas 75219 (214) 871-8883
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701 Ross Avenue | 214.698.0470 | thepalm.com/Dallas Lunch Served: Monday – Friday, 11:00 am– 3:00 pm Dinner Served: Monday – Thursday, 3:00–10:00 pm; Friday, 3:00–10:30 pm; Saturday, 5:00– 10:30 pm; Sunday, 5:00– 9:30 pm PrimeTime at Palm Bar: Monday – Friday, 5:00–7:00 pm and 9:00 pm – Close Private Dining Rooms Available
DINING DRAGONFLY Dragonfly offers a collision of global cuisine created by executive chef Grant Morgan in a playful atmosphere designed to create an intimate, yet vibrant setting. Located in the Hotel Zaza, Dragonfly overlooks the Urban Oasis and 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 Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.550.9500 www.hotelzazadallas.com
EDDIE V’S Eddie V’s Restaurants is setting the standard for fine dining, featuring awardwinning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail. The hip and trendy lounge opens nightly at 4 p.m. and the dining room opens at 5 p.m. 4023 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.890.1500 www.eddiev.com
FEARING’S RESTAURANT Celebrity chef Dean Fearing has created seven spectacular dining and gathering settings, all featuring “Elevated American Cuisine - Bold Flavors, No Borders.” Diners can sample Dean’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties, and the restaurant’s gracious, attentive service in a succession of unique indoor settings and outdoor environments. 2121 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.0200 www.ritzcarlton.com
THE FRENCH ROOM Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus hotel has been described by the New York Times as “indisputably the most striking and sumptuous restaurant in Dallas.” Featuring a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an awardwinning wine list, it has garnered Gourmet magazine’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years.
1321 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75202 214.742.8200 www.hoteladolphus.com
THE KITCHEN TABLE The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Lounge offers authentic American cuisine in the form of casual breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Signature menu offerings include breakfast skillets and hand pies, coffee rubbed short ribs, “TKT Chicken-Fried Pot Roast” with side dishes, and desserts to share. Located in the hotel’s lobby, The Kitchen Table also offers a lounge with a full service bar and outdoor patio complete with fire pits. 400 North Olive Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.922.8000 www.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 all your American and European dinner, lunch and breakfast favorites including pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and Dallas-style specialties. 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214.224.3152 www.landmarkrestodallas.com
Experience unique farm-to-market dining with a Texas twist. Located inside the
LE Méridien restaurant Nestled in the heart of Dallas’ famous Galleria area, Le M––ridien Restaurant offers fine onsite dining and delivers an eclectic cuisine with fresh ingredients. Stroll down to the contemporary Transitional Bar for a nightcap with friends or business partners. 13402 Noel Road Dallas, Texas 75240 972.503.8700 www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien
Omni Dallas Hotel, Texas Spice uses only the freshest ingredients to create flavorful dishes served up in a one-of-a-kind setting. For reservations, call 214-652-4810.
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Deliciously Simple 4123 Cedar Springs Road Suite 110 Dallas, Texas 75219 214. 522. 3474 www.dish-dallas.com
Located on Cedar Springs Road in the mixed-use development iLUME, DISH features Seasonal American Cuisine with a farm to table approach. Enjoy fresh, simple cuisine and weekly chef specials prepared with premier produce and well-sourced ingredients that can be enjoyed at an affordable price. DISH is the creation of restaurant/lounge owner Tim McEneny, NL Group and Executive Chef Doug Brown. The restaurant features a climate-controlled patio with cabanas, lounge seating and a 360-degree bar. The modern dining room has several distinctive design elements including a raised semi-private dining area with LED lights that wash color across sculpted wall panels. DISH was named one of the “Best in DFW: New Restaurants of 2009” by The Dallas Morning News and one of “Texas’ Best New Restaurants of 2011” by Texas Monthly. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail reception, intimate dinner or extravagant party DISH’s dining experience is perfect for personal or business occasions. For the ultimate event and entertainment space, the entire restaurant can be booked to accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner and up to 350 for reception style events. DISH can be transformed from a lavish seated dinner, to a festive party with music from their raised DJ booth or live entertainment on the upper deck or patio. DISH is open daily from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday & Saturday serving food until 12 a.m.; Sunday brunch is always a highlight, every week from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring bottomless mimosas and zesty Bloody Mary’s. Once monthly we jazz up our Sunday brunch with a famous drag brunch featuring the area’s top musical talents. Happy hour and late night guests will find that DISH comes alive with supreme verve for those looking for a trendy yet sophisticated spot to socialize and enjoy artisanal cocktails with fresh squeezed juices, fruits and herbs. You’ll find a refined modern motif and innovative cuisine at DISH.
DINING MANSION RESTAURANT
The Mansion on Turtle Creek has offered fine cuisine for over twenty years and has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The proud tradition of culinary excellence and exquisite service continues as Chef Bruno Davaillon leads the Mansion’s talented culinary team to give guests one of the most inviting, approachable and valuable dining experience in Texas.
Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant was established over 25 years ago and is known as one of the most popular and famous Italian Restaurants in the metroplex. Piccolo Mondo is centrally located, mid-way between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Dinner is served daily and lunch is served on weekdays. They have a beautiful piano bar and a banquet room and take-out orders are available as well.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, Texas 75219 214.443.4747 www.mansiononturtlecreek.com
829 Lamar Boulevard East Arlington, Texas 76011 817.265.9174 www.piccolomondo.com
MEDDLESOME MOTH A great bar with great food, the Moth is located in Dallas’ Trinity Design District, on Oak Lawn and Hi-Line. The Moth has a full bar and features 40 draught beers with a few live ales and at least 75 bottles to help us round out the selection of the city’s best beer menu. Chances are if you’ve seen it on a commercial, The Moth won’t serve it. 1621 Oak Lawn Dallas, Texas 75207 214.628.7900 www.mothinthe.net
MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 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. 2222 McKinney Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.741.2277 www.mortons.com
NOBU Nobo Dallas opened in 2005 as Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Dallas, Texas outpost. The dining room is reminiscent of the original Nobu in New York with its birch trees, but with a touch of Southern charm to fit its Texas location. Nobu Dallas can be your destination for dinner in the dining room or at the sushi bar, drinks in the bar lounge, or a private function in the skylight room.
400 Crescent Court Dallas, Texas 75201 214.252.7000 www.noburestaurants.com/dallas
PYRAMID RESTAURANT & BAR The Dallas Fairmont Hotel recently revealed its new addition, the Pyramid Restaurant & Bar. The restaurants sleek contemporary décor is perfectly paired with exciting menus, which draw inspiration from local farmers and purveyors. The culinary philosophy emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in an effort to minimize the carbon footprint on the planet and support the local economy. 1717 North Akard Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.720.5249 www.pyramidrestaurant.com
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THE RESTAURANT AT HOTEL ST. GERMAIN
Hotel St. Germain offers a full service European Style dining experience, enjoyed by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the AAA Four Diamond Award Willing Dining Room which overlooks an ivy covered French Quarter style garden courtyard. Wines and champagne from extensive cellar are served in glittering cut crystal and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. The restaurant at Hotel St. Germain is the ultimate dining experience.
Cheer on your favorite team at the best sports bar in Dallas—with a stunning 16-foot big screen, 78 TVs, free pool and amazing food and drinks. Located inside the Omni Dallas Hotel.
2516 Maple Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.2516 www.hotelstgermain.com
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Put Some South In Your Mouth WRITTEN BY dave muscari
Dallas is chock full of good old-fashioned southern food. From flaky biscuits and gravy to mouth-watering fried yard bird (that’s chicken, y’all), here is a trio of our current, close-to-downtown favorites: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar (2929 Henderson Avenue) features old school deviled eggs, chili fried oysters, moist cornbread, collard greens, Gulf shrimp and grits and, naturally, Sissy’s juicy fried chicken. Top it off with Bourbon Balls or Better Than Sex Chocolate Cake. Chef Andrew Ormsby may be Australian, but he has a knack for the southern stuff. Thus his Southern Comforts Roadhouse (3121 Ross Avenue), which opened earlier this year, is a rare treat. Share plates with tasty bacon belly braised greens, macaroni and cheese and burnt baked beans are amazing, and the pulled brisket, spare ribs and buttermilk-fried chicken are all delicious. Hattie’s (418 Bishop Avenue) specializes in more of a South Carolina, low country style of cuisine with an upscale sensibility. Dishes are simple and southern such as the fried green tomato sandwich, fried chicken salad and a Dallas lunch favorite, tomato bisque with mini grilled cheese. For heartier appetites try the bacon-wrapped meatloaf, Pecan Crossroads Diner Ad_Outlined.pdf 3/22/12 3:03:32 PM crusted catfish, shrimp on grilled grit cake and crab cakes.
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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 U.S. Visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs.
The Belmont Hotel’s signature restaurant pays homage to an old fashioned smokehouse, with hardwood cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Led by chef/co-owner Tim Byres, inspired by his recent travels to America’s smokehouse roots, SMOKE offers patrons a culinary experience that satisfies both the palate and soul. Employing time honored cooking techniques and recipes with a commitment to local ingredients; SMOKE is down-home cooking done right.
17840 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75287 972.250.2244 www.ruthschris.com
SER STEAK + SPIRTS Welcome to SÉR Steak+Spirits, Dallas’s newest upscale steakhouse located in the Hilton Anatole Hotel, showcasing a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline from the 27th floor. A warm, open, airy layout offers guests a casual and sophisticated atmosphere with a hip and urban feel. Chef Anthony Van Camp offers prime cuts of the finest beef as well as the freshest seafood, unique appetizers and sides and an awarding winning wine program. 2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 214.306.5977 www.sersteak.com
SILVER FOX The Silver Fox Steakhouse is a USDA Prime beef emporium, offering only the finest Prime beef makes them one of the few exclusively Prime steakhouses in America. Silver Fox also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, Jumbo Sautéed Scallops and succulent Australian Lobster Tail. 1303 Legacy Drive Frisco, Texas 75034 214.618.5220 www.silverfoxcafe.com
901 Fort Worth Avenue Dallas, Texas 75208 214.393.2300 www.smokerestaurant.com
SAINT ANN RESTAURANT The largest garden patio in Dallas, St. Ann Restaurant is located in the district of Harwood. The historic St. Ann’s School was preserved and converted into a restaurant and bar surrounded by gardens and art. It is open every day for lunch, dinner, drinks, and Sunday brunch. 2501 N. Harwood Street Dallas, Texas 75201 214.782.9807 www.saintanndallas.com
T/X RESTAURANT Are you ready to experience a unique restaurant? Then step into T/X Restaurant, located in the Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel in the heart of Uptown Dallas. Serving innovative dishes that showcase cuisine with a distinctive Texas twist, T/X offers guests delightful cuisine built around fresh flavors, radiant colors and textures, perfectly in tune with the hotel’s fashionable aura and timeless style.
Don’t just check in. Arrive. Downtown’s newest destination is now open, and you’re invited to experience it all. Enjoy luxurious guest rooms, multiple dining options, full-service Mokara Spa, rooftop pool and more. Reserve your downtown escape today.
2927 Maple Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 214.871.7111 www.luxestoneleighhotel.com
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With neighbors like The Crescent, Kalita Humphrys Theater and the Rosewood Mansion, it’s no wonder that Turtle Creek is considered one of the best addresses in a city known for upscale living. The Turtle Creek neighborhood, which also includes the Oak Lawn area, is reminiscent of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, featuring landscaped greenbelts, Reverchon Park with its popular baseball fields and namesake Turtle Creek--all surrounded by luxury high-rise buildings. At the center lies nine-acre Lee Park and the newly renovated Arlington Hall, which have hosted picnics, parades and weddings for over 100 years. And with destination hotels such as the Warwick Melrose and Hotel ZaZa, elegant shopping at Stanley Korshak and fine dining at Parigi and Al Biernat’s, Turtle Creek continually attracts residents and visitors from around the world to this bucolic park within a city.
The Turtle Creek neighborhood is one of the most beautiful areas in Dallas. It offers residents everything from exquisite sky views and lush landscaping to the best dining, shopping and entertainment in the city.
While Texas may be known for its blue bonnets, Turtle Creek is revered for the annual burst of color that arrives each spring when hundreds of azalea bushes, spontaneously bloom throughout the scenic park and greenbelts. This area is one of the prime photo spots in the city.
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A METROPLEX THAT OFFERS EVERYONE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Living my whole life in Dallas, with my father originally in the oil and gas business, I have watched Dallas grow. But one thing hasn’t changed: Our welcoming spirit. Dallas is full of terrific neighborhoods. From traditional areas where families have lived for generations, to up-and-coming sky view communities that bring our impressive skyline right to your window, to suburban neighborhoods that offer huge lots and miles of hike and bike trails, there is a space and a place for everyone to feel at home. The No. 1 reason that people are moving to the area is our probusiness environment. In Dallas, government and business are partners. We’re innovative, entrepreneurial and independent-from our soil sprouted companies like EDS, Texas Industries, Texas Instruments, and Southwestern Medical School with its cadre of Nobel prize winners.
With neighbors like The Crescent, Kalita Humphrys Theater and the Rosewood Mansion, it’s no wonder that Turtle Creek is considered one of the best addresses in a city known for upscale living. The Turtle Creek neighborhood, which also includes the Oak Lawn area, is reminiscent of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, featuring landscaped greenbelts, Reverchon Park with its popular baseball fields and namesake Turtle Creek--all surrounded by luxury high-rise buildings. At the center lies nine-acre Lee Park and the newly renovated Arlington Hall, which have hosted picnics, parades and weddings for over 100 years. And with destination hotels such as the Warwick Melrose and Hotel ZaZa, elegant shopping at Stanley Korshak and fine dining at Parigi and Al Biernat’s, Turtle Creek continually attracts residents and visitors from around the world to this bucolic park within a city. While Texas may be known for its blue bonnets, Turtle Creek is revered for the annual burst of color that arrives each spring when hundreds of azalea bushes, spontaneously bloom throughout the scenic park and greenbelts. This area is one of the prime photo spots in the city.
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COMMUNITY Often considered the quintessential American neighborhood, Highland Park was created to be a respite from the stresses of early 19th century life. Located less than four miles from downtown Dallas, the town has its own Public Safety Department, which includes fire, police and emergency medical assistance. Highland Park also has its own Town Hall and Town Council. And since 1930, neighborhood families have walked and biked to the town’s public library to check out a book or enjoy story time. The Highland Park Independent School District, which includes Highland Park and neighboring University Park, is continuously ranked as one of the nation’s best and is home to championship athletic teams from football to swimming. Each fall you’ll find traditional neighborhood gatherings like Halloween block parties, Friday Night Football at Highlander Stadium and school carnivals that bring together families that sometimes go back three Residents enjoy a park-like setting with winding boulevards, and four generations. where they can walk to award-winning public schools. And at Versailles Park, a tranquil pocket nestled in the middle of Highland Park, an ornate gazebo trimmed with Spanish Colonial flourishes and topped with a tiled roof is known as one of the most picturesque photo spots in Playgrounds and a responsive Public Safety Dallas. In Highland Park you’ll see your Department make Highland Park a great neighbors at the local park, out Homes range from place to live and play. walking their dogs, in the carpool $800,000 - $25,000,000 line or having dinner at Mi Cocina. It’s a place where you have ample opportunities to meet and connect with friends and neighbors.
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Highland Park is known for its many distinct and diverse architectural styles.
LIFESTYLE Named for the “high land” that overlooks the city of Dallas, this exclusive enclave began to take root in 1906 as a lush playground for Dallas’ wealthiest families. Developers hired Wilbur David Cook, the landscape designer who had planned Beverly Hills, to lay out the community, reserving 20% of its acreage for parks and green space that welcome fall activities. Today Highland Park retains its graceful demeanor with block after block of architecturally significant homes that range from Old World mansions to contemporary masterpieces. The centerpiece of the community is Highland Park Village where neighbors meet for a pre-game dinner, a movie or some of the best shopping in Dallas. The first outdoor shopping center of its kind in the nation, Highland Park Village features Spanish Colonial architecture and luxury doors including Chanel, Hermes and Christian Louboutin and fabulous restaurants like Café Pacific and Marquee Grill & Bar. Highland Park is within close proximity to transportation hubs and arteries and is just minutes from entertainment destinations like the Arts District and the American Airlines Center. From the Dallas Country Club to Highland Park Village, neighbors come together for events and activities. Generations of families build memories in the streets, parks and schools of Highland Park. Joan Eleazer 214.537.5923 email@example.com
It’s a great place to live. With a strong sense of community and families that have lived here for generations, Highland Park truly has a small town feel with access to all the amenities of a dynamic city
Celebrating 60 years of supporting the Dallas community, the always-dazzling Crystal Charity Ball will be held on December 1, 2012 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel
The people make the neighborhood a special place to live.
While trees and architecture make a neighborhood beautiful, it’s the people that provide its identity. Highland Park is home to some of Dallas’ most notable faces and families. Owners of professional sports teams, CEOs of major corporations, political power houses and internationally recognized artists live in this 2.2 square mile plot of lush landscaping. Yet, many of the familiar faces in this town are not known for their national reputation; rather they’re recognized for their longstanding role in the community as teacher, coach, swim instructor or librarian. With less than 8,900 residents, Highland Park is a town where many generations of families live just blocks from one another. You may see your fifth grade science teacher at the local coffee shop or sit next to your father’s best friend at a Highland Park High School volleyball game. The town is also home to one of the nation’s best known charitable organizations, the 60-yearold Crystal Charity Ball, which annually raises more than $3 million to assist local children in need. This neighborhood also includes the Dallas Country Club and several churches and faith communities and the Park Cities YMCA.
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COMMUNITY With a community that is rich in culture and educational opportunities, University Park residents find any number of ways to connect with family, friends and neighbors. Drive along Mockingbird Lane on a Saturday afternoon in fall, and you’ll experience the vibrancy and excitement of living in a college town where students of all ages stroll through the SMU campus, attend sporting events, lectures and performances and lend a youthful energy to the surrounding area. As part of the nationally recognized Highland Park Independent School District, University Park residents have access to public schools that emphasize academics as well as arts and athletics. And within the neighborhood and school communities there are hundreds of service opportunities that range from fundraising races to home tours and playground initiatives. University Park also houses seven religious institutions, including some of the most beautiful and well attended churches in the nation. And Preston Center, located at the corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, boasts several upscale boutiques and restaurants and the very popular Sprinkles cupcake shop.
University Park neighbors and families enjoy front yards, beautiful parks and exceptional schools including nearby SMU. Ellen Terry 214.727.6767 email@example.com
University Park is a place where kids can ride their bikes to the neighborhood soccer field in the afternoon, then meet up for a game of touch football in the evening. It’s a place where you make friends and memories.
With 10 parks, playing fields and a community pool, University Park provides endless ways to connect with family and neighbors.
The area offers a warm, family-friendly environment and top-ranked schools, plus all the conveniences you’d expect being part of a metropolitan area. It’s a community that people take pride in being part of.
Living in University Park really is like having a home in an urban reserve, thanks to the 10 landscaped and well-appointed parks throughout the community. Drive a few blocks in any direction and you’ll see soccer, football and baseball fields filled with families enjoying life outdoors. There are also several basketball and tennis courts throughout this almost 100-year-old neighborhood. The cornerstone of the community, however, is the Highland Park Village, which features some of the best shopping in Dallas and fun family traditions like the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and horse-drawn carriage rides that have become a huge part of neighborhood memories. More fun can be found at Snider Plaza, which opened in 1927 and remains a thriving retail shopping center in the heart of University Park. Conveniently positioned at the corner of Hillcrest and Lovers Lane, its shops and restaurants are a yearround gathering place for residents and visitors.
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Striking contemporary homes have a prominent place among the rich culture and distinct beauty of University Park.
CULTURE University Park, the town that grew up on the perimeter of Southern Methodist University, is considered one of the premier neighborhoods in Dallas. Known as half of the famed Park Cities community, (Highland Park is the other half) this enclave measuring less than five square miles houses many of Dallas’ top cultural destinations. To live in University Park is to be neighbors with some of the city’s greatest museums, performance and athletic venues. Each year McFarlin Auditorium plays host to lectures, concerts and the annual Nutcracker ballet performed by the Moscow Ballet. The Meadows Museum at SMU contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain including works by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró and Picasso. The campus is also the future home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, scheduled to open in 2013, which will display over 43,000 archives from the presidency. The people who call University Park home can easily walk to great art, historical artifacts and Mustang sporting events.
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Next to SMU and part of the Highland Park Independent School District, University Park offers countless educational opportunities.
(Top) SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium is a great place to see exciting performances. (Bottom) The George W. Bush Presidential Library opens in 2013.
I’ve just assisted a family moving from Amsterdam. Their observations highlighted our beautiful architecture, friendly and very real people, and the overall ease of living - due to weather, traffic and convenience of this central location. It’s great to hear such glowing affirmations!
THE NEIGHBORHOOD Nestled just to the north of the Park Cities and Northwest Highway, Preston Hollow is known for large wooded lots, the famed “Golden Corridor” which hugs Preston Road to the West, and NorthPark Center, home to numerous luxury retail and fine dining experiences. Many of Dallas’s large, lavish estates are completely obscured from view by trees and dense forests, even in the winter. Established in 1926, originally its own city, like the Park Cities is today, and outside Dallas proper in those days, Preston Hollow was considered ‘the country’ where hunting took place in the front yards. In 1945, Preston Hollow was annexed to the City of Dallas and today enjoys a mix of architectural styles that range from mid-century ranch homes, traditional two story homes and expansive mansions reminiscent of Great Gatsby. Minutes from Love Field and easy access to all major roadways, Preston Hollow is the perfect location for any family.
A welcoming spirit and family atmosphere marks this quiet enclave that is home to both Dallas natives and North Texas newcomers.
The private lakes, beautiful landscaping and amazing architecture make Preston Hollow a truly enchanting place to live.
With acres of green spaces and beautiful, mature trees, Preston Hollow boasts many of Dallas’ landmark estates.
Homes range from $325,000-$12,500,000
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Homes here blend sleek architecture and historical provenance.
COMMUNITY Greenway Parks and Devonshire offer residents a true, old-fashioned neighborhood community bursting with green spaces, a variety of lot sizes, mature trees and a commitment to preserving the tranquil beauty of the area. Both are top-choices for those working in Downtown Dallas because the commute is just minutes door-to-door. Quick access to Downtown also means that residents can easily enjoy the Arts District, attend a concert or game at the American Airlines Center or stroll through the West Village. These neighborhoods are also within walking distance of all the shops and businesses that line Lovers Lane, including Inwood Village, home to the namesake theater that shows first-run and independent films and features a cozy lounge for drinks after the movie. Inwood Village also offers exceptional dining at places like Rise, a soufflé salon where you’ll likely see a former First Lady dining with friends. The Village also has specialty shops that meet every need from ski gear to spa services, cupcakes to designer clothing. Greenway Parks and Devonshire are home to people in all phases of life, from young professionals looking for a first house to growing families looking for plenty of play space to empty nesters seeking a smaller house in a walkable area.
Residents enjoy nearby shopping, dining and entertainment at Inwood Village and along Lovers Lane.
Community picnics, parades and parties create a sense of connection in these desirable neighborhoods.
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This area is our idea of the perfect urban neighborhood because it is so walkable to restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD Once a 215-acre dairy farm, Bluffview was developed in the 1920s to make room for country-like estates. Today these secluded homes are prized for their spacious lots on beautiful rolling terrain, all close within the city limits. Bluffview draws its name from the nearby Bachman Creek, with its 50-foot chalk cliffs overlooking a lush greenbelt with welcoming parks, trails and native Texas foliage. Because of this stunning topography, the neighborhood is a showplace for architecturally distinct homes, including some of the area’s most significant contemporary designs. These homes are set on large, one-acre lots that provide ample green space and breathing room for lucky residents. Bluffview is minutes from Love Field and other major transportation arteries, and it is close to fine shopping, dining and entertainment Bluffview is secluded and charming yet close to downtown, at Snider Plaza, Highland Preston Center and other dining and shopping locations. Park Village and NorthPark Center. Bluffview is also close to the area’s outstanding private and parochial schools including Episcopal School of Dallas, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Hockaday School and more. Wide open spaces and greenbelts make Bluffview a pedestrian and family friendly The Bluffview neighborhood is one of neighborhood. the most beautiful and distinct in the Homes Homes range range from from area. It has a wide-open feel and the $225,000 $225,000 - $5,500,000 - $5,500,000 diversity of architectural styles highlights Bluffview’s unique personality.
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Homes range from $250,000 - $4,500,000
THE NEIGHBORHOOD With neighbors like The Crescent, Kalita Humphreys Theater and the Rosewood Mansion, it’s no wonder that Turtle Creek is considered one of the best addresses in a city known for upscale living. The Turtle Creek neighborhood, which also includes the Oak Lawn area, is reminiscent of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, featuring landscaped greenbelts, Reverchon Park with its popular baseball fields and namesake Turtle Creek--all surrounded by luxury living at places like Hall + Hugo townhomes. At the center lie nineacre Lee Park and the newly renovated Arlington Hall, which have hosted picnics, parades and weddings for over 100 years. And with destination hotels such as the Warwick Melrose and Hotel ZaZa, elegant shopping at Stanley Korshak and fine dining at Parigi and Al Biernat’s, Turtle Creek continually attracts residents and visitors from around the world to this bucolic park within a city. Turtle Creek is revered for its spectacular holiday light show and spring blossoms. This area is one of the prime photo spots in the city. Terrace views and lush landscaping mark this unique neighborhood on the edge of the city. The Kalita Humphreys Theater offers endless opportunities for shows and events right in the heart of Turtle Creek.
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The Turtle Creek neighborhood is one of the most beautiful areas of Dallas. If offers everything from breathtaking sky views from atop the Residences of Turtle Creek to the best dining, shopping and entertainment in the city.
Uptown/Downtown lights up at night with restaurants, theaters and arenas as a vibrant part of this pedestrian friendly community.
Uptown/Downtown features the best in contemporary, convenient living right in the middle of the city’s cultural center.
Uptown/Downtown residents experience life in all directions. From vertical-living high rises with spectacular city views to street side patio dining where people watching is the number one past time, the Uptown/Downtown area exudes a vibrant energy unlike any other Dallas neighborhood. It is home to the internationally recognized Arts District, where any given day will offer entertainment choices that range from opera to outdoor performances, museums to musicals. It also houses the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where graduates Erykah Badu and Norah Jones once roamed the halls making music. Everything is within easy reach in this urban oasis. With pedestrian friendly streets, the McKinney Avenue Trolley and the Klyde Warren deck park connecting Downtown with Uptown, the many shops, restaurants, theaters and entertainment venues are just minutes away. A typical Friday night could mean a walk to Coal Vines Many Uptown/Downtown homes and for dinner, a Mavs game at high-rises are just steps away from the the American Airlines Center Katy Trail, popular with walkers and or a stroll to the McKinney bicyclists alike. Avenue Contemporary or one of the many galleries tucked into Downtown. Built around multiple parks, greenbelts and the popular Katy Trail, the Uptown/Downtown area offers several verdant options for breathing room, thus creating a unique kind of “urb appeal.” Residents can be found biking to work, picnicking in Lee Park and walking their dogs in this animal friendly community.
Homes range from $100,000 - $10,000,000 and many leasing options are available.
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Homes range from $250,000-$10,000,000
THE NEIGHBORHOOD Dallas is a city that is growing up! A recent influx of international residents and urban enthusiasts has brought expanded vertical living options to a city that is always striving to reach new heights. From multi-story condos to mid-rise complexes to sky-rise towers, more residents are enjoying a bird’s eye view of the city on the Trinity. Today’s sky view living is all about lifestyle. For some, the key requirements are concierge amenities that include lock-and-leave convenience for world travelers. Others looking at an empty nest are experiencing a new way of living that blends a smaller living space with a view that reaches for miles. And some just prefer to be in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant city life where they can walk to the best restaurants and entertainment venues, then return home to view the city lights from a well-appointed terrace at luxury high-rises like the Mayfair. And with sky views that overlook the lush treetops of Katy Trail and Turtle Creek and exciting additions like the Arts District, Klyde Warren Park and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge there’s so much to see from above.
Vertical views from luxury high-rises like the Mayfair put the city at your feet.
New neon glows in this exciting neighborhood in the sky. Ilene Christ 214.213.9455 email@example.com
This area is an exciting urban neighborhood. It has fabulous skyline views with pedestrianfriendly streets lined with great shopping, dining and entertainment
THE NEIGHBORHOOD Close to Dallas and within easy reach of DFW Airport, Fort Worth and Arlington, the cities of Southlake and Colleyville present a tremendous location for North Texans looking for excellent schools, great home values and pastoral country living. What started out as farm and ranch land has quickly developed into a collection of suburban cities that boasts many nationally-recognized schools. In addition to academics, area high schools are known for athletics. School teams have captured state and national titles in sports that range from football to volleyball, soccer to swimming. In Southlake, the community’s social hub is the Town Square, featuring places to shop, have a meal with friends, unwind and catch a movie. Each year, neighbors turn out for events such as Art in the Square. This juried art show is sponsored by the Southlake Women’s Club and has raised over $1,000,000 for local charities. Nearby Colleyville was Friday night football draws together neighbors from all recently named to Money parts of the Southlake/Colleyville communities. magazine’s list of “100 Best Towns in America.” With an extensive hike and bike trail system and impressive amateur sports parks, Colleyville boasts Home to one of the “100 Best Towns in a laid-back style with big America,” the Southlake/Colleyville area city sophistication. blends strong communities with a convenient Southlake and Colleyville offer a sense location and excellent schools. of family-friendly community with Homes range from outstanding schools and a comfortable $225,000 - $9,000,000 but sophisticated lifestyle.
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Homes staring at $225,000 and range to $4,000,000
THE NEIGHBORHOOD Lakewood is as diverse in topography as it is in architecture and people. Nestled on a hill overlooking White Rock Lake, the area is home to a collection of personality-rich neighborhoods that grew up in the early 1900’s and still maintain a sense of character and charm. The centerpiece of the area is Lakewood’s retail district. On any given Saturday you can run into your neighbor at the Ace Hardware store, see generations of family members enjoying a meal at the popular Dixie House or wander the aisles of the Whole Foods grocery. One of the year’s highlights is the annual Lakewood Home Tour and Holiday Market. The neighborhood boasts several excellent schools including the Blue Ribbon-awarded Lakewood Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson High School, the first in Dallas to begin offering Pre-International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme classes. White Rock Lake is often dotted with sailboats, kayaks and crew teams from neighboring high schools. The Lake is also THE Dallas destination for bicyclists, as it features miles of trails. It is home to the annual White Rock Marathon and abuts the internationally known Dallas Arboretum. Lakewood community members live life outdoors—and the Lake is their backyard.
With miles of bike trails around White Rock Lake and the internationally renowned Dallas Arboretum next door, Lakewood is home to many who enjoy outdoor living.
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With historic mansions along Swiss Avenue, English Tudor bungalows in Lakewood proper, contemporary condominiums, new construction and lovingly restored prairie homes, Lakewood offers something for everyone.
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Few people will breath the rarified show business air that composer Marvin Hamlisch did in his 68 years. During his prolific career he was awarded the Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy for his music. He was also honored with a Pulitzer Prize. Hamlisch started playing piano by ear at an early age, later becoming the youngest person ever accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School of Music just shy of his seventh birthday. His first hit song was “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” made famous in the 60’s by Lesley Gore. He went on to score music for some of the most memorable motion pictures in history including “The Way We Were,” “Ordinary People, “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Sting.” He co-wrote one of the most enduring songs ever recorded, “Nobody Does It Better,” which was featured in the classic James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
“With the passing of Marvin Hamlisch, the world has lost a true American original” Among colleagues, he was known as a consummate musician and brilliant composer who transformed music for the theater and films, and left a permanent mark on popular song. When he died on August 7, Hamlisch was beginning his third season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In effect, 124
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he was just warming up. His long association with the DSO dates back to 1989 when he performed as part of the grand opening of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. He composed and premiered a work just for the occasion. Over the years Hamlisch has been a frequent guest artist and guest conductor with the DSO for many years, including several Gala and Pops performances. Since 2010 he has served at the Symphony’s Principal Pops Conductor. Hamlisch was scheduled to conduct three performances on the DSO Pops series in the upcoming season including one that featured the music of Frank Sinatra, a concert with Texas artists the Quebe Sisters Band, and a showcase of music from Broadway hits including Wicked, Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and others. The DSO has said that the performances will go on as planned, with guest conductors Jeff Tyzik and Richard Kaufman. “Marvin brought unrivalled professionalism and skill to his musical leadership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Pops series,” wrote the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a statement. “His natural grace at the piano, his humor and his elegant style in many genres of music delighted and charmed audiences, and impressed his fellow musicians the world over.” With the passing of Marvin Hamlisch, the world has lost a true American original. In the case of Dallas, we will forever miss our city’s adopted goodwill ambassador of music, and tremendous friend.
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