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Vol. 1, No. 15

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Watts happening at Winspear Virtuoso André Watts will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. The award-winning pianist burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their “Young People's Concerts” broadcast nationwide on CBS. Only two weeks Photo by Steve J. Sherman later, Bernstein asked Watts to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. Single tickets range from $20 to $70 and can be purchased online at attpac.org, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center on 2353 Flora St. — Staff Reports

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Oar you up for rowing? White Rock Rowing is hosting National Learn to Row Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the southwest shore of White Rock Lake. Near the Big Boathouse - among America’s largest - National Learn to Row Day offers an opportunity to meet coaches and crew, tour the boathouse, learn the basics and actually row on White Rock Lake. “Whether you are a student or an adult who might be thinking about rowing as a competitive sport or simply for recreation and fitness, we invite you to come out and get acquainted,” Alex Binkowski, director of White Rock Rowing said. White Rock Rowing is a rowing community that began in 2003 with the $3 million redevelopment of abandoned city waterworks facilities. For more information, contact Coach Binkowski at alex. binkowski@whiterockrowing.org. — Sue Ellen Chambers

In This Issue

Classified .......................................................... 11 Community Calendar ....................................... 4 Crime Watch....................................................... 2 Fitness on the Trail ............................................ 6 History on the Katy Trail .................................. 7 Letter from the Editor........................................ 2 Life on the Trail ................................................. 2 Movie Trailer.................................................... 11 Restaurant Directory ......................................... 9 Scene Around Town......................................... 10 Shop the Trail .................................................. 10 Trail to Good Health ....................................... 10 Yappy Dog .......................................................... 7 Find us at facebook.com/KTWeekly

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Heads rely on Michael Motorcycle's artistry By Shari Goldstein Stern shari@katytrailweekly.com

For more than 34 years, media have had a love affair with Michael Motorcycle. Could there be a more unique name for a unisex hair salon than Michael Motorcycle Salon? Make no mistake; it is not “Michael’s.” Michael Motorcycle Salon is anything but customary, nor is its owner Michael Koler, and he likes it that way. A plethora of local, national and international press has written about him and his interesting shop. Only a few of his greatest claims to fame are curly hair, hairline reading and a breadth of philosophy. It’s important to know that talking with Koler, a tenured Uptown entrepreneur, isn’t a conversation; it is an

see KOLER on page 9

Photos by Can Turkyilmaz

Michael Koler opened his salon, Michael Motorcycle Salon almost 35 years ago on 4503 Travis St. in Uptown. Diane Underhill (right) is an associate stylist and a hair painting specialist.

REVERCHON PARK

'Carry The Load' raises funds, spirits

By Anna Tamez

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The pain of Terry Nix’s recent back surgery is fresh, and it intensified the burden of carrying his backpack filled with 45 pounds of weights and hiking two miles on the Katy Trail as part of the “Carry The Load” Memorial Day weekend commemoration. He joined some 20,000 other volunteers who participated in the fourth annual event that organizers estimate raised more than a million dollars to assist the families of fallen soldiers. The walk started at Reverchon Park in Oak Lawn Sunday with some participants walking continually

for as long as 20 hours and 14 minutes. They were symbolically “Carrying The Load” on a seven-mile-long loop of the trail to show their gratitude for men and women in the military, police and fire departments who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Their journey ended at 12:14 p.m. Monday with a closing ceremony. Jake Schick, one of the event organizers, enthused the crowd announcing that the nonprofit organization raised more than a million dollars. “We asked Dallas, ‘Do you want to do Memorial Day differently?’ And they did.”

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Despite many aches and pains, Terry Nix was part of a grueling event benefiting fallen soldiers and first responders.

VICTORY PARK

Perot Museum adds new dimension to 3D theater

By Staff Reports

info@katytrailweekly.com Achieving a major milestone in its 18-month history, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science announced a five-year, multi-faceted partnership with National Geographic. This partnership makes the Perot the only museum in Texas – and one of just a handful in America – boasting the exclusive alliance. The partnership will involve branding of the Museum’s 3D theater, now called “The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience.” The 297-seat theater boasts the most sophisticated digital projection available and an immersive

Photo by Jason Janik, Perot Museum of Nature and Science

“The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience” is the new name of the cinema at Perot Museum.

surround sound system. It allows quick program changes, the brightest and most crystal-clear images and presents striking colors through 4K digital projection. On the day of the announcement, Jennifer Scripps, the Museum’s vice president of revenue operations said: “Today is a landmark day for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science as we align with National Geographic, a scientific organization regarded for over a century as one of the most trusted and respected institutions in the world. This five-year partnership will not only bring incredible opportunities and experiences to our visitors and members, but it is a coveted credential that

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LIFE ON THE TRAIL

Happier people make ‘good enough’ choices By Beth Wuller

more complicated decisionmaking process even for everyday decisions. I’ve sometimes heard the resulting Do you make quick deciindecision called “analysis pasions using your intuition, or ralysis,” but I recently learned can you only decide someabout a different take on the thing after careful and thorsubject. ough research? Barry You likely lead Schwartz is with one of these the Dorwin approaches more Cartwright often, but you may Professor of switch to the other Social Theory depending on the and Social Action decision at hand. in the psycholFor instance, if you do not see your Beth Wuller ogy department at Swarthmore preferred brand of College in Pennsylvania. In paper towels at the store, you his book, “The Paradox of might just grab another brand, Choice,” Schwartz identifies because you need paper towtwo types of decision makers: els. You can probably make a maximizers and satisficers. pretty quick decision on this, According to Schwartz, as it is low risk price-wise and “If you seek and accept only you will be buying paper towthe best, you are a maximizels again in a few weeks. er.” Maximizers need to do When looking for a new enough research, or comparihome, it makes sense to spend son shopping, to be assured more time researching the that their eventual decision endless variety of options is the absolute best choice. In and combinations availcontrast, a satisficer settles able – neighborhoods, school for something that is good districts, price points, styles, enough and does not worry commute distances, etc. Not that there might be someto mention that a home is thing better available. typically the largest investMaximizers sometimes ment of our lives, and we interpret satisficers as being likely won’t be making this accepting of mediocrity. type of purchase again for However, Schwartz says the many years. It’s obvious that key difference is that satisfithere are many more layers of cers are content with “merely complexity in deciding to buy excellent” as opposed to a home, as compared with maximizers who demand the making a mundane grocery “absolute best” of everything. store purchase. While this may seem like a However, there are some simple delineation of two people who default to this Beth@NeuGrooveCoaching.com

types of decision makers, the implications of Schwartz’s continued research were quite interesting. His studies showed that maximizers were generally less satisfied with life, less optimistic and less happy. As compared to satisficers, maximizers ruminate more and do not cope as well with negative events. Also, when something bad does happen, a maximizer takes longer to recover a sense of well-being. Living in Dallas, especially near Uptown, University Park and Highland Park, we experience the pressure of social comparison every day. It can sometimes feel like we need to have the absolute best of everything. For instance, what is the very best car I can drive? Where is the most impressive home I can own? What is the most stylish outfit I can afford? Or even smaller choices, such as why wouldn’t I spend $5 on a latte every day? As a community, I believe we are largely unaware of these very high self-imposed expectations. If you are typically a maximizer, and you are open to reconsidering your decision-making process, I have a challenge for you. The next time you are relentlessly searching for the absolute best, try making the merely excellent choice. See if that feels good enough. You just might save some time, avoid some stress and find yourself smiling more in the end.

The end of a longtime friendship

By David Mullen

don’t we all know Dallas has their fair share of “locals.” But alas, I lost a friend this past Monday. The Loon My high school friend closed. From owner Cliff and later roommate, Spencer Gonzales to the staff to the Larson, had a great line when many patrons I met there, The he turned 40 years old. Busy with a career in San Francisco Loon served as a great gathering place full as a financial of interesting planner, a wife people from all and then two (now walks of life, and three) children it was a resource and an otherwise for meeting a lot hectic lifestyle, of friends. Larson declared “I When I first am accepting no moved here, new friends.” I was tempoA funny line David Mullen rarily leaving to be sure. But in journalism to retrospect, you begin a career in can’t put a governor advertising. Joe Miller’s, the on the number of friends you place that occupied the space can accept. You never know before The Loon, was a hangwhere you will meet them or out for writers. Dallas was a where they will come from. two-newspaper town, and Joe When I moved to Dallas Miller’s was the place where at 25 years old and knowing both Dallas Morning News only one person, I needed to and Dallas Times Herald refind a whole new group of friends. I met them at work, at porters swapped stories between sips. weddings, at the golf course, The great newspaper in restaurants and in bars. writers always waxed nostalBut honestly, I probably have gic about their favorite bars. met a majority of my Dallas From Pete Hamill to Mike friends in bars, both behind Royko to Blackie Sherrod to and in front of “the wood.” Herb Caen – legends I greatly Bars are “the local,” admired – would find bars as places where stories are told, the perfect places for quips opinions are offered, and the and quotes. Whether it was truth is often stretched. And david@katytrailweekly.com

IN MEMORIAM

New York City or Chicago or Dallas or San Francisco where these journalists practiced, they had the finger on the pulse of their cities and found their lifeblood in taverns. You knew what you were getting at The Loon. Frequently winning local recognition for “Best Dive Bar in Dallas,” The Loon was never really a dive. It was a clean bar serving up a cold beer or a stiff cocktail, excellent food and a cast of characters that may have been one of the most unique in Dallas. Progress in Dallas usually involves a bulldozer or a crane. The corner of Lemmon Avenue and McKinney Avenue, home to The Loon for more than two decades, will be razed for a new CVS Pharmacy. Across from the Albertson’s and across from the Walgreen’s that already fills prescriptions 24/7, CVS Pharmacy will not fill the void left by The Loon. Hopefully The Loon will reopen soon and be able to capture the magic of the old place. In the meantime and with all due respect, I must say “Sorry Spencer.” I will be out looking for more new friends. I just hope I can keep the ones that I met at The Loon.

Maya Angelou

April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014 Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou died after a long illness at her home in WinstonSalem, N.C. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," the first of a series of memoirs. Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., and Stamps, Ark., she was Marguerite Johnson. It was her brother who first called her Maya, and the name stuck. Later she added the Angelou, a version of her first husband's name. "She really believed that life was a banquet," says Patrik Henry Bass, an editor at Essence Magazine. He says everyone in the African-American community looked up to her. "When we think of her, we often think about her books, of course, and her poems," Bass said. "But in the African-American community, certainly, we heard so much of her work recited, so I think about her voice. You would hear that voice, and that voice would capture a humanity, and that voice would calm you in so many ways through some of the most significant challenges." "I love her," Joanne Braxton, a professor at the College of William and Mary, said. "She's beloved by many, including many, many people who have never met her in person, and who will never meet her in person — but she has extended herself that way, so that her touch extends beyond her physical embrace." Maya Angelou was 86 years old. — KERA News

K aty Tr ail Weekly Crime Watch Vol. 1, No. 15 May 21 5 to 6 a.m. 3600 Block, Oak Lawn Ave. (75219) Investigation of Robbery: Between the listed dates and times, a homeless woman reported that a robber attacked her, stealing an undetermined amount of property. May 21 — 8 p.m. to May 22 — 7 a.m. 4000 Block, McKinney Ave. (75204) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Between the listed dates and times, a burglar broke into a black 2006 Jeep SUV, causing $300 to a window before stealing a $1,200 HP laptop in a $50 brown leather bag. May 22 — 12:02 to 1:57 p.m. 4400 Block, Gilbert Ave. (75219) Investigation of Harassment: Between the listed times, a miscreant called and texted the complainant several times, questioning him about a purse. When the complainant responded saying he was working, the miscreant became irate and began threatening the complainant saying, “I’m coming after you!” May 22 — 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4100 Block, Herschel Ave. (75219) Burglary of a Residence: Between the listed times, a

burglar kicked in the door of an apartment in the listed block and stole a $1,000 45-caliber shotgun, a $500 12 gauge Benelli shotgun and a $30 box of shells. May 22 — 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. 3300 Block, Blackburn St. (75204) Criminal Mischief: Between the listed times, a miscreant shattered the rear passengerside window on a white 2001 vehicle in a parking lot in the listed block, causing $60 worth of damage. May 23 — 1:30 p.m. 4200 Block, N. Central Expwy. (75204) Forgery: A swindler tried to cash a check forged in the amount of $15,000 at Capital One Bank in the listed block. When the teller realized the check was fake, he called the police, but the swindler fled in a black Nissan Sentra before the police arrived. The teller wrote down the vehicle’s license plate number, but that, too, was a forgery — it was registered to a different vehicle. May 24 — 8 a.m. 4300 Block, N. Central Expwy. (75206) Terroristic Threat: A woman arrived at an abortion clinic in the listed block. She was met in the alley by a protester

who told her, "Don’t do it. This is your last warning — we are going to slit your throat.” May 25 — 11 p.m. to May 26 — 2:10 a.m. 4500 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Upon arrival in the listed block, the complainant hid her $500 Michael Kors purse containing a driver’s license, bank card and checkbook under the back seat. But when she returned three hours later, she discovered that a burglar had broken into her blue 2014 Ford pickup, causing $300 worth of damage before stealing the purse. May 25 — 11:30 p.m. to May 26 — 1:45 a.m. 4500 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: Between the listed dates and times, a burglar stole a blue 1998 MercedesBenz Grand Marquis valued at $3,000 from the listed block. The vehicle was later recovered, but its four wheels and rims with a combined value of $1,000, $400 speakers, $300 radio and a $40 Nike bag were missing — in addition to at least $800 worth of damage that had been caused.

May 25 — 11 p.m. to May 26 — 4 a.m. 4500 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Between the listed dates and times, a burglar broke into a black 2007 Ford pickup in the listed block, causing $200 worth of damage before stealing a $400 Tory Burch purse containing $525 cash, $70 worth of makeup, a Social Security card and various debit and credit cards. May 26 — 12:01 to 3 a.m. 4500 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Lost Property: During the listed times, a thief entered a black 2014 Nissan sedan in the listed block and stole a $150 purse containing $100 worth of makeup and a Social Security card from underneath the passenger’s seat. May 26 — 1:30 a.m. 4500 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: At the listed time, a burglar stole a tan 2004 GMC Yukon valued at $10,000 from the listed block. The vehicle was later recovered, but more than $3,000 worth of damage had been caused, and a $500 40-caliber shotgun was missing. Information courtesy of the Dallas Police Department.

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MULL IT OVER

Cuban tanks in recent interview

By David Mullen

The Katy Trail Weekly is gearing up for summer. So, this week, Trail Mix asked pedestrians around the Katy Trail what they enjoy about the summer, and what they are doing to prepare for the heat.

Ali Huskey “I enjoy being able to tan. But honestly, I’m not preparing at all. I will most likely stay indoors and use my pool.”

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban may have crossed the line when he said he would cross the street. AAC, would Cuban crossover to the other baseline? Why did he feel possessed to make those comments in an interview? In today’s instant media, Cuban’s comments were all over the news and sports stations in minutes. Cuban said he felt hypocritical for being forced into supporting the censure of Sterling from the league. He called it a “slippery slope.” “I know I’m prejudiced. I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” Cuban said. Is Cuban being brilliant or just plain dumb? He has always been known to speak his mind. But sometimes it is just overkill. Sometimes, I think in this case, it might have made sense to just “zip it.” As a follower of Cuban on Twitter, I find his comments to be funny, insightful or just plain weird. He is the most open owner in sports with regard to his opinions, making him interesting and perplexing at the same time. He doesn’t need any more power. He doesn’t need any

more notoriety. At times, when he goes into a rant at the games of the team he owns, I often wish he would put on a suit and sit up in a luxury box. And that might be the biggest issue right there. We feel that the Mavericks belong to Dallas, and those of us that pay lots of money to attend the games feel that they are our team as well. They are not. They are Mark Cuban’s team. We want the ownership of the Dallas Mavericks to represent the city and its fans and not be the subject of a potentially racially-infused time bomb. But Cuban has the freedom and power to say whatever he wants. I listened to the entire GrowCo interview, and I really don’t think Cuban came off as a racist or a bigot. He said what a lot of people think and won’t say. That stated, can you imagine the media frenzy if Jerry Jones said he would cross the street to avoid “a black kid in a hoodie?” Power has its privileges. It can also have its perils.

Off the streets and on the tee Dallas Can and The First Tee promote social values through golf

Photo by Reginald Newton

Practice makes perfect sense to members of Dallas Can Academy at Tenison Park Golf Club.

By Anna Tamez When students at Dallas Can Academy’s East Dallas Campus were invited to take golf lessons, some confided they thought the sport they’d never tried might be “boring” or “uncool.” On Wednesday, however, the 16 teens who signed up for The First Tee’s program at Tenison Park Golf Club were brimming with self-confidence as they showed off their new golfing skills in a golf tournament against students from two other Dallas Can campuses. “I did think golf was

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david@katytrailweekly.com At last Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, who was that guy mugging for the camera wearing an Indiana University jersey? Who’s that guy that by simply joining a group of fellow millionaires has helped build the NBC reality show “Shark Tank” into a ratings powerhouse, now being aired on two different networks? And who’s that guy in the t-shirt sitting behind the basket at American Airlines Center yelling at the officials? You would have to be under a white rock in Dallas not to know that he is Mark Cuban, the outspoken and highly visible owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Whether it is because of his wealth, his television show or his NBA ownership, Cuban has become one of the most recognizable people in America. But with notoriety comes responsibility, and Cuban may have pushed the envelope last week. He decided to speak his mind, and it made national news. While the insensitive comments of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling raised the ire of a nation and ultimately will cost him ownership of his NBA franchise, fellow NBA owner Cuban decided to voice his opinion. Cuban, interviewed at the GrowCo business conference in Dallas last week, admitted that he is “prejudiced” and that he would cross the street to avoid “a black kid in a hoodie at night.” He also said that “a white guy in a shaved head and a lot of tattoos” would also force him to cross the street. Object honesty or sheer stupidity? If Miami Heat forward Chris “Birdman” Anderson – he of the wild haircut and ink covered body – walked up to Cuban at the

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going to be boring at first, but it’s actually pretty awesome when you play with friends,” said Tiffany Galvan Blanco, 20. “I’m excited about what I’ve learned. I practice hitting the ball every day in my front yard. I think I’m pretty good at it.” Rawley Sanchez, principal of the Ross Avenue campus, said he is even more impressed by the etiquette, discipline and maturity that his students gained from The First Tee than with their golfing skills. Dallas Can is a charter serving students at risk of dropping out. “Will we find the next

Sergio Garcia or Tiger Woods? We don’t know,” Sanchez said. “But, we will find the next student who will be a productive citizen. The people heading up First Tee are teaching them the etiquette, the social skills and the commitment needed to be a successful person in the community.” Reginald Newton, program manager for The First Tee, said he persuaded the students at Dallas Can to give golf a try. “I told them what golf has meant to me,” Newton said. “It’s fun. You don’t have to be rich to do it. It is cool. You have to be willing to try different things. And most of the students end up liking it.” Jennifer Juarez, a 20-yearold senior, said golf has led her to adopt some new health habits. “I drink lots of water, eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise,” Juarez said. “I also really enjoy being on the golf course. I breathe fresh air. It’s very relaxing and quiet.” Galvan said golfing has made her more aware of her posture and improved her self confidence. “I can talk to more people now,” she said. Newton said the program emphasizes developing the students’ social skills. In addition to lessons on the golf course the students take field trips to the movies, baseball games and to professional golf tournaments. The First Tee of Greater Dallas is a nonprofit organization providing lessons with trained coaches to some 25,000 youths annually. Dallas Can funds its lessons through a grant.

Charles Duffie “I enjoy how all the patios at restaurants are open and the number of socializing events increase. People can go out and start having fun! In order to prepare for the Texas heat, I will be getting in shape.” Bonnie Keene “My favorite aspect is, by far, vacation. I tend to go to Europe or the Caribbean. But, while I am here in town, I will make sure to drink a LOT of water.”

Casey Arnold “I absolutely love the outdoors. Well, we just moved here from Colorado, and it’s our first Texas summer. The way to prepare for it, I guess, will be cold drinks, shorts, and lots of sunscreen. It’s the humidity that poses the problem.”

Wes Meyer “Me? I do absolutely nothing. I just go out and enjoy it.”

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Community Calendar If you know of an upcoming event of any kind, please send the details. Arts, concerts, school and church events, sports, seminars, celebrations ... surprise us with what is happening in our Katy Trail Weekly community. Or send us pictures of your recent event and we may feature them here!

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May 30

2800 Routh Street Ste. 168 Dallas, 75201 214-871-3300

Theatre Too — Theatre Three Inc. presents “Shear Madness,” Paul Portner’s unique comedy-whodunit. Set in modern times, it takes place in a hairstyling salon and is full of spontaneous humor. During the show, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects and solve the crime, which means that the outcome is never the same. Tickets range from $35-$40. Show times vary.

May 30

2720 Elm Street Dallas, 75228 214-742-3400

Club Dada — Parade of Flesh presents stoner metal band Floor as they return to Dallas to debut their recently released album Oblation. Tickets range from $12-$15. 8 p.m.

May 30

3524 Greenville Ave. Dallas, 75206 214-824-9933

Granada Theater — Everyone’s favorite local historic live music venue presents Indie group Tune-Yards. Sylvan Esso opens, so it’s sure to be a boisterous good time. Wear your dancing shoes! Tickets are $25. 8 p.m.

May 31

2001 Flora Street Dallas, 75201 214-242-5100

Nasher Sculpture Center — The Nasher's ongoing speaker series, “360: Artists, Critics, Curators,” features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world's most innovative artwork, architecture and design. Noted modern artist Mark Grotjhan will be the guest speaker at Saturday’s event. Tickets range from $5-$10. 2 p.m.

May 31

8525 Garland Road Dallas, 75218 214-515-6500

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden— Oil and Cotton presents “Anthotype & Lumen Prints,” a beginnerfriendly class that invites exploration and experimentation – two elements that make exciting photography. Tickets range from $68-$75. Noon.

May 31

2538 Elm Street Dallas, 75226 469-941-4067

Capital L Arts and Entertainment — Board up your windows and get the shotguns because the dead will rise in Dallas. "Dallas Is Dead" is a zombie-themed art show featuring more than 30 local artists who have created unique, zombie-fied pieces of art including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and fashion. Zombie attire is encouraged! $10. 7 p.m.

May 31-June 1

5938 Skillman Street Dallas, TX 75231 214-978-0110

Dallas Children’s Theater — Rosewood Center for Family Arts — Discover the true meaning of friendship and life's everyday miracles when “Charlotte’s Web,” one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time, is brought to life. Tickets range from $13-$40. Show times vary. Fri 5/30

Picture of the Week In honor of its 10th anniversary, The Frontiers of Flight Museum at 6911 Lemmon Ave. is offering FREE admission from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Photo courtesy of The Frontiers of Flight Museum Send us a photo of your event on Facebook and it may be featured here!

Stephen Tobolowsky, b. 1951 Wynona Judd, b. 1964 Ruta Lee, b. 1936 Jennifer Ellison, b. 1983 1783 – 1st daily newspaper in U.S.: Philadelphia Evening Post.

Sat 5/31

Walt Whitman, b. 1819 Clint Eastwood, b. 1930 Joe Namath, b. 1943 Lea Thompson, b. 1961 Colin Farrell, b. 1976 1884 – Dr. J. H. Kellogg patented “flaked cereal.”

Sun 6/01

Marilyn Monroe, b. 1926 Andy Griffith, b. 1926 Morgan Freeman, b. 1937 Alanis Morissette, b. 1974 1938 – Superman debuted in 1st issue of Action Comics.

Mon 6/02

Jerry Mathers, b. 1948 Dana Carvey, b. 1955 Wayne Brady, b. 1972 Justin Long, b. 1978 1953 – Elizabeth II crowned Queen of England.

Tue 6/03

Josephine Baker, b. 1906 Tony Curtis, b. 1925 Larry McMurtry, b. 1936 Curtis Mayfield, b. 1942 1965 – Edward White became 1st American to “space walk:” from Gemini 4 capsule.

Wed 6/04

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, b. 1928 Bettina Gregory, b. 1946 Noah Wyle, b. 1971 Angelina Jolie, b. 1975 1984 – Bruce Springsteen released “Born in the USA.”

Thu 6/05

Bill Moyers, b. 1934 Laurie Anderson, b. 1947 Mark Wahlberg, b. 1971 1947 – Sec’y of State George Marshall outlined “The Marshall Plan” to rebuild Europe.

THEATER

Van Kleeck travels down Katy Trail to Theatre Three By Shari Goldstein Stern shari@katytrailweekly.com

While meandering down the Katy Trail after it converges with White Rock Trail, Marty Van Kleeck couldn’t be more excited about her journey. The Dallas theater veteran took on a new role in January as managing director for Theatre Three (T3) after seven years of managing the Bath House Cultural Center (Bath House). “I feel it is such a privilege to be a part of such an established and respected arts institution here in Dallas,” she said about her new post. According to T3’s founder and executive producer, Jac Alder, “Van Kleeck’s leadership grew the Bath House’s programming and attendance

to one of our most important venues for extraordinary theatre and exceptional visual arts.” “The Theatre Three Board agreed that Marty coming would accomplish several organizational goals, one of which is to have a new answer about leadership succession in case I should retire or, as it is delicately put, ‘get hit by a bus,’” Alder quipped. While managing the Bath House, Van Kleeck’s achievements included directing and broadening public awareness through marketing communications programs, while writing grant applications, managing the budget and funding and representing the Bath House with the City Council and nonprofit groups.

Alder added, “Marty’s in-depth experience as a producer, organizational manager and entrepreneur also satisfies Theatre Three’s appetite for expanded managerial responsibilities for someone already super-familiar with theatre artists in North Texas and with systems of arts support, both governmental and private.” Van Kleeck said that one reason she’s most excited about her new position is that since coming to Dallas in the 1980s, she always wanted to work there. “Of all the theaters here, I’d love to be at Theatre Three,” she said. She got her wish, and Van Kleeck’s first directing project was last month’s “Greater Tuna.” She is currently directing and

Photo by Enrique Fernandez

Bath House Cultural Center opened its One Thirty Matinees’ second season with “Wedding Belles.” Featured in the cast were Marty Van Kleeck, left, and Leslie Patrick, Pam MyersMorgan, Sandra Looney and Gene Raye Price. costuming B.J. Cleveland, Bradley Campbell, Gene Raye Price and the cast of “Shear Madness” at Theatre Too and the show’s a must see.

Price and Van Kleeck first worked together at the Granbury Opera House and continue at both T3 and the Bath House.

Van Kleeck is continuing to direct the Bath House’s One Thirty Matinee Series, which she created. The series doubled the center’s capacity from its opening curtain. The artist lived part of her childhood as an Army brat stationed in Belgium, until her father was transferred to Texas. She earned a BFA from TCU and then an MFA from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, she auditioned for Granbury Opera House’s first summer company, which was the beginning of a 30-year relationship with that theater. Over those years, she worked as an actor, business manager, costume designer and

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Nix, a 57 year-old volunteer from Plano, said he prepared for the walk with physical therapy sessions after his surgery and motivated himself by looking at a photo of his father, Cecil Nix, a U.S. Navy gunner’s mate, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. He dismissed any thoughts about not walking. “I told myself, what would the marines do? Terry Nix participates in military ceremonies on his motorcycle. They would get up and go whenever they were called. So exhaustion as he walked with his gratitude to a number of can you.” Then he added: “I determination. men and women in uniform can comfortably lay my head “Step, step, step, step. for their service. on a pillow at night, knowShow them that you care,” he His message to friends: ing we are not going to be repeated. “It was worth it.” attacked because of the sacriHe coped by stopping For the past seven years, fices our military has made.” often at a table where he was Nix has served in the Patriot Another reason to walk? given bottles of Gatorade. He Guard of North Texas, a Nix added, “Somebody has also kept a watchful eye on group of motorcyclists that to walk for the guys who no the first aid station, just in go to DFW International longer can.” case. Airport and participate in Nix said that the walk Nix returned home with military ceremonies when became difficult for him bean array of photographs the bodies of soldiers killed at cause the weather was hot that he promptly posted on war arrive. The bikers serve and humid. Nix, who also Facebook. He said he got as escorts for the hearses that has recovered from surgery some satisfaction from “paywill carry the soldiers’ caskets for a brain aneurysm, battled ing it forward” by expressing to their hometowns for burial.

bolsters our reputation as an educational organization.” “We are thrilled to have the Perot Museum come on board as a partner,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Cinema Ventures. “Not only will this partnership allow us to bring our films to Dallas, but the Perot Museum’s support will assist in our ongoing efforts to create engaging films for audiences here and around the world.” The summer film lineup includes “Pandas: The Journey Home 3D, presented by National Geographic,” “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” and “Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D.” The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas. For more information, visit perotmuseum.org.

YOUR STARS THIS WEEK By Stella Wilder

The coming week is likely to require of many individuals the reordering of priorities, rescheduling of appointments, reworking of schedules and rethinking of plans – much that was assumed applicable turns out to be wrong even as the first workday begins. There is an old adage about assumptions, and it is likely to be proven true as old ideas give way to new, more up-to-date, more accurate notions of all kinds. There are many benefits in the offing, but only to those who are willing to face what is undeniable and do what is necessary to align prevailing facts with nascent ideas. Forcing a square peg into a round hole is not going to work out as desired! Many conflicting emotions will arise, and those who are fooled – by themselves, most likely! – into thinking that feelings are more powerful than demonstrable reality will surely have a hard time of it. Those who accept the fact that reality is what it is can make much of what the week has to offer. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) This is a good week to go back to that project that was set aside some time ago. Right now, your ideas can yield much fruit. (June 7-June 20) – You're not likely to be the same person at

week's end as you were when it started. Trends prove powerful. CANCER (June 21-July 7) You know what lies under the camouflage, but are you brave enough to uncover it? Others are waiting for you to make a move. (July 8-July 22) – You're trying to make sense of something that, in fact, cannot be. It's time to get out of your head once again. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) Only those who have been in your shoes in the recent past will know with any accuracy what is going on with you. Trust them. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) – You're looking for a way to announce yourself, and the perfect method may soon present itself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) Travel is not likely to take you where you thought it would, but only because there is somewhere much better for you to go! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) – You're relying on something traditional and comfortable, but the new and untried is the better bet. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) You may not be seeing things as clearly as you might as the week opens, but a friend

gives you a jolt that changes everything. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) – You're waiting for something that a rival thinks will never come. Your patience is likely to pay off. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) You may not be able to get things done with any consistency until relatively late in the week, but, as they say, better late than never! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) – You're working closely with those who don't really understand your needs. It's time to clarify. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) Everyday affairs are likely to be overshadowed by something that is rare and impossible to ignore. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) – You've had someone on your mind for quite some time now. It's time to get in touch. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) Someone piques your curiosity toward the beginning of the week, and by the weekend, you'll almost surely know where this is going. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) – You will have to be more careful than ever to deliver the goods on time and in peak condition. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) You may be bored with the

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one iota. Never mind that the urban dwellers living near this big box will not have enough space to store one of The biggest news in those giant paper Dallas Real Estate towel bundles. is the head-scratchAnd never mind ing going on over that we are basion Central on the cally telling DART old ACS property. over at Cityplace Snapped up by to go “you know Trammell Crow, what itself.” No the company promone buys in bulk ised a mixed use and then hops on smorgasbord of Candace Evans a train with a few urban walk-ability giant bags. No, and living choices. this is not a “Not So who do they lease 100,000 in my back yard (NIMBY)” plus square feet to? They lease decision. This is a very poor to Walmart for a new Sam’s real estate decision for the Wholesale Club. city of Dallas. Never mind that there But the NIMBY’s are is a Sam’s about three miles hard at work Behind the away at Northwest Highway Pink Wall. At a neighborand Abrams. Never mind that hood meeting Tuesday, the this doesn’t fit in with the folks who do not want to see City’s Forward Dallas plan Candace@CandysDirt.com

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a luxury apartment complex with snazzy underground parking go up at Preston and Northwest Highway voiced concerns that their property values would decrease because of a graduated six-story complex. Give me a break! Photos courtesy of Karen Wagner, The Premier Property Group Pretty soon all these developers are going On the porch and in the kitchen of this $3.6 million dollar home in Watercolor Beach Club, Fla. to flip Dallas the the Watercolor Beach Club, Asking is now $3,600,000. landscape along the lake. You bird and head north, kind of which has two pools. Plus my That’s all it takes to have a get formals — which means like Toyota did. favorite — just lay out at the family compound getaway on flip-flops (no bare feet) — and Speaking of birds, it is beach, with the ocean in the the west coast of Florida! a family room designed to almost June and time to get background. The classical proporbring you relief from the heat. your vacation home in order. This elegant home has a tions and sophisticated Then there is a huge kitchen Once the Wright Amendment touch of sophistication, but modern lines you see are the with every amenity and a goes “bye-bye” in October, it was designed to be a large, work of Bates & Corkern screened-in porch breakfast we will be able to climb onto casual family compound. Architects and designer Liz room. a Southwest Air Lines flight Built in 2007, the home has Hand Woods of Birmingham, Coffee. On that porch. at Love Field and get to Santa 4,433 square feet and four Alabama. The three-story Priceless. Rosa Beach via Panama City, bedrooms, four full and two home embraces outdoor livCandysDirt.com is Fla. in less than two hours. I half baths, to house everyone ing. The front porch presents the only blog in Dallas for am so ready! plus the kitchen sink. Most a traditional welcome to the the truly Real-Estate obLocated in the heart of street, but the moment you sessed! Named by National Watercolor, 401 Western Lake beach homes in this neck of the woods have twin beds in walk inside it’s a contemAssociation of Real Estate Drive skirts Western Lake as many rooms as possible to porary world with natural, Editors as the BEST Real and is less than a five minfit in more sleepers. beach-washed finishes. A Estate Blog in the country, ute walk to the beach. If you And the listing agent, sliding barn door introduces we celebrate Real Estate know Watercolor, you know the breezeway and a private every single day! Sign up at all there is to do there: kayak- Karen Wagner, who once courtyard with a pool. All is CandysDirt.com to get the lating, paddle boarding, fishing, lived in Dallas, tells me the home has been reduced! tucked within a lush natural est real estate news delivered! shops and restaurants, plus

FITNESS ON THE KATY TRAIL

Two brutal workouts

By Rob Lord

It's the perfect time to train outdoors in Dallas. And Katy Trail is the perfect place to do it. The key to having great workouts on the trail, or anywhere else, is measuring your performance and improving it. You will need a watch and something to keep a record of your workouts. You can use your smart phone or just keep a small notebook in your car. Both of these workouts are great cardio, but they focus on different muscle groups. Perform these workouts three days per week and never on consecutive days. Alternate between the two workouts. For example, during your first week you could perform the Leg Blaster workout on Monday and Friday and the Abs and Arms workout on Wednesday. The next week you would complete the Abs and Arms workout Monday and Friday and the Leg Blaster workout on Wednesday. Leg Blaster. This is the most brutal workout of the two. If you are looking for a outdoor workout that can seriously shape your legs and

burn hundreds of calories, this is it! Location: Reverchon Park (the big concrete overlook near mile marker 2 on the trail) Duration: 30-40 minutes Muscles Trained: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, and Calves. 1. Warm-up with four minutes of progressively faster running (first minute: slow, second minute: light jog, Rob Lord third minute: fast jog, fourth minute: as fast as you can maintain for the minute). Recover for two minutes. 2. Hill Sprints, 30 seconds each. At Reverchon Park, using the big hill that leads to the Katy Trail. Start at the bottom of the concrete path at the base hill. Start your stopwatch when you start running and go as far up the hill as possible in 30 seconds. DO NOT RESET your watch. Walk back to the bottom. Every three minutes, start another 30-second sprint. Repeat four to eight times. Record number of sprints completed and estimated distance covered each sprint. 3. Jumping Lunges. This is an advanced movement that not everyone can do. Start slow with your hand on a rail for balance. The idea is start in a lunge position and

jump straight up and switch legs in mid-air. Both feet leave the ground at the same time in the advanced version. Complete as many reps as possible in 30 seconds, rest one minute and repeat three times. Record total reps. 4. One legged calve raises. Complete as many reps as possible for 30 seconds on your left leg followed by as many reps as possible for 30 seconds on your right leg. Repeat for three minutes without rest. Record total reps. Abs and Arms. For each of the exercise you are going to use the Tabata timing method. Tabata, named after a Japanese exercise scientist, simply means you work for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat for eight total intervals. This adds up to a total of four minutes per exercise. In addition to your watch and notebook, you will need a small towel (dish towel sized) for this workout. Location: Anywhere on the trail with room to do some sit-ups and push-ups Duration: 34 minutes Muscle trained: Abdominals, pectorals, deltoids and triceps. 1. Tabata Push-ups. Find a flat spot that is out of the way of the cyclists. Fold up a small towel and place under your knees. Perform your tabata interval push-ups and record total reps. Don’t be surprised if you can only do

a few reps per twenty second interval! Rest one minute. 2. Tabata sit-ups. Place the folded towel under your tail bone. Perform the sit-ups with the soles of your feet together. Touch the ground behind your head, then throw your arms forward and touch your toes. Record total reps. Rest one minute. 3. Tabata Sprints. Simply run in one direction for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, then run back the other direction for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, etc. Record the estimated distance covered each sprint. Rest one minute. 4. Take a four minute break and repeat the entire sequence again. Start slow and make steady, measurable gains. Remember, whatever you want to do better, measure it, then ask your body to do a little more each week. Rob Lord is the owner and head trainer at The AlphaProject.org. He can be reached at 214-557-1588.

Ebby House to help thousands By Shelia Huffman Dallas real estate icon Ebby Halliday Acers cut the ribbon last Wednesday afternoon at the dedication of “The Ebby House,” a new innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out Photo courtesy of Shelia Huffman of foster care. Senior Co-Pastor Dr. Debbie The facility is openChisolm and Ebby Halliday Acres. ing at Juliette Fowler Communities in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas. Fowler Communities is the only intergenerational residential community in Dallas, providing a loving, Christian environment to senior citizens (those living independently or in need of assistance) as well as long and short-term rehabilitation care, foster care residences for children under 18 and now the newly constructed Ebby House for young ladies. Every year, about 1,500 young women age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House program seeks to reverse that negative trend by offering them a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant adults before having to face the challenges of the world on their own. Attending the ribbon cutting to help commemorate the occasion and to celebrate Halliday’s legendary efforts to empower women were several members of Dallas’ Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where Halliday is a longtime member. She and her late husband, Maurice Acers, were married at Central Christian Church on Easter Sunday in 1965. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests had the opportunity to tour The Ebby House.

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HISTORY ON THE KATY TRAIL

The developing story of developing Cityplace By Wayne Swearingen

University Park were created and began to grow along with the other areas of Dallas. Cityplace is an area of In 1911, Southern Dallas that is a short distance north of the Central Business Methodist University was created in University District. Loosely Park. SMU helped defined, Cityplace to pull developis bounded on the ment further and west by the Katy further north. Trail and Turtle In the 1950s, Creek, on the east as automobile by Lafayette Street use was explodand bisected by ing after World North Central War II, the state Expressway and of Texas underHaskell Avenue Wayne Swearingen took to construct east and west. one of the first The core area “freeways” in the state. It of Cityplace is composed of was known as North Central 160 acres of land assembled Expressway US Highway 75. in the early 1980s by The This Freeway ultimately conSouthland Corporation nected downtown Dallas with (7-Eleven stores). Many conthe Oklahoma border near sider the assembly the largDenison. est urban land assemblage The creation of North undertaken completely with Central Expressway set the private funds. stage for the future growth In the early part of the of the area near Downtown 1800s, the city of Dallas Dallas and ultimately led to was founded on the norththe creation of the Cityplace ern banks of the Trinity area. River. Initially, the city was In the 1960s, The huddled by the river and for Southland Corporation, many miles to the north the founded by the Thompson “Blackland Prairie Land” Family, was a rapidly growing which was used extensively national company that had for cotton farming. essentially created the idea As the city began to of the convenience store. The grow in earnest, the residenrapid explosion of automotial growth proceeded north bile use after WW II created from the banks of the Trinity a need for fast efficient places River. Growth generally folfor people to buy groceries. lowed the Turtle Creek and 7-Eleven became a public White Rock Creek waterconglomerate listed on the sheds, both of which run more or less north and south. New York Stock Exchange and continued to grow. In The Katy Railroad left the late 1960s, the company, the downtown area and which had been founded in proceeded north following a small icehouse in the Oak the Turtle Creek watershed. Cliff, needed to consolidate its In modern times, the rail management and office needs. right-of-way became the first 7-Eleven bought proplengthy urban park in Dallas: erty at the northeast corner the Katy Trail. of Haskell and North Central In the 1890s, a large area Expressway. A new high-rise of what was then “North headquarters was constructed Dallas” was platted for single along with other facilities family housing development. The lots were modest in needed by the company. In August of 1972, I left size and in most cases small Henry S. Miller Company wooden frame homes were and set sail with my first combuilt. These homes, many of pany venture, The Swearingen which survive to this day, Company (brokerage). served the so-called middle During the latter part of the income families. Larger, 1970s, I was asked to consult more expensive homes began with the Thompsons who to rise along Ross Avenue, wanted to build a much larger Turtle Creek Boulevard and headquarters for 7-Eleven; the Swiss Avenue area. where to build, how big, floor In the early 1900s, the configuration, etc. Henry S. cities of Highland Park and

YAPPY TALK By Mary Spencer

bought the original 7-Eleven headquarters buildings on the northeast corner of Haskell Avenue and Central Expressway, where they took over the data processing for 7-Eleven and other ACS clients. In the early 1990s 7-Eleven, under pressure from so-called corporate raiders, was forced to execute a leveraged buyout to protect the company from an unfriendly takeover. Shortly after the leveraged buyout was completed, virtually every other company in America that sold gasoline decided to restructure their gas stations and create convenience stores. Where once 7-Eleven had been almost the only convenience store chain in America, suddenly, almost overnight, the company was overwhelmed with competition from many of the largest and best financed companies in existence at the time, namely all the big oil companies. The convenience store business had now gone main stream and was changed forever. The result of these changes forced 7-Eleven into bankruptcy due to the heavy debt load from the leveraged

buyout and the resulting dramatic drop in sales and revenue due to the increased competition. The bankrupt company was sold to its largest area licensee, the company that operated all the 7-Eleven stores in Japan. Also, as part of the bankruptcy, the land which was known as Cityplace was sold at a substantial discount to create a tax loss that was needed by the company. In 1990, I left The Swearingen Company and formed Barclay Commercial Group, with offices in The Crescent. Soon after that, a long-time friend, moved his small brokerage operation in with me. I was familiar with the new players who would control the fire sale of the remaining 150 acres of undeveloped Cityplace land. We teamed up and brokered the 150 acres to a Fort Worth investment group for a reported $24,000,000. From 1991 through today, this group, embarked on a successful 23 year program of master planning, re-zoning, and selling land to developers. Most recent sales topped $100 per square foot for the land. The 42-story Tower at Cityplace has recently been

purchased by Florida based Parmenter Realty Partners, which is in the planning stages of development of their surrounding land. Plans could include multifamily, hotel and retail. The land can support over 600,000 square feet of additional development with a height limit of 175 feet. Over 30 percent of the office tenants and nearby residents now use DART and the McKinney Avenue Trolley. So, the area platted in 1890 as a small single-family residential area has become one of the most important areas for development in the City of Dallas. The vision of the Thompson Family has changed much over the past 30 plus years, but the quality of the developments have continued to improve and adapt to the changing times. Cityplace has taken its place as a very important part of the real estate fabric of Dallas. Wayne Swearingen, CRE, is a principle at Glacier Commercial Real Estate and lives adjacent to the Katy Trail. Contact him at wswearingen@glaciercommercial.com.

Academy classmates meet 70 years later William M. “Tuck” Huey and Fred Wiedemann both entered the U. S. Naval Academy in the same class at Annapolis six months after Pearl Harbor. They graduated as officers shortly before the end of World War II, both eager to serve their country. They lived near each other at the Academy but were not to meet for nearly 70 years. They shared common threads of family and service — both met their future wives in Maryland — but their stories diverged from there. They embarked on two very different courses that brought them full circle. Destined, it seems, to meet. Little would they know it would be at Photo by Judy Hillier Belmont Village Senior Living in Turtle Flo Wiedemann and Jean Huey (front), and Creek. Fred Wiedemann and Tuck Huey swap war As civilians, their lives continued to stories after serving in the Navy during WWII take different paths. Huey chose to work 70 years ago and reconnecting at Belmont in the aerospace industry. He and his wife Village in Turtle Creek. Jean have lived in 29 homes in 13 states during the course of their marriage. Wiedemann, and wife Flo, remained in Dallas for the next 72 years as a chartered financial consultant with a focus on corporate consultancy and a side interest in land development. He retired twice. Both men felt great pride in serving their country and say they feel privileged to have contributed to the safety of United States citizens. They now live on the same floor at Belmont Village — two Naval officers whose lives were changed in Annapolis. — Marie Dean

Neighborhood volunteers are on 'animal alert'

a second chance at a loving home. Microchips are critical The Dallas City Animal in getting a lost pet home, Shelter can proudly boast as well as tags. However, more than a 30 percent higher tags often come off, leaving live release rate the pet unidentifiduring the last few able to any stranger years. As chairwomwho finds it. Since a an of the Animal lost pet can’t talk or Shelter Commission, share its home adI believe that is a dress, many end up HUGE accomplishin places we would ment and one that, never want our pet to as a citizen of Dallas experience. and an avid pet The perfect scelover, I am extremenario for a lost pet Mary Spencer is to find his or her ly proud of. Often when I share this owner before it ever information, I invariably get makes it to the shelter. asked what constitutes a live One of the most successrelease rate. ful ways of ensuring that lost Adoption, transfer to one pets within a neighborhood of the shelter’s more than 100 return home is a neighboranimal welfare partners, or hood lost and found pet redemption to the owner are program. the three ways that animals One of the most successleave the city shelter alive. ful models for the various Adoption and transfer programs I studied is Forest are both fairly easy to underHills and Little Forest Hills, stand. The third, redemption two neighborhoods separated to an owner, seems simple merely by one street — not a enough. boundary a lost pet would be However, most people aware of. Therefore, these two are shocked by the number neighborhood areas banded of lost pets that enter the together to create Animal shelter daily, unchipped with Alert, founded by a local anino collar or tags, never to be mal advocate and extremely reclaimed by their owners. busy woman — Maeleska These pets must rely upon Fletes from Little Forest Hills, adoption or transfer to get under the guidance of Andi

mary@petopia4paws.com

Miller, Jr. and Harwood K. Smith (HKS founder) were at some of the earlier meetings. One day in 1979, I was asked to join the Thompson table at the Chateau Restaurant, now the site of Chateau Plaza building in Uptown. The decision had been made to build a tower of over one million square feet and assemble surrounding land for development. “Not just a little land, Wayne,” John Thompson said. “We want to buy up all the land just east of our current building and all the way to Turtle Creek.” “Great, let us do your land assembly,” I said. “I have the perfect broker to head it up.” In 1979, 7-Eleven gave the land assembly assignment to The Swearingen Company which in turn gave the task to C. King Laughlin, at the time a broker with the company. Secrecy to protect the integrity of the assembly was a primary goal of the assignment from the outset. The targeted area would come to encompass over 160 acres of land, the majority of which was occupied by all types of real estate, including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, churches, condominiums and single-family homes. There were over 1000 individually owned tracts that were all purchased with insured fee title over a period of five years. The secrecy surrounding the assembly was uncompromised for over four years and when the story finally broke, there were so few properties remaining to purchase that there was no adverse effect on the assembly. When completed, the total value of Cityplace exceeded $350,000,000, all land owned in fee and free of debt. 7-Eleven hired the architect Araldo Cossutta of New York to first conceive a master plan for the entire property and then to design the company’s new 42-story headquarters building. The 1,200,000 square-foot building, which exists today, was completed in the early 1990s at a cost of over $400,000,000 and occupied 100 percent by 7-Eleven. Soon afterward, ACS

Comini from Forest Hills. Animal Alert is in constant 24/7 contact with area neighborhoods. Through their combined efforts, more than 300 hundred dogs and cats have made it back home safely. “Our Animal Alert mission is to reunite lost pets with their families,” Fletes said. “In many neighborhoods, when a beloved family pet becomes lost, there is nowhere to turn except to the city shelter.” “Our Animal Alert volunteers all live right here in the neighborhood and provide residents the opportunity to get the word out fast when a pet escapes the confines of home. Pet registration is the first step. Forms are available via email and on the registration page, complete with pictures. The goal is to get every pet owner in a designated neighborhood registered into our Animal Alert system.” The system is successful, because Fletes receives phone calls or texts constantly regarding a lost or found pet — and because she knows her neighbors and their pets. I marvel at her ability to know which neighborhood dogs

two neighborhoods. Along with the many daily phone calls regarding lost or found pets, her constant posting on Facebook provides up-to-date information about any unclaimed animal in the area. A typical Facebook posting might read, “Miss Bernie was running loose at St. Bernard school parking lot. Many neighbors Photos courtesy of Mary Spencer tried to catch her, but I was successful by using a trap. are able to unlock their gates, “Afterward, I reescape from their yards or ceived many calls about this just enjoy a leisurely stroll super sweet Pit-Bull mix that through the streets visiting likes to run and be chased. friends on a regular basis. Clearly a case of abandonFletes also knows the habits ment, Miss Bernie is availof the pet parents, out of town able through DFW Furgotten trips planned and the unique Friends. She is spayed, up to traits that make their dog or date on shots and currently cat tick. being treated for heartworm For the ones that end through donated funds from up dumped in the area, she the neighborhoods.” jumps on these situations It is obvious that Fletes immediately, either finding takes the LFH Animal Alert to a foster home for the abanthe highest level of customer doned animal or placing it service provided by any lostwithin one of the many resand-found pet group. cue groups she supports. In Fletes and I began our other words, Fletes throws work together as fellow Animal 110 percent of her energy into Shelter Commission members Animal Alert, making it a back in 2010, when she was point to not only “know” the chosen by Councilmember registered neighborhood pets, Sheffie Kadane to represent but also to understand the District 9. For the last decade, complexity of lost, found and she has been active in several abandoned animals within of the area’s most recognized

and respected animal welfare and rescue organizations. In the process, several animals have found their forever home in the Fletes’ residence. As if all this is not enough, she currently serves as Board President of DCAP, an organization dedicated to bringing the community together to save lives. Through her involvement with DCAP, she chairs the HSUS Pets for Life Outreach program in south Dallas, which provides resources to low-income pet owners. In 2013, Fletes was awarded the East Lake Pet Orphanage prestigious John LaBella Award for her continued and outstanding service in animal welfare. A small-business owner and web designer, she enjoys spending time at her new home with her best friend and animal lover, Nick Shannon. In order for any neighborhood animal alert program to be successful, it definitely takes a truly dedicated individual such as Fletes. That, along with the support of the neighborhood, creates a model for successfully reuniting pets with their owners and finding others homes.


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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Crowds embrace Mario's Salvadoran flavor

By Sara Newberry We started visiting Mario’s on Lemmon back in 2011, when it was still Mario Sabino’s. We were worried about them at that point, because it seemed like no matter what time we visited, the place was empty. Cut to 2014, and the place, now just called Mario’s, is a neighborhood favorite. At dinner, at lunch, at brunch, the tables are full. I’m thrilled that they are still around, because Mario’s is my go-to when I crave Salvadoran food. If you’re not familiar, the best place to start is with the Mario’s Sampler, a selection of traditional Salvadoran dishes. The most well-known is the pupusa, which is similar to a quesadilla but with thicker masa cakes in place of the tortillas, and the filling is less cheese-oriented. They are still rich but are served with a slightly spicy cabbage slaw called curtido. Also on the plate you’ll find a chicken tamale, but it is much softer than a Mexican tamale and is steamed in a banana leaf instead of a corn husk. The banana leaf lends the masa a pleasing piney flavor. I don’t like bananas (it’s a

Photo by Sara Newberry

The Mario's Sampler offers several different Salvadoran favorites. texture thing), but I crave the plantains at Mario’s. Their caramelized mild sweetness goes perfectly with the black beans on the plate. Fried yucca (similar to a potato) and chicharrones (fried hunks of pork) round out the plate. In the mood for Mexican or Tex Mex? Mario’s excels there as well. My husband loves their

Guiso de Puerco. This slowcooked pork stew is spicy and flavorful, the perfect dish if you’re hungry for something really substantial. No less satisfying (but not as heavy) is the Camarones de Mojo or Mojo Shrimp. Mojo is a garlicky citrus sauce that is perfect on shrimp. My shrimp were a little overcooked, but the flavors

were right on. Rice and grilled vegetables completed the plate, making for a relatively healthy meal. I also love the Carne Flameada. It may not still be aflame when it arrives at the table, but it still arrived fresh from the grill and covered in a generous amount of grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms all covered with melted cheese. I chose chicken for

TRAIL TO GOOD HEALTH

Improving nutrition awareness, one step at a time

By Megan Lyons

content, calorie labeling and daily values. It is no secret that the The change in serving most nutritious, energizsize labeling is likely to be the ing, and restorative most impactful: gone food comes without will be the frustrata label; however, ing math equations most of us end up needed to figure out relying on some nutrition content of type of packaged or a package containing processed food at an obscure fraction times. For this reaof servings or a bag son, it is important with servings only to consider the FDA’s Megan Lyons listed in an unfamilproposed changes to iar unit. Now, the the Nutrition Facts labeling will be clearlabel (released at the end of er (for example, the “Amount February) and voice our com- per Serving” label will change ments and concerns during to “Amount per Cup” or other the 90-day “open comment appropriate measure). In adperiod” ending June 2, 2014. dition, the FDA proposes a The major changes come requirement that serving sizes in five areas: serving sizes, should reflect the amount added sugars, revised nutrient that most Americans actually

eat, rather than the amount they should eat. Added sugars will be called out for the first time under proposed labeling to reflect the dramatically different nutritional properties that naturally occurring and added sugars have. This sends an important cautionary message, in an age where most Americans get far too much added sugar in their daily diets. Potassium and Vitamin D contents would be required on the Nutrition Facts label for the first time, due to recent research showing that Americans are broadly deficient in these two nutrients. This is a helpful step, although the addition comes at the expense of two other important nutrients, Vitamins A and C. Calorie labels will change in two ways: first, the total calories per serving will stand out in a more prominent fashion, which can be helpful for those needing to stick to a strict calorie limit for medical reasons, but also may detract focus from the broader nutritional quality of the food. Second, the “calories from fat” will be eliminated; as the government recognizes that the type of fat is far more

important than the overall fat content. Finally, the percentage of Daily Values (%DV) column will switch from the far right side of the label to the far left side, calling attention to the idea that each food serving contributes to an overall balanced diet. While this is a helpful step, it is safe to assume that most Americans do not keep a running tally for each nutrient in their minds, so the potential impact is questionable. Overall, the changes are a step in the right direction and may help contribute to the growing awareness of nutrition in our increasingly struggling society. It will be interesting to follow which of the proposed changes are passed, how quickly manufacturers adapt to the changes and how the public responds in terms of selecting the most nutritious food options. Megan Lyons is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach in Uptown. She provides one-on-one health coaching, helping individuals achieve their ultimate health and happiness. For a free initial consultation, contact her at 214-803-1298, or visit her website, www.thelyonsshare.org.

mine, and it was smoky from the grill and perfectly tender and juicy. The whole menu is available at brunch on the weekends, but if you’re in the mood for something more breakfast-y, they’ve got you covered. You’ll find standard choices such as omelets, huevos rancheros and breakfast tacos. We chose the Chilaquiles, or eggs with tortilla strips and melted cheese. The eggs were perfectly cooked, but the whole dish was a little bland and needed salt. Next time we’ll choose the Machacado (eggs with shredded beef). Service is friendly and attentive. Your glass or chip bowl will not go empty for long (if at all). I’m thrilled that the crowd has embraced Mario’s — it seems that all too often places I really like don’t make it. I can’t wait to go back! Mario’s Mexican and Salvadoran 5404 Lemmon Avenue Dallas, TX 75209 (214) 599-9744 mariosrestaurantdallas.com Sunday – Thursday 11 am. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday 11 am. – 11 p.m.

New Italian restaurant opens on Preston Road From Staff Reports Dallas has a new Italian restaurant, Cucina Neighborhood Italian. It opened Tuesday for lunch, and dinner will be served beginning on Thursday. Cucina is located at 8411 Preston Rd. in the Park Cities. The restaurant has two floors, two bars, two outside patios and two spacious dining rooms as well as a semiprivate dining room upstairs.

Photo courtesy of Cucina restaurant

“At Cucina, we wanted to create an environment that would serve as a meeting point, where friends and families gather to relax and indulge their love of food while enjoying a casual atmosphere with attentive and professional service,” Ben Crosland, owner and partner in Cucina Neighborhood Italian Restaurant, said. The menu at the familyfriendly Cucina is rustic Italian featuring pizzas, pastas and grilled fare.

ODDS AND ENDS Dates worth knowing for the coming week May 30 - Water a Flower Day May 31 - National Macaroon Day May 31 - Save Your Hearing Day

May 31 - World No Tobacco Day June 1 - Flip a Coin Day June 2 - National Bubba Day June 2 - National Rocky Road Day June 3 - Repeat Day

June 4 - Applesauce Cake Day June 4 - Hug Your Cat Day June 4 - Old Maid's Day


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Our Favorite Restaurants American – Homestyle Bubba’s Cooks Country 617 Hillcrest ................... 214-373-6527 Char Bar 2026 Greenville Ave. ..... 214-826-8800 Asian – Japanese – Sushi Gui Korean & Japanese Bistro 2719 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-720-9229 Rice & Wheat Asian Cuisine We serve Pho, Thai & Sushi. No MSG. Vegan section available. Open: Mon-Sat: 11 am – 9 pm. Happy Hours: Mon-Sat: 4 – 7 pm… half-price sushi. 4906 Maple Ave. ........... 469-547-2614 Rock & Roll Sushi 6109 Berkshire Ln. ........ 214-987-1966 Sushi Kyoto II 6429 Hillcrest Ave. ........ 214-520-9991 Sushi Zushi 3636 McKinney, #150 ... 214-522-7253 WaiWai Kitchen – Sushi, Noodles 4315 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-520-8868 Bakery  Donuts  Ice Cream Einstein Bros. Bagels 3827 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-526-5221 Fluellen Cupcakes 6030 Luther Ln., #150 ... 469-248-0856 Highland Park Soda Fountain 3229 Knox St. ................. 214-521-2126 Marble Slab Creamery 3001 Knox St., #103 ....... 214-219-0300 6130 Berkshire Ln. ......... 214-369-5566 Mojo Donuts 6522 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-357-5154 Mustang Donuts 6601 Hillcrest Ave. ........ 214-363-4878 The Original Cupcakery 2222 McKinney, #230 .... 214-855-0003 Paciugo 3699 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-219-2665 Pokey O’s 3034 Mockingbird .......... 214-987-1200 Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery 6055 Sherry Ln. ............. 214-730-0049 Yummy Donuts 4355 Lovers Ln. ............. 214-520-7680 Bar-B-Q Aloha Hawaiian Barbecue 5601 Lemmon, A-1 ......... 214-521-8868 Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue 3125 Inwood Rd. ........... 214-350-9445 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2324 McKinney Ave. ..... 469-248-3149 2525 Wycliff, #130 ......... 214-780-0999

Katy Trail Ice House 3127 Routh St. ...............214-468-0600 Peggy Sue Bar-B-Q 6600 Snider Plaza .......... 214-987-9188 Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que 1820 W. Mockingbird .....214-352-2752 Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse 5519 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-351-2024 Breakfast and/or Lunch Bailey’s Cafe 2525 Inwood Rd., #123 . 214-350-9445 Crossroads Diner Delicious made-from-scratch comfort food for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy Melt-inyour mouth buttermilk pancakes, signature Sticky Buns, creamy Mac & Cheese, savory meatloaf, memorable Quiches, and so much more! Texas Monthly says, “Best Breakfast.” Open: Tue – Sun: 7 am – 2 pm. 8121 Walnut Hill ............ 214-346-3491 Two Sisters 3111-C Monticello .......... 214-526-1118 Burgers, Deli & Sandwiches Ball’s Hamburgers 4343 N.W. Hwy. ............. 214-352-2525 Burger House 6913 Hillcrest .................. 214-361-0370 Burger Island 4422-B Lemmon Ave. .... 214-443-0015 Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop 6112 Luther Ln. .............. 972-218-0961 Goff’s Hamburgers 6401 Hillcrest .................. 214-520-9133 Great American Hero 4001 Lemmon Ave. ........ 214-521-2070 Hopdoddy Burger Bar 6030 Luther Ln., #100 ... 214-363-2337 Hunky’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers 3930 Cedar Springs ....... 214-522-1212 Jake’s Hamburgers 2702 McKinney, #101 .... 214-754-8001 Jersey Mike’s Subs 3001 Knox St. ................. 214-520-7827 5301 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-350-7611 Ketchup Burger Bar 3028 N. Hall St, #179 .... 214-265-9911 McAlister’s Deli 4235 W. N.W. Hwy.......... 214-357-3354 Mooyah Burger 6713 W. N.W. Hwy. ....... 214-987-2666 New York Sub 3411 Asbury Ave. ........... 214-522-1070 Smashburger 4235 W. NW Hwy, #100 . 972-220-1222 Snuffer’s 8411 Preston Rd, #112 . 214-265-9911

Subway 6935 Hillcrest ................. 214-444-9068 Village Burger – West Village 3699 McKinney .............. 214-443-9998 Cafeteria Highland Park Cafeteria 9540 Garland Rd, #300 .. 214-324-5000 Cajun Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 3520 Oak Lawn .............. 214-521-4700 Chinese Howard Wang’s China Grill 3223 Lemmon Ave. ........ 214-954-9558 4343 N.W. Hwy, #345 ..... 214-366-1606 Szechuan Chinese Rest. 4117 Lemmon Ave. ........ 214-521-6981 Wang’s Chinese Cafe 6033 Luther Ln. ............... 214-265-1688 Coffee & Specialties Drip Coffee Co. 4343 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-599-7800 Oak Lawn Coffee 2720 Oak Lawn .............. 214-219-5511 Starbucks 3216 Knox St. ................ 214-520-2273 4343 W. NW Hwy. ......... 214-654-0704 Eclectic Angela’s Cafe 7979 Inwood Rd. ............ 214-904-8122 Black-Eyed Pea 3857 Cedar Springs ...... 214-521-4580 8220 Westchester .......... 214-361-5979 Breadwinners 5560 W. Lovers, #260 ... 214-351-3339 Bridges Bistro 921 N. Riverfront Blvd. .. 214-740-1985 Buzzbrews 4334 Lemmon Ave. ....... 972-521-4334 Café Brazil 6420 N. Central Exwy. .. 214-691-7791 Café Express 3230 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-965-0033 5600 W. Lovers, #109 ... 214-352-2211 Dick’s Last Resort 2211 N. Lamar, #100 ..... 214-747-0001 Dish 4123 Cedar Springs ...... 214-522-3474 Eden Rest. & Pastries 4416 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 972-267-3336 Good Eats 3888 Oak Lawn .............. 214-522-2387 Hooters 2201 N. Lamar ............... 214-979-9464 Mama’s Daughters’ Diner 2014 Irving Blvd. ............ 214-742-8646 Peak Wood-Fired Grille 6131 Luther Ln. .............. 214-361-6984 Pop Diner 3600 McKinney .............. 214-599-8980 Stoneleigh P 2926 Maple Ave. ............ 214-871-2346

KOLER cont'd from page 1 adventurous journey. It seems that Koler loved scooters and motorcycles as early as he can remember. As a little kid, he started making motorcycles out of bikes, so naturally the neighbors dubbed him “Michael Motorcycle.” Koler moved to Dallas with Chicago’s Vidal Sassoon’s new salon downtown. When he started at Sassoon in Chicago, he said, “I didn’t know you could cut hair like that.” He was a Vidal Sassoon-trained stylists, using unique Feng Shui haircutting principles. After Dallas’ Sassoon

Salon, the skilled stylist made some other stops before idling in front of an empty space on Travis Street. He said, “While driving in the neighborhood, I heard a voice that said, ‘Turn the corner and you’ll see your new shop.’” After he knocked on the door, he knew immediately this would be Michael Motorcycle Salon. Over the years, he’s corrected countless people who tried to call it, “Michael’s Motorcycle Salon.” Next thing he knew he was moving into the space with what he brought from Chicago: one mirror, one chair and a little station to set stuff on. “The neighborhood wasn’t in great shape then, 34 years ago, but it’s fast becoming Dallas’ own Rodeo Drive, with Beverly Hills not far behind.” Today the shop’s interior is designed in shabby chic, Queen Anne, modern, antique, Neoclassical English and Art Nouveau plus any other styles that qualify for “eclectic.” On a recent visit with Koler, he waxed philosophical: “The mind is a pool and when you throw in a

Indian Masala Wok 6106 Luther Ln. ............. 469-232-9390 Irish Pub Black Friar 2621 McKinney, Ste A .. 214-953-0599 Renfield’s Corner 2603-A Routh St. ........... 214-397-0300 Italian & Pizza California Pizza Kitchen 8411 Preston Rd. .......... 214-750-7067 Farnatchi Pizza & Wine 3001 Knox St. ................ 214-219-7200 Italia Express 4000 Cedar Springs ...... 214-521-3300 Holy Ravioli 4446 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-696-3993 La Gourmet Pizza 2709 McKinney .............. 214-981-9337 Lover’s Pizza & Pasta Grill 5605 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-353-0509 Mimi’s Pizzeria 6807 W. N.W. Hwy. ....... 972-215-7290 Neo Pizza Napoletana by Olivella’s 2340 Victory Park Ln. .... 214-522-9898 Penne Pomodoro 6815 Snider Plaza ......... 214-373-9911 Rocco’s Uptown Pizza & Pasta 2717 Howell St. ............. 214-871-9207 Sal’s Pizza Rest. 2525 Wycliff ................... 214-522-1828 Villa-O Rest. 4514 Travis, #132 ......... 214-707-3848 Zini’s Pizzeria 4001 Cedar Springs ...... 214-599-2600 Latin American La Duni Latin Kitchen & Baking Studio 4264 Oak Lawn Ave....... 214-520-6888 Zaguan Latin Cafe 2604 Oak Lawn Ave.. ..... 214-219-8393 Meals To Go – Catering The Festive Kitchen – Snider Plaza 3404 Rosedale Ave.. ...... 214-520-6888 My Fit Foods 6100 Luther Ln. ............. 214-360-7569 Short Stop – Food To Go 6918 Snider Plaza .......... 214-360-0311 Mediterranean Baboush 3636 McKinney, #160 .... 214-559-0707 Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill 3001 Knox St., #110 ..... 214-528-1800 Grip Mediterranean Grill 6030 Luther Ln., #140 ... 214-484-3406 Zoe’s Kitchen 6800 Snider Plaza ......... 214-987-1020 Mexican & Tex-Mex

French La Madeleine Country French Cafe 3606 Lemmon, #110 ..... 214-521-0183 Rise No 1 Salon de Souffle 5360 W. Lovers, #220 ... 214-366-9900

Campuzano Mexican Food New Oak Lawn spot. A "phenomenal" hangout w/ open air bar seating, intimate patio. Great food made fresh daily. TexMex favorites with a few twists to satisfy your cravings. Solid bar with the drinks you’re looking for. Brunch: Sat-Sun with bottomless Mimosas! Wi-Fi and charging ports! Open: Sun-Th: 11-10; F-Sat: 11-11. 2618 Oak Lawn ............ 214-526-0100

pebble – a thought – it causes ripples that cover the whole pond. In my case, it is like a boulder has hit the pond.” The quirky Koler tells about the time he awoke wet all over from the break in his water bed. The lesson that taught him, he said; “I surrender. I’ll go with the flow.” He’s recognized around the country as the curly hair specialist. Janis Joplin, with her curls was one of his clients for years. He has some clients who’ve been with him almost 35 years. When Koler did hair at Dallas’ Republican Convention, he was invited to close his shop and move to Washington D.C., but he resisted. “With the choices I’ve made, my life is mostly mistakes,” he mused. At one time the talented professional was styling Kim Dawson and Tanya Blair models. He said he didn’t cut men’s hair until some gave him $10 tip, so he started doing men’s hair with vigor. Now he’s experienced with styling men’s hair in addition to women’s. The Master Barber styles flat tops, Rockabilly cuts and individualized cuts for men. Being interested in improving the neighborhood, he formed a steering committee including the neighborhood and homeowners association presidents to encourage drawing businesses into the area, like the high-end restaurants that have moved in and to pay attention to annoyances like speed bumps. Michael Motorcycle associate stylist, Diane Underhill

is a Master of Color. Her main specialty is Balayage, which is more commonly known as hair painting. She’s into molecular structure of the hair. According to the quirky Koler, the art of Balayage dates back to an Emporer 5000 years ago, who was inspired by the squares on the turtles backs. “I broke the genetic code of hairline,” he said. “I’ve done babies. I teach this.” He has spoken to SMU faculty and dozens of interested audiences. Koler published a book in 1997, “Hairline, Lifeline.” As one of few curly hair specialists in the world, Koler makes his own organic products. He uses nothing toxic in his space. “Curly hair gets lost into the weeds. I make all your curls work. I cut curls based on your bones,” he said. If you ask what that means, Koler takes you on a tour of your bones while you touch specified spots on your head, neck, ears, shoulders and nose. “Touching spots where the curl starts and stops is key,” the curl specialists said. At the center of his business ethic is to provide the client with an entire experience of letting your cares and negative thoughts drop away with your hair. He has a bevy of techniques he uses to help get you there. Koler is into Asian philosophy, martial arts, and he studied Tai Chi in China. He studies Buddhism. He studied with a Shaman in the rainforest. “They’re one with nature. They never see the

Ethiopian Dallul 2515 Inwood Rd, #117 .. 214-353-0805

Chinese Restaurant … (1912) by John French Sloan (1871 - 1951)

German Kuby’s Sausage House 6601 Snider Plaza ......... 214-363-2231

Chiladas 4448 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-365-9900 El Fenix 5622 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-521-5166 6811 W. NW Hwy. ......... 214-363-5279 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 4740 W. Mockingbird ..... 214-352-8226 Grandpa Tony’s 3130 W. Mockingbird ..... 214-352-4889 Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano 4912 Cole Ave. ............... 214-521-4211 Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex 3521 Oak Grove Ave. .... 214-252-1616 Mario’s Mexican & Salvadorian Rest. 5404 Lemmon Ave. ........ 214-599-9744 Qdoba Mexican Grill 5617 W. Lovers, #128 ... 214-352-2277 Rafa’s Café Mexicano 5617 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-357-2080 Middle Eastern Café Istanbul 5450 W. Lovers, #222 ... 214-902-0919 Food From Galilee 6710 Snider Plaza .......... 214-750-0330 Organic – Natural Southpaw’s Organic Grill 3227 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-754-0100 6009 Berkshire Ln. ......... 214-987-0351 New American Barter Rest. & Bar 3232 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-969-6898 City Café 5757 W. Lovers Ln. ......... 214-351-3367 House 34 Rest. & Bar 3403 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-774-9034 The Standard Pour 2900 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-935-1370 Pubs, Bars and Taverns Big Al’s McKinney Ave. Tavern 2907 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-969-1984 British Beverage Co. 2800 Routh ST., #115 ... 214-922-8220 The Corner Bar & Grill 4830 McKinney .............. 214-219-8002 The Idle Rich Pub 2614 McKinney .............. 214-965-9926 Kung Fu Saloon 2911 Routh St. ............... 214-730-0283 The Loon Bar & Grill 3531 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-559-3059 Nickel and Rye 2523 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-389-2120 The Pooch Patio 3811 Fairmont ................ 214-252-1550 6th Street Bar / Uptown 3005 Routh St. ............... 214-965-0962 Snookie’s Bar & Grill 3604 Oak Lawn. .............. 214-521-1068 Time Out Tavern 5101 W. Lovers Ln. ......... 214-956-9522 The Union Bear 3699 McKinney, #C306 .. 214-245-5330 Uptown Pub & Grill 3605 McKinney .............. 214-522-5100 Windmill Lounge 5320 Maple Ave. ............. 214-443-7818

Shell Shack Uptown 2916 McKinney Ave. ..... 877-434-1411 TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill 4212 Oak Lawn .............. 214-219-3474 Spanish Café Madrid 4501 Travis St. ............... 214-528-1731 Sports Bar & Restaurant Christie’s Sports Bar & Grill 2811 McKinney, #22 ..... 214-954-1511 Milo Butterfingers Dallas’ favorite sports bar & grill for more than 40 years. Taking care of our guests with great bar food, cold beer, cocktails, foosball, darts, video games, pool & more than 15 Large HD screens. Located near corner of Greenville Ave. & SMU Blvd. Open daily: 11 am – 2 am. 5645 SMU Blvd. ........... 214-368-9212 Three Sheets Uptown 2908 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-298-3836 Steaks Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar 2626 Howell St. .............. 214-754-4949 Dunston’s Steak House 5423 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-352-8320 Thai CrushCraft Thai Street Eats 2800 Routh St., #150 ..... 972-677-7038 Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar 665 High Market St. ....... 214-953-0023 Vegetarian Be Raw Food & Juice 6005 Berkshire Ln. ........ 214-234-0106 Cosmic Cafe 2912 Oak Lawn .............. 214-521-6157 Vietnamese Miss Chi 6030 Luther Ln, #130 .... 214-692-1000 Pho Envy Vietnamese Bistro 8611 Hillcrest, #190 ....... 214-987-1468 Wine Bar Cork 3636 McKinney, #170 ... 214-780-0373 Max’s Wine Dive 3600 McKinney, #101 .. 214-559-DIVE Two Corks & a Bottle – Quadrangle 2800 Routh St., #140 .... 214-871-9463 Vino 100 2909 McKinney Ave. ... 214-969-WINE Yogurt, Smoothies & Juices I Heart Yogurt 5450 W. Lovers, #143 6305 Hillcrest Ave. Nekter Juice Bar 6712 Snider Plaza ......... 469-418-4029 Roots Juices 3527 Oak Lawn .............. 888-666-0290 Tasti D-Lite / Planet Smoothie 8611 Hillcrest, #185 ....... 214-750-4810 Smoothie Factory 2817 Howell, #210 ......... 214-954-0900

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city,” he explained. “I practice Tai Chi – Tao of Yiquan. I have also adopted a vegan diet to cleanse and nurture my body.” “Blues dancing is the same way you move in martial arts,” he said. He goes dancing anywhere there is blues, frequenting the Balcony Club near his Lakewood home. Koler’s family lives in Washington State and Missouri. He said he adopted a “great dog,” when its owners died. He is a half-Lab, halfAustralian Shepherd named Mu. The name is a double entendre meaning that cows moo, while in Zen it means that nothing goes beyond concept. The artisan has a farm in Tehuacana, Texas, which boasts the highest spot between Dallas and the Gulf Coast. Its population was 283

in 2010, and he enjoys collecting artifacts from there. He has people from all over the world coming to him for their curly hair. When asked how curly-heads know about him, he said, “Curly girls talk in the bathrooms.” “What’s going on today is natural,” he explained. “All it takes is a good cut and you’re out the door.” He added that he has spent, “34 years of bringing out your inner beauty.” With curly heads seeming a subculture in itself, you can visit NaturallyCurly.com for more information. For more about Koler’s salon, see michaelmotorcyclesalon.com To say that Michael Motorcycle marches to his own drummer is an understatement. He cuts the drummer’s curly hair, reads his hairline and sends him to the parade, naturally.

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Scene Around Town By Society Editor Sally Blanton

Partner’s Card Kick Off

History with a Twist

Annual event for the Family Place The Alley at The Galleria

Fundraising Gala Dallas Heritage Village

Laura May, Leigh Parks, Eric Telzrow

Cocktails and Presentation

Director Paige Flink, Mandy Austin of Bank of Texas, Melissa Sherrill

Junior League Sustainers Belmont Village Turtle Creek Senior Living

2014 Co-Chairs Andrea Cheek, Diana Hamilton, Lisa Bhattacharya

Flower Arranging Seminar Event presented by “Presidential Florist” Wild About Flowers at Preston and Royal

Richard and Pat Trimble

Terry Flowers and owner Dan Pierce

Carol Dicker, Fran Cashen

Tara Arancibia, Laura Michelle, Judy Hillier

Special Dinner for the Arboretum Caroline Rose Hunt Society Home of Trudy and Bob Ladd

President Melissa Prycer, Chairman Don Baunham, Kelly Dybala of Sidley Austin LLP, Sponsor

CEO Patricia Will, Sustainer President Kate Newman, Jan Batsow, Belmont Director Tara Arancibia

Bob White of Bank of Texas, Brenda White, Hosts Trudy and Bob Ladd

Holly Mayer, Lacy Naylor, Ruthie Pack

Lisa Mach, Betty Sanford, Patricia Will

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LUCAS STREET ANTIQUES AND ART GALLERY

Dallas’ newest antiques and art gallery invites you to stop by and browse over 60 booths of Mid-Century Modern, Urban Contemporary, Industrial, Primitive, Shabby Chic furniture and a great selection of original art, photographs and sculpture. Check out the wonderful selection of rugs, lamps and a large number of African and American large game head mounts. Located at the end of Market Center Blvd. at Harry Hines, directly behind the Holiday Inn Hotel. www.LucasStreetAntiques.com 2023 Lucas Dr. Dallas, TX 75219 214-559-9806 Mon-Fri: 10-6 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 12-5

RALPH AUSTIN JEWELERS We cordially invite you to come and see our remodeled store. We provide jewelry and watch repair as well as do custom designs for that someone special. We also replace batteries, restring beads and do written appraisals upon request. We buy your old gold. We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy our new remodeled store. Ralph Austin Jewelers Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 12 PM 1905 Skillman St. Dallas, TX. 75206 ralphaustinjewelers@yahoo.com • 214-827-3371

RANDOM COBBLESTONE SHOE HOSPITAL Serving Dallas and the White Rock area for more than 25 years! Across from Mockingbird Station or on Lemmon Ave. near Wycliff Ave. Let us evaluate your items and give you an honest response as to when you should repair or not. We repair: boots, shoes, belts, purses, luggage, etc. Hours M-F 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. SAT 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 5340 E. Mockingbird Lane Hours M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. SAT 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4325 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75219 214-824-7463

Gifts – Greetings – Vintage Featuring a wide selection of unique gifts and artisan-made treasures. Random is the little shop with a BIG personality. Owned & operated by Mark and Shelley Hearne and their daughter, India, Random offers an array of unique and unexpected gift and home decor items. We promise never to offer anything in our store or on our website that we would not cherish and use in our own home. Our mission is to make Random your new favorite place to shop! Hillside Village l 6465 E. Mockingbird Ln., #366, 75214 214.827.9499 l Info@ShopAtRandom.com Mon - Sat: 10 ‘til 6 ... Sunday: 12 ‘til 5.

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TOM BARRETT OPTICAL

Prescription eyewear & sunglasses since 1981! Tom Barrett Optical has been providing outstanding eyewear for more than 30 years. The latest designer frames along with the classics of yesterday make Tom Barrett Optical the premier source for eyeglasses in the Metroplex. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to help you create that “just right look,” with the finest quality products. From specialty eyewear for sports, sophisticated sunglasses for the convertible to stylish frames for everyday wear, Tom Barrett Optical should be your next destination for style, fashion and the quality in eyewear you’ve come to expect. 5500 Greenville Ave., suite 222 in Old Town Mon-Fri: 10 - 6; Saturday: 10 - 4; closed Sun. & Holidays 214-368-0170 • www.tombarrettoptical.com

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MOVIE TRAILER

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' shoots blanks

By Chic DiCiccio

derekdiciccio@me.com After “Ted,” a movie about an obnoxious talking teddy bear, earned just under $500 million all over the world, it probably became difficult for any movie studio to say “No” to Seth MacFarlane. So when MacFarlane walked into a pitch meeting and said, “Hey, I’d like to make a Western Comedy,” surely everyone in the room thought it was a fantastic idea. It is not a fantastic idea. It’s not even a good idea. In fact, “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is so disjointed, self-serving and grotesque that any goodwill it earns for the few truly inspired and funny moments is thrown away moments later. It makes sense for MacFarlane, who directed, produced and co-wrote the movie with some of his “Family Guy” team, to make the jump to the screen and star in one of his own films. He plays Albert, an obnoxious know-it-all that seems to hate everyone and everything except for his shallow, airhead girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried).

While Albert’s reasons for hating the frontier are all true and quite funny, the second extended sequence highlighting all those reasons goes into overkill territory, and it quickly becomes highly irritating instead of funny. The movie gets a relief from MacFarlane’s brutal screen presence when Charlize Theron’s Anna rides into town. Anna is married to Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson), known as the most dangerous outlaw in the west. One would think that

a movie trying to spoof Westerns would create a fun and clever villain. Nope. MacFarlane seems to have missed the day in Comedy School that explained that comedic villains (a la Harvey Korman in “Blazing Saddles”) are supposed to be funny. In a movie filled with nonstop attempts at comedy, MacFarlane ignores the one role that should have been easy to comedically knock out of the park. Anna helps Albert learn to fire a pistol, as

that takes place in their “native” language. There is also a very funny gag about how nobody smiles when getting their picture taken. These are moments that show promise and are smartly funny. But then the rest of the movie happens. There is an animated sequence with MacFarlane that is a complete embarrassment. The sheer volume of gross Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures out humor is overhe mistakenly challenges whelming. There is Louise’s new boyfriend, Foy a sequence that is a border(Neil Patrick Harris), to a line career killer for Harris. duel. Foy is a well-to-do It’s disgusting and shocking owner of a mustachery, which that Harris would even agree is a store that sells fancy oils to do it. and creams designed to style There is little doubt that a man’s mustache. There is a MacFarlane and Co. went running joke about mustachcompletely unchecked when es that, like many others in making this movie. There are the movie, completely bombs. several moments that feel like “A Million Ways to Die they should have been outin the West” has a few scenes takes and left behind in the that are inspired and clever, editing room. most notably a scene inThat is what hapvolving Indians and an expens when someone like tremely funny conversation MacFarlane is given free reign. This is an exercise in self-indulgence, from the movie being far too long to MacFarlane inserting himself as the film’s star. MacFarlane’s Albert seems like you’re doing nothing more than watching him be himself in a Western setting. He rants and raves,

Shark sighting at the Magnolia Theater The classic 1975 thriller “Jaws” will be shown on Tuesday, June 3 at the Magnolia Theatre at 3699 McKinney Ave. in the West Village in Uptown. Showtimes are at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, the Steven Spielberg directed film centers on a small beach community, Amity Island, terrorized by a great white shark. An iconic Oscar-winning dramatic score by John Williams furthers heightens the tension in this highest Universal Studios earner at that time. “Jaws” also won Oscars for Sound and Film Editing. “Jaws” continues the Magnolia Theatre’s "Big Movie" series. Next up will be “What’s Up Doc?,” “Cabaret” and “Soylent Green.” A new series of films will start July 1. For more information, log onto landmarktheatres.com or call 214-5200394. — By Ken Freehill

BELLES cont'd from page 4 then managing director. Van Kleeck performed in, directed and costumed more than one hundred shows at the historic theater. She developed a nationally recognized summer internship program and a year-round professional theater company. During a two-year hiatus, Van Kleeck multi-tasked as an actor and costume designer for Hudson, Florida’s Show Palace Dinner Theater. She continues to direct and design for the theater company she co-founded, One Thirty Productions at the Bath House.

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“The past design for the four months at T3 company she have been a great co-founded, learning experiOne Thirty ence, especially Productions, at learning the staff,” the Bath House she said. She did Cultural Center. costumes and Not only props for T3’s run is Van Kleeck a of “Greater Tuna” veteran of live last month and is theater, she’s currently directing performed in the highly praised Marty Van Kleeck film, television production of and commercials. “Shear Madness.” The director She played herself as former said, “This is a fun show that managing director at the Dallasites and tourists will Granbury Opera House in enjoy through July 20.” one episode of 2009s “Ghost She has been a theater Lab,” a television documenconsultant to the Cities of tary series. Granbury, Georgetown and In 2012, the actor apPlainview. She continues to peared in the short film,

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hating everything that he sees, being pompous and acting smarter than everyone else. The act gets old very quickly. If not for Charlize Theron, this movie is borderline unwatchable. She is so effortlessly charming, that even in this poorly written role, she excels. She doesn’t use her gorgeous looks at all in this movie and definitely needs to get involved in comedies that are much better than this. There is a moment when she gives Albert a pot cookie that is so adorable that it makes you wish “A Million Ways to Die in the West” was written with her as the main role. It’s impossible to feel anything but pity for Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman. They are in roles that are so horrendous and one-note that it’s painful to watch. They are each trying so hard to be funny, but it’s like watching someone try to squeeze water from a stone. “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is nothing more than a longer “Family Guy” episode and not one of the actual good ones. There is a forced musical number, enough potty humor to make even the strongest of stomachs turn, and a lead actor that is too smug to be entertaining. This vanity project should be so poorly received that it forces MacFarlane to retreat and stay behind the camera, where it is still debatable that he belongs.

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“Sirens,” written and directed by Marc Rosenzwieg. She said her favorite roles include Sarah in “JB,” with Mercedes McCambridge; Billy Dawn in “Born Yesterday;” Mrs. Manningham in “Angel Street;” and Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls.” “Marty joined us and immediately raised staff accomplishment and aptitude by 100 percent. It’s a perfect fit for Theatre Three and our Board of Directors, the staff and I are all not just pleased, but ecstatic with her creativity (and remarkable industry) now harnessed for Theatre Three’s special missions,” Alder said.

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