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Katy Trail Weekly

Vol. 3, No. 46

Neighborhood News



Community Calendar and Live Music Guide

Communit y News

Big weekend planned at Perot Fill your three-day holiday weekend with winter wonderful adventures at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (Jan. 1416). Bring the kids for engaging activities and programming, extended hours, 3D films and more! It’s Photo by Jason Janik also the final weekend to “ooh and aah” at nearly 30 magnificent and massive gems in “Giant Gems of the Smithsonian,” which closes Jan. 17. — Taylor McDonnell

Pulitzer winner to give lecture SMU presents two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer T.J. Stiles for a free lecture on his latest prize-winning book, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. The lecture and book signing will be preceded by a reception on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The reception is between 5:30-6 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. at McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Photo courtesy of SMU Ave. Sponsored by SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies and the Center for Presidential History. Call 214-768-3684 or email to RSVP. — Kenny Ryan

Play revolves around Galileo Undermain Theatre at 3200 Main St. in Deep Ellum presents “Galileo,” Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece, which he translated in English in collaboration with Charles Laughton. Photo courtesy of the Undermain Theatre Bruce DuBose (right) is in the title role. Directed by Undermain’s artistic director Katherine Owens, opening night will be Saturday, Feb. 11 with a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. The production will run through March 5. For more information, go to — Theresa Webster

Kennedy named to DART Board Patrick Kennedy (left) is the newest member appointed to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors by the Dallas City Council. Kennedy, a planner and urban designer, started an urban planning, landscape architecture and consulting firm in Dallas called Space Between Design Studio in 2009. He has more than 15 years of experience in various sectors Photo courtesy of DART including mixed-use projects, sustainability, regional urban parks, downtown revitalization/strategic planning studies, design guidelines and comprehensive new town developments. — Mark A. Ball



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Dallas, as a bike town, pedaling slowly

By Naima Jeannette

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Have you tried running errands on your bike in Dallas? I’ve recently made it a point to get back on the bike for short trips around town, and to exercise my energetic puppy. Using my bike for transportation gets me out in the fresh open air and uses zero gasoline or electricity. The downfall: it’s still a mad house out there on the roads. But that is changing, slowly. Since the adoption of the 2011 City of Dallas Bike Plan, there have been small movements forward. Operating under their $500,000 per year budget, the bike department (made up of one) can only create painted lanes and flex posts. A far cry from what a biker dreams of: a protected bike-only lane. The current tally of on-street bike lanes is 48.6 miles and if mountain


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As demand increases, Dallas plans more bike lanes in the coming years. off-road lanes are included, it’s 188.6 miles (35.5. miles shared lanes, 10.4 miles bike lanes, 2.7 miles protected bike lanes, and 140 miles multi-use pathways). The shared lanes intrude

vehicle space and bike lanes reside on the edge of the street. Some of these painted lines have already heavily Bike cont'd on page 9

Arts District

Broadway hit to include live ‘Chat-backs’

By Cindy Evans The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced that “Chat-backs” will be part of the run of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (right) at the Winspear Opera House, at 2403 Flora St., now through Jan. 22. Like the show, these expert-led conversations will focus on learning differences, adolescence and family. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” won five Tony Awards including Best Play and is based on the novel by Mark Haddon. The chat-backs are free to attend and include:

Saturday, Jan. 14 4:10 p.m. in Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House Featuring Sarah Flak, M.ed, BCBA Topic: Being the Siblings of Children with Special Needs Shows are at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 4:10 p.m. in McDermott Hall in the Winspear Opera House Featuring Daniel Durany, speaker, author and advocate Shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 4:10 p.m. in McDermott Hall in the Winspear Opera House Featuring Dr. Debra Caudy, 29 Acres Topic: Autistic Children Leading Independent Lives

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10:10 p.m. in McDermott Hall in the Winspear Opera House Featuring Theresa Shattuck, Ph. D., Supervisor of Specialized Support, DISD Topic: Children with Special Needs Shows are at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. Tickets for “The Curious

Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” begin at $25 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office, which is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and before performances.


Getting America back up on two wheels By David Boldt As this is written, Dallas is sitting at 23 degrees and even Kris Kringle can’t bring himself to think about motorcycles. (We think he rides a red-nosed Royal Enfield…but still working to confirm.) Regardless of the temps across the country, the caravan comprising the Progressive International Motorcycle Show is rolling into the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on Jan.13-15. And within its many trailers and still-crated displays is the bulk of what will excite riders and their pillions over the next several years. From BMW Boxers to Suzuki’s ‘Busa and Yamaha’s redesigned R6, the Progressive-sponsored show is an adventure-infused mix of road, track and trail. The Great Recession wasn’t exceptionally great for the motorcycle industry. Suzuki – famously – simply canceled one model year, deciding its overstuffed warehouses weren’t in need of any additional inventory from what would have been the 2010s. And other OEMs essentially limped along, with little new to talk about — and few customers to listen if they happened to have something to talk about. Those manufacturers targeting age groups other than 20-somethings were less challenged, as those older targets either had the cash or could obtain the credit. But in a financial downturn not seen for some 80 years, motorcycle showrooms — and their financial

Photos by David Boldt

Dallas hosts a major motorcycle show this weekend. prospects — had dimmed. This winter the lights are back on, and few will shine brighter than those at this week’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show. In a season that spans seven shows from November through February, the first show in Long Beach and this show in Dallas provide the window onto the riding season most accessible from those respective ZIP codes. With any luck you could actually ride to the convention center, Wheels cont'd on page 10



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Dallas ISD Trustee Miguel Solis Did You Discover Dallas ISD, too? curriculum in both languages, and Last month, the Dallas creates bilingual, bicultural and bilitIndependent School District (Dallas erate students. ISD) hosted our largest district It’s true. Our offense is showcase at the Discover to market Dallas ISD to enDallas ISD Fair. It was a sure our families are not sold great reminder of the dion other products that we verse academic choices know are not better when available to families in compared against ours. District 8 and throughout Consider this a courting periDallas ISD. od. Discover Dallas ISD is only The districtwide showthe beginning of a long-lastcase of school offerings ing, meaningful relationship, was represented by all 228 Miguel Solis much like any phase when district schools. It was also you get to know someone you have the first-ever event to highlight all academic choices from Pre-K to col- multiple interactions — like a second date. Have you met with the legiate academies. Many parents had no idea of the campuses that piqued your interest to see if that fit is the one for your vast academic options available in Dallas ISD. That alone speaks to how child? Have you called the principal to tell them all of the great things we have to continue sharing our story, with those we serve, and how you liked about their school? The application period is now we have schools tailored for all stuopen for those students interested dents’ needs. in applying for one of the district’s Schools offering the two-way two-way dual language schools, dual language program were also collegiate academies, magnets, a hot topic, and parents took note and choice schools. The deadline to explore. In essence, the program puts Spanish-speaking and English- to apply is Jan. 31. Visit the district website to apply speaking students in the same application1718. classroom, teaches them the same


Just say ‘Yes!’ to saying ‘No!’

By Dr. Beth Leermakers

“‘No’ is a complete sentence. We don’t have to explain ourselves, we can just say, ‘no.’” —Susan Gregg I recently resolved to spend more of my leisure time engaged in new, non-dog-related activities. Last week I made a good start by saying no to a request that I transport Dr. Leermakers three shelter dogs 120 miles to their rescue group. I could have made the trip that day. However, I already had plans and didn’t want to spend 2 1/2 hours on the road, fighting Friday afternoon traffic on Interstate 35. Someone else could make the trip this time. How is saying “no” related to my new year’s resolution? Sometimes I need to say “no” so I have enough time and energy to say yes to the people and activities that are most important. If I’d spent a few hours transporting dogs, I wouldn’t have had time to take care of personal business and still pay enough attention to my own dogs. Saying “no” can be difficult for several reasons: It won’t get done if you don’t do it. I knew that getting three dogs out of the full shelter would give other dogs longer to be rescued. If someone else didn’t volunteer to transport those dogs, other dogs may die. No pressure. Luckily know the staff at this shelter well enough to know that they would find another way to move those three dogs to safety without jeopardizing other dogs’ lives. Someone may be angry/disappointed if you say “no.” Many people want to please others and earn approval by saying yes. Of course we want people to like us. But how valuable is a one-sided relationship that’s based on what you’re willing to do for the other person, without regard to your own needs? Here are several approaches for saying “no” to a request that you bake six dozen cookies for the school bake sale tomorrow: Simple, direct “No.” You say no without apologizing. The other person has the problem (lack of planning, in this example), and you must not allow him or her to pass it on to you:

• “No, no, I prefer not to.” • A direct “no” is forceful and can be effective with aggressive salespeople. Reflecting “No.” You reflect back the content and feelings of the request, and add your assertive refusal at the end: • “I know you really need cookies for tomorrow’s bake sale, but I can’t bake them tonight.” • This is a firm and final way of saying“no” that allows no room for negotiation. Reasoned “No.” You give (very briefly) the genuine reason for the refusal: • “I can’t bake the cookies tonight because I’m going to my exercise class.” • You may leave yourself open to pressure and negotiation (read: guilt) if you give a reason for refusing to help. The committee chairwoman may say “oh, surely you can skip your exercise class just one night to help the children.” To avoid negotiation, try saying “I’m not available” without explanation. Broken record “No.” You repeat a simple statement of refusal over and over again: • “No, I can’t bake the cookies.” • “Oh please, we desperately need more items for tomorrow’s bake sale.” • “No, I can’t bake the cookies.” • This is a good method to use with someone who is persistent. Raincheck “No.” You say “no” to the present request, without refusing it altogether: • “I can’t bake the cookies tonight, but I’d be happy to buy some from the bakery in the morning.” • This is not a definite “no” and could be a prelude to negotiation. Use this technique only if you can genuinely fulfill the request later. Inquiring “No.” You leave the door open for a “maybe.” You invite the other person to negotiate another solution: • “Is there anything else I could do to help you tomorrow?” • You could use this technique if you want to participate, but the task or timing does not suit you. What would you like to say “no” to in 2017? Dr. Beth Leermakers is a clinical psychologist who specializes in stress management and well-being seminars, retreats and coaching. Contact her at 214-923-3766. Her bi-weekly blogs can be found at www.bethleermakersphd. com.


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By David Mullen Are we as a society really better off with Twitter? I am constantly befuddled by those — such as our president-elect and superstar athletes — who use Twitter as a primary communications tool. It seems to do more harm than good … Remember when we would run to the payphones when we got off of an airplane? You couldn’t bury your face in a payphone. Simpler times … In the David Mullen wake of recent fake news items that were taken in as fact, like the news that a Washington pizzeria was using space for a sex slave ring run by Hillary Clinton, which prompted 28-year-old Edgar Welch to storm the place with an AR-15 rifle in hand, some disturbing statistics have arisen. According to Reportinker, 75 percent of Americans say they check the news at least once a day, but 32 percent say they rely on Facebook as their primary source for news online. Fifty-eight percent say that they are confident that all of the websites they use are reliable. More than 80 percent of Millennials and Hispanics use their smart phones for news. Welch apparently used Twitter and Facebook as his news sources … That said, I received more than 100 birthday wishes on Facebook Tuesday. I had no idea that I had that many Facebook friends. Thanks to all for the positivity, and I promise not to make up any news stories. Remember when people would read The Onion and understand that it was a satirical newspaper? ... Madrina at 4216 Oak Lawn Ave. at the Shops of Highland Park has abruptly closed its doors. Add that to the lower Greenville Avenue restaurants C’Viche, Clark Food and Wine and Remedy — forced to close no doubt due to the road construction — and Luscher’s Red Hots in Deep Ellum and Dallas has lost some pretty good places to eat in the last few weeks … From the “I don’t know how to think about this” department: The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) is looking for volunteers to count homeless people in Dallas and Grand Prairie on Thursday, Jan. 26. Teams of three to five people will begin at 8 p.m. counting unsheltered K ATY TR AIL WEEKLY'S

CRIME WATCH Jan. 5 – 8:13 a.m. 4900 Block, Bryan St. (75206) Aggravated Robbery of a Business: The suspect pointed a gun at the complainant and demanded rent money. Jan. 5 – 10:27 a.m. 2500 Block, Reagan St. (75219) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect broke the complainant’s vehicle window and stole a bag. Jan. 5 – 12:19 p.m. 1500 Block, Annex Ave. (75204) Burglary of a Habitation: The suspect used a screwdriver to break the front door lock, entered and stole property. Jan. 5 – 1:44 p.m. 3100 Block, Norwalk Ave. (75220) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle. Jan. 6 – 6:27 a.m. 6900 Block, Lemmon Ave. (75209) Aggravated Robbery of a Business: The suspects broke into the complainant’s business and threatened the complainant with a knife.

homeless people using a mobile counting app. MDHA is hoping to attract 1,000 people to help with the survey. More information is available at mdhadallas. org. I am sure this information will be helpful. It just makes me feel uncomfortable … Already given up on your New Year’s resolutions? did a study that concluded where you live may have something to do with it. Dallas ranked 48th out of 89 metro areas based on an analysis of active lifestyle, good eating habits and positive mental state. Seems low to me, unless you are spending more time at Katy Trail Ice House than on the Katy Trail. Our propensity toward margaritas, chips and salsa and fast food may play a factor. I am going to start jumping potholes to get into shape. Area residents faired very poorly in “Healthy Body” factor, which is based on the number of gyms and fitness facilities in the area and accessibility to walking trails, etc. I direct you to the Along the Green Trail, Trail to Good Health and Fitness articles in this week’s humble and lovable Katy Trail Weekly as possible sources of inspiration. Three of the top six areas for keeping their resolutions are San Jose, Sacramento and Reno, Nev. where residents so far in 2017 have been getting in shape by rowing down their water-logged streets. By the way, New Orleans, Tulsa and Houston are among the worst cities in America for committing to a healthy lifestyle. Dallas can’t even beat Buffalo or Milwaukee which have never been areas known as bastions of health … Many people pray to God for help and support. Now comes word Art Greenhaw has created a new superhero series called “God’s Silver Soldiers” under the Truthmonger Comics label. Greenhaw is a noted Christian music artist. He gets his inspiration from famous comic book legend and creator of Spiderman Stan Lee, and I assume from a creator of a higher power, as well ... With Friday the 13th upon us, I have noticed a habit that seems very commonplace at local bars recently. Of course, forever we have clinked glasses and looked into each others in the eyes as a tribute to good luck, good health and good fortune, even on Friday the 13th. Now there is this fairly new tradition of tapping the bar with your glass after clinking and before sipping. Leave it to your intrepid reporter to find out why. Tapping the bar is a sign of appreciation for the establishment and the people that are working there. (I remember when it was called a big tip). So there you have it. Salud!

Jan. 6 – 9:08 a.m. 8400 Block, Preston Rd. (75225) Criminal Mischief: The suspects punched through several ceiling tiles. Jan. 6 – 10:04 a.m. 3900 Block, Park Ln. (75220) Burglary of a Building: An unknown suspect broke a rear glass door to a vacant residence and stole the appliances. Jan. 6 – 5:16 p.m. 3000 Block, State St. (75204) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect broke the complainant’s vehicle window and stole golf clubs. Jan. 7 – 3:29 p.m. 4500 Block, Deere St. (75204) Theft of Property: An unknown suspect stole a mailbox. Jan. 7 – 10:56 p.m. 2700 Block, Oak Lawn Ave. (75219) Burglary of a Building: The suspect forced entry into the building, stole cash and fled. Jan. 8 – 7:57 a.m. 2400 Block, Victory Ave. (75201) Unauthorized Use of a Motor

Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle. Jan. 8 – 4:51 p.m. 5100 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Burglary of a Habitation: An unknown suspect entered the complainant’s apartment and stole property. Jan. 8 – 7:08 p.m. 2000 Block, Farrington St. (75207) Burglary of a Building: An unknown suspect broke a glass door to the business and stole property. Jan. 9 – 8:59 a.m. 2600 Block, Arroyo Ave. (75219) Theft of Property: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s front and rear license plates. Jan. 9 – 5:41 p.m. 3300 Block, Lombardy Ln. (75220) Aggravated Robbery of an Individual: An unknown suspect threatened to shoot the complainant and stole his vehicle. Jan. 9 – 7:59 p.m. 1900 Block, N. Hall St. (75204) Criminal Mischief: The suspects struck the complainant’s vehicle with a wooden board.


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Rodriguez deserves enshrinement



Best. Exercise. Ever.

By David Mullen

By Turner Cavender

The announcement of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum inductees is Wednesday, Jan. 18, assuming any player will get voted in. We are in an era where the Baseball Writers Association of America — the judge and jury of who is selected into the Hall of Fame — have not chosen some of the best players in baseball history for inclusion because of the suspicion of performance enhancing drug (PED) use. But the exclusion of one player this year would be nothing short of sacrilegious. Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is on the ballot for the very first time. One writer has already said he is not worthy. Former New York Times baseball writer turned blogger Murray Chass felt none of the 34 eligible players were credible enough for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame class of 2017 and cast a blank ballot. That is not only crazy, it is irresponsible. Rodrigues was the best catcher of his time, and maybe the best catcher in baseball history. He was a 14 time All-Star, won 13 Gold Gloves and was the American League MVP in 1999. Anyone who remembers Rodrigues debut season in 1991 will recall the brash, young and likeable 19-year-old with the big grin and even bigger arm. He dazzled defensively. No catcher in baseball’s playoff era — not even Johnny Bench — could throw to every base with such force and accuracy. When he first arrived, there were questions as to whether he could hit. He finished with a career .296, 311 home runs and 1,332 runs batted in. He won a World Series ring with the Florida Marlins. To question

Wait! Don’t just skim down to see which exercise I’ve labeled as the best, get the whole story … I’m often approached and asked to pin down a single exercise as the one that will help lose the most fat and tone the quickest. That’s not an easy question to answer. You see, I’m very aware of the fact that though an exercise may be perfect for Cindy, it may not be the best choice for Bob — hence my hesitation to label any exercise as the universal best. That being said, some exercises are definitely better than others. And, yes, there are even a few that I would call the best. What makes an exercise the best? When you decide which exercises to include in your routine, it is important to consider the type of movement involved. The simpler the movement, the fewer calories you’ll burn and the fewer muscles you will strengthen. On the other hand, the more complex the movement, the more calories you will burn and the more muscles you will strengthen. To put it simply, exercises that use complex movements will deliver better results than exercises that use only simple movements. Complex movements recruit multiple muscles, some to stabilize and others to perform the movement. This process keeps your heart rate higher than a simple exercise would, giving you a more intense workout. What is a complex movement? A complex movement is a multi-joint movement that recruits large portions of the body to complete the exercise. Let’s compare a simple movement leg exercise with a complex movement leg exercise: The leg extension machine uses a simple, isolated movement to work the quadriceps. You’re in a seated position moving only your knee joint. There isn’t much involvement, if any, from other muscles and it doesn’t burn very many calories. Now let’s look at a free weight walking lunge. You start by standing with your feet together and a dumbbell in each hand at your sides (or a barbell across your shoulders, or a medicine ball held at your chest, or even with no weight at all). You take a large step forward and lower your back knee, keeping your front knee at a 90 degree angle. Now you

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Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez should smile all the way to the Hall of Fame. the validity of Rodrigues getting a plaque in Cooperstown goes back to those that whisper – or in the case of Chass yell – that Rodrigues was using PEDs. Manny Ramirez is on the ballot for the first time. One of the greatest hitters ever, he hit 555 home runs but he failed drug tests. If that is a criterion for exclusion to the Hall of Fame, so be it. But Rodrigues never failed a test, so don’t assume that he was using. But to baseball writers, a player is guilty until proven innocent. I am not defending the use of PEDs in baseball. They made players stronger and, as importantly, allowed players to bounce back more quickly from injury or fatigue. But there have always been factors that have changed the games over decades. The baseball clubhouse used to be full of amphetamines — better known as “Greenies” for decades until they were banned in 2006. They kick-started a player who may have been tired from a long road trip or day game after a night game. The mound was lowered in the 1960s to give a pitcher

an advantage over a hitter. The designated hitter was added in the American League in 1973 to give the hitter an advantage over the pitcher. Smaller parks were built, often providing a hitter a benefit by providing less foul territory or moved in fences. If Rodrigues does not get in on the first ballot, he certainly would not be alone. Fellow catcher Mike Piazza, the alltime home run hitting catcher with 427, wasn’t voted in until the fourth ballot. Houston Astros ironman Jeff Bagwell is on the ballot for the seventh time even though he was one of the most feared hitters in the National League and collected a Rookie-of-the-Year award and an MVP. And leadoff man/base stealer Tim Raines, whose stats were hurt by a player lockout, had to perform in the shadow of first ballot Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson. Hopefully the remaining writers voting for the Hall of Fame will do the right thing and elect Rodrigues. He was a player at the top of his position, and that is a point that is without argument.


Just me, you and the dance floor By Ryann Gordon If there’s one thing that we can all agree that just about everyone enjoys, it’s dancing. Whether you’re a professional dancer or just looking for an opportunity to bump and grind, and dance your heart out like no one’s watching … if you like to dance, then this is your weekend. From largescale, professional dance conventions and travelling tours that fuse art and dance to local concerts regarding a cultural hero and the effect that dance Photo courtesy of Dance Spirit and Monsters of Hip Hop can have on a culture itself, The Monsters of Hip Hop take over the Hyatt Regency. expect Dallas to be bouncing and boogying all weekdancers. Not only does this event offer end long. instruction from world renowned choreImagine downtown ographers and other industry professionlooking like something out als, but there are opportunities for dancers of a “High School Musical” to win scholarships, land performances movie — people at every and even win a freestyle battle or two. Get angle dropping their bags your tickets now before they run out, and and belongings to start Ryann Gordon don’t miss out on the Club Stylz Showcase twirling their neighbors Saturday night. around while they sing in unison. And alAlong with these dance events, there though it may not look exactly that dramaare a number of other places you can tized (which is fun to imagine), the areas of shake your groove thing this weekend. The around downtown will be full of events for Prophet Bar will be hosting their monththe dancer in all of us. ly edition of the local talent EDM show, Get back to the heart of dance this Ignight. The event will be taking place this Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., at the Art, Beats Friday, Jan. 13, with a special guest at 9 + Lyrics urban art and music tour. For 11 p.m., followed by Adam Charles, Bryson years, this art/music exhibition has escaped Price and DJ Overcomer closing. the mainstream and continued to celebrate And if you’re looking for something a underground urban culture. With a mission bit more classically cultural, you can attend to create unique art experiences that ignite the 2017 Black Music and the Civil Rights desire for innovation and freshness, Art, Movement, concert and tribute to Martin Beats + Lyrics invites you to support some Luther King, Jr. This three-time Emmy of today’s best upcoming, visionary artists, Award-winning concert, featuring severalong with some veterans and a huge, sural special guests, narrates, dramatizes and prise performer. reflects on the memories of the Civil Rights One of the biggest events taking over movement and works on MLK Jr. through the Hyatt Regency this weekend, Jan. 13 the art of music and dance. See the effect of and 14, is the Monsters of Hip Hop dance dance on a culture and an audience as we convention. The only all-hip-hop dance pay tribute to a national hero just in time event of its kind, the convention will confor MLK Day, this Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 sist of two full days of dance workshops, p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony auditions and other opportunities for Center.

push off your front foot and pull your back leg forward, repeating the movement. How many muscles did you utilize while performing the lunge? Probably too many to count. You certainly worked your quadriceps, gluteus, hamstrings, calves, abdominals, supporting Turner Cavender muscles in your shoulders, arms and back — just to name a few. You also raised your heart rate and really kicked your metabolism into high gear. That’s what I call a great exercise. Other ways to increase intensity. Using complex movements are just one of many ways to kick your workout intensity up a notch. Try incorporating a Super Set into your routine. To do so simply perform two or more exercises in a row and then take a short rest. Or how about a Compound Set? Perform one exercise, rest and then perform an exercise with opposing body parts. To find exercises that complement one another, choose ones that have similar but opposite motions such as a chest press and a row. The key to finding the best exercise is to find the ones that bring your workout intensity to a whole new level. I’d be shortchanging you if I named any exercise as the best. The fact of the matter is that it is a combination of changing your workouts up, using interval training, and even some good old cardio that will ultimately see you to your goal. These methods will help you to burn more calories, increase your metabolic rate, and will stimulate the production of more fat burning and muscle toning hormones. Of course, there is more involved to achieving your fitness goals. You need to incorporate fat burning into your routine. You need to consistently challenge yourself during workouts. You need to take control of your eating habits and to get your diet dialed in. Turner Cavender, CPT, is owner of Dallas Fit Body Boot Camp and world renowned online personal trainer at “Remember J.A.M.O.D.I., Just a matter of doing it.”



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2800 Routh St. #168 Dallas, 75201 214-871-3300

Theatre Three — “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” opens in its 17th yearly production. The show covers life’s biggest struggles: love, sex, marriage and more in a musical manner. Runs through Feb. 12. 8 p.m. $40.

Jan. 14

2889 Cityplace West Blvd. Dallas, 75204 214-377-8723

Mutts Canine Cantina — Say hello to some of the cutest bulldogs around: the foster dogs of Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. Have a beer or buy a T-shirt to support the club while you’re there. 1-4 p.m.

Jan. 15

2301 Flora St. Dallas, 75201 214-880-0202

Meyerson Symphony Center — The 34th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert celebrates the struggles and triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement in a moving tribute. The concert features B Slade, Bilal, Earnest Pugh and more. 7:30 p.m. $35.

Jan. 16

2520 Flora St. Dallas, 75201 214-880-0202

Dallas City Performance Hall — The 12th Annual MLK Symposium honors the civil rights leader’s legacy, this time covering social justice issues in the 21st century. Features keynotes from professor and journalist Jelani Cobb, as well as Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. 7 p.m. $20.

Jan. 17

3699 McKinney Ave. Suite 100 Dallas, 75204 214-520-0394

Magnolia Cinema — The Magnolia’s Big Movie Tuesday pick of the week is “The In-Laws,” a wild and woolly comedy featuring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, the fathers of the bride and groom. 7:30 and 10 p.m. $11.

Jan. 19

3511 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, 75219 214-219-1300

Scardello Artisan Cheese — Cheese lovers are invited to Nothin’ But Cheddar, a look at all things cheddar: how it’s made, where it comes from and more. Cheese will be tasted and paired with wines from around the world. 7-8:30 p.m. $40.

Jan. 19

3232 McKinney Ave. Dallas, 75204 972-807-6152

Del Frisco’s Grille — Enjoy a four-course dinner with bourbon cocktails made to match each course. The main course features pot roast and the night ends with warm sticky toffee cake and Kentucky coffee. 7 p.m. $75.

Fri 1/13

Picture of the Week World breakdance champions The Flying Steps will be appearing as part of Red Bull Flying Bach at the Majestic Theater on Jan. 14-16. Send us an item or photo on Facebook and it may be featured here!

Photo courtesy of Red Bull

Gwen Verdon, b. 1926 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, b. 1961 Trace Adkins, b. 1962 Orlando Bloom, b. 1971 1888 – National Geographic Society founded in Washington, DC. 1957 – Wham-O produced 1st Pluto Platter,” later called the “Frisbee.”

Sat 1/14

For the Love of the Lake – Shoreline Spruce-Up Albert Schweitzer, b. 1875 Andy Rooney, b. 1919 Faye Dunaway, b. 1941 Emily Watson, b. 1967 L.L. Cool J, b. 1968 1784 – U.S. ratified Treaty of Paris w/ England, ending the Revolutionary War.

Sun 1/15

Martin Luther King, Jr., b. 1929 Margaret O'Brien, b. 1937 Randy White, b. 1953 1870 – A Thomas Nast cartoon was 1st use of a donkey as Democratic Party symbol. 1943 – The Pentagon in Washington opened as the world’s largest office bldg.

Mon 1/16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ethel Merman, b. 1909 Dian Fossey, b. 1932 A. J. Foyt, b. 1935 Debbie Allen, b. 1950 Yvonne Zima, b. 1989 1920 – 18th Amendment (Alcohol Prohibition) went into effect. Repealed in 1933.

Donors and volunteers

Tue 1/17

Benjamin Franklin, b. 1706 Betty White, b. 1922 Muhammad Ali, b. 1942 Jim Carrey, b. 1962 1961 – In his farewell address, Pres. Eisenhower warned about the “military-industrial complex.”

Wed 1/18

A. A. Milne, b. 1882 Cary Grant, b. 1904 Danny Kaye, b. 1913 Kevin Costner, b. 1955 Jane Horrocks, b. 1964 1778 – Capt. James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. 1911 – 1st landing of an aircraft on a ship, the USS Pennsylvania.

Thu 1/19

Edgar Allan Poe, b. 1809 Jean Stapleton, b. 1923 Janis Joplin, b. 1943 Dolly Parton, b. 1946 1915 – George Claude patented the neon tube advertising sign. 1953 – 63% of U.S. TV sets tuned to CBS as Lucy Ricardo gave birth to a baby boy.

show love and care in Dallas CITY HOUSE

Children and young adults, escaping neglect and abuse, are sheltered and saved from potential homelessness.

By Sally Blanton Each week, Katy Trail Weekly will feature a charity that is doing remarkable work in Dallas, a city known for philanthropy and generosity.

Q What is your mission or highest purpose?

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emergency shelter, transitional residential living, programs and services including non-residential counseling and life skills services for at-risk children and young adults, in North Texas, who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.

Q H ow many people are served each year?

A In 2015 City House provided shelter to

170 clients, and managed more than 2000 crisis calls from parents and at-risk youth. Additionally, we provided ongoing non-resident crisis counseling to 170 individuals and families.

and special events.

QW  hat do you think is the most important

thing you do for the community? In Collin County, City House operates the only children’s shelter and transitional living program for unaccompanied children and older youth. We are also the only shelter that takes large sibling groups in an effort to keep them together, and hopefully bring about family reunification.


Q If you received a $20,000 donation in the

mail today, how would it best be used? We are currently seeking funding for a “learning and resource room” within our youth outreach and resource center facility that will give computer access to the at-risk teenagers and struggling young people in our community to further their academic development and personal growth.


 hat are some dangers to these young Q What are your critical needs now, besides Q W

money donations? We are in need of six computers, two printers, learning software and reference books for our youth resource and outreach center.


QW  hat is your facility like?

A We have several residential facilities, and

a youth resource and outreach center. Our emergency shelter, known as My Friend’s House is for newborns to 17 years. The majority of residents are placed through CPS (Child Protective Services), and homeless runaway youth seek us out or are referred through the ISDs and judicial system. Our transitional living homes are for 18-21-year-olds, and the outreach and resource center provides services for at-risk teenagers up to 21 years old.

Q H ow are volunteers serving City House?

A Over half our direct staff is comprised of volunteers. They are the heartbeat of our organization. Total volunteers for 2015 were 2,400 with total volunteer hours of 59,000, including corporate workgroups

people on the streets? In suburbia today, when there is no longer a couch to sleep on, the kids take to the streets. The moment that transition occurs, they become classified as high-risk runaway children and almost immediately become susceptible to risky behavior, including prostitution, sex trafficking (as early as ages 13 or 14), drugs and crime that will eventually escalate, often ending in incarceration. Youth homelessness is on the rise. In cases of homelessness it is incumbent upon all of us to identify these youths and connect them to our services and programs as quickly as possible where every effort will be put into family reunification.


Chey Reynolds, marketing and development director, answered this week’s questions.

January 13 - 19, 2017


dotty's True Texas Cuisine

Race in for Sunday Supper

By Dotty Griffith Finding all the major food groups of Texas — barbecue, Mexican food and home cookin’ — on the same menu isn’t always easy. Whether the occasion is regional cravings or showing off Lone Star cuisine to initiates, a chance to taste brisket, tacos, fried chicken and biscuits at one sitting is worth knowing about. That’s what Sunday Supper at Stampede 66 is all Photo courtesy of Stampede 66 about. The menu is a Texas sampler in a Honey Fried Chicken (above) and Hell's Eggs (below). setting that is an homage to the state. Native Texan chef Stephan Pyles’ offers a full immersion experience with live cowboy music, an interior that swaggers with longhorns and Stetsons, Dotty Griffith while a Texas drawl practically whispers in your ear. going strong today and is currently run by Here’s the deal: there’s a prix fixe option Jody Nix, Hoyle’s son, who is a country westthat lets you eat your way around the state ern star in his own right. in three courses. Start with a choice of “fatty “The second half of the name, '66, comes (barbecue) brisket,” Hell’s Eggs (spicy deviled from my family’s restaurant that I practically eggs unlike any you ever had at a church picgrew up in, The Big Spring Phillips 66 Truck nic), chicken tacos or shrimp gumbo, a nod Stop Café. It was on the old Highway 80 that to our Gulf Coast heritage and neighboring ran through every little town in West Texas Louisiana. before Interstate 20 bypassed them all, dryPyles explains his restaurant, wideing up much of the local economies. I can ly known as a love letter to Texas, this way still hear Tammy Wynette and Faron Young on the restaurant website: “I’m often asked wailing from the jukebox, and envision the what inspired the name ‘Stampede 66.’ It’s sweet, southern-accented waitresses with a great question with a simple answer. ‘The beehive hairdos who called me, Mr. Stevie. I Stampede’ is an iconic dance hall that opened often joke that Stampede 66 is what my truck in 1954 in Big Spring, my hometown, by the stop café would have looked like had I had legendary country western musician and taste, control and money at the age of 10.” song writer, Hoyle Nix. He wrote the famous Main dish options include Pyles’ famous song, ‘Big Ball’s in Cowtown,’ which has been honey-fried chicken and buttermilk bisrecorded by Bob Wills, George Strait and cuits. Personally, that’s really all I need. It is, Asleep at the Wheel. ‘The Stampede’ is still quite simply, one of the best versions of fried chicken you will ever find. But if you want to branch out Recipe of the Week you can also select Mexicanstyle roasted Pork Pilbil or baked fish Veracruz. A la carte options offer 1 package frozen spineven more “no whar but ach, thawed and Texas” offerings such as drained Pyles’ signature bone-in 3 eggs, beaten cowboy ribeye. Other icon3 tablespoons olive oil ic Texas dishes, including 1 bunch green onions, chicken fried steak, chili pie, chopped and tamales get their due as 2 cloves garlic, well. Perhaps Pyles’ most fachopped mous signature, Heaven and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Hell Cake, alternating layers Photo by Sara Newberry 1/2 teaspoon dried of angel food and devil’s food garlic and cook until onions oregano cake smeared with peanut have wilted slightly. Add to 1/2 teaspoon dried dill butter mousse, all encased in the spinach mixture. Mix in 1 cup feta crumbles chocolate ganache, is yours the nutmeg, herbs, and feta. 1 tube crescent dough for the sharing as well. Or go Season lightly with salt. Salt ahead and eat the whole darn Unroll crescent dough thing. It’s Sunday Supper, into a rectangle. Spoon Heat oven to 375F. after all and you’re eating spinach mixture over and Line a baking pan with Texas food a la Stephan Pyles. roll into a log. Transfer parchment. to the baking pan and Mix spinach and eggs STAMPEDE 66 bake until golden, 18 to 22 in a medium bowl. Heat 2203 N. Akard St. Suite 100 minutes. 2 tablespoons olive oil in Dallas, 75201 a saute pan over medium 214-550-6966 Recipe by Sara Newberry heat. Add green onions and

Spinach and Feta Roll


Live Music Guide ShowS &andCConcerts onCertS Shows

Fri,: 1/13 Thurs,-1/19 thiS week Fri,- 1/13 thu, 1/19 The Dirty River Boys – Outlaw-Folk Americana, Bluegrass, Rock Friday, Jan. 13, 9 p.m., $19-$29 Granada Theater ................................ 3524 Greenville Ave. 214-824-9933 ..................................... Avant, Dru Hill & Jagged Edge – Soul, Hip Hop, Gospel, R&B Friday., Jan. 13, 8 p.m., $60 Music Hall at Fair Park .................................... 909 1st Ave. 214-565-1116 .................................. An Evening of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson and Gerald Albright – Funk, Soul, R&B Sunday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., $40-$90 Verizon Theatre .................... 1001 Performance Pl., 75050 972-854-5050 ....................................... Eric Lindell – Singer Songwriter, Blues Rock, Pop Rock Thursday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$28 The Kessler Theater ............................... 1230 W. Davis St. 214-272-8346 ...............................................

Saturday,, January 14 14 Saturday January Adair’s Saloon ....... 2624 Commerce St. ....... 214-939-9900 The Merles Classic Country, Western Swing 7:45 p.m. No Cover Paul Nipper Country / Americana 11 p.m. No Cover .............. Club Dada ................ 2720 Elm St. ............... 214-742-3400 Dan Layus Singer Songwriter 9 p.m. $18-$20 ................... The Door ................ 2513 Main St. .................. 214-742-3667 The White Rhinos Psych Rock, Alt Rock, Classic Rock 8 p.m. $10 ..................... Double-Wide ........ 3510 Commerce St. .......... 214-887-6510 The Robot Bonfire Indie Rock 9 p.m. $10 ........................ The Foundry ............ 2303 Pittman St. ............ 214-749-1112 Aaron Joseph Puzey Folk, Country, Alternative Country 8 p.m. No Cover ...........................


Lone Star Roadhouse ... 11277 E. NW Hwy .. 214-341-3538 The Lupners ‘60s-’90s Rock Tribute Band 8 p.m. $10 .............

Evan Felker & Rhett Miller – Singer Songwriter, Alt-Country, Rock Friday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m., $27 The Kessler Theater ............................... 1230 W. Davis St. 214-272-8346 ...............................................

Maracas Cocina Mexicana .. 2914 Main St. ... 214-748-7140 Live Music Latin Jazz 8 p.m. No cover ................

Remix: From Prometheus to Prokofiev – Classical Fri. - Sat., Jan. 20-21, 7:30 p.m., $19 Meyerson Symphony Center ....................... 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600 ...................................................

Opening Bell Coffee ..... 1409 S. Lamar St. .... 214-565-0383 If Nothing Else Singer Songwriter 8 p.m. $5 Dustin Barksdale Singer Songwriter 9:30 p.m. $10 ...............

Atmosphere – Hip Hop Saturday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., $25 The Bomb Factory ............................. 2713 Canton St. 214-932-6501 .....................................

Poor David’s Pub ...... 1313 S. Lamar St. ....... 214-565-1297 School of Rock Band Showcase Rock 7 p.m. $10 ..................

Swan Song – Led Zeppelin Tribute, Classic Rock Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m., $13-$24 Granada Theater ................................ 3524 Greenville Ave. 214-824-9933 .....................................

Sundown at Granada .. 3520 Greenville Ave. ... 214-823-8308 Greg Shroeder Americana, Alternative, Folk Rock 11 p.m. Free ......................

Monica and Tank – R&B, Soul, Hip Hop Saturday., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., $70 Music Hall at Fair Park .................................... 909 1st Ave. 214-565-1116 .................................. Dawes – Folk Rock, Indie Folk Thursday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $25 The Bomb Factory ............................. 2713 Canton St. 214-932-6501 ..................................... Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Alt Rock, Jazz Fusion Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., $85-$95 Verizon Theatre .................... 1001 Performance Pl., 75050 972-854-5050 .......................................

Three Links ............... 2704 Elm St. ................ 214-653-8228 That 1 Guy Rhythm & Sound, Experimental, Funk, Jazz 9 p.m. $13-$15 .... Twilite Lounge ............ 32640 Elm St. ........... 214-741-2121 Cassie Holt and the Lost Souls Soul, R&B, Blues 10 p.m. Free .................

Sunday,, January 15 15 Sunday January The Balcony Club ...... 1825 Abrams Rd. ....... 214-826-8104 Beat Street Poetry, Drums 6-9 p.m. Free Jonathan Fisher Trio Jazz 8 p.m. No cover ...............

Tom Chaplin – Singer Songwriter, Alt-Country, Rock Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m., $29 The Kessler Theater ............................... 1230 W. Davis St. 214-272-8346 ...............................................

The Free Man ....... 2626 Commerce St. ......... 214-377-9893 Savoy Swing Band Early Jazz & Swing 7 p.m. No cover Blues Jam Blues 10 p.m. No cover ............

Sleep, Pinkish Black – Doom Metal, Experimental Monday, Jan. 30, 9 p.m., $30-$33 Granada Theater ................................ 3524 Greenville Ave. 214-824-9933 .....................................

Opening Bell Coffee ..... 1409 S. Lamar St. .... 214-565-0383 Dylan Moses Singer Songwriter 7 p.m. $5 .................


The Rustic .............. 3656 Howell St. .............. 214-730-0596 Vincent Neil Emerson & The Old Souls Rock, Country-blues 12:30 p.m. Free ............................

Tchaikovsky and Bruckner – Classical Thurs./Fri., Feb. 2-3, 7:30 p.m., $48-$533 Meyerson Symphony Center ....................... 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600 ...................................................

Sundown at Granada .. 3520 Greenville Ave. .. 214-823-8308 Monoculture Psych Rock 10 p.m. Free ......................

Eric Church – Country, Singer Songwriter Friday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $34-$93 American Airlines Center ....................... 2500 Victory Ave. 214-665-4797 .........................

Times Ten Cellars ..... 6324 Prospect Ave. .... 214-824-9463 Joel Pipkin Project World Jazz 4 p.m. No cover ...........

The Pines of Rome – Classical Fri. - Sun., Feb. 10-12, 7:30 p.m./2:30 p.m. (Sun.) $37-$240 Meyerson Symphony Center ....................... 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600 ...................................................

Trees .................... 2709 Elm St. .................... 214-741-1124 Substance New Order Tribute Band, New Wave 8 p.m. $16 ..........................

Crush Dallas 2017 – Hip Hop, Dub Step Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $25 South Side Ballroom ............................... 1135 S. Lamar St. 800-745-3000 .......................

The Balcony Club ...... 1825 Abrams Rd. ....... 214-826-8104 Liz Mikel’s Entertainer’s Showcase Professional Open Mic 9:30 p.m. Free .......................

Stomp – Alternative Percussion Tues.-Sat., Feb. 14-19, 8 p.m., $15-$85 Music Hall at Fair Park .................................... 909 1st Ave. 214-565-1116 ..................................

RBC ................. 2617 Commerce St. .............. 469- 487-6149 Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions Experimental 9 p.m. Free ....................

Devendra Banhart – Folk Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Latin Wednesday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $30-$49 Granada Theater ................................ 3524 Greenville Ave. 214-824-9933 ..................................... Zoe Keating – Contemporary Classical, Cello Rock Wednesday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $20-$30 The Kessler Theater ............................... 1230 W. Davis St. 214-272-8346 ............................................... Miss Flamenca Seville & Dance – Flamenco Thurs. & Sat., Feb. 16 & 18, 7:30 & 8 p.m. (Sat.), $10-$75 Dallas City Performance Hall ...................... 2520 Flora St. 214-671-1450 .................................................. The Pin Show w/ Zhora – Emerging Artists, Indie Pop, Misc. Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $28 The Bomb Factory ............................. 2713 Canton St. 214-932-6501 ..................................... Sting – Rock, Pop, New Wave, Jazz, Reggae Monday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m., $69+ Verizon Theatre .................... 1001 Performance Pl., 75050 972-854-5050 ....................................... Bon Jovi – Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Pop Rock Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., $20+ American Airlines Center ....................... 2500 Victory Ave. 214-665-4797 .........................

16 16 MMonday, onday, January January

San Francisco Rose ... 3024 Greenville Ave. ... 214-826-2020 Open Mic with Aaron Puzey Variety, Open Mic 7-10 p.m. No Cover ......... Sundown at Granada .. 3520 Greenville Ave. .. 214-823-8308 Funky Knuckles Funk 10 p.m. Free ......................

Tuesday,, January 17 17 tueSday January The Balcony Club ...... 1825 Abrams Rd. ....... 214-826-8104 Peggy Honea’s Happenin’ Party Multi Genre 6-9 p.m. Free Mick Tinsley Unplugged Blues 9:30 p.m. Free ....................... Buzzbrews Kitchen .... 4334 Lemmon Ave. .... 214-521-4334 Classical Open Mic Classical 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Free ......................... The Crown and Harp .. 1914 Greenville Ave. ..214-828-1914 Harper’s Revue Local Music Showcase 10 p.m. Free .............. The Rustic .............. 3656 Howell St. .............. 214-730-0596 Brannon Barrett Singer Songwriter 8:30 p.m. Free ............................ Sandaga 813 .............. 813 Exposition ............. 972.415.7491 Jazz Jam Jazz 8:30 p.m. $5 - $10 ................

Valerie June – Folk, Soul, Blues, Appalachian Monday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m., $20-$29 Granada Theater ................................ 3524 Greenville Ave. 214-824-9933 .....................................

San Francisco Rose ... 3024 Greenville Ave. ... 214-826-2020 Tin Man Singer Songwriter 8-11 p.m. No Cover .........

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Sundown at Granada .. 3520 Greenville Ave. .. 214-823-8308 Chase Gassaway Singer Songwriter, Americana, Pop 10 p.m. Free ......................

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Adair’s Saloon ....... 2624 Commerce St. ....... 214-939-9900 The Reed Brothers Americana, Blues, Rock 11 p.m. No Cover .............. Barley House ........... 5612 SMU Blvd. ............ 214-824-0306 Captain & Camille Smooth ‘70s Tribute Band 8 p.m. TBD ...................... Double-Wide ........ 3510 Commerce St. .......... 214-887-6510 Blood Letters Punk 9 p.m. $7 ..........................

Three Links ............... 2704 Elm St. ................ 214-653-8228 CoLab, Friday’s Foolery Funk, Hip Hop, R&B 9 p.m. Free ..........

18 18 wWednesday, edneSday, January January The Green Elephant ........ 5627 Dyer St. ........ 214-265-1338 Dallas Drum Djam Open drum jam 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 .............

The Foundry ............ 2303 Pittman St. ............ 214-749-1112 Jenna Clark Singer Songwriter 8 p.m. No Cover ...........................

The Free Man .......... 2626 Commerce St. ....... 214-377-9893 Three Quarters Fast Dixieland Band 7 p.m. Free The Found Hip Hop, R&B, Soul Pop, Reggae 10 p.m. Free ...................

The Free Man .......... 2626 Commerce St. ....... 214-377-9893 Jack Allday Jazz Band Jazz 7 p.m. Free ...................

The Prophet Bar ........... 2548 Elm St. ............ 214-742-3667 The Nth Power Soul, Funk, Jazz, Gospel, World Beat 7:30 p.m. $10 .....................

Lone Star Roadhouse ... 11277 E. NW Hwy .. 214-341-3538 Kenny & The Kasuals ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s Rock Tribute Band 8 p.m. $10 .............

The Rustic .............. 3656 Howell St. .............. 214-730-0596 Cameron Matthew Ray Singer Songwriter 8:30 p.m. Free ............................

Poor David’s Pub ...... 1313 S. Lamar St. ....... 214-565-1297 Mr. Troll’s B-Day Party Country, Folk, Rock, Blues 7 p.m. $10 ....................

Sundown at Granada .. 3520 Greenville Ave. .. 214-823-8308 Thieves of Sunrise Southern Soul 10 p.m. Free ......................

Three Links ............... 2704 Elm St. ................ 214-653-8228 Sweet Chaos All Girl Rock Band 9 p.m. $5-$8 ........ Twilite Lounge ............ 32640 Elm St. ........... 214-741-2121 Nate Kipp Country, Americana, Roots 10 p.m. Free ................. Uncle Calvin’s ...... 9555 N. Central Expy. ....... 214-363-0044 Tim Grimm, Susan Cattaneo Singer Songwriter 8 p.m. $15-$18 ..................

Thursday,, January 19 19 thurSday January The Library Bar ....... 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. ..... 214-224-3152 Erik Barnes Classical, Jazz, Piano 7 p.m. Free .......... Opening Bell Coffee ..... 1409 S. Lamar St. .... 214-565-0383 Jared Mahone Singer Songwriter 9 p.m. $10 ............... Sundown at Granada .. 3520 Greenville Ave. .. 214-823-8308 Leopold & His Fictrion Motown, Garage Rock, Blues, Folk 10 p.m. $13 .......................



January 13 - 19, 2017

Hammer and Nails

Time is right for mudroom makeover By Stephan Sardone

every day. On the other hand, if the mudroom is located near a back entrance or where it’s not There’s nothing I love more seen, you could make it more than a small space made funcindustrial and rugged. I’ve found tional and fashionable. A lot of that a rustic, wooden look is popthe time, small rooms are neular for hidden mudrooms. The glected or given up on, when they wood is more durable and looks could be used for attractive stor- Stephan Sardone better the more time passes and age, kitchen pantry convenience the more damage it takes. or even a mudroom. I’d like to Mudroom essentials infocus on that last one: the mudroom. clude shallow bench seating, cubbies (and Not every house has a mudroom, but more cubbies), hooks at all levels along sometimes there will be an entryway, a the walls, and hard flooring — no carpet. large laundry room, an office/mudroom You want surfaces, paint and other design hybrid or sunroom. I am an advocate for factors that will be suitable for easy cleaneach of these, because it just goes to show up. If you have small children, it’s smart that a mudroom-like space can be placed to put hooks for them at their height, almost anywhere. It really comes down to and notice I said hooks — not necessarily your family’s needs and the space available hangers in closets. Kids are more likely to to you. hang something up on a hook than open What objects do you often use? Do a closet door to hang up their coat on a you have a lot of coats that need to be hanger. Even then, the closet would be stowed away while you keep your daily messy, and coats would be falling off brojackets at the ready? Maybe all you have is ken, tangled hangers. an umbrella, shoes and a heavy briefcase The most important thing is to conyou need to set down when you walk in. sider every family member’s needs. Be sure Or maybe your situation involves enough that each person has their own space withsporting equipment to fill an entire room. in the room, to keep things organized and Answer these questions, and then deseparate. Don’t be shy: apply your family’s cide how to go forward. You might need personality to the room as well as making to dedicate half the laundry room to a it the utmost functional it can be. mudroom design, or your entryway, if big Stephan Sardone is owner of Sardone enough, could undergo an entire mudConstruction and has been helping people room transformation. improve their life by remodeling their home Although most mudrooms are smallaround their life. er spaces, there are some that are bigger, especially if you have a spare bedroom you need to occupy somehow. Regardless of the size, it’s a good idea to build vertically if you can. Make the most of your space with taller shelving units and utilizing any kind of hidden storage, like spaces inside or underneath benches. If you’re making the entryway into a “mudroom,” you’ll want the design to be well thought-out. Meaning, the home’s first impression should be elegant and well done, especially if it’s a space where shoes and backpacks land. Do your best to keep Photo courtesy of Pinterest it classy as the first room you see Children are more apt to hang up clothing by using hooks.

By Candy Evans At, we love a livable home, especially a livable luxury home. So many multi-million dollar homes are filled with rooms that rarely, if ever, get used, but that’s certainly not the case with this modern Mediterranean at 10731 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks of Preston Hollow. For those of you unfamiliar with that subdivision, it’s between Strait Lane and Inwood Road, just south of Royal Lane. Yep, the honeypot of CEOs, sports stars, and those with extremely discerning taste. This was Hunter Mahan’s neck of the Preston Hollow woods, in fact. And if you subscribe to CandysDirt. com you get this kind of valuable information every single day. “It’s a timeless Mediterranean and it will never go out of style,” Aaron Carroll with Allie Beth Allman Photos courtesy of & Associates said. Carroll This house, located 10731 Bridge Hollow Court, is listed at $8.5 is co-listing the three-story, million 12,842-square-foot property with Blake Eltis for $8.5 Dallas, as we do love to let the party flow million. from inside to out. This house is built for Built in 2007 by Mark entertaining, with the main living areas Molthan, it was the luxe showwrapping around the gorgeous pool and case home du jour. Perched patio. on just over an acre of land, The living room has an impressive the six-bedroom, eight-fulltimbered ceiling, and twin carved limestone Candace Evans fireplaces anchor each end of the room. and-two-half-bath home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac and You can step out onto both front and rear backs up to Bachmann Creek — so it’s exloggias from this room through massive glass tremely private. doors that allow light to flood the home. As if the location is not enough, David “There is so much light that when I show Stocker, principal with Stocker Hoesterey the house, I never need to turn on the lights,” Montenegro, was the architect. If you’re buildCarroll said. ing a house, SHM is the go-to firm that underEverything you’d expect of a gourmet stands not only how to create gorgeous houses, kitchen is at your fingertips, from the builtbut how to create homes that stand the test of in Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer and time and are truly livable. six-burner Wolf range, to dual sinks and dou“Every single room is 100 percent usable,” ble turbo ovens. It’s all here, and of course, Carroll said. “The family uses every square opens into the family room with yet anothfoot. There is absolutely no wasted space, and er fireplace and a spectacular view of the the floor plan lends itself to any demographic. backyard. It’s great for raising small children or for colA separate ground-floor wing houses the lege kids returning home for the holidays.” master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms The house is reminiscent of what you’d see (check out the shower view), and there is anin Santa Barbara or Palm Beach, capturing that other fireplace and another magnificent timindoor/outdoor California lifestyle. Despite bered ceiling. our odd freeze and a couple of intensely hot You can take the stairs or zip up to the summer months, this is a style well suited for third floor via the elevator to another living area and five more bedroom suites or down to the lower level — remember, this is where the wine is, very important in our book. There’s also a full-sized bar and a dramatic home theatre bathed in red and gold. No worries, you can work off the wine and popcorn in the home’s gym. is the only blog in Dallas for the truly real estate obsessed! Named by National Association of Real Estate Editors as the BEST Real Estate Blog in the country.




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January 13 - 19, 2017

Crossword Puzzle

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sound 28. Variety show 29. Catch cold 30. Lake near Reno 32. Sherlock portrayer 34. WNW opposite 36. Prefix for center

37. Powder base 39. Class 41. Panasonic rival 43. Expedite 45. Split — (nitpick) 47. Feudal lord 49. Point the finger at

108. Crash scene org. 110. Preside at tea 111. Cheers 112. Turned turtle 113. — apso 115. Ocean, in Mongolian 116. Toughen up 117. Lake cabin, often 120. Dorothy, to Em 122. Auto-safety advocate 124. Lean-to 128. Caviar, actually 129. Can. neighbor 131. Dark yellow 133. Large antelope 135. 1051, to Terence 136. Hyrax 138. “Be quiet!” (2 wds.) 140. Organic compound 142. Ring-shaped reef 144. Dexterous 145. “Forget” a letter 146. — & Young 147. Sheet of plywood 148. Wren residences 149. Minced 150. Reluctant 151. Gives autographs DOWN 1. Ready to swing (2 wds.) 2. Water wheel 3. Hillock 4. Archer of whodunits 5. Formerly, old-style 6. “First star I see tonight” folk 7. Pizza topping

Don't be afraid of taking a single step Richard Branson once said, “if your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” I fully support setting big goals in most areas of life. After all, without a goal, we have no idea how much we achieve. As it Megan Lyons relates to our health goals, though, we are encouraged to set such lofty resolutions that we fail to appreciate small steps in the right direction. No longer is exercising three times per week sufficient, we resolve to exercise every single day of 2017 … for three hours. No longer can we celebrate making a healthy meal of salmon and grilled vegetables, we have to commit to a more dramatic fad diet or restrictive meal plan. I love the idea of pushing ourselves to our limits, and I do believe that setting goals encourages us to be our very best selves. There is just one small problem. When goals seem so far away, we are often paralyzed by fear and overwhelm. There is so much to do, so much progress to be made, that we find ourselves simply unable to start. We may care so much about attaining the end goal that we are terrified by the thought that we may not be able to attain it if we start trying … so we just don’t start. That way, we won’t be disappointed. The single most important thing you can do to achieve that scary, aspirational, seemingly-impossible goal is to take the first small step. Once you take that first step, take the next step. After that one … you guessed it, take one more. You see, we are so often focused on where we are now, or where we want to be, that we gloss over how to actually get there. Regardless of the goal, though, you won’t get there unless you take that very first step.

In my practice of helping clients find their happiest and healthiest selves, I counsel many people who have significant amounts of weight to lose. If a client wants to lose 150 pounds in a healthy and sustainable way, he knows he’s not going to get there overnight. The prospect of losing two or three pounds in the first week seems so insignificant that it is easy for him to convince himself not to even start. “Great, you’ll eat as healthily as possible, give up all the things you love, maybe even do a bit of exercise … and you’re still 148 pounds overweight?” he might ask himself. Surely, it seems easier to grab an extra cookie and settle into a night on the couch. When we are thinking rationally, this example seems silly. We all know that being 148 pounds overweight is better than being 150 pounds overweight, and that once we take that first step, we can gain motivation from seeing results, beginning a cycle of positive reinforcement. But when it comes to our own big, lofty goals, we are often not thinking rationally. We live in a culture of overnight success, and we are enraptured by products that claim to help us drop 20 pounds in a day or build a business in an hour a week. It is sexier to share successes on social media than struggles, so we often tell ourselves that if we are not there yet, we are not good enough. That one step we took didn’t make us a supermodel, so we might as well go back to the way we have always been. You see how we will never reach our goals if we are locked in the grip of this self-perpetuating cycle. What is the solution, then? Set a big goal, even one that scares you, as Branson advises. Spend a few minutes getting excited about it, ensuring that it’s the right goal for you … and then forget it. Put on blinders and focus solely on getting Health cont'd on page 9

Your Stars this Week by Stella Wilder

The coming week will present many situations that pull individuals of all types in at least two very different directions at once. It may seem to some as if a war of sorts is being waged within — desires will conflict with needs, and the heart and head will wage battle for dominance in situations that are volatile, emotional and of great importance in both the personal and professional spheres. Tough decisions will wait to be made as the week comes to a close, and how one thinks through all of his or her options will make the difference between a satisfactory outcome or one that wreaks emotional havoc — though no option is likely to be completely painless. Indeed, many will be choosing the lesser of two very clear evils, so it may help to remember that support is available. Where love is concerned, those who are willing to be firm and uncompromising stand the best chance of seeing things work out to their liking. Indeed, whoever unpacks his or her heart with the right words at the right time — and to the right person — can quite possibly have his or her heart's desire as the week comes to a close. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) You needn't overthink a key issue. The moment you decide on your course of action, get moving — and don't be made to wait. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) – You

can demonstrate unusual creativity when it comes to routine endeavors, especially in and around the home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) Someone who figured prominently in key affairs early last year is likely to resurface and demand that you take action. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) – Someone is knocking at the door — figuratively, at least. You'll want to see who's there, and what he or she wants, before opening it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) What you admit to a loved one early in the week may be discovered by another party who desires to do you harm with the knowledge. Use caution! (March 6-March 20) – You'll be sought out for your expertise in a certain area, but events toward week's end may still baffle you and others. ARIES (March 21-April 4) Your attempts to rekindle a long-distance relationship will teach you something about what's possible — and what you really want. (April 5-April 19) – You're relying on the care of someone who is ultimately ill-equipped to care for anyone. It's time to look elsewhere for guidance. TAURUS (April 20-May 5) A friend will get in touch and

79. Talks big 81. Explorer of 1497 82. Archaeology find 83. Fails to include 84. — von Richthofen 85. Catkin 86. Uh-uhs 87. More wily 88. ER pictures (hyph.) 90. Like some alleys 91. Papyrus, for one 92. Sat for a camera 94. New Guinea native 95. “Cabaret” setting 96. Slack off 99. Twosomes 100. “Deck the Halls” phrase (hyph.) 102. Volcanic formations 105. Aussie minerals 106. Brawl 107. Reject 109. Diner sandwich 111. Cruised in style 112. Finally find 114. Does ghost work? 115. Make the call 116. Least occupied 117. Godzilla foe 118. Dodge 119. Monikers 121. Doric's cousin 123. Prudential rival 125. Many Vietnamese 126. Ms. Barkin of films 127. Sour pickles 130. Got an A 132. Fishing gear 134. Skips stones 137. Promising 139. “The Greatest” 141. Old B'way posting 143. — chi ch'uan

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make a request that may catch you by surprise. Even so, it's not something you're unwilling to do. (May 6-May 20) – You and a friend are onto something, but now may not be the time to reveal your plans. Be patient, and wait for a clear sign. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) You and a partner have some details to sort out before you can set a new plan in motion. Something yet unsaid matters a great deal. (June 7-June 20) – You are missing someone who, in the past, seemed to make things difficult for you. Now, he or she seems essential to your well-being. CANCER (June 21-July 7) Your search for that "perfect something" is drawing to a close, and you're nearer to your heart's desire than you've ever been. (July 8-July 22) – The time has come for you to commit to an idea you've been toying with for some time. A loved one gives you his or her full backing. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) You are more than qualified for a certain job or responsibility, but the powers that be are likely to look elsewhere. You must find out why! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) – You've been receiving a great deal of attention of late, but none of it for the reason you think. You'll get some unexpected news.

Copyright 2017 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) A long period of uncertainty is drawing to a close. A loved one gives you permission to close out the week in a way that suits you to a T! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) – Now is the time to state your case to someone who has been willing to listen for quite some time. He or she can give you what you want. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) It's not unusual to find yourself navigating unfamiliar terrain, but this week that unfamiliarity may do something unusual to you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) – The questions you ask will lead to discoveries that you've long anticipated, but certain details leave much to be desired. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) You may have to settle for an arrangement that is neither to your liking nor completely undesirable. You'll have to adjust. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) – You and a friend may finally come to an agreement about something that has long been a bone of contention between you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) Now that all is said and done, you'll be able to look back and determine just what you could have done better — and when. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) – You can do a great deal to avoid an unpleasant outcome, but take care not to rewrite the past in some intangible way!

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January 13 - 19, 2017


Berg and Wahlberg make ‘Patriot’s Day’ potentially big hit By Chic DiCiccio @chiccywood

There are two directions that a movie like “Patriots Day” could go. The Boston Marathon terror attack happened not even four full years ago and it could be seen as exploitation in the manner of Oliver Stone’s misfire “World Trade Center.” Or, like the well-thought out “United 93”, it can choose to be a powerful reminder that even though there are people who seek nothing but causing pain and suffering, they can be beaten by the sheer will of the human spirit. Not only does director Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” avoid exploitation, it showcases and encapsulates how good-willed Americans of all shapes, sizes, and colors overcame one of the worst events to occur in United States history. The attack itself is almost a backdrop and “Patriots Day” makes the real story about the heroic men and women that proved Americans can and will join together to defeat evil. Mark Wahlberg portrays Boston Police Department Sergeant Tommy Saunders, a composite character who, in the most farfetched plot development, manages to be involved with every important event of the “Patriots Day” 133-minute runtime. An alluded to suspension for Saunders forces him to play traffic cop for a day during the Marathon and he’s stationed at the finish line. The bombing scene is graphic, but it doesn’t revel in blood. It’s near impossible

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Mark Wahlberg stars in ‘Patriot’s Day’ to treat an actual event in which people died with this much respect while also displaying the brutality of it, yet Berg pulls it off. There are several shots of bloodied humans, but each moment is treated just as someone seeing these brutal things occur would see them: a brief look followed by a turn away in horror. Locations and times are displayed in text on the screen throughout the film and it shows the speed in which Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), FBI agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick (Michael Beach) reacted to the attack. The precision and timeliness in which an investigation and manhunt began amid death and destruction is awe inspiring and furthers how the worst things can bring out the best in people. Of course, the manhunt was centered

on Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev (Themo Melikidze and Alex Wolff). These two are shown going about their day with calmness and ease with Tamerlan’s Muslim convert wife, Katherine Russell (Melissa Benoist), ably standing by and caring for their child. In fact, these two are so relaxed after carrying out their act of terror, that Tamerlan sends Dzhokar out for milk, which is captured and shown via real security camera footage. The most inspired choice that Berg makes is editing in the aforementioned security footage of the Tsarnaev’s during and after the attack. It is eerily haunting and creates realism, but it also allows the movie to show the real heroism of Dun Meng (Jimmy O. Yang), a carjacking victim of the brothers whose bravery leads to authorities pinpointing their location. There is a boatload of tragedy, mostly

centered around MIT police officer Sean Collier (Jake Picking) and newlyweds Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky (Christopher O’Shea and Rachel Broshanan). Their stories are tragic and leaving them from the story would have been a disservice to all involved. In perhaps the best scene of “Patriots Day”, a mysterious, never named interrogator (Khandi Alexander) shows up to “talk” with Katherine Russell. This intense moment serves as an indictment of radical Muslims as Russell stonewalls and contradicts her own faith while the interrogator proves how pathetic her husband truly was. If there is a partisan, finger pointing moment in the movie, this is it. “Patriots Day” builds up to a massive, incredibly staged firefight in Watertown which features Police Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons). Not only does Simmons put in the finest performance of the entire movie, his fearless moment of true life bravery is pulse pounding to watch. Pugliese’s action is a metaphor for how the entire Boston area handled the attack and could elicit cheers from audience members. Peter Berg, along with “Lone Survivor” and “Deepwater Horizon”, has pulled off a real-life trifecta of sorts. “Patriots Day” is a movie in which Wahlberg’s character mentions people coming together when things are at their worst several times and it could inspire many to do just that. This could be a sleeper box office hit and the coda featuring interviews with real life survivors of the attack is as uplifting as a movie can get.


Newsperson Megyn Kelly is the Fox star that got away

By Ed Bark High-profile talent raids have been non-existent in recent years — both at the national and local TV news levels. Money is scarcer, ratings are diminished and mega-salaries for star anchors aren’t the solid investments they used to be. But a big one got away from Fox News Channel last week when NBC News successfully wooed Megyn Kelly by promising her a Monday through Friday daytime show, a Sunday evening news magazine hour and a prominent on-air presence in times of big breaking news, plus the Peacock’s political and special events coverage. But will she be worth her undisclosed multi-million dollar salary? Possibly but not probably. And Kelly also may find, in a fairly short time, that she can’t do it all. Or that the softer confines of daytime TV aren’t a good fit for her. Or that viewers have room for just one Sunday night news program — and that’s long been “60 Minutes.” NBC probably would be wisest to give Kelly one of its extended “Today” show hours rather than launch a separate daytime entity under her name. Network news stars Jane Pauley, Katie Couric and, most recently, Meredith Vieira, all tried and failed to succeed where Ellen DeGeneres has prospered. And although he remained at CNN, Anderson Cooper likewise flopped as a stand-alone weekday talk show host. It had been just over a decade since the last big move of a star TV news player from one network to another. Couric left “Today” and NBC in 2006 to join CBS and become the first solo woman anchor of a nightly

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Megyn Kelly (author above left), who just left Fox for NBC, has had a series of run-ins with President-elect Donald Trump. broadcast network evening newscast. She made her Ed Bark heavily hyped “CBS Evening News” debut on Sept. 5, 2006. For a short while, the ratings popped. But CBS quickly sank back to third place in the evening news wars and Couric was dumped at the end of her five-year contract. CBS realized in the end that the far more cost-affordable Bob Schieffer had done appreciably better in the ratings as Couric’s predecessor. Since then, CBS, ABC and NBC all have gone inhouse for their new network news anchors. Scott Pelley replaced Couric, David Muir succeeded Diane Sawyer and Lester Holt stepped in after Brian Williams fell into disgrace. Couric since has bounced from CBS to ABC News to her failed daytime talk show to a current position as a Yahoo! News anchor. She recently reunited with Matt Lauer on “Today” to help him celebrate his 20-year anniversary with the

show. She may well wish she’d never left. In Dallas-Fort Worth, the last big local news heist came back in 1999, when anchor Tracy Rowlett ended a storied 25-year career at WFAA-TV and signed a seven-year deal with KTVT-TV (CBS11). The CBS network had just bought the station and wanted to make a major splash. So the money truck pulled up and Rowlett decided to jump at the chance to sign an extended multi-million dollar contract while negotiations at WFAA were moving along more slowly than he liked. A standard “non-compete” clause kept Rowlett off the air until the 2000 February “sweeps” ratings period, when he signed on with Karen Borta as

co-anchor of CBS11’s 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts. During his seven years on the showcase 10 p.m. news, CBS11 never made it to the No. 1 spot in the ratings. But the station did manage to outdraw WFAA at 10 p.m. in a couple of ratings sweeps periods. And that was

something it had never done before. “We couldn’t even see Channel 8 (WFAA) looking up. It was like stepping down 50 markets when I came over here,” Rowlett said on the night of his last 10 p.m. newscast. “We truly were still in those early throes of trying to put a newscast together. I’m sorry we didn’t ascend to the No. 1 rating. I know that’s something that everybody kept looking at. But despite that, we’re a real player in the marketplace. This station has credibility it didn’t have before.” CBS11 was back in the ratings doldrums during the November 2016 sweeps. But don’t expect any talent raids – on the part of any of the four major local TV news providers. NBC’s big move to snare Kelly mostly seems like a blast from the past. And history shows that it’s seldom

money well spent. RANDOM NIBBLES An interesting sidelight to Sunday’s Golden Globes is that none of the TV winners were from HBO, which as usual had its share of nominees. Instead, FX continued its hot streak with four wins, followed by AMC with three (all surprisingly for “The Night Manager”), Netflix with two (both for “The Crown”), and Amazon and ABC with one apiece (respectively for “Goliath” and “black-ish”). FX split its wins evenly between “Atlanta” and “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” HBO loves its awards, and there will be meetings over this. Ed Bark, who runs the TV website, is a current board member of the Press Club of Dallas.

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Our Favorite Restaur ants American – Homestyle Beck’s Prime 5931 Forest Ln. 972-661-8681 Bubba’s Cooks Country 6617 Hillcrest 214-373-6527 Mama’s Daughters’ Diner 2014 Irving Blvd. 214-742-8646 Riverside Grill 940 Riverfront Blvd. 214-748-2700 Asian – Japanese – Sushi Blue Sushi Sake Grill 7859 Walnut Hill, #100 972-677-7887 Sushi House 5619 W. Lovers Ln. 214-350-2100 Sushi Kyoto II 6429 Hillcrest Ave. 214-520-9991 Ten Ramen 1818 Sylvan Ave. 972-803-4400 WaiWai Kitchen – Sushi, Noodles 4315 Lemmon Ave. 214-520-8868 Bakery – Desserts – Ice Cream Celebrity Café & Bakery 10720 Preston Rd,#1016 214-373-0783 Crème de la Cookie 6025 Royal Ln. 214-363-4766 6706 Snider Plaza 214-265-5572 Einstein Bros. Bagels 3827 Lemmon Ave. 214-526-5221 6011 Royal Ln. 214-265-1435 6109 Berkshire Ln, #A 214-691-2445 Gigi’s Cupcakes 5450 W. Lovers, #130 214-352-2253 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. Mustang Donuts 6601 Hillcrest Ave. The Original Cupcakery 2222 McKinney, #230 Paciugo 3699 McKinney Ave. Pokey O’s 3034 Mockingbird Top Pot Doughnuts 8611 Hillcrest, #195 Yummy Donuts 4355 Lovers Ln.

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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 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 Bars, Pubs & Taverns 6th Street Bar / Uptown 3005 Routh St. 214-965-0962 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 Ginger Man - Uptown 2718 Boll St. 214-754-8771 The Idle Rich Pub 2614 McKinney Ave. 214-965-9926 Nickel and Rye 2523 McKinney Ave. 214-389-2120 The Quarter Bar 3301 McKinney Ave. 214-754-0106 Time Out Tavern 5101 W. Lovers Ln. 214-956-9522 Uptown Pub & Grill 3605 McKinney 214-522-5100 Windmill Lounge 5320 Maple Ave. 214-443-7818 Breakfast and/or Lunch Bailey’s Cafe 2525 Inwood Rd., #123 214-350-9445 Original Pancake House 2900 Lemmon Ave. 214-528-7215 4343 W. NW Hwy,#375 214-351-2012 Two Sisters 3111-C Monticello 214-526-1118 Burgers, Deli & Sandwiches Blues Burgers 1820 W. Mockingbird 214-750-9100 BGR – The Burger Joint 3001 Knox St., #108 469-941-4471 Burger House 6913 Hillcrest 214-361-0370 Chip’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers 4530 W. Lovers Ln. 214-691-2447 East Hampton Sandwich Co. 6912 Snider Plaza 214-363-2888 Gazeebo Burgers 5950 Royal Ln. 214-368-3344 Goff’s Hamburgers 6401 Hillcrest 214-520-9133

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Great American Hero 4001 Lemmon Ave. 214-521-2070 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 8411 Preston Rd., #118 214-691-7827 Mooyah Burger 6713 W. N.W. Hwy. 214-987-2666 Potbelly Sandwich Shop 5921 Forest Ln., #100 972-392-7771 Smashburger 4235 W. NW Hwy, #100 972-220-1222 Snuffer’s 8411 Preston Rd, #112 214-265-9911 Subway – SMU area 6935 Hillcrest 214-444-9068 Village Burger – West Village 3699 McKinney 214-443-9998 Wild About Harry’s – Katy Trail Serving up Harry’s mother's recipe of creamy frozen custard in many flavors made daily, award-winning hot dogs & a friendly atmosphere, Harry's has become the place to eat and relax for everyone. Open: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week. 3113 Knox St. 214-520-3113 Chinese Howard Wang’s China Grill 3223 Lemmon Ave. 214-954-9558 4343 N.W. Hwy, #345 214-366-1606 Royal China

6025 Royal Ln., #201 Wang’s Chinese Café 6033 Luther Ln.

214-361-1771 214-265-1688

Coffee & Specialties Drip Coffee Co. 4343 W. Lovers Ln. 214-599-7800 Oak Lawn Coffee 2720 Oak Lawn 214-219-5511 Sip Stir Cafe 3800 McKinney, #180 214-443-9100 Starbucks 2801 Allen St., #180 214-965-9696 3216 Knox St. 214-520-2273 4343 W. NW Hwy. 214-654-0704 Union Coffee Shop 5622 Dyer St. 214-242-9725 Eclectic Angela’s Cafe 7979 Inwood Rd. 214-904-8122 Black-Eyed Pea 3857 Cedar Springs 214-521-4580 Bread Winners Café & Bakery 3301 McKinney Ave. 214-754-4940 5560 W. Lovers, #260 214-351-3339 Buzzbrews 4334 Lemmon Ave. 972-521-4334 Café Brazil 3847 Cedar Springs. 214-461-8762 Café Express 5600 W. Lovers, #109 214-352-2211 Denny’s 2030 Market Ctr. Blvd. 214-749-6215 Dick’s Last Resort 2211 N. Lamar, #100 214-747-0001 Eden Rest. & Pastries

Bike cont'd from page 1 faded in just a few short years. There may only be a few miles of protected bike lanes but Jared White, City of Dallas Bicycle Transportation Manager, is working to find other projects with larger budgets to build more bike infrastructure. The most exciting upcoming project is in West Dallas. A small section of Fort Worth Avenue will be brought down from six lanes to four and two protected bike travel lanes will be installed. Construction due date for that project is summer 2018. That’s not too far off! With these protected bike lanes come issues. This past week while getting my bike tuned at a local bike shop, I noticed a petition on the counter addressed to the City of Dallas. The petition is asking the city to purchase street sweeping vehicles that fit in the narrow bike lanes. If a protected bike lane is on a street marked for sweeping, the current street sweeper is too wide to fit in the lane. This leads to a buildup of broken glass and other trash in the bike lane. Because of unsafe conditions, bikers are forced to ride back in traffic, making the bike lane useless without being maintained. White understood the importance of cleaning the bike lanes and the current issue with their maintenance plan. Currently, the bike lanes must be cleaned by hand taking up staff time and money. The bike community has also lent a helping hand, many riders mentioning they stop and pick up debris as they go. As more protected lanes are built, maintenance needs to be top priority. On my recent outings,

4416 W. Lovers Ln. Henry’s Majestic 4900 McKinney Ave. Lucky’s Cafe 3531 Oak Lawn The Rustic 3656 Howell St. Stoneleigh P 2926 Maple Ave.

972-267-3336 469-893-9400 214-522-3500 214-730-0596 214-871-2346

Ethiopian Dallul 2515 Inwood Rd, #117 214-353-0805 French Rise No 1 Salon de Souffle 5360 W. Lovers, #220 214-366-9900 Toulouse Café & Bar 3314 Knox St. 214-520-8999 Whisk Crepes Café 1888 Sylvan Ave. 469-353-9718 German Kuby’s Sausage House 6601 Snider Plaza 214-363-2231 Greek Greek Isles 5934 Royal Ln. Little Greek 9665 N. Central Exwy.

214-234-7662 214-696-1234

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it’s obvious many vehicles are still not comfortable with the presence of bicycles on the roads. But with more small projects and additional protected bike lanes, comes a chance to familiarize people with bike transportation. More people will use the alternate transportation, and motorists will become accustomed to seeing bicyclists moving about the city. “In some cases, people aren’t familiar with bike lanes, or not supportive of them, so it’s trying to get people on board with this type of change and trying to build in a new network related to walking and biking,” White said. The transformation of Dallas into a bike friendly city is certainly moving slow, but progress is still shifting forward. There are several thriving bike shops and signs of bike culture in Dallas. However, in my research for this article, I noticed a lag in the use of social media to rally the bike troupes. Many Dallas bike pages have been stagnant for years. If you’re out there, let’s revive the bike chatter! Naïma Jeannette is a freelance writer, teacher and conservationist. Email her at naimajeannette@gmail. com or Tweet her @naimajeannette.

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Health cont'd from page 7 yourself to take that very first step. Once you take that step, celebrate! It doesn’t matter that you’re not there yet, or that you still have 148 pounds to go. All that matters is that you are on your way. You have conquered the very hardest part of the journey, and with your blinders on, you’ll repeat the process until that lofty goal of yours is reality … and then maybe you’ll keep going. This article is adapted from The Better Business Book (available at, a collaboration of 100 authors sharing business and life lessons. Megan Lyons wrote Chapter 2. Megan Lyons is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, owner of The Lyons’ Share Wellness and author of “Start Here: 7 Easy, DietFree Steps to Achieve Your Ultimate Health and Happiness,” available on Amazon. To learn more, contact her at, or visit her website,


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By Michael Wald I was traveling to India through Dubai. I didn’t realize that 1/3 of the population of Dubai is Indian. As usual, I carried what I need- Michael Wald ed on board in a backpack. I don’t like risking losing baggage in foreign countries when I have connecting flights. This happened to me once on a trip to Egypt. I had to get someone who spoke Arabic to call Egypt Airlines repeatedly until I was granted access to the lost baggage area at the airport, a room the size of a football field filled with baggage of all types. That didn’t happen until the day before I was to leave the country. But I did find my bag there. A lot of valuable touring time was wasted in the effort. The day before leaving for India I had exercised at the gym a little too hard, and I pulled a muscle in my back. I hurt. For some reason, Emirates Airlines queues up passengers to board the plane about 20 minutes before boarding starts. I was in line, but my backpack combined with my backache was too much for me. Meanwhile, I noticed wheelchair passengers were boarding early. I asked politely if I might either get a wheelchair or be permitted to go ahead and board the plane as I could not stand any longer. I was told to proceed to board. As I walked down the gangway to board the plane, I passed the security doors but didn’t

get very far. There was a line of occupied wheelchairs, each with its own attendant, in a queue for boarding that extended a long distance from the airplane. I noticed that almost all of the wheelchair occupants were women, many dressed in saris. As the line of wheelchair passengers started to board the plane, and I got closer to the door to the plane, I watched. What I saw amazed and perturbed me. When these wheelchair passengers got close to the plane, they bounded out of their chairs, almost able to run to the plane door. They were no more disabled than a footDubai International Airport, Terminal 3. ball player! I watched it happen over and over. It wasn’t over 30 wheelchairs, each with a uniformed atjust a one-time thing. tendant waiting for a “needy” passenger to exit. This led me to think that these passenOn my return trip home, I again noted the same gers felt entitled to be wheeled to the plane by a thing in both Dehli and Dubai—a huge number servant, whether they needed it or not. One of of wheelchair passengers. I travel a lot and have the wheelchair passengers happened to sit close to me on the plane. Confirmation that there was never seen this before. If you are needy or disabled, or even if no disability came when I observed her ability you have pulled out your back, by all means get during the 14-hour flight to get up and freely a wheelchair to help you. But if you are perfectly move around the plane and even to place and healthy, there is absolutely no reason, other than remove heavy luggage in the overhead bin. a false sense of entitlement or an unreasonable Upon arrival in Dubai, I was sitting near need for pampering by a personal attendant, to the front of the plane so I de-planed relatively early. As I exited the plane I counted. There were board a plane earlier than your ticket boarding

Pet Safety

Despite fur, animals need protection By Dr. Beth Leermakers

Despite many seemingly obvious warnings to keep pets inside when temperatures drop below freezing, some people still endanger their cats and dogs by leaving them outside without adequate shelter. Here are a few precautions to keep your pets safe in colder weather: Photo courtesy of Know your pet’s limits. Pets’ tolerance to cold varies “If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your from pet to pet depending pet, so keep your animals inside.” — ASPCA on their coat, body fat stores, health and activity level. My recommend keeping pets outside for long husky loves the cold weather and often periods of time in any weather. However, chooses to spend time outside when it’s if your pets must stay outside, be sure to 20 degrees or even colder. He has a dog provide them with a solid, warm, draftdoor so he can come inside whenever he free shelter. The shelter should be large wants to. My pit bull and short-haired enough so your pet can move around foster dogs wisely race back inside after comfortably but small enough to trap quickly taking care of business on chilly body heat. The f loor of the shelter should days. Even long-haired, thick-coated be raised a few inches off the ground dogs, who tolerate the cold better than (to reduce heat loss to the ground) and their short-haired brethren, are still at covered with a thick layer of dry cedar risk in cold weather. Pay attention to shavings or straw. Change the bedding your pets’ cold tolerance and adapt their frequently so the shelter stays dry and routines accordingly. On very cold days warm. The door of the shelter should you may need to shorten your dog’s walk face away from the wind and be covered and/or put a dry sweater or dog coat on with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic. him. Don’t let your dog off-leash on snow Do NOT use space heaters or heat lamps or ice, especially during a snowstorm. because of the risk of burns or fire. Dogs often lose their scent in snow and Because heated pet mats can cause burns, ice and can easily become lost. they should be used cautiously if at all. Some pets are more vulnerable in Provide plenty of fresh, non-frozen water cold weather. Short-legged pets may get by changing the water frequently or cold faster because their bellies and bod- using a pet-safe heated water bowl. Yes, ies come into contact with the snow or even in Dallas the water bowls can freeze wet, frosty ground. Puppies don’t tolerate solid. Avoid using metal bowls that can the cold as well as adult dogs. Pets with get stuck to tongues. certain medical conditions — diabetes, Leave your pets home. Cold cars can heart disease, kidney disease or hormon- be just as dangerous for your pets as hot al imbalances such as Cushing’s — may cars, so don’t leave your pets alone in a not regulate their body temperature as car when it’s cold outside. In the winter, well, making them more vulnerable to cars act like refrigerators that hold in temperature extremes. If your dog is sen- the cold and cause animals to freeze to sitive to the cold, take her outside only death. Pets that are thin, ill, young or old long enough to relieve herself. are particularly vulnerable to the cold, Keep your pets inside. Even with so you should never leave them in a cold their fur, cats and dogs are susceptible to car. frostbite and hypothermia. According to Provide a warm place for your pets the Humane Society of the United States, to sleep. Even indoors, your pets need a “under no circumstances should pet cats warm place to sleep that’s off the f loor be left outdoors (in cold weather) even if and away from drafts. A cozy pet bed they roam outside during other seasons.” and a warm blanket or pillow will keep Longer-haired and thick-coated dog your companion animals comfortable breeds — such as huskies — can better this winter. tolerate the cold, but no pet should be Bang on your hood before you start left outside for extended periods of time your car. Cats and small wildlife may when it’s below freezing. crawl up under the hood seeking warmth Pay attention to signs of hypotherfrom your car’s engine. When the motor mia. If your pet is whining, shivering, is started they can be injured or killed in seems anxious, slows down or stops the fan belt. Bang loudly on your hood moving, seems weak or starts looking for and give the animals a few seconds to warm places to burrow, bring her inside escape before you start the engine. immediately. She is showing signs of hyRemind your neighbors about the pothermia. Frostbite is harder to detect risks of cold weather to their pets. If you and may not show up until a few days see animals without adequate shelter or after the damage is done. If you suspect that are otherwise being neglected or hypothermia or frostbite, consult your mistreated, call 311 to report the incivet immediately. dent. Doing so may save an animal’s life. Provide adequate shelter if your Hopefully we won’t have too many pets must stay outside. The American more cold spells this winter. If we do, Veterinary Medical Association doesn’t please keep your pets warm and safe.

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dictates. It’s not fair to your fellow passengers, and, in the long run, it adds to the cost of tickets for everyone when Emirates Airlines needs to have over 30 employees at the gate for every flight with wheelchairs to attend to those that aren’t really needy. Courtesy to those traveling with you speaks loudly. Don’t request special treatment unless you really need it. Michael Wald is a travel specialist with special expertise in Panama adventure travel. He blogs about travel and other musings at Follow him @Adventourist.

Wheels cont'd from page 1 bringing your Kawasaki from Keller or your Kona down the Katy. If you get there, know there’s a lot to enjoy from both the bike manufacturers and all those supporting the industry. In no particular order, consider the following gleaned from notes taken at Progressive’s New York and Washington, DC stops. We’ll begin with the Europeans; there, after all, is where motorized society started. We remain very intrigued by BMW’s multiple takes on its well-received R nineT. This year BMW is rolling out a Scrambler, Racer, Urban G/S and minimalistic Pure, and with window stickers (if there were windows) of well under $15K, any one of them is a lot of bang for the buck. Ducati brings two new variants of its Scrambler, including a more dirt-specific Desert Sled, as well as a red hot 1299 Superleggera and 800 Monster. And KTM, with its mix of onroad, off-road and Adventurespecific bikes, continues bringing a something-for-everyone-and-anyone mantra to its area showrooms. Among the Americans, Harley-Davidson is aggressively touting its all-new ‘Milwaukee Eight’ mill, while we were most taken with the Sportster-based Roadster. Indian is showing a Redwingthemed concept based on its accessible Scout, and Can-Am is celebrating its first decade — and 100,000 sales — of its Spyder trike with an acrossthe-board price reduction. The Japanese, of course, all offer prolific lineups of street, dirt and dual-purpose machinery. Honda brings to market an all-new Rebel in 300cc and 500cc displacements, along with — way on the other side of the showroom — an all-new CBR1000RR, in three guises: Serious, Very Serious and

You-So-Need-Therapy Serious. fleet as well as credible retail Yamaha offers an aggressively reps in the Dallas/Fort Worth refreshed FZ-09 for the hiparea. If you don’t see them at sters among you, as well as a the Convention Center, make subtly aggressive redesign of a point of seeing them back at its R6 roadracer. Kawasaki the showroom. pursues some street cred with Beyond the bikes, of a new Ninja 650, while those course, are the accessories, wanting it both ways might provided by both national look at the entry-level Versys distributors and local retailX 300 adventure bike. And ers. At a previous show several Suzuki’s release of an all-new years ago I bought a leather GSX-R 1000 reaffirms its rejacket I’m still enjoying, while turn to a competitive space at this one — in conversaamong Japan’s Big tion with a rep from Four, while the reaccessory maker vival of the 200cc Twisted Throttle — I Suzuki VanVan believe I’ve identified makes us glad they a tail bag that would never left. work beautifully on The astute my Bonneville. The among you will David Boldt tail bag, of course, notice I haven’t menis what old guys use tioned Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, when no one will (ever!) get Triumph or Vespa. Officially, on the bike with them. those manufacturers are not Boldt brings years of expart of the Progressive lineup, perience in automotive retail but local dealers may sponsor sales and public relations to their own displays in Dallas; his automotive reporting. More all were represented in D.C. content from Boldt and other And all three bike makers have contributors can be found at new additions to their street


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Tips to save and spend wisely in 2017

Did you get carried away with the holiday spirit this past season? On the heels of hefty spending, the new year is the best time to take stock of personal finance habits and make beneficial changes for the year ahead. Here are some useful tips and tricks to spend and save wisely in 2017. Think long-term. Don’t neglect the future. It’s never too early to save for retirement. In fact, the sooner you start, the better off you will be. Invest through a company-sponsored plan if possible. If not, look into IRAs that can help you grow your wealth exponentially. Create categorized funds. Consider the 52-week savings challenge. In the first week, save $1, followed by $2 the second week, all the

way through week 52, when you put aside $52. Sticking to this plan results in $1,378 saved at the end of the year, as well as any interest you’ve earned. Creating a savings account for a specific purpose is a perennially sound savings strategy. Look for banks that are fee friendly, such as Ally Bank Member FDIC,, which allows you to open an Online Savings or Money Market account with no minimum and no monthly maintenance fee. You can deposit money easily through e-check deposit, direct deposit and you’ll earn interest compounded daily on your savings. In addition, putting this money in a separate account allows you to track your spending against the account balance. Use shopping apps. It is

incredibly easy to save money with a little online research. With a few minutes effort, you’ll find discount codes, loyalty programs or cash back websites that track your purchases and reward you for the extra step of navigating through their shopping portal instead of going straight to the big name retailers’ websites. Reap rewards. While no personal finance expert would advocate running up credit card bills one can’t afford, savvy consumers know how to take advantage of credit card reward programs for hotel points, airline miles or just straight cash in their pockets. “Use credit cards that reward you for the things you buy the most,” said Diane Morais, chief executive officer

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and president of Ally Bank, the direct banking subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. There are often offers for opening a new credit card with a minimum spend, such as the Ally CashBack Credit Card, which provides a $100 bonus when you make $500 in eligible purchases during the first three billing cycles, and offers two percent cash back at gas stations and grocery stores, and one percent cash back on all other

purchases — as well as 10 percent bonus on rewards that are deposited into an eligible Ally Bank account. If you don’t want to open a new account, check your current credit cards for promotions or cash back offers, which can add up quickly on everyday purchases. With a little homework, savvy consumers can make 2017 the year they spend strategically and save more. — StatePoint

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