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Ladies, take the pledge

Author Sophia A. Nelson will be speaking this weekend at the Power on Empowerment Conference" on Saturday, sponsored by the Urban League Greater Dallas Young Professionals Conference at the JCPenney Headquarters, 6501 Legacy Drive in Plano. On Sunday, Oct. 17 she will sign her book at the Barnes & Noble at Preston and Park, also in Plano. Talk about a kinder and gentler world, just imagine how nicer the world would be if women, especially Black women, could shed some of the baggage. Ladies, please take this pledge with me and become committed to being more loving. Also, as Kirk Franklin sings, “Smile.” REDEFINITION PLEDGE I, _____________________________, pledge that I will first and foremost love and take care of myself and stand up for what I want, need, and desire. I will no longer allow myself to be defined by myth, stereotype, or limitation. I promise to make meaningful connections and spend more time with the people I love and care about. I promise to honor my spirituality and religious beliefs by putting compassion, civility, honesty, and love into action each and every day. I promise to honor my body as my temple and engage only in those actions that bring health and wellness to my soul. I promise to live out my faith in a way that draws people to me, not pushes them away from me. I promise to bring joy into my life and into the lives of others. I promise to treat myself by spending quality time alone, listening to music, taking a stroll, or doing nothing. I promise to guard my financial health just as closely as I do my physical health. I promise to apologize and ask for forgiveness when I am wrong. I promise to be a role model and mentor other women. I promise to respect and support black women and to practice friendship, civility, compassion, honesty, and kindness within the sisterhood of all women. Signed________________________Witnessed by________________________

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Sounding Block Unit of NAP wins Coveted Recognition Awards at 38th Biennial Convention

Sounding Block Unit delegates at National Assn. of Parliamentarians Biennial Convention: Earl Johnson, Ella Goode Johnson, Rhonda Clark-Randle, Vernita Rickett, Delores Stephens, Mona Tates and Rita Cloman. Not shown: Ada L. Williams.

Jethro Pugh-Two Podners Golf Tournament benefiting UNCF

On hand for the check presentation of $60,000 from the annual fundraiser: Rick Lillie, Jethro Pugh, Fred Conwright, Diane Stephenson, Gregg Paradies and James Runnells.

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Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet • Black Economic History Fact of the Day • Patrice Evans, author of NegroPedia - The Assimilated Negro’s Crash Course on the Modern Black Experience Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

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Tuesday, October 18 Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet • B l a c k Economic History Fact of the Day • Ethan Kent talks about his new CD Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

Wednesday, October 19

Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet • B l a c k Economic History Fact of the Day • Katina Potts discusses her many ventures. Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

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Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet and Phyllis Alphabet. • Black Economic • B l a c k E c o n o m i c History Fact of the History Fact of the Day Day • Mary Christopher of Humanitarian Hands Stay tuned for the MAN discusses support for who is SWAGGER Africa MAGNIFIED! Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

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Okay, what’s the deal on these Men of Swagger?

In September, I began showcasing my Men of Swagger on Cheryl Smith Live! These are men who I think have it going on. I don’t receive any input from ANYONE on my choices; although plenty of folks try to engage me in conversations about who should be on the list, I don’t respond at all. These are men who I have identified and while I realize that we each have our “issues,” I also believe in redemption and atonement. So you may see a guy and say, “but he did” or “he said.” And

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my response to you would be, “you did” or “you said.” Too often we hear about how the Black man is not doing this, that or the other. While there are men who are not handling their business, there are plenty of men who are and I want to celebrate them. My father was a great man and we had a great relationship. He was “my first love!” I think it is a wonderful situation when a daughter can feel that way about her father. There are far too many women walking around, falling into the September 1 - December 31 -- I am picking the men I think have serious swagger. These men are intelligent, strong, sharp, fierce, competitive, charismatic, spiritual, hard, caring, handsome, smooth, creative, energetic and so much more!

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Sporting News Editor-in-Chief Garry D. Howard, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist Bob Ray Sanders, Min. Robert Muhammad, NFL Great Emmitt Smith, business mogul Daymond John, noted psychologist Nai’m Akbar, publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., NBA great and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson, singer Charlie Wilson, journalist George E. Curry, former NAACP head and U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume, rapper, author Chuck D., Coach Doug Williams, businessman Charles O’Neal, comedian David A. Arnold, rapper Kool Moe Dee, businessman Jonathan Rodgers, Sports anchor Stephen A. Smith, basketball great Michael Jordan, Rev. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr., actor Billy Dee Williams, comedian and actor Chris Rock, FAMU President James Ammons, singer Nicholas Caldwell, actor/singer Leon, singer Morris Day, actor/rapper Will Smith, business mogul Sean Combs, journalist Ed Gordon, comedian/activist Dick Gregory, NBA great Allen Iverson, Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan

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wrong relationships because they didn’t have a loving, productive relationship with their fathers. I am thankful that Joseph Smith gave me a father’s love. And yes, Joe Smith had swagger. So, I am tipping my hand by telling you that he will be featured really soon. I will be sharing a different man from now and someone who has passed on, through December. Sure you can read about them on Facebook, but you really need to tune in to www.dfwiradio.com for my candid discussion, complete with “back stories” about my Men of Swagger. You won’t be disappointed! csl Without any consideration or input from anyone, I am choosing the men who through personal experiences or history, I find to have so much going on. Stay tuned - weekdays from 9-11a.m. I think it’s a great list!

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Singer Marvin Gaye, actor Calvin Lockhart, singers Teddy Pendergrass and Nat King Cole, comic/actor Bernie Mac, journalist Lawrence E. Young, entertainer Isaac Hayes, singer Gerald Levert, African activist and publisher Pius Njawe, attorney/media mogul Percy Sutton, Publisher extraordinaire John H. Johnson, atty. Johnnie Cochran, music great Curtis Mayfield, maestro Barry White, orator, writer and statesman Frederick Douglass, humanist Malcolm X, singer Johnnie Taylor, entertainer Lou Rawls, singer Rick James, Coach A.D. Jake Gaither, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Hon. Mickey Leland, entertainer Sammie Davis Jr., the Chief Rocker Frankie Crocker, Tupac Shakur, Hon. Marcus Garvey, Hon. Al Lipscomb, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, journalist Ed Bradley, Hon. Arthur E. Teele, Jr., actor/comedian Richard Pryor, singer/songwriter Nickolas Ashford

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Election time - It’s sooner than you think ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? DALLAS - One year and one month sounds like a long time, but we’re inside 13 months before Americans return to the polls for the 2012 Presidential Elections. But there’s a few matters of business to tend to before that time and the question is, "ARE YOU READY TO VOTE?" Actually, your first opportunity to flex your political muscles comes in less than a month. That’s when Texas voters have the opportunity to go to the polls on November 8 to weigh their opinions on 10 proposed a m e n d m e n t s t o t h e Te x a s Constitution that are required companions to bills passed during this year’s legislative session. Dallas County voters - as well as those across the state - will also be able to decide on local issues. For example, Cedar Hill voters can show their support for public schools and the cities of Sunnyvale and Glenn Heights also have additional items that will appear on the ballot. I ask again, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE? I do so to prepare you for possible changes to voter eligibility due to new laws on

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Voter ID that passed this year. As of January 1, 2012, the voter registration card that will arrive at your doors over the next few

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Sen. Royce West speaks Sharing important information to educate voters weeks will no longer guarantee your ability to cast a ballot. Under new Texas law, all voters will be required to show an approved form of photo ID in order to vote. Yo u r t i m e - h o n o r e d v o t e r registration card is now a supplementary document that only confirms the information that will appear on county voter rolls and polling locations. Under the new state law, there are seven forms of photo identification that will allow you to cast your all important ballot; a Texas driver's license or Texas ID card, a U.S. military ID, a U.S.

certificate was created for persons who cannot afford or do not have the other acceptable forms of identification. A voter certificate issued to a senior 70 years or older does not expire. Otherwise, all documents must be current or not have expired for more than 60 days to be eligible. Seniors who do not hold or cannot afford a Texas driver's license, state-ID or other eligible document may obtain the free voter certificate. It does not expire if issued to a person 70 years or older. Texas is one of seven states to have passed new

laws this year that will require a form of photo ID to vote. Similar legislation was introduced in 27 other states in 2011. The new law could also cause problems for potential voters whose names have changed since they last voted. For instance ladies, if you have married, un-married (divorced), hyphenated or otherwise changed your legal name since you last voted, your information may not match that appearing on voter rolls and your eligibility could be challenged. Student photo IDs are also no longer acceptable. The November Constitutional Amendment Election is the first of what will be a year-long season of politics and ballots. Next come the March 6 primary elections followed by possible run off and local elections in May. These of course, lead up to your chance to have a role in making U.S. h i s t o r y. D o n ’ t w a i t u n t i l November 6, 2012 to find out that you will be an observer of - rather than a participant in - democracy. One last time: ARE YOU READY TO VOTE?

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10/14 RACE DAY TIMES Paul Quinn College Alumni Association Fun Run/ Walk starts 7:30 AM is having their 20th Annual Alumni 5k Walk/Run starts 8:00 AM Hassell Tanksley Scholarship and Awards Banquet at 7:00P.M. at Paul Quinn College, Isabell and Comer Cottrell Student Center Grand Lounge. Donation: $30.00 All proceeds benefit Paul Quinn College Scholarships for Students. For more information or tickets, you may contact Alum Ruby Baker at rubyhbaker@aol.com

Book Signing and Discussion with Iyaluua and Herman Ferguson Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery and Resource Center, 828 4th Ave. Dallas Texas 75226 (Across From Fair Park Music Hall) 214-943-8262/ panafric@airmail.net 7p.m. ‘An Unlikely Warrior: The Evolution of a Black Nationalist Revolutionary’ 10/15 Network of Hispanic Communicators DFW 30th Anniversary Celebration at CityPlace Center at 7pm with Pulitzer Prize winner Ruben Vives as the speaker. Eastfield College Arts, Language and Literature Division will host several oncampus events to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month in October.

Suburban Foundation for Life Development and Community Involvement, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host its annual charitable benefit “Wingtip & Stiletto Soiree…A Delta Affair” at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX in the Malachite Grand Ballroom at 7pm. FWBC Voices That Shout Domestic Violence Awareness Month 11:00 a.m. - Noon at Friendship-West. RSVP at shout@friendshipwest.org or register at the ministry table located in the Narthex each Sunday during October or call (972)228-5376.

LEGALLY BLIND Speaker: Judge Elizabeth Frizell Dallas County Criminal Ct. # 11 Discussion on effects of protective orders. -----10/19 Friendship West Social Action Neighborhood Legal Clinic Time: 6:00 p.m. | Location: B118 The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program ("DVAP") provides inviduals with legal assistance and representation in a variety of civil matters at little to no cost. All potential DVAP clients must meet financial eligibility guidelines before securing legal assistance through this program. This is a great opportunity for those who are in need of legal advice to speak directly with attorneys and, if eligible, for little to no cost. Trio Montuno, local Latin jazz group, will be performing in the Performance Hall on Wednesday, October 19 at 12:45 p.m. http://www.triomontuno.com/. Tickets are free and seating is firstcome, first-served.

Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network will have a March on Washington for Jobs & Justice @ 11AM. The march starts @ the National Sylvan Theater (15th & Independence 10/20 Ave.). For more details or bus information call 877-626-4651 or visit Mei H. Miao is coming to Th3rd www.nationalactionnetwork.net Thursday Champion's Luncheon on @12noon at Edison’s Dallas, 1724 Cockerel Ave, Dallas.. Ms. Miao is Vice FWBC Voices That Shout Domestic Violence Awareness Month President Financial Sales Manager with IronStone Bank. Mei Miao is a breast Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon at cancer survivor and she will be sharing Friendship-West. Please RSVP at shout@friendshipwest.org or register at her teetering story of "RELENTLESS the ministry table located in the Narthex STRUGGLES & RELENTLESS FAITH." each Sunday during the month of October or call (972)228-5376. 10/21 WARNING THIS IS NOT A TEST! LIVING RIBBON RECEPTION Open forum, discussing the Guest speaker, Dr. Janice Ingram will red flags of domestic violence. share her inspiring breast cancer Open to all ages, groups, ministries. survivor’s story. “Honorary Survivors” Ms. Sheila Harris & Ms. Esther Hicks Bank of DeSoto 2011 N. Hampton Road DeSoto, TX 75115 Reception: 5:00 pm

So You Think You Can Dance auditions at Verizon Center 10/25 The second event is the Hispanic Heritage Month Read-In, scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at 11 a.m. in G101. This is the only Hispanic Read-In in the Dallas County Community College District. The theme of the Read-In is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit.” Hispanic Heritage Month Writing Contest Winners will be announced and asked to read their stories during this time. 10/28 FWBC Women of the West ministry presents Women's Celebration Weekend 2011 "STEPPIN TO GOD'S PLAN" Women's Conference 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 | Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Women's Celebration Sunday Sunday, October 30, 2011 - Both Services 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Guest Speaker: Bishop Vashti McKenzie Location: Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Cost: $35.00 Registration Deadline: October 23, 2011

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PROGRAMMING Monday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 11am The Yundrae Show 3pm The Watchfuleye with FHjr 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Tuesday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 11am The Yundrae Show 1pm The Mid-day X-Change 6pm Chat it Up (Teen Talk) 7-9pm Claudia D. Fowler The Queen of Community Conversation 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Wednesday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 11am The Yundrae Show 12pm Let's Go Deeper w/Evangelist Jameel Vincent 2pm In The Ladies Room with Lynne Haze 4pm DFWspotlight 6-8pm The Dock Power Hour 8pm SheTalk Sports 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Thursday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 11am The Yundrae Show 4pm Urban Crusade with Gordon Jackson 8pm The P5 Health, Wealth & Networking Show 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Friday 7am Gospel Grooves 8am Dallas Dialogue w/John Yourse 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 11am The Yundrae Show 12-2pm Da Crossover w/T-Spoon and LeftField 2pm Finish Strong with Kim McGrew 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge Saturday 1pm The Paradox with Wordz 5-8pm The Jazz Lounge 8pm Dirty Redd Live and RAW Sunday 9-11am Gospel Grooves 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 12-4pm Classic Hits 5pm The Jazz Lounge 6pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix

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FAMU’s Homecoming - the place to be Homecoming at an HBCU is more than a football game. It’s an experience! There are numerous activities, thousands of people and plenty of love. This year, the FAMU Rattlers met the Howard University Bisons. Dallas’ own Frederick Johnson was crowned Mr. FAMU. For the 1980-81 term, his mother, Dr. Vivian Bradley Johnson, served as Ms. FAMU. His father, Frederick, is also a FAMU Rattler.

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MEET THE OAK CLIFF SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S DISTRICT MANAGER

Renda McGee is a native of Forrest City, Arkansas. She began her career with Social Security Administration in 1996 as a Service Representative in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma field office. She has held the positions of Claims Representative in the Tulsa, Oklahoma field office and Operations Supervisor in both the Muskogee, Oklahoma and Dallas North, Texas field offices.In February 2011, Renda was selected as the District Manager of the Dallas Oak Cliff Social Security Administration. Renda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Married to Carl McGee and they have three sons Carl Jr. and twins Carol & Carel, Renda is a member of the Concord Church in Dallas, TX.

International Summit planned for Irving Founders of Global Glory, Drs. Renny and Marina McLean were guests on Cheryl Smith Live! and they talked about the International Glory Summit themed The Manifested Son that will be at the Irving Convention Center, October 25 - 28, 2011. Featured speakers will be led by the hosts Drs. Renny and Marina McLean; Rev. Ed Brinson, Senior Pastor and founder of Redeeming Word Christian Center International located in Ft Lauderdale, FL; and the powerful apostolic couple Al and Billie Deck. Global Glory teaches that there are three realms of the supernatural within the Kingdom of God; Faith, the Anointing and the Glory of God. Their God given ability to provide a prophetic interpretation opens the word of God and consequently, incredible signs and wonders follow. The McLean’s believe that this unusual move of God is present at all their gatherings and is a byproduct of leading the people of God into the awesome presence of the Divine.

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This will be an intimate gathering with limited seating. You must register for these sessions. Dr. Renny will facilitate these sessions. Evening sessions start at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Intercession will be 30 minutes before the morning and evening sessions. For hotel accommodations and parking information, please visit our website www.globalglory.org or call 1-866-244-5679. 7


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Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will receive the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award on October 28, 2011, during its fall meeting in Washington, DC. The award is bestowed on a prosecutor who embodies the principles spelled out in the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice, Prosecution Function particularly that “the duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.” Norm Maleng, for whom the award was named, served as the King County (Seattle, WA) Prosecutor from 1978 until his death in 2007. “I am honored and humbled to receive such a distinguished award. For the American Bar Association to recognize both the progress we have made over the past four and a half years to ensure justice is served and our commitment to always do the right thing, even when it is not popular, demonstrates we are moving criminal prosecution in Dallas County, Texas, in the right direction,” said Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

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ABA Criminal Justice Section Chair Bruce Green expressed his overwhelming support for Mr. Watkins’ selection to receive the award. “The ABA Criminal Justice Section is privileged to award our Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award to District Attorney Craig Watkins,” said Green. “Since 2007, Watkins through his leadership and entire staff has devoted his office to the pursuit of justice. In tough economic times, he has prioritized prosecuting the most serious wrongdoers, and he has worked to address the underlying cause of criminal conduct. Mr. Watkins has built bridges to the community and has exemplified the highest ethical standards. He is well deserving of this award, our highest recognition for prosecutors,” Green added. Mr. Watkins will join an esteemed group of past recipients of this award including: E. Michael McCann (2002); Cal Rerucha and David Schwendiman (2003); Charles J Hynes (2005); Norm Maleng (2006); Lt. Col. Stuart V. Couch (2007); Gary Walker (2008); Susan Gaertner (2009); and Barbara LaWall (2010).

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CSL! SPOTLIGHT Buttons has it going on across the Metro Fall has arrived and the “Kool Kats” over at Buttons Restaurant have crafted an exciting line-up of family and community events for the month of October. Buttons teams with K104 to s u p p o r t N a t i o n a l B re a s t Cancer Awareness Month Buttons Restaurant will host the “Crazy Azz Morning Team” of local radio station K104 on Friday, October 15 th at its DeSoto location. The morning team which includes Susan G. Komen Ambassador, DeDe McGuire will broadcast live from the restaurant encouraging listeners to stop by to register for the upcoming “2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure” being held on October 15, 2011 at NorthPark Center. Representatives from the Dallas affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Dallas Maverick Cheerleaders will also be in attendance. To show additional support for Breast Cancer Awareness, Buttons Restaurant has formed a Susan G. Komen Race team and will be offering a $5 discount off the total bill of race participants visiting the restaurant following the race.

Executive Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks Positively impacting lives with Soul Food Executive Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks is positively impacting lives one soul food dish at a time by showcasing his culinary crafts at Celebrity Chef events benefitting local charities. Most recently he participated in the “March of Dimes Tarrant County Signature Chefs” event and will be a featured Celebrity Chef at the following upcoming fundraising events: “The 65 Rose Celebrity Chef” event taking place Oct. 19 and benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, “The State Fair Celebrity Chef” event taking place Oct.21, “The Kitchen Tour Celebrity Chef “event taking place Oct.29th and benefitting Community in Schools. Buttons Restaurant and Rahr Brewery Team to host an Intimate Dinner, Tuesday, October 25 Buttons Restaurant has joined forces with Texas’ fastest growing microbrewery, Rahr

Brewery to host an intimate dining experience for soulfood and beer lovers alike. Guests can enjoy entrees from a special menu designed by Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks, while sampling Rahr Brewery’s recently released seasonal beers and classic staples. A Rahr Brewery’s representative will engage guests with informative conversation about the brewery, the featured beers and each of the flavor profiles. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $25 per person. Buttons Restaurant Fort Worth, 4701 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 817-735-4900. Buttons Jazz Café in DeSoto Features R&B Legends, Yarbrough and Peoples every Thursday Night Performing signature hits like “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Don’t Waste Your Time,” R&B Legends, Yarbrough and Peoples will perform at Buttons Jazz Café in DeSoto every Thursday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Guest can enjoy the electric

entertainment while savoring the tantalizing soul-food cuisines of Award-winning Executive Chef, Keith “Buttons” Hicks. Get there early to enjoy happy hour from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Buttons Jazz Café , 209 E Pleasant Run Road, Suite 141, DeSoto, Texas, 75115, 972-223-5800. Buttons Comedy Series featuring D.Ellis aka Mr. Entertainment, Oct. 25 – 27 Buttons Restaurant is pairing tasty southern cuisines and great laughs with the “Buttons Comedy Series,” a monthly comedy showcase hosted by well-known comedian, D. Ellis aka Mr. Entertainment. This monthly series features stand up acts of well-known comedians backed by the sounds of DJ Mike. This month is “Buttons Ladies Night Out” featuring comedians Angela Walker, Ms. Cotton and Mama Michelle. The “Buttons Comedy Series” will take place at each restaurant location. Tickets to attend can be purchased by contacting the restaurants directly. Desoto: Oct. 25; Addison: Oct. 26, Fort Worth: Oct.27

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