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Entries from March 2008

Cultural Garland

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

 As long-time readers may recall, I currently live in Garland, which happens to be the tenth largest city in Texas (no, really). As such, it actually has a lot of good stuff going on, though by no means as much as Dallas, Fort Worth, or even, say, Plano or Arlington. Much of its cultural wealth […]

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Tags: Architecture · Art · Attractions · Memorials · Museums

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Part II

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

When last I wrote, Gentle Reader, I was regaling you with tales of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, where the flowers are now in bloom and spring is in the air (intermittently, anyway). The Arboretum is in the middle of its annual Dallas Blooms festival, which will continue until April 13 (mostly on the […]

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Tags: Architecture · Art · Attractions · Events

The Out of the Loop Festival at Addison Theatre Center

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

 I recently paid a visit to Addison’s Out of the Loop Festival, which is held yearly at the Water Tower Theater at the Addison Theater Centre; this year it took place from March 6-16. To be honest, it wasn’t quite what I expected; I knew there would be art, music, and theater performances, but I […]

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Tags: Art · Theaters

The Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part II

March 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

When last I left you, Gentle Reader, I was poised to describe the Freedman’s Memorial in Dallas, which is located at the former site of the old Freedman’s Cemetery. That cemetery was a local institution from 1869 until the 1930s, when it was largely wiped out by road construction. Its location (what’s left of it) […]

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Tags: Archeology · Attractions · Memorials

Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part I

March 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In the 1930s, the good city fathers of Dallas, all of whom were white as the driven snow, decided that those newfangled horseless carriages that were getting so popular needed a better way to get from south to north and vice versa than the surface roads they already had. This was right around the time […]

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Tags: Archeology · Architecture · Memorials

Festival de Primavera Musica

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

As a native Texan, I have nothing but the greatest of respect for Hispanic culture. It’s one of the roots of Texas society, after all, and in a wider sense American society as well — and it’s easy to see that it’s becoming an even more important part of our society, as the Hispanic population […]

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Tags: Events · Live Music

The Texas Presidential Primary: It’s Upon Us

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

As I write this, a juggernaut is fast approaching, like a runaway train set to knock the D/FW Metroplex (and incidentally, the rest of the state) utterly flat. It’s not just a light at the end of the tunnel anymore; it’s a blazing mechanical behemoth that’s impossible to avoid. It’s the Texas presidential primary, and […]

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Tags: Events · Politics