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Entries from August 2008

The House of Blues, Dallas: Part II

August 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In my last exciting entry, I told you about my recent visit to the House of Blues in Dallas, which I rather enjoyed and heartily endorse to you all. When I left you, we were waiting for the band (Tokio Hotel) to come on stage. And waiting. And waiting. That’s the Tokio Hotel symbol up […]

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Tags: Art · Attractions · Culture · Events · Food · Live Music

The House of Blues, Dallas: Part I

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

I spent the evening of August 27, 2008 (last night, as I write this missive) at the Dallas iteration of the House of Blues. HOB is a relatively new addition to the West End; it’s been there, at 2200 N. Lamar, only since 2007. I’ve never been inside before, much less to one of their […]

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Tags: Attractions · Culture · Events · Food · Live Music

Lower Greenville Avenue, Dallas

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Finally, finally, I’m back. As I mentioned in this entry, I’ve been moving my household, and oh what a pain it’s been. Not only was the move massive — I had to move a whole house full of stuff as well as the leftover stock of my defunct bookstore — the Internet company blundered and […]

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Tags: Attractions · Culture · Food · Live Music · Shopping

Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

While tooling around looking for the neighborhood of Lower Greenville recently, I somehow ended up at White Rock Lake and came across the Bath House Cultural Center. Now, anyone who knows Dallas would probably wonder how the hell I managed to end up there when I was supposedly heading for a whole other part of […]

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Tags: Architecture · Area Lakes · Art · Attractions · Culture · Parks · Theaters

Upcoming Events in the DFW Metroplex, August and September 2008

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

To paraphrase an old Mark Chestnutt song, I’ll sure be glad when these ol’ dog days of summer are gone. There’s just not much brewing here in the middle of August, when it’s omigod hot and the days go on and on — what Southern novelist Babs Deal described as “acres of afternoon.” You want […]

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Tags: Art · Attractions · Culture · Events · Food · Live Music

Symphonic Saturdays and Addison Circle Park, Addison

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s August in DFW, and you know what that means? Yep, dozens of days in a row with triple-digit temperatures, and not a hell of a lot going on around the metroplex — because hey, it’s too bloody hot. Thank goodness that there’s an oasis in the cultural drought we’ve got around here, and it’s […]

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Tags: Culture · Events · Live Music · Parks

The Trinity Greenbelt, Dallas

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Even in the midst of a big city, you can find wonderful places that remind you that concrete, glass, and steel aren’t all there is to the human condition. In my own experience, possibly the best example is Central Park in New York, which is a surprisingly organic place to find in the heart of […]

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Tags: Natural Features · Parks

Café Brazil

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Before I get off this restaurant review kick and onto something else, folks, let me point out just one more eatery chain that’s become synonymous with Dallas, at least to me: Café Brazil, which has representatives in ten locations all over the Metroplex. I have no idea what the connection to Brazil is, if there […]

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Tags: Food