Thursday, January 15, 2009
Pegasus News week in view: Service edition
We're bouncing back from the holidays and getting back into the groove with an improved customer service site and a success story from our lost pet finder -- plus your weekly cheatsheet and picks for the weekend.
Metro: Dallas lost one of its most renowned business leaders as Trammell Crow died on Wednesday ... Little Forest Hills got no help in staying funky ... Intern Stan Ascher told the story of a local physician who is leading the charge against selling puppies at Petland ... Mike Davis debunks anti-convention-hotel propaganda in Dallas as Fort Worth opens its new facility ... Better make sure you're not in dutch with the City of Burleson ... Get ready to beer up at Six Flags ... Fort Worth fracking (can we say that in a family email?) was hotly debated ... As America loses a Bush, we gain an aggro biker and a gate.
Artsy: Dallas Opera director George Steel will never leave for New York, unless, well, he does ... Laura S. rounded up the best photographic contributions from our community ... Shawn talks to Violet director James Paul Lemons in the Theater Spotlight ... The Dallas Voice finds A Skull in Connemara to be worth the gore.
Flix:: The North Texas Film Critics Association named its best of 2008 ... The AFI Dallas staff told us about the best films from other festivals ... In other AFI news, NorthPark took a presenting role for the upcoming festival, with many of the screenings moving to the AMC Theater there ... Check in Friday for reviews of Notorious, Defiance, Che! and Last Chance Harvey.
Game: West and Clear thinks that under the right circumstances, TCU could win a national football championship ... The Stars were up and down with the Red Wings this week, and The Cupcheck reveals the secrets to a win ... Flozell Adams made the Pro Bowl, while former Cowboy Michael Irvin talked his way out of a robbery.
Best bites: Teresa checked to see which local food writers are taking their mail at Neighborhood Services ... Vern's Kitchen may have gotten the Law Reviewers' highest gavel rating ever ... The Dallas Voice sees Soley! and Sushi Axiom putting Henderson Street on the culinary map ... There's a new chicken place on Gaston, but it ain't Brothers ... Wine room equilibrium is maintained as Fort Worth gains one and Dallas loses one. No word of a similar reciprocation as Sundance Square loses La Madeleine and Chili's ... "Sous vide" has come to Mercury Grill ... Grapevine's Ruggeri's is no more.
Music: You, yes you, could own Vinnie Paul of Pantera's first cell phone, which is probably still tied up in its original contract ... Community member Brian Bingham dug Colleyville's Minor Damage at the HOB ... Gobbler's Knob examines the past and future of Fort Worth music (as venues are opening and reopening) and is stoked (as am I) about a Slobberbone reunion ... Tim DeLaughter did the theme song for Showtime's newest series ... Seminal New Wave rocker David Hill died on Tuesday.
Schools: After some controversy, it looks like most schoolkids will be able to watch the inauguration, and some will be there performing ... Dallas South examined education in the "forgotten neighborhood" of West Dallas ... A pair of Dallas teachers swept as National Intern Teachers of the Year.
Risky Bidness: The Chamber of Commerce is surely touting the fact that Dallas has scored the largest all-nude strip club in the state. Will that mean jobs for laid-off Neiman Marcus workers? ... Entrepreneurs and small businesses can still register for the upcoming Business Solutions Expo.
Pegasus Picks for the weekend
- My middle-namesake, Glen Campbell, is at Nokia touring behind an album of rock covers.
- There are several art gallery openings around town.
- Eastwood, who has a terrific new album, plays with Jayson Bales at Allgood.
- I think this speaks for itself: Vagina Monologues Benefit with Deviant Dolls Burlesque and Circus della Morte
- Close out the night with jazz until 3 AM at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
- It's time for the annual Stock Show and Rodeo.
- Doug Burr's show with Baptist Generals and Robert Gomez is such a big deal that Mike Snider is handing our meal vouchers until 9.
- Black Tie Dynasty / What Made Milwaukee Famous / The Boxing Lesson / PVC Street Gang are at The Granada
- Johnny Carson sidekick Doc Severinsen is at the Bass Hall all weekend.
- The American Cheerleader Association National Championship wraps three days of competition in Fort Worth.
- The 26th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert at the Meyerson salutes president-elect Obama.
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