Damany

Damany hails from Brooklyn and merges all the style of the big city with the charm, warmth, and humour (yes, with a “u”- he secretly wants to be British) of one of your best friends. Five years ago, he made the long treck to Dallas and hasn't regretted it once (well, except in August). A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (named Tulsa), Damany realized his love for culture, events, and theater. When he finally made his way to the cities of cowboys, culture, and way too many restaurants, he was introduced to I Live in Dallas and culture loving angels started to sing. Every day gives him an opportunity to experience the greatest that Dallas has to offer and to share it with his friends, new and old. When he’s not dancing or producing events or nerding out over tech and marketing blogs, Damany’s indulging in his love for great food, delicious brews, and scintillating conversation . Damany is also an active board member of the International Special Events Society, The Society of Young Philanthropists, Wish Upon a Wedding, and is actively involved in mentoring within his community.

If the world does end…I’m already in a Daze

If the world does end...I'm already in a Daze

if you're looking for something to do to bide your time before the world comes to a cataclysmic end, or if the Mayans got it completely wrong and we're stockpiling water and C-rations like it's 1999 all over again, you should head on over to Winspear Opera House tonight.

New York City Planner to Speak at the Nasher

New York City Planner to Speak at the Nasher

he Nasher Sculpture Center has always welcomed some amazing speakers for its NasherSalon Speaker Series, and tonight is no exception. Amanda Burden has served as the Commissioner of the New York Department of City Planning since 2002 and has been responsible for spearheading the largest planning effort in the city since 1961, as well as raising the standard for urban design in all five of the boroughs.

Les Miserables at the Winspear in Dallas = Pure Magic

Les Miserables at the Winspear in Dallas = Pure Magic

Last week, I had the honor of celebrating the holidays and knocking a pretty sizable thing off of my bucket list. I got the chance to walk through the doors of Winspear Opera House, sit down with my girlfriend, and experience what can only be described as pure magic.  Les Miserables lit up the stage and [...]

Shrek Paints the Town Green!

Shrek Paints the Town Green!

For the staff of Dallas Summer Musicals, this has been a great season. Between new shows making their Texas debut in Dallas, to old favorites making their final appearance, this season has been nothing short of spectacular. As a first time critic of this esteemed organization, I had no idea what to expect, and I can honestly say I was not at all disappointed. At the close of this season, I tip my hat (though I never really wear one) to the entire staff and wait eagerly for next season's awesomeness to be released on the world.

Blue Men Invade Dallas

Blue Men Invade Dallas

What happens when you put a room full of people- all of varied ages, experiences, and cultural backgrounds- with a trio of hairless, painted men with no ears?  Awesomeness.  That is what I experienced this past Wednesday as the Blue Man Group took to the stage at the Winspear Opera House and converted one of [...]

Dreamgirls Dallas: Don’t Wake Me Up!

Dreamgirls Dallas: Don't Wake Me Up!

Now, if you have read the theater section for any length of time, you probably know that, even when I am bestowing praise on a recent work, I try not to be overwhelming with how much I lavish it on the actors, cast, and crew. This will not be one of those times...dreamgirls was nothing short of amazing. From the opening number of "I'm Lookin' for Something," the cast of this long-running stage play had the audience captivated. Their energy, their ability to connect with each other and the audience, and their sheer talent were enough to make the hours of the show pass by in mere minutes.

Ding Dong the Witch is…Amazing

Ding Dong the Witch is...Amazing

Yes, Wicked fever had certainly been caught all across the city. One might think that maybe the hype was a little overplayed, that perhaps the stories people from all across the country had shared about their experiences with this (as some have said) "life-changing" show might be more hyperbolic than truth. If you thought that however...you'd be wrong.

How the West Won Our Hearts

How the West Won Our Hearts

Walking into 909 1st Ave. on Tuesday, you'd think for a moment that Dallas' early days had suddenly made a pronounced resurgence.  Peeking out from amongst the concrete and glass, chuckwagons and cowboys emerged, entertaining Dallasites who were obviously enthralled by a life they knew little of, save what they had seen on television.  As [...]

Largest International Guitar Show Comes to Dallas

Largest International Guitar Show Comes to Dallas

The 33rd Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival kicks off and continues throughout the weekend, bringing world renowned musicians, and scores of fans to the city for what is sure to be a weekend full of amazing memories and even more amazing music.  The festival is the world's largest and oldest guitar festival, and annually draws tens of thousands of attendees, last year drawing 20,000 people to Dallas Market Hall, where the event will be held again this year. 

Roller Disco + Leg Warmers = Theatrical Brilliance

Roller Disco + Leg Warmers = Theatrical Brilliance

On Tuesday, April 6, Fair Park in Dallas was overrun by teased hair, short shorts, and some of the brightest colors in the metroplex. No, this wasn't a concert for some punk rock band- it was Xanadu. As mysterious and cryptic as the name of this critically acclaimed musical is, the actors and plot quickly [...]