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This section is all about people doing things in Dallas, Texas, with articles and event announcements on local lectures, art/literary/business panels, and Q&A sessions with prominent authors, lecturers, and academics. This section is also home to the “Fascinating People from Dallas, Texas” series, which is a bi-monthly bio, and interview with a person from or living in Dallas bringing value to our city. Subscribe to our RSS or get updates directly via email using our subscribe page to learn about people from Dallas, Texas, doing cool things!

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

Tweet The sidewalk outside of a beautiful, modern house off Lovers Lane gained traffic as it grew closer and closer to 4:30 PM on Saturday. “Someone havin’ a party?” a neighbor asked me. “You could say that…” I replied. As I gave my name to the lady with the clipboard at the door, she crossed [...]

From the East Coast to East Dallas: Kit Carson Takes On Deep Ellum

From the East Coast to East Dallas: Kit Carson Takes On Deep Ellum

Tennis star, entrepreneur and technology visionary—Kit Carson really does have it all. Not to mention, she has it all in a city she loves—Dallas. Carson moved to Big D from Florida, and after earning two degrees from SMU, she remained in the city and launched a company called Tantrum Street, which develops mobile and cloud-based app technology in the heart of Deep Ellum. Whether she’s on the court, in the office or in front of a boardroom of investors, Carson feels at home. We sat down for a quick Q&A to find out what made her choose Dallas as her place of residence.

3 Places Where You Can Learn Burlesque in Dallas

3 Places Where You Can Learn Burlesque in Dallas

What is burlesque? Urban Dictionary defines it as "A variety show that uses: comedians, strippers, or musicians that often sing and dance while removing their clothes in a seductive manner." It requires its performers (mainly female) to act out comic sketches mixed with dancing that pokes fun at everything. There are rules: minimum costuming, sexually-related dialog or innuendo, and clever comedic moments that are easy to laugh at and harmless.

Jeff Tweedy and Son Charm The Majestic Theatre

Jeff Tweedy and Son Charm The Majestic Theatre

Wilco fans were not disappointed Sunday night at The Majestic . Frontman Jeff Tweedy gave a performance unlike anything Dallas has seen from him before, accompanied by a new tour band including his son Spencer on drums. Tweedy and son are expected to release their collaborative album Sukierae this September.

Food Tours of America Adds JFK Walking Tour to Their Four Course Dining & Dallas History Experience

Food Tours of America Adds JFK Walking Tour to Their Four Course Dining & Dallas History Experience

Locally-owned restaurant touring and dining experience company Food Tours of America, just announced an addition to the lineup of their daily food tours in Dallas, the all-new Dine & Dealey JFK Tour.

What I Learned at the 2014 Dallas Asian Festival

What I Learned at the 2014 Dallas Asian Festival

Tweet I arrived at Main Street Garden at last, and I am met with full crowd. The 24th Annual Asian Festival was being held this year in downtown Dallas and of all the places they could have picked, they went with Main Street Garden. This fairly large rectangular box splayed in the middle of downtown [...]

A-Kon 25 is Coming to Dallas this June

A-Kon 25 is Coming to Dallas this June

Tweet There's something that you need to know. I am a geek. I love movies. I love video games. I love comic books, and I really love anime. With that in mind, there's something that I would have to disclose to you as a geek. A-Kon is almost here. What is an A-Kon? It's an [...]

How I Survived Dallas Comic Con 2014

How I Survived Dallas Comic Con 2014

Sunday, I was up with the sun and vitamin B-12 was coursing through my veins. I'm was sitting on the Orange Line Dart Rail on my way to West End Station, as I prepared myself psychologically. This was my first time covering Dallas Comic Con, but my second time attending the convention.

Czech, Ch-Czech It Out: The National Polka Festival Kicks Off This Friday

Czech, Ch-Czech It Out: The National Polka Festival Kicks Off This Friday

Could we possibly get through an article about polka without using a Czech pun or three? The answer is no. Need a reason to Czech out something different this Memorial Day Weekend? The answer is yes, and involves kolaches. The National Polka Festival kicks off this Friday through Sunday in Ennis, Texas.

What Happened at the 37th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival Last Weekend?

What Happened at the 37th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival Last Weekend?

The weather is always good when you come to Fair Park and I'm was in high spirits. The 37th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival had a lot going for it. Live music. A expansive selection of vendors to choose from. A new location. And several opportunities to meet new friends who love rock and roll as much as you do. At least, that was what they were going for that weekend.