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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!

Medieval Times to Host St. Jude Benefit Show Dec. 9th

Medieval Times to Host St. Jude Benefit Show Dec. 9th

Medieval Times in Dallas is supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® with an exclusive show on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm. For every ticket purchased Medieval Times will donate 100% of the purchase price directly to St. Jude to support its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® Add-on donations may be added on top of that cost and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Ticket prices start at $40.

8 Great Dallas-Based Digital Personalities Speaking at Digital Summit

8 Great Dallas-Based Digital Personalities Speaking at Digital Summit

Since our initial announcement of the upcoming Digital Summit Dallas event,  and our subsequent interview with The Onion Founder and keynote,  we thought you might like to know a little more on the local level. Although many of the speakers hail from the San Francisco Bay area, of the 65 featured speakers at Digital Summit Dallas, at least eight are Dallas-based. This isn't all of the Dallas-based speakers, just ones we found particularly interesting. Plus we had to widdle it down to eight so it rhymed with great. Here are some outstanding hometown guys/gals representing Big D at the Digital Summit conference coming up next week.

Wreath Creations By Aimee – Aimee Valderrama Chats With ILID.com About Her Exciting New Business Venture

Wreath Creations By Aimee - Aimee Valderrama Chats With ILID.com About Her Exciting New Business Venture

  Aimee Valderrama, formerly of the D/FW area, has turned a new found hobby into a business venture with "Wreath Creations By Aimee". Recently, Aimee spoke with ILiveInDallas.com about how she got started in the wreath making business.DISCLAIMER: The following reflects the personal opinions and experiences of Aimee Valderrama. This interview does not in any […]

INTERVIEW: Meet The Biehns

INTERVIEW: Meet The Biehns

Do the titles Aliens or The Terminator ring a bell? These films are among a handful that have withstood the test of time and transcended generation lines. Most people would consider their career successful if they had been involved in one of these blockbuster hits, much less having major roles in all of them.

INTERVIEW: Behind The Voices Of Dragon Ball Super

INTERVIEW: Behind The Voices Of Dragon Ball Super

The Dragon Ball saga began over 30 years ago and is still going as strong as any Super Saiyan Fusion form. If you are not familiar with the show, it is an anime that has overwhelmingly infiltrated the American entertainment industry.

INTERVIEW: 9 Mildly Amusing Questions for Scott Dikkers – Founding Editor of The Onion

INTERVIEW: 9 Mildly Amusing Questions for Scott Dikkers - Founding Editor of <i>The Onion</i>

I started reading The Onion when I was in college circa 2000 after I saw a dormmate had printed out copies of his favorite articles from the Internet and taped them to his door. When I saw the Founding Editor Scott Dikkers was coming to Dallas I decided to contact him via Twitter. Needless to say the site has made a big impact as a pioneer of online publishing and and in the realm of comedic satire online. Scott started the original hard copy version, among other creative things. After a little ego stroking, as well as the fact he recently published a book telling his secrets, he agreed to give us some insight into some questions I prepared in anticipation of Scott's upcoming keynote talk at Digital Summit Dallas on December 5th.  He was kind enough to answer my questions via email.

An Interview with Chef Jacob Weaver of Hotel Zaza – ILID Radio #16

An Interview with Chef Jacob Weaver of Hotel Zaza – ILID Radio #16

After a 3.5 year hiatus, I Live In Dallas Radio is back! In this sixteenth episode of I Live In Dallas Radio, co-hosted by myself and Jason Channell, we interview Chef Jacob Weaver the new Corporate Director of Food & Beverage for Hotel Zaza's collection of restaurants in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

INTERVIEW: Breaking Free – Manu Bennett’s Rudis

INTERVIEW: Breaking Free - Manu Bennett's Rudis

Any actor can get in front of a camera and portray a hero or antagonist, but the best stories are those that are able to completely transform characters right before the audience’s eyes. These story lines develop a unique connection during the metamorphosis. Manu Bennett is one of the few actors that have successfully made […]

Chef Manuel Vera Celebrates 20 Years At Truluck’s In Uptown

Chef Manuel Vera Celebrates 20 Years At Truluck's In Uptown

A graduate Dallas’ Thomas Jefferson High School, Chef Manuel "Manny" Vera discovered his love of cooking at the age of seven in his mother Julia's kitchen. A culinary calling led him to Truluck’s, a mere eight miles south of “TJ,” where he signed on as a prep cook. “Dallas runs deep in my blood, and […]

INTERVIEW: Kevin Sorbo’s Journey From Demigod To God

INTERVIEW: Kevin Sorbo's Journey From Demigod To God

The name Hercules elicits images of sheer strength and power. For many of us that grew up in the 90s that image is also synonymous with Kevin Sorbo.