People

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!

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.

INTERVIEW: Celebrity Stylist Charity Lewis Advocates for Fashion with Purpose

INTERVIEW: Celebrity Stylist Charity Lewis Advocates for Fashion with Purpose

Dallas-based celebrity and everyday stylist, Charity Lewis, advocates for fashion with intention throughout the Metroplex. Lewis created C.LewStyles to carry out this vision by providing high-end services to help individuals develop a confident style and assist local brands by spreading awareness of their designs. As a mother, wife, professional nurse and entrepreneur, she tailors each […]

Big Tex Celebrates His 132nd State Fair of Texas

Big Tex Celebrates His 132nd State Fair of Texas

Celebrating 132 years of tradition in the fall, the State Fair of Texas will return for another season of food, festivities, and family fun. Themed “CELEBRATING TEXAS INNOVATION,” this year’s exposition kicks off on Friday, September 28 in historic Fair Park. Adding to its annual offering of more than 100 free attractions, 70 Midway rides, and endless activities across the fairgrounds, the State Fair is excited to announce several new attractions lined up for the 2018 event.

McKinney Oktoberfest Brings Family-Friendly & German Traditions September 28th-30th

McKinney Oktoberfest Brings Family-Friendly & German Traditions September 28th-30th

A Taste of Germany in Historic Downtown McKinney! 

McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more. The “bier garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney’s Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney will host nonstop activities in the heart of our great city.

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience + Fundraiser Shakes it up in Dallas September 22nd

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience + Fundraiser Shakes it up in Dallas September 22nd

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for another round. On September 22, one of the world’s largest charity cocktail events—and Dallas’s most fun annual event—is popping up once more. This time, the festivities will take place at the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum, where some of the best bartenders in DFW and around the world will showcase their talents by creating original bar concepts and themed menus.

Dallas Filmmaker Creates Double T Productions to Bring ‘Hollywood’ Film Industry to the Metroplex

Dallas Filmmaker Creates Double T Productions to Bring 'Hollywood' Film Industry to the Metroplex

Dallas-based producer, Timothy Talbott, is on a mission to put the Big D back in the sights of Hollywood-made motion picture filmmakers. He’s created a production and distribution company, Double T Productions, to accredit the potential of Dallas-based filming. He developed this passion project as a platform to create opportunities for local business and talent. […]

Pull Out Your Lederhosen & Suspenders for Addison Oktoberfest September 20th-23rd

Pull Out Your Lederhosen & Suspenders for Addison Oktoberfest September 20th-23rd

An authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest, this event features more than 30 hours of continuous family-oriented entertainment. Serving special “Oktoberfest” Bier along with incredible German culinary fare, the festival also includes a Marketplace, music, and kid-friendly options like rides, midway games, and more.