Oak Lawn Library Hosts ‘Deep Roots’


The Oak Lawn Library will open a unique exhibition featuring East Dallas artist Guinn Powell on September 1, on view until September 27, 2018.

 

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“Deep Roots” contains 17 original pieces by Powell that delve into the history and culture of his upbringing, which influenced the artist in a profound way. Each work transports the viewer back in time with scenes of everyday rural life.

 

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“This collection is a conversation between the medium and the subject matter,” Powell says. “The series is an eclectic mix of landscapes, seascapes and other reflections of my heritage growing up in East Texas.”

 

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MEET THE ARTIST: Powell will be at the exhibition for a reception with visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at the Oak Lawn Library. The public is invited to attend the event and exhibit for free.

 

Powell, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, is a Dallas-based artist whose paintings explore subjects from a brave and candid perspective. The artist is thrilled to be showcasing his art within the Dallas community. His work has been featured at the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), The State Fair of Texas and The Lakewood Library, which features works of noteworthy and upcoming artists. Powell’s work has been frequently awarded and recognized, most recently at the 2018 Lakewood Library Annual Exhibition, and he is available for commissioned-art requests.

DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home


DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO. This September brings five opportunities to enjoy one of the world’s foremost orchestras right in your “backyard.”

 

The first DSO on the GO performance of the 2018/19 season takes place September 7 at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff, where the DSO will perform an all-Bach program, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe. The DSO will repeat this program on September 8 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas and on September 9 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. On September 16, the DSO performs The Sounds of Latin America at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton and on September 23, the DSO performs Mendelssohn’s Italian at the Tom and Verda Shine Performance Hall at Duncanville High School.

 

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s


 

BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s

 

We’re proud to once again sponsor Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas, a powder-puff football game and fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness.

 

This year’s game takes place Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. Each person who donates $25 receives admission to the game and the after-party.

 

Over the past nine years, BvB Dallas has raised over $3 million for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas. For more information and to purchase tickets/donate, visit bvbdallas.org.

Fourth of July Fun


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The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth. See them all below:

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford Independence Day Celebrations: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 30

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 4

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 3 & 4

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Parade: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lewisville Red, White and Lewisville Fireworks and Parade: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin Fourth of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian’s Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s All American Fourth: July 4

Pottsboro’s Lake Texoma Fourth of July Celebrations: July 4

Richardson’s Family Fourth of July: July 4

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City 4th Fest and Fireworks: June 29

Rowlett Fireworks on Main Street: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3-4

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day


Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day

 

Many people equate Memorial Day with backyard barbecues, trips to the lake or lounging around the pool, but if you ask a veteran what this day means, you will get a very different answer. They know the heart-wrenching realities behind this special day.

 

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving in America’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it started after the Civil War to honor those who lost their lives. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.

 

On this Memorial Day, we encourage you to contemplate the cost of our freedoms – the freedom to vote, to live where we choose, to travel, to be ourselves, and to speak our mind – and to honor those who have given their all.

DSO on the GO Visits Frisco


DSO on the GO Visits Frisco

 

For the fourth year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m., the DSO returns to Frisco to perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by Ruth Reinhardt. The performance takes place at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, in Frisco.

 

General admission tickets are $19. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

5 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in North Texas


Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria- July 25, 2015: Mexican men and women from a folklore group for traditional dances kneeling on street in final position during a parade of "International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo", Bulgaria. The festival is a prestigious folklore event which became significant and traditional part of the cultural life of the ancient capital of Bulgaria. A real long – expected holiday for habitants and guests of the city in the hot summer days. Today, Veliko Tarnovo is the center of one of the largest urban areas in Bulgaria.

 

Cinco de Mayo — widely celebrated in the United States, although it’s a minor holiday in Mexico — honors the Mexican army’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War’s Battle of Puebla.

 

Make your Cinco de Mayo memorable this year with one of these events in North Texas.

 

Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Presented by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, this family-friendly celebration includes marching bands, dancers, decorated floats and DJs. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center with a kickoff ceremony at 9 a.m.

 

Downtown Dallas Movie Series: Coco

Catch a free screening of the Oscar award-winning animated film, Coco. The Dallas Farmers Market will be showing Pixar’s Coco at 7:45 p.m.

 

McKinney’s Cultural Music Series

Bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Old Settler’s Park and Recreation Center in McKinney for a free concert. Beginning at 9 a.m., performances include the Mariachi Caporales, Alma Salvaje Argentina and Folkloric Dancing. A dance workshop will also be offered at 8 a.m.

 

Fiesta Tecaliso: A Cinco de Mayo Celebration Concert

Enjoy a mariachi-classical music mashup from world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos and the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Led by Maestro Hector Guzman, the concert is produced by the United States-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation in collaboration with the City of Irving and Live Nation.

 

Mindfulness and Margaritas

Start your Cinco de Mayo with yoga and meditation at the terrace at Mockingbird Station. The class begins at 9 a.m., but stick around for henna, braid bar and Cinco de Mayo specials throughout the Station all afternoon.

House of DIFFA Celebrates Fashion, Design, Philanthropy


House of DIFFA Celebrates Fashion, Design, Philanthropy

 

DIFFA/Dallas’ black-tie gala, House of DIFFA: Alter Ego, takes place Saturday, May 12, at the Omni Dallas. This extraordinary fashion experience includes the Ebby Halliday Silent and Live Auctions, a seated dinner, an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and DIFFA/Dallas’ legendary runway production for close to 2,000 patrons enabling grants for HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas.

 

DIFFA/Dallas, formed in 1984, is the only HIV/AIDS organization in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS service organizations within our community. Highlighting the design community, the nonprofit hosts multiple events throughout the season including Burgers & Burgundy, DIFFA/Dallas Wreath Collection and House of DIFFA. Through your support and generosity, DIFFA/Dallas is able to make a significant impact in our community.

 

For more information and tickets, visit diffadallas.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour



 

Spring means many things to many people, but one thing it means to those of us who love homes is it’s time for home tours. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be a sponsor of the 27th-Annual Hollywood Home Tour, which takes place the weekend of April 21-22.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

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This year’s tour includes five historic homes, open for a special Candlelight Tour on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It also features Hollywood Art in the Park on Sunday, where you’ll experience an outdoor marketplace with local artisans and craftspeople, delicious food trucks and music – all set in this Old East Dallas neighborhood’s Lindsley Park.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

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Hollywood/Santa Monica, with approximately 750 homes, was mostly built in the 1930s. It stands between the Santa Fe Trail to the west and north, East Grand Avenue to the east and Valencia Street to the south. The neighborhood is a conservation district and has one of the largest collections of stone-embellished Tudor homes in the nation. Hollywood/Santa Monica’s location makes it close to many things, including downtown Dallas, yet it offers an unusually peaceful setting of rolling hills and tree-lined streets – a sort of city within the city.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

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A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Hollywood Home Tour will benefit Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, J.L. Long Middle School and Eduardo Mata Elementary School. Tickets for the tour are available at hsmna.org, Curiosities at 2025 Abrams Road, and at tour homes on both days of the home tour.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

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Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

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DSO on the GO Coming to Southlake


DSO on the GO Coming to Southlake

 

For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., the DSO brings the music of Prokofiev and Grieg to Southlake. The performance takes place at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., in Southlake. Tickets are $19 at mydso.com, APEX Arts League seniors are $15 when you use promo code APEX at checkout, and student tickets are $9 when you use promo code PEER at checkout.

 

For more information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!