Transform your Relationship with Poison Oak & Ivy with Amy Martin’s Latest Book

Transform your Relationship with Poison Oak & Ivy with Amy Martin’s Latest Book

Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant   by Amy Martin www.Itchy.Biz Everything you need to know about poison oak and ivy but are too itchy to ask   An estimated 50 million people endure the poison oak and ivy rash each year. Fear nature no more! North Texas-based …

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North Texas Wild: Rewilding the Trinity River to be explored at Dallas symposium

North Texas Wild: Rewilding the Trinity River to be explored at Dallas symposium

on Nature

D Magazine has invited experts to discuss returning the Dallas Trinity River corridor back to its natural landscape. Above, wading birds in the Great Trinity Forest. Photo courtesy of Ben Sanderson/DallasTrinityTrails.blogspot.com. By Amy Martin Feb. 27, 2017Twenty years. For 20 years the citizens of Dallas have waited for city officials to treat the Trinity River as something more than a drainage …

Full Steampunk Ahead: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Full Steampunk Ahead: Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

on Stage

Photo: Martin Girard/Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Grand Prairie — There are moments in this Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, the latest road show from Cirque du Soleil to tour to North Texas, that if you don’t scream you should check to see if you have a pulse. A dozen flying humans called Acro Net bounce over three stories high …

Q&A: Brian Regan

Q&A: Brian Regan

on Comedy

Photo: Friedman Bergman The comedian, who comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park on Monday, on his career and the importance of comedy. by Amy Martin published Saturday, February 18, 2017   Dallas — Most comedians work the comedy-club circuit, rising through the ranks if lucky and determined to headliner status at major clubs. Then what? The leap to …

Scotch on the Rocks: Craig Ferguson

Scotch on the Rocks: Craig Ferguson

on Comedy

Craig Ferguson does a night of scattered but funny stand-up at the Winspear Opera House. by Amy Martin published Saturday, February 18, 2017 Dallas — You could almost hear the conductor say, “Step right up, the Craig Ferguson ride is about to begin. Fasten your seatbelts.” And insert your earplugs. Raucous rock music blared through the Margot and Bill Winspear …

North Texas Wild: Spring Creek Forest preserves ‘biological museum’ in Garland

North Texas Wild: Spring Creek Forest preserves ‘biological museum’ in Garland

on Nature

The 200-acre Spring Creek Forest Preserve features ancient trees, fossils and rich plant life. by Amy Martin Feb. 8, 2017 The towering aged trees along Spring Creek are visible to thousands of people from the parking lots of the nearby big box sports store, water park, convention center and a handful of schools. Few pay attention. Just another riparian corridor …

Gad is Watching You

Gad is Watching You

on Comedy

French-Moroccan comedian Gad Elmaleh brings a different crowd, and a lot of laughs, to the Texas Theatre. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, February 1, 2017   Dallas — Friday night on the Jefferson strip—the Mexican restaurants were hopping, sidewalks were full of high-spirited people, and mobile parties rolled down the road. The closer you got to the Texas Theater, the …

Women’s Red New Moon — 2017

Women’s Red New Moon — 2017

The New Moon in Aquarius, the New Moon halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox that determines the Chinese New Year. My honor to host a group of power women at my house, women I’ve known for decades and women I’ve just met, ranging from 30s to 70s. For a few hours we embody the world we want to see, …

Women’s March on Austin Texas

Women’s March on Austin Texas

by Amy Martin It wasn’t just women’s rights, though I am damn tired of women being paid 70 cents for every $1 a man makes, damn tired of women having to endure pussy grabbing and other entitled macho crap, damn tired of good women being controlled by contemptible men. All 50,000 of us in Austin — women, men, children — …

Women’s Marches: Links & Social Media & Tips

Women’s Marches: Links & Social Media & Tips

WOMEN’S MARCHES: January 21 Saturday Local, State (TX) & National LINKS & SOCIAL MEDIA > Please share & save! < (updated: 1.14.17) <><><> WASHINGTON, DC <><><> Women’s March on Washington #WomensMarch https://www.womensmarch.com/ Twitter @ womensmarch https://t witter.com/womensmarch Instagram @womensmarch https://www.instagram.com/womensmarch/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/ https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-on-Washington-1338822066131069 <><><> AUSTIN <><><> March on Austin #marchonaustin https://marchonaustin.com/ Twitter @marchonaustin https://twitter.com/marchonaustin/ Instagram womensmarchonaustin https://www.instagram.com/womensmarchonaustin/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchonaustin/ <><><> …

Love Trumpets Hate: Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective

Love Trumpets Hate: Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective

on Stage

Photo: Henry Adebonojo Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective Dallas — Six months after an African-American gunman killed five white and Hispanic Dallas police and DART officers, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective rolled into Dallas with a message: We had to be here.” In announcing the tour last year, he stated, “This band represents the best of America’s ideals. We’re five …

Green Neighborhoods: Dallas’ Eastlake area is known for its laid-back, eco-friendly vibe

Green Neighborhoods: Dallas’ Eastlake area is known for its laid-back, eco-friendly vibe

on Nature

Pictured, great egret at White Rock Lake. Photo by Chris Jackson, DFWUrbanWildlife.com. By Amy Martin  Jan. 2, 2017 In the new year, GreenSourceDFW.org and Natural Awakenings DFW  are partnering in a new series called Green Neighborhoods. Over the coming months, we will be exploring the eco-friendly neighborhoods in North Texas with Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin as our guide. Amy …

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