Scotch on the Rocks: Craig Ferguson

Scotch on the Rocks: Craig Ferguson

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

The Comedy Cabinet: 2016 in Review

The Comedy Cabinet: 2016 in Review

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Photo: Courtesy Ryan Singer Chief Comedy Critic Amy Martin gives cabinet positions to her favorite performers of the year. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 29, 2016 If comedians ruled the nation it would be a far better place. Most are honest in communications and rabid against hypocrisy. They’d be vastly more intelligent, educated, and even ethical than the upcoming …

Lone Star Circus goes to the dogs in La Fête

Lone Star Circus goes to the dogs in La Fête

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Photo: Courtesy Vladimir Tsarkov Circus Celebration The Lone Star Circus treats audiences to another entertaining year with La Fête at Dallas Children’s Theater. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 29, 2016   Dallas — The circus has gone to the dogs. At least the Lone Star Circus has in their 10th-anniversary celebration, La Fête, presented with Dallas Children’s Theater at Rosewood …

Jay Leno: Cautious Comedy

Jay Leno: Cautious Comedy

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Photo: Courtesy ATTPAC Jay Leno gave a well-written, if safe and predictable, stand-up comedy show at AT&T Performing Arts Center. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 8, 2016 Dallas — Jay Leno, freed from the restrictions and conventions of broadcast television, has returned to his stand-up roots of irreverent, piercing commentary. Right? Alas, no. After a rapid-fire series of one-liners …

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