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Texas Ballet Theater Faces Possible Shutdown Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Tue, Aug 19, 2008, 10:03 AM

Read the article by Mallary Jean Tenore in Dallas Morning News/August 14, 2008.
It seems a supporter who has made donations of $1 million a year, has ceased making that donation.

As you know, every penny can help. Link to TBT's web page and make a donation here.

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Or, purchase some wonderful original artworks from the recent Fly Ball 2008:

The frescoes and chandeliers featured at the ball are for sale.

Click here to see more and details for purchasing these wonderful works of art.
Scroll down to The Fly Ball.

Also at the above link are listings of (hopefully) upcoming events benefiting Texas Ballet Theater.

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The Family Place Announces Nominees for Two Awards Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Thu, Aug 14, 2008, 03:36 PM

Sambuca hosts al fresco party as The Family Place Announces Nominees for The Man of Influence and Texas Trailblazer Awards

Honorees to be presented awards at the August 20th Luncheon

Janine Latus, author of “If I Am Missing or Dead,” a New York Times and London Times best seller is featured speaker

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Katie Awards entries are now being accepted Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Sat, Jul 26, 2008, 06:04 PM

My hat is off to Hugh Aynesworth, president of the Press Club of Dallas, Tony Pederson and the entire group of journalists, teachers and others who have donated untolled hours of strategic planning, hard work and precious time to bring the Press Club of Dallas back to a position of respect. I have followed the activities of PCD since joining a few years back and like everyone else, was horrified at the scandal of 2007.  But that's over. Working for thousands and thousands of hours combined, so many  have brought the Press Club of Dallas back on its feet, standing tall again.

Kudos to Gloria Campos and Cheryl Hall for taking on the chairmanship of the 2008 Katie Awards.  Their personal message says it best. It's here, taken from PR Newswire.

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Taste of the Nation - June 29th Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Sat, Jun 14, 2008, 12:42 PM

img-banner.jpgThere are about 5 tables left for TASTE OF THE NATION - June 29th

The event will be at FIG across from the Fairmont and behind Stephan Pyles on June 29th. The event is limited to 150 guests. Each star chef serves one table of 10 for the entire evening! If you want to pick your chef it is $7500 or if we assign it for you it is $5000.

More event information Taste of the Nation

Sunday, June 29th
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas
6:00 pm – Cocktails
7:00 p.m – Dinner, Auction and Music

The restaurants involved to date are:
Stephan Pyles
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The French Room
Salum
Fearings
Abacus
Shinsei
NOVE Italiano
Bijoux
York Street
Charlie Palmer
Nobu

The event raises money – and all of the funds are distributed locally to the North Texas Food Bank and the Wilkinson Center.

Sponsored Tables will receive:
* A seated dinner for 10 with a 4-course meal with wine pairings provided by a local restaurant – A One on One Dining Experience with these Chef’s (Each table is assigned their own Restaurant/chef)
* Additional Full open bars during the events for all guest.
* A Cocktail hour before the start of the event that evening at Stephan Pyles
* Thank you/Sponsor event prior to this main event date on Thursday, June 19th at Bachendorf’s
* Live Auction/Raffle/Music
* Gift for each guests from a Luxury Retailer (i.e. Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Renee Roulou etc – Valued at over $200 a piece for each guest)
*  In addition to the Gift bags at the Valet which each guests will receive as well.
* Branding on our Wall of thanks
* Listing/ad in the TON program
* Signage at Table
* Inclusion in Post coverage of Modern Luxury Dallas

Vist the website here: http://taste.strength.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1031&pg=main

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Discounts for Ring of Fire at Music Hall at Fair Park Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Mon, May 19, 2008, 11:43 AM

Dallas Summer Musicals is offering discounts for "Ring of Fire- The Music of Johnny Cash" now playing at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

The parking is easy. Remember, you can enjoy dinner at the Crystal Terrace restaurant, located inside the Music Hall, before the show and reservations are suggested. There is also dining at the Old Mill Restaurant, just a block away, inside Fair Park.

fire300.jpgIn many ways Johnny Cash wrote and sang about the lives we all lead, regardless of where we lead them. If, watching RING OF FIRE, you feel yourself being drawn back to your roots, it isn't accidental -- even if you've forgotten what those roots are. From the heart of the songs of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical show about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. RING OF FIRE features 38 of the music legend’s songs such as “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Five Feet High and Rising,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “The Man in Black,” and his final hit, “Hurt.” By the end of the show you will feel that you have spent the evening in the presence of an extraordinary and real man.

Here are the details for the discount:

Name:  Friends and Family Discount

Password:  FIRE

Show:  RING OF FIRE

Perfs:  Tues – Thurs evenings only (5/13, 5/14, 5/15 and 5/20, 5/21, 5/22)

Price Levels:   1-7

Discount/Price/Offer:  $10 off regular priced tickets

Offer applies:  The Box Office, ticketmaster.com and Charge-by-Phone 214-631-ARTS    

Restrictions:  Tickets subject to availability and prior sales; some restrictions may apply.  Performance prices and dates subject to change without notification. Offer expires Thursday, May 22 at 8pm (CST).  No refunds or exchanges.  Additional service and handling charges apply.  Does not apply to previously purchased tickets.

Dates valid: Now through – May 22, 2008

Visit the website here: http://www.dallassummermusicals.org/2007/

Be sure to check out The Drowsy Chaperone - Winner of 6 Tony awards. Guaranteed funny - A great treat for Father's Day!

We'll be sure to get discounts for you - so check back here!

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