Dallas has been tuned into Oak Cliff for the past few years, in large part because of the gentrification of the Bishop Arts District. Suddenly distinctions like North Oak Cliff and the rise of the culinary arts prove valuable for real estate companies who develop a neighborhood that many might argue was already a vibrant place to live. For decades this area of Dallas has given rise to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, and other names equally recognizable and influential in music, sports, religion, politics and more. These people and their stories fill the aptly titled book, Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff by Alan Elliot, Patricia K. Summy and Gayla Brooks. The authors will discuss and sign copies of their book at the North Oak Cliff Branch Library (302 West 10th Street) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is free. More information at dallaslibrary.org.
Thu., June 26, 6:30 p.m., 2014