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2014 Stories by Jennifer Davis-lamm

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  • Laughter is Music

    published October 16, 2014

    Music and comedy go together like peas and carrots, but merrier. And with less fiber. Catch this combo for the ages at Alternative Comedy... More >>

  • Those Bangs, Though

    published July 17, 2014

    It doesn’t sound like there are a lot of perks to being First Lady: the President’s wife can only be passionate about what’s... More >>

  • Another Fall Arts Festival

    published October 2, 2014

    This weekend is practically a harvest of the arts—a virtual cornucopia of performing and visual arts awaits, freshly reaped and ready to go... More >>

  • Fall in Love with the Arts

    published October 2, 2014

    Spring is a time of rebirth, according to conventional wisdom, religion and even science to a certain extent. But in North Texas, autumn is the... More >>

  • Shakesbeer

    published September 25, 2014

    I’m a fan of just about anything in a bar. Want me to humiliate myself by singing off-key in someone’s living room? Noooo. In a bar?... More >>

  • Good Morning, Vietnam!

    published September 25, 2014

    The loss of Robin Williams last month was a shocking one, mostly because it’s hard to imagine someone so electric and effervescent being in... More >>

  • Nothing But Hot Air

    published September 18, 2014

    Get your head in the clouds, y’all—summer is finally over, the temps outside are once again mostly bearable, and outdoor recreation is... More >>

  • Primping with Perks

    published September 18, 2014

    Has there ever been a better time to just go ahead and treat yourself? I mean, first of all, getting a manicure in a bar is a thing now. Whoever... More >>

  • Here Come the Birthday Spankings!

    published September 4, 2014

    What do you get for the Symphony Center that has everything? It’s tough—not like a gift card will suffice for such a cultured and... More >>

  • Oh, the Stories She'll Tell

    published September 4, 2014

    Having a personal insight into American history is something so few people can really boast. You may have been a part of a historic gathering in... More >>

  • Really Big Dinos

    published April 10, 2014

    A few weeks ago, a lone scientist calculated that civilization as we know it is a mere 15 or so years from implosion. Thanks to our... More >>

  • Candy Barr’s Last Dance

    published August 7, 2014

    You could say a lot of things about Miss Candy Barr, but accusing her of leading a boring life is not something you could get away with. The... More >>

  • But He's Got Candy, Mom

    published August 14, 2014

    Remember when stranger danger was a thing? You know--when approached by someone you didn’t know, you were supposed to book it after-school... More >>

  • What a Drag It Is

    published August 28, 2014

    In 1994, a flamboyant little film out of Australia made serious waves in world cinema with a heartfelt and fabulous story of two drag queens and a... More >>

  • Hitch Up

    published August 28, 2014

    In 1929, rumors began to swirl that the first talking picture in Great Britain was being made, though it’s not clear anyone actually... More >>

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    published August 7, 2014

    There was always a group of girls in the back of the school bus that sat together and sang Broadway tunes. They got all emotive and rolled through... More >>

  • Chill Out...in the Dumpster?

    published August 21, 2014

    As a species, we’ve made a lot of adaptations so we can deal with summer. Take the sno-cone, for example, and cut-off shorts and... More >>

  • Some Years Are Better Than Others

    published August 21, 2014

    1961 was a great year for wine. 1983 saw major advances in medical science, including the discovery of the AIDS virus. And 2013—well, it was... More >>

  • Wait, That's Not the Real Hound Dog

    published August 14, 2014

    Elvis Presley, God love him, was a man of excess. He was a glam rocker before glam rock — sporting eye shadow and plowing through mass... More >>

  • Broken, The Musical

    published July 31, 2014

    The statistics are stunning: according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, almost 240,000 Americans age 12 and older are sexually... More >>

  • Spirited Away

    published August 14, 2014

    For anyone who laments the lack of role models for little girls in film, Hayao Miyazaki is your go-to moviemaker. His ten-year-old heroine Chihiro... More >>

  • Summer at the Aboretum

    published July 3, 2014

    Hankering to get out of Dallas, but bound to this slice of sunbaked, heat-stroked geography for the foreseeable future? It can seem dire; days on... More >>

  • Cabernet & Cabaret

    published July 31, 2014

    In need of a holiday? Lucky you—because, as the old song goes, life is a cabaret, old chum--and nothing will take you away faster than a... More >>

  • How Gardens Grow

    published July 24, 2014

    Nestled among the quirk of Little Forest Hills, in the middle of a church parking lot, thrives a little garden, somewhat improbably, just above... More >>

  • Don’t Turn into a Pumpkin

    published July 17, 2014

    The stroke of midnight brings different feelings depending on your age. For kids, it’s a thing of wonder—a magical hour that we get... More >>

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