African men singing to the beat of a drum and about ten women dressed in long bold-colored dresses danced in an undulating circle in Fair Oaks Park on Saturday afternoon. With bright scarves wrapped around their heads, their bodies seemed to move like aquatic plants to the music and chants. It was ... More >>
Texas has become the top destination for refugee resettlement, with Dallas the second largest hub, according to recent statistics. It became the main destination for resettlement as of last year, rising from number five in 2001. In an article earlier this week, the Houston Chronicle reported that T ... More >>
Chef Braden Wages of Malai Thai in the West Village is originally from upstate New York. He and his wife, Yasmin, who is from Weatherfod, met while in school at Cornell. Running a restaurant was a long-term dream for both of them. But the concept for that place was based on a what sounds like an epi ... More >>
They fled some of the world's most dangerous places, only to land in one of Dallas'. Slowly and unsurely, they're making it their own.
In Part 1 of our interview with Chef Brad Albers of Eddie V's, we talked about his time in a Swiss kitchen. In Part 2 he discussed the social-driven food scene in Dallas. Today we'll learn about his passion for hunting and political refugees from Burma who are learning a little Spanish back i ... More >>
Mission of Burma, Ume and Tre Orsi Granada Theater July 24, 2011 Better than: watching the new episode of Breaking Bad, because you can't DVR a live concert. MIssion of BurmaThe Granada Theater was barely half-full for Mission of Burma's 30-years-later return to Dallas, but the band played li ... More >>
Gorilla Vs. Bear FestivalIf you've been keeping up with DC9 in any capacity over the last few weeks, or if you've seen the cover story of this week's Observer, then you know we're pretty psyched about Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival this weekend. Not only is there a carefully curated handful of brillia ... More >>
Sunday, July 24, at the Granada Theater
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Mission Of BurmaRoger Miller sings and plays guitar for a band that might have been forgotten about years ago. Luckily, Mission of ... More >>
Mission Of BurmaThis week's show announcements are likely the strongest we've seen all year, and, to start it off, we have the legendary post-punk act Mission Of Burma. The band, which broke up in 1983, has been reunited since 2002, putting out what some say is their most impressive work yet. And ... More >>
All of this in Snider PlazaIt wouldn't be the media if there weren't a cursory reference to the recession, so here goes: Order the vegetarian Maza Tray for dinner at Food From Galilee, and your $12 will have you eating like a veggie queen (or king) for a week. Can't beat that, especially if you'r ... More >>
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