Earlier this year, we ran an article on some of the top live sound engineers in Dallas. We were properly admonished for not including Carlos Sanchez on that list, and it lit up our interest in him. While he's not the easiest fellow to get ahold of (many live soundfolk, like Batman, are a tad elusiv ... More >>
Welcome to Dear Audra/Dear Hunter, where Audra Schroeder and Hunter Hauk correspond through a series of dramatic letters about pop culture that flummoxes us, like we're Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward. Dear Audra, I don't know if I can handle it again. I've been seeing headlines to the effect o ... More >>
Many have asked since yesterday if there will be a memorial of some kind for Gale Hess. Today I was told: No, not yet. There will be a small service for family and close friends, and there may be something else down the road. But, I was told, it will be at least a month away. Said a family member ... More >>
The city council returns to the city's business on Wednesday ... or is that Tuesday? But till mid-September, at the earliest, committee meetings are canceled: Mayor Mike's asked the chairs to scratch meetings till at least mid-September, when he'll reshuffle the deck chairs -- and we'll find out ... More >>
Had a few other things in mind for this work-week wrap-up; maybe I'll get to 'em tomorrow morning ... if you're really that eager for a couple of Reunion Arena shows, one I attended in '83 and another I wish I'd gone to in '89. But whilst looking for something unrelated this morning on Archive.or ... More >>
The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?
Flickr user CameliaTWUThis is how loud Mavs playoffs games were at Reunion Arena. And this is how regular season games sound at the American Airlines Center, where, writes The New York Times's Alan Schwartz, "it is hard to tell if the Mavericks' favorite machine during these playoffs is Dirk Nowi ... More >>
Via.Hard to believe it took this long to get to Van Halen, everyone's favorite metal band back then, especially if you didn't like metal, mostly because it was just catchy pop anyway. Thought this would be a good one to dust off for tomorrow's Lone Star Beer-sponsored Forest festivities; can't re ... More >>
10. As we suspected, Portland's team is pretty salty. But their fans suck. Booing Mark Cuban is cool. Throwing shit at him is lame. 9. The Mavs are the NBA's best road team the last two regular seasons, but they're now 2-14 in their last 16 playoffs games away from the American Airlines Cen ... More >>
First, he was gonna purple reign all over the site formerly known as Reunion Arena; then, earlier this week, it was moved to the Hotel InterContinental. (Better sound -- right.) Now, it's not happening at all. From the Goss-Michael Foundation, this and only this:Statement from Joyce Goss, Executi ... More >>
Prince ain't hearing this cancellation talk.Lots going on today with tonight's benefit concert for the Goss-Michael Foundation, featuring Prince and Erykah Badu. After initially being scheduled to take place in a tent that was to be erected at the old Reunion Arena location and moved to Addison's ... More >>
My Super Bowl XLV itinerary looks thusly: Blogging Super Bowly all week. Broadcasting on 105.3 The Fan from radio row all week. And finding time to squeeze in some partying Tuesday (NFL Media at House of Blues), Wednesday (Aces & Angels at Fair Park), Friday (Pamela Anderson at ... More >>
What you see above is one of the Environmental Protection Agency's AeroCommander 680s, which the agency uses to sniff air quality via Airborne Spectral Photographic Environmental Collection Technology. (I dunno.) Which I mention only because the Dallas Police Department just sent this heads-up we ... More >>
Prince-Live.comDetails of Prince and the Revolution's stop through Dallas in support of Purple Rain remain a bit hazy; I was, after all, 16 at the time and just happy to get out of the house. Especially on New Year's Eve. Or was it the night before? Or the night after? My ride that night doesn't ... More >>
Flickr user: drewesqueU2 at Reunion Arena on November 25, 2001. You were there once. You can be again.And, while you're at it, throw in the May 12, 1997, Cotton Bowl show from the Popmart Tour and the October 29, 2005, Vertigo-go at the American Airlines Center. Really, all we're missing is the A ... More >>
Justin TerveenYou watched it fall -- all that tension leading to a sudden, violent demise. Now, courtesy the great Justin Terveen, the peaceful aftermath in a series of photos he took Tuesday evening. The last photo of Reunion Arena we'll ever post on Unfair Park.
Whether you're at the end of your rope of merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ventured down to the Mavs' draft last night and it was ... sad. Not the selection of Rodrigue Beaubois - though underwhleming - but more the lack of buzz. I remember when a much worse Mavs' orga ... More >>
Don JohnsonFriend of the show Don Johnson, who maintains East Texas Photo, happened by Reunion Arena yesterday, where the demolition's in full swing. And he snapped a handful of terrific photos that he's posted to his Flickr page. But this one in particular stands out -- "Reunion Inside-Out," Don ca ... More >>
One week ago today, state Sen. John Carona introduced proposed legislation, S.J.R. No. 31, that would allow for at least 12 casinos scattered throughout the state -- seven "in different urban areas," two "located on islands in the Gulf of Mexico that are tourist destinations with at least 1,000 gue ... More >>
Patrick MichelsPrepare your fond farewells for Reunion Arena, which, come Wednesday, could be this much closer to demolition. The city council will vote this week on paying A&R Demolition of Austin a little more than $2 million to demolish the former home of Your Dallas Mavericks, as well as "re ... More >>
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