4
| News |

Free To Have a Ball

James Waller is one of the DNA exonerees expected to attend Saturday night's DNA Blues Ball.
^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Dunno how much posting we'll be doing between now and the weekend -- pretty sure some of us have families with whom we'd like to spend what's apparently some kind of holiday or something? So we'll take the time now to remind you of the celebration and fund-raiser taking place Saturday night at the Lakewood Theater: the DNA Blues Ball, tickets to which run from $30 to $5,000 for a Platinum VIP Table and proceeds from which benefit the Innocence Project of Texas.

Among the special guests attending the Blues Ball: Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and at least eight of the former Texas prison inmates exonerated by DNA testing. (Scheduled to attend are James Waller, James Giles, Alex Hernandez, Brandon Moon, Billy Smith, Anthony Hicks, Anthony Robinson and Eugene Henton.) Oh, yeah -- and they're be music too, courtesy the likes of Kim Wilson, Candye Kane and others. Almost forgot about the music. --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.