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Meet Mrs. Gilbert
Event on 2016-11-06 13:00:00
Come to one of the oldest houses in Dallas County to meet its original resident: Mrs. Julia Gilbert. Guided tours of the home will be provided by a costumed interpreter who can tell you all about Farmers Branch in the 19th century, her husband’s job as the local doctor, and her lovely home! More information available on our website at or by contacting the Historical Park at 972.406.0184 or

at Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Dallas, United States


Clay McClinton
Event on 2016-11-05 18:00:00

Clay McClinton's musical roots are firmly planted in the traditions of his Texas birthplace, where strains of country, blues, rock 'n' roll and Tex-Mex blend effortlessly into a sound he likes to call "Texas gumbo." After spending 10 years diligently honing his own version of that sound, McClinton showcases his range as an artist and writer on his fourth and most ambitious album, Bitin' at the Bit (Red Chili Records; Feb. 18, 2013).Steeped in authentic Americana, the album marks the Austin resident's first collaboration with a longtime family friend, Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson. McClinton says Nicholson's experience, vision and masterful guidance, and the comfort level their familiarity provided, helped him step beyond his usual creative zone to achieve new heights.Nicholson and McClinton co-wrote most of the album's tracks, and share writing credit for "Stories We Can Tell" with McClinton's dad, Delbert. That trio also collaborated with legend Bruce Channel ("Hey Baby") on the rollicking "Beer Joint."Nashville hit maker and drummer Tom Hambridge and Austin-based performer George Ensle joined in on other tracks, rounding out an album full of deeply personal songs that also carry universal appeal. The proof is in his growing fan base: His soul-driven delivery and genuine presence earn him new converts everywhere he plays (not to mention generous support; fans' Kickstarter donations funded the album).As a kid, McClinton had no idea he'd choose a music career. But he knew enough to pay attention when his dad got together with his musical pals, who happened to include fellow Grammy winners Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and the late Stephen Bruton, as well as Nicholson. The years McClinton spent on his dad's tour bus also left their mark, but even though the occasional vocal inflection or chord change might suggest his dad's influence, McClinton's musical identity is distinctly his own.In 2003, he moved to Nashville to record his first album, 2004's Out of the Blue, which he co-produced, along with writing or co-writing every song. After another three years on the road with the Clay McClinton Band, he released 2006's Son of a Gun, co-produced with Kevin McKendree (Delbert's 1997-2011 right-hand man); it made's year-end top 25 list.McClinton and his wife/manager Brandy Alan, whom he met while living in Flagstaff, Ariz., moved to Dripping Springs, outside of Austin, in 2007. He honed material for 2010's Livin' Out Loud on some of the area's most legendary stages, including Gruene Hall, the Saxon Pub (Bruton's beloved home) and Dallas' Granada Theater. He also built the current Clay McClinton Band, forging "a family of guys I'm honored to share the stage with": "bass whisperer" Ed Friedland, drummer Jim Starboard and guitarist Jon Sanchez.McClinton has been honored to share stages with many talented artists; his memories are filled with experiences such as his New Year's Eve 2014 mini-reunion with Delbert, half-sister Delaney and Nelson and family at Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater.Clay's musical virtuosity shines with the release of his third album, Livin' Out Loud (2010). He blends Americana and Texas blues with a touch of country to give us a tremendous follow up to his two previous releasesOut of the Blue (2004) and Son of a Gun (2006). Livin' Out Loud is openhearted and thoughtful, and often explores the tension between the love for adventure and the longing for home. Clay has taken grand leaps both as a singer-songwriter and as a musician, and the eleven tracks also foretell of great things to come. Much like his earlier albums, Clay wrote or co-wrote ten of the tracks. He was honored to write with Bruce Channel, Dave Duncan, Rob Roy Parnell, Ricky Ray, and of course, Delbert. He produced the album with Kevin McKendree, a longtime family friend as well as Delbert's piano player. Clay describes the process of creating the album with these and other great musicians as one of self-discovery and personal and professional growth.In the opening song, "Whole Lotta Work," Clay rocks the Texas electric blues as he laments what it takes just to have a little fun. He follows with "Puttin' Down Roots," a country song celebrating the joy of building and creating a home with his two hands. "Bird for a Day" is a brooding country rock song that expresses the desire to explore the world, free from responsibilities. Several tracks on the album wrestle with feelings of love and loss. On "Driftin' Away With You," Clay conjures love in the tropics. "The One You Loved" and "Damage is Done" are both emotional confessionals about heartache and regret. The closing track, "Gone to Mexico," written by Delbert McClinton but never recorded, is a Latin-infused blues-rock tune that expresses the yearning for solitude away from the technology-driven world. The variety of musical styles and moods on Livin' Out Loud reflects Clay's growth and development, and offers promise that his sound will continue to touch the world. Clay was raised around harmonicas, guitars, and pianos. Born in Fort Worth, TX he spent much of his childhood around a lot of talented musicians, watching and listening. During his early teenage years he spent a couple of summers touring as a roadie for his dad. Clay felt at home in the culture and lifestyle of playing music and being on the road. It should come as no surprise then that by the time he was seventeen Clay had already played in several bands and was occasionally sitting in on guitar with Delbert during live performances. But it wasn't until he graduated high school and moved to Austin, Texas in the mid-nineties that he began to focus more seriously on his music career. Once in Austin, Clay began sitting in on harmonica and guitar with local musicians. Austin's music scene was the perfect classroom for him to cultivate his talent. Several years after moving to central Texas, Clay went on a four-month tour through Europe and parts of North Africa doing street performances with some musician friends. Upon returning to the States in 2000, Clay decided to move to a small mountain town. He settled on Flagstaff, AZ, moved into a converted school bus on the outskirts of town, and started two bandsThe Blues Project and Second Harvest. For the next three years Clay was performing locally five to six nights a week. It was in Flagstaff where he met Brandy Alan, who is now his wife and band manager. It was also in Flagstaff where The Clay McClinton Band first took stage.In 2003 Clay moved to Nashville, TN with the intention of focusing exclusively on writing and producing an album. Nashville provided the creative atmosphere and demanded a level of professionalism that allowed him to grow as a musician and songwriter. With the release of his debut album, Out of the Blue, in 2004, he had accomplished his goal. Clay wrote or co-wrote all of the songs, and he co-produced the album with Vinny Constantine. By the time Out of the Blue was released Clay had enlisted several musicians who would form the backbone of The Clay McClinton Band for the next three years. While he called Nashville home, most of his time was spent on the road touring; the band was typically booked for about 175 shows a year at venues across the U.S. and as far as Norway. Clay took time in 2006 to return to Nashville and record his second album, Son of a Gun, which rated as in the top 25 Indie albums of the year. He co-produced Son of a Gun as well, this time with Kevin McKendree.In 2007, after three years on the road, Clay moved back to Austin to regroup and begin writing his third album. The current incarnation of the Clay McClinton Band is best described as a cooperative filled from the pool of Austin's rich community of musicians. He plays regularly at prominent venues across Texas such as the Saxon Pub, Granada Theatre and Luckenbach. In 2009, the newsletter from the historic Gruene Hall in Gruene, TX described Clay as one of their fastest growing acts. With the release of Livin' Out Loud, Clay is poised to get back on the road for another national tour. We hope you enjoy the album as much as Clay enjoyed creating it!

at Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Boulevard
Austin, United States


Family Travel for Real Life 5
Event on 2016-11-05 09:30:00
"Family Travel For Real Life" 5 is live! FT4RL will be held November 5th at the Hyatt Place Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Dallas, TX. Registration will begin at 9 AM and sessions will run from 9:30-5:00 with a lunch and afternoon snack break included in admission. FT4RL is the first seminar for frequent travelers (and those who wish to be) specifically tailored to the needs of families.  Created by Dia Adams, who writes the family travel blog The Deal Mommy and is resident Travel Hacker on  FT4RL brings together experts in various aspects of family travel to teach and, more importantly, to learn from each other. We cover topics from using miles/points programs strategically to destination inspiration to mastering the logistics of travel with kids. The event fills a giant hole in travel advice for families, which tends to swing from “Sleeping at your in-laws house is a great vacation” to “Fly your baby in First Class or stay home”. The speakers at FT4RL are all parents who, while having different modes and methods, share one belief: Travel with kids is not only possible, but necessary. By sharing the world with our children, we expand both their minds and our own, creating a lifetime’s worth of wonder that can come no other way. Confirmed Speakers:  Rich Kerr from Travel Hacking 101 on miles and points for 4 or more. A topic dear to his heart now that he's a family of 4!  Rich is a senior writer for The Points Guy and also is resident miles expert at   Kenny Burrows from Miles4More on Getting Back to Nature on Miles and Points. AT FT4RL 2 Kenny demonstrated how he got PAID 00 for a year's extensive travel with a family of 4. Best mic drop I've ever seen.  Mom of 4 Toni Southam on Camp Mom- solo parent long term travel with kids. Toni just spent two months with 4 under 10 in Europe so she knows her stuff! And I won't even start about the time she hiked the Inca trail pregnant… I'm doing a session this time!  Hotel Points Alternatives- for trips where the Hyatt just isn't gonna cut it. I'll be sharing tips and tricks I use to save up to 90% on lodging all over the world.  A session from you!  I'm recruiting a number of you to speak for 5-10 minutes on a topic you know inside and out but don't want to talk about for an hour. If you have a topic idea- let me know! It could be a miles/points trick, a destination you hold near and dear, a logistics hack…every FT4RL I'm blown away by the talent in the room and want you to have your moment in the sun.  We will also have social events specific to attendees including a Friday happy hour meetup and a Saturday night dinner.  Details to come! FT4RL admission includes an invitation to the Friday happy hour and Saturday night dinner.   A VERY limited number of Friday happy hour only tickets are available but this includes entry Friday night only. Friday only tickets do NOT include any sessions. 

at Hyatt Place DFW
2350 Global Drive
Dallas, United States


West Hollywood IT Expert Lands Coveted Position VP Position at Leading Real Estate Development& Management Company
Event on 2016-10-28 10:00:00
Paul Dubord of West Hollywood has been named vice president of information technology at Culver City based Goldrich Kest, one of Southern California’s largest and most diversified real estate development and management companies. He brings 16 years of experience to his new position that involves developing and refining technology systems that reduce costs and increase efficiencies and revenue.
The Dallas, Texas native says that he has dedicated his career to helping companies build their information technology systems to “drive performance and results throughout an organization.”
“I’m delighted to join the Goldrich Kest team and look forward to utilizing my skills to enhance its information technology systems,” said Dubord, who was educated at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. “I will oversee a team dedicated to product design, development, infrastructure, security and technology support.”
Added Goldrich Kest President Carole Goldney, “Mr. Dubord brings a wealth of experience and an unparalleled track record of success to our company. We have full confidence that his contributions will prove invaluable.”
Headquartered in Culver City, Goldrich Kest owns and manages properties throughout the state including 120 apartment buildings with 13,188 units, 5 marinas with 2,139 slips, 24 senior living facilities with 4,248 beds and scattered throughout the US over 11MM square feet combined of commercial, retail and industrial properties. Among the apartment buildings are 71 properties accommodating low-income families in which Goldrich Kest offer free after-school and summer programs to keep its young residents engaged and eager to learn.

at Goldrich Kest
5150 Overland Ave
Culver City, United States


Bryce Milligan Book Launch
Event on 2016-10-27 19:00:00
Join us in celebrating the launch of Bryce Milligan’s Take to the Highway: Arabesques for Travelers, a collection of poems and prose poems. With readings from Bryce Milligan and W. Joe Hoppe, and music from Bryce.

“Bryce Milligan’s Take to the Highway is a book of big heart, big mind, and a big eight-cylinder engine, bringing poems—especially the stretched out prose poems—of distinction and evocative power.” —Jane Hirshfield, author of The Beauty and Ten Windows

“Take to the Highway is indeed about highways, but more crucially it’s about journeys, and about the intricate memory map of human consciousness. It’s a great pleasure to follow Bryce Milligan along side roads, detours, switchbacks, and eerily beckoning paths; and to encounter at the end a design, a destination, a questing mind at peace.” —Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo

Bryce Milligan is an author working in numerous genres, from children’s books to novels for young adults, to adult poetry and criticism. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, PEN American Center, and the Texas Institute of Letters, his reviews and essays have appeared in many journals and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, et al. The founding editor of Pax: A Journal for Peace through Culture (1983-1987) and (with Roberto Bonazzi) Vortex: A Critical Review (1986-1990), he directed the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s literature program and its San Antonio Inter-American Book Fair and Latina Letters conferences for several years. Milligan has been the publisher, editor and book designer of Wings Press since 1995. Milligan was the primary editor of Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry (Riverhead, 1995), which was the first all-Latina anthology to be published by a major American publishing house. He is the author of four historical novels and short story collections for young adults. He is also the author of six previous collections of poetry. His poetry and his song lyrics have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Southwest Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Cutthroat, Clover, and Texas Observer, among others. Once upon a time, he was a working luthier and a singer/songwriter (twice a semi-finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folks songwriting competition). He has taught English and creative writing at every level, including workshops from California to Prague. Milligan is a recipient of the Gemini Ink “Award for Literary Excellence” and the St. Mary’s University President’s Peace Commission’s “Art of Peace Award” for “creating work that enhances human understanding through the arts.”

W. Joe Hoppe’s poems have appeared in Analecta, Borderlands, Cider Press Review, Di*Verse*Cities, Nerve Cowboy, Utter, and The Blanton Museum of Art’s Poetry Project. His poems have been anthologized in Stand Up Poetry, How to be This Man,, and Beatest State in the Union. Joe’s one-of-a-kind poetry video, “00 MSTA,” has been shown at the Dallas Video Festival, San Antonio Underground Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and VideoEx in Zurich, Switzerland. His books include a collection of short stories, Harmon Place (1991) from Primal Press, a poetry collection, Galvanized (2007), from Dalton Publishing, and a second poetry collection, Diamond Plate (2012), from Obsolete Press. Hoppe is the Poet Lariat of Austin’s intellectual variety show The Dionysium. He has hosted numerous poetry events at Austin’s Malvern Books, including interviews of local poets, a reading and discussion of Emily Dickinson, a communal performance of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl celebrating its 60th anniversary, and an annual memorial reading for the late, great Austin poet Albert Huffstickler. He is currently finishing up a four-year effort to get a customized ’51 Plymouth Cranbrook roadworthy for a trip down Route 66 in the summer of 2017. Hoppe is an Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas.

at Malvern Books
613 W 29th St
Austin, United States


Event on 2016-10-29 18:00:00
Free Entry, Music, Games, Food and Gift bag. Best Costume Contest; Nothing Evil or Scary. 

at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, United States


Sophie Hunger | RACLETTE
Event on 2016-10-28 21:30:00
Sophie Hunger, una delle artiste più acclamate del panorama musicale svizzero, arriva a Lugano, live allo Studio FOCE per RACLETTE!Sophie Hunger è una cantautrice svizzera cresciuta fra Inghilterra, Svizzera e Germania. Il suo debutto arriva nel 2008 con l’album Monday’s Ghost, entrato nella Swiss Album Charts al primo posto e che l’ha portata ad esibirsi in Europa e negli Stati Uniti. I suoi lavori e le sue performance live sono state acclamate dalla stampa tanto che nel 2010, Sophie Hunger, è stata la prima artista svizzera ad esibirsi al Glastonbury Festival. Nel 2011 arriva lo Swiss Award e il Prix de la Création Musicale of France. Fra i suoi progetti anche il recital Bob Dylan – Be Part of My Dream alla Cité de la Musique di Parigi e al Montréal Jazz Festival in Canada. Nel 2013 esce il suo primo live album dal titolo The Rules of Fire il quale comprende una fiction documentaria diretta dal regista francese Jeremiah.Nel 2015 arriva il nuovo album, SUPERMOON prodotto dalla stessa Sophie Hunger in collaborazione con John Vanderslice e mixato da Mark Lawson. Grazie alla sua polivalenza, la cantautrice svizzera, sviluppa anche diversi progetti paralleli che la portano a collaborare con artisti e registi di calibro internazionale. Nel 2015 ha scritto la colonna sonora per il film d’animazione francese “Ma vie de Courgette”. Ha anche fatto parte di Wiebo (diretto da Philippe Decouflé) per la stagione inaugurale della Philharmonie de Paris

at RSI – Studio Foce
Via alla Foce 1
Lugano, Switzerland


A few nice live radio images I found:

Seven Second Delay – Live @ The UCB Theater – 7/27/11

Image by jvdalton
David Wain on Seven Second Delay – 7/27/11 – UCB Theater

It’s a Wonderful Life : A Live Radio Play – Camp Humphreys, South Korea – 11 December 2014

Image by USAG-Humphreys
Click here to learn more about Camp Humphreys
-U.S. Army photos by Terese Toennies.


ISO 9001:2015 Workshop – Dallas, TX – Oct. 27, 2016
Event on 2016-10-27 08:00:00
The New 2015 Standard Has Been Approved! This ISO 9001:2015 Workshop provides you with an understanding of the new requirements and how the they will impact the day-to-day operations of your organization. Join us for this interactive training & discussion on the new requirements.   ISO 9001 is applicable to all industries and businesses of all sizes.  You should attend if you need to: Gain In-Depth Knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 Requirements Find Out How The New Requirements Will Impact & Improve Your Operations, Leadership Teams, Your Entire Staff, Your Customers, and Your Suppliers Understand What It Means To Accept An Appointment As "Management Representative" Understand How To Prepare a Strategy For Implementation or Transition To The 2015 Requirements Not sure if ISO 9001 Certification is the way to go?   This workshop will help you determine if getting certified to the standard is the correct path for your organization. There Are No Prerequisites – – This workshop provides a detailed explanation of the requirements and is perfect for individuals with little or no previous knowledge of the standard. Workshop Day Schedule Doors Open/Continental Breakfast & Registration…………..8:00 A.M. Morning Session Begins……………………………………………….8:45 A.M. Lunch Is Served…………………………………………………………..12:00 Noon Afternoon Session Begins……………………………………………..12:45 P.M. Closing Remarks and Additional Q & A………………………….4:15 P.M. See Ya Next Time!.  ……………………………………………………..5:00 P.M. We will have multiple breaks during the day.    Terms & Conditions

at TBD
Dallas, United States


Event on 2016-10-27 10:00:00
Selling to the City of Dallas  Seminar 2: Informal Solicitations (How to win k or Less Bids without ever leaving Home)   October 27, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   No Fee      Description: Informal solicitations are discussed in depth as one of the easiest ways to “Do Business with the City” through online bidding. This type of solicitation will be discusses and the ease of access to the VSS System before, during and after the bidding process.   TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: What is an Informal Solicitation? What is the Informal Bid Process? What are the procurement opportunities? Where do I find more information on informal solicitations?   Parking:  We have free available parking in our parking lot and garage. If you have any questions please contact us at 214-860-5889 or e-mail:

at Bill J Priest Institute
1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, United States