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A Less Than Complete Recap of Last Night’s ‘Best of Big D’ Party That Includes an Appearance by Pat Green

A good time was had by all, I believe, at last night’s Best of Big D party at the Rustic. DJ Sober and Sam Lao were great. The drinks flowed freely. Much food went into many mouths. And so on and so forth. But I will tell you this: before the front moved through, it was a little steamy. The meteorological conditions occasioned my favorite moment of the night:

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All Clichés Are Bigger in Texas Award Nominee: Conan O’Brien Edition

Conan O’Brien is bring his TBS talk show to Dallas to tape a week’s worth of shows at the Majestic Theater in the days leading up to the NCAA Final Four being played at Jerry’s AT&T Death Star at Arlington, April 5 and 7. Show dates are March 31-April 3, and free tickets are supposed to be made available today. Sign up for those here.

Team Coco (O’Brien’s production company) is also seeking submissions of fan art with a Texas or basketball or (presumably) Texas basketball theme. Select entries will be used within the Majestic or possible broadcast.

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JFK Event Marked by Warm Words, Frigid Temps

I’m still not sure why today’s program observing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy had to be held outdoors, at the scene of the crime no less, as opposed to a quiet reflective space, like the Meyerson Symphony Center. Probably it had something to do with the dramatic sweeping camera angles […]

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Writer Relents, Accepts That Dallas, Not Oswald, Killed JFK

Okay, they got me. After absorbing a year-long series of stories about the Kennedy assassination by the Dallas Morning News (Commemorative Box Set Available!) and sitting through five hours of a symposium on the same topic Saturday, I finally gave up. Before, I realized, I’d simply been confused. Then I came to see that, contrary […]

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How Ruth Altshuler Raised Money, Tapped Her Contacts for Next Month’s JFK Commemoration

Thanks to handwritten letters to dozens of potential donors from philanthropist Ruth Collins Altshuler, next month’s event commemorating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas is on track to reach its $3 million fundraising goal, Altshuler says. A Dallas native and longtime civic leader, Altshuler is chairman of the President John F. Kennedy […]

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