David Koz still going strong 25 years later


On the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated Aug. 15), Dave Koz’s new album Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection starts at No. 187 on the Billboard 200, it also gives the saxophonist a ninth No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart (it debuts atop the list). Koz now ties Fourplay for the second-most No. 1s in […]

DART offering shuttles to MegaFest


Dallas Area Rapid Transit is the easiest way to get to downtown Dallas for the four-day MegaFest 2015 event that begins August 20. Attendees can ride DART Orange and Green Line trains or Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trains to Victory Station, located directly across from the American Airlines Center (AAC). DART Red and Blue Line […]

Win tickets to the Mesquite Rodeo

Mesquite Rodeo offers plenty of family fun at the Mesquite Arena (Image: Facebook)

NDG readers who love the rodeo can enjoy a fun family night at the Mesquite Rodeo. For nearly 60 years families in North Texas have enjoyed watching the competition, the animals and the clowns. What makes it so appealing to families are the $10 tickets for kids. Rodeos are a rich part of American history […]

MOTOWN was the soundtrack of American history

Krisha Marcano (Florence Ballard), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross) & Trisha Jeffrey (Mary Wilson)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (c) Joan Marcus, 2014

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is one of the most anticipated shows of the summer in Dallas and it kicks off at the Winspear July 28 and will be on stage until August 16. Guests are looking forward to the music and with at least 40 songs we all know and love, theatergoers will […]

The themes in Motown the Musical reflect news headlines today

Jesse Nager brings Smokey Robinson's Motown story to life. (C) Joan Marcus, 2015

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Jessie Nager enjoys the honor of bringing Smokey Robinson’s Motown story to life in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL which is landing in Dallas July 28 – Aug. 16. Nager joined the Broadway company over two years ago as a member of the Temptations and other roles throughout the show such as […]

4th Annual Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival kicks off this weekend

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This weekend, over 400 dancers from California, Missouri, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Laredo, Mesquite, Fort Worth and Dallas, will take the stage at the prestigious Majestic Theater in Downtown Dallas to show you what they are made of; and to celebrate community, passion and diversity. The Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival, also known as DHDF, is […]

Marvin Gaye fans can win tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Dallas!

Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye & Cast
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour
(C) Joan Marcus, 2014

Marvin Gaye was one of the brightest stars in the legendary hey days of Motown. No story about the historic music label would be complete without shining a spotlight on Mr. Marvin Gaye. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, in Dallas July 26 – Aug. 16, will feature our favorite Marvin songs. North Dallas Gazette readers are invited […]

Garland NAACP hosting 13th Annual Community Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally


The NAACP Garland Unit will host the 13th Annual Health Fair and Back-To-School Rally at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m at 1233 Highway 66 in Garland. Partnering with the NAACP Garland Branch for this community outreach event is: Baylor Hospital at Garland, City of Garland, Garland ISD (GISD), Mount Hebron […]

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