The Silent Sister is a tale of family secrets

Silent Sister

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Sometimes, you find the strangest things in the oddest places. How, for example, did that thing you spent months searching for suddenly appear right in front of you, as if it were there all along? You quit hunting eons ago. You figured the darn thing was gone forever but no – there it […]

Christmas gift ideas for kids

Prettie Girls! Doll Lena

  By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor You cannot have a Christmas gift guide and not discuss toys, books and t-shirts for the kids so let’s cut to the chase. When I was a little girl, you had maybe two options for African American dolls, which is one of the reasons I probably never had much […]

Kitchen tools and gadget for your favorite foodie!

BlendTec Designer 675

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Yes husbands it is now OK to give appliances for Christmas, with the foodie movement, your wife or girlfriend won’t mind if you give her something she has been eyeing on her favorite cooking TV Show. In the past you would have received a sideways look and a cold turkey dinner […]

For the coffee and tea lover on your Christmas list


By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Yes sometimes it does actually get cold enough in Dallas to send us rushing for our favorite hot beverage. For the coffee and tea lover on your Christmas list, here are a few ideas: James Fayal, one of the co-founders of Zest Tea, happen to pop up in a chat […]

Books to put under the Christmas Tree this year

grandma hands

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor A few ideas for the booklover on your list: My absolutely favorite coffee table book this season was Grandma’s Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie. He captured over 100 proverbs, verses and familiar quotes that reflect the wisdom only a grandmother (by birth or by love) can […]

Annie could be better but manages to be entertaining


We all know the story:  little orphan Annie, who lives in a horrible group home for girls during the Great Depression. The home is run by the mean and drunk Miss Hannigan. Annie is lucky enough to be selected to temporarily live with the insanely rich Daddy Warbucks. Daddy Warbucks falls in love with the […]

Win tickets to see Ronald K. Brown with TITAS on Jan. 17


The TITAS 2015  Season will feature a diverse array of artists ranging from the soulful performances of Ronald K Brown/Evidence Dance Company to the Dallas debut of critically-acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser in Concert to France’s amazing Ballet Biarritz with their full length Cinderella. Ronald K. Brown’s show on Jan. 17 will offer soulful choreography that […]

Skippyjon Jones debuts at DCT Jan. 23


New York Times #1 Best Selling children’s author Judy Schachner and Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) together will bring to stage another new work – the musical adaptation of SKIPPYJON JONES.  Adapted by DCT Playwright-in-Residence Linda Daugherty with music and lyrics by Nick Martin, this world premiere will play 48 performances at DCT and it will also be […]

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