Comings and Goings

The Hill, a mixed development coming soon. (Courtesy photo)


The Hill
8401 Walnut Hill Lane

A modern mixed-use development located in a historic shopping center at North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane is bringing a variety of restaurants and shops to North Dallas. The Boardroom Salon for Men and one-stop-beauty shop Mattison Avenue Salon Suites and Spa are the latest to sign lease agreements. Also, several restaurants will pop up there by summer, including specialty coffee shop Civil Pour, health-focused Mediterranean-inspired Luna Grill, and family-friendly Hat Creek Burger Company.

M1 Ball: American Cowboy

Glenn and Tania Beck. (Photos: Amber Fisher, Chris Waits, Rob Wythe/Gittings)

Glenn Beck, founder of the nonprofit Mercury One, Inc., and his wife Tania, brought together internationally and nationally-renowned supporters and beneficiaries, along with local friends and leaders in the arts, social and business communities for the M1Ball American Cowboy: History. Heritage. Humanity. which featured one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music, singer and Texas native Aaron Watson, who performed live at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in Dallas.

State of the City

Mayor Mike Rawlings. (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Mike Rawlings likens Dallas doubters to the gloomy and pessimistic gray donkey encountered in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books.

“I’m tired of the Eeyores,” the mayor told those gathered for a North Dallas Chamber of Commerce program billed as an “update on the state of the city.”

His message to the several hundred business leaders attending a January breakfast: Dallas residents have many reasons to celebrate the present and remain optimistic about tomorrow.

The Orchestra of New Spain Presents …

The Orchestra of New Spain once again returns to Madrid’s 18th-century stage as the source for the modern premiere of Achilles in Skyros.

The 1744 three-act opera by Francisco Courcelle, focuses on the sequestration of the young emblematic hero as described by the celebrated librettist Pietro Metastasio

Warned by a prophecy of his early death in the Trojan wars, Achilles’ mother disguises him as a young woman in a royal harem on the island of Skyros. The plot centers on Ulysses tricking him into revealing his true identity.