Symposium Explores Assassination’s Impact On Dallas

The idea that, ever since the 1963 assassination here of President John F. Kennedy, the city of Dallas “has been struggling for redemption,” as commentator Lee Cullum put it, seemed to be at the heart of a symposium presented on Saturday, November 2, by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in partnership with The Dallas Morning News. The daylong gathering at … [Read more...]

Laura Leppert Rallies The Daughters Of World War II As Veterans Day Approaches

There’s no greater evangelist for the Daughters of World War II group in Dallas than Laura Leppert, the nonprofit’s president and co-founder. The wife of former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert comes alive talking about sacrifices made by members of the Greatest Generation, especially those living in North Texas. Just now Laura is excited about the Daughters’ event, scheduled for … [Read more...]

Roger Nanney’s AT&T PAC Chairman’s Dinner Got In The Swing Honoring Bess Enloe, Caren Prothro And Deedie Rose

Their second annual Chairman’s Dinner on September 16 at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House capped a busy day for the people who run Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center. Earlier in the day the PAC board of directors had held its annual meeting, voting to make three of its most prominent directors—Deedie Rose, Caren Prothro, and Bess Enloe—the board’s first-ever … [Read more...]

Lawmaker Updates Family Place Members On Domestic-Violence Legislation

No shortage of good information about The Family Place was provided last Wednesday, when the nonprofit’s Family Place Partners held its general membership meeting at Judy Rowan’s handsome home. About 40 people turned out for the luncheon get-together, where members of the Family Place volunteer/financial-partners arm listened raptly to a variety of updates by Development … [Read more...]

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala After-party Revealed With Anna-Sophia Van Zweden Returning At The Helm

Surrounded by a collection of Samurai art inside the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Anna-Sophia van Zweden told a crowd of 70 on June 5 that she would return for the fourth straight year to chair the after-party following the Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala. “This year will be even more amazing than ever,” said Anna-Sophia, the daughter of DSO Music … [Read more...]