Monthly Archives: November 2013

Review: A Few Great Plays You May Have Missed…

I’ve been a theatre-goer and play-reader since age 5. As I get older, I revere the “classics” ever more—works by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Hellman, Hansberry, and others. Fortunately, these plays are still periodically revived on stage for … Continue reading

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I’ve heard that lists of foreclosed properties coming up for auction in Dallas are published for the public to view. Does the Library have a copy of this list?

The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library’s Business & Technology Division carries a subscription to RODDY FORECLOSURE LIST DALLAS COUNTY, a monthly publication listing foreclosed Dallas County residential and commercial properties scheduled for auction on the first Tuesday of the upcoming … Continue reading

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CD Review: Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas

Just in time for the holidays, the Robertsons from A&E’s TV series’ Duck Dynasty have released their CD, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.  As Phil wrote, “Who knew a duck call could be used as a musical instrument!”  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joe DiMaggio, The Long Vigil by Jerome Charyn

Biographies of Joe DiMaggio generally attempt to denigrate DiMaggio personally and to bring him down a few notches in the minds of readers and fans.  In Jerome Charyn’s treatment, we find instead the crafting of an almost irreproachable legend – … Continue reading

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I read that the Reunion Tower reopened its observation deck last month as part of its 35th anniversary celebrations. Can you tell me more about how the Reunion Tower got its name?

The Reunion Tower is named after the La Reunion colony, a settlement on the south bank of the Trinity River in what is now West Dallas and Oak Cliff. It was founded by Victor Prosper Considérant, an advocate of Fourierism, … Continue reading

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