Archive | August, 2012

Women of Faith: Celebrate What Matters Tour Dallas 2012

28 Aug

The country’s largest live event for women returns to American Airlines Center for another heart-rending, soul stirring 2-day conference with an award winning lineup! On September 21st and 22nd Christian women from all over Texas and surrounding areas will gather under one roof to “Celebrate What Matters”. The theme for this year’s nationwide tour encompasses the true meaning of love, life priorities and the celebration of His love for each individual. WOF travels across the U.S. covering 23 cities from September to November 2012.

At a Women of Faith conference come with an open heart and you can expect:

    • Compelling stories
    • Best-selling authors
    • Praise and Worship
    • Live musical performances
    • Creative Arts
    • Testimonies by everyday women
    • Networking with other Christian women
    • A fresh and rejuvenating experience!

Gospel singer Ce Ce Winans

This authentic all-female event proves its success in changing the hearts of ladies everywhere time and time again each year. Between the testimonies and musical ministries, celebrity motivational speakers and authors are just the icing on the cake. Women of Faith also comes packed with a library of great books and devotionals or other merchandise to take home with you once the event has ended.

This year the Women of Faith conference won’t start until Friday evening, giving ladies time to get off work, change into something more comfortable, grab their swords and make it over to the arena in time to cap off with a mesmerizing experience known as “Celebrate What Matters”. Here are some of the best-selling authors who will be speaking and Grammy-award winning artists to hit the stage!

2012 Guest speaker: Max Lucado

Featured Guests


• Ken Davis
• Lisa Harper
• Max Lucado
• Angie Smith
• Pat Smith
• Sheila Walsh

Musical Artists:

• Ce Ce Winans
• Selah
*Ballet Magnificat

The standard admission price per attendee is $99 for both days. If you have a group of 10 or more the price is $89, and both prices do not include the lunch that will be offered by Jason’s Deli. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Dallas Schedule
Friday: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas 75219


Anaheim, CA………..9/14/12
Rochester, NY………9/14/12
Duluth, GA………….9/21/12
DALLAS, TX………9/21/12
Denver, CO………9/28/12
Pittsburgh, PA………9/28/12
Milwaukee, WI…….10/5/12
Portland, OR………10/5/12
Orlando, FL………..10/12/12
San Antonio………..10/12/12
Charlotte, NC………10/19/12
Saint Paul, MN………….10/19/12
Sunrise, FL………..10/26/12
Sacramento, CA……..10/26/12
Kansas City, MO……..11/2/12
Hartford, CT………..11/2/12

Why waste away the weekend thinking about what could have been or should have been when you can Celebrate What Matters!

The Parking Lot Dallas Food Trucks | Sprouts on Henderson – Sept 13th

27 Aug

Pull up to the bumpers of 10 delicious DFW food trucks parked at Sprouts in Dallas off Henderson and find yourself in a food truck frenzy! Between 6pm and 9pm take your pick from a variety of mobile menus! The Parking Lot is the spot to find your favorite food trucks in DFW like:

The Bomb Fried Pies
• The Butcher’s Son
• Cajun Tailgators
• Free Wheel’N
• The Lab
• Rock and Roll Tacos
• SsahmBBQ
• Slush Works
• Sweet V’s

Summer is ending, but it’s not quite State Fair season just yet, so come out for a cool breezy evening filled with delicious food and in the parking lot of one of the coolest markets in town – Sprouts. Get your healthy groceries and a special dinner treat compliments of some of the finest food trucks this side of town. Choose from Korean BBQ, to crunchy tacos, zesty Cajun, hearty sandwiches, sweet cupcakes and refreshing drinks to wash it all down. There’s so much to choose from!

Rock and Roll Tacos!!

    Where: SPROUTS – 1800 Henderson Avenue, Dallas

    When: September 13th, 6pm – 9pm

    Why: Because Dallas Food Trucks Rock!

Find a spot at The Parking Lot of Sprouts Thursday, September 13th for a food truck party under the stars. Make mid-September even easier to remember with this early fall food truck evening rendezvous. Secure your spot in Lower Greenville at The Parking Lot!

Art Uprising 2012 – First Ever West Village Art Festival

20 Aug

Come to the popular energizing Uptown Dallas shopping area and make history by attending the first ever art festival held in West Village. Art Uprising will take place from Friday, September 21st to Sunday, September 23rd. You can expect the usual art fest/wine walk features but in an upscale atmosphere known to make your dining and retail experience that much finer. Along with local artwork enjoy a silent auction on Friday night, appetizers, drinks and store specials. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Emergency Artist Support League (EASL).

A few of the stores participating in the Friday Art Walk: GAP, Indigo, L.bartlett, LF, Lilli London, Kendra Scott, y&I boutique, etc.

Roam the alleys of West Village Dallas to find amazing artwork by 50 local artists as music fills the air. If you work up an appetite strolling the art-filled streets of the Village take a sip or bite of something scrumptious from eating spots like Cork, Baboush, Cru or Union Bear. Children activities and musical performances will also occur at the 2012 Art Uprising Art Festival. Uprising attendees can expect to rock out with bands like Sealion, My Wooden Leg, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Budapest One, Tweed EQ and more. It doesn’t get much better! Light bites, captivating art, music, classy bidding wars and family fun in one of Dallas’ most intimate shopping scenes. West Village will never be the same after this September.

Art Uprising 2012 Schedule

Friday, 9/21
Art Walk/Festival begins: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, 9/22
11:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, 9/23
11:00am – 5:00pm

*In order to be a featured artist at West Village’s Art Uprising 2012 festival submit a request to for a vendor application. See you in September!

West Village | 3699 McKinney Avenue | Dallas

2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival

20 Aug

Last year over 1,500 North Texas natural hair fans came out and participated in the 1st Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival with hometown celebrity guest Erykah Badu. This year the festival is bound to be even bigger and better on Labor Day Weekend with live entertainment, lock twisting and braiding workshops, featured speakers, poets, tons of vendor, kids activities and free admission. On September 1st the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade will start out at 10:30am from Wynnewood Shopping Center and into Beckley-Saner Park. At noon the festival will commence lasting until 7:00pm at Beckley Saner Park.

Fun last year at Dallas’ 1st ever Natural Hair Parade –

Get to know some of the newest as well as oldest natural hair salons, beauticians and retailers in the DFW metroplex and learn more about this “natural hair” phenomenon hosted by Isis Brantley. If you’re interested in having your business or organization be a part of the Natural Hair Movement this year, click here or contact Miji Pearse ( to sign up for the 2012 Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade & Festival. You can also call The Isis Project at 214-329-3820 or 214-946-1460.

If you’re interested in being a volunteer or becoming a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival e-mail Festival Relations.

2012 Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival Features

    • Happy Hair Village
    • Hair Show
    • Grooming and Natural Hair Demonstrations
    • Vendors
    • Guest Speakers
    • Poetry & Other Live Entertainment
    • Children Activities

The goal for this year’s Parade and Festival is to award single parent homes scholarships to attend The Institute of Ancestral Braiding, a school that equips students with the skills necessary for hair braiding, in order to provide better for their families.

Cowboy Marion Barber whips his dreds on the field

Another classic natural hair rocker – Ms. Janelle Monae


10:30am (8am Lineup)
Wynnewood Shopping Center
655 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas 75224

12:00pm – 7:00pm
(Parade Ending & Festival location)
Beckley Saner Park
114 West Hobson Avenue, Dallas 75224

Join in the celebration of “healing through the hair” with North Texas Natural-ites and hair specialists from all over the city at the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade & Festival! It’s FREE and open to the public!!

How Sweet the Sound 2012 in Dallas

15 Aug

The How Sweet the Sound Tour is coming back real soon to Dallas! Watch the live choir competition hosted by Gospel greats Donald Lawrence, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Ce Ce Winans, Hezekiah Walker and Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell at the Verizon Theater Thursday, September 6th! How Sweet the Sound is in its 5th year of touring the country as they scan the nation for the best choirs.

Here are the choirs that will be lifting their voices through the roof off Verizon Theatre come September:

HSTS and TD Jakes HelpLine partnership

Marquinn Middleton & The Miracle Chorale

• Carnel Davis & Incorporated To Praise

• St. Mark Sanctuary Choir

• St. John Church Music Ministry

• God’s Tabernacle of Deliverance Bishop’s Choir

• Selah

Several champions will be returning this year, in addition to 4 college choirs, which is a first for How Sweet the Sound. However, only one community choir will win the title as “The Best Gospel Choir in America” along with over $50,000 in cash and prizes. Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Tour only gets bigger and bigger each year. Come out to Dallas and support your favorite local choir September 6th during the competition. Not only will you find tons of arena seats filled, but your spirit will be filled also. Join in the celebration as the tour kicks off right here in our hometown. What better place for How Sweet the Sound to begin the 2012 journey making it a bigger and better event than previous years. Click here for tickets to How Sweet the Sound 2012! Showtime is at 7:30pm!

How Sweet the Sound Dallas & T.D. Jakes Hope Line partnership

Verizone Theatre
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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