Posts by Chuck Cox
Lisa Loeb will be coming home to Dallas to play a CD release show at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kessler Theater. Expect her to play quite a bit of her new album No Fairy Tale, along with some old favorites.
I didn’t think I was going to get to attend this show, but a schedule change means I’ll be there. I’ve never seen her play a full concert, but I did get to hear the Hockaday alum play a few songs at her alma mater a couple of years ago.
It should be a good time. See you there?
After knocking off Seagoville, 3-0, in a Class 4A bi-district soccer playoff match on Tuesday night, Adamson will take on Ennis in an area match at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Midlothian. The Lions had a first-round bye.
Adamson (12-7-1) finished second in District 25-4A. Last season, the Leopards won district and lost in the first round.
Although I normally write about sports in our newspapers, I did a column about seeing three shows in five nights at the incredible Kessler Theater in this week’s Oak Cliff People. Make sure you check that out.
I also wanted to let you know about a few new shows coming to the Kessler. Hayes Carll is playing two shows on April 4-5. Carll is an amazingly gifted singer/songwriter who is a Ray Wylie Hubbard disciple. J.D.Souther, who helped pen several of the Eagles’ biggest hits, will be playing on April 11.
Additionally, Lisa Loeb (May 2), the BoDeans (May 10), Toad the Wet Sprocket (May 16), Joan Osborne (May 18), and Mark Cohn (May 19) are all coming, which is sure to make any 1990s music fan excited.
Sometimes a pretty killer show can pop up out of nowhere. Such was the case for Saturday night’s concert at the Kessler.
It was only a week ago when I got an email about the Vaden Todd Lewis/Will Johnson unplugged show that is at 8 Saturday night. And while those names might not jump off the page at you, Lewis is the lead singer of the Toadies, while Johnson is the lead singer of Centro-Matic.
I’ve seen both bands before. And I can only imagine how cool this show will be with those two guys playing acoustically. The best part about a show that is so soon after it’s announced is you don’t have to agonizingly wait for it. I highly recommend checking this one out. I’ll be there.
There are a couple of new restaurants that have opened just south of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on Singleton Boulevard in the Trinity Groves development.
Both look pretty tasty to me, but I’ll probably be trying Hofmann’s first. You can’t go wrong with a good old American dog. Hofmann is a 133-year-old brand that is a longtime regional favorite in Syracuse, N.Y. The Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, which includes Frank Zaccanelli, Roger Stauabch, and Phil Romano, purchased the company last year.
It’s always nice to have a couple more dining options.
Adamson senior offensive lineman Draven Taylor (6-1, 285) has verbally committed to the University of New Mexico. National Signing Day is one week from today.
Taylor is the fifth Dallas/Fort Worth-area player to commit to the Lobos. UNM finished 4-9 (1-7) last season.
Taylor helped Adamson to a 6-5 finish that included a playoff berth this past season. The Leopards lost to Samuell, 35-14, in bi-district.
Allan Tippit, the son of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit, who was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, has started treatment for lung cancer at Parkland.
Bobby Caldwell and his All-Star Band will be headlining the first of two benefit concerts for Tippit at 8 p.m. Saturday at Poor David’s Pub, 1313 South Lamar.
Admission is $15. All proceeds after expenses will go directly to Tippit.
Anytime Fitness owners Jacqui Bliss and Renee Reed donated a complete set of dumbbells to the Adamson athletic department this week.
The fitness center in the Bishop Arts District was replacing the set of dumbbells.
If you’ve never seen Hubbard perform, he is a gifted songwriter, story-teller, and musician. And he will return to the Kessler Theater on Feb. 15.
Adamson senior offensive lineman Draven Taylor earned honorable mention on the Associated Press’ Class 4A All-State Team, which was released earlier this week.
Taylor helped the Leopards to a 6-5 record and a playoff berth out of District 11-4A.