Allcal Tapped for Project Anime: Tokyo & LA

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Allcal Selected as Event App for Project Anime: Los Angeles and Project Anime: Tokyo
This is Allcal’s second consecutive year to provide a calendar solution for Project Anime.

Dallas, Texas – March 13, 2018 – Allcal Events is excited to announce that it has been selected as the event app and integrated calendar for Project Anime: Los Angeles (July 3-4, 2018) for the second consecutive year. For the first time, Allcal Events will also serve as the event calendar solution for Project Anime: Tokyo (March 20, 2018).
Project Anime is an event curated for anime and fandom event organizers. Allcal President and CEO Daniel Cocanougher says, “We are particularly excited to be the app solution for Project Anime because it’s a convention for people who run conventions and we are ready to show attendees all of Allcal’s new features that will make planning and running their events that much easier.”
The integrated web version of the calendar is now live on Project Anime: Tokyo’s website at project-anime.org/tokyo-schedule/ and serves as the convention’s primary schedule platform. Events include discussions on streaming, merchandising, talent management, marketing strategies, reaching out to industry, budgeting, and more. Project Anime: Los Angeles will utilize Allcal’s premiere services such as gamification, giveaways, and branded features.
For more information, visit events.allcal.com. To download the Allcal press kit for a quick look at all the capabilities and use case scenarios, visit http://bit.ly/allcalpresskit
About Allcal Events
Allcal Events is a complete calendar and event management solution for event organizers. Launched in 2016 as a unique social calendar solution for events, Allcal has been the official scheduling vendor for both small and large-scale festivals, conferences, and expos. Successful events include Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, RuPaul’s DragCon, Dallas Startup Week, Scare Los Angeles, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. Learn more about Allcal Event’s features and capabilities here: events.allcal.com.
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Checkered Past Winery to Host Me, Too Event

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Checkered Past Winery to host Truth & Daring: #MeToo Event
The urban wine bar wants to give local women a platform to tell their stories.

Dallas, Texas – January 29, 2018 – Checkered Past Winery will host Truth & Daring’s Me, Too Event on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Truth & Daring, an open mic storytelling show for true-life stories, hopes to keep the #MeToo and #IHearYou movements prevalent in the Dallas community with the upcoming show. Checkered Past Winery and Truth & Daring, are inviting storytellers (men and women alike) to share their true-life experiences about sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct.

Truth & Daring Creative Director, Tami Stowe, says, “In some form or fashion, we have been a victim, witness or even a voice that stood up for those who could not be heard. These stories matter and nothing is more powerful than sharing your truth. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at February’s Truth & Daring Me, Too special event.” Those interested in telling their stories or supporting the brave storytellers can get more information at Checkered Past Winery or Truth & Daring’s Facebook page.

This show is dedicated to Truth & Daring’s beloved Co-Founder, Linda Marsden Thomas. All donations made at this free event will be forwarded in her memory to the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). Sign up starts at 7:00 p.m. and stories begin at 7:30 p.m.

Truth & Daring: Me, Too
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:30pm – 9:30 pm
Checkered Past Winery (1409 S. Lamar, Suite 008, Dallas, TX 75215)
Tickets: Free; suggested donation of $10

Support brave storytelling as Dallas gathers in support of the Me, Too movement. Open mic. Sign up to tell your own story at 7 pm. Free event; donations benefit the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP).

Tami Stowe is available for interviews regarding this news.  Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate a feature.

 About Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub located in the historic South Side building (1409 South Lamar Street Suite 008) featuring Texas wines, locally brewed beer, and some of the best wines from other parts of country and the world. Co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American coming from an Italian wine background. Both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily. His brother-in-law Scott Relyea co-founded and designed the Mods and Rockers pub Checkered Past Winery in 2015. Carolynne Chancellor joined them as owner and grows wine grapes in East Texas.  For hours, menus, and more information, visit checkeredpastwinery.com.

 

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Wine and Magic at Checkered Past Winery

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 Checkered Past Winery to host Wine and Magic Event with Trigg Watson
The award-winning illusionist will perform at 7 and 9:30 pm on January 27, 2018.

Trigg Watson Magician

Dallas, Texas – January 3, 2018 – Checkered Past Winery is excited to host award-winning magician Trigg Watson at the urban pub for Wine and Magic at 7:00 and 9:30 pm on January 27, 2018. Signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, desserts, and more will be available for purchase during the intimate show. Checkered Past Winery owner Sandro DiSanto says, “The first time I ever saw Trigg perform, I was blown away. We love hosting fun and unique events at Checkered Past so I knew he would be perfect for our clientele. It’s rare to even catch Trigg in Dallas since he spends most of the year traveling the world with his show so we are proud to present him to Dallas.”

Watson first fell in love with magic in his native Australia and later honed his craft while living in New Orleans. Watson has called Dallas home ever since attending and graduating from Southern Methodist University. He has since performed on several national television shows and won multiple awards. “I love having the opportunity to perform at Checkered Past Winery in my own city,” says Watson. “I usually perform for large audiences but getting to see the reactions to my illusions up-close in an intimate pub, I live for that.”

Wine and Magic

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Checkered Past Winery (1409 S. Lamar, Suite 008, Dallas, TX 75215)
Tickets: $20
Ticket URL: https://tinyurl.com/WineAndMagicJan2017
Come out to Checkered Past Winery on a Saturday night to enjoy signature wines and experience an intimate magic show by award-winning Dallas magician Trigg Watson.

Trigg Watson and Sandro DiSanto are available for interviews regarding this news.  Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate a feature.

About Trigg Watson

Trigg Watson is a new breed of magician, preferring his iPad to a classic deck of cards. Originally from Australia, Trigg is known for his quick-witted illusions and offbeat humor. He has appeared on POP TV’s hit reality magic show Don’t Blink, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, and CW’s Masters of Illusion. Trigg was named the 2013 Dallas Performing Artist of the Year and 2015 Dallas Magician of the Year. For show dates and more information, visit triggmagic.com.

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About Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub located in the historic South Side building (1409 South Lamar Street Suite 008) featuring Texas wines, locally brewed beer, and some of the best wines from other parts of country and the world. Co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American coming from an Italian wine background. Both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily. His brother-in-law Scott Relyea co-founded and designed the Mods and Rockers pub Checkered Past Winery in 2015. Carolynne Chancellor joined them as owner and grows wine grapes in East Texas.  For hours, menus, and more information, visit checkeredpastwinery.com.

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Black Star to Host Musical Freestyle at Halloween Horse Show

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Black Star Sport Horses to Host Musical Freestyle at Halloween Horse Show
Horses will be in costume at the October 14th event! 

Black Star Sport Horses

Rockwall, Texas – October 6, 2017 – Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses will have some Halloween fun at their October 14th schooling show! The stables will host a musical freestyle championship jack pot for competitors. Horses and riders will “dance” to a song of their choice. Any level rider can enter the competition for an entry fee of $25. Freestyles must follow the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) guidelines. There will also be a Halloween costume contest at the horse show.

Halloween Horse Show

Black Star Sport Horses (5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032)
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Beginning at 9 am (check Facebook for schedule)
Price: FREE for spectators
Come see horses in Halloween costumes and watch horses dance in a special musical freestyle championship at the October Schooling Show! 

The schooling show begins at 9 am and take place at Black Star’s indoor equestrian facility located at 5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032. The duration of each show is dependent on the number of entries. Spectators can enjoy horses and riders of all levels starting with introductory levels in the morning and higher levels of dressage in the afternoon.

The event is free for spectators. Concessions are available for purchase. Visit the Black Star Sport Horses Facebook page the week of the event for exact times.

Black Star invites media to preview the event! Contact Katherine Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com) to coordinate.

What is Dressage?

Dressage is an English style of riding with a rich history of ancient European warhorses. Today, dressage competitions test how well a horse is trained. According to the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is the “highest expression of horse training” and aims to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability. While dressage benefits all breeds of horse, the most popular breeds seen at the Olympics and other high-level competitions are warmblood horses bred specifically for dressage.

Black Star Sport Horses Publicist

About Black Star Sport Horses

Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com.

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Diner en Blanc Dallas SOLD OUT

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Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas is sold out!
2,400 guests will attend the pop-up dinner party on Friday, October 6, 2017

Diner en Blanc Dallas Publicist

Dallas, Texas – September 7, 2017 – Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas is now sold out.  Phase 3 opened today and closed within minutes as the last of 2400 available spots were claimed. Guests will attend the coveted pop-up dinner party at a mysterious location on Friday, October 6, 2017. “We are thrilled by the excitement Dallas has for this event,” says Rachael Kissel, co-host of Le Diner en Blanc – Dallas and co-owner of RK Meetings & Events.

Thousands of guests dressed in head-to-toe white will gather at rallying points across the Metroplex on the evening of October 6th. Guided by Diner en Blanc volunteers, these groups will then be whisked off on a chartered bus to one of the city’s most iconic settings. Over the course of the evening, Dîner en Blanc guests will dine under the stars and enjoy live music, entertainment, and dancing. Expect the traditional napkin wave and a surprise light-up-the-night moment.  Afterwards guests will pack up their belongings, pick up all their litter, and head back into the night, leaving no sign of their evening behind, except for their footprints.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas 2016 attracted over 2,200 cultural enthusiasts for a memorable evening at Dallas City Hall. The 2015 inaugural event hosted 1,800 guests at Ronald Kirk Bridge (formally known as the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge), with the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge as its stunning backdrop. Both years the location was successfully kept secret until guests arrived.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas gratefully acknowledges Southwest Airlines as the returning platinum sponsor as well as Evian Badoit as national partner of the 2017 edition of Le Dîner en Blanc in Dallas.

For more information about Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas, visit dallas.dinerenblanc.com.

Media is invited to attend Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas 2017. Contact Katherine Rose Watson to coordinate your attendance and/or live segment. Helicopters are welcome to capture the sea of two thousand people dressed in white at one of the city’s most iconic locations.

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Official hashtag: #DEBDAL17 #dinerenblancdallas

About Le Dîner en Blanc 

Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Le Dîner en Blanc – Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in more than 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Le Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

About Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas Hosts

Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas is hosted by Rachael Kissel and Karen Raehpour, managing partners of RK Meetings & Events, a top world-wide event and wedding planning company located in Dallas, Texas. From executive meetings in Dubai and Barcelona, to local brides in McKinney and Fort Worth, Rachael and Karen share their passion and experience with clients around the globe. Le Dîner en Blanc helps them bring the excitement home to Dallas, where they’ve hosted Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas all three years. 

About Southwest Airlines 

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 55,000 Employees to more than 115 million Customers annually.  Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of air passenger nonstop journeys between origin and destination. Southwest operates more than 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries. Service to Turks and Caicos begins Nov. 5, 2017.

Fall Events at Black Star Sport Horses

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Black Star Sport Horses Announces Fall 2017 Events
Carriages, horses in Halloween costumes, and Santa Claus are all expected at these free events!

Black Star Sport Horses

Rockwall, Texas – August 23, 2017 – Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star Sport Horses today announces the schedule for the 2017 Fall Series and a few special events: two international breed judging events and the beloved Tejas Carriage Association Trials in November. The events are free for spectators. Picnicking is encouraged. “We love letting horse lovers enjoy the farm,” says owner and head trainer Lisa Blackmon.

Schooling Show Schedule:
September 16, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 16, 2017

The schooling shows begin at 9 am and take place in Black Star’s indoor equestrian facility located at 5565 FM 549, Rockwall, TX 75032. The duration of each show is dependent on the number of entries. Spectators can enjoy horses and riders of all levels starting with introductory levels in the morning and higher levels of dressage in the afternoon. The October show will include a costume contest during which equestrian will dress up not only themselves but also their horses in Halloween costumes. The December show will include a meet ‘n’ greet and complimentary photo op with Santa Claus for the third consecutive year.

Parking and entry is free for spectators. Concessions are available for purchase. Visit the Black Star Sport Horses Facebook page the week of the event for exact times.

Special Event Schedule:
September 1-2, 2017, KWPN of North America Keuring
September 15, 2017, Oldenburg Keuring
November 4-5, 2017, Tejas Carriage Association Driving Event

Horse lovers will love the opportunity to see some of the country’s finest European sport horses at the Oldenburg keuring (“judging” in Dutch) and KWPN of North America keuring held at Black Star Sport Horses. World-renowned equestrians from Europe will fly in to judge these regional events.

Carriage drivers from coast to coast will head to Dallas in November for the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event. The keurings and the carriage trials are all free for spectators to attend. Bring chairs and a camera. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visit blackstarsporthorses.com for special event times.

Black Star invites media to tour the farm. Contact Katherine Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com) to set up your tour.

 

What is Dressage?

Dressage is an English style of riding with a rich history of ancient European warhorses. Today, dressage competitions test how well a horse is trained. According to the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is the “highest expression of horse training” and aims to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability. While dressage benefits all breeds of horse, the most popular breeds seen at the Olympics and other high-level competitions are warmblood horses bred specifically for dressage.

 

About Black Star Sport Horses

Owned by Jackie and Lisa Blackmon, Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located on 255 acres just twenty minutes east of Dallas. Jackie grew up training young horses in Fort Worth and has since won over 40 USDF Championships. Lisa has spent her life training and competing on international sport horses, even training seven Grand Prix horses. Together Jackie and Lisa run a program dedicated to helping each horse reach its full potential. For more information, visit www.blackstarsporthorses.com.

 

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Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017 Date Announced

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Le Dîner en Blanc Dallas Returns this Fall!

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 6, 2017

Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017 Date

Dallas, Texas – July 11, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Dallas will host Le Dîner en Blanc. On Friday, October 6, 2017, RK Meetings & Events will host another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty, and magic as Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas 2017 takes over a secret location somewhere around the city. Over 2,400 foodies, fashion and cultural enthusiasts will be whisked off to a new and secret location, to be revealed just moments before the event.

“Dallas has been so wonderful about keeping the secret and understanding that the secret is a huge part of the fun of Diner en Blanc!” says Rachael Kissel, co-host of Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas. “We have loved seeing the diverse crowd each year and can’t wait to provide another magical evening for the city we love so much.”

Bystanders will witness thousands of people dressed in head-to-toe white gathering at specific rallying points across the city. Guided by Diner en Blanc volunteers, these groups will then be whisked off on a chartered bus to one of the city’s most iconic settings. Every guest brings their own table, chairs, and table setting, and can choose to bring their own gourmet feast or purchase from our official caterer. Over the course of the evening, Diner en Blanc guests celebrate amid music, entertainment, and dancing.

The evening will be filled with visually breathtaking moments, including the waving of the Southwest Airlines souvenir napkin to mark the beginning of the dinner. At the end of the evening, guests will pack up all of their belongings, pick up all their litter, and head back into the night, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.

A few key facts about Le Dîner en Blanc around the globe:

  • Registration happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members who attended the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees; Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list viathe official website: dallas.dinerenblanc.com/register, by September 3, 2017.
  • Once confirmed, each guest is expected to attend, regardless of weather conditions, as this is a rain or shine event.
  • Dress code:  head-to-toe white clothing and accessories. (Yes, that includes shoes, belts, and purses.)
  • Table setting: white colors and elegant tablescapes.
  • Champagne and/or wine. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.

o   As per TABC regulations, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or champagne must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc’s e-store. However, guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.

  • To ensure that the location is kept secret and undisclosed until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.
  • In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas 2016 attracted over 2,400 cultural enthusiasts for a memorable evening at Dallas City Hall. The inaugural event in 2015 hosted 1,800 guests at Ronald Kirk Bridge (formally know as the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge), with the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge as its stunning backdrop. Both years the location was successfully kept secret until guests arrived. For details about what guests bring to Le Dîner en Blanc, visit dallas.dinerenblanc.com.

Le Diner en Blanc – Dallas gratefully acknowledges Southwest Airlines as the returning platinum sponsor of Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017. For more information about Diner en Blanc Dallas, visit dallas.dinerenblanc.com.

 

About Le Dîner en Blanc 

Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Le Dîner en Blanc – Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 70 cities in more than 25 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info and photos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

 

About Le Dîner en Blanc – Dallas Hosts

Dîner en Blanc Dallas is hosted by Rachael Kissel and Karen Raehpour, managing partners of RK Meetings & Events, a top world-wide event and wedding planning company located in Dallas, TX. From executive meetings in Dubai and Barcelona, to local brides in McKinney and Fort Worth, Rachael and Karen share their passion and experience with clients around the globe. Diner en Blanc helps them bring the excitement home to Dallas, where they’ve hosted Diner en Blanc Dallas all three years.

 

About Southwest Airlines (Platinum Sponsor)

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. Service to Turks and Caicos begins Nov. 5, 2017, subject to requisite government approvals.

 

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Official hashtag: #dinerenblanc #DEBDAL17 #dinerenblancdallas

 

For all official videos of Diner en Blanc around the world, visit YouTube Le Dîner en Blanc.

Kelsey Lewis at Vintage Tex

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Kelsey Lewis to Perform Pop-Up Concert at Vintage Tex
The vintage-lover will perform her hits at a FREE Nashville-style listening room event.

Kelsey Lewis at Vintage Tex

Grapevine, Texas – June 22, 2017 – Vintage Tex is excited to announce that the store will host a Nashville-style listening room on Friday, July 21, 2017 featuring musician Kelsey Lewis. Picnic blankets are encouraged for this event, which will be held at Vintage Tex’s historic downtown Grapevine location (603 S Main St, Ste 300, Grapevine, TX 76051). Musical acts Danni & Kris and Kayley Nell will also perform. Wine Fusion will provide light bites and wine.

Kelsey Lewis at Vintage Tex

Longtime vintage enthusiast Kelsey Lewis often wears Vintage Tex in her music videos and thinks the newly renovated shop is the perfect spot for a pop-up musical event. “In Nashville, they set up these kind of listening-rooms all the time but you don’t see them happening very often around Dallas-Fort Worth! I love performing in intimate spaces and connecting with my fans,” says Lewis, whose music is inspired by Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, and Colbie Caillat. “Half of my closet is Vintage Tex. I wear their clothes at most of my shows so I could not be more excited about this event!”

Kelsey Lewis at Vintage Tex

“We were thrilled to get the call from Kelsey,” says Vintage Tex owner Jennifer Cooper. “Her style is as fantastic as her music. We can’t wait to have her perform at the store!” The event is free to attend. Preferred admission is available to the first twenty-five people to add the Kelsey Lewis event to their calendar on Allcal. Signed copies of Kelsey’s latest CD will be available for purchase.

Event Details

Kelsey Lewis Pop-Up Concert
Location: Vintage Tex (603 S Main St, Ste 300, Grapevine, TX 76051)
Date: July 21, 2017
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Performances by Kelsey Lewis, Danni & Kris, and Kayley Nell. Light bites & wine provided by Wine Fusion

Sign up for preferred seating + add it to your calendar: http://bit.ly/KelseyLewisAtVintageTex

Kelsey Lewis is also available for performances and interviews. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

About Kelsey Lewis

Kelsey Lewis a singer-songwriter from Dallas-Fort Worth who coined the term “Vintage Futuristic” to describe her style and sound. Her music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. She heads out on tour this fall. For more information, visit kelseylewismusic.com.

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About Vintage Tex

Vintage Tex is an upscale vintage clothing store located on Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine. Open 11 am – 6 pm daily, Vintage Tex carries items from the 1920s – 1970s at reasonable prices. A few designer treasures can be found on the Vintage Tex Etsy shop. For more information, visit vintagetex.com.

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About Wine Fusion Winery

Wine Fusion Winery is the newest addition to the Grapevine Family of Wineries. Located in historic downtown Grapevine at 603 South Main St, Suite 304, Grapevine, TX 76051, Wine Fusion offers a wide variety of wines and food for your enjoyment. The store is open Sunday 1 pm – 7 pm, Monday-Thursday 1 pm – 9 pm, Friday 12 pm – 12 am, and Saturday 11 am -12 am. Wine Fusion was created to help fill the void between novice and experienced wine drinkers. Wine Fusion crafts wines that are ready to drink, not to be stored in a cellar for years on end before you can enjoy. For more information, visit winefusionwinery.com.

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Author Meet and Greet at The Theodore

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Meet Author Carter Hopkins at The Theodore on June 1st
Fans of The Lincoln Prophecy can have a drink with the author himself.

  

Dallas, Texas – May 24, 2017 – Dallas author Carter Hopkins will be at The Theodore (Northpark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway #1804, Dallas, TX 75225) from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2017 for a meet and greet event to celebrate his novel, The Lincoln Prophecy. Appetizers and cocktails themed after the novel will be available at happy hour prices.

“I love that The Theodore hosts themed parties and I’m honored to have one for The Lincoln Prophecy. It’s fantastic to have a cocktail named after the main character! Anytime I can connect with my readers, that’s a great day, but it’s especially great when we can have a drink together,” says Hopkins, who often speaks at local book clubs.

The three hundred and twenty-five-page fictional thriller is set in Dallas, Texas and follows Southern Methodist University professor Michael Riley as he stumbles upon a murder in Rockwall, Texas and suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a national cybersecurity threat. An ordinary man thrown into an extraordinary situation, Riley works to solve the mystery of the murder while running from those who committed it. Notable Dallas-Fort Worth locations seen in The Lincoln Prophecy include the SMU Central Fountain, Peggy Sue’s BBQ, SMU Law School, Greenville Avenue, Snuffer’s, and G. W. Bush Presidential Library.

The Lincoln Prophecy is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $12.99 and on Kindle for $3.99. Patrons can also purchase up a signed copy from the author himself at The Theodore at the event on June 1, 2017. Those interested in having Hopkins speak at their book club or event can email him through his website: https://carterhopkinsbooks.com/contact/.

Carter Hopkins is available for interviews regarding this news. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

ABOUT CARTER HOPKINS

Author Carter Hopkins works as an attorney for a cyber security firm. Hopkins was inspired to write his first novel, The Lincoln Prophecy, by real-life cyber security events and technology. An alumnus of Rockwall High School and Southern Methodist University, Hopkins knew Dallas-Fort Worth was the perfect backdrop for his thriller series. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children and is currently working on his second novel. For more information, visit carterhopkinsbooks.com.

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Dallas Plays Major Role in Novel

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Dallas Plays Major Role in Novel The Lincoln Prophecy
Author Carter Hopkins is Rockwall High School, SMU alum. 

Dallas, Texas – April 17, 2017 – Dallas plays a major role in the novel The Lincoln Prophecy by local author Carter Hopkins. The three hundred and twenty-five-page fictional thriller is set in Dallas, Texas and follows Southern Methodist University professor Michael Riley as he stumbles upon a murder in Rockwall, Texas and suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a national cybersecurity threat. A reluctant hero, Riley works to solve the mystery of the murder while running from those who committed it.

Real world cyber security threats inspired Hopkins, an attorney for a cyber security firm, to write this novel. A Rockwall High School and Southern Methodist University alumnus, Hopkins never set out to become an author. “This story just wouldn’t go away,” says Hopkins of writing the novel. “I was in a kayak in this remote place and this scene suddenly popped in my head and I couldn’t shake it. I kept seeing this character and these scenes everywhere I went in Dallas.”

Notable Dallas-Fort Worth locations seen in The Lincoln Prophecy are:

  • Rockwall, TX – While running along a Rockwall canal out by San Martino Winery, Riley kicks off the thriller by accidentally stumbling upon a murder.
  • SMU Central Fountain (in front of Dallas Hall) – The reader meets Amie Hawkins for the first time.
  • Peggy Sue’s BBQ – Favorite lunch spot of Michael Riley and Amie Hawkins.
  • SMU Law School, Storey Hall – Isaac, the antagonist, and Riley meet face to face and chase scene through building ensues. Riley uses the Legal Clinic as an escape route.
  • Corner Bar – Riley waits for FBI and hides from Isaac.
  • Lakeside Park, Highland Park – Riley and Amie hide by Turtle Creek and plan what to do after narrowly escaping Isaac.
  • Greenville Avenue – chase scene where Riley and Amie hide out at Snuffers.
  • SMU Boaz Hall – Amie and Riley use a computer lab to finally discover what Isaac and others are after.
  • J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Downtown Dallas – Amie and Riley access public computer network to see how far the virus has spread.
  • G.W. Bush Presidential Library – Crucial scene where Riley meets up with FBI in the park behind the library and Isaac sets up across the street with a sniper rifle.

One Amazon reviewer writes, “I had to purchase this book since I live in Rockwall where the book begins, and I live, in fact, very close to where the bodies are buried!!!! I normally don’t read many mysteries, but boy howdy, as we say in Texas, this is some book. I loved it and could not put it down. I can see the movie now. It was fast paced and I could not wait to see what happened. I would highly recommend this book.” The Lincoln Prophecy is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $12.99 and on Kindle for $3.99.

Carter Hopkins is available for interviews regarding this news. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

Author Carter Hopkins

ABOUT CARTER HOPKINS

Author Carter Hopkins works as an attorney for a cyber security firm. Hopkins was inspired to write his first novel, The Lincoln Prophecy, by real-life cyber security events and technology. An alumnus of Rockwall High School and Southern Methodist University, Hopkins knew Dallas-Fort Worth was the perfect backdrop for his thriller series. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children and is currently working on his second novel. For more information, visit carterhopkinsbooks.com.

 

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