May 202015
 

Free Family Fun Day at Sherrill Park in Richardson May 31st

Free Family Fun, Free Food and Drinks at Sherrill Park in Richardson on Sunday, May 31st

Drop in anytime between 12 – 4pm, play for 30 minutes or enjoy the whole afternoon playing our games and meeting guests; ages 3 and up.

Fun activities include:

  • Putt Putt Course
  • Water Balloon Chipping Station
  • Design Your Own Magic Ball
  • SNAG (Starting New At Golf)
  • KWIK Golf
  • Golfzilla!
  • Earn Wee Golf Prizes Continue reading »

Mar 072015
 

Obesity Rates in Metro Areas for 2015

2015 Obesity Rates in Metro Areas

In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub examined 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 12 key metrics. Among them are the percentage of adults and high school students who are obese and the percentage of people who are physically inactive. Continue reading »

Feb 242015
 

Teen Brain: The Musical - The Moms Journal - Dallas Children's Theater

Review of Teen Brain: The Musical, Presented by Dallas Children’s Theater

by Mina Frannea

Teen Brain: The Musical, written by award winning playwright Linda Daugherty, follows a group of high school students who portray the everyday struggles that adolescents go through with school, family, friends and relationships as well as their emotional responses to a variety of situations like peer pressure and alcohol and drugs.

Teen Brain the Musical - Dallas Children's Theater - ZiggyThe show creatively incorporates the latest in neuroscience to educate the audience about how the teenage brain develops. This is done in a fun way as part of an interactive class report that Ziggy (Jacob Segoviano) puts together. Segoviano does a great monologue explaining his research, complete with a brain hat and an Albert Einstein like accent – wonderfully done! An interesting fact we learn is that the frontal lobes of a teen brain are not fully developed which is why teens are known to act on impulse. Their brains process things so fast that consequences of choices may not be factored in. Reasoning and decision making based on forethought apparently don’t come into play until about the mid 20′s. Continue reading »

Feb 012015
 

Marvel Universe Live - Finale - Cast

Review of Marvel Universe Live!

Superheroes and super villains duking it out and trying to one up each other’s prowess, cool motor cycle stunts, pyrotechnics and lots of special lighting effects – Marvel Universe Live! is a comic book come to life on stage.

The show opens in grand style with a montage of each character on the big screen, building excitement and setting the tone for coming attractions.  We learn that Loki is on a quest to clone the Cosmic Cube, the ultimate and highly coveted tesseract that would allow him to alter reality and control matter and energy. Spider-Man and the Avengers devise a plan to thwart Loki and the adventures begin. Continue reading »

Jan 272015
 

Max Dean, Actor - Loki - Marvel Universe Live

An epic battle between good and evil will play out at the American Airlines Center this weekend in Marvel Universe Live!

by Mina Frannea

Even if you didn’t grow up reading Marvel comics and aren’t familiar with the various superhero legends, Feld Entertainment has put together a larger-than-life production with digitally mapped virtual reality sets, pyrotechnics and live action stunts performed by world class athletes, martial arts professionals and aerialists.

Marvel Universe Live - Max Dean, ActorOne of the characters integral to the story line is Loki, step brother to the mighty Thor of Asgard, who wants to destroy Earth and obliterate the universe. Los Angeles based actor Max Dean, who plays Loki, looks forward to swooping in via a wormhole and causing the mischief and mayhem his super villain character is known for, as he implements his plan for world domination.

I had the pleasure of Skyping with Max recently and learned that in addition to being a film, television and stage actor, he plays the guitar, composes his own music, and does stand up comedy. Dean composed the original score for the short film Royal American, which won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Max is also an avid athlete and a professional skateboarder who is quite comfortable performing spectacular feats. He’s also into surfing, swimming, mountain biking and long distance running, just to name a few. Continue reading »

Jan 262015
 

SkippyJon Jones - Dallas Children's Theater

SkippyJon Jones at Dallas Children’s Theater January 23-February 23, 2015

SkippyJon Jones  is a celebration of the unbridled imagination of the very young as seen through the eyes of a Siamese kitten who longs to lead the life of the swashbuckling Chihuahua Skippito Friskito! While raucous and full of infectious humor, the story also demonstrates a child’s ability and need to explore all aspects of their identity.  When faced with loneliness and self-doubt, the determined young Skippyjon retreats to his toy-strewn closet to find adventure and become a hero. Peppered with joyous wordplay and colorful language, this will be an invigorating exploration of the imagination. Continue reading »

Jan 132015
 

Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe Live! is Coming to American Airlines Center

January 30th through February 1st, 2015

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza. Continue reading »