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Omigawd…I actually have/had the flu 2013…Out of sheer feverish delirium I started cutting and pasting…

Posted by Cindy on 16th January 2013

Garage of Good

The Friendly Spot

“Drinking and Driving” – My kid rules!

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A Few of My South Texas Favorite Things…Ode to San Antone…

Posted by Cindy on 8th January 2013

Partridge in a PIE Tree

Uncommon Fare
Plaza de Armas

The Special Projects Social
The Brooklynite

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The Special Projects Social II

Posted by Cindy on 1st May 2011

I’ve struggled to find the words to describe how much this amazing series of events have meant to me, and so many others.

Tim Mcdiarmid and Peter Zubiate have brought to life something quite magical with The Special Projects Socials. Peter designed and built the brilliant tables and benches that offer enough space for the delectable dishes that Tim serves up, yet, he built and designed them with the idea of closeness, conversation and intimacy in mind.

I watched, witnessed and experienced a few dozen folks enjoying food, old friends, new found friends and beautiful conversation last night, all at the gorgeously constructed Zubiate tables and benches, and all over the divine TimTheGirl.com cuisine.

Some of the best of San Antonio were in attendance last night…but why read my ramblin’s…just watch below…

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Justin Parr Exhibit

Posted by Cindy on 22nd April 2011

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Jason Janik, a rockstar…invites me (well, invited me like 2-years ago) to spend time with his rockstars…

Posted by Cindy on 11th November 2010

One of the best times of my life, start to finish. I shot. He talked. “We” (meaning mostly he) edited. Janik=Genius on so many levels.

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It’s kiss a puppet day…go on now, don’t just sit there…

Posted by Cindy on 10th September 2010


I had the fantabulous opportunity to be a part of these videos (either via puppeteerin’ or just looky-looin’…have a great weekend.

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Art&Seek&Fabby&Birthday

Posted by Cindy on 21st May 2010

Art&Seek, my favorite place to be…just launched an absolutely fabulous new site just in time for their 2-year anniversary. Alan Melson deserves the medal of A&S….Check it out every single day.

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My Kid and a Few of Her Favorite Animals…

Posted by Cindy on 13th April 2010

I love this photograph…

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Lucky Rabbit, Indeed

Posted by Cindy on 5th April 2010

I gushed awhile back about the greatness that is Ryan Scheer and Lucky Rabbit Films. I fell in love with the whole bunch after watching (and watching and watching over and over again) their brilliant short film on Deadman.

I just found another great video (above) that Ryan and crew have done…a PSA..for the Austin-based SIMS Foundation

The SIMS Foundation’s Mission is to provide access to and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin-area musicians and their families. SIMS was founded in 1995 by the friends and family of Sims Ellison, a talented young Austin musician, after his battle with depression ended in suicide.

Austin is hailed as “The Live Music Capitol of the World” for good reason. With over 200 live music venues and internationally recognized music festivals such as SXSW and ACL, thousands of musicians make this city their home. Unfortunately, with the rising cost of living and increasing competition for jobs in the music business, many musicians find themselves struggling financially and emotionally.

Irregular hours, travel schedules, financial insecurity and proximity to alcohol and drugs can take their toll on musicians and their families, sometimes resulting in depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and alcohol and drug abuse. Professional musicians are often uninsured or underinsured and cannot always pay out of pocket for expensive counseling and addiction treatment. That’s why SIMS is here to help. SIMS serves more than 600 clients annually and provides over 5,000 units of service (defined as one counseling session or one day in recovery).

Leave it to Austin to provide such a wonderful organization directed towards musicians in need with little or no insurance.

Keep an eye on Lucky Rabbit Films. Every dang thing outta there is fabby, quite fabby.

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Couple’o'Cool Haps…

Posted by Cindy on 1st April 2010

Saturday, April 3
1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth
DFW Punk – a documentary about Dallas punk and new wave in the 80′s and 90′s by Laura Tabor-Huerta
Doors at 7 – Show at 8 p.m.
Read my Q&A with Laura on Art&Seek

Thursday, April 15
Magnolia Gallery in Dallas
The End of the Beginning – An Exhibit by Photographer Dylan Hollingsworth

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The Kessler Opening Night Was Simply Superb…

Posted by Cindy on 22nd March 2010

James Bland had a history of Dallas music photographs hung throughout the theater. DJ Mr. Rid aka Mark Ridlen was spinnin’ vinyl GREATNESS in the lobby bar…speaking of which, the joint was absolutely GORGEOUS!

Jason Carney put on one helluva slam poetry performance…you coulda heard a pin drop. Josh Alan Friedman was quite the star of the evening with a line to purchase his latest book, Black Cracker and a standing ovation for his perfect musical performance on stage.

I hit the road back to Richardson before Mark Growden performed, but Liles didn’t miss a beat with his trusty video camera.

Make plans to hit the Kessler Theater very soon and very often. It’s quite fabby.

Ed. Note: The above video was shot and edited for KERA’s Art&Seek.

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Mingle In Style

Posted by Cindy on 19th March 2010

Remember those DSO Guild tickets Art&Seek was giving away yesterday for an evening of mingling with SMU’s Meadows Schoo of Arts dean, Jose Bowen? Remember it’s a night of wine and noshing in home of a lovely Park Cities resident? Well, someone already won, but found that they can’t go now. So a pair of tickets are b…ack up for grabs! You know what to do…

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Kessler’s da’ Word, Baby!

Posted by Cindy on 19th March 2010

That was then…

…this is now!

Bonus cut…

It’s time…

Saturday, March 20
Doors at 6 p.m.
The Opening of the Kessler Theater
Featuring: DJ Mr. Rid (spinning) – Josh Alan Friedman’s Book signing Black Cracker – “A Photographic History of Music in Dallas” by wicked-awesome photographer James Bland – Performances by Mark Growden – Slam Poet Jason Carney – Josh Alan Friedman
Cost: It’s on the house, just bring booze money
Full bar

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Heh…

Posted by Cindy on 20th January 2010

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The girl-child and my grandpuggy…I love ‘em so…

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More Smile Smile Success…is there anything they can’t do?

Posted by Cindy on 13th January 2010

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LaGrange=LaFab

Posted by Cindy on 4th January 2010

I got to take a tour of LaGrange in Deep Ellum just a couple of hours before they opened their doors. There are full videos here…and one just as a taste below. Go check out the full tour here.


LaGrange: the opening night musical wrap up. Music courtesy of Slick 57

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Jason Janik and Quick and Holiday Homage and Farah and Blythe and..and…

Posted by Cindy on 17th December 2009

I was there one of those Quick nights, to shoot a portion of the Jason Janik studio tour for KERA’s Art&Seek. I was supposed to focus, that night, on Jason…but I’m a big Blythe Beck fan…and as you can tell by the video, I didn’t have my glasses on, so I didn’t know how out of focus my camera was that night…who cares, it was Blythe Beck! Thanks jason, Blythe and Farah Fleurima for letting me hang out!

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Quick Note

Posted by Cindy on 17th December 2009

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Jason Janik, along with the good folks over at Quick, put together ho…ho…holiday photos of local musicians, personalities and a chef, including Gordon Keith, Tim DeLaughter and the fam, Blythe Beck, Smile Smile and Bowling for Soup, set to a Christmas classic movies theme. You can check out the photos by picking up a copy of Quick, which can be found, like, anywhere. Plus, check out the peek-a-boo videos shot during the photo sessions. Pretty nifty stuff.

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ArtCon 5 / Art&Seek Wrap…whadda great freakin’ time!

Posted by Cindy on 15th December 2009


Art&Seek Artist Studio Tour with ArtCon5 Artist Frank Campagna


Art&Seek Artist Studio Tour with ArtCon5 Artist Jason Janik


Art&Seek Artist Studio Tour with ArtCon5 Artists Tom Sale and Judy Vetter aka The Tom and Judy Show


Art&Seek Artist Studio Tour with ArtCon5 Artist VET


Art&Seek Artist Studio Tour with ArtCon5 Artists (and artist coordinators) Vanessa Neil and Kevin Obregon


Art&Seek Artist Studio Tour with ArtCon5 Artist Jason Ice


ArtCon 5 – The Day Before – The artists gather to make their art – 9 a.m., Friday December 11


ArtCon 5 – The Day Before – The artists gather to make their art -2 p.m., Friday December 11


ArtCon 5 – Art&Seek was there and they brought glitter, glue sticks and lots of crayons!


Big ups to Tiffany Kieran and Tyler Watson for helping with video and interviews. Lots’o'fun

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Where I be…

Posted by Cindy on 7th December 2009

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If you are lookin’ for me, I’m over here…

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