REVIEW: Brother, This is Some Act (or Two)

by Joy Donovan on June 14, 2013

Sisters receive some divine inspiration in the current musical offered by Dallas Summer Musicals.

Sisters receive some divine inspiration in the current musical offered by Dallas Summer Musicals.

Sometimes it just takes a while to get things rolling. Maybe with divine inspiration, something normal becomes a religious experience.

Take “Sister Act,” the touring production currently staged at the Music Hall at Fair Park. The first act is certainly pleasant enough, but like a gospel preacher who gets worked up the longer he goes, this musical has the audience shouting hallelujahs by the end of the second act.

The upbeat musical stars Ta’Rea Campbell as Deloris Van Cartier, a diva of a singer who just happens to witness a murder. Where better to put someone whose taste runs to short skirts and high boots than a convent? She is met by Mother Superior, played by Hollis Resnik, and a sad little choir comprised of screechy nuns. As their music improves, so do their outfits, making the second act worth waiting for. The black and white habits give way to dazzling costumes fit for a religious Liberace, and the songs get a dose of Motown mixed with disco.

The show truly features the music, and it’s a singer’s show. With dancing taking a back seat, the focus is on the vocals and they are heavenly. Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, “Sister Act” features an original score by Alan Menken, even though it’s based on the Whoopi Goldberg movie by the same name. In 2011, the Broadway production received five Tony Award nominations including one for best score. The performers voices are outstanding, and their comic timing helps get the show plenty of laughs.

“Sister Act” ( continues through June 16 in Dallas before moving to Fort Worth’s Bass Hall. It’s a religious experience.

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Mayfest Welcomes Spring Fun to Fort Worth

by Joy Donovan on May 1, 2013


Mayfest returns to Fort Worth for four days of outdoor, family entertainment.

Mayfest returns to Fort Worth for four days of outdoor, family entertainment.

FORT WORTH – Mayfest, Fort Worth’s outdoor family festival dedicated to arts and entertainment,  returns to Trinity Park for the 41st annual festival  Thursday through Sunday.

The schedule is packed with a variety of activities during the four days held on 33 acres. Entertainment is spotlighted on three musical stages and four performing arts stages during the four-day event. In addition this year, live sharks will swim in a tank in the middle of Trinity Park, a creative sandpile will be displayed and duck races are scheduled. The Mayfest Run, featuring a 1-mile fun run, a 5K and a 10K, is set for Saturday morning.

Tickets purchased at the gate are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children two and under. More information is available at the Mayfest website,

Patrons can save money by parking remotely for free.  Remote parking is provided by Mayfest at LaGrave Field,  located at 301 Northeast Sixth Street, with a free shuttle to the festival.

On Thursday, adults age 60 and over will receive free admission with photo identification, and senior adults will receive $5 admission the remaining days of the festival.  By presenting a military identification card Sunday,  all active, reserve and retired military will receive complimentary admission to the festival and one additional free ticket for a family member or guest.

Mayfest has raised since its launch in 1973  more than $6.3 million. Profits support the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department, the Junior League of Fort Worth and Streams & Valleys.

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by Joy Donovan on October 25, 2012

Start Date: 2013-05-02

Location: Trinity River banks, Fort Worth

End Date: 2013-05-05
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Description: Outdoor family festival.

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Great Women of Texas 2012

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2012-11-07

Location: Fort Worth Club

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Description: Cocktail attire or western chic.

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The Pumpkin Patch

by Joy Donovan on October 5, 2012

Date: 2012-10-13

Location: Venue Hometown, 6021 Walker Blvd., Suite 121, North Richland Hills

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 2:00 pm

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Description: Circle of Friends\’ annual pumpkin sale.

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Peppers & Pinatas

by Joy Donovan on September 11, 2012

Date: 2012-10-16

Location: Joe T. Garcia\’s, Fort Worth

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Description: Supports the Mental Health Association of Tarrant County\’s programs for military, police, paramedics and fire fighters. 817-546-7810

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Cattle Baron\'s Ball

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2012-09-29

Location: Southfork Ranch

Description: Blake Shelton and Mark Chesnutt will headline this 39th annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 214-443-9222

Very impresive with fast order process and delivery. ? Since we opened our doors in 2004, our shop has filled over 5 million discount prescription orders through our Canadian pharmacy.

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Dallas VideoFest

by Joy Donovan on

Start Date: 2012-09-27

Location: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St.

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End Date: 2012-09-30
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2012 Honored Hero Run

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Date: 2012-10-21

Location: Fort Worth

I love this particular brand of medicines! No prescription online pharmacy? If you have a good relationship with your pharmacist, let him know your concerns about drug costs.

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Description: 5K, 1 mile, half marathon and 20-miler benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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