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DeVon Franklin and Chrissy Metz beamed with pride on the red carpet in Dallas for a special advance screening of their film Breakthrough, earlier this month. Breakthrough is based on the incredible true story of Joyce Smith (Metz), whose adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake. As John lies lifeless, Smith…

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Art lovers in Dallas put on their best cabaret-inspired outfits for the African American Museum’s 33rd annual fundraising gala and auction. The May 5 gala’s theme was the Harlem Renaissance. The annual affair helps generate critical resources to support museum operations, its key programs and various art exhibitions, including: The Souls of Black Folks; Facing…

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Angela Bassett

Despite some progress in recent years, women and minorities are still disproportionately underrepresented in the entertainment industry. Movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up have only magnified the industry’s glaring representation problem. Actress and activist Angela Bassett echoed similar sentiments on the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry during an April keynote on inclusion…

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Angela Bassett

Actress and activist, Angela Bassett was the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference held in Dallas, April 11-13. This year’s theme was “Inclusion: The Source of Innovation.” The conference provided an opportunity for attendees to come together and advance their knowledge of diversity and leadership – in an effort to…

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Dallas audiences are in for a life-changing experience at the theater. The stage play Soul Purpose is set to debut at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters – Naomi Bruton Theater and will run April 27-29. It centers on five strong African American women from different backgrounds seeking to discover God’s purpose for their…

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Photo and photo gallery by Tarin Harris for Steed Media Service)

On March 26, LongHorn Steakhouse opened its first Dallas-area restaurant in Plano, Texas. Located at 3421 N. Central Expressway — the spacious steakhouse has room for more than 200 guests. Known for its boldly seasoned steaks, chicken and fish, the new location offers the biggest local beverage collection of any LongHorn. The menu features 10…

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The 10th annual Dallas Art Fair kicked off with a preview benefit on April 12 in downtown Dallas at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue. The Art Fair ran through Sunday, April 15. Presented by Ruinart, the 2018 Art Fair showcased more than 90 top national and international gallerists. The works of art represented painting,…

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