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Beebe’s Smart Living

By Valder Beebe

Living in Texas is the best place on the planet. Yes, I am a thirty-year transplant who met my darling husband James Beebe in Texas (He’s from Michigan but was working in Dallas). Dallas has so much to offer singles or raising a family.

This summer, enjoy where you are planted. Entertain, explore and experience Texas. Three of the state’s counties and four metropolitan areas rank among the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to population estimates that the U.S. Census Bureau released. The estimates, show that the most rapid growth in the state was concentrated in Central Texas suburbs, West Texas cities and the greater Houston area.

With the high population growth, singles and families are rewarded with a stable economy, strong job market and lots of entertainment. Connect with your local entertainment guide for places and events. 411RadioNetwork offers a short list of entertainment in the Dallas/DFW area:

4/6-4/8: African American Museum
The Southwest Black Art Show was envisioned to present a quality experience for artists, collectors, galleries, educators, art professionals, and anyone interested in black fine art. The Southwest Black Art Show is committed to the exclusive presentation of art produced by artists of African and African-American descent. Our goal is to make the SWBAS a destination point where collectors come to find quality black art.

4/11: Winspear Opera House
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, share stories and lessons from Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to international supermodel. The pair share excerpts from the book, as well as real-life anecdotes to tell the story of how Banks climbed to the top. Each ticket purchased includes a signed copy of Banks’ book, Perfect Is Boring.

4/14: Southern Methodist University
Join us for our second symposium about the journeys of women of color. This symposium will explore the power of narratives and their role in connecting us to the human experience. Stories of institutionalized racism will empower attendees to disturb and realign power asymmetries in socially just ways.

4/15: South Dallas Cultural Center
Set in 1930’s Chicago, the play revolves around five upstanding church ladies who raise funds to send young Black women to college by holding bake sales and the like. As they aspire to offer more scholarships to promising women in their community, they begin to seek out bank loans for their noble quest. They soon, however, get fed up with the banks and decide to rob one, taking matters into their own hands!

4/20-22: Grapevine Vintage Railroad
The Museum of the American Railroad and The Grapevine Vintage Railroad are partnering to bring you Day Out with Thomas 2018: The Big Adventures Tour (DOWT)!

4/28: Double Tree Hilton Hotel
Dallas, TX—Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Psi Chapter will hold its annual Business Month Education and Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
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