Category Archives: Jazz

Balcony Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

balconyby Judy Chamberlain

More than two decades ago, Dallas resident Tommy Stanco, an avid gourmet cook and former professional children’s entertainer, combined his love of hospitality and music to create an aura that would transform Lakewood’s Balcony Club from a simple piano bar to a haven for live music and Texas-sized camaraderie featuring as many as 70 bands each month.

Stanco – who went to work at The Balcony Club as a bartender on Valentine’s Day 1990 and bought the place from original owners Burke and Jo Barr – has been its sole owner for over twenty years. Recently, he added his own band to the roster of regulars on the club’s calendar. Continue reading

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Play That Funky Music Tonight At The Free Man

by Steven Doyle

Tonight is Singer/ Songwriter night at The Free Man located at 2626 Commerce in Deep Ellum. If you or a friend are a frustrated talent and want to show the world your chops, stop by at 10pm where host JT Dale will feature you on the stage.  This should be a fun and interesting night.      Continue reading

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Jazz @ the Milk & Honey Co.

by Jenny Becker

Chef Joshua Harmon, recently returned from a NYC culinary expedition that included a stint in the kitchen at Le Cirque, has opened the Milk & Honey Co. in a vintage farmhouse in Old Town Keller.

His take on Southern comfort cuisine juxtaposes contemporary sophistication with old-fashioned coziness in recipes remembered from a Texas & Tennessee childhood.  Continue reading

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