by Steven Doyle
We at CraveDFW worked the Groundhog beat this morning, staying up all night to see if the rodent Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania.
The day derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if he does not, due to cloudiness, spring season will arrive early. The weather lore was brought from German-speaking areas where the badger is the forecasting animal. Continue reading
The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced the 2018 season of its distinctive speakers series #hearhere. From poetry to performance and beyond – with #hearhere you’ll experience the radical imaginations, passion, humor and knowledge of iconic personalities who shape the way we experience our world and each other.
This fourth season of #hearhere begins with the return engagement of the astrophysicist and popular TV science expert Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on January 18, as a non-subscription optional add-on. PBS icon Tavis Smiley is next, on February 25, with his theatrical experience DEATH OF A KING, featuring pianist Marcus Roberts. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appears on March 15 followed by Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends on April 14, Rob Lowe on April 25 and Rita Moreno on May 6. The season culminates with the return, as a non-subscription optional add-on, of Ira Glass on July 21, 2018. Continue reading