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Don Wakamatsu

It’s All About Spreading the Love By Leslie Barker | Photos by Kim Leeson~ Don Wakamatsu used to live for baseball. The game has been his career, his livelihood, his passion. He’s played it, he’s scouted for it, he’s managed teams, and he’s coached them — which he still does, right now, as bench coach

Chefs Rebecka Evans, Kent Rathbun, and Adrian Cruz

World Class Texas Chefs

Rebecka Evans, Kent Rathbun, and Adrian Cruz By Leslie Barker | Photos by Kim Leeson ~ Maybe you’re a foodie and you pride yourself in making multi-course meals in your gourmet kitchen and serving them by candlelight. Or maybe, for you, “multi-course” means pouring a can of tomato soup into a microwaveable bowl and chasing

Rebecca Winn—The Writer in Her Garden

By Leslie Barker | Photos by Kim Leeson ~ If you’re dealing with heartache, Rebecca Winn knows how to ease the pain. If you’re worried about the pandemic that seems never-ending, Rebecca Winn knows where to look for peace. If you’re wondering what role you have in this world, Rebecca Winn can help you unearth

Mandy Patinkin: My Life is All About Connecting

By Nancy Churnin | Above photo by J Altman Beard | Mandy Patinkin may be the most famous person you’ll meet who doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity. Sure, he’s a wildly successful and acclaimed Broadway, television and recording artist with Tony and Emmy awards who’ll be forever enshrined in film as Avigdor in Yentl

Donna Collins: The Magic Behind The Jelly Queens

By Leslie Barker | Photos by Kim Leeson | Before we introduce you to Donna Collins, we’d like to ask you to close your eyes and visualize one word: Jelly. Where in your childhood did that 5-letter encapsulation of love and yum take you? Maybe to grape jelly spread on a piece of toast by

LARRY NORTH: Go-To-Guru For An Optimal Life

By Leslie Barker | Photos by Kim Leeson. Thirty years look good on the ever-healthy, ever-fit, ever-smiling Larry North. Thirty years of preaching the fitness gospel. Of being the go-to guru for a healthy lifestyle. Of showing by example, how nutrition feeds our bodies and our souls. Thirty years ago, he opened the first of

Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Moving a Legacy Forward.

Founder Ann Williams and Artistic Director Melissa M. Young Look Forward to a New Generation By Leslie Barker Photographs by Kim Leeson When you are the founder of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre…when the sign on the building and on the street surrounding it bear your name…when such dancing maestros as Alvin Ailey and Arthur

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