Southern Living magazine’s February issue highlighted Dallas as “The most misunderstood metropolis in America”, featuring Oak Cliff hot spots Tillman’s Roadhouse, Trinity Audubon Center, Soda Gallery and Bar Belmont.

Two neighborhood business owners have launched a new group, Viva Oak Cliff. Brandon Huddleston of Growth Life Studio and Johnny Fantuzzi of Tranquilo yoga studio plan to offer community news and events.

Turner House and the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts have a wish list of needs for the house. Wish list items include: area rugs, antique or oriental; antique furniture, preferably from 1900-1930, including Hunt table or entry hall table, small cabinets for the bathrooms, plant stand or magazine stand, and bureau or low chest of drawers. To donate any of these items, contact


Diana Marquis, an Oak Cliff resident, was appointed director of development for the nonprofit Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, which provides support for the visually impaired in North Texas. Marquis leads development and communications, overseeing fundraising, events, marketing and organ donations. For information about Dallas Lighthouse, visit

Director and neighborhood resident Clay Liford’s newest film, “Wuss”, premieres at the SXSW Film Festival March 11-19. Texas Theatre filmmakers Barak Epstein, Eric Steele and Adam Donaghey produced the movie, which is about a high school teacher bullied by his students. For information, visit

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