There will be a slice of Dallas onstage at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Wednesday morning, it was revealed that the rock band the Eagles would be among the recipients of the medallions for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. Eagles co-founder Don Henley and his family make their home in Dallas.
In a nice bit of symmetry, the honorees were chosen based on recommendations from the Kennedy Center's Special Honors Advisory Committee. Dallas businessman Cappy McGarr chairs that committee. (Committee members include past honorees Yo-Yo Ma and Julie Andrews.)
Other 2015 honorees will be singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress-singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa and actress Cicely Tyson.
The current incarnation of the Eagles - Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will be part of the Kennedy Center Honors Gala on Dec. 6 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Before the show, President Barack Obama will host a reception for the recipients at the White House.
And the night before, Secretary of State John Kerry will host a dinner for them at the State Department.
Major League Baseball might check the pregame film of last Friday's Rangers-Padres game. Did T. Boone Pickens have any pregame contact with the person holding the pitcher's radar gun?
It was Oklahoma State University Night at Globe Life Park. As part of the festivities, OSU alumnus Pickens threw out the first pitch.
The speed shown on the big board was 97 mph.
Not bad for a man who just turned 87.
W. at Goodwill's 'Lunch'
Goodwill Industries of Dallas has scored big with an inaugural fundraising event called The Lunch. The big guest for the Sept. 15 gathering at the Omni Dallas will be President George W. Bush.
The David B. Miller Family Foundation will present the event.
The last word
"Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill a Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds!" Homer Simpson