Melani plays and sings classic jazz, and her original tunes, while accompanied by the talented Ryan Hagler on upright bass. Chocolate Secrets is a popular and relaxed uptown venue with sumptious deserts to match the music.
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Melani L. Skybell is a vocalist/pianist and composer, based in Dallas TX. She has recorded 4 CD's, including international distribution and rave reviews from jazz critics from Japan, Europe and the US. Melani has been performing in the Texas area for over 20 years, and has a loyal following from San Antonio to Dallas. Her music includes polished arrangements and interpretations of classic jazz as well as her jazz-pop influenced originals. Melani is a favorite among jazz festivals, as her charm and love for the music are infectious, and her genuine warmth draws her listeners in.
Randy Hu, one of the guys behind this new boba truck business, emailed me an hour ago to tell me about Bobaddiction. He wondered if I’d be interested in a story about bubble tea, a Taiwanese tea-based drink that started in Taichung. Recipes for it consist of fruit, milk, tea, and tapioca balls that can [...]
Every week or so, I get another email about Dishcrawl. I think this means it’s doing quite well. Another Dishcrawl thingy is happening on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. If you buy a ticket for $75, you’ll get to eat from three great restaurants under the span of 3 hours: Mesa, Bolsa, and Boulevardier. Only [...]
I would just like to take this time, again, to remind you all that D Magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants Party is taking place on Wednesday, May 22, at 3015 Trinity Groves. This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance of pieing Nancy in the face. Do ittttt. Friday Every year Addison upstages all the other suburbs and holds its [...]
Word comes that Justin Holt isn’t done with his ramen pop-up shops. He’s doing another one this Saturday at Ten Bells Tavern. Just a little over a week ago, Teresa Gubbins posted on CultureMap that the Lucia-turned-Driftwood chef decided he would take a break from mass-producing his noodles in disposable bowls. But the ambitious man [...]