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Posted on 02 Aug 2007 at 6:28pm
By Staff Reports

SOAPnet, Dish Network bring soap star audition tour to Dallas

The SOAPnet and Dish Network “I Wanna Be a Soap Star Live” tour comes to Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 4, offering North Texas soap opera fans the chance to meet and audition with daytime actors and possibly win a trip to Los Angeles to compete for a walk-on role on the NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives.”

Dallas native Greg Vaughan who performs on “General Hospital” and Julie Pinson from “Days of Our Lives” will appear at the event at Gilley’s, 1135 S. Lamar St. in Dallas. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and auditions, shows and activities take place from noon to 2 p.m. The auditions are open to men and women ages 18 and up.

The tour’s casting directors will select 20 potential actors from the audience to act out scenes from audition scripts, and one person will be chosen to travel to Los Angeles to compete for the walk-on role.

Texas Freedom Network leader to speak at Texas Democratic Women meeting

The next meeting of the Texas Democratic Women of Collin County will be held on Aug. 27 at 6:45 p.m. at Lone Star Crossing, 5800 Coit Road in Plano.

Special guest will be Jo-Hannah Whitsett, political director of Texas Freedom Network, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that has been worked to defeat initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers, textbook censorship and faith-based deregulation. Whitsett will discuss key issues in Texas’ 80th legislative session.

For more information on Texas Democratic Women of Collin County go online to www.tdwcc.org.

Oak Cliff Transit Authority plans fundraiser for street cars project

The Oak Cliff Transit Authority will hold a fundraising party on Sept. 6 to help fund a feasibility study needed to start construction on a trolley alignment in the community.

The event will feature live music by the Lucky Pierres and a silent auction. Hors d oeuvres will be available. It will be held at the Ice House Banquet Hall, 1011 W. Brooklyn Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $15.

Oak Cliff Transit Authority officials say the plan to bring street cars back to Oak Cliff would serve residents and aid in the area’s redevelopment by facilitating a pedestrian-friendly environment for work and play.

The Oak Cliff Transit Authority has been making plans to assist the rebirth of the trolley cars for the last 18 months.

For information visit www.oakcliffta.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 3, 2007

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