Local Briefs – May 23, 2008

Posted on 22 May 2008 at 10:36pm

Retired Navy chaplain to speak at Cathedral’s Memorial Day services
Retired U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. John Gundlach will be the guest preacher at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at the Cathedral of Hope on Memorial Day Sunday, May 25.

The Rev. Gundlach currently serves as minister for government chaplaincies for the United Church of Christ. In his work with the United Church of Christ, Rev. Gundlach ministers to men and women who are serving the U.S. military as chaplains, and to their spouses.

He completed his seminary education while on inactive duty in the Naval Reserve and served a civilian parish in Carlisle, Penn., for three years. He served on active duty for 23 years and retired as a captain in 1997. He was awarded two Legion of Merit Medals and two Navy Commendation Medals.

Cathedral of Hope is at 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Services are free and open to all.

Leslie Jordan to hold book signing after morning services at Cathedral
Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan will sign copies of his new book "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet" after the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, May 25. Jordan, best known for his award-winning turn as Beverly Leslie on "Will and Grace," also will greet the congregation alongside senior pastor the Rev. Jo Hudson before the services begin.

Jordan won an Emmy as Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series as Beverley Leslie on "Will and Grace" in 2006 and has also appeared on "Ally McBeal," "Boston Public," "Monk" and "Murphy Brown." His book recalls his life, including how he left his conservative family home in Chattanooga, Tenn., by getting on a bus headed to Los Angeles with $1,200 sewn into his underwear and his battles with substance abuse and a sex addiction.

The Cathedral of Hope is at 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

Kinsey Sicks to perform show to benefit Turtle Creek Chorale
The "dragapella" barbershop quartet The Kinsey Sicks perform a new show for one night only on June 6 at the Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Road. Tickets are from $25 to $50, and all proceeds benefit the Turtle Creek Chorale.

Turtle Creek Chorale celebrates golden age of radio with ‘On the Air’
The Turtle Creek Chorale will present "On the Air!," a concert celebrating the golden age of radio, June 22, 25 and 26 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

The concert will be hosted by Jonathan Palant, TCC artistic director, and will feature Denise Lee and Danny Ray. WRR Classical 101.1 FM radio station will broadcast live from the lobby of the Meyerson Symphony Center on Sunday, June 22, and a radio history exhibit will also be on display in the lobby. WRR was the first radio station west of the Mississippi River and the second in the United States.

Tickets are from $15 to $48 and can be purchased online at www.turtlecreek.org or by calling 877-SING-TCC.

These articles appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 23, 2008.

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