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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Recap: Sister Act Opens At The Music Hall

SisterAct_185x290The North American Tour of “Sister Act”, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, opened to a packed house on Tuesday night, June 4 in Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park. Produced by the actress who starred in the lead role as Deloris in the movie, Whoopi Goldberg says, “To hear people laugh and cheer the way they do at ‘Sister Act’- a show people think they know but are pleasantly surprised to discover it is not what they were expecting- is a magical experience for a producer. The role of Deloris in the musical version has been given to Ta’Rea Campbell whose vocals and dance moves have been outstanding on this tour. Hollis Resnick plays the formidable Mother Superior that turns friend in the end but the actor who gets the most laughs has to be Charles Barksdale as TJ, the nephew to Curtis Jackson played by Kingsley Leggs.”

Wannabe disco diva Deloris witnesses a murder by her married boyfriend and is hidden in a convent by a police officer with a crush on her since high school. While in the witness protection program disguised as a nun, Deloris uses her musical talents to take the church’s choir of nuns from humdrum to totally rocking, to the chagrin of Mother Superior. While she has turned the church around for the better, Deloris has also given up her cover. She’s brought danger to the convent when the bad guys show up, but her new found sisters come to her rescue and even Mother Superior steps up to protect her. The original musical score by Alan Menken/Glenn Slater  is obviously  inspired by Motown with soul and funk to disco anthems and Barry White-inspired numbers, keeps the audience dancing in their seats.

WHEN: June 4-16, 2013

WHERE:
The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave
Dallas, TX 75210

TICKETS: $15-$85. Purchase tickets here.

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