Six Must-Attend Events: April 19-28

Some of the state's top offerings, from getting retro at the Texas VW Classic in Fredericksburg to eating mudbugs at the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival in Old Town Spring.
Fri April 19, 2013 10:45 am
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DALLAS
By George
Unless perhaps you are political royalty, or are related to the Bushes, Cheneys, or Roves, chances are you did not receive an invitation to this Thursday’s Dedication Ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. But the public is still in luck: the proceedings will be broadcast live at bushcenter.org. The president’s legacy as the leader of the free world during 9/11, one of our nation’s greatest tragedies, will be on full display at the 226,000-square-foot facility, for which $500 million has been raised, located on the Southern Methodist University campus. When it opens to the public on May 1, visitors will find more than 43,000 artifacts, including the bullhorn President Bush used at Ground Zero to say, “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon;” the 9mm pistol on Saddam Hussein when he was captured; and 200 million emails from the president’s White House days. President Bush may have his detractors—though those recently published self-portraits are pretty endearing—but with four other presidents attending, including three from the other side of the aisle, it’s a rare chance at seeing

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