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Dallas Morning News
 The Dallas Morning News, November 7, 1991



Section: TODAY

The Fleetwood connection
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS (DAL)
Alan Peppard
The presence of drummer Mick Fleetwood in Dallas last weekend for a jam session goes to prove one thing: There is some sort of harmonic convergence of the rock 'n' roll continuum that's been bringing members of the '70s superband Fleetwood Mac to Dallas.

You see, Mick arrived here to work out plans for a new Dallas nightclub bearing his name just a few days after his former flame and Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks left town. Stevie was here for charity (she sang at the Jane Goodall Institute Gala), and Mick was here on business.

Mick is pals with club entrepreneur Andrew Adler, who along with Alan McDonald and a smattering of other partners has spent the last four years metamorphosing the three-nightclub space at 4515 Travis Street into an endless series of smoke-filled venues.

During the Adler-McDonald tenure there's been the Highland Park Yacht Club, The Lodge, Bolero, Au Bar, A Bar, The Living Room, Q, Club Tokyo and the unexplainable phenomenon, Rio, which has rocked through most of the last decade with little more than a change of carpet.

Saturday night, Mick joined local band Random Access onstage at Club Tokyo to jam and soon was joined by former Blood, Sweat and Tears member and Dallas bandleader Bill Tillman, who blew his sax while Mick pounded the skins until after 2 a.m. "Mick wants to do a club in Dallas that's a throwback to his days in London,' says Andrew. "He wants a place where rhythm and blues and rock musicians can just come by and play together.' Andrew and Mick are still scouting locations, but they're planning on a spring opening for the club, Fleetwood's. "All the bookings will come through Mick out of LA,' says Andrew. "About once a month we'll have a name act like B.B. King or John Lee Hooker.' A Noble cause An integral part of Fort Worth's prestigious Jew el Charity Ball is made up of the jewels themselves. Each year, organizers of the annual gala seek out a top New York jeweler such as Harry Winston to show its wares, but this year the group looked no farther than just across the Trinity in Dallas.