6-string goddess

Posted on 01 Mar 2007 at 5:44pm
By Daniel A. Kusner Life+Style Editor

Lesbian guitarist who jammed on Scorcese’s “‘The Departed’ visits North Texas for 2 gigs



She’s got a truckload of credits that would make Jimmy Page seethe with envy. She’s studied with Andres Segovia. And she won Guitar Player magazine’s Best Classical Guitarist award.

Sharon Isbin, pictured, is one hell of a finger picker.

In 1995, she came publicly out in an Out magazine profile. And her career has done nothing but soar ever since. This past weekend was especially sweet. Isbin worked on five tracks for the score of Martin Scorcese’s “The Departed,” which picked up four Oscars, including best director and best picture.

Isbin’s chops are showcased on the soundtrack’s centerpiece “Billy’s Theme,” a seven-minute track for solo guitar and orchestra that goes inside the psyche of Billy, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character.

Isbin stops in North Texas for two gigs: On Tuesday, she plays Caruth Auditorium; on Thursday, she performs at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Daniel A. Kusner

March 6 at 8 p.m. Caruth Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University campus, 6101 Bishop Blvd. $35. 888-553-7387.

March 8 at 8 p.m. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Auditorium, 3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth 817-498-0363.



TIMBERLAKE AND PINK DO DALLAS

It’s a double bill that’s equal parts sexy and talent.

Critics were ready to tear the boy-band heartthrob to shreds. Instead, Justin Timberlake made everyone dance to his infectious booty-shaking hits. By co-opting both Prince and Michael Jackson’s best pop-making formulas, Timberlake has already established himself as the Great White Hope. And he’s quite the charismatic showman he can dance, bang ivories, crack falsetto and look damn good while doing so.

For the FutureSex/LoveShow, which stops in Dallas on Monday, Timberlake teams up with Pink, the fearless and sexy songstress who knows how to get the party started.

American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Mar 5 at 7:30 p.m. $56-$89.50. 214-373-8000.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 2, 2007

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