Friday 10.02 —Sunday 11.01
Denise Lee sings the blues … again
Is it typecasting or the role of a lifetime? Frankly, we don’t care — we just know that, even though M. Denise Lee has portrayed Billie Holiday in two prior productions of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, we’re happy she’s back in a new version at Jubilee Theatre about the final concert by the legendary blues singer and tragic figure. This is the same role that won Audra McDonald her fifth Tony. Eh. We still prefer to see Denise in it.
506 Main St.
Saturday 10.03—Sunday 10.18
Gay Latinas get hip-hop treatment in Cara Mia’s ‘Blu’
Here’s a story you don’t hear told every day: A queer Latina couple raising a family in a society ravaged by gang violence, told in the form of an epic poem flavored with hip-hop. But that’s exactly what Cara Mia is taking on with Blu, a play by San Antonio native Virginia Grise. Rene Moreno directs the mix of modern musical and spoken word.
Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St.
Live ‘La Vida Ricky’ at Gexa concert
From Menudo cutie to daytime hottie to international pop sensation to gay icon, Ricky Martin has been in the public eye (and he’s an eyeful) for decades. And he hasn’t slowed down. The guy who popularized Spanglish and electrified dancefloors with his sultry moves on songs like “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and “She-Bangs” is in concert Sunday. If you were lucky enough to win our ticket giveaway, you already have your plans in place, but there’s still time to get seats to what may be the last big outdoor concert of the summer season. (Opening acts are Wisin and Ha*ash.)
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 2, 2015.