Of knights and nuns and angels

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Leather Knights, DFW Sisters join together for Angel Tree Gift Project kick-off   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Knight: The word alone conjures up a world of chivalry and honor. Add “leather” before it and, here in Dallas, you are still talking about a world of chivalry and honor. The Leather Knights, a nonprofit organization [...]

Planning the future of The Strip

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer City planners met with Oak Lawn residents and Cedar Springs merchants on Tuesday, Nov. 19 to discuss options for enhancing the four-block area from Douglas to Oak Lawn avenues. Money for the upgrades comes from a 2012 bond package. Former council members Angela Hunt and Pauline Medrano, who represented [...]

Alexandre’s celebrates 10 years

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

Entertainers call the bar their favorite place to perform, credit Daugherty with launching careers   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Alexandre’s owner Lee Daugherty said he was excited to have Anton Shaw hosting the festivities Saturday, Nov. 22, as they celebrate the Cedar Springs bar’s 10th anniversary. “She’s been with me since we opened,” Daugherty [...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

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Beyond turkey

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Why make the usual Thanksgiving meal? We offer some alternative recipes for alternative families ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Turkey is the unequivocal king of the Thanksgiving dinner table, but if you’re tired of bowing down to a Butterball every fourth Thursday in November, there are alternatives. From indulgent Southern-style cuisine to a succulent [...]

David goes to prison

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Dallas Voice reporter David Taffet spends a day at a Wichita Falls prison with a Logo filmmaker working on a documentary about gays behind bars   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer After a screening that’s more thorough but less invasive than airport security, a guard let us through the gatehouse at Texas Department of Criminal [...]

A history of Black Tie charity

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

Thomas, Anglin and Kuchling discussed how they could turn HRCF’s rep down before deciding to say yes — but still do it ‘the Dallas way’   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer In 32 years, Black Tie Dinner has raised more than $18 million, distributing the money among more than three dozen organizations. But it all [...]

From ‘Glee’ to BTD: Alex Newell plans to steal the show

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

James Russell  |  Staff Writer Alex Newell says he loves Human Rights Campaign fundraisers. So the 22-year-old star of Glee couldn’t pass up the opportunity to perform at Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner, the nation’s largest such event benefitting HRC, on Saturday, Nov. 15. Unlike a lot of celebrities at benefits, however, Newell just doesn’t perform [...]

To honor their memory

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

TDOR events Sunday in Dallas wilal memorialize the at least 71 trans women and men murdered in the last year   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Janette Tovar died on Oct. 15, 2012, at the age of 43. Her boyfriend, Jonathan Stuart Kenney, 27, allegedly assaulted her. Witnesses saw the couple fighting early in the [...]

The letting go

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Melissa Etheridge: On her new CD, reinventing her career and her proudest moment as a pioneering gay icon It’s been more than 20 years since Melissa Etheridge, after declaring herself a lesbian at an inaugural ball for President Clinton, came out on record. Released in 1993, the artist’s benchmark album, Yes, I Am, would signify [...]