Maui now-y

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

Whether you’re looking to be pampered or crave an adventure vacay, Hawaii’s low-key paradise offers what you need ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you saw the recent news about two hurricanes bearing down simultaneously on the Hawaiian Islands, you might have thought how scary and vulnerable it feels to be in the middle […]

Burning bright

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Dallas scion William Blake’s triumphant return to Texas ARNOLD WAYNE JONES |  Executive Editor Even as a scrappy little North Texas theater kid of 9, William Blake wanted to sing. He had the kind of high-pitched voice that people would refer to as “boy soprano” — a falsetto that was in no way false, but […]

Former Fort Worth man killed in Miami

Posted on 13 Sep 2016 at 10:24am

Victim was married to former Samaritan House CEO Steve Dutton   David Taffet  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com A homeless man in Miami has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Tom Lang, 71, husband of former Samaritan House CEO Steve Dutton. Police arrested Evans Celestin, 38, and charged him with battery on […]

Chorale begins season with After Dark

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 7:15am

The season features three mainstage concerts, special performances and events   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Turtle Creek Chorale began rehearsals for its 37th season with a record number of singers as the group prepared for its opening After Dark benefit and performance. With 40 new singers joining the chorale this season, Artistic […]

Photo inspires Chorale premiere

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

  DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer A photo taken by Dallas Voice former publisher Robert Moore inspired the Turtle Creek Chorale to commission a new piece of music that the chorale premieres at the season opening of the Tower Arts concert series at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Tower Arts, a series that began […]

We will always love her

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 6:30am

Sometimes, 11 minutes with Dolly Parton — legendary singer, songwriter and gay ally — is all you need to die happy There are no angel wings. Instead, the performer scoots into a drab backstage garage on her own two legs like a unicorn dream: knee-length canary yellow dress, rhinestones, more rhinestones, and a glow that […]

Becoming Ms. Wright

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

When Chely Wright came out, Nashville turned its back on one of its hitmakers. But now the happily married mother of 2 has found her own, new musical voice JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer My goal,” says Chely Wright, as we chat on the phone few days before the release of her new album I […]

Tegan & Sara & Lori, oh my!

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Fascinating new CDs from 4 queer faves   Lori McKenna, The Bird & the Rifle. Music Row’s renowned wordsmith Lori McKenna doesn’t exactly bury this casual burn, but still, you might miss it. You might because Lori McKenna’s exceptional 10th studio album teems with lines that sear and stick; that’s just what happens when you’re […]

Back to school

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:15am

Brite Divinity School tackles a subject few others touch: Ministry in the LGBT community   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer The Rev. Steve Sprinkle is teaching a class entitled Ministry in the LGBT Community this semester at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. That alone might set Brite apart from other schools training people […]

Messing added to Black Tie Dinner lineup

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:00am

  Black Tie Dinner this week announced that Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Messing will receive the Media Award at the 35th annual dinner, being held Oct. 1 at Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Messing has starred in numerous films throughout her career, but is perhaps most well known for her TV rolls in Will & Grace and […]