Pride Calendar • 11-28-14

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

  Nov. 28-Dec. 1: DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Veil of Remembrance The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be out and about the Oak Lawn area throughout the World AIDS Day weekend with the Veil of Remembrance. Individuals are allowed to write the names of those they have lost to HIV/AIDS on the Veil as [...]

Watching paint dry

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Mark Leonard, the DMA’s chief art restorer, takes brush to canvas in order to make himself disappear ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Mark Leonard can’t recall a time when he didn’t have a brush or a pencil or crayon in his hand. “I can’t remember when I wasn’t painting or drawing,” he says. But he [...]

Strokes of genius

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

Gay artist Baron Farha opens up about his process STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com Getting inside an artist’s mind is rarely easy. An exception is discussing the inspirations of Baron Farha — a gay Dallas artist who’s keenly in touch with his own creative process … even if some of it is beyond explanation. Farha’s [...]

In search of the Emerald City

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Dallas designer & digital artist Rey Ortiz: Hola, Yellow Brick Road J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com One of the advantages of being in the closet? That’s where people keep all their best fashions. And for Rey Ortiz, fashion has become a calling. Before he came out, Ortiz made his living doing animation [...]

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 [...]