Flu virus has ‘drifted’

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 6:45am

Although this year’s vaccine may not provide complete protection, doctors still recommend getting a flu shot   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Two flu deaths have been reported in Dallas County since the 2014-2015 flu season kicked into gear, while many people testing positive  for influenza report having gotten the vaccine. There were 55 flu-related [...]

Her name is Rio

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

  2014 was a banner year for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 6 winner Bianca del Rio … and don’t think she doesn’t appreciate it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor There are as many styles of drag as there are cuisines or musical genres. There’s the glamour queen, the illusionist queen, the hippie queen, the [...]

2014 Year in Review: Pop top

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 6:00am

The music that defined the year CHRIS AZZOPARDI  | Contributing Music Writer Here are top pop discs as we saw it in 2014. 10. Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Breaking from the aggressive rock roar of Against Me!’s sixth LP is “Two Coffins,” a whisper among the glorious chaos of Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Its simplicity [...]

2014 Year in Review : Top tables

Posted on 01 Jan 2015 at 12:00pm

These restaurants resonated the most for us in 2014 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Doing an end-of-year write-up about restaurants is always a challenge. With film, TV, books and music, the item reviewed is more fixed and unchanging; with theater, it was something planned and refined, which existed but lingers as a memory. But [...]

Holiday spotlight: Viva Dallas Burlesque’s final Lakewood Theater show

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 7:00am

  Before the Lakewood Theater closes its doors, join Viva Dallas Burlesque for DC versus Marvel, an epic battle of tongue-in-cheek comic book-themed burlesque performances. Who will win the battle at the largest burlesque show in Texas? Catwoman or Storm? Spider-Man or Wonder Woman? The show will feature local favorites like Courtney Crave, Donna Denise, [...]

New Year’s Eve Events

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 6:45am

Dec. 31: Alexandre’s NYE Party with Andrea Dawson& Band Free champagne toast at midnight.  No cover.  Party hats and favors provided. 9 p.m–close. Dec 31: Full Circle Tavern’s “Mad Hatter” Two Year New Year!   Full Circle Tavern, 1319 S. Lamar Street, hosts “Mad as Hatters” for their 2nd annual New Years bash. Dress your [...]

The year in entertainment 2014: Screen

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 at 6:30am

Critical rankings of the best of 2014 in film, stage, television and books   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   At the movies in 2014, it was about time. No, literally. Time was all over. Whether you’re talking the 12 years it took to film Boyhood, showing a child from adolescence into manhood, or the space-time disconnect [...]

Looking back: The top stories of 2014

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 7:15am

Marriage equality is easily the biggest news story of 2014, but other LGBT topics made headlines, too The year started off with sad news, as officials announced in January that Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS, the long-running two-day bike ride to raise money for AIDS service organizations in North Texas was shutting down after 13 [...]

The year in entertainment 2014: Stage

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

Critical rankings of the best of 2014 in film, stage, television and books   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Theater is a mysterious thing. Usually, companies decide on a season of shows more than a year out, and they have no idea what the casts will be and how the shows will fit the mood of [...]

The year in entertainment 2014: ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

  ACTOR OF THE YEAR I say it every December, but that doesn’t make it less true: I love writing this column each year. Year-end lists are all about the best, and there’s a great deal of best-ness that happens that doesn’t get acknowledged month in and month out. It’s one thing to shout your [...]