TBRU 2017: Calling all bears

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 11:15am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Bigger and better. Those are the key words for Texas Bear Roundup 2017, which kicks off on Thursday, May 18, with registration, the Military Ball and uniform contest and more. This year for the first time, TBRU has one host hotel — the Hyatt Regency Downtown — large enough […]

AIDS Services Dallas turns 30

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 11:00am

After a rough start, ASD has provided housing for thousands   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer AIDS Services of Dallas marks its 30th anniversary with its Founders Day commemoration in the garden of Revlon Apartments today (Friday, May 12). CEO Don Maison sat down recently to talk about the agency’s rocky beginnings as ASD […]

Making a heart a home

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:45am

Alex Prins hopes the video he made to honor his adoptive parents can help others like him find the homes they deserve   C.J. Hardee  |  Contributing Writer cjhardee@wildbluewriter.com What is it that identifies you? Is it your hair color, the city you grew up in, the car you drive? Is it your sexual identity, […]

Soul searcher

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:30am

Tony Award winner Billy Porter talks arts activism, his play on ‘the lost generation’ of gay men… and returning to ‘Kinky Boots’   Iconic soulstress Nina Simone questioned her place in the world as a black woman after learning of four young African-American girls who were killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist […]

Happy endings

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:15am

‘Into the Woods:’ Out music director Evan Rees leads a fairy tale life   SCOTT HUFFMAN  |  Contributing Writer Scott_in-dallas@yahoo.com Ordinarily, conductors of musicals perform their duties with their backs to the audience and their heads barely visible, standing vigil in an orchestra pit. But that’s soooo last millennium. In a new production of Stephen […]

Chevy, side by side

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:00am

How 2 Chevrolets — the Malibu and the Cruze — approach fuel efficiency   CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com If Chevrolet is not among the auto brands that come immediately to mind when thinking of fuel-efficient hybrids and diesels, adjust your brainwaves. Recent romps in the Malibu Hybrid and Cruze Diesel were convincing. Chevy […]

Women of inspiration

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:15am

Sheriff Valdez, Judge Parker to be honored by Dallas Women’s Foundation   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Dallas Women’s Foundation will honor Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Judge Tonya Parker with its Maura McNeil Women Helping Women Award, which recognizes those who have led in improving […]

Council candidates speak

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 7:00am

3 candidates for Dallas City Council returned questionnaires distributed by Dallas Voice. Here’s what they had to say From Staff Reports Dallas Voice recently sent questionnaires to candidates for Dallas City Council. Only three  candidates — District 2 incumbent Adam Medrano, District 6 incumbent Monica Alonzo and District 6 challenger Linus Spiller — returned completed […]

Summer of Wonder

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 6:30am

Our annual preview of the summer’s movies The summer movie season officially kicks off this weekend with the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and its week-by-week slate of wannabe blockbusters will be peppered with art films, dark horses, interesting failures and more. Here’s our curated list of what to look forward to for the […]

Let’s talk about sex (education)

Posted on 05 May 2017 at 6:15am

Joshua Peugh explores gay sexuality in his world premiere for Dark Circles Although Joshua Peugh has only been back in the U.S. for a few years, he’s already engendered quite a following — he was labeled one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2015, and no less than the New York Times has […]