Mama Trinity and her pups need a helping hand, and you can get beautiful art!

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 4:01pm

Mama Trinity and her babies

I think it is safe to say that the LGBT community as a whole — at least the LGBT community here in North Texas — is very-very-very pet friendly. We love our fur babies, and we have a big ol’ soft spot for animals in general.

So meet Trinity, a mama dog rescued by Woofstock 2nd Chance Camp, a dog rescue and adoption organization, along with her five newborn puppies. Soon after, however, the folks at Woofstock discovered that Trinity had a shattered leg AND a fractured pelvis. (And yes, this poor dog gave birth to FIVE puppies in a shelter with the shattered leg and fractured pelvis!)

Sadly, one of the puppies has died, leaving only four — two girls and two boys, named Faith, Hope, David and Goliath. Trinity is unable to nurse the babies herself, so a volunteer is bottle-feeding them around the clock.

The vet told Woofstock folks that Trinity’s pelvis will likely heal on its own, given time. But the leg is in bad shape and needs to be amputated. She is in the hospital now receiving platelets to get her healthy enough to undergo the surgery. And the organization needs help raising the money to pay for her care, and for the puppies.

This is where you come in.

Now, I am not asking you to just send money to Woofstock — although you can certainly do that if you want. What I want is for you to go to Woofstock’s “Saving Trinity Online Art Auction” and bid on one of the wonderful pieces of art that have been donated. Several of the artworks are there now, and more will be added.

Bidding is open now and will continue through March 21. Go now and place your bids, then check back often to see what new pieces have been added to the auction.

All of the art being auctioned off has been donated by the artists, and by the way, if any of you other artists out there want to donate, please get in touch with Gail Bennison by email at

Come on folks. Let’s help out Trinity. I mean, here’s a chance to help a beautiful dog AND get yourself some beautiful new art! Oh, and one more thing, if you are looking to adopt a dog of our own, Woofstock can help with that, too!


Faith, Hope, David and Goliath


Cocktail Friday: The Boulevardier

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 3:10pm

2 GINGERS NegroniAnyone who has ever tasted Campari knows it’s not an easy liqueur to pair with things — the tartness can be overwhelming. The classic Campari cocktail is the Negroni, made with gin; but an even older version is the Boulevardier — basically, a Negroni made with bourbon instead. But this weekend in the North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park, so we’ve replaced bourbon with good ol’ Irish whiskey. Enjoy!

2 parts 2 Gingers Irish whiskey

1 part Campari

1 part sweet vermouth

Making it: Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir; strain over ice into a low-ball glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.


Tickets go on sale for Kelly Clarkson Dallas concert Saturday

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 10:40am

KellyClarkson3In this week’s edition, we have an interview with Kelly Clarkson, the Burleson native and marriage-equality proponent who just dropped her latest CD, Piece by Piece, Tuesday. If you like the album, but you still wanna see her in person, you can get your tickets starting tomorrow morning. They go on sale for the Aug. 30 concert at Dallas’ Gexa Pavilion (with her guest act the very gay Grammy winners Pexatonic) Saturday, March 14. Go to Ticketmaster (or just click here) so purchase yours. I saw her last year with Maroon 5, and trust me — she was better than the boys.


WATCH: Latest ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer

Posted on 05 Mar 2015 at 4:26pm

The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in less than two months (May 1), and the probably-final trailer for it has come out, and it’s a departure from the earlier trailers — more dramatic, more specific. Take a look.


Design District and Oak Cliff in the snow

Posted on 05 Mar 2015 at 1:15pm

On March 5, Dallas recorded the biggest March accumulation of snow in the city since 1942. Some areas in North Dallas had seven inches. Downtown had only about three inches.

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TGRA expands spring rodeo, books Ty Herndon

Posted on 05 Mar 2015 at 12:53pm

Ty Herndon

TGRA — the Texas Gay Rodeo Association — announced today (Thursday, March 5) the expansion of their spring event, the Texas Tradition Rodeo, Music Fest and Fair.

The four-day event, which will take place at Fair Park, will feature recently-out country singer Ty Herndon performing, in addition to other regional bands and a jackpot barrel race. The TGRA has also added $6,000 in prize money, covering several events including rough stock, speed and roping competitions.

The royalty pageant will  take place the same week, starting at the Round-Up Saloon and finishing at Fair Park Coliseum.

The dates for the event are April 30–May 3. Tickets are $20/day or $30/weekend pass. Special VIP passes will also be offered. Learn more at


Changes at Out of the Loop fest

Posted on 05 Mar 2015 at 12:12pm

This weather is really screwing with the North Texas social scene. Last week’s ice storm postponed Laverne Cox’s appearance at UNT, and now the theater community it being inconvenienced. Opening night — tonight — of WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival has been cancelled due to weather. As of now, it will all pick up Friday, according to organizers. In additional, due to artist scheduling issues, John Leos Creative’s Eating Pavement has been cancelled entire. It was set to be performed March 12 and 14.


Crowning the Stoli Key West Cocktail champion

Posted on 02 Mar 2015 at 3:05pm

Stoli classic competitors

The Dallas “preliminary” leading up to the 2015 Original Key West Cocktail Classic takes place tonight (Monday, March 2), beginning at 7 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

Local mixologists competing for the chance to go to Key West to vie for the championship are Dade, John, Rita, Mikey, Mindy and Zach.

The event is hosted by LeeAnne Locken, and judges will be Steve Kemble, Krystal Summers and the 2014 Dallas champ, Frank Martinez.

The second annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic is being presented by StoliVodka, in partnership with the Key West Business Guild. It is North America’s largest annual LGBT cocktail competition.

Dallas is the first of 14 cities that will hold preliminary competitions between now and May 27. The champs from each city will then go to Key West for the finale on June 13.

The 2015 Cocktail Classic champion will get to ride in the Key West Pride Parade as honorary grand marshall and will also receive $5,000 to donate to the LGBT or LGBT-friendly charity of their choice.

In partnership with the Key West Business Guild, the competition will be hosted by Gallineaux and TV personality Jai Rodriguez. It will also feature a panel of celebrity judges including clothing designer Andrew Christian; legendary funnyman Bruce Vilanch; actress and singer LaToya London; and Key West personality and star of the annual New Year’s Eve High Heel Drop, Sushi.

So go out to the Round-Up tonight and cheer for your favorite bartender and get a taste of what will surely be some fantastic cocktails.


Love has no labels

Posted on 02 Mar 2015 at 2:22pm

Love is love and love has no labels.



Diana Ross shines at Verizon Theatre

Posted on 02 Mar 2015 at 1:37pm

Dallas Voice reader and Diana Ross fan Stephen Braden was the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to see Diana Ross last Thursday (Feb. 26) at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. And Stephen was kind enough to share some of his photos of the legendary performer with the Voice, so we can share them with you.