My offer to Aaron Franklin: Move your barbecue joint to my backyard

Posted on 27 Jul 2015 at 2:07pm

My offer to Aaron Franklin: Move your barbecue joint to my backyard

Pet of the week • 07-24-15

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:55am

  Zeke is a great dog who is very independent. His favorite pastime is chasing a ball. He will fetch forever or until he drops. He has plenty of energy to play! He always keeps his kennel clean and wants nothing more than to chase his ball and sleep. Zeke knows basic commands such as [...]

Cassie Nova • 07-24-15

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

Cassie nearly abducted by aliens!!!! Hey everyone, did I ever tell you about the time I thought I was being abducted by aliens? No? Well, here’s the tea. The year was 1999 and I had a show in Longview, so I borrowed my good girlfriend Celeste Martinez’s car. It was going to be a cute [...]

Before or synth

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:25am

Brit trio Years and Years’ ‘Communion’ shows unrealized potential The opening track of Communion begins faintly, as if you forgot to turn up the volume on your MP3 player: A low, rhythmic pulsing. Then the first words arrive with crystal clarity, almost disconnected from the music undergirding it. As it grows, it expands its complexities [...]

Denise Lee closes cabaret series with salute to Broadway

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:20am

Denise Lee knows she is no spring chicken — she ain’t happy about it, but she knows it. “I’m too old to be a Dreamgirl,” she grimaces. She’s also not a Size 2, not a perky blonde and isn’t waiting to be tapped as Sutton Foster’s stand-by. Simply put, she’s too old, too fat and [...]

Valentine’s day

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:30am

Actress Whitney Hennen plays the girl unlucky in love in ‘Sweet Charity,’ but in real life she and wife Sara Bollinger are a storybook couple ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Charity Hope Valentine is the girl who never finds love. That’s the plot of the musical Sweet Charity. But for Whitney Hennen, who [...]

Smokin’ hot

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:15am

At 57, newly-engaged actress-singer Lea DeLaria is at the top of her game Since the ’90s, Lea DeLaria has established herself as a standup comic, actress and jazz singer, but the past year has certainly been a banner one for the self-identified butch. Starting in January, when she shared a Screen Actors Guild award for [...]

Bang cook: Malai Kitchen reinvents its summer menu with chef’s tastings

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:00am

When you own a pan Asian restaurant, certainly one of the great perks is getting to do research. You can’t help but be envious of Braden and Yasmin Wages, who take vacations from Dallas to fly to Vietnam and Thailand in order to conjure up new recipes for their Uptown eatery, Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen. The research [...]

Tangerine dream

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:00am

Indie filmmaker Sean Baker took 2 trans actresses and an iPhone to the streets of L.A. and created the must-see movie at this year’s Sundance Filmmaker Sean Baker hit it big in 2012 with Starlet, his sexually graphic, acclaimed film about the unlikely friendship between a crotchety old woman and the young, porn actress who [...]

Best Bets • 07-24-15

Posted on 23 Jul 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.24 Catch Anthony Fortino … if you can Frank Abagnale Jr. was the classic con man, who wheeled his way across 1960s America with a wink and a smile, constantly hounded by FBI Agent Hanratty. SO why wo we love the scamp? That’s what Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman — they of Hairspray — [...]