Laverne & surly

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:30am

Longtime gay icon Lily Tomlin teams with new trans role model Laverne Cox for the dramedy ‘Grandma’   lawrence ferber  | Contributing Writer lawrencewferber@hotmail.com A pair of LGBT icons from different generations — beloved septuagenarian Lily Tomlin, and more recently minted trailblazer, Laverne Cox — come together in the acclaimed feature dramedy, Grandma. It’s certainly an [...]

Art/magick

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:15am

Collagist Stuart Sheldon believes in the mystical power of art, and turns his focus not only on Texas but on marriage equality for his Dallas debut   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When he was in his mid-30s, Stuart Sheldon found himself divorced and broken. Lonely, he be began to fantasize about the perfect [...]

Trans-formative

Posted on 04 Sep 2015 at 6:00am

‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch:’ The unlikeliest of musicals, about a transgender East German punk rocker, is the season’s most satisfying show   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor This may be the only time you’ll hear me say this: Size doesn’t matter. There are plenty of enormous musicals that specialize in budget-busting production values and [...]

Best Bets 09-04-15

Posted on 03 Sep 2015 at 12:05pm

Friday 09.04 — Sunday 09.06 Dallas DanceFest kicks off promising season of movement in North Texas The Metroplex is blessed with tons of dance troupes and presenting companies that offer an exquisite array of options — Twyla Tharp is just around the corner — and it unofficially launches this weekend. Not only will Texas Ballet [...]

22 films to put on your radar this awards season

Posted on 03 Sep 2015 at 8:03am

Here’s a roundup of 22 films, from now until the end of the year, that show the most promise to be critical darlings … or at least offer appeal to LGBT audiences

Pet of the Week • 08-28-15

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:35am

Hi, my name is Little Ann despite my lovely full figure. Perhaps it’s due to my loving nature or my eagerness to please, but I am so happy to have your attention. I am capable of learning all that is required to blend seamlessly into your lifestyle. I hope that it will include play dates [...]

Girl on Girls • 08-28-15

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:20am

Jenny Block explores: Living, loving and ‘friending’ on social media It used to be so simple. When you wanted to introduce the person you were dating to your friends, or she wanted you to meet hers, you planned a happy hour or dinner or brunch with endless, socially-lubricating mimosas. Then came social media. Suddenly, your [...]

Hedwig … out of the box

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:30am

For director Jeremy Dumont and actor Kyle Igneczi, ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch’ taught them lessons about learning to let go ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The premise of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is so provocative — “a rock musical about a transgender German punk singer who has a botched transition surgery” [...]

He’s bringing sax-y back

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:15am

Out saxophonist Dave Koz gets by with a little help from his friends SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com In a career spanning a quarter century, out saxophonist Dave Koz has enjoyed many opportunities to combine forces with celebrated recording artists — a who’s who cross section of musical genres, including legends Stevie Wonder, Barry [...]

Unpaved paradise

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

Part 2 of 2: Getting to the Marquesas Islands is half the fun of the trip KEVIN KALLEY & DAVID H. CURRIER  | Contributing Writers david.h.currier@gmail.com Last month, we wrote all about the wonders of gay-friendly Marquesas. But when you go to a remote part of the world, it’s often just as much about the [...]