‘Ann,’ frankly

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Linda Leonard transforms into the  firebrand guv The current production of Ann, about firebrand Texas Gov. Ann Richards, begins with the actual video of her infamous keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Then actress Linda Leonard walks onstage to take over, and I’ll be damned if there aren’t several moments (especially if you […]

Cassie Nova • 06-23-17

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Hello, my lovelies! Run! Run for your lives! The oppressive heat of Texas summer is here, and it turns me into a recluse for most of the day. My vampire instincts take over in the cool darkness of my house. I hiss at the brightness of the day knowing I should endure a little sunshine […]

Band practice

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

For National Pride Month, a checklist of the queer musicians you should be fanboying over When someone asks you who your favorite gay band is, what do you usually answer? Culture Club? Indigo Girls? Queen (led by gay Freddie Mercury)? Fanny? Judas Priest (led by gay leather-clad Rob Halford)? R.E.M. (led by gay Michael Stipe)? […]

Cast, away!

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

The most recent B’way season’s hits & misses … of cast recordings ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com While you wouldn’t necessarily call original cast recordings of Broadway musicals “queer music,” let’s face it: That’s the target audience. And we’re living in a mini-Golden Age of soundtracks to big stage musicals. It wasn’t always […]

Tweens these days

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

From diverse families to trans teens, it’s hit-or-miss time in children’s lit The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono (Arthur A. Levine Books 2017) $17.99; 320 pp. Nine-year-old Sumac Lottery knew that her family was unique. It was no big deal, though; that’s what happens when a man from the Yukon […]

Best Bets • 06-23-17

Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday  06.23 – Sunday  07.25 Danielle Georgiou’s ‘Donkey Beach’ promises to kick ass The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group isn’t just a “dance group” at all. What they do is more meta-theater, combining music, spoken word and, of course, movement in creative and artistic ways — usually addressing issues like sex, identity and just having fun. And […]

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday

Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 9:55am

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday

Cassie Nova • 06-16-17

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:55am

Cassie has some ideas Hey, y’all. Have you ever had an idea of something that could possibly make you rich, or at least you thought, “This idea could change the world.” Cuz I have them all the time. Most of them are complete bullshit but some of them I think are pretty good. I have […]

What’s for dinner

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:50am

Keeping track of new resto openings foodies are following We’re almost at the mid-point of the year, which means about half of the new restaurants that will open this year already have … and many have snowballed in recent weeks (and some older restaurants are getting makeovers). In addition to still-new Roux, Q Tacos at […]

Niro goes far

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:45am

Kia’s Niro is the anti-Prius CASEY WILLIAMS  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Whoever said a compact fuel-sipping hybrid couldn’t also be cool? Perhaps it needs to be aerodynamic, but it doesn’t have to look like an out-of-control science project merged with some sci-fi future-set flick. An efficient little hybrid could just look like a crossover. And […]