REVIEWS: ‘Evita,’ ‘Spunk’

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 9:52am

REVIEWS: ‘Evita,’ ‘Spunk’

Tiffin plans for Gay Days

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 7:25am

Dallas DJ Ryan Tiffin has accomplished a lot in a short time. The DJ, who spins weekly at Club Dallas for a late-night set on Saturdays, will be increasing his reach with his upcoming gig: Two sessions at the Walt Disney World gaylebration, Gay Days, coming up the first weekend in June. The annual festivities — which [...]

A study in Scarlett

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 6:30am

From bridal gowns to opera costumes, ‘Project Runway’s’ Austin Scarlett loves challenging himself ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Austin Scarlett is having a diva moment. Actually, it’s not a moment, he’s been working on it for months. And it’s not even his moment anyway. The divas he’s thinking about are in the opera world, [...]

Salsa moves

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 6:15am

The secret may be in El Come Taco’s sauces, but the appeal goes deeper   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor I feel sorry for people who still believe that a “taco” is ground beef at the bottom of a crisp shell, smothered in iceberg lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese and supplemented by chunky tomato [...]

Porn to be wild

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 6:00am

Dan Savage gets pornographic with a sense of humor in the festival of short films, Hump!   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor With nearly two dozen films among the slate of offerings, Dan Savage’s Hump Tour can fairly be called a legitimate film festival. But check the run-time: The entire event lasts less than [...]

Best Bets • 04-18-14

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 04.19 Cedar Springs Art Festival returns The Cedar Springs Merchant Association skipped its arts fair last year, but it’s back in 2014 — and back on Easter Weekend. This one-day festival features vendors offering up everything from paintings to sculpture to hand crafted items and, of course, food and drink. In addition to the [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: The wedding spinner

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 8:05am

A seasoned DJ can craft a memorable reception setlist For years, the LGBT community has been waiting in the wings for the opportunity to walk down the aisle. For some, it has been the conundrum of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride;” but for Jess McDowell, it’s more like, “Always the DJ, never the groom.” [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Where to wed in Dallas

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:55am

These gay-friendly houses of worship welcome your same-sex commitment ceremony AGAPE MCC — 4615 E. California Parkway (SE Loop 820), Fort Worth. 817-535-5002. Agapemcc.com. Revs. S. David Wynn Sr. and Robert Myers. Require pre-service counseling. Ascension Lutheran Church — 4230 Buckingham Road, Garland. 972-276-0023. AscensionTexas.org. Pastor Kurt Friederich. Blessing service for church members; no weddings [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Ring -a-ding

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:50am

Jeweler Lance Shapiro wants to put a ring on it — for both of you   JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer From Wagner to J.R.R. Tolkien, rings have always held a precious place in popular culture, representing everything from unending love to unbreakable bonds. And with marriage equality gaining ground, more same-sex couples are finding [...]

Pride Weddings 2014: Let ’em eat CAKE

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

For Bronwen Weber, chef at Frosted Art Bakery, helping same-sex couples celebrate their big day is a piece o’ cake ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Arizona’s recent anti-gay law was being defended by its supporters, one of the refrains from conservative clucks was: “What if a gay couple wants a wedding cake?! A [...]