Best Bets • 10-31-14

Posted on 30 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 11.01 Openly gay singer-songwriter Matt Alber performs concert Matt Alber’s musical style has been compared to Rufus Wainwright and John Grant, with elements of folk, soul and R&B thrown in for good measure. The two-time Grammy Award winner is equally at home pairing his vocals with acoustic guitar or piano, which should all be in evidence [...]

Pet of the week • 10-24-14

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

This 2-year-old cute boy is bright-eyed and ready for a new forever home. Kobe is friendly, affectionate and active, and the only thing he asks from his new family is a lot of love and a new squeaky toy once in a while. He’s neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go and his adoption fee [...]

Dallas Travel & Adventure Show this weekend

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

  Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to play a vacation. Indeed, when it begins to get cold you can head toward warmer climates, or find a great snowy destination to ski or board to your heart’s content. But where makes sense for you? The 5th annual Dallas [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

Billy shows off his Italian; ‘Below Deck’ hottie shows off everything Big Mama Masters was recently talking to me about her favorite TV shows. “You know, Ellen’s wife is on Scandal.’” It took me a moment to realize she was talking about Portia de Rossi. Obviously I know Portia is married to Ellen DeGeneres, but [...]

Grief & love

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

A heartbreaking novel of loss, and a how-to guide for parents  of gay children  All I Love and Know by Judith Frank (Wm. Morrow 2014) $27. 432 pp. It wasn’t until they were mid-flight to Tel Aviv that Matt Greene had time to process the phone call that came the day before. He remembered dully [...]

Carolina honey

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

With same-sex marriage legal there, Asheville, N.C., soars as a destination If you’ve been keeping up with the country’s most buzzed-about hipster destinations of late, you’ve probably heard of places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore. Also mentioned in that mix is Asheville. This small mountain metropolis in western North Carolina has long been ­­­, [...]

Mas-queer-ade

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

You don’t have a costume idea yet for Halloween, aka ‘Gay Christmas’?. We’ve got you covered   CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Contributing Writer chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Normal people have nightmares about showing up to school or work naked. I have nightmares about waking up on Halloween without a costume. Yes, really. In my mind, turning up to a [...]

‘Size’ matters

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Bulging with sexual tension, Jubilee’s ‘Brothers Size’ has mythic dimensions ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Ogun Size (Rico Romalus Parker) is almost the stereotype of the angry black man: He’s a business owner — the best auto mechanic in the neighborhood — for which he’s had to work his ass off his whole [...]

Board out of his mind

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Ouija expert Robert Murch bridges the realm between historian and mystic ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Robert Murch was born and grew up in a town just down the road from Salem, Mass., home of the famed Puritan Witch Trials that spread more panic and fear than a coughing fit in the [...]

Best Bets • 10-24-14

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.24 Thursday 10.30   Dallas Opera opens season with ‘Figaro,’ ‘Salome’ It’s always a big soiree when the Dallas Opera opens its season — almost like a wedding. So why not kick it off with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro? This captivating comedy is a world favorite, and it will get an intriguing adaptation [...]