Review: ‘Kinky Boots’

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 10:27am

Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ For most lovers of musical theater, the arrival of Kinky Boots at Fair Park Music Hall is one of the signal shows of the season; for gay fans, it’s akin to a visit from the Pope. A six-time Tony Award winner, it tells the story of Charlie (Steven Booth), a straight man whose [...]

Pet of the week • 02-27-15

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:45am

Honey is a gentle, 3-year-old tan pit bull mix. She’s feeling a little shy in the shelter environment and would love to curl up with someone in her own home. She’s all ready to go — spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She’s been at the shelter more than three weeks, so her adoption fee has been [...]

Winery primer

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:25am

At last count, there were more than 450 wineries in Napa Valley. Some favorites, both for the quality of wine and the experience of visiting the tasting room and grounds, include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford: founded in 1900 and set in a stately building offering full tours and tastings. Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga: the owner of [...]

Wine country safari

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:20am

Napa Valley is a foodie paradise, but there’s more to it than gastronomy ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com Northern California’s Napa Valley is by no means solely about winery tourism — though admittedly, that’s a huge draw. But in addition you’ll find soothing hot springs spas and smartly furnished B&Bs, scenic opportunities for hiking and [...]

Billy Masters • 02-27-15

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:07am

Billy recaps the Oscars, good & bad How can I start an Oscars column without talking about Lady Gaga, pictured. I knew she was classically trained, but was taken aback by her singing of the medley from The Sound of Music on Sunday night. If you thought you were knocked out of your seat at [...]

For Sahara

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:30am

When Kennedy Davenport’s drag sister Sahara passed away, she was devastated. But she turned her pain into resolve, following in Sahara’s stilettos on ‘Drag Race’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Chiiillllllle!” For all her glamour and runway style, at heart, Kennedy Davenport is just a country girl from Oak Cliff. Now in her 30s, [...]

Magnolia blossom

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:15am

Hollywood starlet-cum-Fort Worth legend Ruta Lee shows off her ‘Steel’ Arnold Wayne Jones Ruta Lee is such a down-home celebrity filled with such plain spoken Southern charm — she drops F-bombs during interviews, and conversation repeatedly turns to martinis — that you just assume she’s a Texas girl, a native who headed out to Hollywood from [...]

‘Kinky’ girl

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

Cyndi Lauper, the queen of New Broadway Arnold Wayne Jones The gay community has had no greater ally over the last 30 years than Cyndi Lauper. Since her Grammy-winning debut She’s So Unusual in 1983, the dare-to-be-different gal has been an icon to outcasts, and often a plainspoken defender of LGBT issues — nowhere more [...]

Best Bets • 02-27-15

Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.27 Rain reigns: ‘Hedwig’ is back as the angry rocker Neil Patrick Harris’ last gig before the Oscars was his Tony Award-winning role in the B’way musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch. We don’t get NPH, but we still get a potent musical star in this production of the phenomenal show: Robert Rain, who has [...]

Try as it might, cat fiction doesn’t purr

Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 12:18pm

Try as it might, cat fiction doesn’t purr