Cumming soon

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 6:30am

Alan Cumming: Actor, activist, singer … and lover of sappy songs (as Dallas audiences can soon hear for themselves)   Alan Cumming is the embodiment of a slash-talent — you know: Actor slash memoirist slash cabaret star slash recording artist slash vegan slash gay rights activist.  Though Cumming himself thinks in broader terms. “I sort of […]

Fond of Jane

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 6:30am

Emmy Award-winning ‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch shows off her own vocal chops at Dallas’ House of Blues with her concert See Jane Sing You better believe Jane Lynch can sing, and even if you don’t, “I think by the time you buy the ticket and come to the show, you hope I can sing! You’ve […]

Indie dependent

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 6:15am

Inaugural Bulladora Music Experience will rock Reverchon this weekend EDITOR’S NOTE: After press time, organizers announced that the festival had been canceled due to the weather. Bulladora will be rescheduled and tickets refunded at point of purchase. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of Bulladora — or don’t even know what a “Bulladora” is. The […]

Making ‘Suite’ music together

Posted on 01 Apr 2016 at 6:00am

How the legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz marshaled giants of the music world to create a chorale work about anti-gay bullying ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Stephen Schwartz remembers quite clearly the first time he heard the name Tyler Clementi. A college student in New Jersey, Clementi was having sex with another man […]

100% me

Posted on 26 Feb 2016 at 6:30am

Vocalosity a cappella concert takes cast, audience on a journey back, and a journey forward TAMMY NASH  | Managing Editor Even the longest journey starts with a single step. But perhaps, in this case, it’s more appropriate to say, with a single note. Nicole Weiss and her fellow performers in Vocalosity spent some eight […]

The soft side of Anne Steele

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 at 6:25am

The out songstress is ready to show Dallas ‘What’s Mine’ SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Anne Steele knew at an early age that she would be a performer, and she pursued her calling with success. Her musical career has included gigs as a recording studio artist, cruise ship entertainer and award-winning NYC cabaret performer. […]

Simply Peaches

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 at 6:15am

Gender-bending artist Peaches challenges hetero-normative stereotypes — in life and music Look, I don’t have breasts anymore.” Peaches is reminiscing about a dear friend she grew up with and who, when he showed up at her door, came out to her as transgender. Memories of their summers spent together spill out of her as if […]

Pop sensation

Posted on 09 Oct 2015 at 6:15am

At 20, out hip-hop star Shamir Bailey is an old soul … and a helluva musical talent SCOTT HUFFMAN  |  Contributing Writer Singer, songwriter and self-professed queer Shamir Bailey (known professionally simply as Shamir) seems to exist in life’s in-between spaces. At 20 years old, the performer is no longer a child, but neither […]

Ya gotta have heart

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

Turtle Creek Chorale opens 36th season with renewed energy and purpose ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When Bruce Jaster, the executive director of the Turtle Creek Chorale, heard the slogan for the men’s choir’s upcoming concert Heartland, it brought a smile to his face. “America Never Sounded So Good,” he repeats. “I’m totally enamored […]

Ray of light

Posted on 17 Sep 2015 at 7:00pm

Indigo Girl Amy Ray on the duo’s longevity, presidential politics and whether getting into the hall of fame would signal the apocalypse One Lost Day (IG/Vanguard), Indigo Girls’ 13th studio album, is as awe-inspiring as anything Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have released over the course of their nearly 30 years as a duo. Sticking […]