Helluva Troye

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 6:30am

For out singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, music and gay activism go hand in glove SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com It is immediately apparent that Troye Sivan the 21-year-old out singer/songwriter and social media star — possesses youthful good looks, a blended Australian/South African accent and colorful fingernails. Only upon speaking with him, however, does the […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]

Talk to the hands

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

As the Turtle Creek Chorale’s sign language interpreter, Don Jones has spent decades artfully crafting song lyrics for the hearing-impaired By Elaine Liner Even when he’s chatting over a nosh at La Madeleine, Don Jones lets his hands do most of the talking. His fingertips dance across the tabletop to make a point, then his […]

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 jones@dallasvoice.com 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 nash@dallasvoice.com 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 scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com 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 […]