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

100 percent pure Crystal

Posted on 11 Sep 2015 at 6:30am

Dance diva Crystal Waters returns with a new CD to launch Dallas Pride Weekend SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com D­­ance diva Crystal Waters is no stranger to the club circuit. With crowd-pleasing singles like “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” and “100 Percent Pure Love,” the Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter has established herself as a perennial gay favorite. […]

He’s bringing sax-y back

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 6:15am

Out saxophonist Dave Koz gets by with a little help from his friends SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com In a career spanning a quarter century, out saxophonist Dave Koz has enjoyed many opportunities to combine forces with celebrated recording artists — a who’s who cross section of musical genres, including legends Stevie Wonder, Barry […]

Out in Neon: Trees’ Tyler Glenn

Posted on 12 Jun 2015 at 7:33am

Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn: The gay interview

Time machine

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 6:00am

Turtle Creek Chorale’s ’80s-themed concert includes costume contest I’m just gonna say it: The ’80s was the best decade. Sure, there was Reagan and the rise of HIV and Kim Kardashian was born, but aside from those travesties, there’s never been another decade like it. Hair metal. Miami Vice. Bill Cosby was still a good […]

She’s (still) got the beat

Posted on 29 May 2015 at 6:30am

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle headlines 10th annual MetroBall, but her Dallas trip will be bittersweet For those old enough to remember the release of the 1981 album Beauty and the Beat, its debut was a kind of dividing line in music history: B.C. (Before Carlisle) and A.D. (After Disco). Belinda Carlisle, frontwoman for The Go-Go’s, […]

The grown-ups are back

Posted on 08 May 2015 at 7:30am

Some local legends of the North Texas gay music scene are back in town. This is how music is made ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com With all due respect to the Queen (Bey) and the Lady (Gaga), musical royalty existed long before Spotify, before Pandora, even before Napster. (Remember that?) In fact, the […]

It’s my turn

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 6:00am

Sean Baugh settles in as the (official) new artistic director of the Turtles ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Rehearsals had been underway for a while, and things were not going well. The music director was beginning to worry that the program he had designed would be more than he could manage. And then, about […]