Deb, you taunt

Posted on 16 Aug 2013 at 8:30am

Dallas girl Deborah Vial moved to Hawaii 9 years ago, but even life in paradise can’t keep the talented musician away from her Texas home It’s hard to feel sorry for Deborah Vial. She married the love of her life, moved to paradise (i.e., Maui) and can still sell out The Kessler Theater for a [...]

Soul searching

Posted on 09 Aug 2013 at 8:30am

Eric Himan reinvents himself (again) with a funky, neo-soul vibe on his new CD, ‘Gracefully’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES I’m not constantly trying to reinvent myself,” Eric Himan declares. But even if he’s not trying to, it’s what he seems to do. Himan might disagree, seeing each new phase of his career, each new album, as [...]

California girls

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 at 8:15am

From Brazil to SoCal, Luiza Sa finds the sun in her latest CD with hip girl band CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy — better known by the easier initialism CSS — has been doing the party-rock thing longer (and far better) than the now-defunct LMFAO. With their authentic quirkiness and South American perspective, they tap [...]

1 in Tenor

Posted on 28 Jun 2013 at 9:45am

Hunky Clifton Murray’s golden throat is one-of-a-kind (well, 1 in 4) JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer The Tenors have shared the stage with the likes of everyone from Neil Young to Paul McCartney to Justin Bieber. They’ve performed on Oprah (along with Celine Dion, no less) and had tea with the queen. Not just [...]

All that jazz

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 at 8:30am

Turtle Creek Chorale plums the musical genius of B’way songwriters Kander and Ebb MARK LOWRY  | Special Contributor You might assume that musical theater composers would prioritize the “singability” of their songs, but to Trey Jacobs, artistic director of the Turtle Creek Chorale, that’s not always the case. Still, the tunes by the long-running composing duo [...]

Jason & deMarco & Mason & Noah

Posted on 01 Mar 2013 at 8:30am

The gay pop Christian couple, now parents of twin boys, tour in support of the beauty of diverse families … including their own RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Probably few people would confuse deMarco DeCiccio — half of the gay Christian musical group known as Jason & deMarco — for Beyonce  … even though [...]

Queen of Dance

Posted on 08 Feb 2013 at 8:30am

Kristine W opens up about her struggles, her record- breaking chart achievement and her upcoming Dallas gig STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer Who among us hasn’t had at least one vivid dream where we’re in the company of Madonna, Beyonce and Mariah Carey? For recording artist and gay icon Kristine W, it’s her current [...]

Queen of misfits

Posted on 25 Jan 2013 at 8:15am

Wherein, on the eve of her latest Dallas concert, we ponder the impact of Lady Gaga’s voice in entertaining and empowering the gay community RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Given today’s celebrity culture, one would think, “What sane person would wear a meat dress?” It’s a good question. Fashion has become synonymous with fame, [...]

The year in entertainment: Notable events in the music scene

Posted on 28 Dec 2012 at 9:45am

  Concert of the year: … And possibly the gayest, was Rammstein’s show at American Airlines in May. Madonna had nothing with her high-heeled boys on this German metal band. With blatant dom-sub action — not onstage but on the catwalk above the audience — the five-member band excited the nearly full arena on their [...]

Ian femme-ing

Posted on 07 Dec 2012 at 8:30am

’70s pop icon Janis Ian is proud to have grown with the times ………………… JANIS IAN Winspear Opera House/Hamon Hall, 2403 Flora St. Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. $49. ……………….. There’s perhaps no other better way to note how the world has changed than talking to iconic singer-songwriter Janis Ian right after Election Day. We [...]