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 stevencraiglindsey@me.com 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 getrichindallas@gmail.com 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. ATTPAC.org. ……………….. 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 [...]

Duncan, chic

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 at 9:45am

From ‘Breathing’ to ‘Awakening,’ Sheik steps back to move forward It’s hard to know where things begin and end for Duncan Sheik. Best known for his 1996 sensitive-man mellow pop hit “Barely Breathing” and score for the controversial, critically adored Broadway musical Spring Awakening, Sheik is currently touring in support of his most recent album, [...]

The emancipation of Amy Cook

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 at 8:30am

The out Austin-based singer found freedom by releasing her expectations RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer rlopez5428@yahoo.com Amy Cook has friends in high places — and almost by accident. The indie artist may not yet be a household name, but for her latest album, Summer Skin, she has a rock ‘n’ roll legend, a queer music [...]

Back & forward

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 at 8:30am

Melissa Etheridge willingly addresses the complexities of life — in her music and personally   JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com It was soon after a contentious presidential campaign that Melissa Etheridge came out publicly as lesbian. That was nearly 20 years ago, but it can be easy to forget how different the world was [...]

Floyd inaugurates new cabaret series

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 11:00am

Mandy Patinkin isn’t the only singer who idolizes Great American Songbook writers like Sondheim and Harburg — Dallas’ own Gary Lynn Floyd has a personal favorite. So who is it? Gershwin? Porter? Kern? Nope. The man Floyd thinks deserves his due is Harry Warren. A master of the Hollywood musical ear-worm, Warren composed the music and/or [...]

Oh, Mandy

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 10:50am

B’way veteran (and LuPone bestie) Patinkin teams up with his favorite diva for a homecoming to Texas, where they first launched their famed concert   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Mandy Patinkin is used to keeping each foot in different worlds. He’s a Broadway star (and Tony winner) and popular singer on the concert [...]

No day but today

Posted on 07 Jun 2012 at 8:15pm

Diva Idina Menzel’s career has defied gravity, with a trio of pop-cultural phenomena and a new concert tour ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor …………………. IDINA MENZEL Fair Park Music Hall, 909 First Ave. June 13 at 7:30 p.m. $40–$130. Ticketmaster.com. …………………. Gay men wish they could be Idina Menzel fo­r two reasons: First, she’s got [...]