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 [...]

Taylor made

Posted on 31 May 2012 at 10:30pm

Under a serious demeanor, Dayne maintains a sense of humor about herself RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Taylor Dayne projects a cool demeanor that makes you take her seriously, not someone to be joked with (unless your Tig Notaro) or engaged in idle chatter. Or so it seems. As the headliner at in this year’s [...]

Trey’s the charm

Posted on 17 May 2012 at 6:50pm

In his first sit-down since becoming TCC’s new permanent artistic director, Trey Jacobs looks ahead to the season’s last concert & beyond RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer The final show of this season’s Turtle Creek Chorale is also a first for its newly minted artistic director, Trey Jacobs. Although he led the gay men’s chorus [...]

Bette & Barry, reborn

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 at 6:05pm

They may not work The Continental Baths, but Amy and Freddy might be the second coming of Midler and Manilow, with a decidedly fraternal bent RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer …………………. AMY & FREDDY The Rose Room, 3911 Cedar Springs Road (inside S4). April 13 at 7 p.m. $25–$30. ReactionShows.com. ………………….. After 15 years together, [...]

New kid on the block

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 at 5:52pm

Indie singer D. Alexander holds a defiant attitude toward the corporate labels of the music industry — strange for a dance-pop singer whose genre relies big-time on that kind of backing and radio play. But the young singer is intent on having his pop career his way, even if it means forgoing all the swag [...]

Scent of genius

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 at 5:00pm

Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius hits the road with the gayest album ever RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Mike Hadreas could easily — and incorrectly — be dismissed as a simple depressive. His second album, under the name Perfume Genius, Put Your Back N2 It, runs like a morphine drip of dark tones: Drug overdose, [...]

Like virgins

Posted on 01 Mar 2012 at 5:06pm

Turtle Creek Chorale channels its inner Madonna — and other women throughout history — for its latest concert RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Trey Jacobs knew exactly who he had in mind when forging the concept of the upcoming Turtle Creek Chorale concert Madonna to Madonna: The Ageless Strength of Women. The show was conceived to [...]

Show vs Show Alterna-divas face off

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 at 5:01pm

From lez to Leslie, female musicians bring both the eccentric and the sophisticated to North Texas The fates have convened once again to bring a healthy dose of live music to the area. From big to small, the concert calendar fills up with a spectrum of aural pleasures. Former New Kid on the Block Jordan [...]

Sleepy genius

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

Mike Hadreas — aka Perfume Genius — has grown into an ethereal messenger since 2010’s Learning. Touching on themes that can apply to anyone, Hadreas is both a beacon of hope and a teller of dreamy tales on his new CD, Put Your Back N 2 It (Matador Records). Hadreas starts the album on a sleepy, [...]

Romancing the tune

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:02pm

Serenading a lover always works for out singer Nancy Beaudette RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Nancy Beaudette is ahead of her time. Literally. Feb. 14 isn’t until next week, but Beaudette and her girlfriend have already celebrated Valentine’s Day: A gift exchange, a relaxed morning in the hot tub and a long walk on [...]