Ask the experts • Defining Homes

Posted on 08 Oct 2010 at 9:00am

Ask the experts In March 2009, President Obama released the Home Affordable Modification Plan (HAMP). This would help alleviate the pressures of potential foreclosure, lowering monthly payments and still maintaining good standing in credit. But according to’s list of foreclosure hotspots, Dallas/Fort Worth ranked 96 out of 203 with (at the time) more than […]

Applause • Rainbow connection

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:12pm

Jose Reyes, chair of the DSO’s gala,makes a musical outreach to the gay community As chair of the DSO’s gala after party, Jose Reyes sees this as the perfect opportunity to reach out to the gay community. When the Dallas Symphony Orchestra people began planning their season kickoff gala and after-party, longtime volunteer Jose Reyes […]

Applause • That’s so gay

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:11pm

Queer connections infiltrate lots of the upcoming season of arts Tony Award-winning gay baritone Paulo Szot, above, is a coup for the Dallas Opera; Pink Martini, below, gets the Meyerson jumping as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s guest next week. When you have a gay theater company (as Dallas does in Uptown Players) and another troupe […]

Applause • Addition without subtraction

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:10pm

Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum readies its first major expansion. But the ‘best small museum in America’ intends to remain an intimate environment M.M. ADJARIAN  | Contributing Writer Renzo Piano adds his architectural stamp to the Louis Kahn designed Kimbell Museum with the ‘iconic feature’ under a glass roof. Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie […]

Applause • Shrek’s appeal

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:10pm

Jason Moore, the gay Broadway director of this year’s State Fair musical, promises something for everyone — and he means everyone STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer Director Jason Moore works his magic on fairy tales and flatulence in this fall’s ‘Shrek the Musical.’ Dallas Summer Musicals, Music Hall at Fair Park 909 First Ave. Shrek […]

Applause • Black. Power. Movement.

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:10pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre ramps its 2010-11 season way up before celebrating 35 years RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Dancers Chris and Bravita bring a fine line to the new season of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Photography by Richard W. Rodriguez As far as birthdays or anniversaries go, 34 isn’t usually considered a standout milestone. […]

Applause • Thoroughly modern Jeffrey

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:10pm

Jeffrey Grove, the DMA’s new gay curator of Contemporary Art, takes a forward-thinking approach to keeping art — and museums — vibrant JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer Jeffrey Grove, who came to the Dallas Museum of Art last fall as its first titled curator of Contemporary Art, poses in the museum’s sculpture garden. Photography by Arnold […]

Party all night

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 at 6:00pm

Jose Reyes is not kidding that the DSO’s kickoff gala will be over the top. The event is hosted by conductor Jaap van Zweden’s daughter Anna-Sophia and they’ve commissioned designer extraordinaire Todd Fiscus, pictured, to create the lush look and transport partygoers back to 18th century Europe. Fiscus’ design concept for the event is described […]