A year in the arts

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 7:25am

The upcoming season of theater, dance, music, art and more — at a glance In addition to the highlights of the arts season (Page 26), there’s lost more to keep you occupied from now until next summer. Here’s the lineups for more than 20 local arts organizations, from theater to ballet, opera to music, comedy [...]

Plan your (night)life

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing arts into one fantastic events calendar by ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The arts community in North Texas is a thriving one — not only the museums and galleries, theaters and stages, but sometimes the city itself. (Remember the NasherX two years ago?) Well, we’ve curated this list of [...]

Join the Club

Posted on 07 Aug 2015 at 6:30am

Boy George dishes about reuniting with his old bandmates from iconic ’80s group Culture Club The falsetto is gone. When Boy George sings now, a rich tone resounds. He refers to it as “the voice of experience.” The voice, once fluttery and high, can be traced back to the early ’80s by way of a [...]

‘Wild’ at heart

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:20am

Miguel’s new lustfully romantic CD outshines Kasey Musgraves’ ‘Pageant’ Miguel, Wildheart. Carnal sex is the gateway to bittersweet romanticism on Miguel’s modern-lust-and-love odyssey, Wildheart. And the pompadoured R&B seducer’s third studio album is not beating around the bush. Or is it? In the most literal sense, it is; real-life sex is a raw, uninhibited Xtube [...]

Before or synth

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:25am

Brit trio Years and Years’ ‘Communion’ shows unrealized potential The opening track of Communion begins faintly, as if you forgot to turn up the volume on your MP3 player: A low, rhythmic pulsing. Then the first words arrive with crystal clarity, almost disconnected from the music undergirding it. As it grows, it expands its complexities [...]

Midsummer CDs

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:25am

From Shamir to Lamar, we rank the best music (so far) of 2015 We are at the midpoint of 2015 (I know — insane), which means we are at the start of the year’s movie season … but fully half way through the year in records. So what unmissable discs have you missed? Here are [...]

Building a ‘Fortress’

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 7:25am

Gay composer Michael Friedman shares the path of ‘Fortress of Solitude’ from Dallas to NYC to original cast recording ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The Dallas Theater Center’s commitment in recent years to cultivating new works has been a boon for local audiences, but increasingly, New York ones as well: Give It Up! made it [...]

Reba McEntire: The gay interview

Posted on 01 Jun 2015 at 8:16am

Reba McEntire on the importance of gay marriage, and how sad it is to know that some country artists feel they can’t come out

Pimp your Pridemix

Posted on 08 May 2015 at 7:20am

11 gaylicious new anthems to add to your party playlist With a passel o’ DJs coming to town this week and Pride Month around the corner, you need to update your iPod shuffle to get your Pride on … and not with the old standbys. Now, don’t delete Madonna. You can keep your Diana Ross. [...]

CD REVIEW: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’

Posted on 25 Mar 2015 at 9:07am

Witnessing the 56-year-old in self-reflection mode is refreshing, and also, despite Madonna’s refusal to actually age, befitting