Band practice

Posted on 30 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

For National Pride Month, a checklist of the queer musicians you should be fanboying over When someone asks you who your favorite gay band is, what do you usually answer? Culture Club? Indigo Girls? Queen (led by gay Freddie Mercury)? Fanny? Judas Priest (led by gay leather-clad Rob Halford)? R.E.M. (led by gay Michael Stipe)? […]

Cast, away!

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

The most recent B’way season’s hits & misses … of cast recordings ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor While you wouldn’t necessarily call original cast recordings of Broadway musicals “queer music,” let’s face it: That’s the target audience. And we’re living in a mini-Golden Age of soundtracks to big stage musicals. It wasn’t always […]

Soul searcher

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:30am

Tony Award winner Billy Porter talks arts activism, his play on ‘the lost generation’ of gay men… and returning to ‘Kinky Boots’   Iconic soulstress Nina Simone questioned her place in the world as a black woman after learning of four young African-American girls who were killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist […]

Kelly Osbourne: The gay interview

Posted on 11 May 2017 at 10:14am

Fourth in a series of interview with musicians Hollywood spitfire and staunch LGBT ally Kelly Osbourne is feeling tense about her first book, There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch. After all, “What if I change my opinion by the time it comes out?!” she says, laughing because it’s true. Then there’s […]

Lea Michele: The gay interview

Posted on 10 May 2017 at 10:58am

Lea Michele: The gay interview

Melissa Etheridge: The gay interview

Posted on 09 May 2017 at 9:22am

Melissa Etheridge: The gay interview

Indigo Girls: The gay interview

Posted on 08 May 2017 at 9:53am

Indigo Girls: The gay interview

What a fine girl

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 6:30am

Out country hyphenate Brandy Clark brings her brand of music to Fort Worth Perhaps more than any other genre, country music can provide a showcase for a songwriter’s chops. Take, for instance, Brandy Clark. The 41-year-old Washington State native started her career in a band she and her mom formed when Clark was just a […]

REVIEWS: ‘Prisoner,’ ‘Remnants’

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 7:30am

Ryan Adams, Prisoner. Ryan Adams, known in part for making Taylor Swift cooler to pop-resistant granola girls (he recorded, in full, a beautiful version of her Grammy-winning 1989 behemoth), is back to his old tricks on Prisoner. As usual, the beloved feelings guy dives deep into his torn psyche for rockers doused in punchy guitars […]

Let me sing you a story

Posted on 07 Apr 2017 at 6:30am

Tony-winning Fort Worth native Betty Buckley has a hit film and a new CD — both thrills for her devoted fans ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor I pop Story Songs, the new CD by Broadway legend (and Fort Worth gal) Betty Buckley, into my disc player, and the album starts out as expected. The […]