Purple Party Weekend gives Dallas-bred DJs a share of the spotlight

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:40am

Purple Party weekend is widely known for the superstar DJs it brings to its thundering collection of dance parties each year, but the event has now become equally known for showcasing Dallas DJs in its opening sets. “It’s worked out really well,” Blake Baker, Purple Foundation board president, says. “Having local DJs open the parties [...]

Ready & willing

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:30am

DJ Abel returns (finally) to Dallas to headline Purple Party’s opener, Ignite   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Abel Aguilera, professionally known as DJ Abel, has been a circuit party fixture and top tier club DJ for nearly two decades. But as much as anything, he considers himself a teacher, passing along gay culture’s [...]

Thump and Grind

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:25am

Stephen Massey, aka DJ Grind, makes his Purple Party debut … sort of   SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Not many people can ordinarily call Kylie Minogue their personal matchmaker, but Stephen Massey, 36 — better known as DJ Grind — is far from ordinary. “I actually met my partner because of Kylie,” Massey, who [...]

Purple Party Weekend

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 6:30am

Click title to view the article Thump and  Grind Ready & willing Purple Party Weekend gives Dallas-bred DJs a share of the spotlight Purple Party: Events Calendar This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 9, 2014.

Tiffin plans for Gay Days

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 at 7:25am

Dallas DJ Ryan Tiffin has accomplished a lot in a short time. The DJ, who spins weekly at Club Dallas for a late-night set on Saturdays, will be increasing his reach with his upcoming gig: Two sessions at the Walt Disney World gaylebration, Gay Days, coming up the first weekend in June. The annual festivities — which [...]

King of queens

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 8:10am

’80s icon Boy George mans up with his first CD of new music in 2 decades| Boy George is truly a new man. Boasting a trim physique, a beard and a positive attitude, on This is What I Do — his first studio album in 18 years, which drops on Tuesday — the now-52-year-old gay [...]

Toni Braxton’s values

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 7:45am

The R&B legend talks retirement, her plan to go lesbian and her hit song that she hates   Toni Braxton is getting deep. Real deep. “I have a bit of a cold,” she says, her voice doing that sexy-low thing it does when she sings, “so yeah, it’s very Bea Arthur from The Golden Girls.” [...]

What a voice!

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 7:40am

‘America’s Got Talent’ alum Branden James on his holiday CD and his very public outing Branden James made the LGBT community proud when he was a finalist on the eighth season of NBC’s talent competition show America’s Got Talent last summer. James, a gay classical crossover artist (and performer with Chicago’s Lyric Opera), made an [...]

One more time

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 7:30am

Pop princess shows fatigue on ‘Britney Jean,’ but can still pack a punch   After her less-than-dramatic I Am Britney on E!, the more we knew about Britney Spears was probably all she didn’t want us to know. In the documentary previewing her two-year stint in Las Vegas and highlighting her latest CD, Britney Jean, [...]

CD REVIEWS: Bey and Gary

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 7:25am

Beyoncé, Beyoncé It’s a new year, but we’re not done gushing over Beyoncé and that juggernaut of an album she surprise-dropped to a web blitz of industry-shattering joyousness. She was all like, “I’m just gonna put this here” when the pop behemoth snuck 14 songs and 17 music videos up on iTunes around Christmas, a [...]