We love a Broadway show

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:55am

A roundup of this season’s original cast recordings: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide,’ ‘Madison County,’ ‘If/Then,’ ‘Beautiful’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The Tony Awards are over, and the nominees and winners in the musical category will be forever remembered by theater queens the world over. But how do the cast recordings of the hit shows [...]

Free Lily

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:15am

Outspoken Brit Lily Allen on controversy and when she knew she was a hag Rebellious and fearless, Lily Allen has slayed some egos in her time. But with Allen’s recently-released third album, Sheezus, the tabloid target is experiencing the contentment of marriage and motherhood. But don’t think the Londoner’s gone soft. Allen doesn’t hold back [...]

Oh, Snap!

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 8:05am

Thea Austin, Razzle Dazzle artists interviewed online! Thea Austin, the dance-hit diva best known for the infectious “Rhythm is a Dancer” when she was lead singer fo the Euro-pop group Snap!, headlines the Razzle Dazzle stages on Saturday. To read an interview with the pop goddess exclusively online, visit DallasVoice.com. You can also read new [...]

Sounds of Szilenze

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 6:35am

Queer rockers go loud on new CD with gay and straight tracks that deliver RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer ……………………….. 3.5 out of 5 stars SHUT UP AND LISTEN Szilenze Independent ……………………….. For their second album, Szilenze makes a point with the title alone. In Shut Up and Listen, the group shows gains in their [...]

Cast away

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 6:30am

Former Dallasite Jim Caruso brings his New York Cast Party to North Texas SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer ………………………… CARUSO’S CAST PARTY Kitchen Cafe, 17350 Preston Road, Ste. 415. May 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. $25. KitchenCafeDallas.com. ………………………… “It’s such a spontaneous evening,” says Jim Caruso, out Dallasite-turned-New Yorker, of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, [...]

Purple Party: Events Calendar

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:45am

FRIDAY, MAY 9 Ignite: Opening Party with DJ Abel S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road; 9 p.m.–4 a.m., $20. Roar: The Bear Party (co-presented by HoneyPot) with DJ John LePage The Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.; 9 p.m.–2 a.m., $5 (suggested donation). SATURDAY, MAY 10 Rise: The Pool Party with DJ Grind Sisu Uptown Resort, 2508 [...]

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.