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

Ricky Martin: The gay interview

Posted on 24 Mar 2015 at 8:23am

He won’t make it to Dallas with his tour until Oct. 4, so until then Ricky Martin tides us over with shirtless selfies, his love life and being a gay dad.

Parental guidance

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:20am

New moms Brandi Carlile and Kelly Clarkson: No longer the girls next door Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Now that her major-label days are over, Brandi Carlile can get her hands as dirty as she wants. Indulging entirely in the authenticity of the sound she’s been honing since her second album (2007’s T-Bone Burnett-produced The Story), [...]

His ‘Ice Cream Truck’ brings the boys to the yard

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 7:15am

Gay rapper Cazwell knows his market — and he’s happy to serve it ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve been in a gay club in the last five years or so, chances are you know who Cazwell is. Long before even Frank Ocean or Fly Young Red, Cazwell was the gay rapper — [...]

Gwen Stefani: The gay interview

Posted on 21 Jan 2015 at 10:18am

Editor’s note: More than 15 years ago, I drove over to Fort Worth to see No Doubt in concert. I was glad I went — not because of No Doubt, which gave a kind of programmatic concert that felt robotic and uninspired — but because that was my first introduction to the opening act: Cake. [...]

2014 Year in Review: Pop top

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 6:00am

The music that defined the year CHRIS AZZOPARDI  | Contributing Music Writer Here are top pop discs as we saw it in 2014. 10. Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Breaking from the aggressive rock roar of Against Me!’s sixth LP is “Two Coffins,” a whisper among the glorious chaos of Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Its simplicity [...]

REVIEWS: Nick Jonas, Idina Menzel

Posted on 29 Dec 2014 at 8:44am

REVIEWS: Nick Jonas, Idina Menzel, Trisha Yearwood

Kiesza: The gay interview

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 at 8:17am

‘Hideaway’ singer Kiesza talks about her gay fans, and whether she’s more of a Mariah or Whitney fan

Xmas, discmas

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:20am

Plenty of (out) recording artists — from Dave Koz to Johnny Mathis to Michael Feinstein and more — want to be your new favorite for holiday music   Admit it: You have Christmas albums from The Carpenters, Nat King Cole, Trans Siberian Orchestra and maybe Garth Brooks, but otherwise your collection of holiday standards isn’t [...]

Out in the country

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:30am

On one historic day last month, 2 country music stars came boldly out of the closet. We chat with Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman about what this step means GREGG SHAPIRO  | Contributing Writer greggshapiro@aol.com Country singer Ty Herndon, who began topping the country music charts nearly 20 years ago, came out publicly as a gay [...]