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 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 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 [...]

The fighter

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 6:30am

More than a year after his public split from Texas writer Del Shores, actor-musician Jason Dottley finally talks about his divorce, his music and his Love Story Project   When Sordid Lives star Jason Dottley married his long-term partner, playwright and filmmaker Del Shores, in 2003, the pair imagined theirs would be a love to last [...]