CD REVIEW: Cher, ‘Closer to the Truth’

Posted on 11 Oct 2013 at 9:47am

Picking up where 2001’s Living Proof left off — when Cher, impossible as it sounds, got even gayer — Closer to the Truth (her 26th LP) keeps the queers at her feet and on their knees

SOUND CLIP: Elton John, The Diving Board

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 8:00am

The advantage of being an aging icon is the artistic freedom to do whatever the hell you want. And when you’re Elton John — legend, diva, grand master of pop for 40 years — your high-ranking order merits an LP like The Diving Board. It’s a throwback in the sense that he recorded it, on [...]

Eli manning up

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:15am

Out, sexy Eli Lieb on his YouTube fame — and inevitable comparisons to Steve Grand   YouTube’s been good to Eli Lieb. The Iowa-born, boyishly handsome musician, who’s amassed a faithful following with his own distinctive twist on radio songs, recently dropped his new intoxicating pop single “Young Love.” It’s sweet and liberating, and it [...]

Boy trouble

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:05am

Civil Wars’ problems fuel excellent CD; the Boys are back, badly Nitty-gritty details are few and far between concerning the highly publicized drama between The Civil Wars twosome Joy Williams and John Paul White, but at least we know the fallout was intense enough to trigger the cancellation of a national tour, talk of a [...]

Built Ford tough

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:50am

Now 50, gay adult film star-cum-recording artist Colton Ford is finally hitting his stride   RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Many men in the gay community are probably familiar with the name Colton Ford, but probably not initially as a philosophizing musician. Ford is OK with that — as long as you don’t make [...]

Lotsa Love for the gays

Posted on 30 Aug 2013 at 8:15am

Courtney Love dishes on scary straights, Kurt Cobain’s lesbian relative and being ‘normal in some ways’ Just give Courtney Love 10 minutes — the time I had to talk to her recently in the midst of her tour — and she’ll tell you a lot of things without you asking. She’ll tell them rapidly, because [...]

Applause 2013: Women’s world

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:45am

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas ramps up for historic 25 anniversary season ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor In was back in the fall of 1989 when a new group calling itself the Women’s Chorus of Dallas joined up with the Turtle Creek Chorale and took to the stage of Dallas to sing as a [...]

Applause 2013: B’way their way

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:35am

New cast recordings of ‘Pippin,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Dogfight’ bring out an inner theater queen ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor We recently reviewed the “it” musical of 2013, Kinky Boots — which won composer Cyndi Lauper her first Tony Award — but there are several other shows with new cast recordings — all available on Ghostlight Records [...]

REVIEW: ‘Blurred Lines’ album isn’t much more than its racy single

Posted on 22 Aug 2013 at 10:10am

It’s probably safe to call “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke’s ubiquitous dirty ditty that your grandma can’t get enough of (hey, it’s catchy!) — the song of the summer

Sisters are doing it

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 10:30am

Bareilles gives gays a load of love; Clayton steps 20 feet closer to stardom Maybe you didn’t ask for it, but Sara Bareilles wrote you a love song anyway. Actually, she wrote you many love songs. With her third disc, the pop pianist is giving the gays their wedding theme: “I Choose You,” an undeniably [...]