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 [...]

Easy Veazie

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 6:15am

Dallas musician Joseph Veazie forges his own career path with humor, determination   For any struggling musician, finding one’s signature sound is key to moving on and developing as an artist. But Joseph Veazie somehow manages to move along his music career with ease while still trying to find his own voice. In short, he’s [...]


Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

Dallas DJ Brandon Moses spins at 2014’s first Dick’s Happy Hour at Avenu on Friday. If you like Moses’ music but aren’t able to make the party — or if you can make the party but still just love listening to Moses’ mixes — have we got a treat for you. Starting Jan. 24, Moses [...]

Gloria Estefan: The gay interview

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 at 10:33am

As part of our upcoming Music Issue on Friday, we offer up this interview by our Chris Azzopardi with queen of Latin pop Gloria Estefan, who discusses her CD of covers and gay fans

The year in entertainment: Music

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 6:00am

Our critics rank the best of 2013 in film, stage and music and more   CHRIS AZZOPARDI  | Contributing Writer From 10 to 1, our favorite CDs of 2013. 10. Arcade Fire, Reflektor. Winning the big daddy of Grammys for The Suburbs didn’t just change Arcade Fire’s career — an album of the year [...]

‘Straight’ dabbler?

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 7:35am

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie on sexual fluidity and hot dudes After years of speculation, Brendon Urie is coming out as … “a straight dabbler?” Panic! at the Disco’s glam frontman, who celebrates bisexuality on the band’s single “Girls/Girls/Boys” from its fourth LP, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, opens up [...]

Scary stories

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 6:00am

Mel B talks about the gay eye and falling in love with her woman Mel B will tell you what she wants, what she really, really wants: to get back to being Scary Spice again. Not that the pop star, known as the Spice Girls’ wild child, ever got away from her alter ego. But [...]

A Glee-ful Sondheim

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 7:50am

Doc tries (and succeeds) at summarizing composer in a half-dozen songs ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor ………………………….  4 out of 5 stars SIX BY SONDHEIM Premieres on HBO Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. 90 mins. …………………………. Theaterfolk know how to showcase a musical number in the best possible way — typically, they don’t have the burden [...]

Girls on a wire

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 7:30am

Dallasite Zilpha Starnes and her partner Dania Abu-Shaheen make beautiful music together — in life and in career JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer This lesbian hook-up story begins, as many do, at Sarah Lawrence College. It was there, in 2005, that a Dallas-bred choirgirl named Zilpha Starnes met a raven-haired, Lebanese poet/songwriter named Dania Abu-Shaheen. [...]

Hot mess

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 6:30am

We got to talk with Britney Spears for 8 crazy minutes. Guess how well it went Chris Azzopardi  | Contributing Writer It’s Britney, bitch. No, really, it is. She’s on the phone. And Britney Spears — the meek, reserved, media-shy entertainer — doesn’t get on the phone with press very often these days. For good [...]