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 getrichindallas@gmail.com 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 [...]

The year in music (so far)

Posted on 05 Jul 2013 at 8:30am

What sounds are standouts? Our mid-year roundup ranks the best CDs It’s the Fourth of July long weekend, you have beer busts and pool parties to attend, and you haven’t kept up with the music scene while overtaxing yourself at the gym to get into bikini weather. So just how is 2013 shaping up? Not [...]

Dave Koz: ‘Summer Horns’

Posted on 28 Jun 2013 at 10:15am

  The trouble with much contemporary jazz is that it sometimes doesn’t even try to differentiate itself from Muzak. Instrumental renditions of familiar tunes come off like they were only made to play as background noise to our lives. But Dave Koz turns up the volume and steps to the front with fellow horn players [...]

Soul sister

Posted on 28 Jun 2013 at 8:15am

As Voice of Pride gears up again, last year’s trans entrant Jazsmyne Kelli reflects on her experience RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer getrichindallas@gmail.com Even though the title of the game show Jazsmyne Kelli once hosted at The Brick is called Are You Smarter than a Drag Queen night, Kelli feels more like a combination of [...]

The sacred and the profane

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 12:40pm

Morrison flatlines, Ainsworth glows   American standards and Broadway showtunes have their place in the music continuum, their remarkable virtue being timelessness: Sondheim, Porter, Lerner and Loewe — these guys knew how to write a song. But when they’re overdone …? And boy, are they ever on Matthew Morrison’s Where it All Began (222 Records). [...]