Best Bests • 04-17-15

Posted on 16 Apr 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.17 Del Shores gets Sordid again! It has become a wonderfully dishy Dallas tradition: Del Shores, Texas’ gay Hollywood raconteur, descends on the Rose Room with his catalogue of hilarious adventures in showbiz, from the hate mail he receives to the actors he hates to the sex he has … and make a DVD [...]

OPERA REVIEW: ‘Iolanta’

Posted on 15 Apr 2015 at 8:49am

OPERA REVIEW: ‘Iolanta’

Preview: Gay-interest movies at Dallas International Film Fest this week

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 10:24am

Despite no specific gay programming series, the 2015 of the Dallas International Film Festival — which is going on now through April 19 — is one of the gayest yet, with a lot of diverse and interesting LGBT films, from shorts to narrative features to documentaries. Here’s a brief (but non-exhaustive) rundown of some of [...]

Pet of the week • 04-10-15

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 8:00am

Meet Freckles, an amazing boy with a super personality. Freckles was found running stray with his wingman, Curley. The two are thick as thieves and would benefit from continuing their journey together as best buds. This would sure alleviate any remorse of leaving one alone all day and provides the perfect playmate. If you’re reading [...]

Billy Masters • 04-10-15

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 7:25am

Jarec Wentworth pulls a boner; Jussie Smollett shows one! The big story I’ve been researching for a few weeks is about a gay porn star who was blackmailing a former client. The porn boy in question is Teofil Brank, who films as Jarec Wentworth, pictured. Allegedly, Brank was threatening to disclose damaging information about his [...]

Freeze frame

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 7:20am

Superstar gay wedding photographer Steph Grant shares her ideas on filling your special day filled with a lifetime of memories A full-time freelancer since 2010, Steph Grant (StephGrantPhotography.com/blog) is perhaps Dallas’ most prominent LGBT wedding photographer. Her work has been featured in Curve magazine, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and Buzzfeed, among others. She happily travels [...]

The bowled and the beautiful

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 6:30am

Drag queen-cum-ex-con-Tupperware lady Dixie Longate: Bringing comedy freshness to North Texas burp by burp SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer I think the most popular [misconception] about Tupperware is that it’s something that went away,” says Dixie Longate, the fiery-spirited alter ego of drag comedian Kris Andersson. Dixie is talking about the iconic kitchenware brand perhaps [...]

Diary of a bridezilla

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 6:15am

Dallas Voice contributor Chaka Cumberbatch — a bisexual woman — got engaged to a man over Thanksgiving. Here are excerpts from the wedding planning diary of a girlie-girl on a mission CHAKA CUMBERBATCH | Contributing Writer Nov. 28: Dear diary: I’M ENGAGED. I’m marrying my best friend, we’re going to live happily ever after …. [...]

Honeymoon in Hobbiton

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 6:00am

It took a year to plan the perfect wedding …and the adventure of a lifetime JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer It’s only fitting that Dallas couple Scott Cessac and Craig Parsons tied the knot in California. It’s where Parsons proposed to Cessac while cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway, culminating in an elaborate “welcome to [...]

Best Bets • 04-10-15

Posted on 09 Apr 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.10 Seeing ‘Red’ at Stage West To some, modern artist Mark Rothko’s works were just splotches of unwieldy color, but how he influenced — and was influenced by — other artists in capturing emotion goes much deeper … for him and his protege, especially as he works on a challenging commission for the Four [...]