Journey to ‘Oz’

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

Alex Ross reunites with director Cheryl Denson for Uptown Players’ regional  premiere of the flamboyant musical biography ‘The Boy from Oz’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When North Texas theater companies want to mount splashy, entertaining musicals, they all know what the secret weapon is to making them great … and it’s not [...]

Best Bets • 07-25-14

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.25 Saturday 07.26 Cirque du Soleil goes Jacko at AAC More than five years after his death, Michael Jackson still holds a place of fascination among the public, and especially music lovers. Cirque du Soleil tries to capture that appeal with its arena show, the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, which turns The Gloved One’s music into [...] Before visiting Texas, read this book

Posted on 22 Jul 2014 at 11:18am

Before visiting Texas, online portal suggests you read this influential by a native Texan. And it’s not by who you’d think

Pet of the Week • 07-18-14

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs.  Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:35am

Thorpe comes out, Colter bursts out Although the rain dampened the 4th of July celebrations in Provincetown, the silver lining was that I had time to check out the new show of the dashing Cheyenne Jackson. The newly-sober Jackson was a bright light in an otherwise dreary weekend. I know this will surprise some of [...]

Ask Howard

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:30am

How to do what’s wrong right Dear Howard, I’ve seen an ad on TV hosted by Bono claiming that for just 40 cents a day, we can save a person in Africa living with AIDS. Only 40 measly pennies? Then why in the heck do my meds in Texas cost me, monthly, more than $1,500? [...]

Peaceful Accord

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Honda Hybrid offers stellar mileage in appealing package   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer The Honda Accord Hybrid has racked up its share of awards lately — 2014 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award, Green Car of the Year, “top safety pick” by the IIHS, and one of’s Best New Cars of 2014. If human, [...]


Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:20am

It’s The Pet Issue, so of course we’re happy to hear that chef Chris Ward will hold a charity cooking class on Aug. 16, with proceeds benefiting a wonderful nonprofit: GALT, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. The class, at The Mercury, takes place from 2–5 p.m. and costs $60 ($100 for VIP seating) … [...]

Taylor made

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

With his Oak Lawn pet boutique, Taylor Garrett wants to give every dog — and cat — its day   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Taylor Garrett can’t get away from bow ties. The distinctive neckcessory became his signature sartorial statement when he was on The A-List Dallas, the Logo network reality show about [...]

Ohh, myyy!

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:15am

Out actor, icon and activist George Takei mixes social media savvy with a social message George Takei knows the power of a cat meme. Of all things, it’s the pussy that gave him a platform and set the stage for something more than just pervy postings and silly jests: gay activism. Best known as Sulu [...]