Drawing Dallas

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:40am

‘Melodic rapper’ Alonzo May has music in his blood MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@mstokes.com   Name and age: Alonzo May, 21 Spotted: Lakewood Occupation: Musician Alonzo was born in Dallas to an African-American father and a Mexican mother from the bordertown of Laconia, Mexico. He is the oldest child, with two younger sisters. Musical roots: […]

Singin’ for suppers

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

Philanthropic chorus Resounding Harmony lends voices to benefit NTFB Songs in the key of “eats” fill the bill at upcoming concert by Resounding Harmony, a 125-voice all-volunteer Dallas choir that sings to raise money for local charities. Music, the Food of Love! is the theme for the event at Moody Performance Hall (the just-renamed Dallas […]

A bard day’s night

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:30am

A fictitious history of the musical … and a classic that mastered the form   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The Dallas Theater Center and Robin Hood aren’t the only locals traipsing through the Middle Ages with musical abandon. Over at the Winspear, the national tour of Something Rotten! frolics across the Renaissance […]

Race and sex

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:25am

‘The Ada Decades’ spans 70 years in telling a history of bigotry   The Ada Decades by Paula Martinac (Bywater Books 2017) $15.95; 165 pp. Ada’s daddy needed help around the house. Once, that was junior’s job, but he was busy with high school things, so 12-year-old Ada fetched her daddy’s tools … which was […]

Beyond the quilt

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:25am

A new coffee-table book examines crafty gays making textiles … and a difference John Chaich vividly recalls the time he saw the AIDS quilt displayed in its entirety on the Mall in Washington, D.C. “Witnessing that massive piece that was created by hours of love and handiwork solidified the power of what fabric and fiber […]

Comedy comida

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Mike White and Miguel Arteta re-team for ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ the best movie of the year so far ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The pairing of writer Mike White and director Miguel Arteta may be the most undervalued artistic partnership in Hollywood. From Chuck & Buck, their creepy gay stalker comedy, to Jennifer […]

‘Hood’ winking

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

How partners-in-life Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn became partners-in-crime by bringing Robin Hood to life in DTC’s world-premiere musical     ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Douglas Carter Beane smiles broadly as he walks into the rehearsal space at the Wyly Theatre, probably looking more upbeat than he has a right to. The […]

Serial offender

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

More than 20 years after it flopped at the box office, John Waters’ cult fave ‘Serial Mom’ is back for a new generation Has there ever been a better prank call than the one in Serial Mom? The wicked bit features Kathleen Turner as Beverly Sutphin, harassing her parking-spot-stealing neighbor, Dottie Hinkle (Mink Stole): “Is […]

Instant TS

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The activist and performer takes pride in being black and trans … and will share that confidence at a gay Juneteenth celebration this weekend TS Madison makes no apologies for being who she is … and feels most people shouldn’t, either. As an out, black trans woman who is upfront about her history as a […]

Best Bets • 06-16-17

Posted on 15 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.16 – Saturday 06.17   Bruce Wood Dance debuts new work at Journeys It has been three years since the founder’s passing, but the Bruce Wood Dance Project continues to innovate. Not only will the latest concert, called Journeys, celebrate North Texas native Bruce Wood by reviving two of his classic dances, but artistic […]