Best Bets • 01-23-15

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.23 ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ gets concert performance Lyric Stage’s latest production is one of the most popular musicals of the golden age of Broadway, Irving Berlin’s rarely-seen Annie Get Your Gun. The high-kicking Western-themed comedy features classic songs (“There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do”), presented as they were originally [...]

Gwen Stefani: The gay interview

Posted on 21 Jan 2015 at 10:18am

Editor’s note: More than 15 years ago, I drove over to Fort Worth to see No Doubt in concert. I was glad I went — not because of No Doubt, which gave a kind of programmatic concert that felt robotic and uninspired — but because that was my first introduction to the opening act: Cake. [...]

Robbie Rogers: The gay interview

Posted on 20 Jan 2015 at 8:27am

Robbie Rogers: The gay interview

Long road home

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

Dallasite’s memoir of growing up gay as a minister’s daughter is a powerful and harrowing tale of abuse, rejection … and, ultimately, forgiveness TAMMYE NASH  | Managing Editor The First Stone: A Gay Daughter’s Survival in a Religious World, by Samiel Kalin (Canyonwalker Press 2014) $19.95, 193 pp. If you grew up in the American [...]

For laughs

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

Dana Goldberg killed it at Black Tie. But the lesbian comedian feels her big break is still ahead of her Dana Goldberg is what you might call the comedian next door. She’s wickedly funny, enviably charming and has the kind of bio that young comedians dream of. The notches on her bedpost include performances at [...]

Hey, hey, hey Paula

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

Paula Poundstone makes merry, Mary — but not like most other comedians ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Paula Poundstone’s comedy style is more identifiable for what it’s not than for what it is. It’s observational, but not trite (nary a “didya ever notice?”). It’s droll but rarely snarky. She can be political, but not [...]

‘Tru’ and faults

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:00am

Capote comes into focus in ‘Tru;’ trashy ‘Book Club’ opines on litter-ature ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I’m not sure gay culture as we have come to know it would have existed today without Truman Capote. Gays have long spoken in their own kind of code (“family,” “Friend of Dorothy,” “grrlll”), but Capote was [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 15 Jan 2015 at 11:30pm

Globes recap! Snooki on B’way? While we’re already two weeks into the new year, in Hollywood the year doesn’t really begin until awards season, which was kicked off last Sunday with the Golden Globes, hosted for the final time by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It was a lackluster showing — with one exception. Though [...]

Best Bets • 01-16-15

Posted on 15 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.16 ‘Paris Is Burning’ screening followed by fab after-party For nearly 25 years, Paris Is Burning has been the definition of a cult documentary — a fascinating look into New York’s drag subculture of divaliciousness. Now CineWilde kicks off its 2015 series of monthly movies and mixers with a screening of the film, followed [...]

Simply coming not out is enough in sports now — but there’s still a long way to go

Posted on 13 Jan 2015 at 8:12am

Simply coming out is not enough for sports now — but there’s still a long way to go