Queer Local: Angel Velasco

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

 As we select our LGBT Texan of the Year, we also want to acknowledge some of the local folks who helped define 2014 for us on the cultural side — people who often don’t get the recognition they deserve, those who made an impact on the discussion and those who simply made North Texan a [...]

‘Once’ is not enough

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

For multi-talented performer Donna Garner, tuneful musical is a great fit Donna Garner first sang in front of an audience when she was five years old. She began piano about a year later, violin when she was nine, cello when she was 12… We could go on. The veteran stage star, who currently plays the [...]

Best Bets • 12-12-14

Posted on 11 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.12 Eric Himan is back in Texas! We like Eric Himan as much as any Texan can like an Oklahoman — heck, even more than that! Our musician to the north will be visiting the Metroplex Friday for his Back in Texas Show. And the diversely talented performer, who does folk, rock, pop, from [...]

Pet of the week • 12-05-14

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:55am

Buddy is a gentle, 2-year-old lab/mastiff mix. Even though his most fervent wish is to be your lap dog, if for some reason you prefer not to have him on your lap, he will gladly defer to your wishes. He’s very people oriented and calm. Ask for Buddy, A863695, at Dallas Animal Services & Adoption [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:45am

Michael Phelps’ trans paramour Joan Rivers’ favorite holiday was always Thanksgiving. Each year, she would begin the day by delivering food for God’s Love We Deliver (in more recent years, she was joined by her grandson, Cooper). She’d return home in time to welcome dozens of friends and colleagues to her home for a sumptuous [...]

Xmas, discmas

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 7:20am

Plenty of (out) recording artists — from Dave Koz to Johnny Mathis to Michael Feinstein and more — want to be your new favorite for holiday music   Admit it: You have Christmas albums from The Carpenters, Nat King Cole, Trans Siberian Orchestra and maybe Garth Brooks, but otherwise your collection of holiday standards isn’t [...]

Out in the country

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:30am

On one historic day last month, 2 country music stars came boldly out of the closet. We chat with Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman about what this step means GREGG SHAPIRO  | Contributing Writer greggshapiro@aol.com Country singer Ty Herndon, who began topping the country music charts nearly 20 years ago, came out publicly as a gay [...]

Keeping the yuletide gay

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

You can be of good queer this Christmas with our rundown of seasonal classics, old & new Christmas is a time for family (and sometimes recovering from family), cheer, alcohol, more alcohol and finding things to do indoors where ugly sweaters are welcome. And there’s no reason you can’t gay it up, whether it’s watching [...]


Posted on 05 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

Our 9th annual guide to gay ski week events across North America in 2015 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The cliché is that gay folks have great bodies they love to show off in the summer with skimpy bikinis. That’s false. Many, many gays also have great bodies they like to cover in ugly [...]

Best Bets • 12-05-14

Posted on 04 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.05 DTC opens its annual good-will extravaganza ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Dallas Theater Center has performed a version of A Christmas Carol almost every year since the late 1970s, and it has become a celebrated December tradition, even when it gets a little untraditional. Last year, DTC’s artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, took his hand [...]