Leap of faith

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:30am

Out composer Joseph Thalken wades into new waters via his collaboration with the Bruce Wood Dance Project   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com You could call Joseph Thalken a late bloomer. Take for instance: He didn’t compose his first piece, which he dubbed “Late Autumn Leaf,” until he was already six years old! […]

For the love of ‘Rotten’

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

Out actor Blake Hammond camps his way through the Middle Ages At age 53, Fort Worth native Blake Hammond has made a career on stage and screen, dividing his work between a long list of television and theater roles. He’s one of the lucky one who — after years of hard work and risk-taking – […]

Comic book heroes

Posted on 09 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

‘Love is Love’ anthology explores the Pulse shooting from the perspective of comic book artists   In the aftermath of the Pulse shooting one year ago this week, countless groups mobilized to show their support — activists to actors, musicians to motivational speakers. Everyone seemed united in doing their part to soothe and explain the […]

Best Bets • 06-09-17

Posted on 08 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday  06.10 Ballet BC closes out TITAS’ season TITAS has had a stellar all-dance season and to cap it all off, one of the best was saved for last. Despite its name, Ballet BC is a all-dance contemporary dance troupe from Vancouver, British Columbia, known for its darkly beautiful and muscular choreography. It’s current tour […]

Ask Howard

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 7:25am

How to do the wrong thing right Double-FF, BDSM, CB-6000, W/S, NSA and K-9: For dear Howard’s audience, such coded abbreviations require no decryption. Honestly, it’s a uniquely amazing pleasure to enjoy a readership engaged so imaginatively in admirable discretions-of-confidentiality — simple, wholesome, good country folk, churchgoing… oh, you filthy, twisted city fuckers! Let’s get […]

Girls, they run the world

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

In a post-Trump age, feminist theater makes a strong comeback — in North Texas, at least — with a trio of current productions   In 1998, local theater artists Pam Myers-Morgan and Linda Marie Ford discovered an astonishing fact: that while 50 percent of the plays published that year were written by women, they represented […]

‘Wind’ blown

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The classic play of science vs. religion deserves a better production than the one at the Kalita Humphreys Theater   Inherit the Wind is one of those works — The Great Gatsby is another — that, for 30 years now, I have read, and reread, and reread again, at irregular intervals, just to remind myself […]

Best Bets • 06-02-17

Posted on 01 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.08 —Sunday 07.02 Send in the clowns! T3 opens ‘A Little Night Music’ With the probable exception of Pacific Overtures, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music is the hardest nut to crack — a chamber musical with a stylized sensibility that can be a hard sell for audiences. Until you let them enjoy the […]

Cassie Nova • 05-26-17

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 7:25am

Hey, y’all. Hope you are all having a wonderful freakin’ day. So last week, as I was leaving to go to work, I saw a pretty big tarantula walking through my back yard. Not a big deal to us — we see three or four each year out here in Midlothian. I grabbed a big […]

Swimsuit Edition 2017

Posted on 26 May 2017 at 7:15am

Homesteading   Work it! Dallas loves its summer pool parties, and everyone likes to show off their bodies in the best looking swimwear and coverups. But you don’t need to be poolside to prove that you can rock a great bikini or trunk. From commuting to yard work, construction to DIY projects, you can look […]