Best Bets • 07-18-14

Posted on 17 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.18 Campy modern classic musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Jubilee Seymour is a nerd with no game until he nurtures an alien plant bent on world domination and wins the girl and the fame … at a price. The late, great Howard Ashman first teamed with composer Alan Menken for Little Shop of [...]

Pet of the week • 07-11-14

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Meet Boyd, a handsome Terrier Mix who is looking for a home. Boyd is a friendly dog and would be a great companion. He is a smaller size dog that is great for car rides and walks at the park. Come see our sweet Boyd today. Boyd  and other pets are available for adoption from [...]

The hirsute of ape-iness

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:40am

All hail Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Apes;’ animal magnetism sputters in ‘Fur’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor It doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes before you stop thinking, “Wow! What awesome special effects!” and start thinking, “These apes sure are good actors.” Of [...]

‘Queerly Beloved:’ Straight-up lesbian romance

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:35am

Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books 2014) $16.95; 235 pp. There a million reasons to love, each as individual as the lovers. But what if your partner changed? What if it was a big change — like the one in Queerly Beloved? At first, says Diane [...]

The Ultimate sport

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:30am

Gays with flying discs — don’t call them Frisbees — turn a beachside pastime into a serious competition   DAN WOOG  | Contributing Sports Writer So how gay is Frisbee? Pretty gay. It’s a sport — which is actually called “Ultimate” and played with a “disc,” because “Frisbee” is a registered trademark — that has traditionally [...]

Pop rocks

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Matt Palmer’s catchy debut; NPH punks out as Hedwig Stranger than Fiction Matt Palmer From the familiar squeezed-sound opening of “The Break-Up” — the opening track from Matt Palmer’s self-released debut EP — it’s clear he’s adept at those radio-friendly songs that gets your head boppin’ to easy lyrics. That it’s stylistically indistinguishable from the CD’s [...]

Matt, booming

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

Singer-songwriter Matt Palmer gives pop its newest out artist Now that everyone from Adam Lambert to Sam Smith to Frank Ocean to Melissa Etheridge have come out, maybe it has become ho-hum to talk about openly gay pop artists. But when one of them is newcomer Matt Palmer, we decided there was room for another. [...]

A rare person

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:15am

Doc about Hawaiian mahu woman highlights AFFD   Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson didn’t start out as filmmakers, but they certainly have made an impact in the field. They made their first documentary, the Emmy Award-winning Out in the Silence, after they got married in Vancouver and placed a wedding announcement in Wilson’s small-town newspaper [...]

‘Les’ is less… is more

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

Scaled down and modernized, DTC’s ‘Les Miserables’ hits the high notes   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The first image you see in the Dallas Theater Center’s new production of Les Miserables is of orange jumpsuited men being manhandled by black-leather-clad stormtroopers. Is this an Oz-inspired BDSM fantasy or the musical adaptation of a [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 10 Jul 2014 at 11:20pm

More Q&As for Ask a Drag Queen!  Hey, y’all! I’m back — taking a break from summer pool parties and drag shows to answer some of your interesting and entertaining questions. I asked for them, and y’all delivered! I got a butt-load filling my in-box — many from curious Misters asking about the tucking thing [...]