Scene • 10-02-15

Posted on 01 Oct 2015 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Oct. 2–8: • Alexandre’s: Girls Night Out with Peggy Honea on Friday. Jason Huff on Saturday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. • BJ’s NXS!: Jada Pinkett Fox moves the amateur hot body contest to Wednesdays. • Brick/Joe’s: Ida Mae Watergate hosts Dallas Southern Pride show with Armani Nicole Davenport, Suki, [...]

Best Bets • 10-02-15

Posted on 01 Oct 2015 at 8:00pm

Friday 10.02 —Sunday 11.01 Denise Lee sings the blues … again Is it typecasting or the role of a lifetime? Frankly, we don’t care — we just know that, even though M. Denise Lee has portrayed Billie Holiday in two prior productions of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, we’re happy she’s back in a [...]

Fall foodie fiesta!

Posted on 01 Oct 2015 at 4:00pm

Whet your appetite: October is chock full of foodie fundraisers and functions ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Fall is sort of synonymous with eating: Thanksgiving, Halloween candy, pumpkin spiced lattes, German Oktoberfests. And Dallas hits it full force starting this week. It begins, as it has the past seven years, with Burgers & [...]

Stage review: ‘Matilda’

Posted on 01 Oct 2015 at 1:11pm

The history of kid-lit (and adult literature, for that matter) is populated by stories of neglect, privation and resilience. It makes sense: There’s no drama, really, if the tyke dies at 6 of malaria. From Oliver Twist to Harry Potter, the heroes of these tales are often young boys, but Matilda, the protagonist of novelist [...]

Queer Clips: Francois Ozon’s ‘The New Girlfriend’

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s one you haven’t seen before. Still grieving the death of her BFF Laura, who died shortly after giving birth to a girl, Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) visits Laura’s widower, David (Romain Duris), and finds him wearing Laura’s clothes. David explains he’s always been into cross-dressing, except while he was married to Laura; and whatever he’s [...]

Girl on Girls • 09-25-15

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 at 7:25am

Jenny Block asks: Why do straight couples wanna ‘join’ lesbians? I don’t get it. It happens all of the time, but I still don’t get it. All too often when I tell a straight man, woman or couple that I’m lesbian, I get invited to “join them” or asked if he/she/they can “watch.” Ewww. I [...]

Gay author goes to unsettling depths in story collection

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 at 7:20am

Nothing Looks Familiar by Shawn Syms (Arsenal Pulp Press 2015) $15.95; 184 pp. … And they lived happily ever after. Even today, years after you’ve outgrown fairy tales, those words make you smile. Oh, how you love a happy ending, even though (and maybe because) life doesn’t always work out that way. As a matter [...]

Jeepers Creepers

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 at 6:30am

Donald Fowler’s undertaking in bringing his world premiere musical ‘Creep’ — about Jack the Ripper — to stage taught him about collaboration, creativity … and himself ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor SCENE: It is four months before opening night, and in a nondescript rehearsal space in Addison, Texas, a dozen singers, a rehearsal pianist, [...]

Gay husbandry

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 at 6:15am

‘Polygamist’ Britstar Leona Lewis on her new album, new label and why she keeps so many gay men in her inner circle Leona Lewis is having a moment — a Mariah Carey moment, actually. She’s singing, mimicking the ascending whistle notes that close out Carey’s early-’90s hit “Emotions.” It’s not much — just a few notes, [...]

Fits Dallas to a T

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 at 6:00am

Jason Lising brings a queer sensibility to Bullzerk, the sassy Dalla-centric boutique on Lower Greenville Avenue J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer Since opening in February, Bullzerk — the quirky T-shirt boutique on Lower Greenville Avenue — has been known for its cheeky and clever designs specific to local neighborhoods in and around Dallas. [...]