Opera review: ‘Salome’

Posted on 05 Nov 2014 at 1:05pm

The Dallas Opera’s second title of the season is the outrageous Salome. Perhaps the most depraved plot in all opera — and that’s saying something — this retelling of the Bible story is adapted from a German translation of Oscar Wilde’s play. Richard Strauss’ very challenging music only adds to the electrifying story. This lustful [...]

Pet of the Week • 10-31-14

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:55am

Meet April O’Neil, a pretty little girl who came to Operation Kindness from a local city shelter looking for a place to call home. April O’Neil appears to be a miniature wirehaired dachshund mix and has the soft wiry coat of the breed. She is a calm, sweet pup and will make a wonderful new [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

A mind is a terrible thing to waste Hello to all my ghouls and gays! Happy Halloween! Hope your dark holiday has been full of fun and fright (as you can tell from my photo, it’s been hell on me). A few weeks ago, I wrote about feeling stupid. Well, I recently realized something. It’s [...]

Tasting Notes

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

With fall in full swing, lots of foodie events are taking place across the Metroplex. Among the biggies: The North Texas Beer Week launched Halloween and runs through Nov. 9 with restaurants and breweries across the area. One of the central events? HopChef is a national food and wine pariting competition, but it hasn’t made [...]

‘Marriage’ equality

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

Dallas Opera launches its season with Mozart’s delightfully tuneful ‘Figaro’   Mozart’s operas are among the most bankable crowd-pleasers, and Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is no exception. Based on the centerpiece of Beaumarchais’ Figaro Trilogy, Le Nozze has certainly the loveliest music throughout. The story brings back Figaro (baritone Mirco Palazzi, who’s excellent), the wily barber [...]

Instant car-ma

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

  ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The film version of Driving Miss Daisy was one of those delightful confluences of popular appeal and critical acclaim — so pervasively loved that it’s easy to forget it started life as a simple three-character, one-act off-Broadway play. Who does a play about a car, anyway? (Actually, from [...]

Book review: ‘Charity & Sylvia’

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

Born in the midst of the American Revolution, Charity Bryant was destined from the outset to have an interesting life: she was a sickly infant birthed by a sickly mother who died days after Charity entered the world. Before she passed, though, Silence Bryant christened the baby after her spinster-sister, an act that may have [...]

The after-party that roars

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

Don Gaiser’s apres-BTD soiree is more than mere  fun — it’s an essential part  of gay Dallas’ social (and  fundraising!) scene   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Executive Editor Don Gaiser vividly remembers his first Black Tie Dinner in 1987. “I was living in Tyler, but for some strange reason, I got on the Black Tie [...]

Art, in a fashion

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

3 different exhibits, museums, artists and media create an intriguing glimpse into style and beauty ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor New York City has long had a costume museum, but ever since the Dallas Museum of Art put on the w­­­ork of fashion designer Jean-Paul Gautier, local galleries have seen the value in wearable art [...]

‘Horns’ of a dilemma

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Is it possible to recommend people see the worst movie of the year? Kinda   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor To call Horns the worst movie of all time is neither fair nor completely accurate. I have seen thousands of movies, and many hundreds of those were downright terrible. Most of the terrible ones [...]