Tegan & Sara & Lori, oh my!

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 6:00am

Fascinating new CDs from 4 queer faves   Lori McKenna, The Bird & the Rifle. Music Row’s renowned wordsmith Lori McKenna doesn’t exactly bury this casual burn, but still, you might miss it. You might because Lori McKenna’s exceptional 10th studio album teems with lines that sear and stick; that’s just what happens when you’re […]

Best Bets • 09-09-16

Posted on 08 Sep 2016 at 11:10pm

Thursday 09.15 — Sunday 09.25 TeCo’s gay play fest starts Both TeCo Theatrical Productions and Uptown Players are host gay Pride play fests this month, with TeCo getting started a day early with its lineup of six short (under 20 minutes) queer-themed plays. Audiences get to vote on their favorites, and first, second and third-place […]

Cookout fundraiser Burgers & Burgundy moves to Trinity Groves

Posted on 07 Sep 2016 at 8:23am

Burgers & Burgundy for its 8th year will move to the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, the walkway connecting Calatrava’s “Large Marge” with the Trinity Groves development in West Dallas

Theater critics forum bestows annual honors

Posted on 06 Sep 2016 at 10:00am

Theater critics forum bestows annual honors

My chemical romance

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Love, laughter, lyrics get ‘Toxic’ at Uptown   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor There’s a sick, delicious history of turning unlikely stories into stage musicals. From The Rocky Horror Show to Little Shop of Horrors (riffing on sci-fi) to Avenue Q (the profanitizing of children’s television), the tradition of twisting camp sources into even […]

Where to get your gay on this month

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

  Fifteen years ago, Uptown Players became Dallas’ first theater company expressly dedicated to producing shows by, about and for North Texas’ LGBT community; five years ago, Uptown started its Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival, a week long of one-acts and cabaret shows set to coincide with Dallas Pride and expand its mission. Three years […]

BOOK REVIEW:The Charm Bracelet

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman (Thomas Dunne 2016) $26; 298 pp.   For every milestone day that Lolly Lindsay had, she received a special gift. Her mother started the tradition by giving Lolly a charm for her bracelet one birthday; that charm, like each to come, signified a dream or a wish, and was […]

Rocks star

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Fuel-efficient, rugged & affordable, the Renegade Trailhawk exudes versaility   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Jeeps are known for being tackle-everything, go-anywhere, win-everything, cross-the-Rubicon kinds of rides. It’s been that way since World War II and continues today with the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Cherokee. But can a little Fiat-based crossover follow in its […]

Cassie Nova • 09-02-16

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

  Haters gonna hate, but not Cassie… at least, not anymore Hello, my babies! I hate to say it, but I use the word “hate” a lot. I say, “Oh my God, I hate him” or “She is so annoying — I hate her.” Well, I have decided that I am really going to work […]

Best Bets • 09-02-16

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Friday 09.09 — Sunday 09.11 Musical star Megan Hilty teams up with DSO Die-hard theater queens probably first remember hearing the name Megan Hilty when she took over the role of Glinda (created by Kristen Chenoweth) in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She’s since gone on to star in 9 to 5, Noises Off (a […]