Band practice

Posted on 30 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

For National Pride Month, a checklist of the queer musicians you should be fanboying over When someone asks you who your favorite gay band is, what do you usually answer? Culture Club? Indigo Girls? Queen (led by gay Freddie Mercury)? Fanny? Judas Priest (led by gay leather-clad Rob Halford)? R.E.M. (led by gay Michael Stipe)? […]

Best Bets • 06-30-17

Posted on 29 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.30 – Sunday 07.23 Wanna see a theatrical ‘Disaster?’ We’ve got a recommendation In the 1970s, disaster movies were da bomb… sometimes literally. Earthquakes, tidal waves, hotel fires, bees, bombers and volcanoes were everywhere. Queer pals Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick loved those films as only gay men can and came up with Disaster!, […]

A Couple of Guys • 06-30-17

Posted on 29 Jun 2017 at 10:10pm

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 30, 2017.

Help set a Guinness World Record… by showing up in Frida Kahlo drag

Posted on 28 Jun 2017 at 10:03am

An exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art featuring the works of Mexican avant garde artists including Frida Kahlo is setting attendance records already. But there’s another record you can be a part of. Frida Kahlo — famed for self-portraits placing her in traditional Mexican garb, and often showing proudly her proto-moustache — was born […]

‘Ann,’ frankly

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Linda Leonard transforms into the  firebrand guv The current production of Ann, about firebrand Texas Gov. Ann Richards, begins with the actual video of her infamous keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Then actress Linda Leonard walks onstage to take over, and I’ll be damned if there aren’t several moments (especially if you […]

Cassie Nova • 06-23-17

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Hello, my lovelies! Run! Run for your lives! The oppressive heat of Texas summer is here, and it turns me into a recluse for most of the day. My vampire instincts take over in the cool darkness of my house. I hiss at the brightness of the day knowing I should endure a little sunshine […]

Cast, away!

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:15am

The most recent B’way season’s hits & misses … of cast recordings ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor While you wouldn’t necessarily call original cast recordings of Broadway musicals “queer music,” let’s face it: That’s the target audience. And we’re living in a mini-Golden Age of soundtracks to big stage musicals. It wasn’t always […]

Tweens these days

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

From diverse families to trans teens, it’s hit-or-miss time in children’s lit The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono (Arthur A. Levine Books 2017) $17.99; 320 pp. Nine-year-old Sumac Lottery knew that her family was unique. It was no big deal, though; that’s what happens when a man from the Yukon […]

Best Bets • 06-23-17

Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday  06.23 – Sunday  07.25 Danielle Georgiou’s ‘Donkey Beach’ promises to kick ass The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group isn’t just a “dance group” at all. What they do is more meta-theater, combining music, spoken word and, of course, movement in creative and artistic ways — usually addressing issues like sex, identity and just having fun. And […]

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday

Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 9:55am

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday