Putting the ‘X’ in Xmas

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

‘Tis the season for satirist John Waters’ new holiday show ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com It is possible that John Waters is the most misunderstood man in America whom everyone thinks they have all figured out. Consider this: The man who helped make drag queens mainstream is so over Halloween. “Halloween used to be […]

Wicked ally

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

Longtime LGBT advocate Kristin Chenoweth, on ‘Hairspray,’ the fan she saved and the chance of an Idina reunion Before celebrated soprano Kristin Chenoweth morphed into a mélange of nice and naughty personalities both onstage and onscreen, from Galinda in Wicked in 2003 to her forthcoming role as Velma Von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! on […]

McQueen & the prince of ‘Empire’

Posted on 18 Mar 2016 at 7:25am

Jussie Smollett meets ‘Alien,’ and the fashion designer’s biopic gets underway Jussie Smollett in “out”-er space. You see him being cute and musically talented on Empire, as he implores his homophobic father to love him, possibly to will him that vast record industry fortune. But the next time you see out actor Jussie Smollett in […]

Queer Locals: The Party Planners

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 7:30am

Blake Baker, Wayne Davis, Donna Dumae: Helping folks have fun for charity ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor All of Dallas loves a party, and gay Dallas all but lives for them. Swimsuit season? Pool parties aplenty. Christmas and New Year’s? We know how to don our gay apparel like nobody’s business. Even the fall […]

Other Queer Locals of Note

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 7:20am

 As we select our LGBT Texan of the Year, we also want to acknowledge some of the local folks who helped define 2014 for us on the cultural side — people who often don’t get the recognition they deserve, those who made an impact on the discussion and those who simply made North Texan a […]

Queer Local: Jonathan Pell

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:30am

 As we select our LGBT Texan of the Year, we also want to acknowledge some of the local folks who helped define 2014 for us on the cultural side — people who often don’t get the recognition they deserve, those who made an impact on the discussion and those who simply made North Texan a […]

Queer Local: Angel Velasco

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:15am

 As we select our LGBT Texan of the Year, we also want to acknowledge some of the local folks who helped define 2014 for us on the cultural side — people who often don’t get the recognition they deserve, those who made an impact on the discussion and those who simply made North Texan a […]

Year in review: people • Queer locals

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 6:30am

We continue our look back at ’13 with a list of the people in North Texas arts and culture who helped define the year Every year, we start thinking not only about the things and events, but the people who helped define the year for us. For good or bad, we will forever equate 2013 […]

The scoop

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 10:45am

Billie Jean, zombies and HBO’s Prop 8 movie Prop 8: The Movie. First it was a horrible ballot initiative designed to strip marriage rights away from California’s LGBT community. Then it was a parody YouTube musical with an all-star cast. Then it was a play from Dustin Lance Black based on court transcripts. Then it […]

The year in entertainment: Queer locals of 2012

Posted on 04 Jan 2013 at 8:00am

Every year, we start thinking not only about the things and events, but the people who helped define the year for us. Like ’em or not, good or bad, we will forever equate 2012 with what these North Texans brought to the table. — Arnold Wayne Jones Bruce Wood,  master of the dance In 2012, […]