Dallas Voice’s Tuesday Big Movie lineup at the Magnolia Theatre

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 10:40am

Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre’s weekly Big Movie New Classic Series, sponsored by Dallas Voice, screens a different classic film each Tuesday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. This quarter’s lineup is filled with amazing Oscar winners: Aug. 9: Now, Voyager. One of Bette Davis’ best weepers, a masterful romance with Paul Henreid lighting two cigarettes with one match. […]

Cassie Nova • 07.22.16

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

Cassie gives advice to the ladies! Hello, beautiful people! I am so glad you all have taken a moment from playing Pokémon GO to read this. Although I myself do not play yet, I did love the cartoon back in the day. As a matter of fact, I had a Pomeranian named after a Pokémon. […]

Everyone’s a critic

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:36am

Uptown Players’ farce ‘It’s Only a Play’ lets fly a whirlwind of laughter ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com “I don’t read reviews.” Oh, how many times I’ve heard that one. Almost as many as my reviews have been excerpted, or I’ve been thanked for my kind comments, or excoriated for my “jackass” opinions. […]

With ‘Six’ you get Cantone

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:25am

Comedian Mario Cantone brings his inimitable outlook to ‘Page Six TV’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Summer is usually a black hole for original TV programming, but if you’ve tuned into the broadcast networks this past week, chances are you’ve seen a show with Mario Cantone. First, he was a celebrity guest on […]

Oscar winner Mo’Nique shows her funny side in standup act

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:20am

Those who only know Mo’Nique from her Oscar-winning performance in Lee Daniels’ Precious or her sad turn in Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird have overlooked her talents as a gifted comedienne. In addition to her eponymous sitcom and a syndicated radio show, she was also one of the headliners of the concert movie The Queens of Comedy. […]

Best Bets • 07.22.16

Posted on 21 Jul 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.22 Who will be the new Miss Gay Texas? Last week, we wrote about Asia O’Hara, pictured, and her term as the current Miss Gay Texas America coming to an end. Well, tonight, following three nights of preliminaries, we find out who will reign. And hey, it beats what’s going on in Cleveland. DEETS: […]

Scene • 07.22.16

Posted on 21 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of July 22–28: • Alexandre’s: Ashleigh Smith on Friday. Jason Huff and the Ignition on Saturday. Wayne Smith on Sunday. K-Marie on Tuesday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. Ilumin on Thursday. • BJ’s NXS!: Christmas in July began with the tree lighting and continues with a Pajama Party at 9 p.m. […]

Tasting notes

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:35am

Unless you’re a Walloon, you probably don’t know that July 21 is Belgian Independence Day. Why is that important? Because Meddlesome Moth marks the occasion by designating July 18–22 Belgian Beer Week at the Design District gastropub. Each day will feature a different tapping of unique or interesting beers (from pale ales to sours), as […]

Why Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ matters

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:30am

Everyone has their own theory about Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Is it about her marriage to Jay Z? Her father’s infidelity? America’s pervasive racism and its wrenching consequence: the slaughtering of innocent blacks? Is it about Orlando now? Could be. Though the complexities are rich and thought-provoking, Lemonade simply represents resilience. Inspired by Bey’s grandmother-in-law, it’s about […]

Maddening man

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:25am

Cheyenne Jackson CD shows vocal chops, but stumbles on song selection ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Judges on shows like American Idol often disparage singers by saying their voices are “too cabaret,” or “too Broadway.” It’s a puzzling criticism, because it’s no criticism at all. Broadway and cabaret are incredibly important and successful […]