Ask Howard

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:45am

How to do the wrong thing right   Always, I receive loads upon multiple loads of various “size” questions — way too many to answer them all. And for mysterious, unfathomable reasons, most all of your measurement questions, dear readers, come at me as the seasons first begin to change; hence, with the “official” arrival […]

Best Bets • 09-23-16

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Friday 09.23 — Sunday 10.22 Dallas Theater Center shows a more colorful take on the Old West with the world-premiere musical ‘Bella’ We all know what the Old West was like — white cowboys and blond milkmaids whooping it up in saloons. Only that’s not the Old West — there were African-Americans out there, too, […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Well-traveled, handsome Kevin Luna will forever call Dallas home Name and age: Kevin Luna, 34. Occupation: Massage therapist and student Spotted at: Kalachandji’s on Gurley Avenue Rolling stone: Born in Lubbock to an Italian/Spanish father and a Mexican mother, this handsome Cancer spent his first 17 years there until he moved to Denver to be […]

In defense of sap

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

Often maligned as cheesy, ‘Camelot’ remains a solid, satisfying musical ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Camelot has long been the reputable musical that it’s completely permissible to shit on. It enjoyed a healthy initial two-year run, opening just weeks after JFK was elected and closing less than a year before his assassination, and its […]

Putting the ‘butch’ in Butcher

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Lesbian comedian Rhea Butcher is having a moment It’s an exciting time to be Rhea Butcher. She co-starring with real-life wife (and fellow standup) Cameron Esposito in the very meta Take My Wife, a just-released webseries on the online pay service Seeso, where she plays the wife of … Cameron Esposito. And she just dropped […]

You go, twirlfriend!

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

It took decades, but baton master Bobe McBride has pursued his dream JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer About 30 years ago, when Bobe McBride was in middle school, he played trombone in the marching band, positioned right behind the majorettes, their batons flashing and glinting in the sun as the majorettes twirled and tossed them. […]

Girl on Girls

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 8:00am

Jenny Block doubles down on the games people play when dating It sounds really simple. And it is. And it isn’t. So many people wonder why they can’t meet someone great — someone smart and sweet and honest and funny and kind who they’re attracted to. I have a philosophy about that. It’s all the […]

PYT: Pretty, young, troubled

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

The sad parallel lives – and close personal friendship – of Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor Almost from the moment she was born, Elizabeth Taylor’s life was, as Donald Bogle relates, “like something of a fairy tale.” She was a beautiful child who grew up to be a beautiful young woman with a mother who […]

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 […]

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 […]