Billy Masters • 01-30-15

Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 11:30pm

Even in death, Whitney creates buzz While I was in Fort Lauderdale, John Travolta was chatting up a stranger in a Planet Fitness in Ocala, Fla. At 3 a.m., Justin Jones thought he’d work out in an empty gym when a familiar-looking bald man approached him (coincidentally, I met Kirby in kind of a gym). [...]

Best Bets • 01-30-15

Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.30 ‘Everest’ premiere at Dallas Opera Dallas Opera continues its season with two mountaintop works — one, the fourth act of the classic La Wally, is set in the Alps, but the second is a world premiere work about the doomed Mt. Everest expedition of 1996. The amazing set (and bearish climbers) is just [...]

Scene • 01-30-15

Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Jan. 30–Feb. 5: Alexandre’s: Kristen Majors and Matt Barron at 10 p.m. on Friday. Carlos Saenz at 10 p.m. on Saturday. So Strung Out with Spencer West at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Best Friends Club: J.D. Swisher hosts Fun Day starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday benefiting Wounded Warriors. [...]

Guinea pygmalion

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:25am

It’s 1879, Victoria is in her 42nd year on the throne (and still has more than 20 years to go), the British Empire is at its height, the Industrial Age has led to new technologies and the upper-classes are delighted to claim the world for their own. It is inconceivable they will not dominate culture [...]

AT THE MOVIES: ‘2 Days,’ ‘Humbling’

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

Jennifer Aniston is still getting sympathy for being passed over for an Oscar nom for Cake (see my review), but if you want to do a side-by-side comparison to the woman regarded as taking her slot, check out Marion Cotillard, pictured, in Two Days, One Night. She plays a woman destined to lose her job, [...]

I got pain

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

2 new releases, ‘Still Alice’ and ‘Cake,’ plumb the psychology of illness ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I’m just gonna say it: Jennifer Aniston was robbed. Sure, when news broke last month that she had been nominated for a SAG Award and a Golden Globe (for best actress in a drama, no less!), a [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:30pm

Love me, love my animals I have been bitching a lot recently. I have complained about the youth of today, the lack of great quality music and my feet hurting — just your general “things that annoy me” stuff. Well not this week. This week I am only going to talk about awesome things, like [...]

Best Bets • 01-23-15

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.23 ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ gets concert performance Lyric Stage’s latest production is one of the most popular musicals of the golden age of Broadway, Irving Berlin’s rarely-seen Annie Get Your Gun. The high-kicking Western-themed comedy features classic songs (“There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do”), presented as they were originally [...]

Scene • 01-23-15

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Jan. 23–29: Alexandre’s: Jason Huff at 10 p.m. on Friday. Bad Habits at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Mi Diva Loca at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Lala Johnson at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Best Friends Club: Caress Riata and Celeste Martinez host Sweet Dreams are Made of the 80s with [...]

Long road home

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

Dallasite’s memoir of growing up gay as a minister’s daughter is a powerful and harrowing tale of abuse, rejection … and, ultimately, forgiveness TAMMYE NASH  | Managing Editor The First Stone: A Gay Daughter’s Survival in a Religious World, by Samiel Kalin (Canyonwalker Press 2014) $19.95, 193 pp. If you grew up in the American [...]