Billy Masters

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 at 8:00am

Bette’s regrets: No duet with Babs Kickstarter seems to have become a godsend for both new and established artists to fund their projects. Openly gay country singer Steve Grand — who just appeared at Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner last week, pictured — was looking for $81,000 for his CD All American Boy. By the deadline, [...]

The return of the Prince

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:25am

Anne Rice’s latest installment in the Vampire Chronicles brings her characters into the (technological) light Prince Lestat by Anne Rice, (2014, Alfred A. Knopf), $29; 464 pp. It had been 12 years since I last picked up a new addition to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series (I somehow missed 2003’s Blood Canticle), so when the [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 7:20am

Cassie introduces a new feature: Her Random Thoughts. Be afraid Hi-ho, everybody! Last weekend, after my show in the Rose Room, a guy cornered me and said, “I would love to know the things that run through your brain.” I asked what he meant. He just looked at me and laughed and said, “Cuz you [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:35am

Jane divorces, Lance ties the knot   Anytime I get to write about Nichelle Nichols, I’m in heaven … literally. The original Uhura was flying from Los Angeles to Providence where she was slated to appear at Rhode Island Comic Con. Nichelle was traveling with a blond guy who was described as her assistant (he’s [...]

Drive! 2014: The Goldilocks effect

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

Some pickup trucks are powerhouses, some are sporty … and some are just right CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Trucks are like a certain nursery rhyme where one is too small, one is too large, but right in the middle, one is just right. Of course, some of us prefer smaller bowls of porridge or [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

A mind is a terrible thing to waste Hello to all my ghouls and gays! Happy Halloween! Hope your dark holiday has been full of fun and fright (as you can tell from my photo, it’s been hell on me). A few weeks ago, I wrote about feeling stupid. Well, I recently realized something. It’s [...]

Tasting Notes

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

With fall in full swing, lots of foodie events are taking place across the Metroplex. Among the biggies: The North Texas Beer Week launched Halloween and runs through Nov. 9 with restaurants and breweries across the area. One of the central events? HopChef is a national food and wine pariting competition, but it hasn’t made [...]

‘Marriage’ equality

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

Dallas Opera launches its season with Mozart’s delightfully tuneful ‘Figaro’   Mozart’s operas are among the most bankable crowd-pleasers, and Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is no exception. Based on the centerpiece of Beaumarchais’ Figaro Trilogy, Le Nozze has certainly the loveliest music throughout. The story brings back Figaro (baritone Mirco Palazzi, who’s excellent), the wily barber [...]

Instant car-ma

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

  ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The film version of Driving Miss Daisy was one of those delightful confluences of popular appeal and critical acclaim — so pervasively loved that it’s easy to forget it started life as a simple three-character, one-act off-Broadway play. Who does a play about a car, anyway? (Actually, from [...]

Dallas Travel & Adventure Show this weekend

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

  Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to play a vacation. Indeed, when it begins to get cold you can head toward warmer climates, or find a great snowy destination to ski or board to your heart’s content. But where makes sense for you? The 5th annual Dallas [...]