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 […]

Where to get your gay on this month

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

  Fifteen years ago, Uptown Players became Dallas’ first theater company expressly dedicated to producing shows by, about and for North Texas’ LGBT community; five years ago, Uptown started its Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival, a week long of one-acts and cabaret shows set to coincide with Dallas Pride and expand its mission. Three years […]

BOOK REVIEW:The Charm Bracelet

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman (Thomas Dunne 2016) $26; 298 pp.   For every milestone day that Lolly Lindsay had, she received a special gift. Her mother started the tradition by giving Lolly a charm for her bracelet one birthday; that charm, like each to come, signified a dream or a wish, and was […]

Rocks star

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Fuel-efficient, rugged & affordable, the Renegade Trailhawk exudes versaility   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Jeeps are known for being tackle-everything, go-anywhere, win-everything, cross-the-Rubicon kinds of rides. It’s been that way since World War II and continues today with the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Cherokee. But can a little Fiat-based crossover follow in its […]

Cassie Nova • 09-02-16

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:25am

  Haters gonna hate, but not Cassie… at least, not anymore Hello, my babies! I hate to say it, but I use the word “hate” a lot. I say, “Oh my God, I hate him” or “She is so annoying — I hate her.” Well, I have decided that I am really going to work […]