Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

While 2016 wasn’t a great year for productions across the board, it goes without saying that individual artists continued to do exceptional work, especially the actors who repeatedly put themselves out there, and into the hands of producers, costumers, directors and others, and trust them do make each other look good. A great performance can […]

The power of 5

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 6:30am

Dezman Lehman’s road from closeted Pentecostal church kid to out-and-proud pop singer Dezi 5 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Imagine growing up surrounded by music, but unable to embrace it. Now imagine the same thing, only with your sexual orientation. That’s the background Dezman Lehman faced. Although not reared by his mother, she […]

It’s showtime!

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

The annual flood of Christmas movies is upon us, starring ‘Passengers,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Sing,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Lion’ … and many more The year got off to a slow start for the movies, with only Deadpool, The Jungle Book and The Lobster resonating much, but then things started to look up late summer and early fall. Now […]

Megan Mullally — the gay interview

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

Tip one back for Megan Mullally, who’s making a move to the big screen in Why Him? after a drove of indie roles, including gay-affirming mom Mrs. Van Camp in 2013’s G.B.F., and a variety of TV stints. But when it comes to the small screen, it’s the 58-year-old actress’ eight-year role on the groundbreaking late […]

Best Bets • 12-23-16

Posted on 22 Dec 2016 at 11:10pm

Monday 12.26 Eat, drink and be Mary with ‘Meatball Seance’ We’ve written about actor/performance artist John Michael Colgin in the past — he played the title role in Gilligan’s Fire Island and has explored his own bad habits in several solo shows. But the death of his mom left him feeling a little lost — […]

Ask Howard

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:35am

How to do the wrong thing right The holidays are here again! Yet, from Dear Howard’s viewpoint, precious few of us this year appear to be any happier than we queers were during last year’s holiday season. How does that deliciously foul, annual Christmas ditty favorite go, kids? …Your heart’s an empty hole / Your […]

Best Bets • 12-16-16

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:30am

Tuesday 12.20 Bruce Wood Dance truly creates magic with star-studded cabaret show Anyone who last year attended Mistletoe Magic — the annual cabaret and fundraiser for the Bruce Wood Dance Project — knows that they have hit upon something that truly is magic: Broadway stars Liz Calloway and Hugh Panaro, pianist Joseph Thralken and the […]

HOLIDAY CD: ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

If you were listening to pop music in the late ’70s and early ’80s — or are just a fan of the era — you probably recall a group called The Manhattan Transfer, most famous for their song “The Boy from New York City.” Their sound was a blend of doo-wop and jazz, adult contemporary […]

You ain’t seen nothin’ like the Lady Quins

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Rugby — especially women’s rugby — takes centerfield, and Dallas’ Lady Harlequins is enjoying the moment It seems like every Olympics, whether summer or winter, has its fair share of lesser known sports suddenly coming to the forefront in the midst of the usual fare. Whoa, we all suddenly think collectively as a nation, archery’s […]

Oh, boy!

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Jake Papadakos took a leather title this summer, but it’s the leather community that has given much back to him It is called a collar,” Jake Papadakos, 41, explains of the locked cable he wears looped around his neck. “Technically, it is not my collar. It is my Sir’s collar. It is a symbol of […]