Best Bets • 12-09-16

Posted on 08 Dec 2016 at 10:10pm

Friday 12.09 —Sunday 12.11 Turtle Creek Chorale invites you to A Not So Silent Night The Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual holiday concert is always a mixture of the sacred and the profane, from a moving arrangement of “Silent Night” (a staple) to campy and creative seasonal favorites about Santa Claus and naughty reindeer. This year’s […]

Girl on Girls • 12-02-16

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:35am

Jenny Block learns a lesson about family and politics during holidays I’ve learned a lot of things from my fianceé Robin, but the most recent lesson was the hardest one yet. You see, despite the fact that my (divorced) parents and I don’t agree on everything — including not seeing eye-to eye-on my sister’s and […]

ART ON THE PLATE

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:30am

Not all great works of art are created on canvasses, or in marble, or even on film. Not all are permanent. Some are meant to be savored for all their exquisite beauty briefly, passionately, completely. The experience may be fleeting, but the memories define a life in appreciation. That’s the case of great restaurants. For […]

Making merry

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

Gay artist Kevin Kloppenburg turns paper into hand-crafted art — especially for the holidays SCOTT HUFFMAN Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com For most, the Yuletide season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. For out artist Kevin Kloppenburg, however, every day is Christmas. Throughout the year, his Springfield, Mo., home is filled with baskets of handcrafted cast-paper Santa […]

NOW AT THE DMA

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 7:20am

Several recent exhibitions, planned before the appointment of Agustin Arteaga, are currently on display. Among them: Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, pictured right. The pharoahs’ fascination with felines is explores in the statuary they created to honor cats of all kinds. Culled from holdings from the Brooklyn Museum. Through Jan. 7. Shaken, Stirred, Styled: […]

Best Bets • 12-02-16

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.02 —Saturday 12.24 TBT busts  a nut across North Texas Dallas Theater Center has its Christmas Carol, the Turtle Creek Chorale has its seasonal concert, and the Texas Ballet Theater? Well, of course its holiday tradition is Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The classic, gorgeous ballet returns to both Dallas (Winspear) and Fort Worth (Bass Hall) for […]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:25am

Cassie gives thanks for her pawpaw, and offers some vaping advice Hey, everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you are like me, you can’t get that damn “beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes” song out of your head. If you haven’t already heard gospel singer Shirley Caesar’s song … do not Google it. […]

A Jones for history

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:20am

Legendary AIDS activist Cleve Jones writes the memoir he’s always wanted Activist Cleve Jones has lived an extraordinary life, filled with world-changing friends and figureheads from Harvey Milk to Dustin Lance Black. Portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the Gus Van Sant-directed Milk, Jones founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (the story of which is […]

Best Bets • 11-25-16

Posted on 24 Nov 2016 at 11:10pm

Wednesday 11.30 Pianist Jim Brickman performs holiday music The holidays are as much about music as food — the sounds of the season set the tone for the holidays. And pianist Jim Brickman offers up some of the most soothing and enjoyable of holiday tunes, which he will play in his concert this week at Bass […]

Ask Howard

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:25am

How to do the wrong thing right Yes, that time of the year has rolled around again for all us good, queer Texans to give thanks for how very fortunate we are — LGBT citizens in this grand country of ours, in this colossally diverse, purple-ish state of ours, in this great city of Dallas […]