‘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 [...]

Grief & love

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

A heartbreaking novel of loss, and a how-to guide for parents  of gay children  All I Love and Know by Judith Frank (Wm. Morrow 2014) $27. 432 pp. It wasn’t until they were mid-flight to Tel Aviv that Matt Greene had time to process the phone call that came the day before. He remembered dully [...]

Carolina honey

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

With same-sex marriage legal there, Asheville, N.C., soars as a destination If you’ve been keeping up with the country’s most buzzed-about hipster destinations of late, you’ve probably heard of places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore. Also mentioned in that mix is Asheville. This small mountain metropolis in western North Carolina has long been ­­­, [...]

Criminal minds

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ on a spree; Lulu Ward kills Tennessee ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Should we be concerned that Dallas is best known for a presidential assassin, a ruthless oil baron named Ewing, a pair of Depression-Era gangsters and now the Ebola virus? Well, J.R. is dead, Bill O’Reilly has killed Kennedy [...]

Sound investment

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:35am

After years of trying, Chevy Sonic finally scores with barnstorming compact CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com With the Sonic, Chevrolet went from worst to first in the sub-compact segment. Finally, after decades of trying, a small car with big bowtie badges was leading the pack instead of being embarrassed by it. Through the first [...]

Cassie Nova

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:30am

It’s Halloween, when all you bitches can get your drag on! It is my favorite time of year: Time for haunted houses, cooler weather and girls (and twinks!) dressed in their sluttiest costumes. I swear, y’all turn anything into a “ho” costume. Last year, I saw a slutty Chucky, Freddy Kruger in a thong and [...]

Book review: ‘Male Sex Work and Society’

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

When most people think of sex workers, female prostitutes come to mind. There is evidence, however — explored in Male Sex Work and Society (Harrington Park Press, 2014) — that the World’s Oldest Profession may have had practitioners of both sexes all along. It’s widely accepted that ancient Greek and Roman men took younger males [...]

TASTING NOTES

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

October is National Seafood Month, and Dish is celebrating with a selection that includes bay scallops, halibut, gulf shrimp, day boar rockfish, west coast oysters and wild striped bass, served with seasonable vegetables. Visit Dish-Dallas.com for make a reservation. The Dallas Farmers Market has announced that four restaurants and a coffee shop will be anchors [...]