Twist Dallas at LBG tonight

Let the music play

SuZanne Kimbrell made major tweaks to this latest edition of Twist Dallas. First and foremost, the event moves to Thursday nights, and while this show continues at Lakewood Bar & Grill, she expects that the July show will be in a different venue.

Also, the lineup here is tighter with four performers on the bill (Kimbrell included), but she’s pulled together another eclectic group of performers. Guitarist Natalie Velasquez, David Siuba from Santa Fe and the sultry soul and slick guitar rock of Robinson Hall led by queer vocalist Jackie Hall.

Visual artist Sylwester Zabielski will have his photography and film work on display.

DEETS: Lakewood Bar and Grill, 6340 Gaston Ave., on May 19 at 8 p.m. $10. TwistDallas.com.

—  Rich Lopez

PIC: HRC’s Texas Families PAC contributes $4K to Democrat Bill White’s campaign for governor

John Cramer, Kaylee Harrington, Molly Hanchey and Natalie Amberson

John Cramer and Natalie Amberson from the Human Rights Campaign Texas Families PAC presented a check for $4,000 to the Bill White campaign on Monday, Oct. 25. Kaylee Harrington, a campaign volunteer, and Molly Hanchey, a campaign staff member, accepted the money on behalf of White.

Throughout Texas, the PAC has raised more than $10,000 for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Cramer said although HRC endorses in federal races, it is extremely rare for the organization to endorse a candidate in a statewide election. HRC endorsed White in March.

Cramer said they raised the money hosting wine and cheese parties and through donations made online.

In this week’s paper, White answered several questions from Dallas Voice, calling the LGBT vote “absolutely critical” to his chances of defeating incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

—  David Taffet

Natalie and Mila Liquor Up for Kiss

NATALIE PORTMAN MILA KUNIS X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMTo prepare for their steamy scene in the forthcoming thriller Black Swan, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis knocked back a few shots of tequila, director Darren Aronofslky told The Hollywood Reporter.
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—  John Wright

Query • 08.20.10

What are you doing to beat the heat?

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Jerry Birdwell — “Come and visit Lake Tahoe. Forecast for today is a high of 72.”

Dorian Dean — “Staying in air conditioning, as much as possible and driving up the electric utility’s profit margin.”

Natalie Phillips — “Going to the pool.”

Lisa Rainey — “Our central air went out so we are holed up in the bedroom with a window unit trying to stay cool.”

James Navarrette — “Staying indoors and catching up on ‘True Blood’ episodes.”

Ross Virock — “Drinking lots of water and driving with the top down, not much else I CAN do unless someone has a pool I can hang out by.”

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 20, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens