Girljam 17 at Sue Ellens

These photos were shot by DV contributor Chuck Dube during Girljam 17 on May 30 at Sue Ellens. To see more of Dube’s work, visit his website.

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—  Dallasvoice

DVtv: DPD Chief David Brown at Sue Ellens

New Dallas Police Chief David Brown appeared Thursday afternoon at a forum put together by the Cedar Springs Merchants Association, the Dallas Tavern Guild, and the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. About 50 people attended the forum on the second floor of lesbian bar Sue Ellens, where Brown pledged his support for and desire to work more closely with the LGBT community. Among other things, Brown committed to appearing in the annual gay Pride parade. Have a look.

—  John Wright

Police Chief David Brown to meet with LGBT community next Thursday at Sue Ellens

In Friday’s Voice you can read my recap of new Dallas Police Chief David Brown’s recent comments concerning an anti-gay hate crime in Oak Lawn. (You can also watch the video here). And late Thursday night crime watch leader Nancy Weinberger sent along word that Brown will meet with Oak Lawn business owners, residents and others at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at Sue Ellens. It sounds as if Brown is serious about reaching out to the LGBT community, which is a good thing.

—  John Wright

Comedian Shann Carr plans to perform tonight at Sue Ellen's — whether they know it or not

Thanks to Hardy Haberman, I hear that Shann Carr is heading to Dallas tonight to perform stand-up. According to the tour dates on her site, she’s set to play Dallas May 15, but according to Haberman’s Twitter feed, she’s showing up tonight at Sue Ellen’s in her pink RV. The thing is, she doesn’t seem to have an official gig lined up here.

Let’s play it out.

I read this Haberman tweet first – “Shann Carr is going to show up at Sue Ellens tonight as a SURPRISE! Be there, I predict fun & fireworks!In response, I asked Haberman and Caven’s Rick Espaillat what the deal was. Espaillat told me this was news to him unless she’s just going to partake in tonight’s karaoke at Sue Ellen’s. Haberman was kind enough to send me the note Carr had sent him. The e-mail mentioned, “I thought we had a gig at Sue Ellen’s but they bagged on us. So we’re taking our pink and blue rhinestone RV down there tonight to show ‘em what they’re missing. We’ll be there around 8. Anybody wanna meet us there? ”

And that’s all I got for now, folks. I put in a call to Carr this afternoon but have yet to hear back. However, her tour poster and postcards mention it as the filming of a comedy/reality series. See after the jump.

If anything, I’d stick close to Sue Ellen’s tonight for perhaps some guerrilla comedy going on. Just look for the big pink RV.

—  Rich Lopez

Church goes 'Glee'-like at Sue Ellen's

Cathedral of Hope’s Rev. Dawson Taylor is thinking out of the box and out of the church with his new series, “The Gospel According to Glee.” He’ll be taking his sermons to Sue Ellen’s Vixen Lounge tomorrow night at 7:15. The Facebook notice says, “This is going to be a fun and insightful series that examines the premise of the show that ‘Will is determined to do whatever it takes to make Glee great again’ and how that applies to our lives each day.”

Along with tomorrow night’s service, singer Anton Shaw will be there and Voices of Hope will perform music from the show.This could be kind of a blast. Although, please refrain from using the bar.

This notice is timed perfectly with our news editor’s recent Facebook update: John Wright is not very gleeful about Glee starting again. I guess someone needs to get him to the church on time.

—  Rich Lopez

Dallas Lesbian Festival announced

I just saw the word that Sue Ellen’s will be hosting its third Dallas Lesbian Festival on Sunday, April 25. More details to come but the main deets are pretty much all in the event flyer below. Or you can get a better look at it here.

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—  Rich Lopez

Concert Notice: God-des and She to play Sue Ellen's Mar. 12

I just received a Facebook invite to catch the God-des and She concert at Sue Ellen’s next month. I was excited to hear the duo was heading back this way. The lesbian hip-hop/vocalist team sounded just as excited about hitting the venue according to their site. They’ve played here before but never at Sue Ellen’s.

Our FIRST time EVER playing Sue Ellen’s everyone. This bar is HOT and we LOVE our fans in Dallas. Spread the word about the show!!!

They play Mar. 12 at 10 p.m. Visit here for more information.

I’ve always thought their song, “Love You Better,” should have been an actual radio hit, but, what do I know? Here’s the video.

—  Rich Lopez

Kristy Lee at Sue Ellen's Jan. 22

Sue Ellen’s has hosted some pretty great shows in the past few weeks. Eric and the Adams, Patrice Pike and Kristy Lee have all swung by the venue in recent weeks to show us their stuff. If I don’t make it out then I’m always on the lookout for video footage of the show. Finally came across a few videos of Kristy Lee’s show last Friday. She’s looking awfully red glad someone out there caught it.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Kristy Lee to play Sue Ellen's main stage Jan. 22

Seems like the lady musicians are loving on North Texas. I just saw Sue Ellen’s is bringing in musician Kristy Lee all the way from Mobile, AL. for an exclusive concert on the main floor of the club. This comes just off the heels off this show. The alt-folk musician plays up the Pensacola Pride events every spring and now we get a chance to check her out for ourselves.

The show is 18 and up and scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. Just don’t confuse her with American Idol contestant Kristy Lee Cook. That would be a huge mistake.

—  Rich Lopez

Sue Ellen's announces Girl Jam 16

OK, I can’t really say it’s an announcement as much as I just stumbled across it. The mini-palooza of local acts will take place over Labor Day weekend. I’d say more but it’s pretty much all on the flyer. However, if you haven’t caught The Bright by now, make it a point to do so here. The indie pop-rock outfit is pretty solid and lead singer Julie Lange has the charisma and voice to be a big star. They’re almost there. Songs from their “Lucid Dreams” 2008 release have been featured on the MTV show, “The Hills.”

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—  Rich Lopez