This year's Girls Rock Dallas' annual Spring Fling festival will be held on Sunday at Sue Ellen's bar in Oak Lawn. Although recently listed as one of the "Douchiest Bars in Dallas" by some local blog, this venue offers the perfect environment to channel a metal feel with a less chauvinistic touch.
Doug DavisThe bon voyage crowd at Jack's Back Yard yesterday afternoon.One of the better bars in Dallas to feature live music came to a sudden close last night. Well-located in Oak Cliff, just between the Oak Lawn and Kessler Park neighborhoods, Jack's Back Yard, a re-purposed complex of bu ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsLarry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray on the Southfork Ranch balcony at the November 2008 Dallas cast reunionLarry Hagman's already in Dallas -- downtown, to be specific, where the once and future J.R. Ewing will speak at 11 this morning and again at 2 this afternoon ... More >>
Photos courtesy Scott DornFriend of Unfair Park PeterK directs our attention this morning to a just-posted Flickr set from friend of the show Scott Dorn, a photographer who has spent the last several years documenting this teardown town. Turns out, Scott got a last-minute call late last week from ... More >>
Patrick MichelsJames Gillies and Sharon MacDonald of Scotland were among hundreds of fans who traveled to Southfork in November '08.Back in November 2008 Patrick Michels and I schlepped out to Southfork Ranch for that clusterfudge of a Dallas reunion, for which thousands of people flew in from al ... More >>
We're probably a long ways off from finding out if TNT and Warner Bros. TV plan on shooting their small-screen Dallas remake in Dallas. Which hasn't stopped me from leaving messages all morning for Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, to see if she knows what's what on the heels of ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Screw me. I've been inside Cowboys Stadium a dozen times now and never noticed there wasn't an American flag hanging somewhere. JumboJerry will do that for you. When during the National Anthem the ... More >>
Patrick MichelsLarry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray at Southfork Ranch at the Dallas reunion in November '08Can't believe it -- we get to use our "Ugh, More New About the Dallas Movie" slug again, long after that remake died a slow death some time in '07. Only this time, according to The Ne ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Breathe Carolina (Denver)Hello FascinationI've noticed that when a band ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
What? Wrong Sue Ellen? It seems to have been fairly quiet over in the Cedar Springs strip since we mentioned their apparent identity crisis. But our buddy Rick Espaillat over at Caven just gave us the heads about our favorite lesbian bar, Sue Ellen’s. (Don’t worry, Buddies II, we love you, too. ... More >>
Sue Ellen's on Cedar Springs: not gone, not yet In case you missed the news posted yesterday to our rockin' sister site DC9 at Night, Sue Ellen's ain't closing, contrary to word on the street. The 19-year-old Cedar Springs landmark is merely moving -- when, dunno just yet. But yesterday our upstairs ... More >>
Last week, we mentioned a slight rumor abuzz that legendary lesbian nightspot Sue Ellen's was getting an upgrade. Caven Enterprises announced today that that's pretty much official. As of January 13, Caven closes bar turned two-story dance club, Throckmorton Mining Company to transform it into "a la ... More >>
Cedar Springs isn’t quite the mecca for live music that Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville are, but J.R.’s Bar and Grill is making an attempt to change that just a bit. The strip of gay clubs will probably always be the go-to spot for dance music, drag shows and some pretty worthwhile karaoke but J ... More >>
This is a photo from Ghostbar. Wow, that's surprising, isn't it? Yeah, totally. March is National Women's History Month! How exciting! How important! How this makes me want to employ gratuitous use of exclamation points! Hurrah, women! Despite the fact that we spend a good portion of our lives bleed ... More >>
Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.
I've always wanted to write a book. Maybe there's one in the making--or, rather, the unmaking--of the movie version of Dallas. God knows it'll be better than the film. When it happens. If it happens. Please, sweet baby James, don't ever let it happen. The not happening is so much better. In case you ... More >>
It's been a good long while since we've had any news about the big-screen version of Dallas; I know, sucks, doesn't it? Well, the issue of Entertainment Weekly arriving at subscribers' doorsteps tomorrow has a short item about the movie, which seems to be moving along at a dead snail's pace. Because ... More >>
Razzle Dazzle promises a gay ole time
When straights enter gay bars, all kinds of alarms go off
Richard Curtin, entertainment director, Caven Enterprises
For longtime local music fixture Bucks Burnett, the playing is the thing
Local group gets a gospel sound that's contemporary yet sanctified
Soul Food Cafe tries to take blue-eyed soul to another level