The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

18 Feb 19
Musings in Pop Culture & Pedagogy

ACT II: Judges Ready? When I was in high school, I was captain of the drama club. Not theatre. Drama! Anger! Angst! But I was also in theatre and forensics, which are gateway drugs to drama. Ask your typical teenager, “What’s forensics?” and she’ll reply, “Crime scene investigation.” Ask the same question to a gay […]

18 Feb 19
Nerd News Now

Happy birthday Becky Ann Baker, born February 17, 1953. Becky Ann Baker, formerly known as Betty Gelke, is a television, film, and stage actress from Fort Knox, Kentucky, who played the Nechani guide in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Sacred Ground”. Baker has also made guest appearances on L.A. Law, Frasier, Sex and the City, […]

15 Feb 19
ZAZReviews

While I am sure we are all still gooped that Manila did not make it all the way, tonight is the finale for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4. Here are my final thoughts on each queen before we crown our winner: Naomi Smalls This queen stole my heart back when she walked in legs […]

15 Feb 19
Hack's Back Pages

Periodically, I use this space to pay homage to artists who I believe are worthy of focused attention — artists with an extraordinary, influential, consistently excellent body of work and/or a compelling story to tell.  In this essay, I examine the 50-year career of a woman who has managed to shine in multiple disciplines:  songwriting, […]

15 Feb 19
The Unabashed Autist

I’m preparing to embark on a project with M, soon.  We’re going to design and build a miniature version of our dream house.  We’re still negotiating the materials.  (You know I want to use 3D printers. 😉)  M insists the final design must be as detailed and tactile as possible without spending a small fortune.  […]

11 Feb 19
Nerd News Now

Remembering Burt Reynolds, born February 11, 1936 and passed away September 6, 2018. Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. wasan American actor, director, producer and former American football player. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965) and Dan August (1970–1971). His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). […]

06 Feb 19
Ed B on Sports

Lois Nettleton was a versatile and accomplished actress who appeared on stage, in films and on TV during her long career. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant contest winner was born in Oak Park, Illinois. She joined a community theatre at the age of eleven and first appeared on local radio and television. […]

05 Feb 19
EW.com

In describing Dolly Parton, songwriter-producer Linda Perry likened her to the sun: “She will shine on every part of your body and lift you up.” A lively Parton shared that warmth with an intimate crowd at the Grammy Museum — and a larger audience watching the livestream online — during a “town hall” discussion at […]

05 Feb 19

The Grammy Museum is “a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music”. Last week, I was invited to the Downtown Los Angeles Grammy Museum for a super special, sneak peek of their fabulous new exhibition. When I heard about this new exhibition, I literally felt like it […]

04 Feb 19
Life, The Universe, and Everything

It’s 4:15 AM, the beeper has gone off five times since midnight so I might as well accept the fact that there’s not going to be any sleep tonight. I would have a crazy call night on the only night I have off from the theater this week. Ah well, such is life. If I’m […]

31 Jan 19
wellblessourhearts

“I couldn’t be a ballerina now. I’m too top heavy. I have a hard enough time balancin’ these things now without gettin’ on my toes!” — Miss Mona Stanley (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) That might not be the first quote that comes to your mind when you think about balance, but stick with me […]

30 Jan 19
B+ Movie Blog

So what we do here each year as a warm up for the Oscars is, I break down each of the 24 categories. The idea is to both familiarize everyone with the category and its history. I look at what the major trends are throughout the past bunch of years, how the precursors tend to […]

25 Jan 19
Ordinary Time

Larry L. King, “The Book on Willie Morris,” Texas Monthly, May 2001 https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-book-on-willie-morris/ Everybody thought they knew him. Few truly did. Willie Weaks Morris was a man of many parts. Some did not mesh with the others. The private Willie Morris—the brooder, the loner, the man who could lose himself in sleep because wakefulness was […]

24 Jan 19
East Midlands Theatre.

INTERNATIONAL SMASH HIT GHOST THE MUSICAL RETURNS TO THE UK UNCHAINED AND REIMAGINED, THE MUSICAL PRODUCTION BASED ON THE MUCH-LOVED MOVIE MASTERPIECE WILL TOUR FROM JANUARY 2019 COMING TO CURVE 29 JAN – 2 FEB Bill Kenwright’s ‘BEAUTIFUL’ and ‘SPECTACTULAR’ production of GHOST – THE MUSICAL returns to the UK in 2019, following a spectacular […]