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Review: ‘Hairspray’ is all the joyful noise you expect it to be

There’s no real need to dive deep into Hairspray. Not to take away from its story and message or its award-winning legacy, but the glory about the musical is its pure joy. Hairspray opened last Tuesday at Music Hall presented by Broadway Dallas and on Wednesday night, the upbeat music, the strong performances and bright colors were a welcome respite from the heat and — heck — the world even. The enthusiastic audience cheered from curtains up to curtains down and with the...

Resource Center names new chief development officer

Resource Center named Clayton Hollingsworth as chief development officer. As CDO, Hollingsworth will be responsible for developing and executing fundraising strategies, maintaining relationships with existing donors and cultivating a network of funders to sustain and grow the organization. Clayton is a native of Dallas and earned a B.A. in political science from SMU, and an M.B.A. from Northwood University. He has spent his career life as a fundraiser and has 14 years in executive leadership...

Review: ‘Hairspray’ is all the joyful noise you expect it to be

There’s no real need to dive deep into Hairspray. Not to take away from its story and message or its award-winning legacy, but the glory about the musical is its pure joy. Hairspray opened last Tuesday at Music Hall presented by Broadway Dallas and on Wednesday night, the upbeat music, the strong performances and bright colors were a welcome respite from the heat and — heck — the world even. The enthusiastic audience cheered from curtains up to curtains down and with the...

Navigating the intimacy of gay-straight friendships

True intimacy isn’t only sexual I walked through the crowd at DC’s Capital Pride on June 8 as groups were lining up to set off on the Pride parade. Walking down a crowded side street, I saw one of the loveliest men in town, a straight ally. He greeted me warmly, hugged me, and kissed me on the cheek. I thought happily, how times have changed! Despite the risk we now face of legal setbacks from a right-wing Supreme Court, the greater social and cultural acceptance LGBTQ people have won is...

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The shooter who killed 5 at a Colorado LGBTQ+ club pleads guilty to 50 federal hate crimes

COLLEEN SLEVIN |  Associated Press DENVER — The shooter who killed five people and injured 19 others at an LGBTQ club that was a refuge in the conservative city of Colorado Springs pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes and was sentenced to 55 life terms in prison on Tuesday, June 18, but once again declined to apologize or say anything to the victims’ families. Prosecutors nevertheless highlighted the importance of Anderson Lee Aldrich being forced to take responsibility for the hatred toward...

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Review: ‘Hairspray’ is all the joyful noise you expect it to be

There’s no real need to dive deep into Hairspray. Not to take away from its story and message or its award-winning legacy, but the glory about the musical is its pure joy. Hairspray opened last Tuesday at Music Hall presented by Broadway Dallas and on Wednesday night, the upbeat music, the strong performances and bright colors were a welcome respite from the heat and — heck — the world even. The enthusiastic audience cheered from curtains up to curtains down and with the...

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