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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...

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...

Pure ‘Synergy’

Members of the Pegasus Contemporary Ballet company (Photography by Pegasus Season) Choreographer Thang Dao brings his personal story in dance to ‘Synergy’ RICH LOPEZ | Staff writer rich@dallasvoice.com Choreographer Thang Dao will premiere his new piece “7 Percussive Thoughts in a Melody’’ this week which was commissioned by Pegasus Contemporary Ballet. The piece is part of PCB’s second annual Synergy which happens June 21 and 22 at Moody Performance Hall. But that Dao’s piece will also...

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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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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Stage Notes: Uptown Players, Avant Chamber Ballet, Lewisville Playhouse announce new seasons

Stage Notes is a weekly aggregate post about theater, classical music and stage news, events, reviews and other pertinent information. Season announcements came in hot and heavy this week. Stage Notes Calendar Opening this week: Rover Dramawerks: Deadline, Thursday-Saturday at the Cox Playhouse. Firehouse Theatre: Disney’s Aladdin (dual language edition), opened Thursday-July 7.  Pegasus Contemporary Ballet: Synergy, Friday and Saturday at the Moody Performance Hall.  Theatre Arlington: Club...

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