Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, March 21, 2008 Page: 4 of 128
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Jordan rolls out 'ink Carpet'
What do Mae West, Bob Hope, Cab
Calloway, Red Skelton and Leslie Jordan all
have in common?
They have all played the crown jewel of
Dallas playhouses, the Majestic Theatre.
Of course, Jordan is still alive to relish the
Jordan will bring his one-man stage show,
"My Trip Down the
Pink Carpet," to the
8 p.m. Wednesday
openly gay, is best
known for his innu-
appearances both as a
series regular and guest
Along with playing
Beverley Leslie, irascible
nemesis to Karen Walker
on "Will & Grace," he has
appeared in "Boston
Legal," "Ugly Betty" and
Tickets for the Majestic
Theatre engagement of "My Trip
Down the Pink Carpet" will be available
through the box office. For additional informa-
tion, visit www.liveatthemajestic.com or
www.tickemaster.com. Information on the
tour can be found by visiting www.the-
George Clooney is
'The Fantastic Mr. Fox'
What's the connection between the
Coen Brothers' dark, violent "No
Country for Old Men" and the
upcoming animated family feature
"The Fantastic Mr. Fox?"
Besides Coen collaborator George
Clooney in the starring voice role, that would
be gay super-producer Scott Rudin, the man
whose recent Oscar acceptance speech includ-
ed a loving thank you to his partner (which
was then strangely excised from the
Academy's official transcript).
Rudin tends to go where the hits are, and
this Wes Anderson-directed, Clooney- and
Cate Blanchett-voiced feature, about a quick-
witted fox and three unpleasant farmers trying
to do him in, looks like a sure-fire holiday hit.
And in this instance, "holiday" means
Christmas of 2009. But not to worry, Clooney
has "Bum After Reading" (the next one from
the Coens) arriving during the interim.
Like 'Strangers With Candy/
but for kids
Until he crossed over to the PG-13 "Law and
Order SVU," Chris Meloni was most notorious
for gay sex scenes and full-frontal nudity on
And now Meloni is set to become even more
family-friendly. He'll star in "Gym Teacher:
The Movie" for Nickelodeon as a down-on-his-
luck coach vying for the Gym Teacher of the
Year award and finding an especially uncoordi-
nated student standing in his way.
But this broad family comedy won't be
another "High School Musical," That's because
some people from a much stranger high school
environment — Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris
Dinello, who played gay art teacher Mr.
Jellineck on the bizarre sitcom, is directing.
Meanwhile, Sedaris will star as the school's
principal, who has a obsessive crush on
The movie airs this August.
Indie film will
'Pull' Karen Black
Last year, up-and-coming filmmaker Cam
Archer made a small splash with his quietly
beautiful, experimental first feature "Wild
Tigers I Have Known," about a young boy
out a tradi-
tional plot, the
is back, and this
time with a view
toward a (slightly) more
"Pull," a dark drama about
a woman with a compulsive need
to pull out her own hair one strand at a time
(sounds like Todd Haynes' "Safe," but creepi-
er), will star not only the legendary Karen
Black ("Nashville") but also musician Rickie
No word yet on when the movie will be
ready for an audience, but if Archer's first fea-
ture is any indication, it will be one that audi-
ences won't soon forget.
Want to sing along
with Elton John?
You'll have your chance Thursday, March 26,
when Grand Staff Pianos, at 5348 Beltline Road
in Dallas, unveils the Elton John Signature
Series Red Piano by Yamaha.
Grand Staff Pianos is one of only a few deal-
ers in Texas offering the chance for people to
see and hear the hi-tech piano.
The piano features keys and pedals that
come to life to recreate, note for note, perform-
ances recorded earlier by the Rocket Man him-
Fans can go into the store and record their
favorite E.J. songs on the piano, and then take
home a CD of the recording.
This "Chinese Red" piano is the same color
as the Yamaha piano John used in his Las
Vegas show, and it marks the first time Yamaha
has ever honored an artist by naming a piano
No more than 50 of this model will be made,
and all of them will be signed by John.
The piano will be at Grand Staff from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.
By Daniel McGlorv
What is your dream job?
done bar manage-
ment, but I prefer
I've got a few, but
then again too few to
Beverage cart girl
"Not having to have
"I have it! I'm a
from home, because
I've paid my dues.
No rush hour, no
cubicle, no micro-
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Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, March 21, 2008, newspaper, March 21, 2008; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth239004/m1/4/: accessed July 28, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.