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July 27th – August 2nd, 2012 Volume 1, Issue 21 Website: TWITmagazine.com Facebook.com/TWIT.mag

Editor in Chief Allen Grubaugh

Contents TWIT DJ Spotlight DJ Bunz

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Granny’s Kitchen Three Bean Pot

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Bartender’s Favorite Cocktail p 16 Five Bartenders, Five Drinks, Five Cities Cover Article: TWIT Focus Photographer: Eric Dickson

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TWIT Tracks p 32 Undercover: Making Freestyle in Style TWIT Event Calendar Events All Over Texas

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TWIT Music Susanna Hoffs

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TWIT Bar & Club Guide p 44 Texas-wide GLBT Club Listings Professional Listings

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Homoscopes

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Classifieds

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Cover Model: Gary TOC Model: Joshua Copyright© 2012 TWIT Magazine All rights reserved.

Contributing Writers Allen Grubaugh Blue Jean Granny Mick Sandoval Richard Munguia Robert Stahl Sean Zevran Steven Parker Thomas “DJ Big Daddy” Edmonds Contributing Photographers Allen Grubaugh Aryel Pena Dov E Kupfer Eric Dickson Paul Stricklin Rigo Lezama Steven Parker Tom Long Graphic Design Support Layout & Design - Ren Autrey Support - Eric Dickson Support - Javier Lopez Support - Jonathan Joyner Cover, Centerfold & TOC Photos Eric Dickson, Arcus Media To Advertise in TWIT Allen@TWITmagazine.com (210) 724-3160 Call Toll Free (855) 843-8948 Publisher G & G Publishing and Marketing, LLC 4007 McCullough Ave, #625 San Antonio, Texas 78212 Toll Free (855) 843-8948


DJ Spotlight

An interview by Allen Grubaugh

How did you get your start as a DJ? I started DJing at Alamo Station in San Antonio. That was Wild Club’s sister bar. Since then the drive took over and I don’t have any regrets. So glad I was given the opportunity – Thank you Randy Coniff. What do you enjoy most about your job? The high fives from customers, and the compliments from friends and the bar staff. The ability to express myself through my music and most importantly, knowing I made someone move to the groove and forget their problems for one night! What was the ‘ah-ha’ moment in your life that made you realized you were in the right career? Or…when you realized you wanted to be a DJ?

What is your dream DJ gig? To play with or open for…are you ready ‘cause it’s a long list: Roland Belmares, Blaine Soileau, Lydia Prim, DJ Rich (Austin), Ric De Barros, and tag team with DJ Louie, DK Gonzo and myself. By the way, I think all of these DJs are amazing! What advice could you offer someone who is aspiring to be a DJ? Don’t give up! Practice, practice, practice! Listen to other DJs, they know what they are telling you, and always be open to criticism. Play from the heart and always know you can’t please everybody.

You can hear DJ Bunz working at Sparky’s in San Antonio, Texas.

DJ Bunz top ten music request list? 1. Format B - Dog Tag (Sebastien Leger Remix) 2. Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound

I was a door person for Wild Club and my best friends Jimmy Smith and Rodney, AKA Vanessa Gordon, were the DJs there and they would always show me the ropes. Then I was asked to fill in one night at the Alamo Station and the rest is history. So glad I was asked.

3. Carley Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe (Trifo Club Mix) 4. Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again 5. Cazwell – Rice & Beans 6. Trina Braxton – Party or Go Home

Tell us about your most hilarious DJ moment? I started DJing on vinyl then CDs came along… yes I just dated myself. (laughs) Well, I was in the middle of a total groove fest and it happened…I hit the eject button by mistake. Ugh! I was so embarrassed, but my friend DJ Gonzo said “Everybody does it.” (laughing) So I was okay.

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7. Deadmau5 – Animal Rights 8. Madonna – Turn Up the Radio 9. David Guetta ft. Jennifer Hudson – Night of Your Life 10. Pink Floyd – Bitch Lady (Crazibiza Remix) TWIT

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In the Kitchen

By Blue Jean Granny

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i there Guys and Gals;

Three Bean in Beer Side Dish

I sure wish you could have shared supper with us this evening. We had home-made potato salad, three bean pot, baby back ribs and fresh fruit salad for dessert. It was one of those simple but delicious meals you especially love in the summer time. If you had been here to share, I would have added some home-made bread and sliced tomatoes and onions and maybe a nice sponge cake to go under that fruit. In this house I love to cook and hubby loves to eat, so we make a great pair. We have an anniversary next week, only 36 years, we sort of got a late start meeting each other. Another glorious sunny day today, however, it did get a little hot this afternoon. Neighbors had a yard sale, sure did not envy them sitting out in that heat. It didn’t seem to stop the lookers. Cars and pickups parked up and down the street for several hours. I should have gone over to see what they were selling but I was afraid I would find something to buy. You know how that goes, I’m sure. In hopes you will give tonight’s meal a try, I am going to tell you how to do the three bean pot side dish. You are going to use your slow cooker for this one.

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8 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large) 1 cup barbecue sauce (whatever is your favorite) ¾ cup dark beer ¼ cup packed brown sugar (preferably dark brown) 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained then rinsed 2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, drained 1 can (15 oz can) cannellini beans, drained or small white beans

In a 10-inch skillet, cook bacon and onions over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp; drain. Cook the bacon first or it does not get nice and crisp, then cook onions in the bacon grease until softened. Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray, about a 4 qt size. Place bacon mixture and remaining ingredients in cooker and mix all together. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4-6 hours. Makes about 12-16 servings.

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Hints: 1. During cooking, I quickly remove the lid, and stir the beans, being quick to put the lid back on. I usually do this twice. You do lose some heat when you remove the lid, but it cooks so long I don’t think it hurts the dish. After all everything is already cooked before you put it in the slow cooker. You are just tenderizing and allowing the flavors to thoroughly permeate the beans. This is one of those dishes that gets even better the next day. 2. This hint does not have to do with tonight’s dinner, just wanted to share it, since baked potato is one of my favorite things. Did you know potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes will bake a lot faster? Let me know, how you like the beans, Granny@ TWITmagazine. com. Until next time work smart, play hard and do take time out for a cookie. TWIT

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Pics Dallas Nightlife Photos by Eric Dickson of Arcus Media

Michael & Michael at Hidden Door

Jamon & Kate at Peker’s

Victor & Dylan at The Round Up

Lewis, Marie & Kyle at Peker’s

Jose, Barbra, Suzie, Courtney, Landon & Leslie at Peker’s

Linze Serrell Miss Peker’s 2012

Sable at Miss Peker’s 2011

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Jordan Small at The Round Up

Lele & Buddy at Peker’s

Cellye, Mcbride, Preston, Georgie at Peker’s

Amelia & Carlos Peker’s

Jordan Small at The Round Up

Addie, Amber, Suzy, Nancy, Jasmine, Sutton at Peker’s Bar AIN Fundraiser

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Jewel & Ricky Rick Hidden Door

Mark & Jeff at Pegasus

Justin & Lee at Peker’s

Robert O, Voice Of Pride 2011 Winner Peker’s Bar AIN Fundraiser

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Pics Fort Worth Nightlife Photos by Eric Dickson of Arcus Media

Shaina & Shayna at Best Friends

Reagan & Coy at Club Reflection

Latoya, Chad, Beth & Jeff at Rainbow Lounge

Fransico & Beautiful at Klub Konection

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Reese, Levi & Debbie at Best Friends

Rocky, Courtney, Coy, Samantha & Reagan at Club Reflection

Elijah, Anna & Estevon at Klub Konection

Raymond & Dasaun at Rainbow Lounge

Michael at Rainbow Lounge

Alex, John, Melodie & Maranda at Rainbow Lounge

Beautiful, Joss, Fransico & Debbie at Rainbow Lounge

Nelly & Carlos at Klub Konection

Scottie at Best Friends

Michal, Laura & Kristen at Best Friends

Yes Mama & Cecey at Klub Konection

Todd & Kyle at Klub Konection

Kyle & Luke at Club Reflection

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Angel & Rachel at Klub Konection

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Pics Houston Nightlife Photos by Paul Stricklin

Alex, Ceaser, Able, Rudy at Crocker

Yesef, Archer, Ricardo at F Bar

Allen, Stephanie, Tom at F Bar

Josh, Jo Ann, Mel at F Bar

On Stage Free Dancing at F Bar

Thomas, PJ, Jeff, John at Meteor

Jay, Cory at Meteor

Bob, Donald at F Bar

Doug, Oliver at Crocker

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Jayy, Lex, Dan, JC at F Bar

Ricky, Tray at South Beach

Miguel, Johnny at Crocker

Bartenders ready? at Crocker

Edward at Meteor

Vincent, Will, Marcus, Vincent at Crocker

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Juan at South Beach

Mich, Julie, Santiago at F Bar

Aaron, Brittain, David at F Bar

Aaron, Brittain, David at South Beach

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Focus

By Sean Zevran

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o, have you yet wondered where many of these exceptionally sexy cover photos over the last three months have been coming from? Meet Eric Dickson - the man behind the scenes. He’s one of TWIT Magazine’s newest and greatest additions. He began cranking out a steamy new style of eye candy for your viewing pleasure back in April and has been keeping you in the middle of all the fun with firsthand shots of DFW’s exciting gay nightlife. So far, he’s been responsible for seven cover photos for our weekly publication, including last week’s cover boy, Joshua Herrington, and two weeks ago - none other than myself - Sean Zevran! That’s right! A few weeks ago I had the privilege of being able to do a photo shoot with Eric, and well…We’ve all heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and certainly no less can be used to describe the work of Eric Dickson. Eric and I had met a few times before our shoot at some local Dallas venues and events, so it made that photographer-model relationship go that much more smoothly when it came time for us to do a shoot. We met up at his apartment one sunny Sunday morning and tossed around a few ideas of how we were going to make this happen.

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I, of course, brought along a few mixed outfits and a few props to contribute to whatever theme we would decide on. Based on my outfits and our resources, we decided on a sporty, fighter-boy theme and that the graffiti-rich Dallas rail yards of steel and gravel would make for the best backdrop. Indeed, it was dreadfully hot that day with absolutely no shade, and radiating heat rays from the sun reflected off of the rocks and steel, but Eric and I persevered until we got the perfect shots. And we managed not to burn ourselves on the railroad tracks! After we were satisfied with the shots from this location, he decided he wanted a little more diversity for the spread, so we did a few more shots at his apartment with me in my red Andrew Christian jockstrap and a few more in my Jägermeister Pride shirt. What you see in TWIT issue 19, is the final product of our amazing shoot together. It was very easy working with Eric and he’s a photographer that is very open to the ideas and suggestions of his models, which in my opinion is key to creating the special connection between photographer and model that is needed to produce those exceptional shots that stand out from all the rest, and that’s exactly what we did.

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Eric Dickson After our shoot, I had some time to sit down and ask Eric a few questions about himself and his work. Eric was born in Wichita Falls and raised in Vernon Texas. He graduated in 2006 from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, near Phoenix Arizona. His degree is an audio engineering and science and he holds many certifications from JBL Professional, Waves, TC Electronics, Microsoft, Apple and a lot of other professional audio manufacturers. After he graduated in 2006 he moved to Dallas Texas to fill an internship, fell in love with the city and has been here for six years now. His work in photography began about ten years ago when he bought an old film camera, and he’s been snapping shots of the world ever since. Eventually, he bought a fully professional digital camera and about five years ago he opened his own media company called Arcus Media, and that’s when he got serious. As I mentioned, he’s been with TWIT for about three months now. Eric mainly shoots male & female portraits and events. One of His favorite events was Shooting Lady Gaga at the Roundup in 2010. Since then, he has shot at events with Sasha Grey, Keenan Cahilll, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire and also some other, local celebrities such as James Doyle from The A-List: Dallas, who was the cover model for TWIT just a few weeks ago. It’s not uncommon to see Eric’s work in the Dallas Voice, About and Queerty.com. His aim is to become a full-time photographer, and so far he’s done a great job of working his way there. Sasha Grey and Eric

Eric Also Works With a lot of Charities in the Dallas Fort Worth area. His company, Arcus Media; has raised over 20,000 for local Charities over the past 5 years including AIDS Interfaith Network & Legacy Counseling Center. He says it is all about giving back to the community in any way possible, and especially supporting the ones that support you. When asked about other personal hobbies, Eric told me he’s a computer geek at heart, and that he enjoys breaking down, dissecting and fixing any computer he can get his hands on. When he’s not photographing or doesn’t have his nose buried in a hard drive, you can probably find Eric in the kitchen cooking it up. Yessir! You read correctly. He’s quite the domestic man and loves to cook, so if any of you single gentlemen are looking for a man that can cook, our photographer Eric is on the market, single and ready to mingle! Eric also, when he can find time to get away from the big city, enjoys camping and backpacking. He says it’s nice to get away from time to time and enjoy what nature has to offer, and of course find new locations for photo shoots. We tend to keep him pretty busy working for TWIT, though, so plan on seeing a lot more of his work in the future! TWIT

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Photos by Eric Dickson, Arcus Media


Photos by Eric Dickson, Arcus Media


Photos by Eric Dickson, Arcus Media


Tracks

UNDERCOVER BRINGS BACK THE 90’S BEAT By Mick Sandoval

“A

s independent artists, you can’t just release a song and have it go straight up the charts like Lady Gaga,” says Greg Scarnici of the nu disco house and Undercover. Their debut self-titled album, featuring the smash single “Your Lovin’ Touch”, is available now on iTunes. “You really need to work a single to get it out there.” “’Your Lovin’ Touch’ just started building momentum and we’re riding it,” continues Joe Thompson, the other half of the twomember group. “It’s been steadily working its way into blogs, podcasts and onto major club DJ set lists. We realized it was up to us to keep pushing the song to make sure it got all the attention it deserves.” Undercover is made up of out-artists Greg Scarnici and Joe Thompson, who have known

each other for over ten years. The pair starting working together in 2008, when Scarnici, a comedic writer/performer who works at Saturday Night Live and has appeared on 30 Rock, asked Joe to record vocals on some comedic songs he was producing. An acoustic singer/songwriter with over fifteen years of performance experience, Joe signed on. After hearing the result, they realized they could create serious dance music together. “We decided from the start that we would not try to fit in with any particular trend or sound currently on the radio,” remembers Scarnici. They set out to make music they wanted to hear: A mix of disco, house and soul, influenced by NYC’s freestyle movement in the 80’s and the grooves of early 90’s house. “We connected to freestyle, in particular, because it was made by real people without input from a music label,” says Thompson. “Producers back then worked in home studios, creating new styles of music that were fresh, raw and exciting, with a lot of heart.” A Breakthrough Blend of Influences They refer to such luminaries as Shep Pettibone (best known for his work with Madonna from her “Into The Groove” days through “Erotica”), Giorgio Moroder (widely considered the Godfather of electronic dance music) and SOS Band, whose early adoption of drum machines inspired those used on Undercover’s tracks, “Missing Me Most” and “In Your Wildest.”

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The Ups and Downs of Out Both men are adamant about being true to themselves and making music from their hearts that connect with people on a human level. However, they admit being out artists hasn’t made selling records any easier. “Being out has made things a lot harder,” Scarnici continues. “I have been in pitch meetings when the first thing out of a producer’s mouth is, ‘Just so you know, we don’t want anything gay.’” “Ninety percent of the world is heterosexual, and doesn’t always share our musical sensibilities and style,” agrees Thompson. “Being out artists makes it easy for us to connect with our gay audience because we are speaking straight to them without the guise of trying to put up a front.”

“Freestyle heavily influenced the choruses of ‘Your Lovin’ Touch’ and ‘After Dark,’” confirms Thompson. “But there are remnants from dance, disco, and R&B all over our album too. We utilized the rim shot from Oran ‘Juice’ Jones’ “The Rain” in ‘Thinkin’ About Your Love’ and there is a heavy Giorgio Moroder vibe on the Dark Disco mix of ‘Your Lovin’ Touch.’” “We were also very influenced by Lil Louis, Masters At Work, Pet Shop Boys and New Order,” adds Scarnici. In fact, New Order’s “Technique” inspired a lot of the kick drums and hi hats we used on the album.” The duo was excited when they learned Abercrombie and Fitch had added “Your Lovin’ Touch” to its summer playlist this year. That means it will get continuous spins in all A&F stores across the nation; a feat usually reserved for mainstream label artists. “It’s a jammin’ track,” laughs Thompson. “Greg wrote it and I hope it makes people realize what a great songwriter he is.”

“We’re lucky because in this day and age, artists don’t need to have a record deal to be able to produce music,” he continues. “We’re able to make the music we want without the creative interference of a record label, who most likely would not have been as understanding of our being out artists.” “Or our obsessive use of vintage drum machines and synths,” laughs Scarnici. Undercover’s debut album, featuring the new single “Your Lovin’ Touch”, is available on iTunes and major music retailers. For more information, visit www.undercovergrooves.com. TWIT

Scarnici wrote the track after his boyfriend started working out of town a lot. He felt a loss in not having him near; the first time in their 18-year relationship. “Our lyrics are inspired by the ups and downs of our lives,” says Scarnici. “It’s what makes the songs personal and hopefully, engaging to the listener.”

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THIS WEEK IN TEXAS

Houston Nicki Minaj Concert After-Party 9pm-5am at South Beach

Friday, July 27

Corpus Christi Shangela of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Vault presented by Rey Lopez

Dallas

ERSICSS Reign XXVIII IPR Ball, “Disco Meets Masquerade” 8pm-1am at Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard Crocker Street Block Party & Festival with Bayou City, South Beach, Hollywood, Meteor, Crocker, JR’s, Montrose Mining Co, Club George

Linda Petty at Peker’s

Longview

PUMP! Live Workout Demonstations 7-9pm at Dallas Eagle

Prom Party and Show at RMC

Noelle Bean live 12-12:30am in the Rose Room

San Antonio Leather & Bear Gear Night at Annex

Houston

Mad T Party, Annual Glow Party 9pm-2am at Sparky’s

Cats & Dogs-Their Love Is Forever 10:30pm at Brazos River Bottom benefiting The Pet Patrol Organization

Spring All Male Sexy Swimsuit Contest & Brian Moya’s Birthday Bash, Ranch Hill Saloon, 24704 I-45N Frontage, Suite 103

San Antonio SA LGBT Chamber of Commerce, 4th Friday Mix & Mingle 5:30-7pm at Rackspace Hosting, 5000 Walzem Rd, 78218

Sunday, July 29

Austin

Saturday, July 28

Casey’s Birthday Party Bash 6pm at Town N Country

Corpus Christi Christmas in July Finale Show!! Special Guest performance by The Fantanas 10-30pm at The Hidden Door benefiting Children with HIV & AIDS to buy school supplies

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Kara Foxx Paris Good Luck Show for her run in the Miss Gay Texas USofA Pageant 10:30pm at OCH

Corpus Christi Head Country BBQ Cookout & Raffle Drawing 3-8pm at Hidden Door

Dallas Gay Basketball Assn Games 2-6pm at Reverchon Rec Center 3505 Maple Ave 75219

Dallas

Galveston

Be An Angel 6-9pm at Bailey’s Prime Plus, 8160 Park Ln, Ste 130, 75231 benefiting Legacy Counseling Center and Founders’ Cottage

Hawaiian Luau! Aloha! , 3rd Coast Downtown, 2416 Post Office St

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Miss Life Walk Pageant 6:30pm at the Rose Room benefiting AIDS Arms Lifewalk

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Galveston

Sunday, August 5

Tom Long’s Pink Dolphin 1st Anniversary Party at Pink Dolphin

Dallas

Houston

World Series Send-Off Party 6pm at Round Up Saloon

ERSICSS & Cubby Christopher present A Birthday Celebration to Honor Daddy Jim Crawford 7:30pm at Brazos River Bottom

Houston Pink Party for Jimmy “Trashy Pink Debris” Carper, 8 pm, Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 Dallas

McAllen Yara Sofia, Jessica Wild, of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Club 33 presented by Rey Lopez

Friday, August 3

Dallas Tuesday, July 31

Houston TC Queen of Queens Contest, 11 pm, TC’s Show Bar Irwin’s Big Fat Jewish Birthday 8pm, Roast 9pm, Drag Live! 10:30pm at F Bar

PUMP! Live Workout Demonstations 7-9pm at Dallas Eagle Mustache Envy Drag King Show 10pm-1am in the Vixin Lounge

Saturday, August 4

Dallas Wednesday, August 1

Fort Worth

DFW Sisters Fundraiser 10am-3pm at Round-Up Saloon

Wall of Food with Rhonda Mae 9pm at Changes

Dallas Gay Basketball Assn Games 2-6pm at Reverchon Rec Center 3505 Maple Ave 75219

Thursday, August 2

Sunday, August 5

Austin

San Antonio

Austin Gay Basketball League (AGBL) Games 7-9pm at Sports Center on 425 Woodward St

TGRA BBQ Plate Dinner 4-7pm at Sparky’s Pub

San Antonio Nina Flowers of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Silver Dollar presented by Rey Lopez

Do you know of events, outside of the regular club schedules, that are happening in your city? To request your event be listed, email complete event info along with your contact information to the editor at: Allen@TWITmagazine.com. Type Calendar in the subject line.

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Pics San Antonio Nightlife Photos by Steven Parker

Troy, Guy, Matthew, Mark at Annex

Todd and James at Annex

Kimberly, Chrissy, Melissa, and Kimberly at Sparky’s

Christian and Abel at Heat

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Nicolas, Lee, Victor, Chris at Bonham Exchange

Jamie, Jose, Sergio, and James at Heat

Mike, Tino, Yvonne, and Rene at Bonham Exchange

Gonzo, Richard, and Michael at Annex

Ben and Junior at Essence

Emilio and Corey at Bonham Exchange

Don at Essence

Ray and Al at Silver Dollar

Patricia, Jennifer, and Carlos at Silver Dollar

Arianna and Lorissa at Heat

Angel at Essence

James, Monica, Bubba, Jim, and Jessie at Heat

Bryan and Brian at Bonham Exchange

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Matt, Phil, and Jake at Heat

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Pics San Antonio Nightlife Photos by Steven Parker

Andy, Heat doorman

Andy, bartender at Sparkys

Ashton, Anne, Marie, Nies, Tiffany, Mari, Joseph, and Tanae at Heat

Janette, Cristy, and Ruben at Sparky’s

Robert and Christopher at Sparky’s

DJ Daniel at Heat

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Jose and Augustine at Heat

Naser, Robert, and Jorge at Pegasus

Amber, Lisa, and Jetz at Sparky’s

Joseph and Gina at Heat

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Marcos and Joey at Essence

Gavin and Randolph at Essence

Ronnie, beer guy at Sparky’s

Myra, Laura, Yolanda, Mondo, and Annie at Sparky’s

Debbie and Bunnie at Heat

Omar, Wes, and Sammy, bartenders at Pegasus

Jimmy, Greg, Wolf, and Alan at Annex

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Pics Galveston Photos by Allen Grubaugh

Scott, Sean, David, Jon at Pink Dolphin

Dorian (Dancer), Tom (Owner) at Pink Dolphin

Patrick, Nicole, Joey, Ernie, John, Shawn at Lafittes

Tara Dion, Regina, Veronika, Fara Dion at 3rd Coast

David, VJ, Kevin, Jon at Stars Beach Club

DeyJzah Opulent Mirage at Stars Beach Club

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Ashley, Reece (Club Owners), F-Joel at Stars Beach Club

Stephen, Sean, Marcus (Bartender), Steven, Matt at Stars Beach Club

Destiny, Tony, Krystal at Lafittes

David, John at Stars Beach Club

Victoria, Nathan, Dorian at Pink Dolphin

David (Bartender), Michael at Pink Dolphin

Levi (Bartender) at Stars Beach Club

KY, Greggory at Lafittes

Fara Dion, Lin, Rodney, Tara Dion at Lafittes

Regine Simone at Stars Beach Club

Nathan, Brad, Tom, Darian at Pink Dolphin

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Pics El Paso

Photos by Rigo Lezama

Dante’s White Party at The Toolbox

Dante, Roy, Frank

Dante, Raylond

Dante’s White Party at The Toolbox

Dante’s White Party

Sergio, Dante, Dave, Rojer Bartenders at The Toolbox

Axel, Andrew at The Toolbox

Rojer at The Toolbox

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Eric, Dante at The Toolbox

Bethany, Rachel

Dave at The Toolbox

Joseph

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Pics El Paso Nightlife Photos by Rigo Lezama

Larry, Bruce, Adrian, Marilyn at Briar @ Hyde Patio Garden Becky, Gramma, Billy at San Antonio Mining Co.

Elaine, Mike, Bobby, Celina, Josh at Club Alive

Ej, Alex, Olga at Briar @ Hyde Patio Garden

Robert, Larry at 8 1/2

Jacob, Cesar at Club Alive

Vic, Mark, Corine at The OP

Danny and Rachel at Club Alive

Millie, Samantha, Daniela at San Antonio Mining Co.

Christine D’PalaceMiss El Paso US of A @ The OP

Janette, Roberta, Robert at Club Alive

Esteban @ Club Alive

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Mykal, Adrian @The OP

Cassie, Mark at Briar

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Mario, Amazonika, Katana, Erick @ The OP

Berta, Ej, Art at Briar @ Hyde Patio Garden

Eduardo, Kameron DiSanti at The OP

Ivan, Alexander at The OP

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Music

and “November Rain”. And it should be noted, if you are looking for The Bangles on this album, the closest you will get is just her voice; no catchy pop hooks, no banging drums and no grinding guitars. These songs and the sound are all Susanna. If you are going to be a solo artist, you should have a sound that is different from the group you are known for, and no one can say this is a Bangles wanna-be album. My favorite recording “True” is definitely worthy of the repeat button, which I have done 6 times while writing this review. “True” has a touch of the southwest sound to it, as if it’s almost country or perhaps a Tejano ballad she remade in English. Although I truly fell in love with this ballad, it was just too short and sweet. If you are a fan of folk rock, adult contemporary or just love Susanna Hoffs voice as I do, this is a must have for your collection.

Label: Baroque Folk Music By Thomas “DJ Big Daddy” Edmond

Rating B (This is a great cd to sit down and enjoy while sipping a cup of tea.)

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usanna Hoffs, was the lead singer of one of the 80’s most popular all-female pop-rock group Bangles. Even if you don’t know her name you will know and recognize her voice and it will conjure up memories of days when you tried to “Walk Like A Egyptian”. Susanna has released her newest solo album Someday on her own label, Baroque Folk Music. This is her third solo record and her latest solo album since 1996. Her first solo album was 1991’s When You’re a Boy, which is a great overlooked album. Someday is a very solid, beautiful and relaxing release. This record shows she is a great writer and can hold her own with any of the great singersongwriters from past or present. The songs and production on Someday have a touch of the classic 60’s producer Burt Bacharach to them and it works well with her voice. At 53, Hoffs sounds as young and fresh as she did on “Manic Monday”, and I could never get tired of her voice. What I love about Someday is that it’s a breath of fresh air in a world where female singers are wearing blue and pink wigs and singing about having birthday cake eaten out of their butts or being in love with a character of the bible (“Judas”). Instead, this album is a bit of a throwback to the 60’s, it’s a very happy sounding record. If you lay back and close your eyes you could see yourself walking through a daisy field on a sunny spring day or back in time in the mid 60’s where everyone you see is smiling and feeling groovy.

Big Daddy’s Heyyyy Tracks (the song that makes you say, hey, that’s my song girl) #10 True - So sweet, and such a great way to end this album. #3 Picture Me - You will catch yourself swaying side to side, and I love the woodwinds in this song. For more information visit www.susannahoffs.com Thomas “DJ Big Daddy” Edmond operates PrideDJsRadio.com and can be reached at DJBigDaddy@TWITmagazine.com. TWIT

There are many noteworthy tracks included, such as “Picture Me,” “Holding My Breath,” “All I Need”

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YOUR SOURCE OF LGBT BUSINESSES IN TEXAS

BARS & CLUBS Abilene TX 220 Club, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4201 N 1st St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abilene . . . . . . . . . Amarillo TX 212 Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 SW 6th Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . Amarillo . . . . . . . . R and R, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701 S Georgia St S. . . . . . . . . . Amarillo . . . . . . . . Sassy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 W 6th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amarillo . . . . . . . . Arlington TX 1851 Club Arlington. . . . . . . . . . . . 1851 W Division St . . . . . . . . . . Arlington . . . . . . . . Austin TX 606 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606 E 7th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . ‘bout Time Night Club . . . . . . . . . . 9601 N I H 35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . Chain Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504 Willow St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . Iron Bear, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 W 8th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . OCH - Oilcan Harry’s. . . . . . . . . . . 211 W 4th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . Rain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217b W 4th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . Rusty’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405 E 7th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . Town n Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1502 W Ben White Blvd . . . . . . Austin . . . . . . . . . . Beaumont TX Orleans Street Pub and Patio . . . . 650 Orleans St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beaumont. . . . . . . Bryan TX Halo Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 N Main St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan . . . . . . . . . . Corpus Christi, TX Hidden Door, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 802 S Staples St . . . . . . . . . . . Corpus Christi. . . . Seven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512 S Staples St . . . . . . . . . . . Corpus Christi. . . . Triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609 McBride Ln . . . . . . . . . . . . Corpus Christi. . . . Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Schatzell St . . . . . . . . . . . . Corpus Christi. . . . Dallas TX Alexandre’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4026 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Barbara’s Pavillion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Centre St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . BJ’s NXS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3215 N Fitzhugh Ave . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Brick Bar, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2525 Wycliff Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Cherries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2506 Knight @ Maple . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Club Los Rieles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 S Riverfront Blvd . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Dallas Eagle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5740 Maple Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Drama Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3851 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Exklusive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4207 Maple Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Grapevine, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3902 Maple Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Havana Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4006 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Hidden Door, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5025 Bowser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . JR’s Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3923 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Kaliente . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4350 Maple Ave . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Kitty’s Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5334 Lemmon Ave . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Mining Company, The . . . . . . . . . . 3909 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Pekers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2615 Oak Lawn Ave . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Pub Pegasus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3326 N Fitzhugh Ave . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Round Up Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3912 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Station 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3911 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Sue Ellen’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3903 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Tin Room, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2514 Hudnell St . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Woody’s Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4011 Cedar Springs Rd . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Zippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3333 N Fitzhugh Ave . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . Denison TX Good Time Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . 2520 N State Highway 91. . . . . Denison . . . . . . . . Denton TX Mable Peabody’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1215 E University Dr . . . . . . . . . Denton . . . . . . . . . El Paso TX Briar Patch, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508 N Stanton St . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . . Chiquita’s Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3233 N Mesa St . . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . .

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79603 . . . . .325.672.5731 79101 . . . . .806.372.7997 79106 . . . . .806.342.9000 79101 . . . . .806.374.3029 76012 . . . . .817.801.9303 78701 78753 78701 78701 78701 78701 78701 78701

. . . . .512.414.2950 . . . . .512.832.5339 . . . . .512.480.9017 . . . . .512.482.8993 . . . . .512.320.8823 . . . . .512.494.1150 . . . . .512.482.9002 . . . . .512.445.9122

77701 . . . . .409.835.4243 77803 . . . . .979.823.6174 78401 . . . . .361.882.5002 78401 78408 . . . . .361.289.1442 78401 75219 75208 75204 75219 75219 75207 75235 75219 75219 75219 75219 75209 75219 75219 75209 75219 75219 75204 75219 75219 75219 75235 75219 75204

. . . . .214.559.0720 . . . . .214.941.2145 . . . . .214.526.9510 . . . . .214.521.3154 . . . . .214.443.0499 . . . . .214.741.2125 . . . . .214.357.4375 . . . . .214.443.6020 . . . . .214.556.1395 . . . . .214.522.8466 . . . . .214.526.9494 . . . . .214.526.0620 . . . . .214.528.1004 . . . . .214.520.6676 . . . . .214.599.8834 . . . . .214.521.4205 . . . . .214.528.3333 . . . . .214.559.4663 . . . . .214.522.9611 . . . . .214.526.7171 . . . . .214.559.0650 . . . . .214.526.6365 . . . . .214.520.6629 . . . . .214.526.9519

75020 . . . . .903.463.6086 76209 . . . . .940.566.9910 79901 . . . . .915.577.9555 79902 . . . . .915.544.2102

July 27, 2012


YOUR SOURCE OF LGBT BUSINESSES IN TEXAS

BARS & CLUBS El Paso TX, continued Lips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 N Stanton St . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . . Old Plantation, The . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 S Ochoa St . . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . . San Antonio Mining Co . . . . . . . . . 800 E San Antonio Ave. . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . . Tool Box, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 E San Antonio Ave. . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . . Whatever Lounge, The . . . . . . . . . 701 E Paisano Dr . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth TX Best Friends Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2620 E Lancaster Ave . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2637 E Lancaster Ave . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Club Los Rieles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2500 E 4th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Club Reflection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 S Jennings Ave . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Crossroads Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 S Jennings Ave . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Konection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1002 S Main St. . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Rainbow Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651 S Jennings Ave . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . Galveston TX 3rd Coast Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 2416 Post Office St . . . . . . . . . Galveston . . . . . . . Pink Dolphin, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1706 23rd St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Galveston . . . . . . . Robert’s Lafitte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2501 Avenue Q . . . . . . . . . . . . Galveston . . . . . . . Stars Beach Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3102 Seawall Blvd . . . . . . . . . . Galveston . . . . . . . Gun Barrel City TX Garlow’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 E. Main St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . Gun Barrel City . . . Houston TX 611 Hyde Park Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . 611 Hyde Park Blvd . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Bayou City Bar and Grill. . . . . . . . . 2409 Grant St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Blur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 710 Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Brazos River Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . 2400 Brazos St . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Club 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2020 Leeland St . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Crocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2312 Crocker St. . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Crystal Nightclub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6680 Southwest Fwy . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . EJ’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2517 Ralph St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . EVO Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2707 Milam St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . F Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Tuam St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . George’s Your Country . . . . . . . . . Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617 Fairview St. . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Guava Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570 Waugh Dr . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . JR’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 808 Pacific St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Meteor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2306 Genesse St . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Michael’s Outpost . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1419 Richmond Ave . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Montrose Mining Company . . . . . . 808 Pacific St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Ripcord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 715 Fairview St. . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . South Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 810 Pacific St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . TC’s Show Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817 Fairview St. . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Tony’s Corner Pocket . . . . . . . . . . 817 W Dallas St . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Viviana’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4624 Dacoma St . . . . . . . . . . . Houston . . . . . . . . Killeen TX The Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1607 F. Veterans Memorial. . . . Killeen. . . . . . . . . . Laredo TX El Maguey Bar Lounge . . . . . . . . . 4415 Hwy 359 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laredo . . . . . . . . . Zebra’s Nightclub . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416 Houston St . . . . . . . . . . . Laredo . . . . . . . . . Longview TX Decisions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2103 E Marshall Ave. . . . . . . . . Longview . . . . . . . Rainbow Members Club . . . . . . . . 203 S High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Longview . . . . . . . Lubbock TX Club Luxor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2211 4th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lubbock . . . . . . . . McAllen TX Club 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3300 N McColl Rd . . . . . . . . . . McAllen . . . . . . . . PBD’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N Ware Rd at Daffodil . . . . . . . . McAllen . . . . . . . .

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79901 79901 79901 79901 79901 76103 76103 76111 76104 76104 76104 76104 77550 77550 77550 77550

. . . . .915.881.4912 . . . . .915.533.6055 . . . . .915.533.9516 . . . . .915.351.1896 . . . . .915.532.0215

. . . . .817.413.2332 . . . . .817.420.9258 . . . . .817.870.8867 . . . . .817.332.0071 . . . . .817.870.2466 . . . . .409.765.6911 . . . . .409.621.1808 . . . . .409.765.9092 . . . . .409.497.4113

75156 . . . . .903.887.0853 77006 77006 77006 77006 77003 77006 77074 77006 77006 77006

. . . . .713.526.7070 . . . . .713.522.2867 . . . . .713.529.3447 . . . . .713.528.9192 . . . . .713.227.9667 . . . . .713.529.3355 . . . . .713.278.2582 . . . . .713.527.9071 . . . . .281.554.3336 . . . . .713.522.3227

77006 77019 77006 77006 77006 77006 77006 77006 77008 77019 77092

. . . . .713.528.8102 . . . . .713.524.3359 . . . . .713.521.2519 . . . . .713.521.0123 . . . . .713.520.8446 . . . . .713.529.7488 . . . . .713.521.2792 . . . . .713.529.7623 . . . . .713.526.2625 . . . . .713.571.7870 . . . . .713.681.4101

76541 . . . . .512.472.2782 78046 . . . . .956.774.0446 78040 . . . . .956.727.0113 75601 . . . . .903.757.4884 75601 . . . . .903.753.9393 79145 . . . . .806.744.3744 78501 . . . . .956.627.3312 78501 . . . . .956.682.8019

July 27, 2012


YOUR SOURCE OF LGBT BUSINESSES IN TEXAS

BARS & CLUBS Odessa TX Sinciti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2319 E 2nd St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Odessa. . . . . . . . . 79762 San Antonio TX 2015 Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 San Pedro Ave . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Annex, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 San Pedro Ave . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Babio’s Eat Drink & Dance. . . . . . . 527 W Hildebrand . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Bermuda Triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10127 Coachlight St. . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Bonham Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . 411 Bonham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Boss, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1006 VFW Blvd . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Electric Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820 San Pedro Ave . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Essence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1010 N Main Ave . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 N Main Ave . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . One O Six, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Pershing Ave . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1402 N Main Ave . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Silver Dollar Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . 1812 N Main Ave . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Sparks Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8011 Webbles Dr . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Sparky’s Pub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416 N Main Ave . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . The Saint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 Lexington Ave . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Wax Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2211 San Pedro Ave . . . . . . . . San Antonio . . . . . Spring TX Ranch Hill Saloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24704 I-45 Frontage. . . . . . . . . Spring. . . . . . . . . . Room Bar, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4915 FM 2920 Rd . . . . . . . . . . Spring. . . . . . . . . . Texarkana AR Chute, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 714 Laurel St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texarkana. . . . . . . Whitehouse TX Outlaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15256 Hwy 110 S . . . . . . . . . . Whitehouse . . . . . Wichita Falls TX Odds Bar, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1205 Lamar St . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wichita Falls . . . . .

78212 78212 78212 78216 78205 78223 78212 78212 78212 78209 78212 78212 78212 78218 78212 78212

. . . . .210.733.3365 . . . . .210.223.6957 . . . . .210.409.7245 . . . . .210.342.2276 . . . . .210.271.3811 . . . . .210.550.2322 . . . . .210.212.6635 . . . . .210.223.5418 . . . . .210.227.2600 . . . . .210.820.0906 . . . . .210.299.4222 . . . . .210.227.2623 . . . . .210.257.0712 . . . . .210.320.5111 . . . . .210.225.7330 . . . . .210.737.9191

77386 . . . . .936.441.6426 77388 71854 . . . . .870.772.6900 75791 . . . . .903.509.2248 76301 . . . . .940.322.2996

SPAS & HEALTH CLUBS Midtowne Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5815 Airport Blvd . . . . . . . . . Club Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2616 Swiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midtowne Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2509 Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2205 Fannin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midtowne Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3100 Fannin . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 827 Elmira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Executive Health Club. . . . . . 402 Austin St . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Austin . . . . . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .512.302.9696 Dallas. . . . . . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .214.821.1990 Dallas. . . . . . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .214.821.8989 Houston. . . . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .713.659.4998 Houston. . . . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .713.522.2379 San Antonio . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .210.223.2177 San Antonio . . . . TX. . . . . . . . . . . .210.299.1400

July 27, 2012


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Famous Birthdays July 27 Julian McMahon July 28 Elizabeth Berkley July 29 Wil Wheaton

July 30 Laurence Fishburne July 31 Mark Cuban August 2 Sam Worthington

Aries March 20 April 19

Cancer June 21 July 22

You have a genius for asserting yourself persuasively, you are fearless in pursuing your objectives, and others admire your determination and persistence. Once your mind is made up, you don’t change it unless the evidence is overwhelming. Co-workers recognize your enthusiasm and admire your tenacity to get the job done. Although gregarious, you’re more comfortable working alone because you get easily irritated.

You go to great lengths to gain on the job approval, but do everything without much supervision or suggestion. Your attitude is very cooperative, albeit a bit spacey, even though you never fault yourself for taking your time or rationalizing over another’s sloth. You work in brilliant spurts of enthusiasm that carries through until you finish what you started. Analyze situations more precisely because you’re inclined to overlook details.

Taurus April 20 May 20

Leo July 23 August 22

Your fear of being taking advantage of by coworkers often gives the illusion of aloofness or stubbornness. Never lazy, you devote considerable effort to finding more efficient ways to get a job done and apply your ideas with sober inspiration. However, you need to invest a bit more effort in the concept of teamwork. Although you’re well suited for management and budget your money well, it’s a good idea to ask for help when needed. Don’t feel that you must always go it alone.

Because you fear poverty, you do everything in your power to maintain control over your money. Understanding your faults and limitations about finances, and how to improve on them, makes you enjoy life more--and profit in many ways! Leo’s make wonderful sales people and enjoy all jobs where the challenge is immediate, and the strategies quick. Even when you encounter a momentary setback, you’re always ready to try again. Virgo August 23 September 22

Gemini May 21 June 20 You are intelligent, optimistic, quick on your feet, and dislike routine. More of a follower than trailblazer, you lack incentive for arduous, repetitive tasks. Although gregarious and friendly, you prefer solo activities rather than teamwork or brainstorming with groups. You don’t bother with co-workers who waste their time or yours. For employment enjoyment, take things one step at a time and function independently.

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You’re not a prima donna or egomaniac, even though co-workers quickly notice when you enter a room. You are strongly opinionated, enterprising, determined and work hard. Your quick mind makes you an excellent conversationalist, because you enjoy figuring out what makes people and things tick. However, you’re best suited for behind the scenes jobs because you prefer that everything flows along the course of your chosen direction and speed, rather than conform to others itineraries.

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Libra September 23 October 22 Your ability to think twice before you act helps you to avoid many on the job complications. You easily focus on one thing at a time and direct all your efforts towards that end, rarely making excuses or missing a deadline. Once goals are established, you follow the itinerary and don’t rest until completion. Realistic with spending, you rarely live beyond your financial means. Thanks to your gift for empathy, careers where social progress can be made suit you well. Scorpio October 23 November 21 You’re a reliable and disciplined employee who works well during emergencies, and everyone admires your ability to keep your head atop your shoulders and finish the job. You love devising game plans and schemes, and attack each of them with precision and vigor. Although strongly opinionated, you always play fair. Because you never let anything get in the way of getting the job done, management and supervising positions suit you well! Sagittarius November 22 December 21 Having a co-worker or boss breathing down your neck keeps you from doing your best. Working on a team performing routine tasks

or waiting for others stifles and bores you silly. It’s not that you’re uncooperative or arrogant-you’re simply being efficient. You meet deadlines punctually and cleverly. Entrepreneuring venues with few employees suit you best. Unfortunately, you tend to spend money like a drunken lottery winner! Capricorn December 22 January 19 You have a realistic attitude about money because you are a good trouble shooter and problem spotter. As a rule, you comparison shop and ask questions before spending a cent. It’s easy for you to keep track of expenditures, because “must watch money” is indelibly engraved on your mind. On the job, your mature personality makes others stop, look and listen to you. Security is important; without it, you go to pieces. Gains over a long period of time appeal to your nature. Aquarius January 20 February 18 You like to think big and maintain great hope that there is always a better way or another opportunity on the horizon. Co-workers admire your candid views and, most times, respect your never ending opinions. Your viewpoints are not always optimistic but are spot on realistic-positive yet conservative. You do good damage control and are a great systems/people analyst. You learn quite well, and what you learn you remember. Pisces February 19 March 20

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You bring wisdom and sincerity to professional interests, and express your gifted imagination in many ways that seem inspired. You prefer to assert yourself in fields that hold a reasonable promise of security because you dislike gambling or taking unnecessary chances with money. Since you are not interested in public admiration, you don’t feel any obligation to gain status. Understanding finances and conservation are qualities you need to develop.

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