Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, April 30, 2010 Page: 1 of 44
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New opera brings a whale to the stage
Jake Heggie tackles the classic 'Moby-Dick' for his modern work
The out composer's latest piece should make waves for this Dallas Opera season
■ OPERA, Page 20
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Big push building for votes on ENDA and DADT
Activists staging rallies in D.C. and
around the country urging
lawmakers to act on both issues
LISA KEEN I Keen News Service
It is the end of April. Spring has sprung and all
hell is breaking out in Washington, D.C.
There, Congress is racing through the final
months of its 111th session, trying to fix every-
thing from the nation's financial system and the
street policing of citizenship to climate change
and next year's budget.
Around the corner awaits a soon-to-be-an-
nounced Supreme Court nominee and the con-
tentious mid-term election campaigns.
Not wishing to be left behind in this biennial
political morass, LGBT activists have stepped up
their pleas to be heard. To push for repeal of the
military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a new ac-
tivist group called GetEQUAL handcuffed six uni-
formed protesters to the fence in front of the
White House this month.
That was one day after the group staged a
highly publicized interruption of President
Obama's speech in Los Angefes, urging him to
make repeal happen.
On April 21, GetEQUAL interrupted a House
committee hearing to demand a committee vote
on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
(ENDA). That same day, more than 200 LGBT or-
ganizations of every size and scope signed onto a
one-sentence "Statement to members of the
■ VOTES, Page 16
Tin Room owner
Brother says Hershner died of
cardiac arrest; officials waiting
on results of toxicology tests
JOHN WRIGHT I Online Editor
Marty Hershner was remembered this week as
a larger-than-life persona whose passion and hard
work led him to the
brink of becoming a
major force in Dallas'
gay bar scene.
etor of the Tin Room
on Hudnall Street
and the Drama Room
on Cedar Springs
Road, was found de-
ceased in his bed at
the Tecali Apartments
on Tuesday night. He was 30.
No foul play was suspected, and Hershner
brother, Lonzie, said Marty suffered from un-
treated high blood pressure and died from cardiac
Dallas police indicated that an overdose was
possible because a lot of unidentified drugs were
■ HERSHNER, Page 15
Bubbling over with enthusiasm on the strip
PLAYING IN THE
STREET | A large
crowd turned out to
enjoy the street art
and activities during
the second annual
Cedar Springs Arts
Festival, held on the
strip last Saturday,
April 24. The week-
end's perfect spring
weather helped the
festival bring in visi-
tors throughout the
day to enjoy the
more than 60 artists
and vendors who
set up their booths
and offered up their
wares along Cedar
Springs Road. (Rich
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