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Playlist for Pride & beyond

Playlist for Pride & beyond

By Gregg Shapiro

A less-than-subtle branding project by MGM Resorts, Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined (Sony) is a six-song EP on which queer and queer allies flip the script on popular tunes, making them about same gender love, intact pronouns and all.

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By Philip Campbell | June 13, 2018

Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki returned to Davies Symphony Hall last week to lead the San Francisco Symphony in an exciting program featuring Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major with violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and the first SFS performances of comp

By Advertising Department | June 11, 2018

Show us your pride and advertise in our annual San Francisco Pride edition. Space reservations will be due at 12noon on Friday, June 15 with ad materials due June 18, Monday, at 5pm.


By Sari Staver | June 6, 2018

Lea DeLaria is probably best-known for her award-winning role as Carrie "Big Boo" Black on Netflix's popular series "Orange is the New Black."

By Philip Campbell | June 6, 2018

MTT has got some treats in store: a semi-staged performance of Mussorgsky's epic "Boris Godunov," and Mahler's exalting Third Symphony, with favorite mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 6, 2018

All hail Liz Phair! Kicking the male-dominated Chicago rock scene in its tender nuts with her steel-toe boots, Phair's 1993 debut album "Exile in Guyville" didn't mince words.

By Philip Campbell | May 30, 2018

Concerts with the San Francisco Symphony and SFS Youth Orchestra and the New Century Chamber Orchestra proved the classics still bloom perennially in May.


By Gregg Shapiro | May 30, 2018

It's been said before, but it bears repeating. LGBTQ musicians are making some of the most captivating and inspiring music out there.

By Sari Staver | May 30, 2018

The 17th annual transgender and queer performance festival "Fresh Meat" features a transgender superhero rock opera, world champion gay ballroom dancers, queer disabled dance pioneers, gender-bending dance theater, and transcomedy.


By Philip Campbell | May 25, 2018

A recent press conference led by San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock previewed the soon-to-launch revival of the Company-commissioned 2011 production of director Francesca Zambello's so-called "American Ring."

By Roberto Friedman | May 23, 2018

Ask anyone who has ever tried improvisational theatre: a cardinal rule is always to say "yes" to whatever your improv partner has come up with during a scene.


By Jim Gladstone | May 23, 2018

The swingin' singer-songwriter performs at Feinstein's at the Nikko.

By Philip Campbell | May 16, 2018

Before Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns from hiatus in mid-June, the San Francisco Symphony will present the final three guest conductors of the 2017-18 season.


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