Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 12 / 23 March 2017

Stories in Song
Blues is a Woman
blends music and stories

A group of highly regarded Bay Area musicians is launching their new ensemble theatrical concert at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Thursday, March 30.

At the concert, the Blues is a Woman Ensemble will release its six-track original cast recording, Blues is a Woman, and perform the new concert, which highlights the powerful contributions women have made to the rise of the blues music.

The multimedia concert, which was performed before a sold-out audience in Santa Cruz in February, includes a scripted story about the history of women blues artists with rare historical film of the artists. (read more)

On the Tab, March 23-30

Whether you like your music live or DJed, your drag shows lipsynched or live (with sitcom or shade-throwing hilarity), and your gogos hot and/or heavy, plenty of nightlife fun awaits this week.

At left, Jason Brock at Martuni's. The local vocal favorite singer performs Divas, a cabaret concert with guest Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, and accompanist Dee Spencer, featuring songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross and other music "divas." $20. 4pm & 7pm. 4 Valencia St. (more nightlife events)

On the Town -
Music of the nightlife

Donna Sachet covers Crescendo, the annual fundraiser for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, the Sonoma Pride Wine Train, plus several upcoming events. (read more)

Shining Stars:
You've Gotta Give
'Em Drag @ The Cafe

The Café lit up with drag fun at You've Gotta Give 'Em Drag, a fundraiser hosted by Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Parents and Queens of the Castro. (read more)

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