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19 January 2019


LGBT groups call for full investigation into deaths at gay LA donor's home

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 10

LGBT groups issued statements Thursday calling on Los Angeles County authorities to investigate the death of a second black man at the West Hollywood home of gay Democratic donor Ed Buck.

Gay man sentenced to life in prison for killing friend

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Jan 18

Convicted murderer Michael Phillips was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his elderly gay friend.

Missouri lesbian couple who were denied housing lose legal battle

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jan 17

An elderly lesbian couple in Missouri have lost their legal battle against a senior housing community that allegedly denied renting them a unit after finding out they were married.

SF gay chorus buys building, plans national LGBTQ arts center

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 17

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus announced Thursday that it has purchased a building and plans a national LGBTQ center for the arts.

Roxie names new ED

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Jan 16

The Roxie Theater, San Francisco's longtime independent cinema, has hired its lesbian general manager as its next executive director.

Board honors Britt

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jan 16

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors honored former supervisor Harry Britt at its meeting Tuesday.

SF mayor seeks permit for leather plaza

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 16

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has stepped in to expedite the permit process for the construction of a leather-themed parklet in the city's South of Market neighborhood.

Editorial: Berkeley needs to improve ped safety

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jan 16

Berkeley must stop procrastinating and start implementing its Vision Zero program to reduce traffic deaths and injuries.

Political Notebook: GOP CA legislators do well on LGBT scorecard

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 16

An overwhelming majority of Republican legislators in California earned scores of 50 percent or more on the 2018 Legislative Scorecard compiled by Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy group.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events Jan. 17-24, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 16

Winter wonderlands of art, theatre and music offer warming thoughts, sounds, images and ideas.

Old friends reunite onstage

THEATER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 15

Broadway superstar Audra McDonald and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky will appear together at the Herbst Theatre on Jan. 20 for a lively evening of conversation and song.

Taking the 5th

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jan 15

The New York Philharmonic's new music director Jaap van Zweden made his second appearance at DSH with his own strong-minded interpretation of Bruckner's Symphony #5.

Jerome Caja lives on in his artworks

ART | By Roberto Friedman | Jan 15

In every community there is an artist who best captures the zeitgeist of that place, that time, and what it was like to live there then. For AIDS activist-era San Francisco, that artist was Jerome Caja.

Olivia de Havilland, a star still shining

BOOKS | By Tavo Amador | Jan 15

Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916), the last living star from the 1930s, published "Every Frenchman Has One" (1961) about her life in France following her marriage to Paris "Match" editor Pierre Galante, but has yet to write her memoirs.

Grounded in human kindness

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jan 15

Uplifting. Optimistic. Inspiring. You've likely heard these characterizations of "Come From Away," the hit Broadway musical now making its San Francisco debut at the Golden Gate Theatre.


Paradise Square @ Berkeley Rep

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Jan 16

Opening Night of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's new musical Paradise Square was followed by a festive cast party, where patrons, directors, producers and numerous local arts luminaries celebrated.

Positioning our sex - Deconstructing top, bottom and various codes

SEXUALITY | By Race Bannon | Jan 16

Far too frequently, the leather communities tend to honor and revere tops and doms in a way they do not always bottoms and subs. I've increasingly seen this play out in the non-kinky gay men's world as well.

Susan Werner - Somewhere under the radar

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Gladstone | Jan 16

Susan Werner is waxing lyrical about Carmen Cusack, the Tony-nominated singer-actress (Bright Star) with whom she'll share a sublime Bay Area Cabaret double-bill at the Venetian Room this Sunday afternoon.

Nightlife Events Jan 17-24 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 16

Follow a popular New Year's resolution into 2019; sweat off a bit of winter weight on the dance floor, or stack it on at a food truck outside the club. No judgment.

McKechnie & McArdle - Broadway legends reunite at Feinstein's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 9

On January 18 and 19 Broadway legends Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle will reunite for an evening of song at Feinstein's at The Nikko. The two performers will pay tribute to two songwriting giants: Stephen Sondheim and the late Marvin Hamlisch.

Nightlife Events Jan 10-17 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 9

Despite inclement weather, some solid stand-by nightlife events are still standing. Shake it off, get indoors to get wet.