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Besties forever: Jack & Yaya's true love story

Besties forever: Jack & Yaya's true love story

By Gregg Shapiro

Seeing as how 'Jack & Yaya' is first-time co-directors Jen Bagley and Mary Hewey's full-length documentary debut, Bagley and Hewey get more right than wrong in their rendering of this touching true story.

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By Jim Provenzano | August 8, 2020

Since moving to London with his husband Chris Turner, Bay Area fans of best-selling 'Tales of the City' author Armistead Maupin have missed his local appearances. On August 12, he'll discuss his life and writing with his friend, actor Sir Ian McKellen.

By Jim Gladstone | August 5, 2020

Sam Harris certainly won't be singing in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future. But he's doubled-down as an author. His second book, 'The Substance of All Things,' was published July 1. It's a novel. And it's a knockout.


By Gregg Shapiro | August 4, 2020

New music from Indigo Girls, Gordi, Katie Pruitt, Khruangbin's Mordechai, Totally F*cking Gay, and The Ultimate Peggy Lee collection.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 4, 2020

It's only July, but rest assured that 'The Greatest Part' (Captured Tracks), the breathtaking second album by out singer/songwriter Becca Mancari, will not be forgotten when folks assemble their end-of-the-year, best of 2020 albums lists.


By Will Snyder | August 4, 2020

Church history, scandals and hypocrisy and international intrigue set in San Francisco and Italy make the author's debut novel an interesting read.

By Jim Provenzano | August 3, 2020

After years of producing straight-only romance films, Lifetime this week announced pre-production on the network's first holiday-themed cable film with gay male leads.


By Jim Provenzano | August 3, 2020

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' annual Crescendo gala goes online with honors to singer-actor Billy Porter, activist Ariadne Getty, and special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Newell, Wilson Cruz, and more.

By Jim Provenzano | August 2, 2020

You loved him in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ("Peenooooo Noir!") and other shows. Tituss Burgess' newest song, "Dance, M.F.," speaks to us now about letting our inhibitions down in a time of crisis.


By Jim Provenzano | July 31, 2020

TV fans know him for 'American Horror Story,' Broadway fans know him for 'Xanadu' and 'All Shook Up.' Cheyenne Jackson, the handsome singer-actor, performs in an intimate concert fundraiser with our favorite musical theatre wizard, Seth Rudetsky.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | July 28, 2020

The 'Ellen' show is under investigation, 'Grantchester's gay story line gets more compelling, and 'The Alienist' (with out gay actor Luke Evans) addresses historic and contemporary problems.


By Gregg Shapiro | July 28, 2020

The Chicks have now, thankfully, reunited for the amazing new record 'Gaslighter.' The album contains everything you love about The Chicks, including breathtaking vocal solos and harmonies.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | July 28, 2020

Kim David Smith, a gay Australian native who now lives and works in New York City, has released his first concert album: 'Live at Joe's Pub.' Smith's concert conjures up images of smoky nightclubs in Weimer Era Germany.


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