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Q-Music: Queens for the queens: Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson reissues

Q-Music: Queens for the queens: Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson reissues

By Gregg Shapiro

Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson super-hit albums are reissued on vinyl

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By Jim Provenzano | May 28, 2020

Known more for their comic performances, dragapella quartet The Kinsey Sicks' haunting cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic takes on the tragic realities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Gregg Shapiro | May 26, 2020

Out singer and songwriter Ruthie Foster has the kind of voice that can give you chills and warms your heart at the same time. Soulful, sassy and as powerful as a transformer, her new Cd is a recorded live concert with big band style.


By Gregg Shapiro | May 19, 2020

As musical genres go, slowcore (or sadcore, if you please) had its share of devotees and detractors. Early Day Miners' 2000 debut album Placer Found features the band's cofounder, now out and gay lead singer Daniel Burton.

By Jim Provenzano | May 18, 2020

Music of Remembrance, the Seattle-based arts presenter, shares streaming performances of Jake Heggie's 'For a Look or a Touch' the gay-themed music drama inspired by the true love story of two young men who were doubly targeted in Nazi Germany.


By Gregg Shapiro | May 12, 2020

There's a lot to like about 'Trinidad,' the new album by Austin-based Sweet Spirit. Of course, these songs wouldn't have the firepower they possess if not for the incredible vocal abilities of lead vocalist Sabrina Ellis.

By Gregg Shapiro | May 5, 2020

Five singer-songwritrs and bands -Eliza Gilkyson, Lilly Hiatt, Justin Townes Earle, Frankie Cosmos and Echosmith- share a familial connection to other artists.


By Tim Pfaff | May 4, 2020

The curtain had barely come down on the final performance of his tour of the Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera, 'Isis,' when Vienna's Theater an der Wien was forced to lock its doors indefinitely. The CD recording captures its audible beauty.

By Michael Yamashita | May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 30, 2020

Stars of television and music will take part in two online events this week to raise people's spirits as well as some money for LGBT community centers that are struggling financially due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

By Jim Provenzano | April 27, 2020

In a battle of simultaneous streaming events, GLAAD's Together in Pride: You are Not Alone and Broadway.com's Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration both won the war of raising needed funds while keeping us entertained.


By Jim Provenzano | April 24, 2020

Known for his glamour and triple-award-winning acting and singing, Billy Porter shifts to a serious tone with a somber cover of the classic Vietnam-era anthem, "For What's It's Worth."

By Philip Campbell | April 21, 2020

The other shoe dropped last week as the San Francisco Opera joined the growing list of music institutions cancelling the rest of their spring and summer seasons. SFO and other opera companies are sharing their productions online.


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