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Four-handed harmonies - Schubert, Desyatnikov, Cage piano recordings

Four-handed harmonies - Schubert, Desyatnikov, Cage piano recordings

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jun 25, 2024

Two new superbly-recorded discs by Bertrand Chamayou, Pavel Kolesnikov and Tsoy Samson, pianists renowned for their concert work, show what's possible when the meters are running.

'Sylvester Sings' - Dark Entries Records releases private tracks of the disco icon

'Sylvester Sings' - Dark Entries Records releases private tracks of the disco icon

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 25, 2024

Dark Entries Records has captured that moment in San Francisco queer music culture in an album, "Sylvester Sings," a shimmering series of intimate recordings and rehearsals with Sylvester and Peter Mintun exercising their stellar talents.

Pedro Lemebel's 'A Last Supper of Queer Apostles' - Chilean writer's book translated

Pedro Lemebel's 'A Last Supper of Queer Apostles' - Chilean writer's book translated

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jun 24, 2024

For the first time in English, "A Last Supper of Queer Apostles" has been recently released. It is a collection of Chilean writer, activist and performer Pedro Lemebel's innovative essays known as "crónicas."

'Gay USA' - Arthur Bressan, Jr.'s films of 1970s Pride parades

'Gay USA' - Arthur Bressan, Jr.'s films of 1970s Pride parades

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 24, 2024

The landmark documentary "Gay USA" by the gay director Arthur Bressan, Jr. ("Buddies"), captures the 1977 Gay Freedom Day march in San Francisco, but also parades in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Philadelphia.

Going Out, June 20-28, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 20-28, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 20, 2024

Hopefully you still have plenty of pride left for this month, since we've got plenty of super-gay events in arts and nightlife for you to enjoy. Check out all the events in Going Out.

Nicholas Phan's 'A Change Is Gonna Come' - Stellar new recording of American protest songs

Nicholas Phan's 'A Change Is Gonna Come' - Stellar new recording of American protest songs

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jun 18, 2024

As I listened, repeatedly, to Nicholas Phan's new CD, "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Azica Records), a collection of American protest songs, it occurred to me that it's been a while since I've heard someone's singing called "honest."

KB Brookins' 'Pretty: A Memoir'

KB Brookins' 'Pretty: A Memoir'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jun 18, 2024

"Pretty: a Memoir," published by Alfred A. Knopf, is the kind of memoir KB Brookins wishes they'd been able to read while transitioning. The book is dedicated to highly segregated Texas, where the author grew up.

Christian Gullette's 'Coachella Elegy' - SF poet's pride, reverence, and remembrance in new work

Christian Gullette's 'Coachella Elegy' - SF poet's pride, reverence, and remembrance in new work

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 18, 2024

If Pride is a time for celebration, it's also a time of reverence and remembrance. San Francisco poet Christian Gullette's "Coachella Elegy" (Trio House Press) carries a deep spirit of what those two words mean, both emotionally and poetically.

Merola Summer Festival: Women make history in classical music concert series

Merola Summer Festival: Women make history in classical music concert series

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jun 17, 2024

For the first time in 67 years, San Francisco's treasured Merola Opera Program has made women the three stage directors for the 2024 season. Always known for diversity and inclusion, it is a surprising and welcome first.

Pride Booksapalooza, part 3: photo essays, young adult & rainbow lit

Pride Booksapalooza, part 3: photo essays, young adult & rainbow lit

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 16, 2024

Here's the third and final installment of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where you'll find a colorful selection of picture books, photo essays, and Children's and Young Adult titles. These books make ideal conversation pieces in mixed company.

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2024

Lambda Literary, the nation's premiere LGBTQ literary arts organization, proudly announced the 36th annual Lambda Literary Award winners on June 11 at Sony Hall. Awards in numerous categories were given, including to several Bay Area authors.

Rainbow network: The Lavender Tube on more Pride viewings

Rainbow network: The Lavender Tube on more Pride viewings

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 10, 2024

As Pride month continues with events and parades and general flaunting in the face of the haters, there's some Pride programming to watch when you just need a little down time from the non-stop parties.

Frameline48's cinematic splices of life

Frameline48's cinematic splices of life

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 9, 2024

With the closure of the Castro Theatre for renovations, Frameline48, which will screen from June18-29, had to find new venues for their movies. Here are a dozen feature films of note.

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 8, 2024

Here comes the second of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where we present almost a dozen nonfiction and memoir titles guaranteed to educate you on LGBTQ issues, trans identities, sluts, former military officers, lesbian spaces, and queer folk.