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Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

Suzanne Vega: new album, new tour

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 24, 2022

Having matured musically since her hit single "Luka" in 1987, Suzanne Vega's new album, "An Evening of New York Songs & Stories" includes re-recorded old songs as well as new ones.

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

Semler sings out: openly queer Christian musician

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 20, 2022

The Contemporary Christian Music phenomenon known simply as Semler has earned the distinction of hitting #1 on the Gospel charts twice in one year. It's even more noteworthy that Semler is the first openly queer Christian music artist.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 15-23, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 15, 2022

We've got musicals, dance concerts, art exhibits — even a cat show and 'Cats' the show!— and nightlife up for grabs this week, including some pre-Folsom Street Fair events. Fall in for the fun.

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 13, 2022

Cyndi Lauper's infectious score and the cast's all-in performances made the original production —and now the Ray of Light iteration — of 'Kinky Boots' well worth seeing.

'Moulin Rouge!' lush pop song musical can, can, can

'Moulin Rouge!' lush pop song musical can, can, can

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 13, 2022

Spectacular sets, extravagant costumes, dozens of pop song snippets woven together in a sonic field of dreams. The national tour of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" now playing at the Orpheum Theater, offers audiences an eye-popping, ear-tickling escape.

Alta Sinfonica launches Mexican music remake

Alta Sinfonica launches Mexican music remake

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Sep 13, 2022

Herbst Theatre will echo with previously unheard sounds on Oct. 1, when Alta Sinfonica debuts, taking to the stage with music that combines traditional Mexican music forms with what organizers tantalizingly call "urban sounds."

Going Out, Homing's In,  Sept. 9—16, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 9—16, 2022

  • Sep 8, 2022

Still feelin' hot hot hot? It's the coolest summer we'll have again, so put it behind you and get a leg up to chill museums and theaters as arts and nightlife events refresh your senses.

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

Tony-winner Matt Doyle at Feinstein's: the 'Company' star comes home

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 6, 2022

Former local returns to Feinstein's this weekend as a bonafide Broadway star, shortly after winning a Tony for his role in the acclaimed revival of 'Company.'

SF Opera's 'Antony and Cleopatra' - legendary lovers inspire operatic partnerships

SF Opera's 'Antony and Cleopatra' - legendary lovers inspire operatic partnerships

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Sep 6, 2022

Anticipation runs justifiably high for SFO's fifth production with composer John Adams' 'Antony and Cleopatra,' adapted from William Shakespeare's tragic love story, with consultation by director Elkhanah Pulitzer and dramaturg Lucia Scheckner.

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

Talk about ...pop music: Fall Arts concerts

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 2, 2022

From legacy acts to newcomers, there's an unusually queer season of pop ahead at major Bay Area concert venues. Brace yourselves for a glitter tsunami.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept. 1-9, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 1, 2022

Some of our Fall Arts faves are still in preview mode, but we've got hundreds of arts and nightlife events happening today and through the week. Get out and about.

Duly noted: Fall Arts classical music concerts

Duly noted: Fall Arts classical music concerts

  • Aug 30, 2022

There's a celebratory quality to the classical music offerings this fall, in no small part out of gratitude that live performances can go on at all. The home team has seldom looked so good, and many of the visitors, too, are easy on the eye and ear.

'Poser' - Columbus music scene's queer-adjacence

'Poser' - Columbus music scene's queer-adjacence

  • by Joshua Polanski
  • Aug 23, 2022

Set in the ultra-local indie music in Columbus, directors Ori Segev and Noah Dixon wisely populate their affectionately-shot indie film with real performers from the local scene, most notably Bobbi Kitten (as herself) from Damn the Witch Siren.

Q-Music: Diva country: new collections from Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, and more

Q-Music: Diva country: new collections from Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, and more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 23, 2022

Get into the groove and get physical with new classic collections by Olivia Newton-John, Bobbie Gentry, Mimi Roman and Madonna.