Arts & Culture :: Music

Q-Music: Family affairs; worth a listen

Q-Music: Family affairs; worth a listen

  • 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.

Advanced and enchanting - Jean-Baptiste Lully's 'Isis' on CD

Advanced and enchanting - Jean-Baptiste Lully's 'Isis' on CD

  • 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.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • 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.

Online Extra: Stars to appear in online events to support LGBT community centers

Online Extra: Stars to appear in online events to support LGBT community centers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 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.

Online Extra: GLAAD, Sondheim fundraisers wow at-home viewers

Online Extra: GLAAD, Sondheim fundraisers wow at-home viewers

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 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.

Online Extra: Billy Porter covers Buffalo Springfield classic

Online Extra: Billy Porter covers Buffalo Springfield classic

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 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."

Operas offstage, online

Operas offstage, online

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Apr 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.

Linda Lavin offers 'Love Notes'

Linda Lavin offers 'Love Notes'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 21, 2020

Linda Lavin, Tony-winning actress, best know for her TV show 'Alice,' has new music and new hope. We talked with her by phone from her Manhattan apartment, at the pandemic's U.S. epicenter.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Moment by moment: Kristin and DesereƩ of Dance Loud

Moment by moment: Kristin and DesereƩ of Dance Loud

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 15, 2020

There are two sides to every story. That holds true in the case of The Moment, the debut 180-gram audiophile LP, also available via digital download, by Chicago-based queer electronic duo Dance Loud.

Lena Hall: in Limbo and Hell

Lena Hall: in Limbo and Hell

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 7, 2020

Like virtually all performing artists, Lena Hall, best known for her Tony-winning turn as Yitzhak in the Broadway run of 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch,' has had her music and acting career set on pause.

Scores to keep: San Francisco Symphony series, Copland soars

Scores to keep: San Francisco Symphony series, Copland soars

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Apr 7, 2020

San Francisco Symphony's 'Keeping Score' series goes free online; Their performance of Aaron Copland's monumental Third Symphony's online at many music outlets.

Disc love in the time of contagion: Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin'

Disc love in the time of contagion: Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Mar 25, 2020

I watched the new DVD of Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin,' the most emotionally brutal of the Tchaikovsky operas, in a Bolshoi production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, my personal favorite of the current gang of opera enfants terribles, from my bed.

Here's Lucie!

Here's Lucie!

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 17, 2020

Talk about a living legacy. Singer and actress Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Go ahead, try and top that!