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Divas defined: Black Music Archive explains singing styles

Divas defined: Black Music Archive explains singing styles

In videos on the Black Music Archive, Milik Kashad explains the intricacies of mostly Black women singers in opera, pop, R&B and other genres, while answering questions about singing styles.

Q-music: Pride sounds all year long

Q-music: Pride sounds all year long

Even after you're over the rainbow, new music from Jake Shears, Rufus Wainwright and Passion Pit will have you humming along down your own yellow brick road.

Going Out, June 15-23, 2023

Going Out, June 15-23, 2023

With so many LGBTQ events taking place, you might feel a bit of rainbow overload. But never fear. We've got arts and nightlife events carefully selected, so you can plan your gay agenda, every week right here.

Obituaries: Robert Neal Thornton

Obituaries: Robert Neal Thornton

  • BARS
  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 14, 2023

The obituary for Robert Neal Thornton, who owned The Cinch Saloon on San Francisco's historic Polk Street.

Broadway Bares-San Francisco Strips VI: taking it all off for charity

Broadway Bares-San Francisco Strips VI: taking it all off for charity

On June 17, the sixth local incarnation of "Broadway Bares" strips its way into DNA Lounge. "Broadway Bares/San Francisco Strips VI: ChampionStrips" will raise critical funds for the Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation while promising a rollicking good time.

Q-Music: solos and sides

Q-Music: solos and sides

Big name musicians (Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant and Ben Folds) depart from their traditional band mates for new solo albums, and one unusual super group (The No Ones) includes alumni from several bands.

Parents protest Sonoma County Library's drag story hours

Parents protest Sonoma County Library's drag story hours

  • DRAG
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 9, 2023

A group of parents upset at the Sonoma County Library hosting several drag story hours this Pride Month is calling on library leaders to cancel the events and planning to protest at the system's Petaluma branch this weekend.

Going Out, June 8-16, 2023

Going Out, June 8-16, 2023

Along with the arts events in this week's issue, we've got dozens more in our expansive coverage, with comprehensive LGBTQ bar and nightclub listings. It's rainbowlicious!

Gina Yashere: the 'woman king of comedy' returns

Gina Yashere: the 'woman king of comedy' returns

On Saturday June 17, British comic Gina Yashere returns to San Francisco with her new show, "The Woman King of Comedy."

Drag shows aim to bolster downtown San Francisco

Drag shows aim to bolster downtown San Francisco

  • DRAG
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 5, 2023

To kickoff Pride Month the downtown San Francisco German restaurant Schroeder's had turned a portion of its dining room into a performance area with a screened in dressing room.

Going Out, June 1-9, 2023

Going Out, June 1-9, 2023

While you may not yet have your full-tilt Pride on, never fear. June is already filling up this first week with fun arts and nightlife events. Get going out.

Feelmore Social, Oakland's latest cool bar

Feelmore Social, Oakland's latest cool bar

  • BARS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 30, 2023

Downtown Oakland has a new hangout that's a little bit wild and sexy: Feelmore Social. Nenna Joiner, owner, said, "We want to create a space where sexual weirdos can come."

Russian River's recovery & revelry

Russian River's recovery & revelry

  • BARS
  • by Enrique Asis
  • May 30, 2023

As summer events in Guerneville and Monte Rio return, it's worth looking back to see how Russian River venues have recovered from the pandemic and a series of floods and fires.

Country music crossovers

Country music crossovers

Country music artists are regularly crossing genre boundaries, some even recording covers of Stephen Sondheim musical numbers. Here are four new outstanding audibly artistic diversions.