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Jesse Blake Rundle: folk musician on life changes and Idaho life

Jesse Blake Rundle: folk musician on life changes and Idaho life

Sometimes the most interesting queer music comes from the least expected places; Boise, Idaho, for example. That's where out singer/songwriter Jesse Blake Rundle recorded his new eight-song LP "Next Town's Trees" during a period of "immense change."

Harvettes: One Last Night at Harvey's

Harvettes: One Last Night at Harvey's

  • BARS
  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 30, 2023

It was the last dance, the last night, and last call for Harvey's bar and restaurant on 18th and Castro on January 28, as drag queens and singers entertained the audience at a benefit for the now-unemployed staff members.

Carly Ozard: singer launches monthly shows at Martuni's

Carly Ozard: singer launches monthly shows at Martuni's

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 24, 2023

Beginning Sunday, January 29, and continuing on the last Sunday of each month through the end of 2023, powerhouse singer Carly Ozard, accompanied by Barry Lloyd at the piano, will offer "Live at Martuni's: Carly Ozard and Friends."

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2023

Harvey's, the LGBTQ bar and restaurant that welcomed tourists and regulars alike to the Castro for over a quarter century, abruptly closed its doors late Sunday, striking a blow to the queer neighborhood seeing more and more empty storefronts.

Donna McKechnie: Broadway legend sings Sondheim at Feinstein's

Donna McKechnie: Broadway legend sings Sondheim at Feinstein's

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 17, 2023

Donna McKechnie, best known for originating, and winning a Tony for, the role of Cassie in "A Chorus Line," will honor her late colleague in her solo show, "Take Me To The World: the Songs of Stephen Sondheim," at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Jan. 19 & 20.

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: two sensational debuts

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: two sensational debuts

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 17, 2023

Marshall Forte, a lightning bolt of charisma and musicality who, debuted as Lola in Ray of Light Theatre's production of "Kinky Boots," is now setting off sparks with his own cabaret act, "Hello My Name Is Marshall" at the new supper club Lyon & Swan.

Crossing genres: new country & jazz recordings, and local gigs

Crossing genres: new country & jazz recordings, and local gigs

While it's true that country and jazz have come a long way in recent years, the number of successful and popular out artists in those genres pales in comparison to others. Here are a few notable acts, some who'll soon perform in the Bay Area.

Jason Gotay goes cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' star gets musically vulnerable

Jason Gotay goes cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' star gets musically vulnerable

Broadway and TV actor-singer Jason Gotay makes his San Francisco debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko this weekend on January 13 and 14. His new concert shares some intimate moments from his life.

Commentary: Make drag queens illegal? It's happened before

Commentary: Make drag queens illegal? It's happened before

  • DRAG
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Jan 5, 2023

Today drag queen storybook readings for children have been opportunistically subverted by the far right using an old and recurring slur that it is a ruse used by pedophiles to "groom" children for abuse.

Hello, Paper Dolly! - Ennio Marchetto at Club Fugazi

Hello, Paper Dolly! - Ennio Marchetto at Club Fugazi

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 3, 2023

For more than 30 years he's transformed huge sheets of blank paper into the cleverly drawn, precisely folded costumes that allow him to metamorphosize into more than 60 celebrity and historical characters over the course of his frantic hour-long show.

Because of a song: Holly Near celebrates Oakland's women's music scene with new online archive

Because of a song: Holly Near celebrates Oakland's women's music scene with new online archive

Women's music legend Holly Near called the music made by women musicians in the 1970s a lifeline. A new website documents the contributions of hundreds of women artists.

Singer-songwriter Jim Andralis 'Can't Stop Trying'

Singer-songwriter Jim Andralis 'Can't Stop Trying'

From his debut album "Your Dying Wish Come True" to his just released new full-length "I Can't Stop Trying," Jim Andralis' music features emotive vocals and his effortless gift for a turn of a phrase.

'Cumming Home for Christmas' - Cade Maddox in Falcon Studios' holiday hump-fest

'Cumming Home for Christmas' - Cade Maddox in Falcon Studios' holiday hump-fest

  • SEXUALITY
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 20, 2022

Cable networks like Hallmark and Lifetime abound with holiday movies designed for the whole family to enjoy. It's an annual tradition. Now, legendary gay adult studio Falcon is tossing its hat into the ring with an X-rated Xmas feature.

The gift of music: classics reissued

The gift of music: classics reissued

With the winter holiday season rapidly wrapping up, you may be considering a last-minute yet appreciated gift. Music is always a popular and appreciated present, including some recent exciting reissues.