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Sapphira Cristál Comes to SF - 'Drag Race' Miss Congeniality to play Bimbo's

Sapphira Cristál Comes to SF - 'Drag Race' Miss Congeniality to play Bimbo's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 9, 2024

Sapphira Cristál is most definitely a star on the rise. On July 17 she'll make a stop in San Francisco to do a show at Bimbo's, part of a multi-city tour that includes appearances all over the country, and even a few stops in Canada.

Matthew Martin is Judy Garland: Local drag star returns to Oasis

Matthew Martin is Judy Garland: Local drag star returns to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 25, 2024

Matthew Martin is well known, even beloved, for his portrayals of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies. On July 4, 5, and 6, Martin will return to Oasis, appearing as queer icon Judy Garland.

Fred Schneider: The B-52s member on music, Vegas, and the band's Mosswood Meltdown show

Fred Schneider: The B-52s member on music, Vegas, and the band's Mosswood Meltdown show

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 22, 2024

Fred Schneider talks about the B-52s' upcoming performance at the Mosswood Meltdown (July 6 & 7) in Oakland and his many other upcoming music projects.

Song and dance in Sonoma: Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off summer under the stars

Song and dance in Sonoma: Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off summer under the stars

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 18, 2024

The talent at Transcendence Theatre Company's concerts consists of dozens of singers and dancers who regularly appear on Broadway and West End stages but sweep into Sonoma County in several waves each summer.

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 11, 2024

On June 22 Bay Area native Sean Patrick Murtagh returns to San Francisco to perform his critically acclaimed show "Beautiful Girls: A Tribute to Sondheim's Divas."

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 4, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

  • by JL Odom
  • May 28, 2024

In the East Bay, the owners of The Ivy Room are going above and beyond for Pride month by hosting an unprecedented 19 music and community events.

Cockettes Nouveau in 'Dirt! Sex! Passion!' - next gen theater revives drag troupe's quirky cabaret

Cockettes Nouveau in 'Dirt! Sex! Passion!' - next gen theater revives drag troupe's quirky cabaret

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 21, 2024

The Cockettes are back. Actually, it's the next generation of The Cockettes, who perform under the name Cockettes Nouveau. They're just as outrageous as their predecessors. It's must-see fun at Oasis.

In the 'Spotlight' - Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates animation, video games

In the 'Spotlight' - Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates animation, video games

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 14, 2024

Each year the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band produces "Spotlight," the band's annual gala and fundraiser. This year's event will take place on May 18 with music from animated films and video games.

Q-Music: country Pride playlist

Q-Music: country Pride playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 12, 2024

The genres of Country and Americana continue to expand in styles with queer musicians Jaime Wyatt, Amelia White, Creekbed Carter Hogan, Stephanie Sammons, Zoe Boekbinder, and The Western Civilization.

Glam-rock folk-singer Aaron Lee Tasjan's 'Stellar' achievement

Glam-rock folk-singer Aaron Lee Tasjan's 'Stellar' achievement

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 7, 2024

An early contender for one of the best albums of 2024, "Stellar Evolution" (Blue Élan) by queer singer/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan is modern pop perfection.

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 30, 2024

Berlin-based singer Vladmir Kornéev has recorded five critically acclaimed albums, toured Europe, played with symphony orchestras in Germany and Montreal. He'll be in the Bay Area in May to make his United States concert debut.

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 30, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares new and recent albums from Palehound, The Drums, Jenny Owen Youngs, Wrabel, and the "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" 2023 Broadway Cast Recording.

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Since 2003 the San Francisco International Arts Festival has celebrated the arts by bringing together a global community of performers and audiences. The festival will run from May 1 until May 12 at various venues around the city's Mission District.