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Cheyenne Jackson performs with Seth Rudetsky Aug, 2 & 3

Cheyenne Jackson performs with Seth Rudetsky Aug, 2 & 3

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 31, 2020

TV fans know him for 'American Horror Story,' Broadway fans know him for 'Xanadu' and 'All Shook Up.' Cheyenne Jackson, the handsome singer-actor, performs in an intimate concert fundraiser with our favorite musical theatre wizard, Seth Rudetsky.

SF Castro's Badlands to close permanently

SF Castro's Badlands to close permanently

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 30, 2020

The Castro nightclub Badlands at 4121 18th Street will not be reopening, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 24, 2020

Broadway fans rejoice; Megan Hilty's concert with erudite pianist and musical genius Seth Rudetsky will stream Sunday July 26 at 5pm PST, with a repeat on Monday, July 27 at 1:30pm PST.

Q-Music: Testosterock: bar bands and guy tunes with flair

Q-Music: Testosterock: bar bands and guy tunes with flair

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 21, 2020

Springsteen-inspired bands Steve Earle and the Dukes, Iron City Houserockers, plus Chicano Batman and other rocking groups' latest CDs are reviewed.

Rufus Rules: an interview with Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Rules: an interview with Rufus Wainwright

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 14, 2020

For those who have been counting (and patiently waiting), it's been 12 years since Rufus Wainwright has released an album of original pop music. Rest assured that with 'Unfollow the Rules,' Wainwright doesn't disappoint.

Q-Music: Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life,' 'The Idiot' re-released

Q-Music: Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life,' 'The Idiot' re-released

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 7, 2020

When it comes to Iggy Pop's solo work, he has yet to top the two he released in 1977: 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life,' each one newly reissued in expanded, double disc, deluxe editions, both produced by David Bowie.

Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 6, 2020

Kent James, also known as the punk-influenced rock music frontman Nick Name, died at his home in Palm Springs on July 3, 2020. The gay singer-songwriter lived in San Francisco for a few years, and performed at local nightclubs.

Q-Music: Quarantine Pride playlist

Q-Music: Quarantine Pride playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 30, 2020

Brittany Howard, Tom Goss, Jake Blount, Sarah Peacock and Maxx Mann offer diverse music with their own unique queer edge.

Global Pride 2020 features 100+ performers, host Todrick Hall

Global Pride 2020 features 100+ performers, host Todrick Hall

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 26, 2020

Pride organizations of the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020. Todrick Hall will host the June 27 24-hour livestream Pride event featuring Adam Lambert, Pussy Riot, Big Freedia, Village People, Courtney Act, and many more.

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, others support Pride Lives' virtual Stonewall Day

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, others support Pride Lives' virtual Stonewall Day

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 26, 2020

Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ community, held its third annual Stonewall Day, with pop star and presidents joining in.

Out, loud and proud: an interview with SONiA

Out, loud and proud: an interview with SONiA

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 24, 2020

Baltimore native, out musician, activist, and even a bit of a mystic, Sonia Rutstein, better known to her fans and followers as SONiA of disappear fear, has a musical gift for everyone, her new 12-song CD compilation "Love Out Loud."

The father of Hi-NRG: Patrick Cowley's illustrated diary recounts the music innovator's short, shining, sexual life

The father of Hi-NRG: Patrick Cowley's illustrated diary recounts the music innovator's short, shining, sexual life

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 23, 2020

As the main creator of the Hi-NRG music genre, Patrick Cowley briefly thrived on the dance music charts with originality and ferocity. Cowley's posthumously published diaries document his short life in 1970s gay dance and music scene.

Homing's In: arts, community & nightlife events June 11-18

Homing's In: arts, community & nightlife events June 11-18

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 11, 2020

As Pride month continues, events multiply, from drag tributes to concerts and cultural and community events.

Chillin' with Dylan Rice: gay musician's new music of 'Fits and Fevers'

Chillin' with Dylan Rice: gay musician's new music of 'Fits and Fevers'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 2, 2020

There aren't many up and coming gay singer-songwriters who can say that they were given the seal of approval by queer royalty at the start of their careers. But Dylan Rice can. Styx co-founder and bassist Chuck Panozzo.