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Branden and James: Classical crossover partners, on- and off-stage

Branden and James: Classical crossover partners, on- and off-stage

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 30, 2019

There's a feeling of celebration around the return cello-vocal duo, husbands Branden James and James Clark., for this year's Pride. They'll play Friday and Saturday night shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko, and bring a new style to favorite songs.

Frances Ruffelle: Broadway singer Live(s) in San Francisco at Feinstein's

Frances Ruffelle: Broadway singer Live(s) in San Francisco at Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 18, 2019

On September 27 and 28, Broadway baby Frances Ruffelle brings her show Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York to the elegant stage of Feinstein's at The Nikko, a show she performs monthly at Feinstein's in New York.

One Night Only with Hamilton Cast @ Herbst Theatre

One Night Only with Hamilton Cast @ Herbst Theatre

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Sep 18, 2019

Cast members from the touring production of Hamilton sang an array of songs themed Protest: Revel with Some Rebels, at the benefit on Sept. 16, with proceeds going to the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Charo! Spanish singer-guitarist finds comfort in music

Charo! Spanish singer-guitarist finds comfort in music

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 11, 2019

On Friday September 20 the incomparable legendary Charo returns to San Francisco for an evening of music and 'cuchi-cuchi' at the Herbst Theatre.

Morgxn to rock Rickshaw Stop

Morgxn to rock Rickshaw Stop

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 4, 2019

Morgxn appears at the Rickshaw Stop on September 12. That "x" marks the spot on his lifeline when he decided to own his vulnerability as part of his creativity, just a few years ago.

Natalie Douglas: the singer's family reconnection & Roberta Flack tribute at Feinstein's concerts

Natalie Douglas: the singer's family reconnection & Roberta Flack tribute at Feinstein's concerts

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 28, 2019

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," is one of those songs that's pretty much guaranteed to swell the emotions. Natalie Douglas sings it next weekend during her Roberta Flack tribute shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko, with a renewed family connection.

Veronica Klaus: The much-missed chanteuse returns to Martuni's

Veronica Klaus: The much-missed chanteuse returns to Martuni's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 21, 2019

It's been several years since singer Veronica Klaus, for many years a fixture on the San Francisco cabaret scene, departed these shores for new adventures in upstate New York. But on August 31 and September 1, Klaus returns to the city where it all began.

REAF 25th Anniversary Benefit @ Herbst Theatre

REAF 25th Anniversary Benefit @ Herbst Theatre

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 21, 2019

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's 25th anniversary benefit concert, Help Is on the Way, held August 18 at the Herbst Theatre, included a super-talented array of Broadway and local cabaret singers.

Samantha Sidley likes girls: Pop/Jazz singer at the Rickshaw Stop

Samantha Sidley likes girls: Pop/Jazz singer at the Rickshaw Stop

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 14, 2019

Samantha Sidley cuts to the chase in her just released single "I Like Girls." The song's video begins with a tight close-up of her face. "I like girls!" she proclaims, before she starts singing.

Tyne Daly & Sharon Gless: 'Cagney and Lacey,' together again at REAF benefit concert

Tyne Daly & Sharon Gless: 'Cagney and Lacey,' together again at REAF benefit concert

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 7, 2019

On Sunday, August 18, Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless, stars of the iconic 1980s police show Cagney and Lacey, will reunite onstage at the Herbst Theater for Help Is On The Way 25, a concert and gala which will raise money for two good causes.

Outside Lands' super-queer notables

Outside Lands' super-queer notables

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 31, 2019

The annual huge outdoor, multi-stage music festival includes headliner Paul Simon, plus food, drinks, comedy, all in lovely Golden Gate Park. Here are a few select, lesser-known bands and events, including a few queer notables.

Celebrating A Star is Born: Popular musical films get a cabaret tribute at Feinstein's

Celebrating A Star is Born: Popular musical films get a cabaret tribute at Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 31, 2019

On August 9 and 10, a tribute to a trio of musical films makes a cabaret debut when Feinstein's at The Nikko presents 'A Star Is Born: The Concert,' a show which will offer live performances of songs from three versions of the story.

Carole Cook: the legendary actress returns for REAF benefit concert

Carole Cook: the legendary actress returns for REAF benefit concert

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 31, 2019

Carole Cook, the veteran actress who toured Australia as Dolly Levi, who played "everything from Medea to Mame," returns for her twenty-fifth performance at the REAF Help is on the Way benefit concert, August 18 at the Herbst Theatre.

Ryan Raftery: The comic actor-singer cooks up Martha Stewart

Ryan Raftery: The comic actor-singer cooks up Martha Stewart

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 17, 2019

Comic actor Ryan Raftery's one-man musical, 'The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart' brings recipes and song parodies to Feinstein's.