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Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 7, 2021

Last year, Rufus Wainwright released his eighth pop music studio album. It was significant because it was his first in 12 years. He'll perform at Satatoga's Mountain Winery Sept. 12.

Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

  • by Scott Stiffler
  • Sep 4, 2021

LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 31, 2021

Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

Going Out, Homing's In Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 25, 2021

Cinemas, theater companies, museums and nightclubs are doing their best to follow health guidelines while keeping you entertained. Get your tickets, mask up and enjoy yourselves.

Romanovsky and Phillips: gay music duo's fascinating, groundbreaking history

Romanovsky and Phillips: gay music duo's fascinating, groundbreaking history

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Aug 10, 2021

Incredible as it seems, it has now been more than 20 years since Romanovsky and Phillips called it quits. Part of the reason it seems so amazing is that accolades continue to pour in about them all these years later.

Q-Music: family jewels: Songwriting siblings, sons and daughters

Q-Music: family jewels: Songwriting siblings, sons and daughters

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 4, 2021

Sons and daughters, sisters and brothers of prominent musicians have long shared their own talents. Our music columnist offers a few new bests.

Todrick Hall: the multi-talent on gay anthems, mentors & new music

Todrick Hall: the multi-talent on gay anthems, mentors & new music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 20, 2021

Is there anything gay performer and Texas-native Todrick Hall can't do? He sings. He dances. He writes songs. He acts on Broadway, in movies, and on TV. He's also an outspoken activist, and discusses his new album, 'Femuline.'

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

Lillias White: 'Happy' to be here

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 13, 2021

There will be much to celebrate with Broadway star Lillias White when she makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a two-night engagement beginning Friday, July 23. The very same day will see the release of White's new album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!'

Mary Gauthier: Saved by a songwriter

Mary Gauthier: Saved by a songwriter

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 13, 2021

Anyone familiar with the brilliant songs of lesbian singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier won't be at all surprised to learn that she also has a gift for writing prose, as shown in her first book, 'Saved By A Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting.'

Post-Pride playlist

Post-Pride playlist

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 12, 2021

June has come and gone, but grooves from artists all over the rainbow continue to share queer tunes in a variety of genres, from longtime favorites to fresh newbies.

Donnie's welcome back to 'The Colored Section'

Donnie's welcome back to 'The Colored Section'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 6, 2021

Donnie's exceptional debut album 'The Colored Section' was virtually ignored after its release. Now, Motown has reissued the album in an expanded 20th-anniversary edition.

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 22, 2021

Ty Herndon knows about love and acceptance. After proudly coming out as a gay man in 2014, he's performed at Pride festivals and released several albums. He's also producing the June 30 Concert of Love & Acceptance.

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

  • by Anthony T. Eaton
  • Jun 22, 2021

Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

  • Jun 10, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.