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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.

Going Out, June 20-28, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 20-28, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 20, 2024

Hopefully you still have plenty of pride left for this month, since we've got plenty of super-gay events in arts and nightlife for you to enjoy. Check out all the events in Going Out.

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.

'Let the Canary Sing' - Cyndi Lauper's life and career in new documentary

'Let the Canary Sing' - Cyndi Lauper's life and career in new documentary

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 18, 2024

When one recalls 1980s musical culture, the name Cyndi Lauper almost comes immediately to mind. But her music continues to today. The documentary "Let the Canary Sing" offers a nostalgic look at her life and career.

Nicholas Phan's 'A Change Is Gonna Come' - Stellar new recording of American protest songs

Nicholas Phan's 'A Change Is Gonna Come' - Stellar new recording of American protest songs

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jun 18, 2024

As I listened, repeatedly, to Nicholas Phan's new CD, "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Azica Records), a collection of American protest songs, it occurred to me that it's been a while since I've heard someone's singing called "honest."

'Open To It' - queer series tackles Drag Story Hour

'Open To It' - queer series tackles Drag Story Hour

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jun 18, 2024

"'Open To It' is all about a couple experimenting with an open relationship," said director and star Frank Arthur Smith of his series on Amazon and OutTV, "and of course the silly, sexy situations that arise." That includes a Drag Story Hour kerfuffle.

'Big Boys,' big feelings

'Big Boys,' big feelings

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 18, 2024

Corey Sherman's feature-length directorial debut, "Big Boys," is a raw and visceral depiction of being a teenage outsider. There is no pretension here, and the subject matter is handled with a grace and sensitivity

KB Brookins' 'Pretty: A Memoir'

KB Brookins' 'Pretty: A Memoir'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jun 18, 2024

"Pretty: a Memoir," published by Alfred A. Knopf, is the kind of memoir KB Brookins wishes they'd been able to read while transitioning. The book is dedicated to highly segregated Texas, where the author grew up.

Christian Gullette's 'Coachella Elegy' - SF poet's pride, reverence, and remembrance in new work

Christian Gullette's 'Coachella Elegy' - SF poet's pride, reverence, and remembrance in new work

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 18, 2024

If Pride is a time for celebration, it's also a time of reverence and remembrance. San Francisco poet Christian Gullette's "Coachella Elegy" (Trio House Press) carries a deep spirit of what those two words mean, both emotionally and poetically.

Merola Summer Festival: Women make history in classical music concert series

Merola Summer Festival: Women make history in classical music concert series

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Jun 17, 2024

For the first time in 67 years, San Francisco's treasured Merola Opera Program has made women the three stage directors for the 2024 season. Always known for diversity and inclusion, it is a surprising and welcome first.

Frameline48: Families, friends and foes in film

Frameline48: Families, friends and foes in film

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 17, 2024

"We are going to change the world through the power of queer cinema," said Frameline's new Executive Director Allegra Madsen. Here are a dozen more viewing choices at the annual festival, screening at some new venues.

Pride Booksapalooza, part 3: photo essays, young adult & rainbow lit

Pride Booksapalooza, part 3: photo essays, young adult & rainbow lit

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jun 16, 2024

Here's the third and final installment of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where you'll find a colorful selection of picture books, photo essays, and Children's and Young Adult titles. These books make ideal conversation pieces in mixed company.

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2024

Lambda Literary, the nation's premiere LGBTQ literary arts organization, proudly announced the 36th annual Lambda Literary Award winners on June 11 at Sony Hall. Awards in numerous categories were given, including to several Bay Area authors.

Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 12, 2024

The rainbow avalanche of arts and nightlife events continues, and you should dig in and enjoy the ride. Check out all the events in Going Out.