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Shelly Lares: Tejano country singer's musical life

Shelly Lares: Tejano country singer's musical life

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jul 18, 2023

This year Shelly Lares was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Tejano Music Awards Show. At 51, she's been singing professionally 41 years, admired for her unique blend of Tejano country music, and only recently came out.

'Egoist' - a Tokyo love story

'Egoist' - a Tokyo love story

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 18, 2023

Based on the autobiographical novel by Makoto Takayama, director and co-screenwriter Daishi Matsunaga's "Egoist" is one of the most original and moving gay movies of the year.

'Afire's burning love

'Afire's burning love

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 18, 2023

"Afire" takes a long time to ignite, but once it does, brace yourself. Like its lead character, novelist Leon (Thomas Schubert), writer/director Christian Petzold's new film is a lot to handle.

'Daddy Lover God' — Don Shewey's sensual sexual memoir

'Daddy Lover God' — Don Shewey's sensual sexual memoir

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 18, 2023

Don Shewey's book "Daddy Lover God" bills itself as a memoir and instruction manual, but it primarily chronicles Shewey's psycho-sexual-spiritual adventures.

Manning up: New translations of Thomas Mann

Manning up: New translations of Thomas Mann

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 18, 2023

Damian Searls's just-published translations of Thomas Mann's "New Selected Stories," fleet but sure-footed, come as a relief, a long-overdue exhalation.

Going Out, July 13-21, 2023

Going Out, July 13-21, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 13, 2023

From cute cubs to crowned queens, nightlife's rousing. Flamenco, Modern and more rev up in dance, plus museums and galleries, and more music than an earful, all in this week's Going Out.

'A Chorus Line' — SF Playhouse's production is a singular sensation

'A Chorus Line' — SF Playhouse's production is a singular sensation

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 11, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "A Chorus Line" is given a rousing, emotional and strong new life at San Francisco Playhouse.

Help is On the Way 27: REAF's latest dazzling fundraiser

Help is On the Way 27: REAF's latest dazzling fundraiser

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

Cast members from the new touring company of the classic musical "Les Miserables" will join other Broadway and cabaret stars at the Marines' Memorial Theater on July 16 for "Help is On the Way 27: Broadway & Beyond," the latest REAF fundraiser.

Feelin' hot: The Lavender Tube on 'Last Call' 'The Idol,' 'Prank Panel' and more

Feelin' hot: The Lavender Tube on 'Last Call' 'The Idol,' 'Prank Panel' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 11, 2023

Our TV columnist updates us on 'Climate Crisis: Drought,' GLAAD's media report, 'The Idol,' 'The Prank Panel' and other media news.

'Theater Camp' — a flawed yet fun film

'Theater Camp' — a flawed yet fun film

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 11, 2023

Theater's gift is that it welcomes all, one of the virtues being celebrated in the new film "Theater Camp," which might make Drama Club cool in the same way "Glee" reimagined and revitalized chorus/choir.

'Hi Honey, I'm Homo!' — new book traces the history of queers on sitcoms

'Hi Honey, I'm Homo!' — new book traces the history of queers on sitcoms

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

One might not think of "Bewitched" when talking about queer characters on sitcoms, yet that's exactly what Matt Baume does in his new book "Hi Honey, I'm Homo! Sitcoms, Specials and the Queering of American Culture."

'Hello Yellow Brick Road' — SF Gay Men's Chorus pays homage to Elton John and Oz

'Hello Yellow Brick Road' — SF Gay Men's Chorus pays homage to Elton John and Oz

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Elton John's landmark album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on July 19. The album's title track makes subtle references to the classic musical fantasy "The Wizard of Oz."

Boze Hadleigh's 'Game Show Confidential'

Boze Hadleigh's 'Game Show Confidential'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 11, 2023

In his latest book, "Game Show Confidential: The Story of An American Obsession," prolific author Boze Hadleigh doesn't play around, pulling back the sparkly curtain to dare to reveal truths some would never consider about game shows.

Post-Pride pressings; reissues from Cher and Pet Shop Boys

Post-Pride pressings; reissues from Cher and Pet Shop Boys

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 11, 2023

Pride month has passed, but you can fly your own flag of fandom for two popular musical favorites; Cher and Pet Shop Boys, with reissued vinyl and CD collections.