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50 years in 50 weeks; 1995 rocked

50 years in 50 weeks; 1995 rocked

By Jim Provenzano

Extra Fancy front man Brian Grillo may have been the most prominent out gay rock singer of the year. The band headlined the 1995 Folsom Street Fair in one of several queer rock moments of the year.

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By Gregg Shapiro | September 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.

By Scott Stiffler | September 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.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | August 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.

By Jim Provenzano | August 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.


By Michael Flanagan | August 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.

By Gregg Shapiro | August 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.


By Gregg Shapiro | July 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.'

By Jim Gladstone | July 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!'


By Gregg Shapiro | July 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.'

By Jim Provenzano | July 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.


By Gregg Shapiro | July 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.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 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.


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