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Gold miner: Singer-songwriter Melissa Carper

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Mar 4, 2021
There's so much to recommend about the dazzling new album by out singer/songwriter Melissa Carper, it's hard to know where to begin. Carper's distinctive vocal style transcends a single genre description.

Big Top Brunch at Beaux

Tuesday Mar 2, 2021
Beaux's Sunday Big Top Brunch entertained outdoor patrons on Feb. 28 as glam drag performers strutted their lip-synching stuff, and photographer Steven Underhill caught some fun moments.

Saints & Sinners literary fest's online in March

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Mar 2, 2021
With an entire literary festival, from readings to panels, all online, the 18th annual Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival, usually held in New Orleans, returns with a robust roster on March 11-14.

Two photo books offer new and historic views on LGBT people

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Mar 2, 2021
Two photo books, one new, the other re-issued decades after first being published, show stark differences, and similarities, in the depiction of their subjects.

Oasis telethon to feature dozens of talents

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday Feb 27, 2021
Despite a year of providing entertainment through the pandemic, the drag-focused nightclub Oasis still needs fan support to remain open. So owner D'Arcy Drollinger will host a 12-hour telethon with dozens of performers on March 6.

Soul, Sin, Secrets & Scots: The Lavender Tube on new Black and gay series, and men in kilts

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Saturday Feb 27, 2021
'Soul of a Nation' explores Black stories, 'It's a Sin' sears with '80s UK gay and AIDS stories, plus 'Tell Me Your Secrets' and 'Men in Kilts' tempt your television time.

All-male, reviewed: Brontez Purnell's '100 Boyfriends'

By Jim Piechota | Saturday Feb 27, 2021
In Brontez Purnell's deliciously voyeuristic collection of salacious vignettes, we are drenched in the sights, smells, sounds, and hedonistic delights of orgasmic connection.

Bill Eld's posthumous porn paean

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Feb 26, 2021
"Big" Bill Eld, one of gay cinema's first porn stars, didn't last long in the business, as director Toby Ross recounts in his ruminative odd 'docudrama.'

Homing's In Feb 26-March 5, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 25, 2021
Step into the wonderful world of online arts, nightlife and community events. Take yourself to church, dance along with pros and gogos, or sing along to Broadway stars.

Olivia Newton-John: She's still the one that we want

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Feb 25, 2021
Now in her seventh decade as an entertainer, Olivia Newton-John has proven herself to be a versatile artist, including recent duet with her daughter and a recently published memoir.

Ramadan rom-com: 'Breaking Fast's L.A. love story

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Feb 23, 2021
In Mike Mosallam's affectionate Ramadan rom-com "Breaking Fast," Mo (out actor Haaz Sleiman) is a devout, disciplined Muslim doctor who has reconciled his religious dedication with his queer sexuality.

'Gay Grampas' book published

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Feb 22, 2021
In the tradition of 'Heather Has Two Mommies,' the first children's book featuring gay grandparents lovingly showcases extended family.

Homing's In Feb 19-28, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 18, 2021
Sometime it feels like being the DJ on the Titanic II, part desperate distraction, part solemn duty, working to bring you entertainments and the strange dispiriting online version of community. Sometimes it doesn't.

What drives desire - 'Kink: Stories' anthology explores sexuality

By Mark William Norby | Thursday Feb 18, 2021
'Kink: Stories,' edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, is an anthology of 14 blazing, vivid stories that come together and make up a collection that plunges into different definitions of the multi-layered discipline of intimacy.

SF Symphony records Berg's assured atonal works

By Philip Campbell | Thursday Feb 18, 2021
It may be an acquired taste, but once music lovers develop an interest in the music of 20th-century composer Alban Berg, it can become a passionate preference, particularly via SF Symphony's new recording.

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
Slow Streets Noe Art Mart kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 14, with artists, craftspeople and others showcasing and selling prints, clothing and more. The free event, on Noe St. at Market, will be held weekly through June. photos by Steven Underhill

Bay Area Reporter announces its historic 50th anniversary edition

By Advertising Department | Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
Reserve your place in LGBTQ history. America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary with a special commemorative edition to be published on April 1.

All hail the kings: drag show's Zoomin'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
Names like Mo B. Dick and Sexy Galexy will grace your computer screens when Drag King Legends takes to Zoom on Feb. 21 at 5pm. Kings with 25 years or more experience will be honored in a show that promises to be informative, exciting, and entertaining.

Miami rhapsody: Regina King's powerful film adaptation of Kemp Powers' play

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Feb 16, 2021
'One Night in Miami...' is a fictional dramatization inspired by true events that bring together four men from different backgrounds whose contributions to Black culture continues to resonate to the present day.

'Two of Us': lesbian feature Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Feb 16, 2021
"Two of Us," the French entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, is a deeply sensual tale of textured, long-standing love and desire between two women.

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