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Thespians on wheels

By Richard Dodds | Thursday Jul 20, 2017
In his newest play, San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has chosen to step out of his wheelhouse for a little fresh air.

On the Tab :: July 20 - 27

Thursday Jul 20, 2017
Let's go out and have some fun. You know it is done. Dress up sharp. Don't be so glum!

All-Summer-Long LGBTQ Playlist

By Gregg Shapiro | Sunday Jul 16, 2017
Queer singer-songwriter Sia has been messing with her appearance on her album covers for years. Freshly out Barry Manilow achieves a new career high. And Perfume Genius really is smart! these and others will keep your summer listening on track.

Beautiful Singing from the Class of 2017

By Philip Campbell | Sunday Jul 16, 2017
The Concert Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music was packed last week with friends, colleagues and cheering family members for the Schwabacher Summer Concert.

Trans Woman Jailed in San Jose Shooting

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sunday Jul 16, 2017
A transgender woman is in jail after allegedly shooting her ex-husband outside the South Bay Costco where he worked.

Lesbian Recalls '60s Love Affair with Joplin

By Alex Madison | Sunday Jul 16, 2017
Whitaker rubbed shoulders with the likes of the late gay poet Allen Ginsberg, poet and City Lights Bookstore co-founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and had a 10-month romantic relationship with rock star Janis Joplin.

An Octoroon

By Richard Dodds | Saturday Jul 15, 2017
It's appropriate that the first known use of the term "mash-up" derives from an 1859 play titled "The Octoroon," since Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' contemporary take on that slave-era melodrama is most certainly a mash-up.

Lavender Tube :: Seeing is Not Believing

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Saturday Jul 15, 2017
What's been on the box that will concern, delight, enlighten, and entertain? "Lavender Tube" has got it covered.

Jennifer Holliday: The Incomparable Singer Returns to the Bay Area

By Jim Gladstone | Saturday Jul 15, 2017
"If I had a chance to start a new era of recording at this point in my career," said Jennifer Holliday, "I would be at my best ever."

Hate Crimes Up in California

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jul 15, 2017
Hate crimes rose in California by about 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report from state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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