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    Mardi Gras Flight 420 to Land in the Castro

    Mardi Gras Flight 420 to Land in the Castro

    By Gary Virginia– If you are craving the tastes, sounds, music and traditions of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, you need not fly 2,000 miles to the Big Easy. San Francisco’s…

    Our Great Tchaikovsky Ignites LGBT Audience Feedback for Hershey Felder

    Our Great Tchaikovsky Ignites LGBT Audience Feedback for Hershey Felder

    Although known throughout the world and hailed as Russia’s national composer for his beautiful ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, to the outrageous 1812 Overture and brilliant symphonic…

    Acclaimed Quilter, Playwright and Artist Leonard Pinna Continues to Expand Creative Horizons

    Acclaimed Quilter, Playwright and Artist Leonard Pinna Continues to Expand Creative Horizons

    When members of our team first met talented Bay Area-based artist Leonard Pinna some years ago, he was working on several paintings and fine-tuning a few new plays that he…

    Hanukkah: Shaken with a Southern Baptist Twist

    Hanukkah: Shaken with a Southern Baptist Twist

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– The announcement that this issue of the San Francisco Bay Times would include features on Hanukkah and food put a huge smile on this face. Both…

    Mark Morris to Appear in His Spicy, Irreverent Holiday Classic The Hard Nut at Zellerbach

    Mark Morris to Appear in His Spicy, Irreverent Holiday Classic The Hard Nut at Zellerbach

    Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Hard Nut is a cascade of wit and wintry beauty. This lavish, gender-bent love letter to the traditional Nutcracker ballet transplants E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story…

    Behind the Lavender Pen

    Behind the Lavender Pen

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– Hopefully you have been watching, reading, and hearing all about the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ Lavender Pen Tour. The sheer magnitude of the undertaking was…

    San Francisco Transgender Film Festival to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

    San Francisco Transgender Film Festival to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

    San Francisco Transgender Film Festival was the first festival of its kind in North America. This landmark festival—which promotes transgender and gender-variant visibility, culture and community through its quality films—has…

    Smuin’s New Season Features Fly Me to the Moon Ballet Tribute to Frank Sinatra

    Smuin’s New Season Features Fly Me to the Moon Ballet Tribute to Frank Sinatra

    As Michael Smuin’s (1938–2007) eponymous company approaches its 24th season, the Bay Area ballet troupe—now known as Smuin Contemporary American Ballet—works hard to continue his legacy of dance and showmanship.…

    There Comes a Time

    There Comes a Time

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– The lyrics of a familiar activist song are, “There comes a time when you just gotta stand. You’ve been down so long, someone will give you…

    Blues Is a Woman Hits All the Right Notes in Compelling Theatrical Concert Herstory

    Blues Is a Woman Hits All the Right Notes in Compelling Theatrical Concert Herstory

    Ma Rainey (1882 or 1886–1939), considered by many to be the “Mother of the Blues,” once advised Bessie Smith: “Let your soul do the singin.’” She also famously said, “You…

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