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'Boris Godunov': not good enough

By Philip Campbell | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony can credit an impressive string of successfully semi-staged operas and musicals at Davies Symphony Hall over the years. Last week's massive "Boris Godunov" will also be remembered.

Trans fans at Frameline 42

By Roberto Friedman | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Opening night at Frameline 42 was a rousing good kick-off to the film fest. Co-directors Fiona Dawson and Gabriel Silverman were in the house for the screening of their documentary "TransMilitary."

Frameline Finales!

By David Lamble | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
True fans of Frameline 42, America's longest-running LGBTQ film festival, know that the best of 11 days of queer-themed cinema often screens in the event's final weekend (Thurs.-Sun., June 21-24).

Size matters in Golden Gate Park!

By Sura Wood | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Here comes "Giants of Land and Sea," a new, semi-permanent show at the California Academy of Sciences.

Patti LuPone pulls no punches

By Jim Gladstone | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
No San Francisco queen worth his salt would turn down a salty sit-down with Patti LuPone. So we were out in full force last Wednesday night at the Curran Theatre.


By Jim Gladstone | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
In the American Conservatory Theater's guileless, bighearted new musical "A Walk on the Moon," at the Geary Theater through July 1, there are sweet, small elements that achieve liftoff.

For the children

By Jim Piechota | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
For gay readers cultivating families of their own, there remains a distinct need for literary nourishment especially written for the young ones.

Courageous artist & sexual pioneer

By Tavo Amador | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
The Swedish Royal Academy's decision to award the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature to Andre Gide (1869-1951) was revolutionary. Never before had an openly homosexual author been given that prize.

Countess Luann is a class act

By Adam Sandel | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Countess Luann brings her nightclub act to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Fri. & Sat., June 22 & 23.

Macha lesbian chanteuse

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Chavela Vargas (1919-2012) progressed in her lifetime from pariah to icon. She is the subject of the documentary "Chavela," which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at last year's Frameline,

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