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Scenes from the Cirque

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Red noses over respirator masks. That was the unfortunate fashion trend at last Thursday night's opening of "Volta," the latest touring extravaganza from Cirque du Soleil.

Resident genius

By Sari Staver | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Avant-garde artist and pop music icon Laurie Anderson will present five different concerts in San Francisco beginning Nov. 28, as part of her tenure as Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ Center.

Christine Andreas - From Broadway to Paris at the Venetian Room

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Christine Andreas, elle ne parle pas francais. While the acclaimed soprano's Bay Area Cabaret performance, at the Venetian Room on December 2, is a tribute to iconic French singer Edith Piaf, Andreas doesn't speak the Little Sparrow's native tongue.

Celebrating grey — the older kinkster

By Race Bannon | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
One of the many attractions to San Francisco when I moved here in 1994 was how readily it embraced older gay men. I was always pleasantly surprised at how well older gay men were integrated into the larger LGBTQ whole, especially in the leather scene.

Cirque du Soleil @ AT&T Park

By Steven Underhill | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Cirque du Soleil, the spectacular circus phenomenon, returned to San Francisco with its new show, Volta, which includes hunky acrobats and aerialists, talented vocalists and musicians, and a variety of amazing gymnastic performers.

In the lap of luxury

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Our favorite hotel down the Peninsula invited us back for an overnight stay, so we returned to The Clement Palo Alto a few weeks ago. It's a different sort of luxury hotel, as you'll see.

Events planned in SF, Oakland for World AIDS Day

By Alex Madison | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, December 1, several San Francisco organizations are holding events.

Gay Alameda councilman Oddie wins 2nd term

By Matthew S. Bajko | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
On Election Night it appeared that gay Alameda City Councilman Jim Oddie had failed to win a second, four-year term. In the race for two council seats, he landed in third place among the five candidates.

Music for a better world

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Two concerts with similar intentions brought opposite sides of the Bay in synch recently with the belief that music is a human right.

Chiu hires gay district director

By Matthew S. Bajko | Tuesday Nov 20, 2018
Long Beach native Tom Paulino has had his eye on a career in politics since being accepted to UC Berkeley, where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in a double major of political science and history. The question was how to achieve that goal.

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