Honey, Honey

It seems as though Honey Mahogany is everywhere these days. The season 5 ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestant has released an album, and recently played herself on the fourth episode of HBO’s gay series ‘Looking.’ She’ll soon be appearing at the hot Market Street nightspot Martuni’s.

Eric Himan unplugged

While his new CD ‘Gracefully’ includes an R&B big band sound, Eric Himan’s latest stop through town will be an intimate, somewhat unplugged, solo show at Martuni‚Äôs on Tuesday, February 25.

Duncan Sheik: The Alchemist

With Grammy-winning music, seven albums, two Tonys for his musical accomplishments, and even a few film soundtracks, there’s no telling which of the many songs in Duncan Sheik’s repertory he and his band will play at their Yoshi’s concert on February 8. But fans and the newly interested will assuredly be entertained.

Lady Rizo @ Feinstein’s

Lady Rizo performs in San Francisco at Feinstein’s at the Nikko February 6 and 7. Her new album, ‘Violet,’ released in November 2013, is brilliance incarnate. Her stage shows are a terrific mix of what she calls “caburlesque.”

The Music, man

With a career spanning Broadway, television, film and concerts, actor-singer-composer Cheyenne Jackson and I mostly discussed his music, specifically his own, some of which he’ll be performing at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, January 10 and 11.

Fab Four: Well Strung

They started on the streets of Provincetown, in a way. Now, Well Strung, the acclaimed string quartet, is touring the country with their signature classical pop crossover instrumental and sung arrangements. The quartet will perform at Feinstein’s at the Nikko December 27 and 28.

LaChanze Sings Diana

This week, acclaimed performer Rhonda LaChanze Sapp visits San Francisco to celebrate her birthday and to pay homage to a pioneering singer that inspired her ascent as an award-winning vocalist and actress on Broadway. She performs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko December 20 & 21.

Jackie Beat
The Holidays are a Drag

The holidays can be a drag. They certainly are for Jackie Beat. Infamous for her over-the-top looks and seedy song parodies, for one night only, Jackie Beat’s O Holy Hell! will play two shows at Rebel, Dec. 22, proving that “The Beat Goes On.”

Singing for Change

More than a dozen stars of Broadway hit musicals will travel from around the country to participate in this year’s annual Broadway Against Bullying Dec. 2. The fundraiser’s for NoBully, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that takes anti-bullying efforts to schools nationwide.

Sheena Rose: Queen of Clubs

As his drag persona Sheena Rose, Jacob Paiva has accomplished something no one else has done in San Francisco since the dance music icon Sylvester in 1986, that is place Number One on a prestigious dance music chart.

Keepin’ it Cazwell

With an almost innocent openness that counters a streetwise attitude, Cazwell has steamed up the music world with his amusingly sexy songs and videos. He’ll be performing live at Oakland’s Club 21 on Friday, November 22, and on Saturday, November 23 at Sacramento’s Badlands.

Klaus Music:
Joey Arias & Kristian Hoffman

The eerily wonderful pop-opera singer Klaus Nomi is long gone, but Joey Arias and Kristian Hoffman, his two close friends and collaborators, will return to the stage in a rare duo concert. Lightning Strikes, a musical tribute to the man who “came from outer space to save the human race,” plays at Feinstein’s at the Nikko for one night only October 24 at 8pm.

Justin’s Time

There is a big, open, hearty sound to the music of Justin Utley that matches the width of his boyish grin and his muscular frame. San Franciscans can enjoy Utley’s music on October 18 at Beatbox, where he will perform in Boys Life, a new “Out Male Concert Series.”

Bounce Back: Big Freedia

Forget Miley’s tired twerk. The authentic and decades-long history of the booty-shaking dance move, also known as Bounce, is fully supported through the driving crazy-making grooves of New Orleans sensation Big Freedia.


 

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