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'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle Merges Philip Glass Score with Cocteau's Classic Film
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'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle Merges Philip Glass Score with Cocteau's Classic Film

By Jim Gladstone | Jul 5, 2022

The curtain rises on one of San Francisco's most exciting arts events of the year next week as Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of its innovative take on "La Belle et La Bête" (Beauty and the Beast), combining live music and film.

A 'Stranger' Here Myself: Two Nicks Produce a Boundary-Moving CD

A 'Stranger' Here Myself: Two Nicks Produce a Boundary-Moving CD

By Tim Pfaff | Jul 6, 2022

Two American musicians nicknamed Nick — tenor Nicholas Phan and composer Nico Muhly — found a side-door through the pandemic that was deadly down-time for most of their fellow performing artists.

Opera Star Lashes Out Against Met Opera for Celebrating Pride, Apologizes

Opera Star Lashes Out Against Met Opera for Celebrating Pride, Apologizes

Jul 6, 2022

World-renowned opera star René Pape isn't wild about Pride. He all but said so in a post to the Metropolitan Opera website last week.

Watch: 10 Songs We'd Love to See in a 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Lip Sync

Watch: 10 Songs We'd Love to See in a 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Lip Sync

By Barry Levitt | Jul 4, 2022

We're breaking down 10 songs we would be gagged to hear during an epic lip sync battle on "RuPaul's Drag Race."

Review: Jack Johnson's 'Meet The Moonlight' Will Appeal to Fans Old and New

Review: Jack Johnson's 'Meet The Moonlight' Will Appeal to Fans Old and New

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jun 24, 2022

The Hawaiian artist's first album in five years is an intimate collaboration with Blake Mills, exploring personal and social concerns.

Beyoncé Samples Robin S on Dancey New Single

Beyoncé Samples Robin S on Dancey New Single

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2022

Beyoncé's new single, "Break My Soul," from her forthcoming studio album "Renaissance," samples "Show Me Love," a Robin S hit from the '90s — and it's got Robin S "trending all over the place."

Boston Gay Men's Chorus Partners with Disney for History-Making Pride Concert

Boston Gay Men's Chorus Partners with Disney for History-Making Pride Concert

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2022

Audiences will certainly feel the love when the Boston Gay Men's Chorus makes Pride — and music — history, partnering with Disney in a first-of-its-kind concert June 25 and 26.

Lil Nas X Takes to Twitter with Hilarious Fake Promos for New Single

Lil Nas X Takes to Twitter with Hilarious Fake Promos for New Single

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2022

With trademark humor, openly gay hip hop artist Lil Nas X is touting his upcoming single with fake partnerships, including one with Grindr and another that offers a meeting with the "homophobic dog" meme.

Watch: 14 New Sapphic Pride Anthems We're Obsessed with

Watch: 14 New Sapphic Pride Anthems We're Obsessed with

By Andrea Marks Joseph | Jun 21, 2022

Need some songs to add to your Pride playlist? We've got you covered!

Listen: Sampling a '90s Gay Anthem, Beyoncé Returns with Brand New Single 'Break My Soul'

Listen: Sampling a '90s Gay Anthem, Beyoncé Returns with Brand New Single 'Break My Soul'

Jun 21, 2022

Beyoncé is back with brand new music and she's returning with a sample of one of the biggest gay anthems of the '90s.

Review: A Jubilant 'Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom' at the Hollywood Bowl

Review: A Jubilant 'Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom' at the Hollywood Bowl

By Kevin Taft | Jun 21, 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth has never been more jubilant than with the Hollywood Bowl's first-ever Juneteenth concert, featuring a plethora of Black artists old and new.  

Festival Founded by Dua Lipa's Father Returns to Kosovo

Festival Founded by Dua Lipa's Father Returns to Kosovo

Jun 21, 2022

Kosovo's central government and authorities in the capital joined forces on Monday to bring back home an international music festival founded by the father of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa.

Out Musician Describes How He Found his Way into the Big LGBTQ+ Tent

Out Musician Describes How He Found his Way into the Big LGBTQ+ Tent

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2022

Out singer-songwriter Mike Maimone describes in an essay how, once he started coming out, he found every reason to leave the closet behind and step into "the biggest, most colorful tent in the world."

Kesha Comes Out As 'Not Straight,' 'Not Gay' But 'Open to It All'

Kesha Comes Out As 'Not Straight,' 'Not Gay' But 'Open to It All'

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 17, 2022

In an Instagram post celebrating Pride Month, wrote "I'm not gay. I'm not straight." She's more.

Beyoncé Announces New Album 'Renaissance' to Drop July 29

Beyoncé Announces New Album 'Renaissance' to Drop July 29

By Jon Gambrell | Jun 17, 2022

Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date for her next studio album, with the 16-track "Renaissance" set to drop July 29.

NYC Guitar Concert by Hinckley, who Shot Reagan, is Canceled

NYC Guitar Concert by Hinckley, who Shot Reagan, is Canceled

By Karen Matthews | Jun 17, 2022

A planned concert by John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight.

Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 17, 2022

After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Beyoncé Announces New Album 'Renaissance' to Drop July 29

Beyoncé Announces New Album 'Renaissance' to Drop July 29

Jun 16, 2022

Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date for her next studio album, with the 16-track "Renaissance" set to drop July 29.

Watch: Harry Styles Has a Gay Awakening in First 'My Policeman' Trailer

Watch: Harry Styles Has a Gay Awakening in First 'My Policeman' Trailer

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 15, 2022

Harry Styles is on the edge of an emotional tsunami as a closeted 1950s policeman who is urged to let his desires "take hold" in the trailer for the Amazon film.

K-Pop Supergroup BTS Says it's Making Time for Solo Projects

K-Pop Supergroup BTS Says it's Making Time for Solo Projects

Jun 15, 2022

Global superstars BTS said they are taking time to focus on solo projects, but the company behind the groundbreaking K-pop group said they are not taking a hiatus.

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