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Puzzling Out Influence

By Sura Wood | Sunday Mar 26, 2017
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: A young art student encounters the work of an elder master, and his life and career are altered forever. But that is the actual real-life narrative that began in 1943.

'Blues is a Woman' Blends Music and Stories

By Sari Staver | Sunday Mar 26, 2017
A group of highly regarded Bay Area musicians is launching their new ensemble theatrical concert at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Thursday, March 30.

LGBT Seniors Settle in at 55 Laguna

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Mar 26, 2017
Despite anti-discrimination laws that prevented city leaders from restricting heterosexual seniors from applying to live in the building, 68 percent of the seniors who moved in identify as LGBT.

SF LGBT Senior Agency Welcomes New Leader

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Mar 26, 2017
The ceremony Thursday to dedicate the city's first housing designed specifically for LGBT seniors will also serve as a public debut for Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., the new leader of Openhouse.

Out There :: One Fraught Phone Call

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Mar 25, 2017
Out There was in the house last Friday night as renowned Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci (with pianist Donald Sulzen) performed Elle, the distraught character at the heart of Francis Poulenc's "La Voix humaine."

Meals on Wheels Braces for Cuts

By Cynthia Laird | Saturday Mar 25, 2017
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco is bracing for possible cuts now that President Donald Trump has released his proposed budget, but the chief executive officer stressed that clients should not panic.

Man on Life Support After Castro Bar Outburst

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Mar 25, 2017
A gay San Francisco man who had been acting violently at a Castro district bar is on life support, and the man's stepfather is attributing his condition to a sedative that he said first responders gave his son.

MA Students Take Part in Queer SF Travel Class

By Charlie Wagner | Saturday Mar 25, 2017
At first blush, spending spring break studying queer San Francisco might seem a bit too much navel-gazing even for the average LGBTQ San Franciscan. Think again!


By Erin Blackwell | Thursday Mar 23, 2017
This elegy for European consciousness is shot in black and white, with sudden subjective swings into color, notably when the missing man everyone holds in their hearts appears onscreen.


By Richard Dodds | Thursday Mar 23, 2017
Even at age 21, when the machinations that led to the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion began, Norma McCorvey had a gritty history that had little poster-child promise.This play tells some of her story.

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