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A riveting Ma Rainey: Viola Davis stars in marvelous music biopic

A riveting Ma Rainey: Viola Davis stars in marvelous music biopic

By David-Elijah Nahmod

The first few moments of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' are electrifying. It's 1927 in rural Georgia. Hundreds of people, all of them Black, are lined up at the entrance to a huge tent. Inside, Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is singing her heart out.

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By Jim Provenzano | January 14, 2021

Inaugurate your new year with arts, nightlife and community events online, or go outside to stroll/roll through a park. you deserve it.

By Jim Provenzano | January 14, 2021

The B.A.R. has been immortalized in films and TV series. But this is new; a poem about our famous 'No Obits' headline has been set to music.


By Jim Provenzano | January 7, 2021

Amid tumultuous terrifying times, find relief, get informed, or just amused for a while, with arts, nightlife and community events.

By Jim Provenzano | January 1, 2021

It's never too late to restart your new year. Here are some creative, sexy and more-than-queer calendars to mark 2021.


By Jim Provenzano | December 31, 2020

Enjoying the new year yet? While most online events carried over from the 'annus horribilis,' some new events in arts, nightlife and community should cheer you.

By Jim Provenzano | December 27, 2020

Award-winning gay comic artist Justin Hall's new works visualizing the roots of various LGBTQ historical moments mark the fourth and final artist in SF Art Commission's series of poster reproductions displayed on bus stops along downtown Market St.


By Mark William Norby | December 22, 2020

Take a break from whatever you're doing and immerse yourself in San Francisco history and the travels of James J. Siegel in The God of San Francisco. A revelatory and uplifting title for a city that has known many gods.

By | December 17, 2020

Jingle around the clock with online arts, nightlife and community events. Some are viewable day or night. What? Like you're going anywhere?


By | December 9, 2020

Have you hauled out the holly? That stuff's poisonous, you know. No matter how you celebrate Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah or Festivus, figure out how to celebrate safely with so many arts, nightlife and community events to choose from.

By Cynthia Laird | December 8, 2020

Matthew Goudeau, a gay man who led San Francisco's Grants for the Arts program, announced last month that left his position for a job outside city government.


By Jim Gladstone | December 1, 2020

Nah, humbug! Tune in to newly adapted radio versions of 'A Christmas Carol' produced by American Conservatory Theatre and San Francisco Mime Troupe.

By Gregg Shapiro | December 1, 2020

Queer poet, historian and educator Kim Roberts brings life to literary history in 'By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poets from the Early Days of the Nation's Capital.'


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