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Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

By Jim Provenzano

Kent James, also known as the punk-influenced rock music frontman Nick Name, died at his home in Palm Springs on July 3, 2020. The gay singer-songwriter lived in San Francisco for a few years, and performed at local nightclubs.

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By Jim Provenzano | July 7, 2020

Missing SF Opera's summer performances? Tune in on Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm for a 90-minute free digital broadcast showcasing the many musicians, performers, and luminaries who would have shaped our summer season.

By Gregg Shapiro | July 7, 2020

When it comes to Iggy Pop's solo work, he has yet to top the two he released in 1977: 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life,' each one newly reissued in expanded, double disc, deluxe editions, both produced by David Bowie.


By Jim Provenzano | July 3, 2020

Disco icon Sylvester's 'Step II' album has been reissued, and a short online documentary tells the story of his fabulous yet too-brief career and life.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 30, 2020

Brittany Howard, Tom Goss, Jake Blount, Sarah Peacock and Maxx Mann offer diverse music with their own unique queer edge.


By Jim Provenzano | June 30, 2020

In one of the more creative stay-at-home projects, gay singer-songwriter Eric Himan offers a sweet tribute to the collective history of our "Local Gay Bookstore."

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 30, 2020

In his memoir 'A Tale of Two Tims: Big Ol' Baptist, Big Ol' Gay, Tim Seelig shares the story of his incredible life, from his roots among devout Southern Baptists, to his work with what is perhaps the most famous gay chorus in the world.


By Jim Provenzano | June 26, 2020

Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ community, held its third annual Stonewall Day, with pop star and presidents joining in.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 24, 2020

Baltimore native, out musician, activist, and even a bit of a mystic, Sonia Rutstein, better known to her fans and followers as SONiA of disappear fear, has a musical gift for everyone, her new 12-song CD compilation "Love Out Loud."


By Cornelius Washington | June 23, 2020

As the main creator of the Hi-NRG music genre, Patrick Cowley briefly thrived on the dance music charts with originality and ferocity. Cowley's posthumously published diaries document his short life in 1970s gay dance and music scene.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 23, 2020

Music from Marty Thomas, Kesha, Rachael Sage, Green Day, Shopping, Game Theory, The Third Mind and other musicians touch on colors of the rainbow.


By Jim Provenzano | June 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera announced the difficult decision to cancel its Fall 2020 Season due to the ongoing pandemic. Nearly 40 music productions and programs have been put on hold or cancelled, while online programming continues.

By Philip Campbell | June 16, 2020

Celebrations of Michael Tilson Thomas' farewell month as Music Director of the SF Symphony have transformed unavoidably. COVID-19 robbed the maestro of his triumphant final victory lap, but can't diminish the impact of his historic 25-year tenure.


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