Sam Harris … just a ham at heart

If Sam Harris isn’t a household name at this point, he should be. How many people can say they participated in the first season of Star Search (the ‘80s version that sparked American Idol and The Voice), created and wrote an ‘80s sitcom, starred on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award and wrote [...]

Broadway smash ‘Jersey Boys’ comes to the San Diego Civic Theatre

At this point just about everyone knows about the Tony Award winning Broadway smash Jersey Boys. If you don’t, that’s OK because you will probably know the singing group it’s based on, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of [...]

Erika Jayne: How dance music’s queen of the charts rewards LGBT fans

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She’s back from a sweeping Asian tour. She’s an unapologetic diva with a strong LGBT following. She’s got a new video for her hit single, “You Make Me Wanna Dance” that’s burning up screens of all sizes just the way the audio track did on dance floors from New York to Hong Kong and Manila [...]

San Diego: Only here for the beer

“I like a good beer buzz early in the morning.” — Sheryl Crow I feel you, Sheryl. I occasionally enjoy a beer for breakfast, too. Because there’s a bagel in every bottle, or, if you prefer, a croissant in every can. So imagine my eagerness when the editor asked if I’d be interested in writing [...]

Tony Award winning ‘Kinky Boots’ premieres at San Diego Civic Theatre

What do you get when you combine Tony Award winning actor and writer Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy/Hairspray) with pop sensation Cyndi Lauper? The answer? Broadway history. Fierstein and Lauper joined forces back in 2006 with director Jerry Mitchell to create the Broadway musical smash hit Kinky Boots, based on the 2005 film of the [...]

A Regathering of Spirit

A Regathering of Spirit

This September, the literary community in San Diego will experience a historic first as two Native American authors perform special readings at the new Central Library, Sept. 13 from 6-8 p.m. This event will be especially meaningful for the LGBT community because the authors are also lesbian. Hosted by the San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary [...]

‘Once:’ A celebration of life and love through music

Once, the musical comes to town this month and brings with it a slew of awards. The show was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2012 and took home eight of those eleven nominations including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Actor. The show based on the 2006 film of the same name, is the [...]

Outside Lands: The world’s only gourmet music festival

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With San Diego Pride behind us, another huge festival approaches on the horizon in the historic venue that is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The seventh annual Outside Lands Festival, billed as the world’s only gourmet music festival will take place Aug. 8-10, and will welcome fans from across the country as they flock to [...]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — live at the Civic

When Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, neither one expected it to be the colossal hit it has turned into. It started out as a 15-minute piece in 1968, and then a concept album was recorded in 1969. Since then it has been on Broadway, in 1982, and [...]

The Dinah 2014 set to be biggest and best yet

This April more than 15,000 women from all over the world will descend on the town of Palm Springs, Calif., for the biggest lesbian event on the planet, The Dinah Shore Weekend slated for April 2 to April 6 (thedinah.com). The epic annual world-renowned weekend is a five-day affair packed with, not just non-stop activities, [...]

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