Dylan: The personal journey of a transgender man


LGBT Weekly talks to director Elizabeth Rohrbaugh about her latest film exploration of the transgender community For just under ten minutes, Dylan starts from the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue station and then walks to the shores of Coney Island before disrobing then plunging himself into the Atlantic waters, flopping around happily in his new skin. [...]

The soul of Motown comes to The Civic


LGBT Weekly talks to Allison Semmes who plays Motown icon Diana Ross The music and artists that were a part of Motown in the early ’60s changed the face of music and started an era of soul and dignity. Berry Gordy Jr. created Motown in 1959 and it was fully incorporated by April 14, 1960. [...]

San Diego Summertime … and the music is LIVE!


With so many wonderful venues in San Diego, it’s no surprise that the city attracts a high level of musical talent. This summer features a great selection of music, ranging from pop to rock and introducing new, up-and-coming artists along with veterans who have performed for decades. We’ve broken down some of the highlights by [...]

Sofia B: Using her music as a platform for promoting social change


What do Itzhak Perlman, Kenny G, Cher, Lady Gaga and Toni Braxton all have in common besides being famous musicians? They all suffer from a disability or debilitating disease, but that hasn’t stopped them. Many up-and-coming musicians share those same struggles but are not quite as well known as those just mentioned. One of those [...]

Meet The Lovebirds


As Lindsay White succinctly sums it up, “Our band’s mission goes further than our passion for music: we are also involved in mental health and LGBTQ advocacy. Our journey has included romance, breakups, breakdowns, divorce, hospitalization and everything in between – thank goodness for the healing power of music.” Just ahead of their U.S. tour [...]

Erich Bergen ‘Live’ hits Southern California

Erich Bergen | Photo: Robert Ashcroft

Chances are you’ve heard of actor and singer Erich Bergen, but if you haven’t yet, it won’t be long before you do. Bergen is close to becoming a household name, being seen weekly in the CBS drama Madam Secretary. Bergen plays Blake Moran, assistant to the secretary of state, played by Tea Leone. The show [...]

Frenchie Davis joins the San Diego Women’s Chorus for an exclusive performance in San Diego

“I want to live my life and create art that inspires people to be brave and courageous. To believe in themselves and never take no for an answer.” — Frenchie Davis There are a lot of people, and performers, who have looked in the face of adversity and said “Think what you wish, I’m going [...]

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella


LGBT Weekly talks to Andy Huntington Jones who plays Prince Topher in this classic show Believe it or not the story of Cinderella, now made immortal both on screen and on stage, got its start in 1634 when Giambattista Basile wrote the Italian folk tale. Since then it has been rewritten a few times usually [...]

Trevor Copenhaver: Setting his work before new eyes

Clad in paint-smeared T-shirt and jeans, Trevor Copenhaver is dancing with a large canvas; and by dancing I mean painting. The dance routine is simple: step up, brush brush, step back, pause. Step up, brush smudge, step back, pause. Copenhaver is working feverishly to complete 20 new works for an upcoming exhibition. Even though opening [...]

After a successful festival, ‘IndieFest’ makes City Heights home

LGBT Weekly talks to IndieFest cofounders Alicia Champion and Danielle LoPresti on the success of their move to City Heights “I have seen the transformative power of culture as a driving force for positive and social change, and I can attest to the singular effect San Diego IndieFest had on the early years of North [...]

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