The splendor of ‘PIPPIN’


San Diegans are in for a treat as two of the original cast members of the iconic show reunite Many direct-from-Broadway national tours come through San Diego every year at the San Diego Civic Theatre, home of Broadway San Diego. Last year we were the second city to host the Tony Award winning Cyndi Lauper […]

Melissa Etheridge brings her solo show to San Diego


Many summer concerts will come and go this year, just like they have in years past, and in years to come. It’s a summertime expectation that music venues here in San Diego and everywhere else will book some of rocks top headliners and selling their auditoriums out to excited and appreciative fans. Two years ago […]

BIG FREEDIA: The ‘undisputed ambassador’ of the energetic, New Orleans-based Bounce movement comes to Pride


If you take a metaphorical power saw to conventional hip-hop, inject it with a furious beat and a call-and-response patter, Bounce, one of the largest regional strains of the genre you may never heard of, starts taking shape. An early offshoot of Bronx-based hip-hop, Bounce arguably took off in 1991. According to Matt Miller, author […]

Return to Pride


A simple proclamation, “We Are Here”, is printed on a souvenir button from Phoenix, Arizona’s first march for gay and lesbian rights. The cherished button and official program have been collecting dust in a memorabilia filled cardboard box since June 27, 1981. I’ve kept them all these years because the event was transformative and life-changing. […]

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 […]

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