“Blood” writer/actor opens up about his emotional play by Kevin M. Thomas

The Bay Area’s quadruple talent threat now adds playwrite to his resume. Some may remember him as the musical Charlie Brown. Others might recall his great work as director of the Bay Area premiere of the musical “9 to 5.” But now Eric Inman is back as writer (and co-star) in “Bound by Blood,” opening Saturday, Oct. 6 […] Click to read more »

“Smoke and Mirrors” exhibition by Jason Bryant combines the artist love of skateboarding and classic film

Jason Bryant is an artist who’s love for skateboarding merged with his love for classic film. His new exhibition, entitled, “Smoke and Mirrors” utilizes skateboard graphics with iconic imagery from classic stars like Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth. Underneath the surface of perfection tells another story that the artist wants to mirror to his audience. […] Click to read more »

Off-beat topics and multi-media productions highlight SF Fringe Festival By Kevin M. Thomas

The San Francisco Fringe Festival is about to get underway, with productions at several Union Square and Tenderloin venues from Sept. 5 – 16,  2012. You can buy tickets in advance, at the door or for greater savings, you can get Frequent Fringer passes. The festival, celebrating its 21st year in San Francisco, has a lot […] Click to read more »

Gay Lane Twins bring “Dollywood” film back to Hollywood and New York by Kevin M. Thomas

Gary and Larry Lane have brought their documentary “Hollywood to Dollywood” full circle. About a year ago, the twins began their journey showing the film at Los Angeles’ Outfest and now it will make its theatrical premiere in LA as well. The film started out as a road trip in which the Lane brothers concocted […] Click to read more »

Sexy Acts “Bare” A Lot More Talent Than Stripteases By Kevin M. Thomas

Strippers, singers, bands, acrobats and other bawdy acts will be bringing down the house at 8pm, Saturday, Aug. 4 at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco. We managed to squeeze out a few minutes of Diabla Productions team leaders Christine Jovan and Molly Gazay as they squeezed into their outfits during a rehearsal for […] Click to read more »

“Ghosts of Manhattan” is an interactive theatrical history of the city from 1512-2012 that opens Friday in Fort Tryon Park

“Ghosts of Manhattan” was conceived by Maija Garcia for her theatre company, Organic Magnetics, that takes it’s audience on an interactive moving journey in Fort Tryon Park. Audience members will learn about life in Manhattan that predated European colonization when it was home to the Lenape Indians, who called the island Mannahatta, or “land of many […] Click to read more »

“Bearcity 2″ may be about Bears, but it’s one of the best romantic comedies to come out in years By Steve V. Rodriguez

These days I usually ignore romantic comedy films, even though I was a fan of the genre back in the day. Remember films like “Seems Like Old Times” with Goldie Hawn, and “Love Actually” with that all star cast? Those were the days when the writing was not contrived and cliche, and the acting was […] Click to read more »

“Wildness” will lure you into the culmination of opposing worlds behind the doors of Silver Platter

Wu Tsang’s new documentary, “Wildness” introduces the audience to the bar and world of, Silver Platter, in the area known as MacArther Park, in Los Angeles. Under one roof we are introduced to the owners, the Latin transgendered  community and a performance based group who throw a weekly party  called, Wildness. Together these different worlds […] Click to read more »

“Searching For Sugar Man” is an extraordinary story about the artist you never heard of known as Rodriguez – UPDATE: NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARD!

True talent does finally rise to the surface in Malik Bendjelloul’s  extraordinary documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man”, which is now nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary!  Chances are you have never  heard of the late 60’s/early 70’s recording artist, Rodriguez, correct? Well that’s because his career was squashed by his label after only […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest Celebrates 30 Years With Progressive and Quirky Films by Kevin M.Thomas

A cavalcade of diversity brings fresh life to Outfest, Los Angeles’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary July 12-22, 2012. The festival has been a staple in LA for quite some time, offering progressive films along side pioneering productions for the GLBT community. This year, several of the standout films have already had successful […] Click to read more »