Frameline, LGBTQ Film Fest in SF Scripted Features: So Many Standouts

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev So many movies, so little time. In preparing for Frameline, the 42nd annual San Francisco LGBTQ film festival, I spent a lot of time watching documentaries and less time on narrative features. Hoping to catch up, this article showcases some narrative features I’ve seen plus highlights for those that likely […] Click to read more »

Leave Your Heart in SF and Stay Across the Bay on the Sunny Side of the Bay at Oakland’s Executive Inn & Suites

Everyone knows San Francisco is one expensive city to live in and to stay due to it’s scenic beauty and charm, high tech advancements, diversity, culture and history, but with BART, Lyft and Uber readily available, travelers can stay just east of the fabulous city for a fraction of the cost, plenty of space and […] Click to read more »

“Drag Becomes” Heklina Who Plays It “Straight” In Peaches Christ Production

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev   I think something happened to Heklina when she was on her Queens Overboard cruise with Peaches Christ.   She’s back – but she’ll be playing a man. Has this become a topsy-turvy world? Heklina is so popular and famous in drag that one would never think she’d take on […] Click to read more »

Showstopping Linda Eder Is Back – And Yet She Never Left

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev If you’ve been wondering where Linda Eder has been, you’d likely be surprised she hasn’t gone anywhere. But a lot of her “new” music actually isn’t new at all. Eder has taken more control of her career and sells her music – and art – on her own website, For […] Click to read more »

Tony-Nominated Married Stars Bring Their Love of Theatre to SF’s Feinstein’s

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev I just completed the worst interview with three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl and his Tony-nominated wife Orfeh, who bring their “Legally Bound” cabaret act to San Francisco Feinstein’s at the Nikko on Jan. 12 and 13. Don’t get me wrong. They weren’t boring and they had plenty to say. But after […] Click to read more »

This “Band’s Visit” is Definitely Worth a Trip

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev When I am reviewing a show, I try to go in blindly. I don’t want to know others’ opinions and even sometimes a lot about the story or cast.   It was hard to attend “The Band’s Visit” without having a bit of knowledge. Not only did I miss opening […] Click to read more »

A Star is Born in “A Christmas Story”

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev   A star is born. Not Barbra Streisand or Judy Garland. Or, even way back to Janet Gaynor.   “A Christmas Story: The Musical” is playing at the SF Playhouse and I caught it when the understudy took on the lead role of Ralphie.   Oftentimes, people think the understudy […] Click to read more »