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    Elettrodomestico. “It literally means ‘appliance’ in Italian,” giggles Jane Wiedlin perched at her kitchen table with musical partner Pietro Straccia. “Jane loved the word itself – and at the end of the day,” Straccia admits, ‘We thought it would be funny to be in a band called The Appliances.” Jane is a ...
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    Native-born and raised in San Francisco, The Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy has enthralled Bay area audiences for years with her unique blend of opera pop and booze. With a career spanning… a very, very long time… Katya claims to have invented Popera, romanced William Shatner, and lived next to John Lennon at the ...
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    It’s refreshing to meet a pop star that is also a pop music fan.  Every bit of Betty Who loves music.  She loves writing it, performing it and absorbing it.  She’s bright, intelligent, energetic and wonderfully disarming.  There’s honesty in the way she communicates that is far beyond her 25 years.  However, ...
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    Thirty years ago this summer, a wise-beyond-his-years 14 year old visited Los Angeles for the first time.  From the sun to the ocean to the mountains to the Hollywood sign, everything about California seemed picture perfect.  I can still remember standing on Hollywood Boulevard and seeing her for the first time, looming ...
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    After first putting Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 opus Showgirls on the map as a cult classic in 1998 with a midnight screening at the Bridge Theatre, drag icon Peaches Christ has celebrated it every single year since. Her unforgettable pre-shows have transformed from scrappy no-budget midnight spectacles into lavish, ...

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Let It Go.

by David Helton in Letter from the Editor

It was a Tuesday. I remember that it was a Tuesday. I had spent all weekend working at my start up job as an office manager/marketing guru/bartender and even put in sixteen thankless hours on Monday. But on Tuesday I got home early – and by early, I mean 6pm. All I wanted to do was be alone ...
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BEBE Sweetbriar

The “The Drag Oprah”, BeBe Sweetbriar, brings you EVERYTHING in LGBTQ community News, Entertainment, Culture and Cuisine every Tuesday LIVE @ ...
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Blind Tasting: A Little Napa and a Sip of Sonoma

by David Helton in The Scoop

Every wine lover has a fantasy wine tour.  Many will spend weeks and months planning, even going so far as to call  on the exact day one month prior to your desired date, ...