Music

LGBTQ Community Well-represented on Stage and Among the Winners at the Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City and several artists delivered powerful statements about sexual harassment, immigration, and the overall state of America. Throughout the night, the LGBTQ community was well-represented on stage and among the winners, writes Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media.(…)

Grammy-winning Jazz Quartet Performs at OCA

Saturday January 27 @ 7pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents: Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration. Sterling jazz quartet featuring Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist McCandless (Paul Winter Consort; Oregon) and guitarist Foley-Beining with Tom Shader on bass and Tom Hayashi, drums playing original compositions at OCA’s acoustic sweet spot. $18 Advance/$22 at the door. Cabaret seating. Fine Refreshments. Wheelchair Accessible.(…)

Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino Live at Occidental Center for the Arts

Saturday December 16 @ 8 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts. Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino ! Internationally renowned finger picking acoustic guitarist, composer and master teacher D’Agostino will present a dynamic 8 pm concert covering his original classical, folk, Irish, Italian, Brazilian, flamenco and jazz compositions as well as holiday music. Don’t miss this warm and(…)

The Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts: ‘Alleluia Anyway’ December Dates

December 2,3,8,9,10 .The Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts: ‘Alleluia Anyway’. Guest Music Conductor Sarah Saulsbury. OCC ushers in the holiday season with its unique blend of original compositions, old favorites, and contemporary and classical music from across the spectrum of genres and traditions.This year’s offering celebrates the necessary art of kindling light during the dark months of winter,(…)

SF Gay Men’s Chorus Launches Tour to Fight Bigotry and Discrimination

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC), whose mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism and compassion, will kick off its 40th season by embarking on the Lavender Pen Tour from Oct. 7-15. The tour will visit various cities and small towns in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee,(…)

Country Music Stars Speak Out Against Tennessee Legislation Targeting Transgender Students

Some of the biggest stars in the country music industry are uniting with pediatricians and child welfare advocates, civil rights organizations, the business community and supporters of equality to oppose legislation in Tennessee attacking transgender students in public schools and universities. Emmylou Harris, Chely Wright, Ty Herndon, Miley Cyrus, and Country Music Television are speaking(…)