The New Face of Out Comedy: Janine Brito

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Wait ’til you hear her rant on Kate Middleton’s naked pictures. She’s out and sexual, a refreshing departure from Ellen.  Janine Brito made a name for herself in 2012-13 on the FX TV show, “Totally Biased,” starring San Francisco’s own W. Kamau (kuh-MOW) Bell.   Marilyn Pittman interviews her as part of SFSketchfest, the two week annual comedy event in the city.  Thursday, January 22nd at 7pm Pacific at 91.7fm, kalw.org.

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Managing Grief

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How do we cope with the death of a spouse or lover?  Is it different if you’re gay?   Bereavement experts say many minorities suffer “disenfranchised grief” – grief not fully recognized by society. On this week’s Out in the Bay, Eric Jansen and grief counselors Susan Casslan and Reagan Humber discuss these and other aspects of grief and loss.  (Originally broadcast March 27, 2014. Rebroadcast 7pm, January 1, 2015)

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Guests: Reagan Humber is bereavement coordinator for Gentiva Hospice of the East Bay and an Episcopal chaplain; Susan Casslan is a former psychiatric nurse who chairs the Grief and Consolation Ministry at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco and wrote a book about death and dying: Conversations with Richard Purcell: The Adventures and Reflections of a San Francisco Renegade Priest,* published in 2012.

Grief support groups: In San Francisco, Most Holy Redeemer hosts free, LGBT-friendly grief support drop-in groups on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30 pm in the parish library, 100 Diamond St. For more information, email gcm@mhr.org.  In the East Bay, Gentiva Hospice currently offers free grief support groups at Alameda Hospital, Alameda (last Wednesday of every month) and at Emeritus at Creekside Lodge, San Pablo (second Tuesday of every month). Both groups are from 4:00- 5:30 PM. For more information contact Reagan.humber@gentiva.com or call 925-737-0203.

*(Richard Purcell was an openly gay Franciscan priest who ran a homeless shelter for men with AIDS in San Francisco’s Mission District for 20 years. As Richard became ill and died from ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”), he was cared for by some of the same gay men whom he had helped earlier. )

Trannyshack Is Now Your Mother

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Moving on from “Trannyshack,” the legendary punk rock drag show in SoMa for 12 years, impresario Heklina is opening her new club in what used to be the hot corner of the gay male club scene in the ’70s and ’80s. It was called Oasis and came complete with swimming pool, showers, and towels back then.  She’s keeping that name and opening the new space on New Year’s Eve.  Look for lots of drag shows including her new one, “Mother,” on January 17th.  Heklina talks with Marilyn Pittman Thursday, December 25th at 7pm Pacific on kalw.org and 91.7fm.
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Funny Tuesdays with Ronn Vigh!

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Marilyn Pittman talks with comedian and producer Ronn Vigh about the state of gay comedy and his weekly show, “Funny Tuesdays,” at Harvey’s in the Castro. Are social media and political correctness stifling the kind of material comics can do?  Are the gays just too damn sensitive? Hear from Ronn on his 9 years producing the show and what he’s seen and heard. Plus he has MUNI jokes! (Aired Thursday, November 6, 2014)

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ANATOMY OF A LOVE SEEN

Making feature films with lesbians at the center isn’t an easy task, especially when you have to shoot it in 5 days! Hear about the actors, the improv, and the steamy love scenes as host Marilyn Pittman talks to writer-director Marina Rice Bader, Thursday, October 30th, 7pm, kalw.org and 91.7fm.  Then we archive it on this site!  See the film at Brava Theatre Center in San Francisco’s Mission District Saturday, November 1st, at 7pm. http://brava.org

Kitka sings Sophia Parnok, “Russia’s Sappho”

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Uncovering censored lesbian poetry from Russia’s Silver Age. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs “I will remember everything,” a world premiere of a cappella music that gives voice to poems by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.  Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” Out in the Bay‘s Eric Jansen and Nora Elmeligy stopped by Kitka’s rehearsal Monday night to capture some of the sumptuous music being prepared for the June 20-22 premiere, and to speak with Kitka director and singer Shira Cion and composer Eric Banks, who translated Parnok’s poems and set them to music, about their inspiration for this concert.  Broadcast: 7pm PDT Thursday, June 12, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM SF Bay Area. [photo: Myles Boisen]
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“I will remember everything” will be performed Friday June 20 and Sunday June 22 in San Francisco and Saturday June 21 in Oakland.
Details and ticket info at www.kitka.org. From Kitka’s website:
I will remember everything is a timely new  work that gives voice to the long-censored love poems of “Russia’s Sappho,” Sophia Parnok. Award-winning composer, conductor, translator, linguist, vocalist, and ethnomusicologist Eric Banks has set 28 of Parnok’s poems in sumptuous and intimate musical settings that create a chronological lyric biography of a courageous and fascinating woman who lived during extraordinarily oppressive times.

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