Shit & Champagne … and Oasis

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Meet the man behind a show we can’t name on the radio: Shit & Champagne – A Whitesploitation Comedy with DanceD’Arcy Drollinger is an actor, dancer, playwright, director and choreographer of many shows, and wrote and stars in Shit & Champagne, now at San Francisco’s new bar and queer performance space, Oasis.

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Drollinger is a partner in the new club, which opened New Year’s Eve, and says its cabaret-style showroom and stage are “a dream come true” in this interview with Out in the Bay‘s Eric Jansen. You’ll also hear clips from S&C, and about D’Arcy’s life, career and Sexitude, his weekly dance class for all ages, genders, shapes and abilities. (Eric digs it, you can too!

Shit & Champagne – A Whitesploitation Comedy with Dance is on the boards Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm through February 14 at OASIS, 298 – 11th Street at Folsom, San Francisco. Go early for best seats and to see the pole dancers in action! Tix and info at SFoasis.com.

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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

The ‘Gay Mayor’ of Salt Lake City

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Troy Williams is known as “the gay mayor” of Salt Lake City. He is an award-winning broadcaster, host of KRCL’s “Radioactive” there. He has been at the forefront of the fight for marriage equality in a red state dominated by the Mormon church. He has news from that front, plus excerpts of his interview with feminist Kate Kelly, who made headlines June 23rd when she was ex-communicated by the Mormon church.  (Broadcast Thursday, July 17, 2014)
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An Archive Of Hope: Harvey Milk

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To commemorate Independence Day and the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in favor of marriage equality, we are honoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. of the gay rights movement, Harvey Milk. Marilyn’s 2013 talks with scholars James Black and Charles Morris, about their book, “An Archive Of Hope.” It’s a collection of Harvey’s speeches, columns, and campaign materials. Hear about Harvey’s passion for government by the people and his campaign motto: “You gotta give ’em hope.”  (Re-broadcast May 22, 2014; first aired October 13, 2013)

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