Quentin Quick

‘Bright Star’ musical inspired by bluegrass and banjos

Folk artist Edie Brickell believes that “Bright Star” — the Tony-nominated, bluegrass-fueled…

Dhani Harrison took his time to go solo

Dhani Harrison, son of late Beatle George Harrison, has never shied away…

Nostalgia means little to veteran rocker Paul Weller

Paul Weller says there’s nothing momentous about releasing his 25th album, “A…

NeNe Leakes having fun talkin’ trash on ‘Girls Nite Out’

Since 2008, NeNe Leakes has earned laughs, roasting her fellow cast mates…

Jake Gyllenhaal finds laughs in ‘Stronger’s’ bomb survivor story

Like many Americans, Jake Gyllenhaal experienced a range of emotions upon seeing…

Taylor Mac shines light on unsung pop music makers

Nostalgia is a dirty word to award-winning playwright-actor Taylor Mac. After writing…

Al Gore stays positive seeking climate change solutions

Eleven years after Al Gore forecast the disastrous consequences of climate change…

Ethan Hawke compelled by ‘Maudie’s’ female director

Actor Ethan Hawke had a major revelation a couple years back: “It…

Alan Cumming comes to town for Frameline

Alan Cumming refuses to pigeon-hole his new film “After Louie” as an…

Meet T.J. Miller, standup comedian

Unlike his fat-headed, pot-smoking techpreneur character Erlich Bachman on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,”…

Jeff Goldblum, jazz pianist, plays SF Sketchfest

Woody Allen has played an instrumental role in Jeff Goldblum’s career: He…

3 Girls Theatre’s ‘Entanglement’ takes on the whole world

3Girls Theatre’s production of AJ Baker’s “Entanglement” onstage at Z Below opens…

Gwen Stefani turns dark moments into beautiful art

Gwen Stefani was at the end of her rope when her 13-year…

John Waters: Art film logo on ‘Multiple Maniacs’ most ‘shocking’

John Waters’ second feature “Multiple Maniacs” -- about depraved performance artists who…

Laura Albert heals, reflects on JT LeRoy legacy

In late 2005, when San Francisco’s Laura Albert was outed by New…

‘Low Hanging Fruit’ exposes lives of homeless women veterans

Bay Area-based playwright Robin Bradford says she’s never been homeless nor a…

Terry McMillan finds courage in making changes

Best-selling author Terry McMillan explains how she has built a career on…