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The Best Albums of 2022 (So Far)

The Best Albums of 2022 (So Far)

By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 8, 2022

2022 is slightly more than half over, and it's already been a hell of a year for new music.

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8, 2022

Hitmaker Christina Aguilera invited her LA Pride audience to say gay — and they did, as her rousing set included a montage raking the anti-LGBTQ+ Florida law.

Boston Lyric Opera's English-language 'Romeo and Juliet' Comes to the Common on August 11 and 13

Boston Lyric Opera's English-language 'Romeo and Juliet' Comes to the Common on August 11 and 13

Aug 8, 2022

A free, public opera adaptation of "Romeo & Juliet" on the historic Boston Common opens Boston Lyric Opera's 2022/23 Season with two performances August 11 and 13 at 8 PM.

Queer Country Star Brooke Eden Talks About Learning to Love Herself

Queer Country Star Brooke Eden Talks About Learning to Love Herself

By Kristin M. Hall | Aug 8, 2022

The soon-to-be-married country singer talked about her decision to publicly come out as queer, escaping toxic situations, and having a viral moment with country star Trisha Yearwood.

Fathom Events Sets 'Met: Live in HD' Season with 3 Premieres

Fathom Events Sets 'Met: Live in HD' Season with 3 Premieres

Aug 6, 2022

"The Met: Live in HD," the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 16th season on October 22 and will feature ten Saturday matinee performances broadcast from the Met stage to movie theaters.

Sam Smith Shares Their Journey to 'Queer Joy'

Sam Smith Shares Their Journey to 'Queer Joy'

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 5, 2022

With a new album release on the way, Sam Smith says they are learning to "step into the queer joy of it all."

Listen: Beyoncé Shares 'Break My Soul' Remixes, Including Rework from Trans Producer Honey Dijon

Listen: Beyoncé Shares 'Break My Soul' Remixes, Including Rework from Trans Producer Honey Dijon

Aug 5, 2022

"Renaissance" hasn't been out for a full week yet but Beyoncé is already sharing new versions of the album's single "Break My Soul," including one from trans producer and DJ Honey Dijon.

Review: Iconic '80s Band a-ha Rocks Hollywood Bowl

Review: Iconic '80s Band a-ha Rocks Hollywood Bowl

Aug 3, 2022

The Norwegian trio a-ha visited the Hollywood Bowl to perform with the LA Phil. It was a night to remember.

Gay Twitter Reacts to Beyoncé's New Album 'Renaissance'

Gay Twitter Reacts to Beyoncé's New Album 'Renaissance'

Aug 2, 2022

Beyoncé has finally released her 7th album "Renaissance" and Gay Twitter has some thoughts.

Queer & Local Faves at Outside Lands

Queer & Local Faves at Outside Lands

By Jim Gladstone | Aug 2, 2022

Whether you're a total music fan or just curious, some of the musicians performing at this year's Outside Lands three-day music festival this weekend bring their grooves with style and pizzazz. Here are a few queer and/or local favorites.

Twitter Claps Back at Diane Warren's 'Shade' of Beyoncé Song

Twitter Claps Back at Diane Warren's 'Shade' of Beyoncé Song

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2, 2022

Diane Warren sent out a skeptical tweet Beyoncé fans took as shading the superstar's new album, and clapbacks followed.

Out Recording Artist King Princess Reigns with New Summer Anthems

Out Recording Artist King Princess Reigns with New Summer Anthems

Aug 2, 2022

In King Princess' second album, there's something emotionally relatable for all her listeners. The album isn't just about love, it's about self-acceptance.

Review: The Weeknd's Intoxicating 'After Hours til Dawn Tour'

Review: The Weeknd's Intoxicating 'After Hours til Dawn Tour'

By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 1, 2022

Two years after The Weeknd postponed — and ultimately cancelled — his "After Hours Tour," he's finally out on the road with his stadium spectacular "After Hours til Dawn Tour."

Beyoncé to Remove Offensive Word from New Song

Beyoncé to Remove Offensive Word from New Song

Aug 1, 2022

Beyoncé is removing an offensive term for disabled people from a new song on her record "Renaissance," just weeks after rapper Lizzo also changed lyrics to remove the same word.

Kevin Aviance Thrilled Beyoncé Sampled His 1996 Dance Track

Kevin Aviance Thrilled Beyoncé Sampled His 1996 Dance Track

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 1, 2022

It was a total surprise — but also a thrill — that Beyoncé chose to sample a 1996 track by NYC drag performer Kevin Aviance, the artist told media outlets.

Madonna's Very Madonna Philosophy About Her Biopic

Madonna's Very Madonna Philosophy About Her Biopic

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 29, 2022

The Queen of Pop says she will direct her own biopic to keep her story away from misogynistic men.

As Selena Gomez Turns 30, a Look at Her Best Songs

As Selena Gomez Turns 30, a Look at Her Best Songs

By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 29, 2022

With her just having just turned 30, now seems like as good a time as any to celebrate the career of Selena Gomez.

Beyoncé Dedicates Her New Album to Late Gay Uncle

Beyoncé Dedicates Her New Album to Late Gay Uncle

Jul 29, 2022

Fans noticed Beyoncé is dedicating her new album "Renaissance," out Friday, to her late gay uncle, who died of HIV complications, after the singer's mother unboxed the physical album on Instagram.

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin Tackles The Nine

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin Tackles The Nine

By Timothy Pfaff | Jul 28, 2022

The release of the "Beethoven Symphonies," all nine of them, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, makes for new essential recordings of time-honored classics.

Review: Bollywood at the Bowl. A Night with A.R. Rahman

Review: Bollywood at the Bowl. A Night with A.R. Rahman

By Kevin Taft | Jul 28, 2022

"Bollywood at the Bowl. A Night with A.R. Rahman" was a completely delightful, rocking night of Rahman's greatest hits from Bollywood films.

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