heklina http://kalw.org en Music @ Menlo ~ South Pacific ~ Sex and the City: LIVE! http://kalw.org/post/music-menlo-south-pacific-sex-and-city-live <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance will be talking to pianist Gloria Chien</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about chamber music </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">festival <a href="https://www.musicatmenlo.org/">Music@Menlo</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which starts this weekend and runs </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">through August </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">9; &nbsp;Bay Area actress and director </span>Milissa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Carey discusses a new production of the Rodgers and </span>Hammerstein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> musical <a href="http://www.foothill.edu/theatre/pacific/"><em>South Pacific</em></a> at Foothill Music </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Los Altos, opening July 24; San Francisco drag queen </span>Heklina<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;shares details about </span><em><a href="http://www.theatermania.com/san-francisco-theater/shows/sex-and-the-city-live_197633/">Sex and the City: LIVE</a>!</em>,&nbsp;Featuring San Francisco’s Finest Drag Performers, which starts on July 24 at the Victoria Theatre&nbsp;in San Francisco; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to date on cultural events on the Peninsula. <strong>Open Air, broadcast live on Thursday July 17, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...</strong></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:23:38 +0000 Niels Swinkels 46667 at http://kalw.org Music @ Menlo ~ South Pacific ~ Sex and the City: LIVE! Tranny: Now The T-Word http://kalw.org/post/tranny-now-t-word <p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Did you know you're not supposed to say 'tranny' any more when referring to transexuals or transvestites? &nbsp;Bowing to pressure from transexual&nbsp;activists, the internationally known drag event</font><font>,&nbsp;</font></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:19:01 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 44762 at http://kalw.org Tranny: Now The T-Word A class for dancers with big dreams, and leg warmers http://kalw.org/post/class-dancers-big-dreams-and-leg-warmers-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Sunday mornings in the Castro neighborhood, there’s a place where rhythm reigns. Dancers pull out their leg warmers, spandex and fluorescent headbands for Sunday </span>Skool<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—and with the right accessories and a lot of attitude, dreams of being a backup dancer for a day come true.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thu, 08 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 David Boyer 36216 at http://kalw.org A class for dancers with big dreams, and leg warmers Meet the man behind drag producer extraordinaire Heklina http://kalw.org/post/meet-man-behind-drag-producer-extraordinaire-heklina <p>If behind every great man is a great woman, then&nbsp;behind every great drag queen is a fierce and fabulous man! On this week's Out in the Bay, meet Stefan Grygelko,&nbsp;who's known on stage as&nbsp;Heklina. Heklina is co-creator of San Francisco cult-hit live-on-stage drag versions of The Golden Girls, Sex &amp; The City and other classic TV sitcoms and the creator, producer and hostess of alternative drag show Trannyshack, now in its 17<sup>th</sup> year.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:49 +0000 Eric Jansen 22836 at http://kalw.org Meet the man behind drag producer extraordinaire Heklina Kitka ~ Golden Girls LIVE ~ Pal Joey ~ Murderous Little World http://kalw.org/post/kitka-golden-girls-live-pal-joey-murderous-little-world <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13.6px">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13.6px">This week on <EM>Open Air</EM>, KALW’s weekly magazine of arts and cultural events, host David Latulippe&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13.6px">talks with members of the women’s vocal ensemble Kitka; with Greg MacKellan, the artistic director of </SPAN><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 16px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:42:06 +0000 David Latulippe 19839 at http://kalw.org Kitka ~ Golden Girls LIVE ~ Pal Joey ~ Murderous Little World