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Hottest artists of the year
by Albert Rodriguez and Richard Kennedy - SGN A&E Writers

Commercial sales alone don't make you a hot artist; it's also the achievement of an artistic peak or an overnight phenomenon or that singer who managed to survive amidst strong competition. Here then are our choices for 2008's hottest artists in order of selection.

1) Coldplay
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Best albums/CDs of the year
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

2008 was an excellent year for music, which made choosing the top albums a more difficult task than I initially expected. But after listening and re-listening to stacks of CDs, these are my picks for the very best of the past 12 months in order of selection.

1) Fleet F
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Best live shows of the year
by Albert Rodriguez, Richard Kennedy, and Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writers

Albert Rodriguez's picks

This year I paid $40 for a cab ride from my hotel to the El Rey Theatre in LA to catch up with Matt Costa, puked in my neighbor's lawn after partying wildly with Switches, landed a front-row spot for Band o
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Color Purple triumphant
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

The Color Purple
Paramount Theatre
Through December 28


Triumphant! It's the only word to describe the performance of The Color Purple, the musical, which opened December 16 at the Paramount Theater. The show brings to life the next incarnatio
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Pursuing Patti LuPone - A theatre-lover's trip to NYC
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Despite the headlines screaming out "RECESSION!" I tempted fate and went to New York City. Airfares are dropping and package hotel deals can be found on almost any travel website. Lucky enough to have friends in Greenwich Village I made a phone call, figured out a budget, found
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Women's Chorus Concert a fun tour of Lesbian Seattle
by Marian Michener - SGN Contributing Writer The Seattle Women's Chorus concert at Meany opened with a medley of Christmas songs played by the Rainbow City Band. The band was crisp and energetic. The blend of their holiday concert with the Women's Chorus made a good combination. The chorus was well-tuned and resonant. Members of the band h more
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Exciting debuts from within the Seattle Symphony
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Winter Dreams
Benaroya Hall
December 12


Having seen several women conductors, both in the UK and the US, I have until now found each of them competent but un-exciting. The debut last week of Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Carolyn Kuan allows me t
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Worst music of the year
by Albert Rodriguez and Richard Kennedy - SGN A&E Writers

From the overhyped to the disappointing to the downright horrible, these are our collective picks for the year's worst music in random order.

Do You Know (album) - Jessica Simpson
Pop tart Jessica Simpson attempted to revive her wa
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Holiday shows at The Triple Door
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

The Triple Door has been featuring some great performances during the December holiday season. Satirist/composer/musician/radio host (and voice on The Simpsons), Harry Shearer and his wife, Welsh composer/singer/instrumentalist Judith Owen, presented their "Holiday Sing-A-Long" on Decem
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Poignant Doubt an exercise in faith
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Doubt
Opening december 19


Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is not a man who believes in convention. It is the winter of 1964, and he has come to St. Nicholas to help move the school into a new age of tolerance and learning, even if some, mo
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Shaky third act keeps Timecrimes a conundrum
Shaky third act keeps Timecrimes a conundrum by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Timecrimes
Opening december 19


H├ęctor (Karra Elejalde) is a happy man. Sitting on the lawn just outside his brand-new country home, he can't imagine a better environment for him and his wife Clara (C
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The Punisher better than sex
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

The Punisher: War Zone
Opening December 5


Sometimes, when sex isn't happening, I'll take violence as a substitute. Okay, I'm wired stranger than the average person, but hey, whatever blows your panties off, right? Right.

With those w
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Dina Martina returns with yuletide quirks
by Richard Kennedy - SGN A&E Writer

Dina Martina
ReBar
$20
Through December 31 - 8 PM


It's hard to believe that Dina Martina made her Seattle debut back in 1989. She was immediately heralded as brilliant, surreal and hysterically funny. Over the years, the musical chanteuse has beco
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Chat up connections in high places. They can easily become good friends who will help you along. If you can be clear and open about your ambitions without promoting yourself too aggressively, you'll have it made!

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): A fresh, new look at traditional methods and ideas will giv
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