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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Melvin Van Peebles, the 'illegitimate uncle of blaxploitation'
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Wicked casts spell over the Emerald City at the Paramount
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Village Theatre premieres Chasing Nicolette
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Elephant's Graveyard shows the darkness of the soul
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August brought great jazz to Seattle
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Monterey Jazz Festival features elder statesmen of jazz
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Taking Woodstock given realistic Queer star
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COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Pink, Pet Shop Boys, and Seattle's own Pearl Jam
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Intiman stumbles with Magical Thinking - Ruby Bishop update
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Bumbershoot's top five performances
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Town hall rudeness and good times with my slave
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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Book Marks
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Melvin Van Peebles, the 'illegitimate uncle of blaxploitation'


by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus- Itchyfooted Mutha Northwest Film Forum Through September 14

Melvin Van Peebles is probably best known for his seminal film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, the 1971 story about a physically gifted black man who violently resists institutionalized racism. This
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Wicked casts spell over the Emerald City at the Paramount
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

Wicked
The Paramount Theatre
Through October 4


Last week, the smash hit musical Wicked flew back into the Emerald City and set up residence at the Paramount for a month. With the tagline "So much happened before Dorothy dropped in," the story explains
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Village Theatre premieres Chasing Nicolette
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Chasing Nicolette
September 16-October 25
Village Theatre, Issaquah
October 30-november 22
Everett Civic Auditorium


This is the story of a Christian count and a Muslim princess who fall in love. That's pretty bad news even today, but the story of
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Elephant's Graveyard shows the darkness of the soul
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Elephant's Graveyard
Balagan Theatre
Through September 26


Balagan Theatre's current production is Elephant's Graveyard by George Brant. The way it is staged (not knowing if this is a script device or a director's choice), there are two sides of the stage:
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August brought great jazz to Seattle
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

Larry Carlton's memorable playing and solos have been heard and enjoyed by anyone who has listened to Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Michael McDonald, or other musical icons. Carlton's tasteful, original and virtuosic contributions to hundreds of recordings have made him one of th
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Monterey Jazz Festival features elder statesmen of jazz
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival
September 18-20
Monterey, California


The Monterey area is such a beautiful and accessible place to be during an Indian summer, and the 52nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival is a perfect reason to visit this gorgeous stretch
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Taking Woodstock given realistic Queer star
by Gary M. Kramer - Special to the SGN

Taking Woodstock
Now Playing


Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's latest film, Taking Woodstock, is a warm, affectionate comedy based on the memoir by out writer Elliot Tiber (nee Teichberg). The film, written by James Schamus, stars comedian Demetri Martin as Tiber,
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COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Pink, Pet Shop Boys, and Seattle's own Pearl Jam
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

There's no shortage of great live shows in the month of September to choose from - in fact, the most difficult thing is narrowing down the dozens of possibilities to a single digit, so I've done it for you. Here are my top eight concert picks for the weeks ahead.

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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Misunderstandings with your partner will not be fixed by logical reiteration. Can you agree to disagree? Just listening and understanding can be enough. Be helpful and attentive. A romantic escape offers a nice diversion.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Snafus at work feed into tension contributing to wors
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Intiman stumbles with Magical Thinking - Ruby Bishop update
by Milton W. Hamlin - SGN A&E Writer

It seems to Bits&Bytes that all of the Emerald City's arts organizations are starting their fall season in the next 10 days, and that many of the groups with calendar seasons are winding up their programming. Read on:

INTIMAN STUMBLES WITH BROADWAY'S YEAR OF MAGICAL
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Bumbershoot's top five performances
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Despite the cool temps and sudden downpours, Bumbershoot 2009 drew large audiences to its mainstage performances and managed to keep the kiddies out late on the eve of the new school year. Historically, the three-day event on Labor Day weekend has featured a better overall lineup; there see
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Robert Rosencrantz's statement on Referendum 71

Personally and as public policy, I strongly support R-71.

Permanent, loving relationships are the cornerstone of a strong and durable society. We should actively encourage them. Whether they are between people of the same sex is irrelevant; America should be g
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Town hall rudeness and good times with my slave
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

I don't like boxes. I am human. Boxes make me feel confined and not able to be my true self. I don't like people who like boxes, because they're usually uninteresting and have little imagination. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. And, speaking of boxes and the people who like t
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ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Misunderstandings with your partner will not be fixed by logical reiteration. Can you agree to disagree? Just listening and understanding can be enough. Be helpful and attentive. A romantic escape offers a nice diversion.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Snafus at work feed into tension contributing to wors
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
Jackman sings for his suckers
Hugh Jackman has sung and danced on Broadway and on TV award shows, but soon he'll do it on the big screen. The Greatest Showman on Earth tells the story of legendary circus promoter P.T. Barnum, focusing on both his life in the spotlight and his infatuation with performer Jenny Lind, "the Swedish Nigh
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Book Marks
by Richard Labonte - SGN Contributing Writer

The Show That Smells
by Derek McCormack
(Akashic Books/Little House
on the Bowery, $15.95)

This 10th title in a sublime literary imprint, curated smartly by Dennis Cooper for Akashic, is a creepy gem that's both grotesquely horrific and terrifically
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Shortbus starts Seattle's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival with a bang, not a whimper -
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Misunderstandings with your partner will not be fixed by logical reiteration. Can you agree to disagree? Just listening and understanding can be enough. Be helpful and attentive. A romantic escape offers a nice diversion.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Snafus at work feed into tension contributing to wors
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